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7Bedford-Explosion


ANCHOR=Melanie
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An explosion in Bedford County is believed to have killed a man and left authorities searching for answers.
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VO-NAT
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A neighbor said the explosion rattled his windows and sent a cloud of smoke into the air.
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IN Q=I was sitting

((MIKE HAMMER/NEIGHBOR: I WAS SITTING ON THE COUCH AND MY WINDOWS STARTED RATTLING AND I LOOKED TO MY LEFT AND LOOKED BACK IN THE WOODS AND I SAW A LITTLE BIT OF FIRE AND THEN A BIG MUSHROOM AND A LOUD EXPLOSION THEN I CALLED 911.))
SUPER=01-Mike Hammer/Neighbor;
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The incident happened at this home along Saunders Road off route 6-16 in Chamblissburg last night.
A neighbor said Danny and Maria Beckner lived at the home.
Officials say Maria Beckner escaped the fire and was taken to a nearby hospital.
A second person is still missing.
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7E-B'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Murder charges were dropped against one of three brothers charged with murdering a man inside a crowded Blacksburg night spot.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Leon Scales is a free man following a preliminary hearing yesterday.
However the judge later moved charges forward against Scale's brothers, Terry and Kerry.
The twins are accused of shooting and killing Richard Bullard inside Arnold's Restaurant, three months ago.
After court-- Leon Scales expressed support for his siblings.
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((LEON SCALES:I'M CONFIDENT THAT EVERYTHING WILL COME OUT RIGHT, THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT, THEY'LL WALK OUT OF THERE. ))
SUPER=07-Leon Scales; :00
RUNS=:06 VERY QUICK!!!!!!!
OUT Q=out of there.
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VO-NAT


Paul Shoemaker, who was shot in the back during the incident, was the first to testify yesterday.
He says his friend, Bullard, was fatally shot after an verbal argument with the three brothers.
Attorney Robbie Jenkins is representing-- Terry Scales.
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IN Q=I don't

((ROBBIE JENKINS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I DON'T THINK IT WAS ANY TYPE OF DRAWN OUT SHOOTING AND I THINK YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED REALLY FAST, IT WAS A REACTION TO SOMEONE ELSE, BEING INVOLVED IN AN ALTERCATION.))
SUPER=01-Robbie Jenkins/Defense Attorney; :00
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VO-NAT


Police say the twins admitted firing guns in Arnold's but none of the day's witnesses could say which twin was holding which gun.
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7Rt-114


ANCHOR=Melanie
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A call for safety was heard in Montgomery County last night.
Residents took their concerns and fears about Route 1-14 to the Virginia Department of Transportation and state police last night.
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


In the past three years ten people have lost their lives on the roadway.
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IN Q=I was struck by

((JOHN HESS/RESIDENT: I WAS STRUCK BY A BIG JUMP IN THE LAST YEAR ASSOCIATED WITH THAT, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S RELATED TO SURVEILLANCE, OR IF ITS JUST THAT MORE PEOPLE ARE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL.))
SUPER=01-John Hess/Resident; :
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Many were looking for immediate solutions-- slower speeds, better lighting or more D-U-I checkpoints.
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((I DO FEEL PERSONALLY THAT INCREASED VISIBILITY OF OFFICERS AND SOBRIETY CHECKS MAY PUT THE WORD OUT TO PEOPLE DRIVING THIS ROAD... BE CAREFUL.)) ))
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Most in the crowd agreed the road should be widened, but that step is a long way off.
V-DOT says it is considering making improvements to the condition of the road and passing lanes, but reminds drivers to be extra-cautious.
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7Parents-Owe


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=va seal


The state is trying to put the brakes on parents who neglect to pay child support.
In a program launched in the last few weeks metal "boots" are attached to cars to immobilize the vehicles until the parent agrees to a payment schedule.
The steel boots are blue and pink -- to remind parents of their neglected sons and daughters.

7weather


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Taking a look at your Friday forecast.. Look for cloudy skies with rain developing -- highs in the low 50's.
Rain likely tonight with lows dropping into the 40's
And taking a look ahead to the weekend...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 11/23/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-1/Marrisa Riffle/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-8/Dylan Hall/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-37/Elmer Parker, Jr./Troutville;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-62nd/Cecil & Billie Robertson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-38/Wayne Brogden/Lynchburg;


Monday:

SUPER=130-40/Barbara Davis/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-50/Shirley Jones/Vinton; (Kim McBroom's mother)



SUPER=130-13/Jonathan Collins/New Castle;



SUPER=130-9/Kyle Rucker/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-5/Jerry Thompson, Jr./Bedford;



SUPER=130-11/Amy Delancy/Bassett;



SUPER=130-15/Amy Viar/Ceres;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Kathleen Hurt/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Fred Rigney/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-40/Cecil Wolfe/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-37/Eddie Hancock/Altavista;



SUPER=130-48/John Brown/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-50/Ann Swain/Christiansburg;

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55Bedford-Explosion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-85
GRAPHIC=Explosion


One person is feared dead and another injured following an explosion at a house last night in Chamblissburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


A neighbor said the explosion shook his windows and sent a cloud of smoke into the air.
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SOT 08.26.30 - 08.26.45
IN Q=I was sitting

((MIKE HAMMER/NEIGHBOR: I WAS SITTING ON THE COUCH AND MY WINDOWS STARTED RATTLING AND I LOOKED TO MY LEFT AND LOOKED BACK IN THE WOODS AND I SAW A LITTLE BIT OF FIRE AND THEN A BIG MUSHROOM AND A LOUD EXPLOSION THEN I CALLED 911.))
SUPER=01-Mike Hammer/Neighbor;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=called 911.
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VO-NAT


The incident happened at this home along Saunders Road off route 6-16.
The explosion and fire blew off the roof and gutted the inside of the home.
A neighbor said Danny and Maria Beckner lived at the home.
Officials say Maria Beckner escaped the fire and was taken to a nearby hospital.
A second person is still missing.
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55E-Henry-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-70
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Meantime, firefighters involved in Wednesday's blaze that killed six members of a Henry County family say when they arrived it was too late to save anyone.
Investigators say a woodstove sparked the deadly blaze.
While not all fires are preventable, officials say there are things residents can do to protect themselves.
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Fire Marshall Rodney Howell says departments will inspect any home for free at the owner's request.
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Howells adds smoke detectors with fresh batteries are essential.
Residents should also have an escape plan in case of fire.
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55E-B'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Charges have been dismissed against one of the three brothers accused of killing a man at Blacksburg night club.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Leon Scales is a free man following a preliminary hearing yesterday.
However the judge later moved charges forward against Scale's brothers, Terry and Kerry.
The twins are accused of shooting and killing Richard Bullard inside Arnold's Restaurant, three months ago.
After court-- Leon Scales expressed confidence in his siblings.
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IN Q=I'm confident

((LEON SCALES:I'M CONFIDENT THAT EVERYTHING WILL COME OUT RIGHT, THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT, THEY'LL WALK OUT OF THERE. ))
SUPER=07-Leon Scales; :00
RUNS=:06 VERY QUICK!!!!!!!
OUT Q=out of there.
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VO-NAT


Paul Shoemaker, who was shot in the back during the incident, was the first to testify yesterday.
He says his friend, Bullard, was fatally shot after a verbal argument with the three brothers.
Attorney Robbie Jenkins is representing-- Terry Scales.
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IN Q=I don't

((ROBBIE JENKINS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I DON'T THINK IT WAS ANY TYPE OF DRAWN OUT SHOOTING AND I THINK YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED REALLY FAST, IT WAS A REACTION TO SOMEONE ELSE, BEING INVOLVED IN AN ALTERCATION.))
SUPER=01-Robbie Jenkins/Defense Attorney; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=an altercation.
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VO-NAT


Police say the twins admitted firing guns in Arnold's but none of yesterday's witnesses could say which twin was holding which gun.
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55weather


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Taking a break from the news--
Friday's weather will be cloudy and wet, with rain developing this afternoon.
Highs in the lower 50s.
Rain continuing tonight, with lows in the mid 40s.
Conditions will be drier tomorrow, with variable cloudiness and highs in the 50s.
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8Bedford-Explosion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-85
GRAPHIC=Explosion


An explosion rocked a home in Chamblissburg, possibly leaving a man dead.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


A neighbor said the explosion shook his windows and sent a cloud of smoke into the air.
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SOT 08.26.30 - 08.26.45
IN Q=I was sitting

((MIKE HAMMER/NEIGHBOR: I WAS SITTING ON THE COUCH AND MY WINDOWS STARTED RATTLING AND I LOOKED TO MY LEFT AND LOOKED BACK IN THE WOODS AND I SAW A LITTLE BIT OF FIRE AND THEN A BIG MUSHROOM AND A LOUD EXPLOSION THEN I CALLED 911.))
SUPER=01-Mike Hammer/Neighbor;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=called 911.
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VO-NAT


The incident happened at this home along Saunders Road off route 6-16 in Chamblissburg last night.
The explosion and fire blew off the roof and gutted the inside of the home.
A neighbor said Danny and Maria Beckner lived at the home.
Officials say Maria Beckner escaped the fire and was taken to a nearby hospital.
A second person is still missing.
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8E-B'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


One man in Blacksburg is now off the hook, but his twin brothers are still facing charges of killing a man at a nightclub.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


During a preliminary hearing yesterday charges were dismissed against Leon Scales.
However the judge later moved charges forward against Scales' brothers, Terry and Kerry.
The twins are accused of shooting and killing Richard Bullard inside Arnold's Restaurant, three months ago.
After court-- Leon Scales expressed support for in his brothers.
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SOT
IN Q=I'm confident

((LEON SCALES:I'M CONFIDENT THAT EVERYTHING WILL COME OUT RIGHT, THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT, THEY'LL WALK OUT OF THERE. ))
SUPER=07-Leon Scales; :00
RUNS=:06 VERY QUICK!!!!!!!
OUT Q=out of there.
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VO-NAT


Paul Shoemaker, who was shot in the back during the incident, was the first to testify yesterday.
He says his friend, Bullard, was fatally shot after an verbal argument with the three brothers.
Attorney Robbie Jenkins is representing-- Terry Scales.
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SOT
IN Q=I don't

((ROBBIE JENKINS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I DON'T THINK IT WAS ANY TYPE OF DRAWN OUT SHOOTING AND I THINK YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED REALLY FAST, IT WAS A REACTION TO SOMEONE ELSE, BEING INVOLVED IN AN ALTERCATION.))
SUPER=01-Robbie Jenkins/Defense Attorney; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=an altercation.
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VO-NAT


Police say the twins admitted firing guns in Arnold's but none of the day's witnesses could say which twin was holding which gun.
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8Rt-114


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-89)
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Virginia Department of Transportation and state police got an earful last night from residents about the dangers of Route 1-14 in Montgomery County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


In the past three years ten people have lost their lives on the roadway.
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SOT 08:42:59
IN Q=I was struck by

((JOHN HESS/RESIDENT: I WAS STRUCK BY A BIG JUMP IN THE LAST YEAR ASSOCIATED WITH THAT, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S RELATED TO SURVEILLANCE, OR IF ITS JUST THAT MORE PEOPLE ARE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL.))
SUPER=01-John Hess/Resident; :
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=of alcohol.
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VO-NAT


Many were looking for immediate solutions-- slower speeds, better lighting or more D-U-I checkpoints.
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SOT 08:47:38
IN Q=I do feel

((I DO FEEL PERSONALLY THAT INCREASED VISIBILITY OF OFFICERS AND SOBRIETY CHECKS MAY PUT THE WORD OUT TO PEOPLE DRIVING THIS ROAD... BE CAREFUL.)) ))
SUPER=@Shuler;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=be careful.
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VO-NAT


Most in the crowd agreed the road should be widened, but that step is a long way off.
V-DOT says it is considering making improvements to the condition of the road and passing lanes, but reminds drivers to be extra-cautious.
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8Car-Tax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=personal property tax


It appears that Governor- Elect Jim Gilmore may have UNDER- estimated the costs of getting rid of the car tax.
State budget analysts say implementing Gilmore's No-Car-Tax campaign pledge will cost as much as two- point- eight billion dollars.
Democrat Joe Gartlan of Fairfax said he expects even some Republicans to balk.
But G-O-P committee members said they'll find a way to deliver on Gilmore's promise.

8weather


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Turning to Friday's forecast--
Cloudy, with rain developing.
Highs in the lower 50s.
Rain likely tonight, with lows in the mid 40s.
The rain will end by tomorrow morning, as we check the extended outlook...
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