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7E-Caru-Victims


ANCHOR=Kimberly
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WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=standoff

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The prime suspect in the double murder of a Roanoke woman and her mother is still in the hospital this morning.
Officials say Miguel Ortiz is alive, but will not release any other information.
Police shot Ortiz Tuesday night after he allegedly shot Sharon and Deborah Casey, AND after he held an armed standoff with police for an hour and a half.
Len Besthoff has reaction from family and friends.
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SUPER=@Len2; :10
SUPER=01-Sean Turner/Victim's Relative; :18
SUPER=01-Lonnie Taylor/Ortiz Co-Worker; :52
SUPER=01-Rodney Otey/Ortiz Co-Worker; 1:02
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(( Both friends and family speak highly of Sharon Casey and her mother Deborah.
Sharon was well liked at Ameri-Suites, where she was a maid.
The Roanoke Times, where Deborah worked in distribution the past seven years, had similar things to say.
Relatives say Sharon Casey and her mother Deborah were two close and caring people.
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((SEAN TURNER/VICTIM'S RELATIVE: EVERYBODY LOVED THEM. THEY WERE EASYGOING PEOPLE.))
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Sean Turner believes his relatives' murder could have been prevented, saying Sharon Casey complained more than once to police about her ex- boyfriend, Miguel "Mike" Ortiz.
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SOT 11:14:19
IN Q=I wanna

((TURNER: I WANNA KNOW WHY FRIENDS OF HIS AROUND HERE CARRYING GUNS, AND WHY NOTHING IS BEING DONE. You mean like why wasn't he arrested before? TURNER: YEAH LIKE WHY WASN'T HE ARRESTED BEFORE ALL THIS HAPPENED.))
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Ortiz's co- workers say when he described his rocky relationship with Sharon Casey, he joked he was going to kill both her and her mother.
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IN Q=But we

((LONNIE TAYLOR/ORTIZ CO-WORKER: BUT WE REALLY DIDN'T THINK HE WAS GOING TO DO ANYTHING LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?))
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OUT Q=what I'm saying?


Those familiar with the situation say Ortiz's recent breakup with Casey apparently became too hard to handle.
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((RODNEY OTEY/ORTIZ CO-WORKER: HE HAD A TEMPER. AND HE HAD QUITE A FEW THINGS ON HIS MIND. THAT COULDA SET IT OFF AND BEING THAT THEY WEREN'T TOGETHER. ))
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((TURNER: IT WASN'T GOING ANYWHERE. AND HE COULDN'T ACCEPT IT. SO THEN HE HAD TO COME BACK AND DO THIS.))
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OUT Q=and do this.


Len Besthoff, News-7.))

ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Police say Sharon Casey's children were in the apartment when she was killed.
They're unharmed and in the care of relatives.

7E-Police-Standoff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Standoff


Onlookers watching Tuesday night's standoff said police handled the situation well.
They say the officers used restraint in their confrontation with Ortiz.
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VO-NAT
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But every police shooting brings an internal investigation and a review by the commonwealth's attorney's office.
Don Caldwell will determine whether the officers' actions were appropriate.
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IN Q=So actually

((DON CALDWELL/ROANOKE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: SO ACTUALLY YOU HAVE TWO SIMULTANEOUS INVESTIGATIONS GOING ON AT THIS TIME, THE SHOOTING OF THE DEFENDANT BY THE POLICE AND THE SHOOTING OF THE TWO LADIES BY THE DEFENDANT.))
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Caldwell expects to seek indictments against Ortiz when the grand jury meets on Monday.
He says he has not decided whether to pursue a CAPITAL murder charge.

7E-Detention-Standoff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=NONE


Meanwhile, a quick- thinking employee helped avoid what could have been a very dangerous hostage situation at a Danville juvenile detention home.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


Danville police say two juveniles at the W- W Moore Detention home took three staff members hostage at gunpoint around one- thirty yesterday morning.
The three were held inside a room for about an hour before one of the employees managed to grab the gun and run outside.
Police say about 42- juveniles were inside at the time-- they're still determining who was involved.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE:THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE, HOWEVER, TO THE INTERIORS BECAUSE THERE WAS A RAMPAGE INSIDE WITH PEOPLE THROWING STUFF AROUND, THROWING TV MONITORS, THEY SET OFF THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER INTO THE FLOOR AREA AND THINGS LIKE THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :00
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OUT Q=like that.
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VO-NAT


Danville police are trying to figure out how a gun was smuggled inside the home.
So far, three juveniles have been charged.
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7weather


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Let's take peak now at the gorgeous Thursday forecast--
Mostly sunny and warm today, with highs in the mid 70s.
Mostly clear tonight, with lows falling into the upper 40s.
And more sunny weather tomorrow, with temperatures again in the 70s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 4/4/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-38/Rickie Akers/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-5/Jenny Feller/Salem;



SUPER=130-4/Kimberly Feather/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-10/Rodumis Bland/Pittsville;



SUPER=130-7/Lindsey Lowe/Ringgold;



SUPER=130-48/Rodney Fizer/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-104/Maggie Robertson/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-/Homer Richards/Montvale;



SUPER=130-8/Jenise Lacks/Clover;



SUPER=130-5/Garrett Durham/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-8/Travis Jones/Rocky Mount;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-22/Jody Morgan/Salem;



SUPER=130-12/Cristy Poff/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-39/Brenda Andrews/Barren Springs;



SUPER=130-1/Kirsten Callahan/Blue Ridge;



SUPER=130-18/Susan Spinella/Gretna;



SUPER=130-6/Derick Scott/Radford;



SUPER=130-40/Donna Bradner/Altavista;



SUPER=130-50th/Alfred & Frances Law/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-41/Marianne Ebert/Roanoke;



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55P-XGR-Veto


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=Session 97


Governor Allen had a favorable critique of the 19-97 General Assembly session as it came to a close last night.
Allen got his way on many vetoes and ammendments, despite some challenges.
Among them, the 700- thousand dollars he cut for Roanoke's College of Health Sciences.
Ellen Qualls has more.
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SUPER=@Cranwell; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Jack Reid/(R) Henrico Co.; ::10
SUPER=03-Richmond; :18
SUPER=01-Sen. Jane Woods/(R) Fairfax; :31
SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax; :47 QUICK!!
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.



55p-Cold-Snap


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=None


Spring is here and it's time for farmers to harvest crops.
Our recent weather has given local farmers cause for concern-- due to somee very chilly nights.
Did this cold snap
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effect local orchards?
Most of the fruit farmers we talked to said the recent cool air has not done any damage to the trees.
But the threat will be around for a little while longer.
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((GRAHAM REED/REED ORCHARD: JUST ONE NIGHT IN THE LOW TWENTIES DURING BLOOM TIME WILL KILL EVERYTHING. ))
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VO-NAT


The big problems usually occur during those warm days in the winter months.
Those cause the fruit trees to bloom early... making them more vulnerable to cool spring nights.
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55weather


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Turning to the Thursday weather outlook--
It's a sunny one.. with warm highs in the mid 70s.
Mostly clear skies tonight, with lows in the upper 40s.
And sunny again for your Friday, highs in the 70s.
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8E-Caru-Victims


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

****ANCHOR TAG*****
Hospital officials are NOT releasing any specific details about the condition of the suspect in a double- murder Tuesday night.
Police shot Miguel Ortiz after he allegedly shot Sharon and Deborah Casey, AND after he held police at bay for nearly two hours.
Len Besthoff has reaction from family and friends.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :05
SUPER=@Len2; :10
SUPER=01-Sean Turner/Victim's Relative; :18
SUPER=01-Lonnie Taylor/Ortiz Co-Worker; :52
SUPER=01-Rodney Otey/Ortiz Co-Worker; 1:02
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=Len Besthoff

(( Both friends and family speak highly of Sharon Casey and her mother Deborah.
Sharon was well liked at Ameri-Suites, where she was a maid.
The Roanoke Times, where Deborah worked in distribution the past seven years, had similar things to say.
Relatives say Sharon Casey and her mother Deborah were two close and caring people.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:14:45
IN Q=Everybody loved

((SEAN TURNER/VICTIM'S RELATIVE: EVERYBODY LOVED THEM. THEY WERE EASYGOING PEOPLE.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=easygoing people.


Sean Turner believes his relatives' murder could have been prevented, saying Sharon Casey complained more than once to police about her ex- boyfriend, Miguel "Mike" Ortiz.
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SOT 11:14:19
IN Q=I wanna

((TURNER: I WANNA KNOW WHY FRIENDS OF HIS AROUND HERE CARRYING GUNS, AND WHY NOTHING IS BEING DONE. You mean like why wasn't he arrested before? TURNER: YEAH LIKE WHY WASN'T HE ARRESTED BEFORE ALL THIS HAPPENED.))
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OUT Q=all this happened.


Ortiz's co- workers say when he described his rocky relationship with Sharon Casey, he joked he was going to kill both her and her mother.
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SOT 12:11:36
IN Q=But we

((LONNIE TAYLOR/ORTIZ CO-WORKER: BUT WE REALLY DIDN'T THINK HE WAS GOING TO DO ANYTHING LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=what I'm saying?


Those familiar with the situation say Ortiz's recent breakup with Casey apparently became too hard to handle.
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SOT 12:14:41
IN Q=He had

((RODNEY OTEY/ORTIZ CO-WORKER: HE HAD A TEMPER. AND HE HAD QUITE A FEW THINGS ON HIS MIND. THAT COULDA SET IT OFF AND BEING THAT THEY WEREN'T TOGETHER. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=weren't together.
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SOT 11:15:02
IN Q=It wasn't

((TURNER: IT WASN'T GOING ANYWHERE. AND HE COULDN'T ACCEPT IT. SO THEN HE HAD TO COME BACK AND DO THIS.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=and do this.


Len Besthoff, News-7.))

ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Police say Sharon Casey's children were in the apartment when she was killed.
They're unharmed and in the care of relatives.

8E-Police-Standoff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Standoff


Bystanders watching the police standoff Tuesday night in Roanoke were impressed by the officers' handling of the situation.
They say the officers used restraint in their confrontation with Ortiz.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday Night;


But every police shooting brings an internal investigation and a review by the commonwealth's attorney's office.
Don Caldwell will determine whether the officers' actions were appropriate.
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SOT
IN Q=So actually

((DON CALDWELL/ROANOKE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: SO ACTUALLY YOU HAVE TWO SIMULTANEOUS INVESTIGATIONS GOING ON AT THIS TIME, THE SHOOTING OF THE DEFENDANT BY THE POLICE AND THE SHOOTING OF THE TWO LADIES BY THE DEFENDANT.))
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RUNS=:10
OUT Q=by the defendant.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
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Caldwell expects to seek indictments against Ortiz when the grand jury meets on Monday.
He says he has not decided whether to pursue a CAPITAL murder charge.

8P-Detention


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-07
GRAPHIC=none


An armed hostage situation at a Danville juvenile detention center ended peacedfully yesterday.
But still officials have many questions, like how did the gun get into the building.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Three staff members were locked in a room by two juveniles with a gun.
It happened at the W-W Moore Detention Home around one thirty yesterday morning.
Authorities were alerted when someone at the home called police.
The standoff ended about an hour later when an employee managed to grab the gun and ran outside.
Police are still trying to figure out how a gun was smuggled inside.
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IN Q=This young

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:THIS YOUNG MAN HAD BEEN THERE A WHILE SO WE DON'T KNOW WHETHER SOMEONE GAVE IT TO HIM AT A COURT APPEARANCE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY OR WHETHER HIS STORY IS TRUE THAT HE'S TELLING US OR NOT. WE'RE PURSUING THAT RIGHT NOW. ))
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :00
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OUT Q=right now.
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VO-NAT


There were 42- teenagers inside the facility-- police say many of them were involved.
No one was hurt and no one escaped, but police say the interior of the building was heavily damaged.
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8weather


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WRITER=kmc
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Time now to find out what the forecast holds--
Lots of sunshine and warm temperatures today.
Highs in the mid 70s.
Continued clear tonight, with lows in the upper 40s.
And Friday's outlook is sunny, as well-- with highs staying in the 70s.
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