[7E-Vaughn]

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After killing his three- year old son and wounding an officer during a police standoff, a Roanoke man will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Kelvin Vaughn was sentenced yesterday to three life sentences.
He will serve two at the same time, as part of the plea bargain.
[SUPER=03-Salem/March;]


Last March he refused to leave his ex-girlfriend's apartment.
He fired shots at police, wounded officer Marge Dillon, and killed his three-year-old son.
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[SOT 15:37:35, 15:16:14 --BUTT BITES]
[IN Q=every morning]

((CARTER: EVERY MORNING...THE GOOD WITH THE BAD//////RIDER: HE WAS ALWAYS IN CONTROL...PART OF HIS BEHAVIOR.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Carter/Victim's Mother;00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Rider/Defense Attorney;13]
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[VO-NAT]


Vaughn said he was sorry he hurt people.
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[7E-Liberty-Murder]


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[TAPE#=98-64 1:13:39]
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Two Bedford County teens accused of murder will stand before a grand jury.
A judge certified all of the charges against 17-year old Randy Ross and his 16-year old girlfriend Keirstin (KEER-sten) Davis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]


Ross faces a charge of capital murder. He is accused of killing Jamelle (juh-MELL) Poindexter in September.
Keirstin Davis is charged with first degree murder and robbery.
Yesterday, their attornies asked the judge to exclude reporters from the preliminary hearing.
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[SOT 02:24:39]
[IN Q=I know you have a job to do]

((TOM BLAYLOCK/ROSS' ATTORNEY: I KNOW YOU HAVE A JOB TO DO AND YOU WANT TO DO YOUR JOB, BUT WE HAVE A JOB TO DO AS WELL, AND THAT'S TO TRY TO GET A FAIR TRIAL HERE IN THIS COUNTY AND WITH ALL THE PUBLICITY THAT'S BEEN GENERATED, THAT'S GOING TO BE A VERY DIFFICULT THING TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Blaylock/Ross' Attorney]
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[OUT Q=very difficult thing to do.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The judge certified the charges to the grand jury that meets early next month.
The defense attornies say they plan to ask for a change of venue when the case reaches circuit court.[7E-Clements

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Formal charges against a Roanoke man accused of killing six people in connection with a downtown apartment fire.
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[VO-NAT 98-60]

Michael Jerrod Clements was charged yesterday with six counts of homicide and one count of arson.
He was arrested earlier this month.
[SUPER=@File;]

He faces a maximum seven life terms in prison if convicted. Two court appointed attorneys will represent Clements in the case, which is expected to go to trial in early February.

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[7E-Tobacco-Prices]


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The 200-billion dollar national tobacco settlement is making a dent in smoker's pockets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Smokers will have to pay more to light up.
Around Roanoke, stores that sell cigarettes are raising prices.
That's because the country's two biggest cigarette companies are hiking THEIR prices.
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[SOT 19:18:57]
[IN Q=we're talking]

((BRAMMER: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT AN IMMEDIATE 45-CENT PER PACK INCREASE. ON AVERAGE, AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT'S GOING TO GO FROM ABOUT &2.20 A PACK TO $2.65. THAT'S A 20 PERCENT INCREASE IN THE COST OF A PACK OF CIGARETTES.))
[SUPER=01-George Brammer/A. G. Edwards & Sons;]
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[OUT Q=cigarettes]
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[VO-NAT]


A-G Edwards predicts cigarette sales will drop eight percent in the U-S.
Some smokers say they plan on kicking the habit.
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[SOT 19:23:09]
[IN Q=i'm gonna quit]

((I'M GONNA QUIT. why? CAUSE IT'S GETTING TOO EXPENSIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Edmund Joannis/Smoker;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=TOO EXPENSIVE]
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[VO-NAT]


The price hike goes into effect this week.
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast..
Expect an increase in the cloud cover, with some light, southerly breezes.
Highs will hover around 60 degrees.
A good chance for some rain overnight. Breezy conditions continue, as temperatures drop into the mid-40s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 11/26/98
Thanksgiving Thursday:

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[SUPER=130-44/Cornelia Underwood/Salem]



[SUPER=130-40/Terry Ayers/Roanoke]



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No Pictures:

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[SUPER=131-/Reva Bratton/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-17/Allen Kirk/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-/Linda Willie/Sago]



[SUPER=131-/Jimmy Mitchell/Cooper's Mountain]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-1st/Alvin & Annie Tanks/Roanoke]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-50th/Ronald & Mary Nickell/Spout Spring]




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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45E-Price]



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A heart attack has taken the life of a Danville man who was sitting on death row in North Carolina.
Ricky Lee Price was convicted and sentenced to death for strangling a Danville woman in North Carolina 14 years ago.

Price was also convicted of a murder in Virginia, where he received a life sentence.
At the time of his death, Price's case was being appealed, so no execution date had been set.



[45E-Salem-Fire]


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This past summer, firefighters were called out to a Salem apartment complex several times to put out some very destructive fires.
Now they have a suspect in one at least one of the blazes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/July 28;]


A fifteen- year old pleaded no contest to starting a fire at the Willow River apartments July 28th. Police say the boy set the apartment on fire while burning some basketball trading cards he had apparently stolen and was supposed to return. Officials say the investigation into the other fires continues.

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It was a vehicle fire that kept Rockbridge County firefighters busy yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

The driver of this tractor trailer pulled over to the side of Interstate 81 when he noticed flames coming from the rear of his truck. Firefighters were able to extinquish the blaze quickly but it did tie up traffic.
Officials suspect the truck's brakes caused the fire.
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[45Forest-Fire]


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In Augusta County, a raging forest fire has scorched some 700 acres of national forest land.
Firefighters fear the dry conditions across Southwest Virginia could trigger more wildfires.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The smoke-stained]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Parsons/U. S. Forest Service; :18]
[SUPER=@Eric1; :43]
[SUPER=01-Harry Fink/Firefighter; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Garland Newcomb/Hunter; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=Eric Earnhart, News 7]

(( The smoke-stained sunset stretched for miles across the sky, as the fire continued to chew up acre after acre on the mountain overlook the small town of Deerfield.
At the foot of the mountain, a small army of firefighters are doing what they can.

[SOT 00:58:49]
[IN Q=we've tried]

((STEVE PARSONS/U.S. FOREST SERVICE; WE'VE TRIED SEVERAL TIMES TO CONTROL THE FIRE AND THAT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.. WINDS, WEATHER CONDITIONS, THE DRYNESS OF THE AREA HAVE ALL CONTRIBUTED TO THESE UNSUCCESSFUL EFFORTS.)) [RUNS11]
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Earlier in the day, as the fire grew to 500 acres, more than 100 firefighters worked to block it's path, backed up by aerial water drops, but the fire still grew to 700 acres by nightfall.
[standup]

The firefight is now a 24 hour operation. Right now there are four fire crews up there on the mountain, taking advantage of the lower winds, trying to make some progress.

Meanwhile, at the command post, a meteorologist works to develop a weather forcast the firefighters will use as they try to come up with a strategy to stop the advancing flames.

[SOT 01:08:59]
[IN Q=if we loose]

((FIREFIGHTER; IF WE LOSE THIS PIECE OVER HERE, THEN THIS AINT GOING TO MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE...)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=any difference]



[SOT 01:13:50]
[IN Q=it's bad]

((HARRY FINK/ DEERFIELD VALLEY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. IT'S BAD, ONE OF THE WORST I;VE EVER SEEN. HOW MUCH DANGER IS THERE FOR HOMES AND PEOPLE IN THE AREA? NONE RIGHT NOW.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=none right now]



Residents and frequent visitors like Garland Newcomb say they've never seen anything like this.

[SOT]
[IN Q=we've actually]

((GARLAND NEWCOMB/HUNTER; WE'VE ACTUALLY CAMPED RIGHT HERE WHERE THE FIRE IS GOING NOW, SI IT'S UNREAL... I UNDERSTAND IT BURNED HUNDREDS OF ACRES...)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=hundreds of acres]



And it could burn hundreds more before it's over... Eric Earnhart, News 7))





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Checking the Thanksgiving EVE forecast now--
Expect increasing clouds throughout the day, with a southeast breeze.
Highs near 60.
Continued breezy overnight, with showers likely.
Lows in the mid 40s.
The holiday weekend forecast dries out, with partly to mostly sunny skies ahead.
Highs in the 50s and 60s.
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][8E-Liberty-Murder]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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A grand jury will decide the fate of two Bedford County teens accused of murdering a classmate.
Yesterday, charges were certified against 17-year old Randy Ross and his 16-year old girlfriend Keirstin (KEER-sten) Davis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]


Ross faces a charge of capital murder. He is accused of killing Jamelle (juh-MELL) Poindexter in September.
Davis is charged with first degree murder and robbery.
Their attornies asked the judge to exclude reporters from the preliminary hearing.
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[SOT 02:24:39]
[IN Q=I know you have a job to do]

((TOM BLAYLOCK/ROSS' ATTORNEY: I KNOW YOU HAVE A JOB TO DO AND YOU WANT TO DO YOUR JOB, BUT WE HAVE A JOB TO DO AS WELL, AND THAT'S TO TRY TO GET A FAIR TRIAL HERE IN THIS COUNTY AND WITH ALL THE PUBLICITY THAT'S BEEN GENERATED, THAT'S GOING TO BE A VERY DIFFICULT THING TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Blaylock/Ross' Attorney]
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[OUT Q=very difficult thing to do.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The grand jury meets early next month.

The defense attornies say they plan to ask for a change of venue when the case reaches court.[8E-Vaughn]


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Kelvin Vaughn will spend his the rest of his days behind bars after receiving multiple life sentences for killing his three- year- old son and wounding a police officer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Vaughn was sentenced yesterday to three LIFE terms.
He will serve two at the same time, as part of a plea bargain.
[SUPER=03-Salem/March;]


Last March, he refused to leave his ex-girlfriend's apartment.
He fired shots at police, wounded officer Marge Dillon, and killed his three-year-old son.
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[SOT 15:37:35, 15:16:14 --BUTT BITES]
[IN Q=every morning]

((CARTER: EVERY MORNING...THE GOOD WITH THE BAD//////RIDER: HE WAS ALWAYS IN CONTROL...PART OF HIS BEHAVIOR.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Carter/Victim's Mother;00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Rider/Defense Attorney;13]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=PART OF HIS BEHAVIOR]
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[VO-NAT]


Vaughn said he was sorry he hurt people.
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[8E-Park-arrests]


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One of the 18 men arrested for soliciting sex from an under-cover police officer is now testing state laws regarding sodomy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The investigation was prompted by a citizen complaint about public sex acts in Wasena and Smith Parks.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
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Roanoke Attorney Sam Garrison filed a motion to dismiss on behalf of Everette Elmo Davidson.
He says sodomy laws have been selectively enforced.
It's also a first amendment issue, Garrison says, because it's an attempt to enforce religious views of morality.

[8E-Playpen-Recall]


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Ten million portable mesh playpens are being recalled because of metal rivets that are now considered a danger to children.
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[VO-Nat]
[Super=03-Washington DC]


The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that since 1982, eight toddlers have strangled themselves when their pacifier strings or clothing got caught on the playpens' protruding rivets. Some of the models being recalled were made only a few months ago, others were manufactured 38-years ago. The recalled playpens include brand names such as Bilt-Rite, Eveflo, Gerry, Graco, Kolcraft, Playschool, Pride-Trimble and Strolee. What consumers should be looking for are rivets sticking out on the outside top rails of the playpen.
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[SOT 00:37:06]
[IN Q=And don't just]

((ANN BROWN/CPSC CHAIRMAN: AND DON'T JUST CHECK THE ONE YOU'RE CURRENTLY USING. GO TO YOUR ATTIC, GO TO YOUR BASEMENT, CHECK AT YARD SALES OR YOUR DAYCARE CENTER OR YOUR SECOND HAND STORES. NO ONE SHOULD TAKE THIS LIGHTLY, THIS IS A SERIOUS MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH FOR YOUR CHILD.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Brown/CPSC Chairman; ]
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[OUT Q=for your child.]
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[vo]
[Ess=1021]

For more information on the recalled playpens, you can call the CPSC at 301 504-0580 or toll free at 800 794-4115. Or go to the wdbj7.com home page and click on web watch.
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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast--
Skies will be clouding up throughout the day, with high temperatures warming to near 60.
Breezy tonight, with showers likely by then.
Lows falling into the mid 40s.
A few sprinkles could linger on Thanksgiving morning, otherwise, expect plenty of sunshine for the holiday weekend.
Highs over the next few days will be in the 50s and 60s.
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