A single engine plane crash takes the lives of three area residents.
And a fire at Bedford Memorial hospital forces the evacuation of some
Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.
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Dozens of Bedford nursing home patients remain in limbo this afternoon
because of a fire some 15 hours ago.
Emergency crews were forced to evacuate more than 80 people last night from
Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Investigators and Carilion officials are back at the scene this afternoon
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as is Scott Prince who joins us for live update.
What's the latest Scott?
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Federal investigators are now on the scene of yesterday's fatal plane crash
in Montgomery County.
They are beginning their investigation and will be looking for a cause.
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Joe Dashiell joins us from near the crash site.
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SUPER=01-Robert Pearce/NTBS Investigator; :12
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A twelve year old Northwest Roanoke girl says she was gang-raped yesterday
The girl told police she let three teenage boys into her home, and began
having consensual sex with one of them in a bedroom.
She says several other boys entered the home and came into the room and
The girl said between 7 or 8 boys, between the ages of 16 and 18 were
Police say there was evidence of an attack in the bedroom.
So far, they haven't found any of the suspects.
Phase-two-- the penalty phase-- of the Oklahoma City bombing is underway
this afternoon in Denver.
The jury has already found Timothy McVeigh guilty of the 19-95 bombing.
Now-- it must decide if he should be put to death-- or imprisoned for
Jonathan Freed has more.
And we want to caution viewers, this report contains graphic photos from the
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LESS THAN 48-HOURS AFTER FINDING TIMOTHY MCVEIGH GUILTY OF THE OKLAHOMA CITY
BOMBING.... THE JURY OF SEVEN MEN AND FIVE WOMEN BEGIN PERHAPS THE MOST
SOUL-WRENCHING PART OF THE TRIAL.... THE PENALTY PHASE.
FEDERAL PROSECUTORS ARE SEEKING A DEATH SENTENCE.
THEIR EVIDENCE THOUGH-- WILL BE LIMITED SOMEWHAT....
JUDGE RICHARD MATSCH-- (YESTERDAY) LAID OUT GROUND RULES-- DESIGNED TO
PREVENT WHAT HE CALLED A "LYNCHING."
JOHN WALSH/CBS NEWS LEGAL ANALYST
"THE ENTIRE SYSTEM UNDER WHICH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IMPOSES THE DEATH
PENALTY IS SET-UP TO AVOID EMOTIONS OVERTAKING THE REASON OF THE JURORS."
AMONG THE ITEMS ALREADY EXCLUDED EMOTIONALLY-CHARGED PICTURES LIKE
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS -- AND SNAPSHOTS FROM VICTIM FUNERALS.... AND, A POEM
WRITTEN BY A VICTIM'S FATHER.
JURORS WILL HOWEVER SEE OFTEN GRUESOME PICTURES FROM THE BLAST-- AND HEAR
FROM SURIVORS AND RESCUERS... INCLUDING A MEMBER OF THE OKLAHOMA CITY POLICE
DEPARTMENT-- WHO UNABLE TO HELP ONE WOMAN-- HELD HER HAND -- UNTIL SHE DIED.
THEY WILL ALSO LISTEN TO A 10-YEAR OLD BOY DESCRIBE WHAT LIFE HAS BEEN LIKE-
WITHOUT HIS MOTHER.
TO MANY PEOPLE IN OKLAHOMA CITY - THE DECISION IS CLEAR: EXECUTION IS THE
CHARLES TOMLIN/FATHER OF VICTIM:
"VERY FEW PEOPLE IN THE FAMILIES, PROBABLY A THOUSAND MEMBERS WHO DON'T WANT
THAT FOR HIM."
THE DEFENSE WILL HAVE ITS HANDS TIED A BIT AS WELL.
JUDGE MATSCH HAS ALREADY RULED OUT TESTIMONY ABOUT THE WAY THE GOVERNMENT
HANDLED THE WACO SIEGE AND RUBY RIDGE SHOOT-OUT-- ENDING SPECULATION MCVEIGH'S
ATTORNEYS WILL USE THE INCIDENTS AS RATIONALE FOR THE BOMBING... WHEN THEY
ARGUE FOR A LIFE SENTENCE INSTEAD OF DEATH.
JONATHAN FREED, CBS NEWS, DENVER.))
Nashville police think they may have captured a serial killer who strikes
fast food restaurants.
Last night Paul Dennis Reid was arrested and charged with killing two
workers at a Captain D's restaurant and 3 workers at a McDonalds.
((ASSUMING THIS IS THE CORRECT PERSON I THINK EVERYONE IN NASHVILLE OUGHT TO
BREATHE AN AWFUL LOT EASIER. ))
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Reid may also be a suspect in the murders of seven people gunned down four
years ago at a fast food chicken restaurant in Palentine, Illinois.
Reid has a prison record that includes a conviction of armed and aggravated
F-B-I Director Louis Freeh is making an appearance on Capitol Hill today on
the heels of a new embarrassment for his agency.
An F-B-I SWAT van was stolen from a hotel parking lot in Memphis late Monday
It's burned out shell was found yesterday but the weapons it was transporting
They include automatic rifles and grenade launchers.
This morning Freeh told the Senate Judiciary Committee that an investigation
is under way to determine whether any bureau regulations were violated.
Thanks in part to tight Chinese security, the eighth anniversary of the
Tianamen Square tragedy has been a quiet one in Beijing.
So far there has been little sign of protest over the military attack on
student protesters that left hundreds -- and perhaps thousands -- dead.
With most Chinese dissidents either in prison or exile, those
who chose to commemorate the tragedy have done so privately.
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Still to come,
Danville police get THREE birds with one stone -- or arrest.
Some state employees want their office declared a no-smoking zone.
First, let's check in with Patrick.
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Authorities in Spotsylvania County have searched an abandoned house for
clues in the murders of two sisters.
The Washington Post says the search turned up fibers and carpet stains.
A source familiar with the killing of Kati and Kristin Lisk also told the
newspaper the girls died from asphyxiation.
The sisters disappeared May first after getting off school buses near their
Their bodies were found five days later in the South Ana river, about 40
One arrest has apparently helped Danville police close the books on a four
year old murder, a bank robbery, and the recent shooting of a ten year old boy.
Police arrested 34-year-old Frank Edward Clements Junior yesterday.
Clements is charged with murdering Tyrone Dawkins in 1993 and shooting
10-year-old Reggie Hutchins last April.
He is also accused of robbing American National Bank in Danville in 1992.
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((BILL FULLER/COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY: NO CASE IS EVER PUT ASIDE, AS THIS MURDER
CASE REVEALS. IT'S FOUR YEARS OLD. BUT CERTAINLY A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF
EMPHASIS WAS PUT ON THE SHOOTING OF THE 10 YEAR OLD CHILD BECAUSE THAT'S
UNUSUAL AND IT WAS SOMETHING THAT OF COURSE THOSE OF US IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND
THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY WANTED TO SEE RESOLVED.))
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Fuller says officials stepped up their investigation after the shooting of
Two state workers are not giving up on their complaints about second-hand
smoke in the office.
Some state buildings are smoke free.
At the state tax department, there are centrally located smoking sections.
State law requires that reasonable efforts be made to separate those areas
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.
((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.))
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The tax department says its tested the air and it meets OSHA standards for
nicotine, but it's 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
Signet Bank is leaving southwest Virginia.
The Richmond- based bank has announced a major restructuring that includes
the sale of 25 branches in our region.
Local offices will remain open until a buyer is found, and bank officials
say they will work to insure that current employees have a place in the new
Signet is reducing expenses by 58- million dollars and focusing its
attention on a core area.
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((RON OTTAVIO/SIGNET VICE PRESIDENT: WE MADE THE DECISION TO FOCUS ON THE
DENSELY POPULATED CORRIDOR THAT RUNS FROM BALTIMORE THROUGH WASHINGTON,
NORTHERN VIRGINIA, RICHMOND AND DOWN TO HAMPTON ROADS. AND WE FELT THAT IN
DOING THAT THESE PARTICULAR BRANCHES THAT SIGNET IS GOING TO SELL DID NOT FIT
INTO THE GROWTH STRATEGIES.))
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OUT Q=into the growth strategies.
Fourteen Signet branches in Roanoke, Danville and the New River Valley
employ about one hundred people.
Ottavio (oh-TAY-vee-oh) says the transition to new ownership should take
about six to nine months.
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Virginia Tech's athletic director heads to his "peachy" new post.
The kids are out of school. We'll have some tips for keeping the little
ones having fun and out of trouble.
Summer vacation is only days away for many school children.
Parents are left with the task of finding activities to keep kids involved
Kimberly McBroom joins us with more.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was
DOWN seven points.
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A local high school baseball star is headed to the Big Leagues.
The Red Wings grounded the Flyers in the Stanley Cup finals.
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Dave Braine said good bye to Virginia Tech today, and the Hokies also
announced that Senior Associate Athletic Director Sharon McCloskey will serve
as the Interim A-D.
Braine is leaving Tech to become the Athletic Director at A-C-C school
The Tech athletic program has soared to national prominence in nine years
under Braine's leadership.
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Game two of the Stanley cup finals last night with the Flyers trying to avoid
losing the first two of the series on their home ice to the Red Wings.
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Game one Philly goalie Ron Hextall on the bench.
Garth Snow was in net, and so was this eventual game winning shot by the
Wings Kirk Maltby, who drills it from long range two and a half minutes into
the second period.
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Detroit heads home for game three with a 2 games to none lead. Last night's
There was some excitement for the folks in the Glenvar area as former
Highlanders baseball star Jason Anderson was selected in the Major League
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After playing the waiting game, the Radford University pitcher, who
struck out 93 and walked only 40 batters this season, was chosen by Oakland.
((JASON ANDERSON/FOURTH ROUND PICK:))
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OUT Q=...tomorrow night"
Kelly Dampeer, Jason's teammate at Radford, still hopes to be selected in in
the later rounds. Dampeer and Anderson tried out for the Pittsburgh Pirates
over the weekend.
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OUT Q=...for ourselves"
Virginia Tech right handed pitcher Denny Wagner was selected by the
Oakland A's. He was the 42nd overall pick.
Last night was prom night for the first daughter Chelsea Clinton--- AND her
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Chelsea took the president and first lady along with her to a pre-prom
party in suburban Maryland.
Chelsea was spotted wearing an arm corsage, but no word yet on her prom