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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
125 GENERAL ELECTRIC EMPLOYEES ARE LOSING THEIR JOBS AT THE SALEM PLANT.
A VIRGINIA STATE EMPLOYEE IS FIGHTING A BATTLE OVER SECOND-HAND SMOKE IN THE WORKPLACE.
IT'S TUESDAY, JUNE THIRD... OUR TOP STORY--
A SMALL PLANE CRASHES INTO A MONTGOMERY COUNTY HILLSIDE NEAR THE ROANOKE COUNTY LINE. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=n7pt


Good Evening this is NEWS-7 Primetime, I'm Connie Stevens.
More on the plane crash in a moment but first,
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some late breaking news to report-- a fire is forcing the evacuation of dozens of people at Bedford County Memorial Hospital at this hour.
Less than 30-minutes ago, fire crews were dispatched to the hospital for a blaze that broke out on the third floor.
Nearby fire crews are responding to the call.
So far no word on the cause or injuries at this point.
NEWS-7 has crews at the hospital and will have an update.

p-plane-crash


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-28
SS=plane crash


Heading over now, close to the New River Valley.
A single-engine Cessna crashed this afternoon killing two people.
The crash occurred around five o'clock today.
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Andrew Freiden is at the crash site.
Andrew where exactly did this happen?
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P-Near-Miss


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-D
GRAPHIC=none


A near miss for a 747 plane can be a major mishap-- especially if the other plane involved is carrying the President of the United States.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


The Independent Pilot's Association has just made public an incident from last week-- a quote-- "near miss" that occurred about 200 miles west of Ireland.
The pilots of Air Force One say they didn't regard a cargo plane flying in the opposite direction as a threat to their aircraft, but did change course.
The I-P-A says the planes were within seven seconds of each other.
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P-GE-LAYOFFS


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#597-27
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((JOHN MUSHKO/GE ENGINEER: ))
SUPER=01-John Mushko/GE Engineer;
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VO-NAT


The rumors of job cuts are now fact at Salem's General Electric plant.
125-salaried positions were eliminated today.
Some employees say they were told there's not enough work.
The company that designs and manufactures control systems for large industrial machines says "the action is necessary to enhance the competitiveness of the GE business in Salem."
G-E noted this move won't impact its hourly workforce..this time it's the 30 to- 60- thousand- dollar- a- year jobs.
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((STEPHEN THOMAS/GE ENGINEER: IT'S A BROAD RANGE. THERE'S SEVERAL CATEGORIES. BUT IF YOU TAKE THE WHOLE CATEGORY THAT I WAS IN RANGED FROM 30 TO 60 THOUSAND.))
SUPER=01-Stephen Thomas/GE Engineer;
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OUT Q=to 60- thousand.
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VO-NAT


The job cuts will take place over the next four to eight weeks.
Those affected will get a week's pay for each year of service with the company.
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P-Signet


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=signet


Signet Bank is pulling out of Southwest Virginia and putting 25 branches up for sale.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Today's announcement is part of a major restructuring effort.
The Richmond-based bank will focus on its core area that includes Baltimore, Washington D-C, Richmond, and Tidewater.
Bank officials say the local branches will remain open until a buyer is found.
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SOT 11:19:48
IN Q=There will be no displacements

((RON OTTAVIO/SIGNET VICE PRESIDENT: THERE WILL BE NO DISPLACEMENTS OF EMPLOYEES AS WE MOVE THROUGH IDENTIFYING A POTENTIAL BUYER, AND CUSTOMERS WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE SAME SERVICE AND THE SAME PRODUCTS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN RECEIVING AND ARE RECEIVING FROM SIGNET RIGHT NOW.))
SUPER=01-Ron Ottavio/Signet Vice President;
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OUT Q=from Signet right now.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Signet has 14 branches in Roanoke, Danville and the New River Valley...
Together they employ about one hundred people.
The transition to a new owner should take about six to nine months.

p-smoke-complaint


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=va seal


Years of complaints of second-hand smoke in the workplace have caused problems for at least two state employees.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Some state buildings are smoke free.
At the state tax department, there are centrally located smoking sections.
State law requireds that reasonable efforts be made to separate those areas from non-smokers.
Julio Del Corso is a real estate tax appraiser there.
He's filed a grievance after months of complaints with no response from the state tax commissioner.
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((JULIO DEL CORSO/TAXATION DEPT. WORKER: I COME IN IN THE MORNING. AND I WALK TO ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF THE BUILDING AND IT'S A SMOKE AREA. IT'S AN OPEN AREA. IT'S LIKE AT A BASKETBALL COURT, YOU GO TO CENTER COURT AND PEOPLE AT CENTER COURT ARE SMOKING. AND YOU HAVE TO PASS THROUGH TO GET TO WHERE I WORK.))
SUPER=01-Julio Del Corso/State Taxation Dept.
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OUT Q=where i work.
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VO-NAT


The tax department says its tested the air and it meets OSHA standards for nicotine, but its still considering a separately ventilated smokers' room.
Del Corso says he's afraid he'll be fired for speaking out.
This issue wasn't settled in 1992 for Suzanne Bennett.
She was finally given a respirator mask by the tax department to stifle her asthma-related complaints.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Tonight on Primetime Sports- almost all the state diamond action was rained out today-- except one game...
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VO-NAT


It may sound like a contradiction in terms, but some Lynchburg residents are trying to breathe new life into the Old City Cemetery. The story when we come back.
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WEFC!!! go to break

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p-fire-update
ANCHOR=Connie


An update on the fire at Bedford County Memorial Hospital tonight.
The fire is under control.
But the evacuations continue.
School buses are apparently being called in to take people away from the area. The blaze broke out after 9-pm tonight on the second and third floors of the hospital.

P-County-Chief


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=roanoke co seal


The next police chief in Roanoke County will either be Captain Ray Lavinder or the Chief of Police in Newark (new-ARK), Delaware.
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They've narrowed a 73 person pool down to Lavinder and Chief Bill Hogan in Delaware.
One of them will be named- -possibly as soon as next week- -to
SS=Cease

replace John Cease who left last month for a job in Wilmington, North Carolina.
SS=Roanoke Co.


Lavinder is a native Virginian- He's been on the force 18 years.
Hogan was originally from Huntington, West Virginia.
He says he has family in the Roanoke Valley.

P-Braine


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-20
GRAPHIC=braine


Virginia Tech Athletic Director Dave Braine officially changed TECHS today.
Now he's a Yellow Jacket at Georgia Tech.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta;


Braine announced his decision at a press conference in Atlanta this afternoon.
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((DAVE BRAINE/FORMER TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR; I DON'T WANT ANYBODY BACK IN BLACKSBURG TO THINK THAT WE DON'T APPRECIATE WHAT THEY DID FOR US AND WHAT THEY MEANT TO US BECAUSE THEY DID AN WE'LL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL, BUT THIS IS A NEW CHALLENGE, AND IT'S A DIFFERENT TYPE OF CHALLENGE AND I'M VERY MUCH EXCITED TO HAVE THE OPPPORTUNITY TO WORK ON THAT CHALLENGE ))
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VO-NAT
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Braine had high praise for Virginia Tech president Paul Torgersen.
Torgersen says the entire university community is sad to see him go.
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(( DAVE HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE ASSET FOR VIRGINIA TECH ATHLETICS, PROBABLY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ATHLETIC DIRECTOR IN THE HISTORY OF THIS UNIVERSITY, AT THE SAME TIME WE'VE BEEN FRIENDS, AND I HAVE TO WISH HIM WELL, AND I DO WISH HIM WELL. I HOPE HE IS AS SUCCESSFUL AT GEORGIA TECH AS HE WAS AT VIRGINIA TECH ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Torgerson has appointed associate athletic director Sharon McCloskey to serve as Interim Athletic Director, while the university searches for Braine's replacement.

p-Earley


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


The lesson may be: be careful when crashing other people's news conferences.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Republican attorney general candidate Mark Earley crashed a news conference today by the National Right To Work Committee.
He brought along three lawmakers to defend his record.
Senate Majority Leader Joe Benedetti chimed in that Earley may have been "stupid enough" NOT to understand a bill he sponsored.
Right To Work Spokesman Reed Larson seized the moment.
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SOT 11:28:49
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((Sen. Joe Benedetti/R-Richmond: You can certainly forgive him for stupidity can't you? REED LARSON/NAT. RIGHT TO WORK COMMITTEE: MR. STUPID ATTORNEY GENERAL IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING. Sen. Benedetti: No no. he was very stuip in '91. He's very intelligent today. REED LARSON: IS THAT A QUALIFICATION FOR A TOP STATE LAWYER?))
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VO-NAT


The Right To Work Committee is blasting Earley for the 1991 bill in ads across the state.
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P-Visitors-Center


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


A Lynchburg group wants to tell the story of the Hill City through the graves of its founding fathers and most important citizens who are buried in the Old City Cemetery.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Now the city is trying to tell their collective story and attract more tourists to the historic burial ground.
This afternoon, city council members helped turn the first earth for an 80- thousand dollar visitors center.
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((JANE WHITE/SOUTHERN MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION: IT WILL GIVE A CENTRAL LOCATION FOR THE RECORDS, THERE NEVER HAS BEEN THAT, THEY'VE BEEN SCATTERED ALL AROUND AND THERE ARE NOT A LOT OF RECORDS IN SOME CASES. BUT IT WILL GIVE US A PLACE TO DO THAT, TO COORDINATE ACTIVITIES, IT WILL BE A LITTLE BIT OF A MUSEUM WITH SOME ARTIFACTS AND THINGS.))
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VO-NAT


Re-enactors representing notable Lynchburg residents turned out in full costume for today's event.
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Forecasts
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SUPER=331-Clouds And/Drizzle/52-54/Continued Cloudy/And Cool/63-66;
SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/With Drizzle/48-50/Mostly Cloudy/Wind E-10/62-64;
SUPER=333-Drizzle & Cool/Wind E-15/48-50/Mostly Cloudy/Wind E-10/62-64;
SUPER=334-Clouds And/Showers/48-50/Variable/Cloudiness/60-64;
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool
SUPER=x5042; Video of the Day Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


Our video of the day actually may be most distinctive for its audio.
We're going to play an excerpt of one of the eight songs played on the Carillon of the Wester-Tower in Amsterdam during World War Two.
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This music has just been re-discovered, and it may be of special interest as it's mentioned several times in the Diary of Anne Frank.
As she hid in an Amsterdam attic during the German occupation of Holland-- Anne Frank wrote that the bells-- which she could see and hear from her nearby window-- brought her peace of mind.
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SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-24
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME SPORTS


On primetime sports tonight we'll check on Dave Braine decision to trade Techs, plus Group Two-A baseball highlights coming your way.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL; :00


But first, it's official former PIstons and Nets boss Chuck Daly has come out of retirement to take over as head coach of the Orlando Magic.
The 67 year old Daly gets 3 year 15 million dollar contract.
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WIPE TO SCORES
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//Lynchburg/3/j/Wilmington/6///;
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22nd HR/;
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LATE/;
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SUPER=0103-/Detroit/3//Philadelphia/2/3/Game Two/;
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TAKE A BREAK

SP-M.Vista


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-7
GRAPHIC=VHSL PLAYOFFS


Almost all of this afternoon's and tonight's high school state quarterfinal baseball and softball was postponed until tomorrow due the rain, but we did find one game for you tonight.
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SUPER=03-Ridgeway/Group AA Quarterfinals; :00
SUPER=34-Chatham/6/Magna Vista/1; :45
SUPER=01-Tommy Scolpini/Chatham Head Coach; :55
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=...HARD AGAIN TODAY."
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(( The weather was anything but perfect in Ridgeway, as fans bundled up hoping for a little warmth from the sun.
But it was visiting Chatham that warmed things up in the top of the second as Steve Terry hits this Jonathan Taylor pitch down the third baseline driving home Ken Brumfield. 1-to-nothing Cavs.
Then in the third, Chatham, would really start burning up the bats. Thomas Meadows rips this shot to left field scoring Chad Henderson and it's 2 -to-nothing Cavs.
Still in the third, J.C. Burchett whacks a double to left field, that almost leaves the yard. Thats smash will plate two more runs to make it 4-to-nothing Chatham.
Terry would come through again with another shot down the third base line to plate two more runs as Chatham wins the game 6-to-1 and moves on to the State semi-finals where the Cavs will meet the winner of the Byrd-Abingdon game that was postponed by rain.)) ((TOMMY SCOLPINI/CHATHAM HEAD COACH:))

Sp-Draft


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-28
GRAPHIC=MLB


The Major League Baseball Draft began today and local star Jason Anderson was snatched up in the fourth round.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Radford/1997 Season; :00


After playing the waiting game today, the Radford University pitcher and former Glenvar standout was chosen by the Oakland A's.
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((JASON ANDERSON/FOURTH ROUND PICK:))
SUPER=01-Jason Anderson/Fourth Round Pick; :00
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VO-NAT(Con't)


Kelly Dampeer, Jason's teammate at Radford, was not drafted today, but could easily go tomorrow in the later rounds.
Dampeer and Anderson both worked out for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Hold MLB


Virginia Tech right handed pitcher Denny Wagner was also taken in the supplemental draft by the A's this afternoon.

Sp-Braine


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-10
SS=Braine


As we told you earlier in the newscast Dave Braine officially left Blacksburg this afternoon
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to take over the athletic director duties at Georgia Tech.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00


Virginia Tech's athletic director for the past nine and a half years officially accepted a similar post today for more money at Ga. Tech.
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((DAVE BRAINE/NEW GA. TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Dave Braine/New Ga. Tech Athletic Director; :00
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OUT Q=...COULD HAVE DONE."
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VO-NAT CON'T


Braine took an athletic program that was in shambles when he arrived in town in January of 1988 and turned it into a top notch competitor in the Bog East and Atlantic 10 conferences.
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IN Q="Dave has been a...

((PAUL TORGERSEN/VA. TECH PRESIDENT:)) ((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
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SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
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VO-NAT con't
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/December 1995;


Highly regarded Sharon McCloskey, Braine's senior associate athletic director will take over the department on an interim basis.
Although she is a legitimate candidate to succeed Braine.
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SP-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=FRENCH OPEN


And finally tonight, the French Open continued again today with what else but another upset.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Paris, France/ESPN;:00


Women's second-seed Steffi Graf experienced her earlieest exit ever from Roland Garros today, falling in the quarterfinals to number-eleven Amanda Coetzer 6-1, 6-4.
Coetzer has owned Graf this year, beating her at the Australian Open before handing her the worst beating of her career today.
Steffi committed 64 unforced errors.
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
GRAPHIC=FIRE


More on tonight's breaking news-- a fire is now under control at Bedford County Memorial Hospital--
The fire has been contained to the third floor.
The blaze broke out about 9:15 tonight.
Evacuations of the entire hospital are underway with the help of fire crews from throughout Bedford and Campbell Counties.
At least one person has been arrested for interfering with evacuations.
Traffic is backed up in that area because of the fire.
Steve Smallshaw is at the hospital and will have a full report on this That's all for us on NEWS-7 Primetime, Goodnight.. developing story on WDBJ-7, in 30 minutes.