An accident on Route 24 in Bedford leaves a family of four injured.
A pick up truck ran into the back of a sedan sending two adults and two
children to the hospital.
Three are believed to be in critical condition.
Life Guard 10 transported the family to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The names of the victims have not been released, and the condition of the
driver of the pick-up truck is not known.
A one car accident in Montgomery County today claims the life of a
Police say Monica Ruth Stevens of Troutville was speeding on Alleghany
Springs Road when she lost control of her car.
The 18-year old ran off the right side of the road then overcorrected and
veered off the left side of the road.
The Cadillac she was driving hit a tree and the car overturned.
Stevens died at the scene.
A 10 year old Danville boy is in serious condition after he was shot several
times last night.
It happened around 9-15 yesterday evening.
Police say Reggie Clay Hutchins was shot at his home on Lee Street in
IN Q=THE DOOR BELL
((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER: THE DOOR BELL RANG AND REGGIE OPENED THE
DOOR AND WHO EVER IT WAS JUST STARTED SHOOTING. I DON'T KNOW IF THEY REALIZED
THEY WERE SHOOTING A 10 YEAR OLD.))
SUPER=01-Carolyn Hutchins/Reggie's Mother;
OUT Q=A 10 YEAR OLD
Reggie was shot in the chest and shoulder.
He is in serious but stable condition at Danville Regional Hospital.
His mother feels the shooting was payback for her family's effort to clean up
IN Q=WE DON'T WANT
((WE DON'T WANT DRUG DEALERS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND WE SPOKE UP ABOUT IT. NOT
DIRECTLY TO THEM BUT THEY'VE SEEN THE POLICE COMING AND GOING. I THINK IT WAS
A VENGEANCE TYPE OF THING. THEY WANTED TO GET BACK AT MY HUSBAND AND MYSELF
AND REGGIE JUST HAPPENED TO BE THE ONE THAT WAS HURT.))
OUT Q=THAT WAS HURT
Investigators have not confirmed the motive for the shooting.
An arrest has not been made.
The body of a missing 10-year-old California boy has been found.
A park ranger found the body of Anthony Michael Martinez yesterday in a
remote California desert.
He was partially buried, his hands and feet bound with tape.
The burial site is 70 miles from his Beaumont, California home, where he was
kidnapped at knifepoint 2 weeks ago.
An autopsy was performed today... police have NOT released a cause of death.
After an agonizing search, a pilot may have found the wreckage of a missing
Search crews have been out since the A-10 fighter broke formation and
disappeared over the Colorado Rockies almost 3 weeks ago...
But there's been no sign of the plane, or it's pilot, Captain Craig Button.
Today a pilot spotted metal objects sticking out of the snow on a mountain
IN Q=the reaction is
((MAJOR GENERAL NELS RUNNING/U.S. AIR FORCE; THE REACTION IS CAUTIOUS, THE
REACTION IS, WE HAVE FOUND SOMETHING, WE'VE BEEN ON A LOT OF LEADS, WE'VE PUT
GROUND PARTIES IN AS I SAID, WE'VE TURNED SOME TURF. WE THINK NOW THAT WE HAVE
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Nels Running/U.S. Air Force;
OUT Q=we have it
Weather permitting, a ground crew will try to reach the site in the next few
Another long day in Grand Forks, North Dakota, as residents watched the
rising Red River claim more of their city.
Lee Cowan has more.
IN Q=(natsot-birds) As the sun rose
SUPER=03-Grand Forks, ND; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Winder/Resident; :35-quick
SUPER=01-Mary Myles/Evacuee; :40
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:16
OUT Q=Grand Forks North Dakota
((As the sun rose over the flooded farm fields of North Dakota another day of
waiting and wondering begins.
The appetite of the red river seems unending. Overnight it consumed even more
of grand forks and is still on the rise. More than 75-percent of the town is
under a mandatory evacuation. The town's mayor lost her home this morning.
PAT OWENS/MAYOR OF GRAND FORKS:
(NAT OF PEOPLE INSIDE)
Of the city's 50-thousand residents who were forced to flee, some 3-thousand
of them are now living here -- an evacuation shelter in a nearby air force
(nat church service)
In a racquetball court converted into a church there were prayers of thanks
for no lives lost and for understanding.
FATHER GERALD POTTER:
((WE CAN HANDLE...))
((WHY DID THE WORST FLOOD OF RECORDED HISTORY HAVE TO HAPPEN HERE.))
GOD SAVED US, BUT AT LEAST WE....))
In homes that remained dry doors are flying open offering shelter to friends
and family and anyone else who needs it.
((JIM WINDER/RESIDENT/GOOD SAMARITAN:
you gotta do it, you gotta help...))
((MARY MYLES/FLOOD EVACUEE:
IT"S WONDERFUL THAT EVERYONE"S HELPED US OUT))
(NAT OF HELICOPTER)
Misery defined itself not only through water but fire too. About a dozen
buildings are now either damaged or destroyed by a raging blaze that started
A town helpless against a flood was now helpless again. With no way for fire
crews to get at the flames the only choice was to wait for help from the air.
Lee Cowan, CBS News, Grand Forks, North Dakota.))
State Democrats are warning that Attorney General James Gilmore could be
facing a conflict of interest.
A month ago the republican candidate for governor accepted a 50-thousand
dollar donation from televangelist Pat Robertson.
Last August Gilmore refused a Democratic state senator's request to
investigate the Christian Coalition -- a group founded by Robertson.
To date, Gilmore has received a total of 100-thousand dollars from the
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at eleven, the mystery of the electronic stalker is
solved-- with a bit of a surprise ending,
and 18 hundred Goodyear workers in Danville hit the picket lines. It's part of
a national strike. We'll have details, but first, here's Andrew with a preview
of the week's forecast.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will NOT be indicted in an
influence peddling scandal.
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;
Netanyahu was suspected of making a cabinet appointment, in return for
Israel's Attorney General says the Prime Minister's actions raise questions,
but there is NOT enough evidence to file charges.
Netanyahu admitted he made mistakes, but says he committed no crime.
Opposition leaders are still calling for him to resign.
The mystery of the electronic stalker in Canada has been solved.
An Ontario couple told police someone was tapping their phone lines, and
controlling the electricity in their home.
Now the couple's 15-year-old son has admitted he was behind it all.
In a letter to a Detroit television station, the couple says it started as a
prank that got out of hand.
They say the boy will get counseling... police say they won't file any
18 hundred workers in Danville are among those striking Goodyear nationwide.
United Steelworkers members say contract talks with the company have broken
off because management is seeking concessions.
In a written statement company officials say they have negotiated in good
They claim the union's position hurts the company's ability to compete in
the current marketplace.
No new talks have been scheduled.
Nationally 12-thousand-500 Steelworkers walked off the job.
Goodyear is the largest tire maker in North America.
Route 2-20 looked like pit-row this morning as many of the businesses along
the way to Martinsville set up "pit-stops" for race day motorists.
The Plateau Plaza started the practice during the fall racing season.
There's been a steady flow of business all day.
Management says twice as many people are hitting the pits this year now that
the word is out.
IN Q=WE DO, DO
((DEBORAH RUSSELL/BOJANGLE'S: WE DO, DO IT FOR THE RACE FANS. IT MAKES IT
EASY SOME OF THEM DRIVE RIGHT UP AND WE JUST HAND IT TO THEM. THEY DON'T EVEN
HAVE TO GET OUT OF THEIR CAR.))
OUT Q= OF THEIR CAR(LAUGHING)
In the pits, race fans were able to top-off their tanks, check their tires
and load up on refreshments.
Russell says the pit-stop will be open every race day.
And if the business warrants they may open the pit for everyday travelers as
According to our mail, viewers continue to give Governor Allen the thumbs up
for his proclamation of Confederate History and Heritage Month.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has Feedback for this week.
IN Q=We have Black History
OUT Q=McKean, News-7.
(( "We have Black History Month each February. Why isn't there a White
History Month?" wrote a viewer from Pulaski.
"I feel that we are still paying for the past (as whites). Let it go! It is
done and over with. Stop making us feel guilty of the past, something we had
nothing to do with! It is time to grow up and move on."
And from Hillsville came this note:
"Personally, I feel he has been our best Governor and is very honest and
straightforward. We have Black History Month, TV shows that are all Black,
Black Miss America and the list goes on. All groups should have the same rights
to celebrate their heritage and if someone doesn't want to celebrate that is
also their right. I hope Governor Allen sticks to his guns."
If you'd like to take part in the debate on this issue, or some other topic
in the news, address your letter to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke
Our fax number is 343-7269.
For email, the address is email@example.com.
And don't forget our on-line moderated forum on our web page: www.wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next on News 7 at eleven, some high school seniors learned an
important lesson away from the classroom. We'll check out a networking
and Roanoke's downtown market had an international appeal today. We'll show
you the sights and sounds of the Local Colors Celebration.
MUSIC UP FULL
Some Virginia Tech students were out pounding the pavement today in support
of Leonard Peltier--a Native American prisoner.
Peltier is serving two life sentences for the 1975 murder of two government
agents in South Dakota.
But, some consider him to be a political prisoner.
Today, the Native American Program, a student organization at Virginia Tech,
held a rally and march through part of Blacksburg.
The group is hoping the event will spark a flood of letters to the President
demanding that Peltier be pardoned.
When it comes to finding a job, WHO you know is as important as WHAT you
know, as some Roanoke students found out.
More than 300 high school seniors came out with resumes in hand to the
annual Roanoke Area Job Opportunities Convention.
IN Q=I am impressed
((KRISTI WEISE/LORD BOTETOURT SENIOR: I AM IMPRESSED WITH THE COUNTY OF
ROANOKE BECAUSE THEY HAVE THIS PROGRAM FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION-- CHILDREN THAT I
LIKE TO WORK WITH, AND IT'S A SUMMER JOB THAT I'M LOOKING FOR SO, THEY HAVE
THAT AVAILABLE TO ME. ))
SUPER=01-Kristi Weise/Lord Botetourt Senior;
OUT Q=available to me
Michael Andrews left the fair with a job waiting for him after graduation
at Precision Fabrics.
IN Q=I was expecting
((MICHAEL ANDREWS/PATRICK HENRY SENIOR: I WAS EXPECTING TO GET INTERVIEWED,
BUT I REALLY WASN'T EXPECTING TO GET HIRED.))
SUPER=01-Michael Andrews/Patrick Henry Senior;
OUT Q=to get hired
Nearly 60 area businesses set up shop at the fair.
Representatives say they've been impressed with the students.
IN Q=WE look for absolutely
((BERT THOMPSON/CONNEX PIPE SYSTEMS: WE LOOK FOR ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING, AND
THAT'S WHAT'S HERE-- ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. THE KIDS ARE PREPARED. THEY'RE
READY AND WE'RE READY. I'M VERY IMPRESSED.))
SUPER=01-Bert Thompson/Connex Pipe Systems;
OUT Q=very impressed
The school systems taking part in the event included Roanoke, Salem, as
well as the counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, and Craig.
Imagine walking around the world, in one afternoon...
That's exactly what you could do today, at Roanoke's annual Local Colors
A walk around the City Market takes you through the sights and sounds of
more than 40 countries.
Featured events included an international fashion show,
all kinds of arts and crafts,
and just about everywhere you went, someone was dancing.
IN Q=you know without
((PEARL FU/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; YOU KNOW WITHOUT LEAVING ROANOKE YOU CAN TRAVEL
FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY, LEARNING ABOUT THE CULTURES, TASTING AUTHENTIC FOODS
AND SPREADING PEACE AND GOODWILL THROUGH OUT THE WHOLE MARKET AREA.))
SUPER=01-Pearl Fu/Executive Director;
OUT Q=whole market area
Organizers say the Local Colors celebration makes the whole world a little
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SUPER=334-Light Rain/Late/38-42/Rain/Storms Possible/53-57;
Jeff Gordon won the Goody's 500 yesterday in Martinsville and he did so in
dominating fashion by leading 432 of the races 500 laps.
Mike Stevens has more on the race.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Goody's 500; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Goody's 500 Winner; :58
SUPER=01-Bobby Hamilton/Finished Second; 1:44
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/Finished Fourth; 1:52
OUT Q=........news 7 sports."
That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.
Miami quarterback Bernie Kosar announced his retirement from the N-F-L
The 33-year old Kosar says he's giving up the game because he can't give all
his attention to football anymore.
Kosar played for 12 years and although he was a free agent he was expected
to resign with the Dolphins.
Kosar retires as the third lowest career interception percentage of all time.
He also won a Super Bowl ring as a backup with Dallas in 1993.
Several players from sttate schools were selected in the N-F-L draft today.
Virginia Tech defensive back Antonio Banks was picked in the fourth round
by Minnesota. And Dallas took James Madison wide receiver Macey Brooks in the
In the fifth round, Detroit picked up Virginia defensive end Duane Ashman
and Miami took James Madison tight end Ed Perry.
And Tech linebacker Cornell Brown was drafted by Baltimore in the sixth
And coming up, The Kinston Indians leave Salem with a win the Washington
Bullets are in the Playoffs.
And the Chicago Cubs post their
first win ending a 14 game losing streak.
Over in Salem yesterday, The Kinston Indians beat the Salem Avalanche 7 to
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Indians; :
A nice day to be outside at a ball game.
The Avalanche made a move in the seventh Ben Petrick hits a line drive to
right centerfield scoring a run and the game was tied at 3 to 3 in the inning.
But the Indians got two runs in the 8-th. Ricky Gonzales hits a fly ball
to centerfield a runner tags at third and scores and Kinston took a 4 to 3
Still in the 8-th John McDonald SUPER=37-Kinston/7/Salem/4/;hits a line
drive to left centerfield scoring a runner from second to make it 5 to 3
Indians and Kinston holds on to win the game 7 to 4.
The Chicago Cubs snapped their 14 game losing streak this afternoon beating
New York 4 to 3 in the second game of a doubleheader.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/WGN; :
The Cubs fans new the streak had to end.
But in the bottom of the fourth New York's Matt Franco gets all of this
pitch sending it over the right field wall for a solo homer and a 1 to nothing
Chicago rallied Rey Sanchez hits this line drive single to left center
field scoring a run and the Cubs took a 2 to 1 lead in the top of the sixth.
Then Turk Wendell retires this SUPER=35-Chicago/4/New York/3/;batter who
hits a grounder to short for the final out of the game and the Cubs win beating
the Mets 4 to 3.
Jimmy Key picked up his third win today as the Baltimore Orioles beat Boston
11 to 1.
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/HTS; :
Davey Johnson likes what he's watching from the dugout this afternoon.
In the top of the fourth, Jeffery Hammonds hits this shot off the wall in
deep left centerfield scoring two runs and the Orioles took the quick 2 to
Still in the fourth, Rafael SUPER=35-Baltimore/11/Boston/1/; Palmiero
comes throw with a hit off the wall in the same area for a double to make it 6
to nothing Orioles and Baltimore wins it 11 to 1.
For the first time since 1988, The Washington Bullets have advanced to the
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/NBC SPORTS; :
The Bullets in Cleveland to take on MIke Fratello's Cavaliers.
Cleveland took the early lead when Tyrone Hill goes to the offensive boards
for the tap in to make it 16 to 11 Cavaliers.
But the Bullets rallied. Chris SUPER=32-Washington/85/Cleveland/81/;
Webber gets it inside for two of his game high 24 points and the Bullets beat
Cleveland 85 to 81.
Mike Stevens will have a wrap-up of yesterday's action at Martinsville.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/FOX SPORTS; :
In Miami this afternoon, The Fans wanting to see the cup.
But Veteran Wayne Gretzky scored a goal and had an assist as the New York
Rangers beat Florida to tie the playoff series at 1 to 1.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0092-/Chicago/2/j/New York/8////New York/3/j/Chicago/4///;
SUPER=0092-/Florida/0/j/San Francisco/2////St. Louis/2/j/San Diego/8///;
SUPER=0096-j/Houston/103//San Antonio/99////L.A. Lakers/96/j/Portland/100///;
SUPER=0103-j/New York/3//Florida/0////Colorado/3/j/Chicago/4//Two OT'S/;
OUT Q=....last score."
The star of the sitcom "Suddenly Susan" is suddenly married.
Tennis star Andre Agassi and actress Brooke Shields were married today in
A minister at a small Episcopal Church confirms that the wedding did take
The couple was spirited into the church as four helicopters, presumably
carrying photographers, hovered overhead.