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[7E-Caldwell]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-47 17:30]
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The Roanoke man accused of murdering another man the night of the Church Avenue fire is now pointing fingers.
Willie Caldwell says investigators should be looking for a link between his accusers and the fire.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]


Caldwell is charged with the murder of Kevin Lee Jones at a home on Gilmer Avenue early May 18th.
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Caldwell lived in the Church Avenue apartments that burned a few hours after his arrest, and he says he's convinced the two incidents are related.
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((YEAH, IT IS CONNECTED. I'VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL EM THAT.))
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In a telephone interview with News 7, Caldwell said investigators should review surveillance tapes from 24-hour gas stations in the area. He says they might find some of his accusers from the Gilmer Avenue shooting on the videotape.
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[IN Q=Anybody can go to]

((ANYBODY CAN GO TO THE 24-HOUR GAS STATIONS. YOU'LL PROBABLY SEE THEM ON FILM, FILLING UP THE CANS. YES THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY RIGHT NOW.))
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So far, Police have not confirmed a link between the Gilmer Avenue shooting and the Church Avenue fire.
And the Fire Department is still investigating the cause of the blaze.
Last night the city released the name of the last of the five fire victims.
Walter Bernard Green was identified from fingerprints.

[7E-L'Burg-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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A man who was shot in the head yesterday in Lynchburg has been released from Lynchburg General Hospital.
41-year old David Robertson was in a car near a convenience store in the 36-hundred block of Montridge Place when he and a friend were confronted by four other men, one of whom pulled out a gun and fired into the car.
Robertson was shot in the side of the head.
Police have not made any arrests.



[7E-Branham]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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The Amherst County man accused of shooting three men after a game of horseshoes faced a court arraignment yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst]


29-year old Kenneth Branham was arraigned on a murder charge yesterday.
He's also charged with two counts of malicious wounding.
Branham and the other men allegedly got into an argument after the game of horeshoes.
Police say he pulled a shotgun from his car and opened fire, killing 43-year old Richard Eubank, and critically wounding Bobby Beverly.
A third man was also hit by gunfire. Ricky McDaniel was treated and released from the hospital.
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[7E-Frat-Prank]


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[TAPE#=98-33 55:33]
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Three Washington and Lee students pleaded guilty yesterday to assault charges in connection with a college prank that went too far.
Chad Austin Casto, Jonathan Paul Barker, and Ryan William Walker took two Sweetbriar College students into the woods.
This, after the two women allegedy shaved Casto's pubic area during a party.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst]


The felony abduction charges were dropped yesterday after all three pleaded guilty to misdeamor assault and battery. They recieved a 30 day suspended sentence and 80 hours of community service.
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((ED MEEKS/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; BASICALLY WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH WAS COLLEGE PRANKS THAT WENT AWRY, CERTAINLY SOME MISGUIDED CONDUCT AND WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS APPROPRIATE WAS TO GET CONVICTIONS OF ALL THREE BOYS FOR ASSAULT AND BATTERY. THEY'VE GOT SUSPENDED GAIL SENTENCES AND THEY GET TO CLEAN UP A STRETCH OF AMHERST COUNTY HIGHWAY THIS SUMMER))
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The two women involved, Jessica Saveall and Karen Williams are charged with aggravated sexual battery in the case.



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Turning now to your mid week forecast.. Expect the rain to continue this morning, with thunderstorms possible. Highs will be in the low- to mid-70's. The rain clears out by this evening. Look for partly cloudy skies tonight, with some dense fog. Lows will be in the low-to mid-50's. Looking ahead to the weekend...

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 5/28/98
Thursday:

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[SUPER=130-69/May Elliott/Danville]



[SUPER=130-10/Gena Hammonk/Callands]



[SUPER=130-33/Stephanie Mackenhimer/Spencer]


Anniversary:
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[SUPER=130-7/Heather Huffman/Newport]


Twins!
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No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-11/Tiffani Wolfe/Blue Ridge]



[SUPER=131-37/Mark Light/Henrico]



[SUPER=131-51/Bobbi Hayth/Bedford]



[SUPER=131-17/Brandi McNeil/Buena Vista]





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[45Ceparano-Jury]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Jury selection is expected to begin today in a high profile murder trial in Grayson County.
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[SUPER=@File;]


Louis Ceparano is one of two white men accused of killing a black man last summer.
Authorities say Garnett Johnson was doused with gasoline and burned alive.
His corpse was then beheaded.
Ceparano faces a charge of Capital murder.
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[455-Caldwell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jda]
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A Roanoke man accused of murdering another man just hours before his apartment building burned to the ground, killing five people believes the two incidents are connected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;]


Willie Caldwell is accused of murdering Kevin Lee Jones at a home on Gilmer Avenue on the morning of May 18th.
[SUPER=04-May 18;]


A few hours later, and several blocks away on Church avenue his apartment building went up in flames.
Yesterday in a telephone interview from the Roanoke City jail, Caldwell agreed with speculation that the two incidents are related.
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((YEAH, IT IS CONNECTED. I'VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL 'EM THAT.))
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Caldwell says investigators should review surveillance tapes from 24-hour gas stations in the area.
He says they might find some of his accusers on the videotape.
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((ANYBODY CAN GO TO THE 24- HOUR GAS STATIONS. YOU'LL PROBABLY SEE THEM ON FILM FILLING UP THE CANS. YES THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY RIGHT NOW.))
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The Roanoke Fire and Police Departments are still investigating the cause of the blaze.
Police have identified the fifth body found in the burned out building as Walter Bernard Green.


[45E-Power-Line]


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There is word that those close to the power-line debate expect West Virginia to give the project its blessing.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


A West Virginia State Agency HAS reached a decision on American Electric Power's proposed 765-thousand volt line.
But that decision hasn't been made public.
The line has run into little opposition in West Virginia.
Its proposed route leaves the state quickly, and not many people live nearby.
Even if West Virginia endorses the line, Virginia still needs to issue its own ruling.
That won't happen until the end of the year, at the earliest.
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[45E-B-29-Video]


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Richmond residents were treated to a show in the sky yesterday, with historical significance.
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The last B-29 "Superfortress" still flying IS IN in Richmond this week.
"Fifi" is a restored version of the planes that carried bombs to Japan in World War Two.
The Confederate Air Force also brought one of only two B-24 Liberators still flying.
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((ROBERT COATS/FORMER B-24 CREWMAN: YOU REALLY WEREN'T EXPECTED TO RETURN SO-- I KEEP IN MIND THE NUMBER OF FELLOW FLYERS THAT DID NOT MAKE IT HOME.))
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((J.B. HUDSON/FORMER B-29 CREWMAN: I THINK IT'S A MISSION OF THOSE OF MY GENERATION TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT HISTORY IS RETOLD CORRECTLY. AND THAT'S WHAT WE DO WITH THESE PLANES. WE FLY AROUND THE COUNTRY. AND IT'S SORT OF LIKE A MUSEUM FLYING TO THE PEOPLE.))
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Four thousand Superfortresses rolled off the assembly line during World War Two.
The "Enola Gay," which dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, is the most famous B-29.
There is NO plan to bring the planes to Roanoke because NO agreement could be reached with airport officials to display them.
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Turning to your mid- week forecast--
Occasional rain and thunderstorms continuing today, with highs in the low to mid 70s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with patchy dense fog.
Lows in the low to mid 50s.
The extended forecast is drier and warmer...
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[8Ceparano-Jury]


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Jurors are scheduled to be chosen today in a Grayson county murder trial.
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[SUPER=@File;]


Louis Ceparano is one of two white men accused of killing a black man last summer.
Authorities say Garnett Johnson was doused with gasoline and burned alive.
His corpse was then beheaded.
Ceparano faces a charge of Capital murder.
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[8E-Caldwell]


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Investigators of last week's fatal apartment fire are being steered in a new direction by an accused murderer.
Willie Caldwell says investigators should be looking for a connection between his accusers and the fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]


Caldwell is charged with the murder of Kevin Lee Jones at a home on Gilmer Avenue early May 18th.
[SUPER=04-May 18;]


Caldwell lived in the Church Avenue apartments that burned a few hours after his arrest, and he says he's convinced the two incidents are related.
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((YEAH, IT IS CONNECTED. I'VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL EM THAT.))
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In a telephone interview with News 7, Caldwell said investigators should review surveillance tapes from 24-hour gas stations in the area. He says they might find some of his accusers from the Gilmer Avenue shooting on the videotape.
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((ANYBODY CAN GO TO THE 24-HOUR GAS STATIONS. YOU'LL PROBABLY SEE THEM ON FILM, FILLING UP THE CANS. YES THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY RIGHT NOW.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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So far, Police have not confirmed a link between the Gilmer Avenue shooting and the Church Avenue fire.
And the Fire Department is still investigating the cause of the blaze.
Last night the city released the name of the last of the five fire victims.
Walter Bernard Green was identified from fingerprints.

[8E-L'Burg-Shooting]


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A Lynchburg shooting victim has been transferred to the U-V-A medical Center to be treated for a severe injury.
41-year old David Robertson was in a car near a convenience store in the 36-hundred block of Montridge Place when he and a friend were confronted by four other men.
One of them pulled out a gun and fired into the car.
Robertson was shot in the side of the head and is listed in critical condition.
Police have not made any arrests.



[8E-Branham]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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An Amherst County man was arraigned in court yesterday for murder and other charges following a weekend shooting.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst]


29-year old Kenneth Branham was arraigned on one count of murder and two counts of malicious wounding.
Branham and three other men allegedly got into an argument after a game of horeshoes.
Police say he pulled a shotgun from his car and opened fire, killing 43-year old Richard Eubank, and critically wounding Bobby Beverly.
A third man was also hit by gunfire. Ricky McDaniel was treated and released from the hospital.
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[8E-Indian-Dig]


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A true archaeological dig for students from the Longwood Archaeogogy Field School.
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[SUPER=03-Charlotte Co.;]


The students are uncovering pre-historic indian artifacts at the Staunton River Battlefield State Park.
They've found pieces of clay pottery, animal bones, and arrowheads that date as far back as 800 A-D.
These items will help researchers determine who lived here and how long they lived here.
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((BRIAN BATES: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS NOT JUST FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS SITE BUT THIS SITE WILL FIT INTO THE BIGGER PICTURE OF PREHISTORIC LIFE IN THE SORT OF SOUTHERN PIEDMONT OF VIRGINIA AND NORTHERN PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Bates/Longwood Archaeology School;]
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[VO-NAT]


The archaeology students will be unearthing hidden treasures here through June 9th.
The public is welcome to visit while they are digging.
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Before we wrap up this morning, here's a final look at the Wednesday forecast.
Occasional rain and thunderstorms today, with highs climbing into the mid 70s.
Partly cloudy by this evening, with patchy dense fog developing.
Lows in the low to mid 50s.
The four day forecast is pleasant, right on through the weekend.
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