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7E-Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-53
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One of two suspects jailed in connection with the burning and decapitation of a black man in Grayson County won't be back on the streets anytime soon.
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Yesterday, a judge denied bond for Thirty-six- year- old Emmett Cressell
(CRESS-ULL), Junior for his alleged role in the murder of Garnett Johnson.


Cressell's attorney argued that his client is not a threat to society.
But PROSECUTORS pointed to Cressell's record.
The 36- year- old was free on bond for malicious wounding at the time of Johnson's murder.
Several of the victim's family members attended yesterday's hearing.
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IN Q=I feel

((PAT JOHNSON/VICTIM'S COUSIN:I FEEL IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT OUR FAMILY SHOW OUR SUPPORT, IT'S IMPORTANT TO US AND THE COMMUNITY THAT MR. CRESSELL NOT BE RELEASED AND I WAS GRATEFUL THAT HE DID NOT RECEIVE BOND. ))
SUPER=01-Pat Johnson/Victim's Cousin; :00
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OUT Q=receive bond.
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There's a report out that Cressell will help the prosecution with its case.
NEWS 7 spoke to a source close to the investigation who says the two sides have been talking but that nothing "is in stone".
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7E-Prison-search


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-59
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An excavation of a state prison Camp in Pulaski County has left authorities without answers in their search for the remains of the warden's wife.
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A team of forensic experts, about 30 search dogs and police spent three days last week digging behind the Pulaski Correctional Unit.
They were searching for the remains of Carol Smith, the wife of WARDEN David L. Smith. Carol Smith disappeared more than three years ago.
The search apparently turned up nothing.
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State police confirmed that they wrapped up the operation at the prison camp late Friday, but won't say any more about it.

75-Smyth-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
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TAPE#597-33
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And officials in Smyth County are still searching for the cause of last week's intense chemical fire at a plastics plant.
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SUPER=03-Smyth Co.;


Sheriff's deputies, state police and federal officials with the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating.
SUPER=04-Thursday;


The Marley Molding's warehouse burned for nearly two days-- sending a thick cloud of black smoke into the air-- for several miles.
Authorities have spent the past few days sifting through debris and interviewing witnesses.
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((CHIP SHULER/SMYTH CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:RIGHT, WHAT THEY SAW, MAYBE WHERE, GIVE US A GENERAL LOCATION OF WHERE THEY SAW THE FLAMES FIRST COMING THROUGH AND PEOPLE, THEY'VE BEEN REALLY GREAT, THEY TALKED TO US, COOPERATED VERY WELL. ))
SUPER=01-Chip Shuler/Smyth Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
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Authorities estimate damage to the building at more than one million dollars.
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7E-Stanley


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-51
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After pleading guilty to a lesser charge a Franklin County man accused of shooting his son, will spend six months in jail.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Moonshiner William "Dee" Stanley has been sentenced to report to jail September 15th.
He pleaded guilty yesterday to owning a gun after being convicted of a felony in exchange for dropping the malicious wounding charges.
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((CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY:THE MAXIMUM HE COULD HAVE GOTTEN WAS FIVE YEARS AND HE PLED GUILTY TO THE CHARGE AND TOOK THREE YEARS, TWO AND A HALF OF THAT WAS SUSPENDED))
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SUPER=04-April;


Scott Stanley was shot in the stomach in February of last year following an altercation with his father.
The case was dismissed in April because the victim could not remember if his father had shot him or not.
Scott Stanley says his memory was clouded by drugs and alcohol the night of the shooting.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your mid-week forecast... Partly sunny skies with highs in the low to mid 80's. Tonight looks cloudy with lows in the low to mid 60's..
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 8/28/97
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Movie Review
"Money Talks" is an effective vehicle for Chris Tucker's fast talking wild eyed character, Franklin; but otherwise the movie is pretty standard stuff.
Franklin is fingered for a murder he didn't commit by James, Charlie Sheen, who is a TV newsman desperate for a story.
Franklin decides that James owes him the chance to clear his name. James needs a good news story so the two team up.
In order to get an exclusive James passes Franklin off as a college buddy, even at his own wedding rehearsal. Heather Locklear is James' bride to be and her father Paul Sorvino buys Franklin's story that he is the son of Vic Damone.
"Money Talks" rates a C+. The promising start gets lost in a typical hollywood ending: a blood bath at the L.A. Colosseum including lots of violence and pyrotechnics. But Tucker comes off well. His Character is reminiscent of Eddie Murphy when he was young and funny. cutopen
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55Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#net (edit of 97-53)
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


One of the men charged in connection with the murder of a Grayson County man may turn state's evidence.
But Emmett Cressell Junior was denied bond yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Independence;


His attorney says Cressell walked eight miles to report the murder of Garnett Johnson.
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((MARK CLAYTOR/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY:HE AND A PLEASANT ACQUAINTANCE ACTUALLY RAN THROUGH A BRIAR PATCH, DOWN OVER A HILL, UP ACROSS A BANK TO A ROAD, FLAGGED DOWN A PASSING VEHICLE AND THEN WENT DOWN TO THE GRAYSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND SAID, HEY THIS IS WHAT'S GOING ON. ))
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SUPER=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney;
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But that argument, and others, were NOT enough to free the 36- year old.
It turns out Cressell was free on bond, in connection with a separate incident, at the time of Garnett Johnson's murder.
Several of the victim's family members were in the courtroom, when Cressell and his mother testified.
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((PAT JOHNSON/VICTIM'S COUSIN:I WAS GRATEFUL THAT HE DID NOT RECEIVE BOND, I FELT SORRY FOR HIS FAMILY, FOR HIS MOTHER ESPECIALLY, BUT I THINK IT'S THE BEST THINK FOR THIS COMMUNITY THAT HE WAS NOT RELEASED.))
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A source close to the investigation says Cressell may help the prosecution, although nothing is set in stone.
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55E-Chemical-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation


A joint effort is underway by Federal, state and local officials to find the cause of last week's massive chemical blaze in Smyth County.
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SUPER=03-Smyth Co./Thursday;


The "Marley Mouldings" warehouse in Atkins caught fire last Wednesday sending a cloud of black smoke into the air for several miles.
The fire burned for about two days before it was put out using a special foam that smothered the blaze.
Yesterday sheriff's officials, state police and agents with the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms continued to search for a cause.
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((CHIP SHULER/SMYTH CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:IN A FIRE THIS MASSIVE WE NEED TO POOL OUR RESOURCES AND DO THE BEST JOB WE CAN, OF COURSE, STATE POLICE, FEDERAL AGENCIES, HAVE LONGER ARMS THAN WE HAVE HERE IN THE COUNTY, THEY'RE A TREMENDOUS HELP TO US. ))
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Officials estimate damage to the building at more than a million dollars.
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55E-Prison-search


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NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-59
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The digging is over at a Pulaski County state prison camp, with no signs of the warden's wife.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Last Week;


A team of forensic experts, about 30 search dogs and police spent three days last week digging behind the Pulaski Correctional Unit.
They were searching for the remains of Carol Smith, the wife of WARDEN David L. Smith.
She disappeared more than three years ago.
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55Three-Domestic


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=Why Does She Stay


Fear or denial have kept many longtime victims of domestic abuse from seeking help.
Many have also experienced abuse in other relationships, and continue getting caught in the cycle.
But some counselors believe the key to ending the ABUSE-- is getting through to the ABUSER.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Family Services of the Roanoke Valley offers group therapy for men who have battered their wives or girlfriends.
Counselor Steve Miller believes the weekly sessions are an important first step.
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((STEVE MILLER/FAMILY SERVICES OF RKE. VALLEY: I BELIEVE TREATMENT IS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL. I DON'T BELIEVE TREATMENT IS THE ONLY TOOL. I THINK IT HAS TO WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. ))
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TAKE GRAPHIC FULL SCREEN-essC
Tonight, we wrap up our series, "Why Does She Stay?" by exploring ways to end the cycle of domestic violence.
That's tonight on News 7 at six and eleven.
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55weather


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Let's shift our focus now to Wednesday's weather--
Looking like a partly sunny day, with a slight chance of afternoon showers.

Highs in the low to mid 80s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the low to mid 60s.
As we check the extended forecast--
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8E-Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


One of the two suspects in the burning and decapitation of a black man in Grayson County may end up as a witness for the prosecution.
But for now 36 year old Emmett Cressel Junior will remain behind bars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Independence;


A judge yesterday denied cressel bond.
He's charged with first degree murder in the death of Garnett Johnson.
Cressell's attorney argued that his client is not a threat to society.
But PROSECUTORS pointed to Cressell's record.
Cressell was free on bond for malicious wounding at the time of Johnson's murder.
Several of the victim's family members attended yesterday's hearing.
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29:45:18
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IN Q=I feel

((PAT JOHNSON/VICTIM'S COUSIN:I FEEL IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT OUR FAMILY SHOW OUR SUPPORT, IT'S IMPORTANT TO US AND THE COMMUNITY THAT MR. CRESSELL NOT BE RELEASED AND I WAS GRATEFUL THAT HE DID NOT RECEIVE BOND. ))
SUPER=01-Pat Johnson/Victim's Cousin; :00
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OUT Q=receive bond.
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There's a report out that Cressell will help the prosecution with its case, but that nothing "is in stone".
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85-Smyth-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-33
GRAPHIC=fire investigation


The investigation into what caused last weeks massive Warehouse fire continues in Symth County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Smyth Co.;


Sheriff's deputies, state police and federal officials with the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating.
SUPER=04-Thursday;


The Marley Molding's warehouse burned for nearly two days-- sending a thick cloud of black smoke into the air-- for several miles.
Authorities have spent the past few days sifting through debris and interviewing witnesses.
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((CHIP SHULER/SMYTH CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:RIGHT, WHAT THEY SAW, MAYBE WHERE, GIVE US A GENERAL LOCATION OF WHERE THEY SAW THE FLAMES FIRST COMING THROUGH AND PEOPLE, THEY'VE BEEN REALLY GREAT, THEY TALKED TO US, COOPERATED VERY WELL. ))
SUPER=01-Chip Shuler/Smyth Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
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OUT Q=very well.
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Authorities estimate damage to the building at more than one million dollars.
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8E-Stanley


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=Stanley, Dee


After being accused of shooting his son, a Franklin county moonshiner will spend six months in jail for a DIFFERENT crime.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co;


William "Dee" Stanley has been sentenced to report to jail September 15th.
He pleaded guilty yesterday to owning a gun after being convicted of a felony in exchange for dropping the malicious wounding charges.
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SOT 1:34:16:22
IN Q=The maximum

((CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY:THE MAXIMUM HE COULD HAVE GOTTEN WAS FIVE YEARS AND HE PLED GUILTY TO THE CHARGE AND TOOK THREE YEARS, TWO AND A HALF OF THAT WAS SUSPENDED))
SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood
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OUT Q=of that was suspended
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SUPER=04-April;


Scott Stanley was shot in the stomach in February of last year following an altercation with his father.
The case was dismissed in April because the victim could not remember if his father had shot him or not.
Scott Stanley says his memory was clouded by drugs and alcohol the night of the shooting.
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8Three-Domestic


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=Why Does She Stay


Many victims of domestic abuse say they've spent their lives caught in a cycle of violence.
But some counselors believe a way of ending the cycle is effectively treating the ABUSER.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Family Services of the Roanoke Valley offers group therapy for men who have battered their wives or girlfriends.
Counselor Steve Miller believes the weekly sessions are an important first step.
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IN Q=I believe treatment

((STEVE MILLER/FAMILY SERVICES OF RKE. VALLEY: I BELIEVE TREATMENT IS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL. I DON'T BELIEVE TREATMENT IS THE ONLY TOOL. I THINK IT HAS TO WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Miller/Family Services;
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TAKE GRAPHIC FULL SCREEN-essC
Tonight, we wrap up our series, "Why Does She Stay?".
We'll have an interview with a man who's currently in the anger management program.
That's tonight on News 7 at six and eleven.
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8weather


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Time again to take a look at the mid- week forecast--
Partly sunny skies today, maybe some isolated showers this afternoon.
Highs in the low to mid 80s.
Partly cloudy overnight, with lows falling into the 60s.
Lots of sunshine for the rest of the work week...
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