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[7E-Train-Fatal]


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Police have not released the identity of a man killed by a train in Buena Vista yesterday.
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The accident happened near the Glen Maury Park around five-thirty in the evening.
A witness claims to have seen the victim shortly before the accident.
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((GREG NICK/ACCIDENT WITNESS: I SEEN HIM WALKING DOWN THERE--WALKING THE TRACK AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING AND I WAS WALKING UP THE FLOOD WALL, WALKING AS I USUALLY DO AND I SAW HIM. I GUESS HE WAS WAITING ON THE TRAIN I DON'T KNOW. THAT'S ALL I SEEN THEN I KEPT ON WALKING AND THE TRAIN--I HEARD HIM HOLLERING REAL LOUD AND I KEPT WALKING. I DIDN'T WANT TO GET INVOLVED YOU KNOW.))
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Police say they're treating the accident as an apparent suicide.
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[7E-Henry-Shooting]


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A Collinsville man charged with the murder of a Stanley Furniture employee is in police custody this morning.
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Sheriff's deputies arrested 25-year old Philip Boatman of Collinsville yesterday afternoon.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office says he shot 28-year old Daniel Mussleman in the parking lot of the Stanley Furniture plant.
Boatman is also charged with the abduction of his estranged wife-- who was allegedly seeing the victim.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER: THE VICTIM OF THE ABDUCTION.. BEING THE WIFE.. SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN APPROACHED IN THE COLLINSVILLE AREA AT THE BREWER MOVIE CLUB WHERE SHE WAS INTIMIDATED, RODE AS A PASSENGER IN HER OWN VEHICLE, AS HER HUSBAND HAD DRIVEN THE VEHICLE WITH A FIREARM PRODUCED. SHE FELT INTIMIDATED HE DROVE HER ONTO THE COMPANY PROPERTY WHERE THE SHOOTING INCIDENT OCCURRED.))
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Boatman is being held on 500-thousand dollars bond.
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[7E-JMU-Murders]


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A man accused of killing two James Madison students admitted the prosecution has enough evidence to convict him.

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Brent Simmons entered an Alford plea yesterday on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend Ann Olson and her boyfriend, Keith O'Connell in October 19-96.
In an Alford plea, a defendant doesn't admit guilt but concedes the prosecution has enough evidence for a conviction.
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School administrators are bringing back hand-held metal detectors to a Roanoke school.
William Fleming staff will talk with students today about plans for random weapons searches.
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They will be un-announced and done with hand-held metal detectors.
Fleming used to do them, but stopped about six years ago.
Administrators say the searches are being revived, for one reason:
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((ANN HARMAN/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: WE DON'T WANT GUNS ON OUR CAMPUS. AND I THINK THIS IS A PRO-ACTIVE APPROACH TO LETTING OUR KIDS KNOW WE MEAN BUSINESS.))
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Twice in the past few weeks, guns have been found in the possession of students at William Fleming.
A letter went home to parents this week outlining the new policy.
At this point, Fleming is the only city school that plans to do this.
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A 35-year-old Martinsville man died yesterday after an early-morning car accident.
State Police in Salem say Michael Dean Grogan died after a Ford Explorer crossed the center line and struck his camaro on Route 687 in Henry County.
Authorities say the Explorer was driven by a juvenile.
The accident is still under investigation.

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And now taking a look at your Friday forecast... Rain is likely throughout the day, with the chance of thunderstorms mixed in. Temperatures will rise into the upper-60's. Tonight, look for mostly cloudy skies with a chance for showers. Lows will be in the low-50's. Looking ahead to the weekend...


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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 5/2/98
Saturday:
Anniversary:
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[SUPER=130-7/Angela Adams/Hurt]



[SUPER=130-50/Douglas Witt/Salem]



[SUPER=130-60/Mrs. Garnet Hypes/Vinton]



[SUPER=130-16/Norman Stokes/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-2/Taylor Harrell/Rocky Mount]


No Pictures:
Twins!
[SUPER=131-37/Bernadeane & Bernadette Cooper/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-50/Dianne Woodford/Lynchburg]


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In Buena Vista, a man is dead after apparently throwing himself into the path of moving train.
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It happened last night at about 5:30 the Glen Maury Park.
A witness claims to have seen the victim shortly before the tragedy.
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((GREG NICK/ACCIDENT WITNESS: I SEEN HIM WALKING DOWN THERE--WALKING THE TRACK AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING AND I WAS WALKING UP THE FLOOD WALL, WALKING AS I USUALLY DO AND I SAW HIM. I GUESS HE WAS WAITING ON THE TRAIN I DON'T KNOW. THAT'S ALL I SEEN THEN I KEPT ON WALKING AND THE TRAIN--I HEARD HIM HOLLERING REAL LOUD AND I KEPT WALKING. I DIDN'T WANT TO GET INVOLVED YOU KNOW.))
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At this time Authorities are not releasing the victims name.
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Damage from a March train derailment and fire in Lynchburg has been estimated at 700 thousand dollars.
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The March 31st collision occured between two freight trains.
A total of ten rail cars and three locomotives were derailed or damaged when the two trains collided and ignited a fire near the Kemper Street station. ] Norfolk Southern will have to pay for most of the damage.
The ctiy's insurance company will cover 50-thousand dollars.
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[45E-Winckler]


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A woman convicted of capital murder for killing a Lynchburg woman has been spared the death Penalty.
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Domica Winckler escaped a jury-recommended death sentence with the help of a Chesterfield County judge today.
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Winckler is one of four defendants who beat, stabbed, and drowned a Lynchburg woman last year.
She's the only one who got a death sentence from the jury.
She was also the only black defendant.
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Virginia had NOT executed a woman since 17-year old Virginia Christian -- also a black woman-- was put to death in 1912.
The judge yesterday reduced the jury's recommendation for death- to life in prison.

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Despite concerns from residents a private airstrip will go up in Rockbridge County.
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Harold Hotinger said he began building the airstrip so a friend could land his plane there.
But, it's sparked heated debate from neighbors and residents concerned about their safety.
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((HAROLD HOTINGER/AIRSTRIP OWNER: WE HAD A FEW PEOPLE THAT WERE UPSET WITH IT AND THEY JUST STIRRED UP A WHOLE LOT OF OTHERS. THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY.))
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((DAVE PARKER/AIRSTRIP OPPONENT: I THINK THIS ISSUE IS ABOUT A FEW PEOPLE RECREATING OVER EVERYBODY ELSE'S PRIVACY AND THEIR REAL ESTATE AND HOME VALUES. AND, I ALSO THINK IT'S AN ISSUE ABOUT SAFETY. I MEAN THEY'RE GOING TO BE FLYING WHAT 20 FEET OVER TOP OF A SCHOOL BUS.))
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The Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors voted to permit the airstrip to operate for one year with certain restrictions.

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Local leaders are planning for the future of Smith Mountain Lake.
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A new report says houses should be in neat clusters-- away from the Village Centers that would hold stores and community facilities.
Shops would have to meet standards-- no strip malls.
Lakefront homes would feature large windows, decks and boat docks.
Owners would fork over the roughly five thousand dollars to rip rap shorelines, AND pay special taxes for lake services.
Developers say all these rules will drive residents away.
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((RON WILLARD/DEVELOPER: IT WILL SCARE YOU. BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW IF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ARE GOING TO CHANGE THE RULES ON YOU THIS MONTH OR NEXT MONTH.))
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Only one house would be allowed per five acres of farmland-- although an industrial park would be built to provide local jobs.
Leaders in the surrounding counties --- Bedford, Pittsylvania, and Franklin -- say these plans will prevent overcro

wding at the lake.
But they say they will hold public hearings before turning any suggestions into law.
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That's all for news- let's take a quick check of the weather.
Rain likely today, with thunderstorms possible.
Highs in the upper 60s.
Mostly cloudy tonight, with a chance of a shower.
Lows in the low to mid 50s.
Checking the extended outlook for the weekend..

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Police are calling yesterday's fatal train accident in Buena Vista a suicide.
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Just before five thirty last night a man threw himself into the path of a moving train.
A witness claims to have seen the victim shortly before the tragedy.
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((GREG NICK/ACCIDENT WITNESS: I SEEN HIM WALKING DOWN THERE--WALKING THE TRACK AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING AND I WAS WALKING UP THE FLOOD WALL, WALKING AS I USUALLY DO AND I SAW HIM. I GUESS HE WAS WAITING ON THE TRAIN I DON'T KNOW. THAT'S ALL I SEEN THEN I KEPT ON WALKING AND THE TRAIN--I HEARD HIM HOLLERING REAL LOUD AND I KEPT WALKING. I DIDN'T WANT TO GET INVOLVED YOU KNOW.))
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The victims name has not been released.
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A Collinsville man remains in jail after allegedly abducting his wife and murdering a man she was seeing.
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Sheriff's deputies arrested 25-year old Philip Boatman yesterday afternoon.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office says he shot 28-year old Daniel Mussleman in the parking lot of the Stanley Furniture plant.
Boatman is also charged with the abduction of his estranged wife-- who was allegedly seeing the victim.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER: THE VICTIM OF THE ABDUCTION.. BEING THE WIFE.. SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN APPROACHED IN THE COLLINSVILLE AREA AT THE BREWER MOVIE CLUB WHERE SHE WAS INTIMIDATED, RODE AS A PASSENGER IN HER OWN VEHICLE, AS HER HUSBAND HAD DRIVEN THE VEHICLE WITH A FIREARM PRODUCED. SHE FELT INTIMIDATED HE DROVE HER ONTO THE COMPANY PROPERTY WHERE THE SHOOTING INCIDENT OCCURRED.))
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Boatman is being held on 500-thousand dollars bond.
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Recent incidents of students bringing guns into school has prompted a Roanoke high School to bring back metal detectors.
William Fleming staff will talk with students about plans for random weapons searches.
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They will be un-announced and done with hand-held metal detectors.
Fleming used to do them, but stopped about six years ago.
Administrators say the searches are being revived, for one reason:
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((ANN HARMAN/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: WE DON'T WANT GUNS ON OUR CAMPUS. AND I THINK THIS IS A PRO-ACTIVE APPROACH TO LETTING OUR KIDS KNOW WE MEAN BUSINESS.))
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Twice in the past few weeks, guns have been found in the possession of students at William Fleming.
A letter went home to parents this week outlining the new policy.
At this point, Fleming is the only city school that plans to do this.
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An outpouring of support has come in to the Patrick Henry Home for Girls, since a fire that destroyed their barn and killed several horses in their riding program.
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The phone has been ringing off the hook with offers of money, equipment and horses for the facility which takes in girls from broken homes.
Crews began removing the rubble of the old barn yesterday.. they hope to have plans for a new one drawn up soon.
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((GINA WRIGHT/RIDING PROGRAM VOLUNTEER: IT'S AMAZING, WE'VE HAD SOME WONDERFUL PEOPLE CALL, THE HORSES THAT THEY'RE OFFERING TO DONATE ARE JUST FABULOUS, THEY'LL BE JUST PERFECT FOR THE PROGRAM. WE JUST REALLY CAN'T THANK THE HORSE COMMUNITY ENOUGH FOR THEIR GENEROSITY AND THE OUTPOURING OF SYMPATHY THAT WE'VE BEEN GETTING.))
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Despite the fire and loss of the horses, plans are still on for a riding show at the Girls Home on May 23rd.
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It's not English or History, but food handling lessons that are keeping some Narrows High School students busy.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; ]


Preventing food borne illness is the aim of a pilot program by the New River Valley Health District.
It teaches food handlers proper safety techniques to avoid contaminating meats and poultry.
The food school also has a lesson in microbiology and bacteria.
The Health Department's food preparation classes are offered to every vendor, restaurant and food service industry throughout the area.
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Turning to the Friday forecast now--
Rain likely today with thunderstorms possible.
Highs in the upper 60s.
Mostly cloudy tonight, with a chance of showers.
Lows in the low to mid 50s.
A stray thunderstorm is possible for Saturday, otherwise, partly cloudy as we check the extended forecast..
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