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7standoff


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TAPE#97-18
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A mother and daughter were shot to death last night in Roanoke.
Then, a standoff ensued as the suspect in the shootings threatened to shoot himself if officers approached him.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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After 10 last night, Police responded to reports of gunfire at the EAST CARU apartment complex off Melrose Avenue.
23 year old Sharon Casey and her mother Deborah Casey were both found shot to death.
THIS man, 23 year old Miguel Angel Ortiz was Sharon's ex-boyfriend, and was a suspect in the shootings.
Tactical units surrounded Ortiz, and tried to convince him to lay down his weapon,
But he only wanted one question answered...
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Authorities wouldn't answer. "MIKE" threatened to take his own life, and demanded to see his mother.
She was escorted to the scene, and tried to talk her son into surrendering to Police.
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Her efforts were unsuccessful, and then the situation came to a boil.
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Police fired a single shot, and the suspect was taken to the hospital with a wound to the stomach area.
Af news 7))

7P-Chaffin


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WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-09
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Both drivers in a fatal alcohol-related crash show blood alcohol levels beyond the legal limit.
The family of Scotty Chaffin, the man accused of causing the accident wants more investigation.
A Montgomery County judge convicted Chaffin of driving under the influence, Monday.
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The 23- year- old father of two is still awaiting trial for involuntary manslaughter in the death of 27- year- old Steve Burton.
Chaffin's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit of
point-oh-eightSUPER=03-Montgomery Co./January 23; three hours after the

January 23rd crash.
But Burton also tested above the limit, at point one-oh.
Chaffin's wife believes her husband may be taking the fall for something for which he may not have been fully to blame.
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Montgomery County prosecutor Phil Keith says the crash was thoroughly investigated, and the evidence is clear that Chaffin crossed the center line into Burton's lane.

7E-Minimum-Wage


ANCHOR=Kimberly
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WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=Minimum Wage


It'll likely be a long WAIT for waiters seeking a pay raise.
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Attorney General Jim Gilmore's finally issued a legal opinion on how last October's minimum wage increase affects Virginia's "tipped workers."
Gilmore says they will stay at four-25 an hour, where the federal law froze them when it upped other workers' wages to four-75 an hour.
And that four-25 can include tips... making the actual paid wage from the employer much lower.
The opinion's good news for restaurant owners.
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7weather


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Turning now to weather-- a very pleasant forecast on this Wednesday.
Sunny and warm today, with highs around 70.
Northwesterly winds will be between 10 and 15 miles per hour.
Clear skies tonight, with lows in the upper 30s.
And looking sunny again tomorrow, with highs in the low to mid 70s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 4/3/97

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SUPER=130-59/Carmen Weeks/Riner;



SUPER=130-50/Patricia Cooper/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-6/Joshua Shelton/Gretna;


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55Roanoke-Standoff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
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TAPE#97-20
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A mother and daughter were shot to death last night at a northwest Roanoke apartment complex.
Then, the suspect waving a gun held police officers off for an hour- and- a- half.
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Authorities responded to a gunfire call at East Caru apartments off Melrose avenue.
That's when they found 23- year- old Sharon Casey and her mother Deborah Casey fatally shot.
The suspect, 23- year- old Miguel Angel (Orteez) Ortiz was Sharon Casey's ex- boyfriend.
Ortiz threatened suicide, before he was overcome by police.
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Police fired a single shot, and Ortiz was taken to the hospital with a stomach wound.
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55Brush-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
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Along with the wind, officials fears have calmed that a small brush fire along the Craig-Roanoke County line will spread.
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Some isolated gusts yesterday did prompt small patches of flames to re-appear.
But the U-S Forest Service considers the fire contained.
Last night firefighters were trying to wrap up the tedious process of getting rid of hot spots on the forest floor.
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The Forest Service estimates anywhere from 80 to one-hundred acres of national forest suffered what's described as "surface burn".
The fire began Monday near a popular hiking spot called "Dragon's Tooth".
The blaze did not cause any major injuries, and there are no reports of any property damage.
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Time now to take a look at today's forecast--
Sunshine and warm temperatures.
Expect highs to reach 70, with northwesterly winds between 10 and 15 miles per hour.
Clear tonight, with lows falling into the upper 30s.
And sunny skies ahead tomorrow, with highs in the low to mid 70s.
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8Roanoke-Standoff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
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TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=standoff


A police standoff ended last night with two dead and another injured in Roanoke.
A mother and daughter were shot to death at their apartment complex.
Then, while waving a gun, the suspect threatened to shoot himself when police approached him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Authorities responded to a gunfire call at East Caru apartments off Melrose avenue.
That's when they found 23- year- old Sharon Casey and her mother Deborah Casey fatally shot.
The suspect, 23- year- old Miguel Angel (Orteez) Ortiz was Sharon Casey's ex- boyfriend.
Ortiz threatened suicide, before he was overcome by police.
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Police fired a single shot, and Ortiz was taken to the hospital with a stomach wound.
Hospital officials are not releasing Ortiz's condition.
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8E-Brush-Fire


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Brush Fire


Today's forecast isn't as breezy as that of recent days--
But officials with the U-S Forest Service are still concerned hot spots could re- ignite from a recent brush fire at a local hiking spot.
Len Bestoff has the story.
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Even with the fire contained, crews must still babysit 80- plus acres of scorched national forest along the Roanoke County/Craig County line.
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While the damage done to the popular Dragon's Tooth trail is a big loss for hikers, the U-S Forest Service says it could have been worse.
There was no loss of life or property, and the fire serves as a warning that the spring forest fire season is here.
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((Investigators have nailed down what they believe to be the origination of this forest fire. It was this campsite here, not even a mile from route 311. And now their job is to try to figure out who may have been careless.))
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The Forest Service says investigators have leads on who was around when the fire started.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

8E-Minimum-Wage


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=Minimum Wage


Pay raises won't be on the order for Virginia's waiters.
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SUPER=@file;


Attorney General Jim Gilmore's finally issued a legal opinion on how last October's minimum wage increase affects Virginia's "tipped workers."
Gilmore says they will stay at four-25 an hour, where the federal law froze them when it upped other workers' wages to four-75 an hour.
And that four-25 can include tips... making the actual paid wage from the employer much lower.
The opinion's good news for restaurant owners.
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7P-AEP


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=AEP


American Electric Power has filed a report with the State Corporation Commission examining de-regulation.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At this point A-E-P officials are viewing competition as a good thing... both for the company and its customers.
But they say it's still too early to tell how de-regulation might affect individual electric bills.
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((BARRY THOMAS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: BEING ABLE TO KNOW EXACTLY HOW MARKET FORCES AND COMPETITION WILL SET PRICES FOR THE FUTURE... CERTAINLY WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE THAT OUT... BUT WE REALLY DON'T KNOW AT THIS TIME. ))
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The S-C-C is expected to submit a rough draft of the de-regulatory process during the next legislative session.

8weather


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Turning your attention to what promises to be a great mid- week outlook--
Sunny today, with warm highs near 70.
Continued clear skies tonight, with lows in the upper 30s.
And more sunshine is expected for tomorrow, with highs again reaching the 70s.
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