08:25-01

7E-Hillsville-Standoff

ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=standoff


After a morning in court for a custody hearing, a Hillsville woman came under fire as police were escorting her home.
The woman's husband went on a shooting rampage, killing his wife, their daughter, and finally himself.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=03-Hillsville; :00
SUPER=01-Kenny Sharpe/Hillsville Police Chief;:29
SUPER=@Tracy1; :40
SUPER=01-Shirley Walls/Audrey Dalton's Sister; :53
SUPER=01-Billy Walls/Daltons' Brother-in-Law; 1:17
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OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
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RUNS=:04


Two hours into the standoff, police fire teargas into the trailer.
Still no sound from 37 year- old Donnie Ray Dalton.
A short time later, they recovered the body of his wife, 36 year-old Audrey Dalton.
Police had escorted her to the trailer to collect some belongings.
They found it quiet and assumed Donnie Ray had done what he was told, to stay away till 6pm.
As Audrey approached, gunshots rang out.
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SOT 3:24:56

((KENNY SHARPE/HILLSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: I WAS WALKING BACK FROM THE TRAILER AND I GOT WITHIN ABOUT THREE FEET OF HER AND THAT'S WHEN HE STARTED FIRING. SHE GOT HIT IN THE FACE SEVERAL TIMES. ))
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suAs the gunfire erupted, Audrey's companions pulled her 16 year- old daughter, who had been hit in the chest and stomach behind this van. They crouched there until police were able to escort them to safety.
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SOT 3:24:56

((SHIRLEY WALLS/AUDREY DALTON'S SISTER: MY SISTER, SHE WAS LAYING, I LOOKED DOWN, SHE WAS LAYING THERE BLEEDING AND THEY HOLLERED TO RUN, TO GET BEHIND SOMETHING AND THAT'S WHAT WE DID. ))
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Walls says Audrey and her two daughters had been at a women's shelter since she left her husband a couple of weeks ago.
She had left and returned before, but decided this time it was over.
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SOT 1:23:31

((BILLY WALLS/DALTON'S BROTHER-IN-LAW: AND THIS TIME SHE JUST DECIDED TO GET OUT BEFORE HE KILLED HER BECAUSE HE PUT A GUN TO HER HEAD BEFORE SHE LEFT THIS LAST TIME AND COCKED IT AND SAID HE'D KILL HER AND HIMSELF TOO BEFORE HE LET HER GO. ))
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SOT 2:36:48 NAT, TEARGAS AT DOOR
RUNS=:05


Dalton was true to his word.
Police found him dead inside the trailer. His daughter died during surgery.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

7brush-fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#net (edit of 597-16)
GRAPHIC=Brushfire


A series of brush fires in Roanoke and Bedford counties may have been
caused by Norfolk Southern trains. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


In all, more than a dozen brush fires broke out between Moneta in Bedford County, and Piney Mountain in Roanoke County.
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SOT 8:32:11
IN Q=What was

((CHRIS THOMSEN/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY: WHAT WAS SO DIFFICULT ABOUT THIS SITUATION HAS BEEN THE SHEER NUMBER TRYING TO MOBILIZE. WE HAVE PEOPLE FROM 4 COUNTIES OUT HERE AND ALL OF THE FIRES HAPPENED AT ONCE. THAT'S A TAXING SITUATION. ))
SUPER=01-Chris Thomsen/Virginia Dept. of Forestry; :05
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=taxing situation
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VO-NAT


The flames were apparently sparked by a Norfolk Southern train... because the fire followed the trail of the railroad tracks.
Forestry officials say the malfunction was likely caused by either faulty brakes or a problem with the smoke stack.
Apparently this is nothing new.
Firefighters say this is the third time in the past week something like this has happened... just not to this extent.
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7E-Edison


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


The most likely player to start in the tight- end position for the Hokies next fall has been kicked off the team after a run in with the law.
Blacksburg police have charged 20- year- old Pedro Edison with two counts of destruction of property and resisting arrest.
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VO-NAT


Edison allegedly kicked in a car window at University Terrace apartments.
Police say they had to use pepper spray to subdue Edison after he resisted arrest.
They say he also kicked the window out of a police cruiser while sitting in the back seat.
Edison was already due to serve two months in jail this summer for a fatal car accident in Staunton last year.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=hold


Athletic director Dave Braine said in a release that such behavior will not be condoned.

7weather


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Time to take a look at today's gorgeous forecast--
Partly sunny and very warm today-- Expect highs around 80.
Clear tonight, with lows near 50.
And variably cloudy tomorrow, but still mild.
Highs will climb into the 70s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 4/6/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-/Heather Custer/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-/Rhonda Shelton/Salem;



SUPER=130-17/Anthony Riley/Goshen;



SUPER=130-9/Stephanie Taylor/Dublin;



SUPER=130-1/Healy Restrepa/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-35/Ella Robertson/Chatham;


Monday:

SUPER=130-26/Delores Petty/Rustburg;



SUPER=130-12/Cindy Epperly/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-6/Christianne Nunley/Bassett;



SUPER=130-/Clyde Stump/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-1/Ryan Dean/Woodlawn;



SUPER=130-44/Elaine Craghead/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-8/Desiree Lowry/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-1st/Richard & Tina Waybright/Monterey;



SUPER=130-9/Elanna Irvin/Wytheville;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Steve Moorman/Gladys;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-13th/Dale & Dee Chinault/North Carolina;




55H'ville-Standoff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#net (edit of 597-19)
GRAPHIC=murder


A domestic dispute in Hillsville ended in tragedy yesterday following a custody hearing.
A couple and their 16 -year- old daughter are dead.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville;


Police say they escorted 36- year- old Audrey Dalton to her home, and checked the trailer before she went in.
Finding that all was quiet, Dalton approached, but she was gunned down in the yard.
Her 16- year- old daughter Andrea was hit twice, and died during surgery.
Police Chief Kenny Sharpe fired one round, yelled for Audrey's companions to get down, then dove for cover.
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SOT 3:25:58
IN Q=

((KENNY SHARPE/HILLSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE JUMPED OVER THE BANK AND WAITED TO SEE IF HE WAS GONNA FIRE AT US ANYMORE AND STILL NOTHING, AND THEN ABOUT TWO MINUTES I HEARD A POP. ))
SUPER=01-Kenny Sharpe/Hillsville Police Chief;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=I heard a pop.
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VO-NAT


Sharpe believes that's when 37- year- old Donnie Ray Dalton took his own life.
But with no way to be certain, police gave Dalton about two hours to come out, at times firing teargas into the trailer.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


The Dalton's other daughter, a 14 year- old, escaped without injury.

55P-Riverside-Fall


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=None


A Bedford County woman is in fair condition at Lynchburg General Hospital this morning after plunging eighty feet from a train tressle.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.


It happened on the railroad bridge between Amherst County and Lynchburg.
22- year- old Amanda Shackelford and 23- year- old Gabriel Forest were walking across the trestle when a southbound Norfolk Southern train approached.
Witnesses say the two tried to outrun the train but Shackelford tripped and fell into the James River.
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55E-Greenbrier


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Greenbrier


The cards are being shuffled at the Greenbrier.
A committee in the West Virginia legislature has endorsed a bill that would allow a local referendum.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-W. Sulphur Springs;


The Greenbrier hopes to build a monte- carlo style casino for overnight guests.
The bill approved yesterday by the Senate Finance Committee would allow slot machines along with table games.
It would also claim two- thirds of the profits for state and local governments.
The bill was sent to the Senate, where a vote is expected by Saturday.
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55weather


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Let's turn now to the SUMMERLIKE forecast.
Partly sunny skies today, and very mild.
Look for highs near 80.
Tonight looks clear, with lows around 50.
Variably cloudy tomorrow, with warm temperatures in the 70s.
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8Hillsville-Standoff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#net (edit of 597-19)
GRAPHIC=standoff


A family tragedy in Hillsville yesterday claimed the lives of a couple and their teenaged daughter--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville;

-- after a domestic dispute turned into a standoff with police.
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SOT 18:03:07
IN Q=She finally

((SHE FINALLY LEFT, GONNA GET A DIVORCE. SHE WENT TO COURT TODAY AND SHE CAME OUT FOR HER STUFF. I WAS AT WORK AND THEY SAID SHOTS WERE FIRED. ))
SUPER=01-Billy Walls/Dalton's Brother-in-Law;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=was fired.
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VO-NAT


The situation erupted yesterday afternoon on Reynolds Avenue in Hillsville.
Police escorted 36- year- old Audrey Dalton to her home, and checked the trailer before she went in.
Finding that all was quiet, Dalton approached, and was gunned down in the yard.
Her 16- year- old daughter Andrea was hit twice, and died during surgery.
Police Chief Kenny Sharpe fired one round, yelled for Audrey's companions to get down, then dove for cover.
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SOT 3:25:58
IN Q=

((KENNY SHARPE/HILLSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE JUMPED OVER THE BANK AND WAITED TO SEE IF HE WAS GONNA FIRE AT US ANYMORE AND STILL NOTHING, AND THEN ABOUT TWO MINUTES I HEARD A POP. ))
SUPER=01-Kenny Sharpe/Hillsville Police Chief;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=I heard a pop.
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VO-NAT


Sharpe believes that's when 37- year- old Donnie Ray Dalton took his own life.
But with no way to be certain, police gave Dalton about two hours to come out, at times firing teargas into the trailer.
Family members say Dalton had been abusive, and was especially distraught over the outcome of a custody hearing yesterday.
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SOT 1:23:15
IN Q=

((BILLY WALLS/DALTON'S BROTHER-IN-LAW: IT HADN'T BEEN TOO LONG AGO HE JUST ABOUT BEAT HER TO DEATH DOWN HERE, AND IT'S JUST BEEN ADDING UP. ))
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OUT Q=been adding up.
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VO-NAT


The Dalton's other daughter, a 14 year- old, escaped without injury.
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8Gilmore


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=
TAPE#net(edit of 597-07)
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Attorney General Jim Gilmore is resigning from his current post, in order to pursue the TOP job in the state.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Norfolk;


Gilmore yesterday said he'll resign on June 11th to devote all of his time to his campaign for Governor-- AND to avoid the appearance of a possible conflict of interest.
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sot tape one 12:07:54
IN Q=I will resign

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: I WILL RESIGN THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF VIRGINIA ON JUNE 11TH.))
SOT 12:08:26

((GILMORE: TO MAINTAIN PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN THAT OFFICE, THAT OFFICE DESERVES NO LESS. AND THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA DESERVE NO LESS THAN A FULL-TIME CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=@Gilmore1; :04
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=governor of virginia
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VO-NAT


Gilmore's decision is not a first--previous Virginia attorneys general who have run for governor have also resigned.
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8P-Edison


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=va tech


The Viriginia Tech football team is short one tight end starter after one of the Hokies was kicked off the team.
Blacksburg police charged 20- year- old Pedro Edison with two counts of destruction of property and resisting arrest.
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VO-NAT


Edison allegedly kicked in a car window at University Terrace apartments.
Police say they had to use spray to subdue Edison after he resisted arrest.
They say he also kicked out the window of a police cruiser while sitting in the back seat.
Edison was already due to serve two months in jail this summer for a fatal car accident in Staunton last year.
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8E-Greenbrier


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Greenbrier


Supporters of gambling at the Greenbrier have hit a lucky streak. A committee in the West Virginia legislature has endorsed a bill that would allow a local referendum.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-W. Sulphur Springs;


The Greenbrier hopes to build a monte- carlo style casino for overnight guests.
The bill approved yesterday by the Senate Finance Committee would allow slot machines along with table games.
It would also claim two- thirds of the profits for state and local governments.
The bill was sent to the Senate, where a vote is expected by Saturday.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning to the outlook for the start of your weekend--
Partly sunny today and very warm.
Highs soaring to near 80.
Clear skies tonight, with lows around 50.
Saturday looks variably cloudy and pleasant.
Highs in the 70s.
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