Coming up on News at 6, police search for answers after the bodies of two
men are found in a Day Avenue apartment.
and three children are lucky to escape harm following a house fire today in
In sports, Mike Stevens will join us from Fort Lauterdale for a a report on
the Virginia Cavaliers who are just an hour and a half away from their carquest
Bowl date with Maimi,
and more NationsBank Holiday hoops on the way right here in sports.
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Police say murder-suicide is one of the possibilities that surrounds the
deaths of two men found this afternoon.
The bodies of two black men were pulled from an apartment building on Day
Avenue in Roanoke.
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Jay Moore is there with the latest.
((Rollcue: enter the apartment. ))
OUT Q=had rented the apartment.
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Three little girls put themselves at risk trying to save the mother of two
of them from a fire, but it turned out the mother wasn't even there.
The fire broke out on Southern Hills Drive in Roanoke around 11:45 this
The girls, ages four, seven and 11 ran to a neighbor's for help saying they
were unable to get into the mother's room.
The neighbor called 9-1-1.
((DIST. CHIEF PAT TAYLOR/ROANOKE FIRE DEPT.: WE RECEIVED A PHONE CALL ,
STRUCTURAL FIRE, POSSIBLE ENTRAPMENT. WHEN WE ARRIVED HEAVY FLAMES SHOWING FROM
THE FRONT PORTION OF THE HOUSE. ))
SUPER=01-Dist. Chief Pat Taylor/Roanoke Fire Dept.;
OUT Q=of the house.
One of the girls hurt her hand trying to get into her mother's room, and
firefighters spent an hour searching for the woman in the burning house.
When police took the children to get some food, they spotted the mother in
The woman said a neighbor was supposed to be watching the kids.
Officials believe the fire started as a result of clothes left on top of a
No one was SERIOUSLY injured.
The house and its contents were destroyed.
It was NO riot they say.
Virginia corrections officials released more details today on 90 minutes of
what they admit was chaos yesterday at Buckingham Correctional Center.
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The warden was stabbed in the neck, four inmates in a group of 20 storming a
control room were wounded by rifle bullets, and the prison library was
destroyed by fire.
IN Q=Let's put
((RON ANGELONE/VA. CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: LET'S PUT THE BLAME RIGHT WHERE THE
BLAME BELONGS. ON A BUNCH OF JUVENILE DELINQUENTS IN ADULT BODIES. SERVING
TIME IN PRISON, AND DON'T WANT TO SERVE THEIR TIME IN PRISON AND ARE FRUSTRATED
THAT THEY HAVE TO.))
SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Va. Corrections Director;
OUT Q=have to.
Corrections director Ron Angelone says he would consider a "riot" as a
IN Q=We're talking
((RON ANGELONE/VA. CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A SMALL GROUP OF
MAYBE A HUNDRED INMATES OUT OF 950 THAT WERE THERE YESTERDAY. THAT STARTED TO
DO ISOLATED INCIDENTS. AND OF COURSE THE MOST MAJOR ONE WAS WHEN THESE INMATES
RUSHED THAT GATE AND THEY GOT SHOT. THAT TOLD THE REST OF THE INMATES -- THIS
WASN'T ORGANIZED, THIS WASN'T PLANNED. THEY ALL LAID DOWN.))
OUT Q=laid down.
32- year old Dennis Keith Webb will be charged in the stabbing.
Buckingham is now on indefinite lockdown.
The prison just came off several weeks of lockdown after a corrections
source says an officer lied about being assaulted by an inmate.
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Still to come on News 7 at 6, a New Castle man is arrested and charged
with bank robbery,
and from Giles County, friends and family come to pay their last respects to
the crew of the Airborne Express plane that crashed this weekend.
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A tractor trailer accident in Roanoke County this morning left two people
trapped inside the truck's cab for more than an hour and a half.
The driver apparently ran off the interstate at the bridge that crosses
One person was transported to the hospital by lifeguard ten, but police say
neither had life threatening injuries.
Roanoke police have charged a 22 year old man in connection with a shooting
Thaddeus Lee Ross of Mountain View Terrace is charged with malicious
wounding, attempted robbery and use of a firearm.
A 22-year old man was shot in the hip in the 800 block of Hunt Avenue just
before 6:30 last night.
Police say Clarence Patterson was confronted by two men who asked him
"Where's the stuff?"
When Patterson denied he had anything, the two men pulled out guns and
At least one bullet hit Patterson.
Police spent close to an hour looking for shell casings and other evidence.
No official word on Patterson's condition, but police say his injury is NOT
N-T-S-B Officials have wrapped up their on-sight investigation into the
Giles County plane crash from earlier in the week.
But they were not alone this afternoon at East River Mountain.
They were joined by friends of the pilot of the Airborne Express flight.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SUPER=01-Carol Whitley/Pilot's Friend; :43
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Giles County
(( Investigators returned to the mountains of Giles County for the final
And while officials are still struggling over the reasons behind this deadly
crash, family and friends of the six victims are still struggling with the loss
of a loved one.
They're trying to focus on the good times that were shared.
IN Q=He was
((ROGER WHITLEY/PILOT'S FRIEND: HE WAS A GREAT GUY HE LIKED TO... HE WAS ALWAYS
JOKING AROUND, FUNNY AND EVERYTHING ELSE, AND HE HAD A BIG HEART. ))
OUT Q=big heart
Roger Whitley and his wife Carol were friends with Keith Leming... the pilot
of the ill- fated Airborne Express crash.
The Salem couple came to East River Mountain with a wreath and a bouquet of
They believe his memory will live on.
IN Q=We haven't
((CAROL WHITLEY/PILOT'S FRIEND: WE HAVEN'T SEEN KEITH IN A WHILE, BUT THE
MEMORIES WE HAVE ARE WONDERFUL MEMORIES. AND WE LOVE HIS PARENTS VERY MUCH AND
WE'RE DOING THIS FOR HIS FAMILY AND FOR HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN AND HIS SISTER...
AND LET HIM KNOW THAT HE WON'T BE FORGOTTEN AND WE LOVE HIM. ))
OUT Q=love him
The wreath and flowers were placed among the two acres of debris where the
D- C- 8 went down.
At this point, there are still many unanswered questions concerning the
crash... but investigators now say there is no evidence of an aircraft
They have also all but ruled out the weather as a PRIMARY factor.
STAND UP 11:56:30
The NTSB has made its last trip down this bone jarring mountain road, but
the work is far from over. They say it could take months before they know what
caused this devastating crash.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Giles County.
On Wall Street today, the stock market advanced into record territory.
The DOW rose 14 points to close for the week at 65-hundred-61.
NASDAQ lost three points to end the week at 12-hundred- 92.
A man from New Castle has been charged with robbing a bank in Harrisonburg.
37-year old Richard Donald Hawes is being held without bond at the
Rockingham County jail, for robbing a First Union bank last week.
After his picture from the bank surveillance camera appeared in the media,
police got a tip where Hawes might be.
Hawes is charged with bank robbery and illegal use of a firearm.
The Roanoke Valley has some new rooms with a view.
Workers are putting the finishing touches on the area's newest hotel.
IN Q=We're still cleaning rooms
((BETTY GRAY/HOTEL MANAGER: WE'RE STILL CLEANING ROOMS. WE'VE STILL GOT
CONTRACTORS COMING IN AND OUT. WE CLEAN. THEY GO BACK. WE CLEAN AGAIN. BUT IT'S
A LOT OF FUN. I MEAN YOU HAVE TO HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR.))
SUPER=01-Betty Gray/Hotel Manager;
OUT Q=a sense of humor.
The Comfort Suites at Ridgewood Farms will open for business on Monday
Today, contractors were installing equipment, while employees were spiffing
up the guest rooms and attending to dozens of last-minute details.
IN Q=You think you've
((BETTY GRAY/HOTEL MANAGER: YOU THINK YOU'VE GOT IT ALL PLANNED AND ALL OF THE
LAST- MINUTE THINGS GO WRONG. SOMETHING HASN'T COME IN OR YOU'RE WAITING ON A
SUBCONTRACTOR TO FINISH HIS JOB SO YOU CAN DO YOURS, BUT IT'S COMING TOGETHER.
IT'S REALLY BEGINNING TO LOOK NICE.))
OUT Q=beginning to look nice.
The hotel is located on a hilltop across route 419 from Columbia- Lewis Gale
It expects to serve guests who are visiting the medical facilities nearby.
But managers also expect that more of their guests will be corporate
clients, visiting the Roanoke Valley on business.
In just a minute, Mike Stevens will join us live from Fort Lauderdale
where the Virginia Cavaliers are getting ready for a Hurricane in the Carquest
and The Express talks about trying to beat the Richmond Renegades for the
third time this season tonight.
Day two of the NationsBank Holiday Hoops Classic tipped off over at the
Salem Civic Center today as Cave Spring, Northside, salem and William Byrd hit
n the hard wood in consolation games.
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In the days opener, Cave Spring battled Northside. The Knights big man,
Alex Phillips shows some of his touch with this fade away from the left side.
Northside, still looking for it's SUPER=33-Cave Spring/66/Northside/52;
first win of the season, came back. daryl Holmes drains the three pointer from
But Cave holds Northside winless. Ricky Dierker gets 2 of his team high 19
on the rebound, Cave Spring wins 66-52.
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Wilson lead all scorers with 28 points.
But Paul Bernard's troops could not stop Hershel Thomas. He scores 24 as
salem beats Byrd 65-56.
The Carquest Bowl kicks off tonight at Pro Player Stadium in a 7:30 kickoff.
The Virginia Cavaliers and the Miami Hurricanes meet for the first time
tonight and Mike Stevens is in Fort Lauderdale for a pregame report, MIke
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ROLL Q= ...So, we thought we'd see what these experts had to say about
tonights big game."
IN Q=first audio
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OUT Q=...The Bowl games"
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ROLL Q="By keying on Tiki"...
((EARL LITTLE/MIAMI CORNERBACK:))
((GEORGE WELSH/VIRGINIA HEAD COACH:))
((TIKI BARBER/VIRGINIA TAILBACK:))
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OUT Q=...open up for me"
MIKE ADD LIBS INTO VO-BITE WHICH WILL BE ROLLED FROM TRUCK.
Roll Q="big scare this morning"...
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During an intense full contact drill, All American Cornell Brown went down
with an ankle injury. He was helped off the field by trainer Eddie Farrell who
says it looked like it's nothing more than a moderate sprain.
((EDDIE FERRELL/VIRGINIA TECH TRAINER:))
SUPER=01-Eddie Ferrell/Virginia Tech Trainer; :00
OUT Q=...it will be"
MIKE TOSSES BACK TO STEVE
Tonight at the Round House, the 4th place Express plays East Division
Roanoke has beaten the Renegades in all 3 meetings this season, outscoring
Richmond 15 to 6.
((JEFF JABLONSKI/18 GOALS, 21 ASSISTS:))
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
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SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :14
OUT Q=...difficult for us"
it didn't take long for the Redskins to get defensive about their
disappointing 9 and 7 season. Today, Washington fired defensive coordinator Ron
Lynn. The Skins defense finished the year ranked 28th in the NFL. Lynn was
hired back in 1994 when coach Norv Turner brought him in.
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On new years day, West Virginia meets North Carolina in the Gator Bowl in
Jacksonville Florida. Don Nehlen's Mountaineers are battling a slight case of
the flu while they prepare for the Tarheels. The first meeting ever between the
two powers should be a defensive one.
((MACK BROWN/NORTH CAROLINA HEAD COACH:))
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OUT Q=...good ball game(DOUBLE OUT)
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Organizers of First Night are hoping you'll spend the beginning of 1997 in
They say the sixth annual alcohol-free party offers something for everyone.
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The party includes mask making and face painting for youngsters.
Carriage rides and fireworks at midnight are also staples of the New Year's
But this year organizers are targeting different age groups.
IN Q=WELL IF WE'RE
((WENDI SCHULTZ/FIRST NIGHT: WELL IF WE'RE DOING SOMETHING SPECIFICALLY FOR
ADULTS WHICH WILL BE THE REGENTS, A BIG BAND SOUND, WE'LL HAVE A CASINO AND
THAT KIND OF THING. WE THEN SHOULD HAVE SOMETHING FOR FAMILIES WITH VERY SMALL
CHILDREN TO BRING THEM OUT THEN CONVERSELY WE'D HAVE SOMETHING FOR TEENAGERS.))
SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/First Night;
OUT Q=something for teenagers
Over the years the party has grown from 35-hundred to 10 thousands guests.
All you need for admission is a First Night button.
Those are available at many different locations including Kroger, 7-11, NBC
Bank, Member One Credit Union, Your HomeTown Station and The Roanoke Times.
They cost seven dollars in advance for adults and three dollars for
children under 12.
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