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75-Bramblett


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TAPE#97-72
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The defense will continue to present its case in the Earl Bramblett trial today.
Yesterday, the prosecution wrapped up its case with an inmate from the county jail who says Bramblett admitted some key elements of the crime.
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The jury also heard more of the audio tapes Bramblett recorded a year or two before the Hodges were killed.
At one point Bramblett said he thought Blaine Hodges had a gun.
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Bramblett's fellow inmate says Bramblett told him he made the tapes to make everybody believe was crazy.
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The defense put on a fingerprint expert, a woman who saw a couple of men in a car from New Jersey around the time the fire broke out--
Also-- a woman who says she smoked crack cocaine with Teresa and Blaine Hodges in the 80's.
Bramblett's lawyers are expected to rest THEIR case this morning.

7E-Walton


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TAPE#97-64
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Some shocking discoveries about the plans of a Danville man convicted of triple murder.
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Percy Levar Walton will be sentenced today for killing three of his neighbors last November.
Fellow inmate Lacey Johnson says Walton described the shootings while watching a TV crime show in jail.
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Walton apparently shot Elizabeth Kendrick twice as the elderly woman begged for mercy in her home, then he shot her husband Jesse.
Johnson says Walton asked to use 33- year- old Archie Moore's phone and found out Moore's name before shooting him, too.
Johnson says Walton looked for more victims at the mall and a local apartment complex -- and talked about going on a shooting spree at a pool so he could be famous.
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Walton could get the death penalty -- his sentencing is today.

7S-Hutcherson


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TAPE#97-81
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A 450- dollar fine is the punishment for a truck driver who hit and killed a woman on a bicycle in Lynchburg last spring.
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Thirty-six- year- old Dawn LaReau (luh-ROE) was riding her bike along Route 501 when 70- year- old James E. Hutcherson tried to pass her.
Authorities say Hutcherson did NOT give LaReau enough room, and his tractor trailer struck her from behind.
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((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG PROSECUTOR: OUR INVESTIGATION MADE IT CLEAR THAT DAWN LAREAU WAS RIDING APPROPRIATELY. SHE WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE EDGE OF THE ROAD, AS CLOSE AS SHE COULD SAFELY BE AND THAT MR. HUTCHERSON SIMPLY DID NOT GIVE HER ADEQUATE ROOM IN ATTEMPTING TO PASS.))
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Petty hopes the case sends a message to both motorists and cyclists to be more careful on the road.
LaReau's family is reportedly considering a civil suit against Hutcherson.
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75-Pumpkin-Gleaning


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TAPE#597-44
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There's no trick about it..
Some Roanoke Valley families are getting treat this Halloween weekend.
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A farmer in Salem plowed his tractor through a pumpkin patch-
Volunteers from the Society of Saint Andrews and the Southwest Virginia Food Bank picked the pumpkins to distribute to area families.
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((NANCY TEW/SOCIETY OF ST. ANDREWS:THESE ARE GOING TO LOW INCOME DAYCARE CENTERS AND EACH CHILD WILL BRING HOME A PUMPKIN TONIGHT.WE'RE GOING TO SERVE 265 FAMILIES WILL HAVE PUMPKINS.))
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Garrett Farms provided the pumpkins for the harvest.
The soon-to-be jack-o-lanterns were delivered to the head start program and many smiling faces.
The Society of St. Andrew will be gathering apples this weekend and other crops throughout the holidays.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your Thursday forecast... Look for mostly sunny skies with temperatures warming into the mid to upper 60's for the highs.
Increasing clouds by tonight with cool overnight lows in the upper 30's to low 40's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 10/31/97
Friday: (Halloween!)

SUPER=130-26/Douglas Greer/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-1/Paul Henderson/Danville;



SUPER=130-68/Sarah Martin/Salem;



SUPER=130-13/Brandon Powell/Goshen;



SUPER=130-40/Steve Floyd/Rockbridge Baths;



SUPER=130-16/Jennifer Jennings/Salem;



SUPER=130-/Craig Graves/Troutville;



SUPER=130-/Cassandra Wooden/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-12/Alexis Say/Smith Mountain Lake;


Saturday: (November 1st)

SUPER=130-12/Mallory Mann/Vinton;



SUPER=130-68/Lawrence Wilhelm/Glasgow;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-56th/Edison & Sadie Allen/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-6/Crystal Witcher/Callands;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/George & Lois Saunders/Chamblissburg;



SUPER=130-12/B.J. Compton/Floyd;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Gina Phillips/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-52/Patricia Hancock/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-50/Marie Hall/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-20/Johnny Cox/Hurt;


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555-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-72
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The defense continues to present its case today at the trial of accused mass murderer Earl Bramblett.
The prosecution wrapped up its case yesterday with an inmate from the county jail who claims Bramblett admitted some key elements of the crime.
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VO-NAT


The jury also heard more of the audio tapes Bramblett recorded a year or two before the Hodges were killed.
At one point Bramblett said he thought Blaine Hodges had a gun.
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OUT Q=he certainly deserves.
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VO-NAT


Bramblett's fellow inmate says Bramblett told him he made the tapes to make everybody believe he was crazy.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


The defense put on a fingerprint expert, a woman who saw a couple of men in a car from New Jersey around the time the fire broke out--
Also-- a woman who says she smoked crack cocaine with Teresa and Blaine Hodges in the 80's.
Bramblett's lawyers are expected to rest THEIR case this morning.

55E-Walton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-64
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In Danville, a man CONVICTED of mass murder may have been plotted even more killings.
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Percy Levar Walton will be sentenced today for killing three of his neighbors last November.
Fellow inmate Lacey Johnson says Walton described the shootings while the two were in jail together.
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Year;


Johnson says Walton told him he shot Elizabeth Kendrick twice as the elderly woman begged for mercy in her home, then he shot her husband Jesse.
Johnson says Walton asked to use 33- year- old Archie Moore's phone before shooting him.
Johnson says Walton looked for more victims at the mall and a local apartment complex -- and talked about going on a shooting spree at a pool so he could be famous.
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Walton could receive the death penalty.

555-Hutcherson


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A truck driver has been fined 450 dollars in connected with a fatal accident last spring that tooke the life of bicycle rider.
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Thirty-six- year- old Dawn (la-ROE) LaReau died instantly after
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/May 2;

she was hit while bicycling along Route 501 in Lynchburg.
Seventy- year- old James Hutcherson pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of improper passing.
Prosecutor Bill Petty says he made the unusual move of indicting Hutcherson on the traffic charges to send a message to motorists.
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((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG PROSECUTOR: I THINK WE'VE MADE THE POINT. I HATE TO USE HIM AS AN EXAMPLE, BECAUSE FRANKLY, WHILE HE MADE A MISTAKE IN THIS CASE, THERE'S CERTAINLY NO EVIDENCE THAT HE DID ANYTHING INTENTIONALLY WRONG.))
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Petty says he also wants police to start cracking down on bicyclists who operate in an unsafe manner.
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55Barnes-Noble


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Book and music lovers have a new place to shop in Roanoke County.
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Barnes and Noble opened for business yesterday.
The store has its own blend of Starbucks coffee and a cafe where customers can sit down with a book, or a friend.
Store management hopes the relaxed atmosphere attracts customers.
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((JEANETTE ARSENAULT/STORE MANAGER: WE DO INVITE OUR CUSTOMERS TO COME IN AND BROWSE AS LONG AS THEY WOULD LIKE. WE HAVE SOFT, CUSHIONY CHAIRS FOR PEOPLE TO COME SIT IN AND READ BOOKS FOR PEOPLE TO COME SIT IN AND READ BOOKS ALL DAY IF THEY WOULD LIKE. ))
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Children's books were the most popular buy yesterday.
In fact, the store already sold out of two books about Halloween.
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((MARK FRYE/BOOK LOVER: MY SON IMMEDIATELY SPOTTED THE KIDS' SECTION. HE LOVES BOOKS AND SAW THE HALLOWEEN BOOKS OUT FRONT HERE. ))
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The store has more than 130-thousand titles on its shelves.
It also has a music section, complete with listening stations.
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55weather


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Turning your attention now to weather--
Thursday's forecast is mostly sunny and mild, with highs in the upper 60s.
Clouds will gradually increase overnight, with lows around 40.
The extended outlook is cloudier, with showers likely this weekend.
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85-Bramblett


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TAPE#97-72
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A fellow jail inmate was the last witness for the prosecution yesterday in the capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett.
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VO-NAT


The jury also heard more of the audio tapes Bramblett recorded a year or two before the Hodges were killed.
At one point Bramblett said he thought Blaine Hodges had a gun.
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OUT Q=he certainly deserves.
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Bramblett's fellow inmate says Bramblett told him he made the tapes to make everybody believe he was crazy.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


The defense put on a fingerprint expert, a woman who saw a couple of men in a car from New Jersey around the time the fire broke out--
Also-- a woman who says she smoked crack cocaine with Teresa and Blaine Hodges in the 80's.
Bramblett's lawyers are expected to rest THEIR case this morning.

8E-Walton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-64
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He wanted to be famous-- that's said to be the reason a Danville man committed murder.
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VO-NAT


Percy Levar Walton will be sentenced today for killing three of his neighbors last November.
Fellow inmate Lacey Johnson says Walton described the shootings while watching a TV crime show in jail.
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Year;


Walton apparently shot Elizabeth Kendrick twice as the elderly woman begged for mercy in her home, then he shot her husband Jesse.
Johnson says Walton asked to use 33- year- old Archie Moore's phone and found out Moore's name before shooting him, too.
Johnson says Walton looked for more victims at the mall and a local apartment complex -- and talked about going on a shooting spree at a pool so he could be famous.
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Walton could get the death penalty -- his sentencing is today.

85-Hutcherson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#597-43
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A 450- dollar fine is the punishment for a truck driver who struck and killed a bicyclist in Lynchburg last spring.
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VO-NAT


Thirty-six- year- old Dawn (la-ROE) LaReau died instantly after
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/May 2;

she was hit while bicycling along Route 501.
Seventy- year- old James Hutcherson pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of improper passing.
Prosecutor Bill Petty says he made the unusual move of indicting Hutcherson on the traffic charges to send a message to motorists.
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((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG PROSECUTOR: I THINK WE'VE MADE THE POINT. I HATE TO USE HIM AS AN EXAMPLE, BECAUSE FRANKLY, WHILE HE MADE A MISTAKE IN THIS CASE, THERE'S CERTAINLY NO EVIDENCE THAT HE DID ANYTHING INTENTIONALLY WRONG.))
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Petty says he also wants police to start cracking down on bicyclists who operate in an unsafe manner.
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85-Wythe-Band


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-41
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The mother of a Wythe county teenager says DISCRIMINATION is the reason her son was denied participation in his school's weekend band competition.
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David Taylor is enrolled in weekly water therapy, but his mother says BAND is his favorite part of school.
The eighth grader was born with spinal meningitis and uses a wheelchair.
Saturday, the Fort Chiswell High school marching band travelled to Tennessee for a competition, but he was kept off the field.
David holds props when the band is performing.
Tuesday, Judy Taylor filed a civil right's complaint.
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((JUDY TAYLOR/DAVID'S MOTHER:IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF HIM BEING IN HIGH SCHOOL, HE'S PART OF A GROUP, HE GETS TO DO WHAT THE OTHER KIDS DO, HE ENJOYS LIFE, AND HE REALLY ENJOYS MUSIC. ))
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Taylor says school officials told her David wasn't allowed to perform because he missed two prior competitions.
But Taylor says in the past, the school agreed not to hold attendance against the student because of his disability.
School officials declined comment.
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8weather


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Let's take a look now at today's forecast--
Lots of sunshine today and warmer temmperatures.
Highs in the upper 60s.
A gradual increase in clouds tonight, with lows near 40.
The four- day forecast calls for cloudy skies tomorrow, and rain likely for the weekend.
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