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7Chase


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Authorities were up late last night-- They were on the scene of an apparent murder-suicide in Pittslyvania County.
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It all started with a high speed chase last night from Danville into Pittsylvania County.
Authorities were trying to stop Wilbur Gilbert Scearce.
The 35- year- old was wanted for questioning surrounding the disappearance of his wife.
Sheriff's officials say the pursuit ended when Scearce pulled into his driveway.
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((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF:AS SOON AS HE GOT TO THE, THE HOUSE, HE GOT OUT OF HIS CAR, AND OF COURSE, WE WERE THERE, VERY CLOSE BEHIND HIM AND HE GOT OUT INTO THE YARD AND THAT'S WHERE THE NEGOTIATIONS STARTED, AT THE TIME, TO TRY AND TALK HIM OUT OF THE WEAPON HE HAD IN HIS HAND. ))
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Authorities say Scearce took his own life this morning after four hours of negotiations with police and a minister.
Scearce's 33- year- old wife, Tammy Agnor Scearce, was discovered in the trunk of Scearce's car.
Authorities are not sure how she died.
Both bodies have been sent to Roanoke for autopsies.
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7R'Bridge-AX


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And an accident in Rockbridge County involving a tractor trailer leaves one man in serious condition.
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It happened at the end of the off ramp at exit 1-95 in Timberidge last night.
State Police say the tractor trailer driver was attempting to turn onto Route 11 when the man in the pickup truck drove UNDERNEATH the trailer.
The driver of the pickup had to be cut out of the truck and flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
No word yet on his identity.
The driver of the tractor trailer did not suffer any injuries.
Traffic was blocked in both lanes of Route 11 for several hours.
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7POLITICAL-AN


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TAPE# 96-77
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In the final full week of campaigning President Clinton campaigns in the midwest while his challenger, Bob Dole continues an agressive blitz of California.
And though Virginians traditionally vote Republican, political analyst Ray Garland says it would not be surprising if President Clinton won the state on November fifth.
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((RAY GARLAND/POLITICAL ANALYST: WHENEVER THINGS ARE GOING WELL FOR AN INCUMBENT PRESIDENT IT TENDS TO CARRY ACROSS THE BOARD. I MEAN YOU CAN TRACE IT BACK TO ROOSEVELT IN 1936, EISENHOWER IN '56 AND NIXON IN '72 AND REAGAN IN '84. THEY JUST CARRY EVERYTHING WHEN PEOPLE ARE SATISFIED THAT THINGS ARE ABOUT AS WELL AS THEIR GOING TO GET. THE PRESIDENT BECOMES SORT OF A NATIONAL RABBIT'S FOOT AND PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO CHANGE THE PRESIDENT.))
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Garland says the run for the presidency will be a three way race until the end.
He says Ross Perot's poll numbers have increased since September, due largely to television advertising.
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((IT SHOWS THAT A GUY WHO HAS NO TELEVISION COMMERCIALS WAS DOWN AT TWO OR THREE PERCENT IN THE POLLS AND HE DUMPS 30 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE TELEVISION COMMERCIALS AND HE DOUBLES HIS NUMBERS BUT WHAT VERY FEW PEOPLE REALIZE IS, THAT IS PUBLIC MONEY. THAT'S YOUR MONEY AND MY MONEY THAT THIS BILLIONAIRE IS SPENDING ON THIS EGO-MANIACAL VENTURE OF HIS.))
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Ross Perot is making a campaign stop of his own in the Commonwealth.
The Reform Party candidate will be in Blacksburg this afternoon.

7Police-Scam


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Someone is inpersonating Police in the New River Valley.
The con man has been calling people on the phone, pretending to be a state trooper raising money.
He tells them he needs to come to their homes to pick up the cash.
So far, it appears at least five people have fallen victim to the scam.
State Police say if anyone gets a call from someone with this particular pitch, to get in touch with them.

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55Standoff


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In Pittsylvania, a lengthy police standoff ended early this morning in an apparent murder- suicide.
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It all began around 8-30 last night with a high speed chase from Danville into Pittsylvania County.
Authorities were pursuing 35- year- old Wilbur Gilbert Scearce (Scarce) concerning the whereabouts of his wife.
Scearce apparently ended the chase by pulling into his driveway.
Authorities say when he got out of the car Scearce pointed a revolver at his head.
Shortly after 1 this morning, and after four hours of negotiations, sheriff's officials say Scearce took his own life.
The body of his wife, 33- year- old Tammy Agnor Scearce was discovered in the trunk.
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((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF:ANYTIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS WE WONDER IF SOMETHING ELSE, YOU COULD DO, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING ELSE TO BE SAID, UNFORTUNATELY IT DIDN'T HAPPEN, LIKE I SAID, WE HAD A TRAINED NEGOTIATOR TALKING TO HIM WHO WAS IN OUR DEPARTMENT, WE ALSO HAD HIS MINISTER TALKING TO HIM, BY PHONE. ))
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Authorities had been searching for Scearce since Sunday afternoon when deputies found evidence of foul play.
Both bodies have been sent to Roanoke for autopsies.
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55Tractor-Ax


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A Campbell County man died over the weekend when his farm tractor collided with a pick up truck.
Police say 72- year- old Hubert Dudley Dun was driving his tractor down route 4-60 near the Campbell-Appomattox County line.
Dun apparently pulled out in front of the truck and the two vehicles collided.
The tractor rolled on top of Dun.

55Franklin-Fatal


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And in Rocky Mount, a teenager died yesterday morning after wrecking her car Saturday night.
17- year- old Beth Suzanne Dean was driving on Route 6-35 in Franklin County when she skidded off a curve and struck a tree.

55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Expect partly cloudy skies today. We may see some scattered showers, with temperatures in the upper 70s.
Tonight, lows will drop into the upper 40s.
Tuesday will be partly sunny with temperatures in the 60s. There's a chance of showers Wednesday and Thursday... with partly cloudy skies on Friday. Afternoon highs will be in the 60s and 70s. By the Friday, the nights get a bit colder with lows in the mid 30s. Open
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8Chase


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Pittsylvania County authorities investigate what appears to be a murder- suicide.
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It all started around 8-30 last night with a high speed chase from Danville into Pittsylvania County.
Authorities were trying to stop Wilbur Gilbert Scearce (Scarce).
The 35- year- old was wanted for questioning surrounding the disappearance of his wife.
Sheriff's officials say the pursuit ended when Scearce pulled into his driveway.
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((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF:AS SOON AS HE GOT TO THE, THE HOUSE, HE GOT OUT OF HIS CAR, AND OF COURSE, WE WERE THERE, VERY CLOSE BEHIND HIM AND HE GOT OUT INTO THE YARD AND THAT'S WHERE THE NEGOTIATIONS STARTED, AT THE TIME, TO TRY AND TALK HIM OUT OF THE WEAPON HE HAD IN HIS HAND. ))
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Authorities say Scearce took his own life after 1 A-M this morning, after four hours of negotiations with police and a minister.
Scearce's 33- year- old wife, Tammy Agnor Scearce, was discovered in the trunk of Scearce's car.
Authorities are not sure how she died.
Both bodies have been sent to Roanoke for autopsies.
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8Apple-Crop


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If you like apples there's a good chance you'll be paying a higher price for them in the coming months.
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A late spring freeze, excessive rain and Hurricane Fran all helped cause Virginia's apple crop to drop about 25 percent from last year's levels.
The state's apple growers this fall will produce about 100 million pounds less than last year's harvest.
The extent of weather damage ranges widely, depending on location and elevation.
Virginia is the sixth-largest apple-producing state.
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8WILD-HORSES


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The Wild West has come to Alleghany County.
Denise Allen explains.
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((SHE'S A PRETTY GIRL. SHE'S A PRETTY GIRL.))
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Owning Trisket and Alley is something Tim Broce has always wanted.
Broce bought the mustangs at a wild horse auction in Lexington.
That was seven months ago--seven months of learning lessons for Broce.
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((TIM BROCE/MUSTANG OWNER: IF SOMEBODY HASN'T FOOLED AROUND WITH BIG ANIMALS OR HORSES I WOULD NOT SUGGEST A WILD MUSTANG. THEY HAVE A LOT OF POWER AND ENERGY AND THEY'RE THINKING ON A WHOLE DIFFERENT PLANE THAN DOMESTIC HORSES.))
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Trisket and Alley roamed the ranges of Nevada before making this Alleghany farm their home.
But their temperaments are as different as night and day.
Broce says Trisket is gentle and accepted human contact soon after the adoption.
And while Trisket isn't fully trained Broce can ride the gelding on a limited basis.
Alley on the other hand is a bit on the wild side.
Broce says getting close to the mare has taken a lot of patience.
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((BUT SHE PROGRESSES RAPIDLY. SHE'S SMART. WE DIDN'T EVEN START WORKING WITH HER UNTIL SEPTEMBER.))
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Many horses like Trisket and Alley still roam the west and are starving.
So the Bureau of Land Management holds several adoptions a year to help control the population of these herds.
Each horse is sold for 125 dollars.
Broce say the purchase is more than an investment.
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((THEY'VE BEEN A LOT OF FUN. IT'S A BIG CHALLENGE. IT'S A DREAM REALIZED.))
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Broce says buying the horses was just the beginning.
Turning these mustangs into good riding horses is living the dream.
Denise Allen News 7.))

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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Expect partly cloudy skies today. We may see some scattered showers, with temperatures in the upper 70s.
Tonight, lows will drop into the upper 40s.
Tuesday will be partly sunny with temperatures in the 60s. There's a chance of showers Wednesday and Thursday... with partly cloudy skies on Friday. bit colder with lows in the mid 30s. Afternoon highs will be in the 60s and 70s. By the Friday, the nights get a