Franklin County authorities say a jealous boyfriend is considered the prime suspect in the weekend stabbing death of a man.
46-year-old Thomas Darnell Palmer was stabbed in the chest... allegedly with a kitchen knife... after authorities say he made a sexual advance toward 27-year-old Sharon Austin of Rocky Mount.
Police arrested Austin's boyfriend... 40-year-old John Amos Nolen of Penhook... along with Austin... in connection with the stabbing.
An accident on I-81 yesterday ended one family's camping trip.
It happened at about 10:30 Sunday morning.
An Arizona family was driving down I-81 when the camper they were pulling went out of control at the Hollins Road exit and flipped them into the median.
Two adults in the vehicle were injured and taken to the hospital.
A child in the car was also hospitalized, but didn't appear to be seriously hurt.
An accident in Cedar Bluff killed three people early yesterday morning.
Two cars collided about 2 a-m on route 4-60, killing 23 year old Christopher Mark Bandy of Cedar Bluff, 33 year old
Gloria Annette Van Dyke of Raven, and 34 year old Danny Shortridge of Pounding Mill.[Hanna-murder]
Another conviction in a Lynchburg murder case.
Nineteen year old Stephanie Cull faces 20 years in prison after being convicted of first degree murder in the death of Stacey Hanna.
The eighteen year old was beaten and stabbed to death in what was believed to be part of a lover's quarrel involving two lesbians.
Two women have already been convicted of CAPITAL murder -- and a fourth will go on trial for the same charge.
The state of Florida has executed its first female inmate in 150 years.
Judy Buenoano (BWAY'-noh-ahn-yoh), the so called Black Widow, died in Florida's electric chair this morning for the poisoning death of her husband in 19-71.
Bobbi Harley reports.
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Remnants of an ammonia leak lingered in the air at the Salem Civic Center yesterday.
Saturday night the Salem Fire Department was forced to evacuate around a thousand people.
Many of them were attending the Roanoke Regional Home Builders Show.
Promoters of the event offered free admission yesterday to make up for Saturday's problem.
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[IN Q=We had a]
((EDDIE FORT/PRES. PD & M, INC.: WE HAD A WHOLE BUNCH OF PEOPLE TODAY AND WE'RE HAPPY WITH THE TURNOUT, NOT ONLY TODAY BUT THROUGHOUT THE SHOW.))
[SUPER=01-Eddie Fort/PD & M Inc. President]
[OUT Q=throughout the show.]
Meanwhile, the fans were blowing around the center yesterday, in an effort to ventilate the building.
The civic center's Assistant Director, John Saunders, said the leak happened when a valve burst Saturday night.
Its the first full day of classes for Students at West-side middle school in Arkansas, less than a week after four little girls and a teacher died in a hail of gunfire outside the school.
Yesterday, during Sunday services, local pastors urged forgiveness.
A community wide memorial service for the victim's will be held tomorrow.
President Clinton is scheduled to address that gathering through a
video-hook-up from Africa.
The President's African trip today included a safari.
Mr. Clinton and the First Lady were up at the crack of dawn, taking in the extraordinary array of wildlife in the
(CHOH'-bay) Chobe National Park.
Bill Plante reports that the President was all smiles but had one regret about the elephants.
[IN Q=was kind of jealous]
[SUPER=03-Chobe National Park; :00]
[SUPER=03-Botswana, Africa; :25]
[SUPER=01-Bill Plante/Reporting; :58]
[OUT Q=in Botswana]
Clinton: I was kind of jealous that the Republicans had appropriated such
a nice animal as their symbol.
NARR: Never mind ...said the President...he had no trouble admiring the
beasts but he added tongue in cheek that he did like seeing so many
NARR: There are in fact about 25,000 elephants roaming northern Botswana.
One for every 18 people living in this country...the President finally got to
see one of the biggest of all, although from the wrong end.
NARR: The President's tour was mostly out of camera view... but he told of
seeing cape buffalos, crocodiles, lions, wart hogs, antelope, eagles. And
these hippos lounging in the Chobe River.. The President was clearly enjoying
his foray in to the African bush.
SOT/Clinton: It's amazing...it's been an amazing day.
NARR: Some of the game the President saw today is also available on the hotel
menu. The President was asked if he had tried any crocodile or zebra.
SOT/Clinton: I tried it all!
Bill Plante, CBS NEWS BOTSWANA.))[tornado]
A six year old boy is dead and more than three dozen are injured from the powerful tornadoes that struck southern Mi
[SUPER=03-St. Peter, MN;]
The town of St. Peter was among the hardest hit.
As many as 300 homes were damaged in the town of just 10-thousand.
Police in some regions have been conducting door-to-door searches looking for victims.
Some towns may be with-out power for several days.
The warm weather isn't just a sign that spring is here... It also means that fire season has arrived.
Yesterday afternoon four fire companies fought a woods fire in Botetourt County, off Mountain Pass Road.
They suspect it was started by careless hikers.
[IN Q=it's still under]
((TODD GROH/VA. DEPT. OF FORESTRY; IT'S STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION, WE HAD SOME POSSIBLE HIKERS UP IN THE AREA, WE'RE STILL LOOKING TO FIND SOME INFORMATION ON WHO THEY ARE, BUT IT'S POSSIBLE THAT JUST A LITTLE CARELESSNESS STARTED THIS FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Groh/Va. Department of Forestry;]
[OUT Q=this fire]
Groh says spring is the worst fire season of the year, even after all the rain we've had.
With no leaves on the trees, the hard rains hit the ground and run off instead of soaking in, and the direct sunlight on the forest floor can dry things out in a hurry.
United Nations arms inspectors are halfway through their check of Saddam Hussein's presidential palaces.
Four of the eight locations have been searched.
Diplomatic escorts report positive cooperation from Iraqi officials but are giving few details about what inspectors have seen.
[IN Q=I believe]
SPECIAL WEAPONS INSPECTION TEAM LEADER: I BELIEVE IN THE NEXT WEEK WE
SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE VISITS TO ALL EIGHT PRESIDENTIAL SITES. ))
[SUPER=01-Jayanatha Dhanapala/Weapons Inspection Team;]
[OUT Q=TO ALL EIGHT PRESIDENTIAL SITES.]
Iraq's refusal to allow inspection of the sites led to a military build up by the United States and Britain in the Persian Gulf.
Military action was averted when U-N Secretary-General Kofi Annan (KOH'-fee AN'-nan) negotiated the inspection deal with Saddam
A very British company is getting a German owner.
B-M-W has won the bid to take over Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
B-M-W beat out rival Volkswagen and a group of Rolls enthusiasts making a long-shot attempt to keep the company British.
Rolls-Royce's parent company announced today that it has
accepted B-M-W's bid of 570 million dollars.
A near-fatal car crash left a Chatham man a paraplegic in 19-96.
But Samuel Johnson Junior has refused to let that keep him down.
David Johnson has the story.
[IN Q=DOCTORS TOLD]
[SUPER=01-Samuel Johnson, Jr./"Sampson"; :14]
[SUPER=@David1; : :44]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Dalton/"Fitness Today"; :51]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]
Doctors told 33-year old Samuel Johnson, Junior he would never walk again after an accident left his body crushed from the waist down.
But SAMPSON-- like his name's sake-- refused to give up hope.
[IN Q=I WAS IN]
((SAMUEL JOHNSON, JR./"SAMPSON"; I WAS IN A COMA FOR TWO MONTHS, ON LIFE SUPPORT FOR TWO MONTHS. SO I FIGURED IF I DIDN'T DIE THEN, A DOCTOR WASN'T GOING TO PLAN MY FUTURE OUT BY SAYING I'M NOT GOING TO WALK AGAIN.))
[OUT Q=TO WALK AGAIN.]
As if his situation wasn't bad enough, Sampson gained weight and became the punch line of "fat jokes".
He started dieting and training after reading about a national million dollar bodybuilding challenge.
Two months later, he emerged victorious, taking home the 50-thousand dollar grand prize.
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SAMPSON'S PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS NOT ONLY BENEFITED HIM PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY, BUT ALSO THOSE AROUND HIM WHERE HE WORKS AND TRAINS.))
[IN Q=PURE POSITIVITY.]
((ANDREW DALTON/"FITNESS TODAY"; PURE POSITIVITY. AND IT'S CHANGED THE WHOLE CLUB, NOT JUST ME BUT EVERYONE. EVERYONE ENJOYS SEEING SAMPSON WORKOUT BECAUSE IT PUSHES THEM A LITTLE BIT MORE.))
[OUT Q=LITTLE BIT MORE.]
Sampson has since gained national recognition. A couple of weeks ago, he was a special guest at Arnold Schwarzenegger's bodybuilding competition in Columbus, Ohio.
[IN Q=I HAD PEOPLE]
((I HAD PEOPLE I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW AT THE ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER CLASSIC COMING UP TO ME AND CONGRATULATE ME ON WHAT I'D DONE AT THE MUSCLE TECH COMPETITION. I DIDN'T KNOW THESE PEOPLE.))
[OUT Q=KNOW THESE PEOPLE.]
Sampson is enjoying his new lease on life, but remembers to keep close ties with the community.
He spends time conveying to kids and others that there's nothing they can't do if they put their mind to it.
David Johnson, News 7, Danville.[Common-Sense]
If you want the financial gain from on an investment, but don't want the pain of a capital gains tax, Scott Goldberg has a suggestion for you in this week's Common Sense.
[IN Q=Are you]
[SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Edward Jones Investments; :13]
[OUT Q=i'm SG]
(( Are you a philanthropist?
Are you an investor?
Do you hate capital gains taxes?
If you answered yes to all three, you might want to consider donating a security to charity.
Stockbroker Ben Hartman tells us why.
((BEN HARTMAN/EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS: BY DONATING THE SECURITY THE INVESTOR IS AFFORDED A TAX DEDUCTION FOR THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE SECURITY AT THE TIME OF THE DONATION SUBJECT TO CERTAIN TAX LAWS. SO IT BENEFITS THE INDIVIDUAL AS WELL AS THE CHARITY. ))
[OUT Q=THE CHARITY]
Selling that security instead of donating it means paying taxes on whatever capital gains you've earned.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))[Stocks]
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 2 points.[tease3]
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Coming up in Sports, more N-C-double-A action tonight with Kentucky and Utah,
AND the Lady Vols of Tennessee pull out a sweet victory, with almost 20 points over Louisiana Tech. Those stories are coming up when News 7 at Noon continues.
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The Lady Volunteers defended their national title and came out of last night's battle with Louisiana Tech undefeated.
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO/ESPN; ]
Pat Summitt going for her sixth title at Tennessee.
The Lady Volunteers jumped out to the early lead with ball movement like this Chamique Holdsclaw gets the easy basket to make it 27 to 10.
The Lady Techsters work the outside Monica Maxwell with the three pointer cutting the lead to 14.
But Tennessee opened it up again Kristen Clement gets out on the break to make it 55 to 32 at the half.
Louisiana tech gets another basket from Maxwell and the lead was cut to 16 55 to 39.
But Tennessee went on another run [SUPER=33-Tennessee/93/Louisiana Tech/75/;]and went up by 20 again and the Lady V
olunteers win it 93 to 75.
[IN Q="Our fans...]
((PAT SUMMITT/SIXTH NATIONAL TITLE: ))
[SUPER=01-Pat Summitt/Sixth National Title; :]
[OUT Q=....ready to play."]
And of course in men's play... tonight is the big night.
Kentucky takes on Utah for the national basketball championship in San Antonio.
Over the weekend Kentucky beat Stanford in Overtime and Utah downed Carolina to advance.
The game will pit size against speed.
[IN Q="they've got]
((TUBBY SMITH/KENTUCKY HEAD COACH: ))
((MICHAEL DOLEAC/UTAH FORWARD: ))
[SUPER=01-Tubby Smith/Kentucky Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Doleac/Utah Forward; :17]
[OUT Q=.....to, so."]
The game can be seen on your Hometown Station tonight at 9.
To Bristol now... Jeff Gordon took advantage of a quick pit stop late in the game and and took the checkered flag to win the Food City 500.
[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/ESPN; :]
Rusty Wallace had the field covered early on. He takes the lead with 436 laps to go, Terry Labonte was running second.
Mark Martin was working his way to the front, he was moving up among the top 15 cars on the track.
Then the caution came out, Hut Stricklin gets loose and hits the wall then here comes Kenny Wallace who hits Stricklin on the drivers side. Striklin was taken to the Hospital for observation.
Rusty Wallace led 151 laps and he was the leader at the halfway point here he passes Dale Earnhardt putting him 4 laps down.
Dale Jarrett made his way to front and passes Terry Labonte to take the lead with over 170 laps to go.
Then the 11-th caution of the day came out when Chad Little and Morgan Shepherd make contact on lap 372.
Rusty developed engine problems, eventually hit the wall and took the car to the garage area.
Late in the race, cars were red flagged because of debris on the track and on the restart Gordon, the leader, pulled away from the field to win the Food City 500.
[IN Q=First audio]
((JEFF GORDON/FOOD CITY 500 WINNER: ))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Food City 500 Winner; :00]
[OUT Q=........tightened up."; says it twice!!!! pull after 2nd time]
Terry Labonte was second, Jarrett third, Jeff Burton fourth and Johnny Benson fifth.[SS=Hold Logo]