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7L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=fire


Lynchburg firefighters are still on the scene of a blaze that gutted an empty store this morning.
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VO-NAT
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Around 6 a-m, crews were called to this location on Campbell Avenue where a passerby had reported seeing flames.
The blaze spread quickly, forcing firefighters to back out of the building and attack it from the outside.
The building is considered to be a total loss.
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7P-bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


A Bedford County man is dead after police say set his house and business on fire and tried to harm his son.
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Authorities say William Hall assaulted his 11- year- old son with a knife and then torched his appliance repair shop and his home next to it with a propane tank and lamp oil.
Route 24 was blocked so firefighters could battle the blaze-- but they say it was difficult to actually get to the burning buildings.
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SUPER=01-Ricky Tuck/Moneta Fire Dept.;
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VO-NAT


Hall's wife had called police earlier, then called back to alert them the house was on fire.
The mother and boy were not hurt-- hours later rescue crews located the man's body buried in the smoldering rubble of his home.
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7E-Wiley


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TAPE=96-110
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A fight that lead to death has ended in a conviction.
A Roanoke jury last night found Cepada (se-PAY-da) Wiley guilty of voluntary manslaughter.
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Wiley shot and killed Jesse Ferguson July fourth, after Ferguson fought with Wiley's brother over a woman.
In closing arguments last night, the defense said Wiley was protecting his life,-- the prosecution disagreed.
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((ALTON PRILLAMAN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; AND IF YOU BELIEVE THAT HE WAS IN FEAR OF BODILY HARM, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN YOU HAVE A DUTY TO DO, AND THAT IS TO TURN CEPADA WILEY LOOSE BECAUSE HE DID WHAT THE LAW ALLOWED HIM TO DO. 11:04:08 TOM BOWERS/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WHETHER IT WAS A WARNING SHOT OR WHATEVER, THEY SHOT A GUN AND THEN THEY TEAMED UP, GRABBED THEIR PREY, AND SET HIM UP FOR THE KILL. DON'T LET THE LAWLESS HIDE BEHIND THE LAW.))
SUPER=01-Alton Prillaman/Defense Attorney;
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The judge threw out a first degree murder charge, saying there was no premeditation.
The jury had a choice of second degree murder, manslaughter, or not guilty.
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((VOICE OF: JUDGE ROBERT DOUGHERTY; WE THE JURY ON THE ISSUE JOINED UNANIMOUSLY FIND THE DEFENDANT CEPADA REYNALDO WILEY GUILTY OF VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER;))
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The jury will decide on Wiley's sentence this morning.

7Drug-Indictment


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
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GRAPHIC=none


Two major drug trafficers, turned D-E-A informants made the Roanoke Valley their home for several years.
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((THE "EL CID" INVESTIGATION GROWS OUT OF OUR OWN ROANOKE AREA. THIS IS A SOBERING FACT, BECAUSE IT DEMONSTRATES THAT NO COMMUNITY IS IMMUNE FROM INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRAFFICKING.) )
SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/U.S. Attorney for Western Va.;
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Six years of international drug enforcement efforts in ROANOKE were revealed yesterday.
Including the role of convicted killer and drug runner Javier Cruz, who became a government informant.
Cruz was arrested in Miami six years ago.
He and his former boss a drug trafficker named Leo Rivera, lived in the Roanoke Valley.
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((Peter Gruden/DEA Washington Office: CRUZ AND RIVERA WERE BOTH FACING LIFE IMPRISONMENT, AND AGREED TO COOPERATE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.)) 10:39:55 ((Bob Crouch/U.S. Attorney:UNDER THIS ARRANGEMENT, AGENTS OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRETENDED TO LAUNDER MONIES JUST AS UNDERCOVER AGENTS PRETEND TO BE DRUG DEALERS. ))
SUPER=01-Peter Gruden/Drug Enforcement Administration; :00
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OUT Q=drug dealers
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Cruz and Rivera laundered some 47-million dollars and their work led to the indictment of several South America drug traffickers.
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7weather


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Turning now to the mid- week forecast--
You can expect mostly cloudy skies today, with showers likely by afternoon.
Highs will reach the mid 50s.

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7BIRTHDAYS!2/27

SUPER=130-/20/Michelle Craghead/;



SUPER=130-/9/Jake Shelton;



SUPER=130-11/Amber Sierra Hancock/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-35/Charlotte Vest/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-10/Brittany Kast/Riner;



SUPER=130-30th/Allen & Nellie Mullins/Roanoke;
(30th Anniversary)



SUPER=130-29/Charlotte Craig/Bassett;



SUPER=130-8/Suzanne Buchanan/Bluefield;



SUPER=130-12/Chad Deisher/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-6/Drew Mullins/Rocky Mount;



No Pictures:

SUPER=130-32/Leon Vincent Moore/Penhook;



SUPER=130-15th/Dennis & Barbara Hodges/Bedford;
(15th Anniversary)



SUPER=130-//Teresa Faye;



SUPER=130-/Teresa Frye/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Ollie Vaughan/Hurt;


7Showtimers


ANCHOR=Anna
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#
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"Jake's Women" isn't one of Neil Simon's laugh out loud comedies, it's more a warm hearted humorous character study.
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Jake--well acted by Jim Galloway--is having trouble with the women in his life. He continually has conversations with them in his head.
His wife Julie--Susan Widdowson--died and he still misses her, so he conjures her up.
He and his current wife--Maggie,Lynn Walshe--are having problems, she's fed up, and he isn't sure how he feels.
His daughter Molly--both as a youngster and as a college student--come back in his mind to comfort him.
All performances are very well done. The play, "Jake's Women" is one of Simon's more personal and poignant ones.
Directed by Miriam Holland--it continues through Sunday at the Showtimers Studio on McVitty Road.
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55L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=fire


Lynchburg firefighters are still on the scene of a blaze that gutted an empty store this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Morning;


At about 6 a-m, crews were called to this location on Campbell Avenue where a passerby had reported seeing flames coming from the rear of the building.
The blaze spread quickly, forcing firefigthers to back out of the building and attack it from the outside.
It took them a half hour to bring it under control.
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The building is reported to be a total loss.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze.
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55P-bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


A case of domestic violence escalated into a DEADLY fire yesterday in Bedford County yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Authorities say William Hall assaulted his 11- year- old son with a knife-- and then torched his appliance repair shop and his home next to it with a propane tank and lamp oil.
Route 24 was blocked so firefighters could battle the blaze-- but they say it was difficult to actually get to the burning buildings.
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SUPER=01-Ricky Tuck/Moneta Fire Dept.;
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OUT Q=chain link fence was locked.
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VO-NAT


Hall's wife and son were not hurt--
Rescue crews found Hall's body buried in the smoldering rubble of his home.
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55E-Eagle-Rock


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=NONE


Botetourt County officials say the deal is better-- but they're still not COMPLETELY satisfied with a V-DOT proposal to save the Eagle Rock Bridge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Week;


If the Board of Supervisors agrees on the new plan, the county would NOT be forced to fund repairs to an additional bridge in Iron Gate-- which had been one of the stipulations of the original V-DOT proposal.
One aspect has not changed, however.
V-DOT is still asking the county to put up at least one and a quarter million dollars to fix the Eagle Rock Bridge.
But that figure could turn out to be much higher, depending on state funds.
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55weather


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Shifting gears now to weather--
Expect mostly cloudy skies today, with some showers likely.
Highs will be in the mid 50s.
Nigh lows will only drop into the low 50's.
More showers are possible tomorrow with temperatures in the upper 60's.
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8L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=fire


Lynchburg fireifighters are still working to extinguish a blaze that has
already gutted an empty store. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Morning;


Around 6 a-m, crews were called to this location on Campbell Avenue where a passerby had reported seeing flames.
The blaze spread quickly, forcing firefighters to back out of the building and attack it from the outside.
The building is considered to be a total loss.
Investigators say they are searching for a cause.
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8P-Wiley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-03
GRAPHIC=wiley


Cepada (se-PAY-da) Wiley was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter last night, when he couldn't convince a Roanoke jury he acted in self- defense.
The judge threw out a first degree charge saying the prosecution had NOT proven premeditation.
Earlier the jury heard from the woman who was at the heart of the deadly love triangle.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Kim Bonds was Ferguson's ex-girlfriend and the mother of his son.
The trouble at the Embassy Motel started last July when Ferguson found Bonds in a motel room with Cepeda Wiley's brother Ron.
Bonds testified Ferguson was violently jealous of Ron Wiley.
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But the prosecution asked Bonds why, if she feared violence, did she let Ferguson live at her apartment?
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The jury will decide on Wiley's sentence this morning.

8Drug-Indictment


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Khu
TAPE#net (edit to 597-10 and 97-10)
GRAPHIC=none


For years, the Roanoke Valley was home to two international drug traffickers.
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((THE "EL CID" INVESTIGATION GROWS OUT OF OUR OWN ROANOKE AREA. THIS IS A SOBERING FACT, BECAUSE IT DEMONSTRATES THAT NO COMMUNITY IS IMMUNE FROM INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRAFFICKING.) )
SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/US Attorney;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=international drug trafficking.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Six years of international drug enforcement efforts in ROANOKE were revealed yesterday.
Including the role of convicted killer and drug runner Javier Cruz, who became a government informant.
Cruz was arrested in Miami six years ago.
He and his former boss a drug trafficker named Leo Rivera, lived in the Roanoke Valley.
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SOT 10:46:45
IN Q=under this

((Peter Gruden/DEA Washington Office: CRUZ AND RIVERA WERE BOTH FACING LIFE IMPRISONMENT, AND AGREED TO COOPERATE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.)) 10:39:55 ((Bob Crouch/U.S. Attorney:UNDER THIS ARRANGEMENT, AGENTS OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRETENDED TO LAUNDER MONIES JUST AS UNDERCOVER AGENTS PRETEND TO BE DRUG DEALERS. ))
SUPER=01-Peter Gruden/DEA Washington Office; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=drug dealers
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VO-NAT


More than just pretending...they laundered 47-million dollars.
Now they have the evidence, but about half of the 41 newly indicted drug traffickers are still in South America...
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8S-Hazing-Arrests


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Roanoke College


An alleged hazing incident has some Roanoke College students in hot water with police.
Yesterday Roanoke County police arrested 13 students and four former students on various charges, after an incident at Carvins Cove.
Officers found four students, blindfolded, lying face down in four to six inches of water.
The police were told this was part of an exercise in bonding and learning to trust each other.
No one was hurt.
All 17 people were charged with trespassing, ten with hazing and four with being drunk in public.
College officials are investigating.

8weather


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Let's take a look at what we can expect weatherwise today--
Mostly cloudy, with some showers coming.
Highs will be in the mid 50s.
A chance of more rain tonight, with lows staying around 50.
Partly sunny, with a chance of showers tomorrow.
High temperatures will be in the upper 60s.
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