Coming up on News 7, Community Hospital says it will take longer to reopen it's emergency room.
and an early morning standoff leaves one police officer and a suspect dead in Richmond.
In medical news --
A warning today about certain plastics and microwaves.
And have you checked your fire sprinkler lately? The government is recalling 10 million fautly ones.
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It could be well into next week before the emergency room is up and running again at Roanoke Community Hospital.
Carilion said today it wil take all the time it needs to make sure the hospital has a safe and reliable power supply.
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Scott Godlberg just got back from Community Hospital.
Scott, why is it taking so long to get the power back on?
jean, last monday's electrical fire destroyed equipment that supplies two-thirds of the Hospital's power.
Fixing that equipment and testing the burned out circuits is a very painstaking process.
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Carilion is working with American ELectric POwer to restore the hospital's primary power supply.
That supply has been down since the fire
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A man in Richmond shot and killed an officer during an early morning police chase and standoff.
Police apparently tried to pull Anthony (Pick-ola) Picciola over for erractic driving on Interstate-95.
Instead of complying, Picciola started shooting at the officers in a shopping mall parking lot before driving off into the city.
Officer Thomas McMahon was wounded at the scene.
The 20-year police department veteran died later at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital.
Picciola then held officers at bay for two and a half hours before he was shot to death by SWAT team members, who had surrounded his truck.
Excessive force did NOT lead to a West Virginia man's paralysis.
That's the conclusion of an internal investigation by the Bluefield, West Virginia police department.
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20-year old Robbie Ellison was paralyzed last month during a confrontation with officers.
Ellison told family members he was handcuffed when police pulled him out of a car, slammed his head on the trunk and then knocked him to the ground.
The report tells a different story.
It states Ellison was drunk and struck one of the officers twice and that he was injured when the officer fell on top of Ellison while trying to bring him under control.
If Virginia executes Dwayne Allen Wright tonight, it will be the first time in 60 years the state has executed someone for crimes committed as a juvenile.
It will also be the 10th execution this year-- topping 1996's modern record of nine.
Death penalty opponents rallied at the State Capitol today.
The Catholic Diocese of Virginia, the Episcopal and Unitarian Churches, Amnesty International, and several other groups oppose tonight's execution.
Dwayne Allen Wright raped and killed a Fairfax woman at the end of a three murder spree.
He was 17 at the time-- and had been released from a mental hospital.
((ROB LEE/WRIGHT ATTORNEY: TONIGHT DWAYNE ALLEN WRIGHT NEEDS THE GOVERNOR'S PROTECTION. DWAYNE IS MENTALLY DISTURBED, HE'S FRAIL, HE'S UNABLE TO PROTECT HIMSELF. AND HE'S LIVED MOST OF HIS LIFE THAT WAY.))
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL, I JUST DON'T THINK I'M GOING TO COMMENT ON THIS CASE AT THIS TIME. I THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR ME TO SEE WHAT THE COURT SAYS AND ULTIMATELY MAKE A DECISION ON THE CASE WHICH HAS NOT YET BEEN MADE.))
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The family of Wright's final victim, Saba Tekle, calls Wright "a cold blooded killer" who deserves to die.
The Cross Creek Apparel plant in Floyd will close in two months.
The parent company in Alabama announced today that the sewing plant will be shut down in December.
The Russell Corporation says it needs to reduce its domestic sewing capacity.
The plant employs about 160 people.
They'll be considered for jobs at other Cross Creek operations.
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A mother whose baby died after he was left in a hot car will not be prosecuted. We'll have that next.
And the search for Eric Rudolph intensifies as authorities charge him with more crimes including the Olympic Park bombing.
Some groups are worried about how you're using your microwave. We'll explain why coming up on health check.
and Andrew Freiden will take us to a place where the goblins rule.
The man wanted in connection with an abortion clinic bombing today was charged with the Olympic Park bombing.
Meanwhile the search for Eric Robert Rudolph intensifies.
Lee Cowan reports.
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((ONE OF THE FBI'S MOST WANTED, AND MOST ELUSIVE FUGITIVES IS NOW
WANTED FOR EVEN MORE.
Now we are taking another step forward.
A STEP THAT NOW CATAPULTS ERIC ROBERT RUDOLPH INTO A DIFFERENT CLASS - NOT SIMPLY A LONE BOMBER, BUT A SUSPECTED SERIAL
BOMBER WITH A MILLION DOLLAR PRICE ON HIS HEAD.
JANET RENO//U-S ATTORNEY GENERAL:
WE ARE GOING TO KEEP SEARCHING UNTIL WE FIND HIM, AND WE ARE NOT GOING
TO REST UNTIL WE BRING HIM TO JUSTICE.
Federal agents say they have enough evidence to link his
handiwork to a string of attacks ---
he already stands charged in the deadly bombing of a women's clinic in Birmingham Alabama in january, but evidence suggests his violent journey may have started months before.
First at Centennial olympic park in atlanta - a blast on the
world stage that killed one and injured more than a hundred. Agents are so confident he was involvled, they even say this is what he was wearing at the time.
but that was just the beginning, his attacks continued at two other nearby sites---
One at another women's clinic in atlanta, and then a gay
nightclub not far away.
all now linked to one man with what agents call:
LOUIS FREEH//FBI DIRECTOR: EALLY A VERY POWERFUL ARRAY OF CIRCUMSTANTIAL AN DIRECT EVIDENCE.
But despite a massive manhunt for rudolph in the mountains of
north carolina, frustrated agents have come up empty handed.
if he is being helped by anti-abortion sympathizers, this new
list of charges may change their minds.
WOODY ENDERSON//SOUTHEAST BOMB TASK FORCE:
WE DO THINK IT PAINTS A PICTURE THAT IS DIFFERENT THAN SOMEBODY WHO
JUST HAS ANTI ABORTION FEELINGS.
LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS: AGENTS CONTINUE TO SUGGEST RUDOLPH REMAINS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND
COULD ATTACK AGAIN. MUCH LIKE HIS HANDIWORK, HE COULD BE A TICKING TIME
BOMB. LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS CHARLOTTE.))[5-Danville-Baby]
The mother of an eight-month old baby who died after being locked in a car for hours will NOT be charged with his death.
A grand jury in Danville today decided Pamela Walton should not be held criminally accountable for the death of her son Zakary.
The little boy was left in his mother's car in July while she was at work.
She apparently forgot to drop her son off at daycare that morning.
An autopsy showed Zakary died of hyperthermia.
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State school superintendents got an earful today about the dangers their students are facing at home AND in class.
Attorney General Mark Earley was in Lynchburg to talk with the superintendents about efforts to enhance school safety.
Earley says kids are subjected to enough risks in their everyday lives.. school should NOT be one of them.
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((MARK EARLEY/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL: I THINK IT'S VERY KEY TO A GOOD PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM IN VIRGINIA THAT PARENTS AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT OUR SCHOOLS ARE AS SAFE AS THEY CAN BE. AND I THINK THAT'S WHERE VIRGINIA'S HEADING AND WE JUST WANT TO MAKE THE PROCESS HAPPEN MORE QUICKLY AND MORE EFFECTIVELY.))
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Earley says educators need to be more pro-active by establishing strong discipline guidelines, employing school resource officers and involving parents in the education process.
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It's getting close to Halloween and up a little later Andrew Freiden will wish us Season's Screamings and Beast Wishes from a special Haunted House in Roanoke.
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In sports news, we'll have highlights from the only basketball being played these days. Steve Mason will have this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
In health news, the company that makes millions of sprinkler heads says it is recalling one of its products,
and we'll tell you why some groups are concerned about the use of plastic containers in the microwave.
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The governtment is recalling millions of fire sprinklers that have a high failure rate.
Omega, the maker of the troubled sprinklers, has agreed to recall its product.
The sprinklers have failed in at least nine fires in the last three years.
The heads also have high failure rates in laboratory testing.
Millions of the Omega sprinklers are in use in schools, hospitals, hotels, offices and prisons.
They're even in the White House and the U-S Capitiol building.
The University of Virginia Medical Center is holding a bone marrow donor drive in memory of an 18 year old leukemia patient from Botetourt County.
Karen Jargowsky lost her battle with leukemia earlier this year.
She was a first year student at UVA.
The University's Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Virginia Blood Services and the Leukemia Society are sponsoring the drive.
It will be held on Friday, October 30th behind the Hospital's Main Lobby in Charlottesville and Saturday October 31st at the Barracks Road Shopping Center.
Microwave ovens and plastic ware are two of modern science's greatest contributions to the kitchen.
But that doesn't mean they're all safe to use together.
As Jennifer McLogan reports some plastics are not meant for your microwave.
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The Food and Drug Administration says it is monitoring the situation and if a plastic material causes concern, it will be pulled from the market.
It's time for the two minute ticker. The middle of the week always means girls basketball.
Steve Mason breaks down the rise of Craig County's Lady Rockets in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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You know it's getting close to Halloween when we start talking about haunted houses.
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Andrew Freiden is at Crossroads mall-- where all the ghosts and goblins are putting in a special afternoon appearance.
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