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7Green


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Charges of animal cruelty and neglect are apparently nothing new for a Franklin County woman.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Saturday;


Franklin County authorities say last week they rescued about 100 dogs and cats from Green's home.
They say the house was covered with animal feces, and puppies were piled into plastic crates.
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In 19-95, Green was convicted of 12 misdemeanors in RADFORD, including harboring barking dogs, allowing dogs to run at large, and permitting animals to become unsanitary.
And in Montgomery County, Green is charged with obtaining an animal by false pretenses and threatening to set fire to a residence.
In ROCKBRIDGE County, Animal Control Officer Delbert Moore says Green still owes boarding fees for loose dogs which Moore picked up.

7Farmer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


In November a Danville police officer was wounded in the line of duty, yesterday he shared the courtroom with the man accused of shooting him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


31- year- old Dennis Haley told a judge he was executing a search warrant at a home on Moffett Street when he was shot.
The alleged shooter, Marlowe Andre Farmer, was arrested within minutes.
In court yesterday, Farmer's attorney tried to persuade the judge his client never intended to shoot Haley.
Farmer's nephew Roy Womack was also in the house. He testified both thought someone was trying to break in.
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((ROY WOMACK/DEFENSE WITNESS:THE GUNSHOTS JUST STARTED RINGING OUT, I SEE ANDRE GO BACK TO THE ROOM, AND GUNFIRE JUST STARTED RINGING OUT, IT KNOCKED THE WINDOWS, I MEAN THE MIRRORS, OFF THE WALLS, AND ALL THIS, AND I JUST, TELL THEM TO CALL THE POLICE, THAT'S MY GIRLFRIEND NAME THAT I'M ON THE PHONE, CALL THE POLICE, CALL THE POLICE, WE'RE BEING ROBBED, BY THAT TIME, I HEARD SOMEONE YELLING, POLICE, POLICE, POLICE, AND THAT'S WHEN I KICKED THE TABLE BACK BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT THEM TO SHOOT ME OR NOTHING AND I SPREAD MY HANDS OUT ON THE FLOOR. ))
SUPER=01-Roy Womack/Defense Witness; :00
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OUT Q=on the floor.
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VO-NAT


Farmer's fate now rests with a grand jury which will hear the case in March.
In the meantime, Farmer remains in jail, charged with attempted capital murder.
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7Plunkett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=NONE


The family of a man fatally shot last year by Roanoke Police officers has filed a one and a half million dollar lawsuit against the officers and the city.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 1996;


Thirty-five- year- old Edwin Plunkett was holding a loaded hunting rifle when officers shot and killed him in the doorway of his home on Cherryhill Circle in northwest Roanoke.
The City Prosecutor ruled the officers "reasonably believed their lives were in danger."
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The lawsuit states Plunkett's death "is only one incident in a pattern of violent misconduct perpetrated by the police department."

7scam-Singer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-107)
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Nashville awards ceremony was not music to the ears of one local singer.
Cynthia (Angel) Angell says instead of furthering her musical career-- she became the victim of a scam.
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SUPER=03-Salem;


Angell has been singing and writing songs all her life-- and thought she was aware of most of the pitfalls in the music business.
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((CYNTHIA ANGELL: I THOUGHT I NEW EVERY TRICK IN THE BOOK, AND MY HUSBAND -- HE'S USUALLY SHARP ABOUT STUFF LIKE THING BUT WE GOT PULLED IN. ))
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VO-NAT


Angell received award nominations from the Academy of Independent Recording Artists, but there was a catch.
She had to BUY tickets and pay membership dues to claim her award in Nashville.
Angell says that's NOT normal practice for nominees of other awards, such as the Grammy's.
She spent nearly one- thousand dollars attending the event and is now more cautious.
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7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast.
We are expecting highs in the mid 40s today under variable clouds.
It'll start to cool off considerably tonight. Look for temperatures in the low to mid 20s around the region. 7BIRTHDAYS !1/8/96

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SUPER=130-55/Carolyn Caldwell/Radford;



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55Green


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Charges of abuse and neglect against an animal breeder in Franklin County are apparently nothing new.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Saturday;


Franklin County authorities say last week they rescued about 100 dogs and cats from Valery Green's home.
They say the house was covered with animal feces, and puppies were piled into plastic crates.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=hold


In 19-95, Green was convicted of 12 misdemeanors in RADFORD, including harboring barking dogs, allowing dogs to run at large, and permitting animals to become unsanitary.
And in Montgomery County, Green is charged with obtaining an animal by false pretenses and threatening to set fire to a residence.
In ROCKBRIDGE County, an Animal Control Officer says Green still owes boarding fees for loose dogs he picked up.

55Plunkett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Roanoke family is suing the city police department for one and a half million dollars for a shooting that took the life of a family member.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 1996;


Thirty-five- year- old Edwin Plunkett was holding a loaded hunting rifle when officers shot and killed him in the doorway of his home on Cherryhill Circle in northwest Roanoke.
The City Prosecutor ruled the officers "reasonably believed their lives were in danger."
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The lawsuit states Plunkett's death "is only one incident in a pattern of violent misconduct perpetrated by the police department."

55Cranwell


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-100
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A public reprimand for a Roanoke Attorney.
Dean Cranwell was suspended from practicing law for four months last year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Now a subcommittee of the State Bar has reprimanded Cranwell for twice failing to file claims for clients within the statute of limitations.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


A "public reprimand" is far short of disbarment, revocation or suspension of a license, but it does create a disciplinary record against Cranwell. That means those complaints are now on file with the State Bar and are open to the public.

55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast.
We are expecting highs in the mid 40s today under variable clouds.
It'll start to cool off considerably tonight. Look for temperatures in the low to mid 20s around the region.
The extended forecast includes cloudy skies, with potential snow developing on Thursday Morning, and lingering through the afternoon. We could see more snow on Friday afternoon, as well.
Highs will be mainly in the low to middle thirties, with overnight lows dipping deep into the twenties. By the weekend, watch out for teens on the weather map. cutopen
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8Green


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


In Franklin County, new charges of animal abuse and neglect are apparently old news for a county animal breeder.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Saturday;


Franklin County authorities say last week they rescued about 100 dogs and cats from Valery Green's home.
They say the house was covered with animal feces, and puppies were piled into plastic crates.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=hold


In 19-95, Valery Green was convicted of 12 misdemeanors in RADFORD, including harboring barking dogs, allowing dogs to run at large, and permitting animals to become unsanitary.
And in Montgomery County, Green is charged with obtaining an animal by false pretenses and threatening to set fire to a residence.
In ROCKBRIDGE County, the Animal Control Officer says Green still owes boarding fees for loose dogs he picked up.

8Farmer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The man accused of shooting a Danville Police officer sat in the same courtroom as his alleged assailant yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


31- year- old Dennis Haley told a judge he was executing a search warrant at a home on Moffett Street when he was shot in late November.
The alleged shooter, Marlowe Andre Farmer, was arrested within minutes.
In court yesterday, Farmer's attorney tried to persuade the judge his client never intended to shoot Haley.
Farmer's nephew Roy Womack was also in the house. He testified both thought someone was trying to break in.
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IN Q=The gunshots

((ROY WOMACK/DEFENSE WITNESS:THE GUNSHOTS JUST STARTED RINGING OUT, I SEE ANDRE GO BACK TO THE ROOM, AND GUNFIRE JUST STARTED RINGING OUT, IT KNOCKED THE WINDOWS, I MEAN THE MIRRORS, OFF THE WALLS, AND ALL THIS, AND I JUST, TELL THEM TO CALL THE POLICE, THAT'S MY GIRLFRIEND NAME THAT I'M ON THE PHONE, CALL THE POLICE, CALL THE POLICE, WE'RE BEING ROBBED, BY THAT TIME, I HEARD SOMEONE YELLING, POLICE, POLICE, POLICE, AND THAT'S WHEN I KICKED THE TABLE BACK BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT THEM TO SHOOT ME OR NOTHING AND I SPREAD MY HANDS OUT ON THE FLOOR. ))
SUPER=01-Roy Womack/Defense Witness; :00
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=on the floor.
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VO-NAT


Farmer's fate now rests with a grand jury which will hear the case in March.
In the meantime, Farmer remains in jail, charged with attempted capital murder.
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8Plunkett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=NONE


Last March Roanoke police fatally shot an armed man at his home in northwest Roanoke.
Now his family is suing the police department for one and a half million dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 1996;


Thirty-five- year- old Edwin Plunkett was holding a loaded hunting rifle when officers shot him in the doorway of his home on Cherryhill Circle.
The City Prosecutor ruled the officers "reasonably believed their lives were in danger."
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The lawsuit states Plunkett's death "is only one incident in a pattern of violent misconduct perpetrated by the police department."

8Cranwell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-100
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Roanoke Attorney Dean Cranwell is in trouble again.
He was suspended from practicing law for four months last year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Now a subcommittee of the State Bar has reprimanded Cranwell for twice failing to file claims for clients within the statute of limitations.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


A "public reprimand" is far short of disbarment, revocation or suspension of a license, but it does create a disciplinary record against Cranwell. That means those complaints are now on file with the State Bar and are open to the public.

8WEATHER


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NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#NONE



SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Variable Clouds/Breezy and Cooler/42-46/Partly Cloudy/& Cold/22-26;



SUPER=#555; RESET


Turning now to the weather forecast.
We are expecting highs in the mid 40s today under variable clouds.
It'll start to cool off considerably tonight. Look for temperatures in the low to mid 20s around the region.
The extended forecast includes cloudy skies, with potential snow developing on Thursday Morning, and lingering through the afternoon. We could see more snow on Friday afternoon, as well.
Highs will be mainly in the low to middle thirties, with overnight lows weather map. dipping deep into the twenties. By the weekend, watch out for teens on the