A Henry County Sheriff's deputy fatally shoots a man, reportedly in self
And two children are killed in a house fire in Carroll County.
Mild weather continues, but showers are on the way for tomorrow. I'll have
all the details, plus your daily look at sports.
Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.
Authorities have released the identity of the man shot and killed last night
by a Henry County Sheriff's Deputy.
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Night;
The incident happened shortly after ten o'clock behind Clarence's Steak
House on Route 220- in Ridgeway.
It all began when deputies attempted to question David Roy Craighead in the
restaurant parking lot.
Sheriff's officials say when deputies approached Craighead behind the
building he threatened them with a tire tool.
Authorities say that's when one of the deputies sprayed Craighead with
Sheriff Frank Cassell says the spray apparently did not faze Craighead who
continued to move toward the officers in a threatening manner.
IN Q=I heard
((DAVID SNOW:I HEARD FOUR SHOTS AND THAT'S ABOUT IT, I CAME INSIDE AFTER THAT
AND WE LOCKED THE DOOR.
FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF:IF YOU'VE GOT SOMEONE COMING AT YOU WITH A
WEAPON AND YOU HAVE ANY REASON TO FIRE YOUR WEAPON OR FEEL THAT YOUR LIFE IS IN
DANGER CERTAINLY WANT TO PUT HIM DOWN, SO IT'S NOT AT ALL UNUSUAL THAT MORE
THAN ONE SHOT WAS FIRED. ))
SUPER=07-David Snow; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff; :10
OUT Q=was fired.
Corporal Jay Engstrom is the Sheriff's Deputy who fired the weapon.
Sheriff Cassell says he's been placed on administrative leave with pay while
state police conduct an investigation.
Two children are dead after an early morning fire in the Piper's Gap area of
Four children and their father were in the house when the fire broke out.
Carroll County fire officials say Edward Spears woke up and tried to alert
his children when he smelled smoke, but only two of them were able to escape.
The father suffered second and third degree burns.
The mother was at work.
It looks like neither Norfolk Southern nor C-S-X will get total control of
Conrail, if the federal government has its way.
The agency that regulates railroads would like to see Conrail evenly split
between Norfolk Southern and its rival C-S-X.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Len/Newsroom
Len Besthoff is in the newsroom to bring us up to speed on this latest
Melanie in an interview with The Washington Post, the head of the Surface
Transportation Board said it's prepared to impose a plan that would split
control of the east equally between Norfolk Southern and C-S-X, the two
Virginia railroads jockeying for control of Conrail.
But Linda Morgan says the board would prefer that the railroads settle the
whole thing by themselves.
The companies have fought bitterly to a stalemate over Conrail, a railroad
that has a monopoly over highly coveted routes in the northeastern U-S.
The S-T-B will have to sort it all out, if the railroads cannot negotiate a
Of course folks in our area have been watching this battle closely, double
since N-S employs roughly 35- hundred people in the area.
(questions: SO IF THE GOVERNMENT DOES STEP IN, WHAT WOULD IT DO?
double boxes Melanie/Len
HAS THE GOVERNMENT HANDLED ANY CASES SIMILAR TO THIS ONE BEFORE? )
Layoffs at the Salem General Electric plant became official yesterday.
187 positions are being put on hold.
167 employees received pink slips, and 20 people volunteered to be laid off
The cutback was expected, following a two week production shutdown.
Without the shutdown, management says layoff totals would have been closer
G-E's employee union says many of those laid off may be called back as soon
After a day of speeches, parades and parties it's back to business for
President Clinton as he works on a strategy to balance the budget.
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The first couple returned to the White House shortly before two A-M after
racing through a record 15 inaugural balls.
They spent less than ten minutes at each ball, thanking supporters-- and
dancing a few bars.
Bill Clinton is the first Democrat to take a second Presidential oath of
office since Franklin Roosevelt.
MANY PEOPLE ASK ME WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE INAUGURATED THE SECOND TIME..
IT'S BETTER THE SECOND TIME AROUND.))
OUT Q=time around.
President Clinton is meeting with his top economic advisers at the White
Aides say he will promise a credible budget, to be submitted to Congress next
Meantime, on Capitol Hill the stage is set for Congress to punish one of its
most powerful leaders for ethics violations.
The House will vote on an ethics committee recommendation of a reprimand and
a financial penalty of 300-thousand dollars.
Gingrich admitted ethical wrongdoing in connection with a college course and
T-V project financed by tax exempt groups.
Some possible leads in the Ennis Cosby murder investigation.
Los Angeles police may have found two more witnesses.
Jerry Bowen reports.
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SUPER=01-Jerry Bowen/Reporting; :33 (No SU)
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES POLICE PICKED UP TWO WHITE MEN YESTERDAY AT
A SHOPPING CENTER IN TORRANCE, 30 MILES SOUTH OF LOS ANGELES -- FOR
QUESTIONING AS,QUOTE, "POTENTIAL WITNESSES" IN THE ENNIS COSBY KILLING.
ACCORDING TO AN ONLOOKER, ONE OF THE MEN MATCHES THIS COMPOSITE SKETCH
OF A MAN WITH A MUSTACHE AND GOATEE POLICE SAY WAS SEEN IN A BLUE
HATCHBACK CAR NEAR THE MURDER SCENE.
AND CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED POLICE ARE EXAMINING THE MEN'S CAR AT THIS IMPOUND
--AND IT IS A BLUE VOLKSWAGEN HATCHBACK WITH CANADIAN PLATES.
CBS NEWS HAS BEEN TOLD THE LICENSE MATCHES THE CAR SEEN NEAR THE
THE SECOND OF THE TWO MEN QUESTIONED BY POLICE WAS DESCRIBED ONLY AS A
TALLER WHITE MAN WITH A PONY TAIL. POLICE SAY THE PAIR IS NOT UNDER
STATEMENT REGARDING THESE DEVELOPMENTS WILL BE RELEASED THIS MORNING.
NARR: ALSO LAST NIGHT...BILL COSBY INSISTED HIS CBS SHOW SHOULD GO
ON AS SCHEDULED...AND IT DID, WITH SOME CHANGES. THE PLANNED
EPISODE THAT DEALT WITH CRIME WAS REPLACED BY ONE ABOUT
BASKETBALL. AND THE PROGRAM ENDED WITH TRIBUTES...TO
COSBY'S MENTOR, TELEVISION PRODUCER SHELDON LEONARD,
WHO DIED EARLIER THIS MONTH. AND TO COSBY'S SON
ENNIS...THE SON COSBY CALLED HIS HERO.
NARR: AND IN A REVERSE OF THE TABLOID WARS, BOTH THE GLOBE
AND NATIONAL ENQUIRER HAVE ACCEPTED A CHALLENGE FROM
BILL COSBY TO HELP SOLVE, RATHER THAN EXPLOIT THE DEATH
OF HIS SON. THE INQUIRER ANNOUNCED IT WOULD OFFER 100-
THOUSAND DOLLARS...THE GLOBE ONE-UPPED THAT WITH A
PLEDGE OF 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE INFORMATION THAT
LEADS TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THE KILLER. BOTH
PAPERS SAID THE TIPS WILL BE TURNED OVER TO THE
L.A.P.D. JERRY BOWEN CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))
A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to second-degree felony murder charges in
Botetourt County Circuit Court.
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Last year 19- year- old Timmy Stocks led police on a chase through Botetourt
It ended on Route 220 near Gala, when Stocks collided with two vehicles.
The collision killed 29- year- old Timothy Mays of Covington.
A pre-sentencing report has been ordered.
Prosecutors will be asking for a 20-year sentence.
Closing arguments get underway today in the civil trial of O-J Simpson.
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA/Last Week;
Attorneys for the plaintiffs
are expected to go through hundreds of pieces of evidence while Simpson's
lawyer is expected to use the police-can-NOT -be-trusted defense.
The case could go to the jury later this week.
Jury selection is underway this afternoon in Pennsylvania at the murder trial
of John du Pont.
He is one of richest murder defendants in U-S history.
du Pont's lawyers do not deny he killed Olympic wrestler
But they will try to convince the jury he was legally INSANE when he fired
the fatal shots.
The President was not the only public official sworn into office
Newly-elected 10th District Delegate Barnie Day took HIS oath at the State
IN Q=I, Barnie Day
((I, BARNIE DAY, DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR... THAT I WILL UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF
THE UNITED STATES))
SUPER=01-Del. Barnie Day/(D) Patrick Co.;
OUT Q=United States.
Day won a special election last week to fill the office vacated by Roscoe
Reynolds, who left for the State Senate.
Day's victory over Republican Phil Plaster helped Democrats hold onto their
53 seats in the House of Delegates.
Churches are often an easy target for criminals.
Police and fire officials are trying to change that.
A seminar in Salem this morning brought church leaders, fire officials, and
police officers together to talk about ways to protect houses of worship.
IN Q=I think that we have not
((EDWARD BURTON/SWEET UNION BAPTIST CHURCH; I THINK THAT WE HAVE NOT HAD A BIG
PROBLEM, HOWEVER WE HAVE HAD A PROBLEM AND THIS IS THE IDEA OF THE WHOLE THING,
TO BEGIN TO DEAL WITH IT WHILE IT'S NOT YET SO BIG. I THINK THAT WE HAVE HAD
SOME FIRES AND SOME OTHER CRIMES AND ALL OF THEM ARE NOT REPORTED SO WE DON'T
REALLY KNOW WHAT THE STATISTICS ARE.))
SUPER=01-Edward Burton/Sweet Union Baptist Church;
OUT Q=statistics are
Practical suggestions include looking out for litter.
Trash around a church building can be a sign that someone has been hanging
around after hours.
A controversial new theory has surfaced concerning last fall's Legionnaires
outbreak in the New River Valley.
A national expert says he's not sure a hot tub was the source of the
Kimberly McBroom reports.
IN Q=After sixteen confirmed cases
SUPER=01-Dr. Victor Yu/Legionella Expert; :25
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health Dist. Director; :44
OUT Q=news 7, blacksburg
((After sixteen confirmed cases, including two deaths-- local health
officials were relieved when they found the source of the Legionnaire's
The culprit was said to be a hot tub at the Lowe's Home Improvement store
But Doctor Victor Yu says that theory doesn't float.
He says the Legionella bacteria doesn't just wash away after a suspicious
source is disinfected.
((DR. VICTOR YU/LEGIONELLA EXPERT: THERE'S ANOTHER PICTURE THAT IS YET TO BE
UNRAVELED, AND WE'RE STILL NOT SURE ABOUT THIS AND HOW IT'S SPREAD, NOR ARE
THEY COMPLETELY SURE. THERE ARE STILL SOME QUESTIONS HERE AND THERE. ))
But not in the minds of those who cite D-N-A evidence as confirmation that
it was indeed the hot tub that caused the Legionnaires outbreak.
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIR.: CERTAINLY, I DON'T THINK
THERE'S ANY QUESTION THAT OUR EPIDEMIOLOGIC DATA AND STUDY, WHICH IS THE MOST
IMPORTANT PART, SUPPORTS THE HOT TUB. AND OUR D.N.A. EVIDENCE AND BACTERIAL
STUDY ALSO CONFIRMS THAT EVEN FURTHER. ))
OUT Q=even further
Doctor Hershey says he considers Doctor Yu's ideas "intellectually
stimulating", but doesn't believe they'll have any bearing on the
Doctor Yu, on the other hand, says the physicians must broaden their vision
if they are to prevent future outbreaks.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Blacksburg.))
Lynchburg city councilman Junius Haskins will be laid to rest today in his
Haskins died of an apparent heart attack while on a trip to Washington D-C
He and other city officials were there looking for funding to renovate the
city's dilapidated train station, one of Haskins' pet projects.
A memorial service is set for this afternoon at Diamond Hill Baptist Church.
City flags are flying at half-staff in Haskins' honor.
Walt Disney officials call it the end of an era.
IN Q=oh you can talk...
SUPER=04-"Snow White"-Walt Disney Pictures;
OUT Q=let me guess.
The woman known for bringing "Snow White" to life on the silver screen died
yesterday at the age of 80.
Adriana Caselotti was just 15 years old when she was cast in the role.
Her voice is known for making famous such songs as "Whistle While you Work"
and "Some Day My Prince Will come."
The dream of Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior is alive and well in central
and southwestern Virginia.
At Lynchburg College students and faculty joined hands remembering the slain
civil rights leader.
The group marched to the school's bell tower to symbolize his long journey
toward racial equality.
Then it was time for speeches and music.
In Roanoke- local members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
honored Doctor King.
They had a march of their own-- from the Poff Federal Building to Saint
Paul's Baptist Church.
IN Q=This year
((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON: SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: THIS YEAR
MORE PEOPLE CAME OUT THEN LAST YEAR TO HONOR DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, BECAUSE
THIS IS THE ORGANIZATION THAT HE FOUNDED IN AUGUST OF 1957 AND THIS IS THE
FIRST YEAR THAT WE HAVE HAD AN S.C.L.C IN THE ROANOKE AREA. ))
SUPER=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/Roanoke S.C.L.C.;
OUT Q=Roanoke area
Yesterday's state holiday is officially known as Lee- Jackson- King Day...
also honoring confederate heroes Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies bounced back in the win column last night, two days
after getting rocked at home.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Explorers vs. Hokies;:00
Troy Manns gets the defensive board, and quickly gets the ball down court to
Jim Jackson, who makes the move for the layin.
LaSalle's Mike Gizzi, then answers with a baseline fake and drive to score
as the Explorers led by three at the break.
David Jackson drills the baseline three pointer.
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And Ace Custis would crash the boards and power his way back in for a bucket
as the Hokies beat La Salle 57-to-46.
TAPE#=net (edit of BB97-2)
Shooting, passing and rebounding added up Roanoke's ODAC win against Randolph
Macon 79-61 last night in Salem.
SUPER=03-Salem/Yellow Jackets vs. Maroons; :00
Roanoke got some strong inside play early as Tim Braun muscles his way in
for the score. The Maroons led 18-6 early on.
Courtney Fitch finds Derek Bryant who nails the trey.
The Yellow Jackets scored ONLY 15 first half points.
Mike LeGuardia tried to rally his team, snapping the net with the trey, but it
was not enough.
Jon Mayer to Michael Ball for the hoop and Roanoke improves to 7 and OH in
the ODAC with the 79-61 win.
In other ODAC news, five players from Emory and Henry quit the team.
School sources say the players quit because it was no longer fun.
Former Floyd County star Jason Light, who was leading the ODAC in scoring
and ironically, had scored his one thousandth point in his last game was among
the five who quit.
Dennis Rodman still must serve his suspension and undergo counseling, but
last night he tried to make amends with the cameraman
he intentionally kicked in the groin last Wednesday night.
Eugene Amos has not worked since the incident and says he's already been to
He will receive 200- thousand dollars from Rodman to settle the incident.
Rodman still may be charged with assault by authorities later today.
The Atlanta Falcons have hired Dan Reeves as their new head coach.
The former New York Giants and Denver Broncos boss will be introduced at a
news conference today.
And there are also reports that former Eagles coach Dick Vermeil will be
named the new coach of the St. Louis Rams today.
He last coached in 19-82.
It's a first for the British royal family, one of its members pushing a
product over the telly-- as they call it.
The Duchess of York's first commercial for weightwatchers aired yesterday in
the United States.
In it, Sarah Ferguson sings the praises of a cranberry juice.
Ferguson reportedly signed a million dollar deal with Weight Watchers.