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7Pulaski-Bodies


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TAPE# 96-89
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A possible murder-suicide in Pulaski County.
The bodies of Betty D. Burgess and her estranged husband Douglas, were found in front of their Alum Spring Road home Saturday night.
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Investigators say the couple had been separated for some time but Douglas Burgess was living in the house.
Neighbors say they heard shots ring out sometime around nine o'clock.
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((BARRY LANE: SO WE WENT OUT TO USE THE BATHROOM. ALL AT ONCE WE HEARD TWO SHOTS LIKE A HIGH POWERED RIFLE. LIKE 20 SECONDS LATER ANOTHER SHOT WENT UP.)) ((A.R. WEBB/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: RESPONDED TO HEARING GUN SHOTS IN THE AREA. WHEN THEY ARRIVED THEY FOUND TWO BODIES IN THE FRONT YARD, A MALE AND A FEMALE WITH APPARENT GUN SHOT WOUNDS.))
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Webb says both suffered gun shot wounds to the head.
Investigators say Douglas was found clutching a high powered revolver, but there is evidence that there was another handgun at the scene.
Deputies believe Betty Burgess may have suffered other gunshot wounds from a smaller caliber gun before the fatal wound.
The incident is still under investigation.
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7Day-Murder


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TAPE# 96-91
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Still no word on the identities of the two men found dead in Southwest Roanoke Friday.
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The badly decomposed bodies of two men were found in an apartment at 4-29 Day Avenue.
An autopsy conducted Saturday showed that both men had been shot once in the head by a gun of the same type found near one of the bodies.
A maintenance man found the bodies after residents complained of a foul odor in the building.
Police say the men had been dead for about a week.
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7Child-Abuse


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A charge of child abuse and neglect in Roanoke--
Police were called to a home on Berkeley Avenue Southwest Saturday night after four children home alone thought someone was breaking in.
When police went inside they found rotten food and feces on the floor along with garbage and moldy dishes.
Two girls ages 16 and six were home as well as two 23- month old boys.
The 39- year- old mother said she had dropped the father off for work and then went to a bar for a pool tournament.
Roanoke City Social Services has taken the children.

7Bowl-Stuff


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TAPE# 96-95
GRAPHIC=Tech/Nebraska


Roanoke Regional Airport was colored maroon and orange this weekend.
That's because thousand of Virginia Tech fans piled into chartered flights headed for Miami.
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The Hokies are taking on the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Orange Bowl tomorrow night.
The New Year's Eve contest is drawing many southwest Virginians to Florida and some are turning the trip into a family reunion.
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((CHICK WISMAN/TECH FAN: MY TWO SONS AND DAUGHTER ARE GRADUATES THERE AND MY OLDER SON IS COMING IN FROM COLORADO TO MEET US DOWN THERE.))
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But Tech is facing a tough oponent in in Miami.
Nebraska has won back to back national championships.
But these fans say they have divine guidance and no mountain is to high to climb when a good time is the goal.
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((MELBA WISMAN/TECH FAN: I'M LIKE SEMONES. HE SAYS WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST. HE STRENGTHENS US. HE THINKS I'M SILLY. BUT I THINK HE'S ON OUR SIDE AND IF HE'S NOT THAT'S ALL RIGHT AND BESIDES GEORGE WALSH PICKED US TO WIN.)) ((MICKY HATCHER/TECH FAN: WE'LL GO. WE'LL HAVE A GOOD TIME. IT'LL BE A FUN GAME. IT'S A BIG GAME FOR TECH. IF WE WIN IT'S GREAT. IF WE LOSE IT'S FINE. NO WORRIES ABOUT NEBRASKA? NO. WIN OR LOSE THE PAY'S THE SAME.))
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7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Expect more mild temperatures today-- highs will be in the low to mid 60s under partly sunny skies.
Tonight, we are expecting areas of light fog and possibly some light rain.
Lows will be in the mid to upper 40s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 12/31

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55Pulaski-Bodies


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TAPE# 96-89
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A Pulaski County husband and wife are found dead in what appears to be a murder suicide.
The bodies of Betty D. Burgess and her estranged husband, Douglas, were discovered in the front yard of their home.
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Investigators say the couple had been separated for some time but they continued to live together.
Neighbors say they heard shots ring out sometime around nine Saturday evening.
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SOT 12:20:10
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((BARRY LANE: SO WE WENT OUT TO USE THE BATHROOM. ALL AT ONCE WE HEARD TWO SHOTS LIKE A HIGH POWERED RIFLE. LIKE 20 SECONDS LATER ANOTHER SHOT WENT UP.)) ((A.R. WEBB/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: RESPONDED TO HEARING GUN SHOTS IN THE AREA. WHEN THEY ARRIVED THEY FOUND TWO BODIES IN THE FRONT YARD, A MALE AND A FEMALE WITH APPARENT GUN SHOT WOUNDS.))
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Webb says both suffered gun shot wounds to the head.
Investigators say Douglas was found clutching a high powered revolver, but there is evidence that there was another handgun at the scene.
Deputies believe Betty Burgess may have suffered other gunshot wounds from a smaller caliber gun before the fatal wound.
The incident is still under investigation.
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55Day-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-91
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Meantime, Roanoke authorities are also investigating a possible murder suicide.
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The badly decomposed bodies of two men were found in an apartment on Day Avenue.
An autopsy conducted Saturday showed that both men had been shot once in the head by a gun of the same type found near one of the bodies.
A maintenance man found the bodies after residents complained of a foul odor in the building.
Police say the men had been dead for about a week.
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55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Expect more mild temperatures today-- highs will be in the low to mid 60s under partly sunny skies.
Tonight, we are expecting areas of fog with some light rain.
Lows will be in the mid to upper 40s.
Tuesday, rain is likely with highs in the low 50s. Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with lows near 40.
New Years Day, mostly cloudy with highs in the low 50s. cutopen
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8Pulaski-Bodies


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TAPE# 96-89
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Pulaski County officials think a man fatally shot his wife over the weekend before taking his own life.
The bodies of Betty D. Burgess and her estranged husband, Douglas, were discovered in the front of yard of their home.
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Investigators say the couple had been separated for some time but Douglas Burgess was living in the house.
Neighbors say they heard shots ring out sometime around nine o'clock Saturday night.
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SOT 12:20:10
IN Q=SO WE WENT

((BARRY LANE: SO WE WENT OUT TO USE THE BATHROOM. ALL AT ONCE WE HEARD TWO SHOTS LIKE A HIGH POWERED RIFLE. LIKE 20 SECONDS LATER ANOTHER SHOT WENT UP.)) ((A.R. WEBB/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: RESPONDED TO HEARING GUN SHOTS IN THE AREA. WHEN THEY ARRIVED THEY FOUND TWO BODIES IN THE FRONT YARD, A MALE AND A FEMALE WITH APPARENT GUN SHOT WOUNDS.))
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Webb says both suffered gun shot wounds to the head.
Investigators say Douglas Burgess was found clutching a high powered revolver, but there is evidence that there was another handgun at the scene.
Deputies believe Betty Burgess may have suffered other gunshot wounds from a smaller caliber gun before the fatal wound.
The incident is still under investigation.
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8Day-Murder


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WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-91
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Meantime, Roanoke authorities haven't released the identities of two men whose badly decomposed bodies of were found in an apartment on Day Avenue.
An autopsy conducted Saturday showed that both men had been shot once in the head by a gun of the same type found near one of the bodies.
A maintenance man found the bodies after residents complained of a foul odor in the building.
Police say the men had been dead for about a week.
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8Child-Abuse


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A Roanoke couple has lost custody of their four children after they were found living in filthy conditions.
Police were called to the home on Berkeley Avenue Southwest Saturday night after the children reported someone was breaking in.
When police went inside they found rotten food and feces on the floor along with garbage and moldy dishes.
Two girls ages 16 and six were home alone as well as two 23- month old boys.
Roanoke City Social Services has taken the children.
The parents have been charged with abuse and neglect.

8Bowl-Stuff


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TAPE# 96-95
GRAPHIC=Tech/Nebraska


Thousands of Virginia Tech fans will ring in the new year in the Sunshine state.
They boarded planes yesterday bound for Miami and the Orange Bowl.
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The hokies are taking on the Cornhuskers in the Orange Bowl Tuesday night.
The New Year's Eve contest is drawing many southwest Virginians to Florida and some are turning the trip into a family reunion.
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((CHICK WISMAN/TECH FAN: MY TWO SONS AND DAUGHTER ARE GRADUATES THERE AND MY OLDER SON IS COMING IN FROM COLORADO TO MEET US DOWN THERE.))
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But Tech is facing a tough opponent.
Nebraska has won back to back national championships.
But these fans say they have divine guidance and no mountain is too high to climb when a good time is the goal.
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SOT 13:33:29
IN Q=I'M LIKE SEMONES

((MELBA WISMAN/TECH FAN: I'M LIKE SEMONES. HE SAYS WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST. HE STRENGTHENS US. HE THINKS I'M SILLY. BUT I THINK HE'S ON OUR SIDE AND IF HE'S NOT THAT'S ALL RIGHT AND BESIDES GEORGE WALSH PICKED US TO WIN.)) ((MICKY HATCHER/TECH FAN: WE'LL GO. WE'LL HAVE A GOOD TIME. IT'LL BE A FUN GAME. IT'S A BIG GAME FOR TECH. IF WE WIN IT'S GREAT. IF WE LOSE IT'S FINE. NO WORRIES ABOUT NEBRASKA? NO. WIN OR LOSE THE PAY'S THE SAME.))
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Virginia Tech is ranked tenth and is making a second straight bowl alliance appearance.

8WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Expect more mild temperatures today-- highs will be in the low to mid 60s under partly sunny skies.
Tonight, we are expecting areas of fog with some light rain.
Lows will be in the mid to upper 40s.
Tuesday, rain is likely with highs in the low 50s. Tuesday night, mostly New Years Day, mostly cloudy with highs in the low 50s. cloudy with lows near 40.