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Thirty-Weather

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7Bramblett


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TAPE#net (edit of 597-40)
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It didn't take the jury long to decide Earl Bramblett should die for murdering the Hodges family.
The decision was made after less than an hour and a half of deliberation.
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Bramblett's lawyers put on a friend of his from Spartanburg, South Carolina- -a sign-shop owner who called Bramblett the best worker he'd ever seen.
But Sherman Swofford says Bramblett never talked about what had happened in Vinton.
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SOT 13:15:15
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((NO, IT WAS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT PERSON THAT WAS IN SOUTH CAROLINA THAN YOU KNOW HERE IN VIRGINIA. ))
SUPER=07-Sherman Swofford;
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Members of the Hodges family were grateful for the capital conviction and death penalty verdict... but respectfully subdued by it.
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SOT 13:47:05
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((RANDY HODGES/VICTIM'S BROTHER: I DON'T TAKE ANY JOY IN HAVING ANYONE KILLED, WHETHER IT'S EARL BRAMBLETT OR NOT. BUT THEN SOMETIMES IN LIFE THERE COMES A TIME WHEN YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE. AND IF I COULD, I'D BE THE ONE TO IMPOSE THE SENTENCE.))
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Bramblett apparently plotted the murder for nearly two years... even while living with the Hodges family in Vinton.
Police theorize Bramblett killed Blaine Hodges Saturday night- then kept Teresa and the two girls away from the house until SUNDAY evening when he shot Winter and Anah at point blank range in their own bed, then strangled their mother, doused the place with diesel fuel and set it on fire.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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As in any capital conviction and death sentence, the case will automatically be appealed.

7E-Firetruck-Fatal


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TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A Pittsylvania County firefighter died yesterday while responding to a fire call.
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SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Thirty- year- old William S-Bradner the third lost control of a fire truck as he rounded a curve on Golf Club Road around three.
Police say as Bradner's truck skidded across the road, the water in the truck also slid from side to side -- making it hard to regain control.
The truck finally flipped on the side of the road.
Bradner was thrown from the vehicle and died when the truck rolled over him.
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SOT 9:24:02
IN Q=He was a volunteer

((D.R. DIXON/STATE TROOPER: HE WAS A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER. HE WAS OUT THERE DOING THIS ON HIS OWN TIME. HE WAS NOT GETTING PAID. IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE THING HE LOST HIS LIFE PROVIDING THAT SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-D. R. Dixon/Virginia State Police;
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VO-NAT


A second firefighter - 17- year- old Ron Patterson-- was also thrown from the vehicle.
He is in stable condition at the Danville hospital.
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7E-airport


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport


Some air travelers from the Star City never made to their final destination yesterday.
Instead they were stuck at airports out of town.
At least two U-S Airways flights into Roanoke never left Charlotte and Pittsburgh.
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The problem was an eight and a half million dollar renovation project going on at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
The improvements shut down the main runway yesterday-- and Airport Spokesman Mark Courtney says it will be closed part of today as well.
The U-S Airways flights wouldn't normally be affected, but under some conditions, The large jets can't land on the backup runway.
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((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: IT CREATED A SLIGHT TAILWIND COMPONENT FOR THOSE AIRCRAFT, AND BEING CONSERVATIVE, US AIRWAYS, AS PART OF THEIR STANDARD PROCEDURES APPARENTLY DID HAVE TO CANCEL SOME OF THEIR INBOUND FLIGHTS. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport;
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Courtney says no more flights should have to be cancelled.

7weather


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Taking a look at your Thursday forecast. The cool conditions continue. Clouds move in today with the chance for rain. highs only in the upper forties maybe reaching 50.
Tonight rain is likely with chilly overnight lows in the thirties and fourties.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 11/7/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-2/James Simmons/Elliston;



SUPER=130-14/Kim Hale/Ironto;



SUPER=130-50/Elaine Stone/Clifton Forge;



SUPER=130-55/Mary Nicely/Clifton Forge;



SUPER=130-6/Jamey Davis/Elliston;



SUPER=130-68/Porter Noblett/Independence;



SUPER=130-11/Ashley Nelson/Galax;



SUPER=130-/Joel Bostic/Salem;



SUPER=130-5/Fabian Barksdale/Virgilina;



SUPER=130-11/Jonathan Taylor/Salem;



SUPER=130-47/Dennis Hodges/Sandy Level;



SUPER=130-27/Kelli Compton/Ridgeway;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-2/Kelsey Angell/Boones Mill;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Mr. & Mrs. H. D. Ingram/Ferrum;



SUPER=130-71/Madeline Callender/Clifton Forge;



SUPER=130-76/Davis Murphy/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-71/Elmer Quesenberry/Willis;



SUPER=130-6/Brittany O'Brien/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-/Jean Mayhew/Gretna;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Kyle & Margaret Johnson/Hurt;



SUPER=130-/Kimberly McBroom/Roanoke; (picture is of her when she was two -


little white chair sitting in the
corner - Have fun with this one Steve!)
No Pictures:

SUPER=130-13/Briana Scott/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-27/Sandra Flinchum/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-12/Gracie Burris/Gallatin, TN;



SUPER=130-23/Lori Kingrery/Salem;



SUPER=130-87/Doug Huffman/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-/Bessie Dudley/Lexington;



SUPER=130-/Clifton Walker/Danville;



SUPER=130-91/Louise Williams/Richmond;



SUPER=130-18/Fatih Kirk/Snow Creek;






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55Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net (edit of 597-40)
GRAPHIC=bramblett


A Roanoke County jury says Earl Bramblett should die for the 19-94 murder of the Hodges family.
It took jurors less than two hours yesterday to reach that decision.
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VO-NAT


Bramblett's lawyers put on a friend of his from Spartanburg, South Carolina- -a sign-shop owner who called Bramblett the best worker he'd ever seen.
But Sherman Swofford says Bramblett never talked about what had happened in Vinton.
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SOT 13:15:15
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((NO, IT WAS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT PERSON THAT WAS IN SOUTH CAROLINA THAN YOU KNOW HERE IN VIRGINIA. ))
SUPER=07-Sherman Swofford;
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VO-NAT


Members of the Hodges family were grateful for the capital conviction and death penalty verdict... but respectfully subdued by it.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:47:05
IN Q=I don't take

((RANDY HODGES/VICTIM'S BROTHER: I DON'T TAKE ANY JOY IN HAVING ANYONE KILLED, WHETHER IT'S EARL BRAMBLETT OR NOT. BUT THEN SOMETIMES IN LIFE THERE COMES A TIME WHEN YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE. AND IF I COULD, I'D BE THE ONE TO IMPOSE THE SENTENCE.))
SUPER=01-Randy Hodges/Victim's Brother
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=impose the sentence.
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VO-NAT


Bramblett apparently plotted the murder for nearly two years... even while living with the Hodges family in Vinton.
Police theorize Bramblett killed Blaine Hodges Saturday night- then kept Teresa and the two girls away from the house until SUNDAY evening when he shot Winter and Anah at point blank range in their own bed, then strangled their mother, doused the house with diesel fuel and set it on fire.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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As in any capital conviction and death sentence, the case will automatically be appealed.

55E-Firetruck-Fatal


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#92-75
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


In the rush to get a fire truck to the scene of blaze, a Pittsylvania County firefighter was killed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Thirty- year- old William S-Bradner the third lost control of a fire truck as he rounded a curve on Golf Club Road yesterday afternoon.
Police say as Bradner's truck skidded across the road, the water in the truck also slid from side to side -- making it hard to regain control.
The truck finally flipped on the side of the road.
Bradner was thrown from the vehicle and died when the truck rolled over him.
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SOT 9:24:02
IN Q=He was a volunteer

((D.R. DIXON/STATE TROOPER: HE WAS A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER. HE WAS OUT THERE DOING THIS ON HIS OWN TIME. HE WAS NOT GETTING PAID. IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE THING HE LOST HIS LIFE PROVIDING THAT SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-D. R. Dixon/Virginia State Police;
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OUT Q=to the community
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VO-NAT


A second firefighter - 17- year- old Ron Patterson-- was also thrown from the vehicle.
He is hospitalized in stable condition.
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55VMI


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V-M-I has lost another female cadet.
A spokesman said the departure this week of an 18- year- old Fairfax County student was voluntary.
When the school year began in August, V-M-I enrolled 30 women.
That number is now 25.
Four of the departures have been voluntary.
One woman was suspended for punching an upperclassman.

55airport


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#net (edit of 97-78)
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport


A Renovation project at Roanoke Regional airport forced the cancellation of two U-S Airways flights yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The main runway had to be closed yesterday as part of the airport's eight and half million dollar renovation.
Airport Spokesman Mark Courtney says the runway will also be closed part of today.
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SOT 17:41:54
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((THE OTHER AIRLINES ARE ABLE TO LAND WITH A LITTLE BIT OF A TAILWIND, US AIRWAYS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO, WITH SOME OF THEIR LARGER AIRCRAFT, SO AS A RESULT, WE DID LOSE THAT.))
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Courtney says no more flights should have to be cancelled.

55weather


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Taking a moment now to check the forecast--
Clouding up throughout the day, with a chance of rain.
Highs in the upper 40s to near 50.
Rain likely by tonight, with lows near 40.
The four day forecast is wet through Saturday.
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8Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net (edit of 597-40)
GRAPHIC=bramblett


A jury has decided that convicted mass murderer Earl Bramblett should die for his crimes.
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VO-NAT


Bramblett's lawyers put on a friend of his from Spartanburg, South Carolina- -a sign-shop owner who called Bramblett the best worker he'd ever seen- -though Sherman Swofford says Bramblett never talked about what had happened in Vinton.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:15:15
IN Q=no, it was

((NO, IT WAS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT PERSON THAT WAS IN SOUTH CAROLINA THAN YOU KNOW HERE IN VIRGINIA. ))
SUPER=07-Sherman Swofford;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=here in virginia
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VO-NAT


Members of the Hodges family were grateful for the capital conviction and death penalty verdict... but respectfully subdued by it.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:47:05
IN Q=I don't take

((RANDY HODGES/VICTIM'S BROTHER: I DON'T TAKE ANY JOY IN HAVING ANYONE KILLED, WHETHER IT'S EARL BRAMBLETT OR NOT. BUT THEN SOMETIMES IN LIFE THERE COMES A TIME WHEN YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE. AND IF I COULD, I'D BE THE ONE TO IMPOSE THE SENTENCE.))
SUPER=01-Randy Hodges/Victim's Brother
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=impose the sentence.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Bramblett apparently plotted the murder for nearly two years... even while living with the Hodges family in Vinton.
Police theorize Bramblett killed Blaine Hodges Saturday night- then kept Teresa and the two girls away from the house until SUNDAY evening when he shot Winter and Anah at point blank range in their own bed, then strangled their mother, doused the place with fuel and set it ablaze.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


As in any capital conviction and death sentence, the case will automatically be appealed.

8E-airport


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport


Some Roanokers were stuck at the airports in Charlotte and Pittsburgh yesterday--
At least two U-S Airways flights into Roanoke never left the two cities.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The reason? the Roanoke Regional Airport is in the midst of an eight and half million dollar renovation.
The improvements shut down the main runway yesterday-- and Airport Spokesman Mark Courtney says it will be closed part of today as well.
The U-S Airways flights wouldn't normally be affected, but under some conditions, The large jets can't land on the backup runway.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:40:55
IN Q=it created

((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: IT CREATED A SLIGHT TAILWIND COMPONENT FOR THOSE AIRCRAFT, AND BEING CONSERVATIVE, US AIRWAYS, AS PART OF THEIR STANDARD PROCEDURES APPARENTLY DID HAVE TO CANCEL SOME OF THEIR INBOUND FLIGHTS. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport;
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Courtney says no more flights should have to be cancelled.

8E-Firetruck-Fatal


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#92-75
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


An accident claimed the life of a Pittsylvania county firefighter yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Thirty- year- old William S-Bradner the third lost control of a fire truck as he rounded a curve on Golf Club Road around three.
Police say as Bradner's truck skidded across the road, the water in the truck also slid from side to side -- making it hard to regain control.
The truck finally flipped on the side of the road.
Bradner was thrown from the vehicle and died when the truck rolled over him.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:24:02
IN Q=He was a volunteer

((D.R. DIXON/STATE TROOPER: HE WAS A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER. HE WAS OUT THERE DOING THIS ON HIS OWN TIME. HE WAS NOT GETTING PAID. IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE THING HE LOST HIS LIFE PROVIDING THAT SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-D. R. Dixon/Virginia State Police;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to the community
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VO-NAT


A second firefighter - 17- year- old Ron Patterson-- was also thrown from the vehicle.
He is in stable condition at the Danville hospital.
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8VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
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Virginia Military Institute has lost another female cadet.
A spokesman said the departure this week of an 18- year- old Fairfax County student was voluntary.
When the school year began in August, V-M-I enrolled 30 women.
That number is now 25.
Four of the departures have been voluntary.
One woman was suspended for punching an upperclassman.

8weather


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Now let's find out what today's weather holds for us--
Becoming cloudy, with a chance of rain.
Highs only climbing to near 50.
Rain likely tonight, with lows around 40.
The extended outlook is cool and wet...
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