Up next on News 7 at 11...
gunshots send people running for cover at a Danville hospital emergency
Five teens in Franklin County are charged with vandalizing 3 churches.
And one of the world's largest planes crashes into an apartment building in
News 7 at 11 is next.
A gunman opened fire in the emergency room at Danville Regional Hospital
last night--leaving one victim in serious condition.
Investigators believe the incident was pay back for an earlier shooting.
The two victims of that shooting are in fair condition.
Denise Allen reports.
IN Q=This is where it all
SUPER=01-Steve Bridges/Hospital Communications Dir.; :17
SUPER=08-Adam Boswell/Witness; "32
OUT Q=NEWS 7 DANVILLE
((This is where it all began.
Police say around 9:30 Friday night shots were fired at the Hardees on
There they found a 17-year-old and 21-year-old Herman Lee Lipford, Jr, of
Callands, on the parking lot.
Both had suffered gun shot wounds.
IN Q=TWO VICTIMS FROM
((STEVE BRIDGES/HOSPITAL COMMUNICATIONS DIR.: TWO VICTIMS FROM THAT SHOOTING
HAD COME INTO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AND WERE BEING TREATED BY THE EMERGENCY ROOM
OUT Q=THE EMERGENCY ROOM STAFF
About a half an hour later the sound of gun shots again erupted in Danville.
This time in the waiting area of the hospital emergency room.
COVER THE FIRST PART OF BITE WITH VIDEO
IN Q=THERE WAS A
((ADAM BOSWELL/WITNESS: THERE WAS A GUY THAT GOT PRETTY LOUD AND THE SECURITY
GUARD ESCORTED HIM OUT. THEN THERE WAS LOUD ARGUING AGAIN FOR A FEW MINUTES.
THEN WE HEARD THE GUN SHOTS AND PRETTY MUCH TOOK OFF AFTER THAT.))
OUT Q=OFF AFTER THAT
IN Q=ONLY ONE PERSON WAS INJURED
((BRIDGES: ONLY ONE PERSON WAS INJURED IN THE WAITING ROOM AND THE SHOOTER WAS
IMMEDIATELY APPREHENDED BY POLICE.))
OUT Q=BY THE POLICE
Police arrested 24-year-old Derrick Lee Coles of Danville and charged him
with malicious wounding.
Coles allegedly shot 21-year-old Darrell Bradner of Chatham, in the abdomen
Investigators believe the shootings may be connected.
IN Q=WE DO FEEL
((BRIDGES: WE DO FEEL OUR STAFF ACTED ACCORDINGLY AND PREVENTED OTHERS FROM
BEING INJURED. AND THROUGH THE DEBRIEFINGS AFTER THE EVENT THAT SCENARIO HAS
OUT Q=HAS PLAYED OUT
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS ARE CONTINUING TO
INVESTIGATE THE INCIDENT TO FIND OUT IF SECURITY MEASURES NEED TO BE TIGHTENED.
POLICE OF COURSE ARE DOING THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION AND SAY THEY HOPE TO HAVE
THE PIECES OF THIS PUZZLE PUT TOGETHER BY THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7 DANVILLE.))
The annual Christmas parade in Paducah, Kentucky was a somber event.
SUPER=03-West Paducah, KY;
The town is still mourning the death of three Heath High School students,
gunned down by a fellow student earlier this week.
The Heath High School band marched in the parade without instruments, each
carrying a single white rose in honor of the three who were killed, and five
other victims wounded.
Some of the victims were band members, the teen charged in the shootings, 14
year old Michael Carneal, was also a member of the band.
At least 150 people may be dead after a plane crash in Siberia.
A massive Russian military transport plane plowed into a five story
Flaming wreckage rained down around the scene, forcing the evacuation of
Everyone on board the plane was killed, but officials aren't sure about the
200 people lived in the building that was hit, and many may still be buried
in the rubble.
200 rescue workers are on scene trying to help.
Three churches in Franklin County were smeared with racist and
anti-religious slogans, and satanic symbols Thursday.
Five teenagers are suspected of the crimes.
The Gogginsville United Methodist Church had about 30-thousand dollars in
damages after three boys and two girls spray painted it.
The five, ranging between 14- and 17- years of age, also destroyed
furniture, smashed lights and windows and turned over the church's Christmas
Investigators suspect the teens also spray-painted another church, two
dumpsters and a highway bridge with similar markings.
All five have confessed and have been charged with destruction of
A drug bust in Franklin County and one in Floyd County sent a total of 30
people to jail earlier today.
In both cases, sheriff's departments had been investigating drug activity
for more than a year--using surveillance operations and undercover buys to get
Charges include possession and distribution of crack cocaine,
methamphetamine and marijuana.
Five vacant buildings were destroyed by arson and the Bedford County
Sheriff's Department believes the crimes are related.
It started around 3:30 this morning.
Two fires destroyed a couple of vacant homes--one in Forest, the other in
the Big Island-Coleman Falls section of the county.
Fires were also reported near Sadalia (SA-dale-ya) and at 11 this morning
again in Forest.
No one was injured but investigators say this rash of fires is similar to
ones which occurred around the same time last year.
take pinnacle full
And, they're are asking for more help.
If you have any information contact the Bedford County Sheriff's Department
at 586-7827 or 586-7714.
Reducing Internet crime world-wide is becoming a top priority for the
That story and more in this week's webwatch.
IN Q=Attorney General Janet
SUPER=03-Salem, OR; :19
SUPER=01-Arlene Madsen/Madsen Farms; :28
SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/Golfer; 1:07
Attorney General Janet Reno will hold a two day international conference
next week, hoping to find a way to track down internet criminals.
She's hoping international cooperation will make it easier to track down
criminals, especially those who prey on children.
A Salem, Oregon Christmas tree farm is delivering web-trees across the
country to people who can't make it to the Christmas tree lot this year.
IN Q=This takes the
((ARLENE MADSEN/MADSEN FARMS; THIS TAKES THE CHRISTMAS TREE DIRECT FROM THE
GROWER TO THE DOOR OF THE CUSTOMER... SO THEREFORE YOU ARE GUARANTEED A FRESH
OUT Q="a fresh tree"
70 bucks for a 6 foot tree is a bit pricey for this area, but a bargain in
other parts of the country.
But this tree is free... the creator of this on-line tree is inviting the
public to help decorate it...
You download a square, add your own decorations and a holiday message, and
send it back where it will be added to the display...
You will need some HTML skills for this one.
Tiger Woods got a web page for Christmas.
The Golfer unveiled Tigerwoods-dot-com this weeks as a way to get closer to
IN Q=I think it'll
((TIGER WOODS/GOLFER; I THINK IT'LL BE GREAT FOR KIDS IN GENERAL, JUST EVERYONE
IN GENERAL TO BE ABLE TO GET TO KNOW ME AND GET A PIECE OF ME.))
OUT Q=piece of me
To download a piece of Tiger, and to visit all these sites, the links are on
the webwatch page, on the WDBJ website, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))
Folks lined the streets day and night for two local events that welcomed in
the Christmas season.
Vinton started off the day with an afternoon Christmas parade for
youngsters--part of that town's third annual Happy Holly Day.
It was sponsored by the Vinton Chamber of Commerce.
Youngsters came to get a glimpse of Santa Claus while adults turned out to
view the arts and crafts.
And, not to be out done--folks in Roanoke took to the streets as well to
enjoy the annual Festival of Lights.
Onlookers bundled up to brave the freezing temperatures--and took an
occassional sip of hot chocolate to stay warm.
But, the weather didn't seem to bother many of the performers or Christmas
carolers spreading holiday cheer.
Recently, CBS's 48 hours rode along with Michael Lilley, as the Roanoke
County teenager learned to drive.
And, with family members all too familiar with the dangers on the roadways,
expectations were high.
Andrew Freiden reports.
IN Q=I remember
SUPER=01-Vincent Lilley/Michael's Father; :00
SUPER=04-48 Hours; :23
SUPER=07-Michael Lilley; 1:08
SUPER=01-Kenley Smith/Car Guys; 1:25
OUT Q=af news 7
((VINCENT LILLEY/MICHAEL'S FATHER: MY BIRTHDAY FELL ON THE WEEKEND, IT WAS
JUST KILLING ME. THE DMV WASN'T OPEN, AND I COULDN'T GO DOWN UNTIL A COUPLE OF
DAYS LATER-- SO I'M EXCITED FOR HIM, ON THE OTHER HAND, AS A PARENT, IT SCARES
ME TO DEATH.))
judge file : 96-42 13:55: or 13:16 (quick)
Vincent Lilley is a traffic judge in Salem--
every day he sees the destruction caused by cars.
So he's taking a very active role in Michael's driver's education.
((VINCENT LILLEY: I WANT HIM TO DEVELOP GOOD HABITS, BUT MOSTLY, THESE TYPES OF
THINGS ARE WHERE YOU'RE TALKING LIVING OR DYING ))
some NOVA car guys footage
Father and son drove three and a half hours to Northern Virginia for a
DECISIVE DRIVING course--
funny thing is, It's an idea hatched right here in Roanoke.
((KENLEY SMITH/CAR GUYS: ESE HYDRAULIC OUTRIGGERS ATTACH TO THE SUBFRAME
BENEATH THE CAR, THAT'S ATTACHED TO THE SUSPENSION ITSELF, AND WHEN YOU LIFT
THE CAR UP, YOU ARE REDUCING THE CONTACT PATCH. THAT IS THE AMOUNT OF THE
CAR'S TIRES THAT ARE TOUCHING THE GROUND.))
And that makes the Car Guys able to simulate wet and slippery driving
((MICHAEL LILLEY:WE COVERED IT IN DRIVER'S ED, BUT THIS IS MORE HANDS ON, SO IT
GIVES YOU A BETTER IDEA. ))
So what if Michael messes up, and gets a speeding ticket, or runs a red
((VINCENT LILLEY: HE'D PROBABLY SUFFER HARSHER PENALTIES AND HOME, THEN HE
COULD IN THE COURTROOM.))
SOT 5:24:18 Car guys
((KENLEY SMITH: HIS PARENTS ARE VERY, VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THIS OBVIOUSLY, AND
HE'S GOT A LOT TO LIVE UP TO. I THINK HE'S A SMART ENOUGH KID TO UNDERSTAND
THAT. AND I THINK HE'S GOING TO BE FINE. ))
And, first in line at the DMV April 26th, 1998.
Andrew Freiden, News 7.))
The first storm fueled by El-Nino hit the west coast this week.
Five inches of rain, evacuations, and weather watchers say it's not over
Jonathan Freed has more.
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SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Butler/Storm Victim; :40
SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:12
OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles.
((The weather-maker called El Nino finally introduced himself to
Californians--with a decidedly soggy handshake.
The rain started Friday...hard rain...quickly flooding roadways...from Santa
Barbara, down the coast, to Los Angeles. It's already being blamed for more
than 500 accidents...and is suspected of causing a number of traffic-related
Usually dry storm channels were turned into rushing rivers...sweeping away
There was a rude awakening at around four o'clock Saturday morning...when
lightening and thunder shattered windows at a West Los Angeles apartment
building...sending sleepy residents running into the street.
BITE 11:34:40 (BILL BUTLER/WEST L.A. RESIDENT): THIS INTENSE EXPLOSIONTHE SKY
LIT UPIT WAS INCREDIBLEWE HEARD ALL THE CAR ALARMS GOING OFF.
Among the hardest-hit areas was Orange County, south of L.A....getting as much
as five inches of rain in some places. Trailer parks full of senior citizens
were flooded and evacuated.
SOUND-UP: CHOPPER AERIAL.
Neighbors banded together...helping to push stalled cars to higher ground.
The Red Cross set up shelters.
And all of this against a backdrop of rough seas.
TAG (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS): THE RAIN IS EXPECTED TO KEEP GOING THROUGH MUCH
OF THE WEEKEND...THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERE THUNDER STORM WARNINGS FOR THE
CITIES...AND FLASH-FLOOD ALERTS FOR THE MOUNTAIN AREAS. J-F...LOS ANGELES.))
SUPER=330-Mostly Cloudy/Some Flurries/20-23/Partly Sunny/Brisk Winds/40-44;
SUPER=331-Partly/Cloudy/23-27/Mostly Sunny/& Windy/42-46;
SUPER=332-Snow Showers/Very Windy/18-22/Mostly/Cloudy/30-35;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/With Flurries/15-20/Partly Cloudy/& Windy/38-42;
SUPER=334-Snow Showers/Less Than 1 Inch/16-20/Cloudy, Windy/& Cold/30-35;
Highlights from both Heritage and Fleming's title bids; plus UVa and
Roanoke hoops but first the digits.
WIPE TO scoreboard!!!ENG#!!!!!!!!!!
SUPER=0097-j/Staunton River/57//Franklin Co/47///j/Gretna//59/Patrick
SUPER=0097-/Smith N.C./46/j/Laurel Park/57////Robert E.
SUPER=0098-j/Goucher/83//Lehman/52////Wash. & Jeff./76//Ferrum/87//Hunter-30
SUPER=0098-/Guilford/78/j/Emory & Henry/81///j/West
SUPER=0098-j/Xavier/93//Western Kentucky/60///j/Utah/62//Wake Forest/53///;
OUT Q=.........last score."
go to break
William Fleming lost to Hampton 51-8 in the Group 3A divsion 5 state
Roy Stanley was in Norfolk.
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SUPER=03-Norfolk/Group 3A, Divsion 5 State Championship; :00
SUPER=01-Roland Lovelace/William Fleming Assistant Coach; 1:47
SUPER=34-Hampton/51/William Fleming/8; 1:59
SUPER=01-George "Kila" Miller/William Fleming Head Coach; 2:09
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Spotsylvania beatt heritage 16-7 in the 2A, Division 4 state championship.
SUPER=03-Spotsylvania/Grp. 2A Div. 4 State Championship; :00
The Pioneers came out of the gaits ready in their first ever title
But On their opening drive the Knights take itt down to the Pioneer 1 and
Sharrun Byrd crosses the plain for the TD and Spotsylvania went up 7-nothing.
In the second quarter; Spotsylvania's punt from the end zone is blocked by
Tim Martin; the ball goes out at the three yard line.
Setting up a 3 yard TD run from Chris SUPER=34-Spotsylvania/16/Heritage/7;
Booker. He crashes through and the score is 10-7; Pioneers trail at the half.
Byrd would fly again this time; from four yards out and Spotsylvania denies
Heritage's it's first ever state title with A 16-7 WIN.
((PEM APPERSON/HERITAGE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Pem Apperson/Heritage Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=......good football"
GRAPHIC=News 7 sports
Gate City won the Group 2A Division 3 state championship; beating Broadway
24-nothing. In single A; Powell Valley topped Powhatan 28-7 to win the Division
2 title, and Applachia beat Surry Co. 24-21 for the Division 1 crown.
VO-NAT WIPE to #ENG!!!!!!!
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ; :00
On to Army against Navy. almost 78 thousand on hand.
Army gets on the board first. quarterback Johnny Goff escapes fora 38 yard
touchdown run in the first quarter and the kedets went up 7-nothing.
But the real McCoy; Navy QB Chris McCoy answers and works half as hard
gpoing in from one. he tallied 279 yards of total offense and ends five
years of Midshipmen frustration as Navy downs Army 39-7. It;s the most lopsided
victory since 1973 when navy won 51-nothing.
Raleigh beat the Express 4-2 tonight. Tim Christian and Chris Fess tallied
Roanoke's goals. Dave Gagnon registered 26 saves.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00
Centermen Jeff Loder did not play tonight because of this hit LAST NIGHT
against Richmond by Andrew Shier. Express officals say Loder's sore knee should
Still to come tonight; Roanoke tops the ODAC's number 1 team, Duke
and Cave Spring held court with some out of ttown guest tonightt. Highlights
in a few.
GRAPHIC=High school hoops
Cave Spring went out of district, out of classification and out of state to
play Saint Maria Goretti tonight.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co/Gaels vs. Knights; :00
Don't you have homes!!!
In the second half; some nifty ball movement allows cave's Kevin Connally
to find space and snap the nylon from behind the arc.
Then; Michael Hamlar pulls down the rebound and then shows the body control, he
gets the the hoop and the harm.
Ricky Dierker can not only shoot but can drive; butt Goretti tops cave
In ACC action; number one ranked Duke pounded Virginia 103 to 59 today in
SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Jefferson Pilot; :00
In the first half; Uva' turns the ball over and Duke's Chris Carrewell
makes the Cavs pay with the slam.
There were a few bright spots for UVa. Curtis Staples scored 16 points;
including this steal and bucket.
Norman Nolan registered a team high 19 for Virginia and even showed some tough;
nailing tthe hook with the left hand.
But The Blue Devils were unstoppable; Trajdon Lagndon burries three of his
22 as Duke rolls over UVa by 44.
Virginia Wesleyan dropped it's first conference game of the year to Roanoke
SUPER=03-Salem/Marlins vs. Maroons; :00
That guy, AJ Hamlin transferred out of Roanoke and was back to face his old
Nathan Hungate with the trifecta. Three of his team high 20 points on the
Then; watch Michael ball take the pass from Ramsey Hathaway and sink the
blue collar bucket and gets the harm.
Freshman Brad Dunleavy then converts the steal; going coast to coast for 2
of his 8.