[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A 29 year old mass murderer has been put to death in Virginia after the Supreme Court denied a stay of execution.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Leaders of Congress reportedly are nearing agreement on how to proceed with impeachment hearings against President Clinton -- if the allegations of sexual misconduct and possible perjury are proven.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

More clouds and drizzle this morning, but temperatures aren't so bad. In fact, we'll see those numbers climbing into the 60s for highs on this last FULL day of Winter.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]

[ANCHOR=Melanie][Buchanan]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#98-7]
[GRAPHIC=Death Penalty]


Ten years after he murdered four members of his Amherst County family, 29 year old Douglas Buchanan has been executed.
Joe Dashiell reports from the Greensville Correctional Center where the death sentence was carried out.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Smallshaw/Media Witness; :48]
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[E-Leftwich-Guilty]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-11]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


The death penalty could also be imposed in the case of a man who admits he killed a North Carolina woman after stealing her pocketbook.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=How say you to this ]

((HOW SAY YOU TO THIS INDICTMENT GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY. GUILTY.))
[SUPER=03-Danville;]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=guilty or not guilty? Guilty.]
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[VO-NAT]


Joe Adrian Leftwich pleaded guilty yesterday in Danville Circuit Court to ten charges including capital murder and robbery.
He admits he shot Teresa Anderson Hayes in the head in December 1997.
She was found dead in her car on Chatham Avenue in Danville.
Leftwich faces the death penalty on the capital murder charge and a maximum life sentence on the robbery charge.
His sentencing has been postponed while the case is still being investigated.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-8]
[GRAPHIC=Police Chase]


A stabbing suspect tried unsuccessfully to run from Roanoke police last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


City police were responding to a stabbing in the 16-hundred block of Eastern Avenue.
Police pursued the suspect once his car was spotted a few blocks away from the fight.
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[SOT=09:11:57]
[IN Q=IN THE VICINITY]

((VICINITY G.C. HURLEY/ROANOKE CITY POLICE; IN THE VICINITY OF WILLIAMSON AND ORANGE, THE HOOD OF THE CAR FLEW UP AND THE DRIVER COULDN'T SEE WHERE HE WAS GOING. SO HE HAD TO LEAN OUT THE WINDOW AND CONTINUED DOWN ORANGE AVENUE, TURNED SOUTH ONTO 8TH STREET, MADE A LEFT ON MCDOWELL AND ENDED UP WRECKING INTO A TELEPHONE POLE.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. G. C. Hurley/Roanoke City Police;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=A TELEPHONE POLE.]
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[VO-NAT]


The man then fled the scene on foot, but was caught a few blocks later.
The stabbing victim was transported to the hospital.
The names of the suspect and victim were not released.
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[IRS-REFORM]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some House members may get to see evidence Kenneth Starr has gathered in his probe of President Clinton.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;]


"The Washington Post" reports House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde have agreed to form a committee to check the evidence and weigh impeachment.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Meantime, as millions of Americans prepare their income tax returns, the Clinton administration has proposed sweeping reforms of the Internal Revenue Service to make it more user friendly.
Among the proposals: rewarding I-R-S employees for treating taxpayers with fairness and courtesy.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, March Madness resumes tonight here on W-D-B-J, with one of the key matchups involving the Mountaineers of West Virginia.
Mike Stevens has a preview.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
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[Live=Steve Full/Microwave]
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[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=13-Lee Ann Wheat/Aquatics Director;]
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(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] [stocks]
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[E-Postal-Service]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-3]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The sight of a man going through their mail recently alarmed some residents in a Northwest Roanoke neighborhood.
But as David Johnson reports, it turned out to be a case of the Postal Service doing a little self-policing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A Barberry]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Brown/Northwest Resident; :14]
[SUPER=01-Billy Martin/Roanoke Postmaster; :46]
[SUPER=@David2; :59]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7.]

(( A Barberry Avenue resident didn't know what to think when she witnessed the mail carrier make his usual delivery, only to have another individual, who didn't live in the neighborhood, drive up behind him and start going through the mail.
[SOT=05:53:25]
[IN Q=I NOTICED HOW]

((JACQUELINE BROWN/NORTHWEST RESIDENT; I NOTICED HOW HE WAS LOOKING THROUGH THE MAIL AND IT REALLY CONCERNED ME. SO I CAME OUT FOR HIM TO SEE ME AND MY GRANDDAUGHTER CAME OUT. THAT WAS THE REASON WHY I DIDN'T GET HIS LICENSE NUMBER, BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=WAS GOING ON.]


With the news of a recent scam involing people who go through the mail of others, stealing pre-approved credit cards and making purchases, the community grew alarmed.
But the post office says this time it was nothing more than STREET SUPERVISION.
[SOT=05:05:50]
[IN Q=THE SUPERVISOR WAS]

((BILLY MARTIN/ROANOKE POSTMASTER; THE SUPERVISOR WAS CHECKING THE STREET TIME FOR THIS PARTICULAR ROUTE AND ALSO WAS CHECKING FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE MAIL THAT WAS DEPOSITED IN THE MAILBOX TO ENSURE THE RIGHT MAIL WAS GOING TO THE RIGHT BOX.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=THE RIGHT BOX.]


Postal route inspections are conducted on a regular basis.
Martin says mail theft in the Roanoke area is actually pretty uncommon.
Still citizens who fear their mail is being stolen or tampered with are advised to call the police or local post office.
David Johnson, News 7.))

[E-Greenfield]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-2]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A citizens group in Botetourt County wants to tie two issues together--they say the restoration of a business park on an old plantation should not move forward unless a school with significant ties to local black history is re-named.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


The Botetourt Countywide League says William Clark Middle School is an important part of their history, built before integration for African-American students only.
It was known back then as Central Academy and league members want that name restored.
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[SOT 9:58:57]
[IN Q=They loved it]

((REEDIE WAID: THEY LOVED IT. THEY TOOK CARE OF IT. IT WAS THEIR LIFE. THEY HAD LOTS OF OCCASIONS THERE OF FELLOWSHIP AND IT MEANT A GREAT DEAL TO THEM, MORE THAN ANY SCHOOL I'VE EVER KNOWN.))
[SUPER=07-Reedie Waid;]
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[VO-NAT]


League members say the county is ignoring the school's significance -- so it should NOT preserve slave quarters on the former Greenfield plantation.
They say they have written to the Virginia Historic Society to BLOCK funding for Greenfield which is also slated to include a business park and recreation site.
The county administrator says the league should not tie its school campaign to the future of Greenfield, because the park will benefit all residents.
And, Burgess adds, the league cannot stop funding for Greenfield.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The school board says it's willing to compromise with the league.



[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the Charlotte Hornets pick up a win over the Utah Jazz. For the rest of the N-B-A finals and other scores, let's check the scoreboards. [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
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[Live=Steve Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
(I'll call for boards)
[ESS#8700]
[ESS#8701]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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[2-Buchanan]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#98-7]
[GRAPHIC=Death Penalty]


He was convicted of killing four members of his Amherst County family a decade ago, and last night 29 year old Douglas Buchanan died for his crimes.
Joe Dashiell reports from the Greensville Correctional Center where Buchanan's death sentence was carried out.
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[IN Q=in accordance]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Brown/Operations Officer; :00]
[SUPER=@File;:22]
[SUPER=01-Steve Smallshaw/Media Witness; :48]
[SUPER=@Joe1; 1:10]
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[E-Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-9]
[GRAPHIC=Emmett Cressell]


A search of Emmett Cressell, Junior's jail cell ONE week before trial has prompted his attorneys to seek a delay.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./January 1998;]


Cressell is one of two suspects accused of burning and decapitating a black man in Grayson County last summer.
His attorneys, Jeff Dorsey and Mark Claytor, say they'll ask a judge tomorrow to delay the case in order to investigate last week's search of their client's jail cell.
Officials were reportedly looking for marijuana.
But Dorsey, after meeting with his client, says several things don't add up.
Dorsey says the lead investigator in the murder case was involved in the search.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Emmett Cressell]


He also says a box containing legal letters was taken from Cressell's jail cell and when it was returned Cressell was convinced someone had been rifling through it.

Dorsey is also suspicious of the search because of it's close proximity to Cressell's trial date.[Kennedy-Auction ]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Collectors will have another chance today to get their hands on pieces of John F. Kennedy memorabilia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[1:55:51]
The two day auction got underway yesterday, only after the collector agreed to return some of the more personl items, including journals and clock, to the Kennedy children.
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[SOT]

[1:56:l51]
[IN Q=]

((I THINK THIS COUNTRY IS BIG ENOUGH TO HAVE 2 INSTITUTIONS DEDICATED TO JOHN F KENNEDY. ))
[SUPER=01-Robert White/Collector;]
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[OUT Q= DEDICATED TO JOHN F. KENNEDY. ]
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[VO-NAT]


So far the bidding is falling far short of the 19-96 auction of the Jackie Kennedy Onassis estate.
Items, like the Cartier watch Kennedy was wearing when he was assassinated, were taken off the auction block.
Bids reaching 750-thousand dollars for the watch apparently was far less than the presale estimate.
But Kennedy's yacht, Honey Fitz was auctioned off for a staggering 5 million 400 thousand dollars.
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[2-IRS-REFORM]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Today's Washington Post reports a small bi-partisan group of House members will examine evidence gathered by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;]


The group will review materials into the investigation of President Clinton to see if there is any basis to consider impeachment charges.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Meantime, as millions of Americans prepare their income tax returns, the Clinton administration has proposed sweeping reforms of the Internal Revenue Service to make it more user friendly.
Some of the changes include faster response time at I-R-S phone centers, expanded electronic tax filing - and new pay incentives for I-R-S employees based on quality service NOT quantity.
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[SOT]

[1:59:l50-58]
[IN Q=]

(( GORE;THEY WILL HELP... ON THEIR SIDE. ))
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[OUT Q=ON THEIR SIDE.]
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[VO-NAT]


The House already has approved legislation to overhaul the agency.
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[Cuban-Defectors]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


High winds and seas have dimmed rescue hopes for four Cuban baseball players and a coach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bahamas; ]


The would-be defectors left Cuba more than a week ago on a flimsy boat bound for the United States.
Members of the Miami-based group Brothers to the Rescue flew over the waters between Cuba and Florida yesterday but found no sign of the missing players.
Today they plan to fly over the southern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The U-S Coast Guard says it's also widening its search.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the regional semi finals are on tap tonight as the N-C Double A tournament rolls along.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning again]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=Thursday folks.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)

[Lottery ]
Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5/Lotto
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
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(**NO IFB FOR THIS SEGMENT AND NO ENDING DOUBLE BOX SHOT--Sam will give me cues and I will toss back to Mel)
[Live=Steve Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=13-Flip Pittman/Water Aerobics Instructor;]
[SUPER=13-Jackie Martin/Aerobics Participant;]
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, researchers think they've traced the origin of a sudden, sometimes fatal heart problem in young people.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[IN Q=]
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[SUPER=@file;:07 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( A DEFECTIVE GENE THAT MAKES A YOUNG PERSON'S HEART STOP BEATING.. FOR NO APPARENT REASON.. HAS JUST BEEN REVEALED BY RESEARCHERS. THE CONDITION ... CALLED --VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION-- ANNUALLY KILLS MORE THAN 300-THOUSAND AMERICANS. THE NEWLY-IDENTIFIED GENE --DETAILED IN TODAY'S ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL "NATURE" -- IS RELATED TO THOSE `WITHOUT' PREVIOUS HEART CONDITIONS. THE RESEARCH IS GIVING SCIENTISTS NEW HOPE IDENTIFYING A RELATED FAMILY OF GENES, WHICH COULD IDENTIFY OTHERS AT RISK. NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF ADULTS ADMITTED TO HOSPITALS IN AMERICA ARE DEFICIENT IN THE BONE-BUILDING VITAMIN "D." A STUDY, PUBLISHED IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, SUGGESTS A LARGE SECTION OF THE GENERAL POPULATION MAY NOT BE GETTING ENOUGH OF THE VITAMIN. THE PROBLEMS' SO WIDESPREAD IT IS SPARKING CALLS FOR IT'S ADDITION TO PROCESSED FOODS. IT'S ALREADY ADDED TO MILK. THE BODY PRODUCES THE VITAMIN BY EXPOSURE TO SUNLIGHT. THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CLAIMS A TUBERCULOSIS EPIDEMIC IS OUT OF CONTROL ... AND ONE-BILLION PEOPLE WILL BECOME INFECTED WITHOUT ACTION... ...KILLING SEVENTY-MILLION PEOPLE IN THE NEXT FEW DECADES. T-B KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN MALARIA AND AIDS -COMBINED- ... AND IN 19-93 THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION DECLARED T-B TO BE A "GLOBAL EMERGENCY." A W-H-O MEETING IS DETERMINING IF COUNTRIES ACCOUNTING FOR 80-PERCENT OF THE WORLD'S CASES ARE LOSING THE CONTAINMENT BATTLE. THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[2-E-Leftwich-Guilty]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-11]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


He could face the death penalty for killing a North Carolina woman after stealing her pocketbook.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=How say you to this ]

((HOW SAY YOU TO THIS INDICTMENT GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY. GUILTY.))
[SUPER=03-Danville;]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=guilty or not guilty? Guilty.]
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[VO-NAT]


Joe Adrian Leftwich pleaded guilty yesterday in Danville Circuit Court to ten charges including capital murder and robbery.
He admits he shot Teresa Anderson Hayes in the head in December 1997.
She was found dead in her car on Chatham Avenue in Danville.
Leftwich faces the death penalty on the capital murder charge and a maximum life sentence on the robbery charge.
His sentencing has been postponed while the case is still being investigated.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-8]
[GRAPHIC=Police chase]


Two people are in the hospital and a third in jail after a stabbing and car chase last night in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


City police were responding to a stabbing in the 16-hundred block of Eastern Avenue.
Police pursued the suspect once his vehicle was spotted a few blocks away from the fight.
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[SOT=09:11:57]
[IN Q=IN THE VICINITY]

((VICINITY G.C. HURLEY/ROANOKE CITY POLICE; IN THE VICINITY OF WILLIAMSON AND ORANGE, THE HOOD OF THE CAR FLEW UP AND THE DRIVER COULDN'T SEE WHERE HE WAS GOING. SO HE HAD TO LEAN OUT THE WINDOW AND CONTINUED DOWN ORANGE AVENUE, TURNED SOUTH ONTO 8TH STREET, MADE A LEFT ON MCDOWELL AND ENDED UP WRECKING INTO A TELEPHONE POLE.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. G. C. Hurley/Roanoke City Police;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=A TELEPHONE POLE.]
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[VO-NAT]


The suspect then fled the scene on foot, but was caught a few blocks later.
The stabbing victim and a passenger in the car transported to the hospital.
The names of the suspect and victim were not released.
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[2-E-Postal-Service]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-3]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Postal Service has been checking up on some of its employees, and that caused some confusion in one northwest Roanoke neighorhood.
David Johnson explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A Barberry]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Brown/Northwest Resident; :14]
[SUPER=01-Billy Martin/Roanoke Postmaster; :46]
[SUPER=@David2; :59]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7.]

(( A Barberry Avenue resident didn't know what to think when she witnessed the mail carrier make his usual delivery, only to have another individual, who didn't live in the neighborhood, drive up behind him and start going through the mail.
[SOT=05:53:25]
[IN Q=I NOTICED HOW]

((JACQUELINE BROWN/NORTHWEST RESIDENT; I NOTICED HOW HE WAS LOOKING THROUGH THE MAIL AND IT REALLY CONCERNED ME. SO I CAME OUT FOR HIM TO SEE ME AND MY GRANDDAUGHTER CAME OUT. THAT WAS THE REASON WHY I DIDN'T GET HIS LICENSE NUMBER, BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=WAS GOING ON.]


With the news of a recent scam involing people who go through the mail of others, stealing pre-approved credit cards and making purchases, the community grew alarmed.
But the post office says this time it was nothing more than STREET SUPERVISION.
[SOT=05:05:50]
[IN Q=THE SUPERVISOR WAS]

((BILLY MARTIN/ROANOKE POSTMASTER; THE SUPERVISOR WAS CHECKING THE STREET TIME FOR THIS PARTICULAR ROUTE AND ALSO WAS CHECKING FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE MAIL THAT WAS DEPOSITED IN THE MAILBOX TO ENSURE THE RIGHT MAIL WAS GOING TO THE RIGHT BOX.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=THE RIGHT BOX.]


Postal route inspections are conducted on a regular basis.
Martin says mail theft in the Roanoke area is actually pretty uncommon.
Still citizens who fear their mail is being stolen or tampered with are advised to call the police or local post office.
David Johnson, News 7.))

[4-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the Utah Jazz's 11 game winning streak came to a crashing halt in Charlotte. For last night's N-B-A finals and other scores, let's check the scoreboards. [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Penn State/75//Ga. Tech/70//NIT//Marquette/71/j/Minnesota/73//NIT/;]
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[SUPER=0103-/Edmonton/2/j/Pittsburgh/4////Montreal/1/j/N.Y. Rangers/2///;]
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[OUT Q=......last score."]
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Convicted killer Douglas Buchanan was executed last night for murdering four members of his family in Amherst County in 1987.
The execution was carried out at the Greensville Correctional Center.
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A Danville man could get the death penalty for robbing and killing a North Carolina woman in December of last year.

Joe Adrian Leftwich pleaded guilty yesterday.
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And a police chase in Roanoke ended last night with the suspect crashing his car into a telephone pole and fleeing on foot before being caught by police. The man is a suspect in a stabbing on Eastern Avenue in Roanoke.
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