Lynchburg authorities are investigating the unexplained death of a city man
whose wife remains hospitalized tonight.
Police responded to 728 Chickasaw Road around 8 this morning after a
neighbor called 9-1-1.
The neighbor had come to check on the elderly couple and found a note on the
door that said "help".
After entering the house, he found 87- year- old Edward Wright dead in his
Wright's 86- year- old wife Maureen was lying in the den, but still
Rescue workers transported her to Lynchburg General Hospital.
IN Q=At this time
((LT. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: AT THIS TIME MRS. WRIGHT IS STILL BEING
TREATED AT THE HOSPITAL. EXACTLY WHAT CAUSED THE INJURIES, THERE'S NO OBVIOUS
TRAUMA TO MR. WRIGHT'S BODY, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT FOR AN AUTOPSY AND
TOXICOLOGY TO FIND OUT WHAT THE CAUSE OF DEATH OF HIS WAS, AND SHE'S STILL
BEING TREATED AT THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT THE HOSPITAL.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Earl Burnette/Lynchburg Police; :00
OUT Q=at the hospital.
Burnette says an autopsy on Edward Wright will be performed Monday, but it
could take several weeks before the results of toxicology tests are available.
He would not comment on a possible cause of death.
An Ethiopian jetliner was hijacked, and then crashed today, killing at least
Relatives waited anxiously for information about survivors at the airport in
The plane reportedly crashed into the sea off the Coromo Islands after
running out of fuel.
45 people survived the crash, including the pilot and a crew members.
An air traffic controller says the the hijackers were from India, trying to
go to Australia... there's no word on what happened to them.
Two people are now known dead following the crash of an Air Force Reserve
plane off the Northern California coast.
The C-130 rescue plane crashed with 11 people on board last night.
IN Q=Coast guard C-130
((COL. RICK DAVIS/939TH RESCUE WING: COAST GUARD C-130S AND HELICOPTERS WERE
SCRAMBLED FROM A COUPLE OF LOCATIONS IN CALIFORNIA AND DISCOVERED THE WRECKAGE
AROUND NINE O'CLOCK. WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF NOTIFYING FAMILIES. ))
SUPER=01-Col. Rick Davis/939th Rescue Wing;
OUT Q=of notifying families.
The Air Force Reserve says only one person has been found alive.
He was pulled from the ocean last night.
The crew reported electrical difficulties, shutting down one of four of the
Officials say the plane was on a training mission from North Island
Naval Air Station near San Diego to its home base in Portland, Oregon.
An Amtrak train jumped the tracks while traveling from Washington DC to
Boston this morning.
At least 30 people were hurt when the train derailed in Northern New Jersey.
The train was going about 60 miles an hour when both locomotives and several
cars ran down an embankment, ending up in the mud.
It also sideswiped another Amtrak train, traveling to Charlotte... no one on
that train was hurt.
Because of the wreck, all Amtrak service between Washington and New York was
Police say a teenager from Riner was traveling 50 miles over the speed limit
when he wrecked his car in Christiansburg last night.
The 17- year- old driver was apparently going 75 in a 25 mile- per- hour-
zone on Clearview Drive.
He finally wrecked at the intersection of Wimmer Street.
It happened around 11:30.
The driver was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital where he was treated
Life Guard 10 transported the passenger, 18- year- old Wesley Jones of
Christiansburg to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
He remains in critical condition.
And coming up, Steve Mason will have a report from the Girls state
basketball championship in Bristol Miami and Syracuse win.
And Virginia Tech picks up a Big East win beating the Mountaineers of West
Virginia in Blacksburg.
Virginia Tech assured itself of at least a trip to the Gator Bowl this
afternoon beating the Mountaineers of West virginia 31 to 14.
IN Q="The Hokies...
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Virginia Tech vs West Virginia; :00
SUPER=01-Ken Oxendine/Scored Two Touchdowns; :38
SUPER=36-Virginia Tech/31/West Virginia/14/; :56
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; 1:05
OUT Q=.....do to win."
((The Hokies came into Lane Stadium Worsham field ready to take on the
After a Shane field goal early in the game, Tech would go to the air attack
as Jim Druckenmiller connects with Cornelius White on this 35 yard touchdown
pass to make it 10 to nothing Tech.
With 1:35 left in the first half, the Mountaineers went to their air show
as Chad Johnston hooks up with David Saunders on this one yard touchdown pass
West Virginia trailed by 3.
The Hokies would come out in the third quarter with their running game as
Ken Oxendine takes the handoff and goes 39 yards for the T-D Tech led 24 to
((KEN OXENDINE/SCORED TWO TOUCHDOWNS: ))
((But West Virginia would also crank up its running attack as Alvin Swoope gets
in the end zone on this 16 yard run to make it 24 to 14 Hokies.
Tech would get on the board one more time as Oxendine gets the one yard
touchdown run and the Hokies go on to win it 31 to 14.))
((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: ))
Second ranked Ohio State may be out of the national championship picture.
SUPER=03-Ann Arbor, MI/ABC SPORTS; :
Michigan coming from behind in the second half to beat the Buckeyes. The
big play was this Brian Griese 68 yard touchdown pass to Tai Streets.
For that and all of today's scores lets go to the boards.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0101-j/Virginia Tech#17/31//West Virginia/14////VMI/14/j/Appy.
SUPER=0101-/Hampton/22/j/Morgan State/23////South Carolina///Clemson///Night/;
SUPER=0101-/Wake Forest/22/j/N.C. State/37///j/Navy/36//Georgia Tech/26///;
SUPER=0101-/Arizona State#4///Arizona///Night//Penn State#7/32//Michigan
SUPER=0101-/Washington#12///Washington St.///Night/j/Kansas St.#14/35//Iowa
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
The Lord Botetourt girls baskertball teams motto before this season began
was continue the journey.
Today the Lady Cavaliers finished this years trip in an emotional 72 to 41
state championship win over Charlottesville.
Steve Mason has more on the twice as nice victory.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Sarah Hicks/14 of 15 From The Line; :
SUPER=01-Amy Wheat/Coach Wheat's Daughter; :
SUPER=01-Katrina Elliott/Lord Botetourt Guard; :
SUPER=33-Lord botetourt/72/Charlottesville/41/; :
SUPER=01-Sara Moore/Scored 13 Points; :
SUPER=01-David Wheat/Lord botetourt Coach;
OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."