[7E-Plane-Crash]

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Investigators will spend today figuring out why a twin-engine
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[take MAP full] aircraft crashed into a field in Rockbridge County.
Scott Goldberg reports.
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(( It was around lunchtime Tuesday when the plane's pilot radioed for help.
59-year-old Charles Oliver from Bel Air, Maryland, said both of his plane's engines had failed.
He tried to make an emergency landing on Interstate-81, but the plane spun out of control.
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((TROOPER HAMILTON: FAR AS WE CAN TELL, IT FLIPPED END OVER END BEFORE WE GOT IT STOPPED.)) [RUNS04]
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It landed next to the highway, on a farm in Rockbridge County's Decatur area. [woman with cows]
Judy Knous rushed outside after she heard what she thought was a car accident.
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((KNOUS: IT WAS A LOUD BOOM...LOUDER THAN NORMAL.)) [RUNS09]
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After rescue crews cut open the plane, they took the two passengers to Stonewell Jackson Hospital in Lexington.
Thirty-six-year-old Daniel Luby of Abingdon, Maryland, is still there, said to be stable. [shot of guy coming out of hospital]
Fifty-nine-year-old William Herb of Lutherville, Maryland, also stable, was transported to Roanoke Memorial hospital.

The pilot -- who owned the plane -- is in serious condition at Roanoke Memorial.
Back at the crash site, a rescue worker said the three men were lucky they got help right away or they could've frozen to death...others were amazed they survived when their plane was ripped apart.
It could take weeks before investigators know for sure what caused the plane to go down.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Rockbridge County.))
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Charles Oliver is reportedly in stable condition after undergoing surgery last night.

[7Glasgow-Rescue]


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One lane of Interstate-81 northbound in Rockbridge County will again be closed today for gaurdrail repairs, following Sunday's deadly accident.
Both lanes will reopen this evening, but gaurdrail work may continue tomorrow.
In what's been a very busy and traumatic week for the county's emergency crews, some rescuers are finding the time to help each other.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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((It's bad enough from a distance... but rescue workers, the first on the accident scene... deal with the wreckage, and the victims... up close and face to face.
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((CAPT. DAMON WOODY/GLASGOW LIFESAVING CREW; YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT IT, YOU'RE PUMPED UP FOR THIS CALL, YOU ANSWER THIS CALL, AND IT'S NOT TILL THE CALL'S FINISHED THAT THE EMOTIONAL PART... BECAUSE LET'S FACE IT, WE'RE HUMAN TOO. )) [RUNS11]
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So after a call like this... they meet with members of the Critical Incidence Stress Debriefing Team.
Team director Edward Tillman helps them deal with the delayed emotional impact.
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((EDWARD TILMAN/DEBRIEFING TEAM DIRECTOR; TO REDUCE WHAT WOULD END UP BEING POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, WHICH WE SAW SO MUCH IN THE VIETNAM VETERANS, SO EARLY INTERVENTION, TO LET THEM KNOW THAT THEIR FEELINGS ARE NORMAL, WHAT THEY'RE GOING THROUGH IS NORMAL, IT'S A RESPONSE TO AN ABNORMAL SITUATION. )) [RUNS15]
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The meetings are private... participants are given a safe and supportive environment to express their feelings.
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((CAPT. DAMON WOODY/GLASGOW LIFESAVING CREW; YOU GET HELP TO THE PERSON, THEY DON'T KEEP IT INSIDE. IF THEY CAN GET OUT OUT, IT'S BETTER FOR THEM.. IT'S BETTER FOR THEIR FAMILIES... )) [RUNS08]
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Team members also hope it prevents some volunteer rescue workers from burning out after too many stressful calls.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

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Taking a look at the midweek forecast..
Partly cloudy and breezy today. Highs in the lower-30s.
More clouds tonight, along with the chance for some light snow.
Lows in the upper-20s.
The extended forecast...
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[45S-Water-Main]


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Driving in downtown Roanoke should be smoother this morning now that a water main break has been repaired.
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The break shut down traffic yesterday on Franklin Road between 2nd and 3rd streets.
The Poff Federal Building also had to close early yesterday, because the building had no water.
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[45E-Patterson-Fire]


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Fire investigators are trying to determine if a house fire on Patterson Avenue was deliberately set.
Tina Tenret has the story.
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(( The house at 905 Patterson Avenue is totally destroyed.
It took firefighters less than an hour to put out the fire.
The house had three apartments -- no one was home so no one was hurt.
Two residents ran in to save their dogs.
The landlord says he stopped by to talk to an evicted tenant then drove off.
Five minutes later, he says, his house was in flames.
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((BILL LANGE/LANDLORD: THERE'S NO GAS ON UPSTAIRS. THERE'S NO GAS ON DOWNSTAIRS. TO HAVE A FIRE LIKE THAT BEING SET AND IGNITED WITH BIG FLAMES LIKE THAT I JUST WANT A FIRE MARSHAL TO INVESTIGATE BECAUSE I THINK MAYBE IT WAS TORCHED OR IT WAS GASOLINE FOR THE FIRE TO START THAT FAST.)) [RUNS:22]
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But that evicted tenant, Michael Harbor, says the gas WAS on in the house.
He says the furnace upstairs was faulty.
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((MICHAEL HARBOR/TENANT: WE SMELLED SOMETHING FUNNY IN THAT HOUSE. I SMELLED IT BUT COULDN'T SEE IT SO THEREFORE I DON'T KNOW BUT I SMELLED SOMETHING. I USUALLY LEAVE MY STOVE ON WHEN I'M GONE BUT I DIDN'T DO THAT TODAY, BECAUSE I SMELLED SOMETHING, SO I TURNED EVERYTHING OFF AND WE CAME ON OUT OF THE HOUSE.)) [RUNS:16]
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Fire officials say they don't know the cause of the fire or even where it started, but they will start investigating.
Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke))

[45Rabies-Death]


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The only person in the nation to die last year from rabies was a Lynchburg resident.
Bernard Haythe the Third died on New Year's Eve.
He was a Virginia prison inmate who was bitten by a silver-haired bat.
Haythe was in the second year of a five year sentence at Nottoway Correctional Center, for a cocaine possession conviction in Lynchburg.
Prison officials say they've found NO other bats in state prisons.

[45E-Salem-Library]


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Members of a Salem group says the city is violating their right to free speech.
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"Citizens to Maintain Elizabeth Campus Green Space" donated three video tapes of city council meetings dealing with the property's rezoning to the public library. The city manager had the tapes removed, saying the library was not a clearinghouse. But Frank Munley says it's only the content of the tapes that Smith doesn't want citizens to see.
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((FRANK MUNLEY/ELIZABETH CAMPUS ADVOCATE; WE'RE EXPLORING EVERY POSSIBLE PATH WE CAN TAKE TO TRY AND KEEP THE LAND GREEN. EVEN IF WE FAIL FOR THE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY, THERE WILL BE OTHER HEARINGS HELD ON THE OTHER INDUSTRIES AND WE WILL BE PART OF THOSE HEARINGS.))
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Munley's first priority is to have the tapes returned to the library.
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Taking a look at your midweek forecast..
Partly cloudy today, with highs in the lower 30s.
More clouds by tonight, with a chance of some light snow.
Lows in the upper 20s.
Expect gradual clearing tomorrow, with dry weather until the weekend.
Highs will warm up into the 40s, with lows in the 20s and 30s.
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[8E-Plane-Crash]


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A failed attempt to land on I-81 led to a crash landing for a twin- engine plane in a Rockbridge County field.
Scott Goldberg reports.
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(( It was around lunchtime Tuesday when the plane's pilot radioed for help.
59-year-old Charles Oliver from Bel Air, Maryland, said both of his plane's engines had failed.
He tried to make an emergency landing on Interstate-81, but the plane spun out of control.
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((TROOPER HAMILTON: FAR AS WE CAN TELL, IT FLIPPED END OVER END BEFORE WE GOT IT STOPPED.)) [RUNS04]
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It landed next to the highway, on a farm in Rockbridge County's Decatur area. [woman with cows]
Judy Knous rushed outside after she heard what she thought was a car accident.
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((KNOUS: IT WAS A LOUD BOOM...LOUDER THAN NORMAL.)) [RUNS09]
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After rescue crews cut open the plane, they took the two passengers to Stonewell Jackson Hospital in Lexington.
Thirty-six-year-old Daniel Luby of Abingdon, Maryland, is still there, said to be stable. [shot of guy coming out of hospital]
Fifty-nine-year-old William Herb of Lutherville, Maryland, also stable, was transported to Roanoke Memorial hospital.

The pilot -- who owned the plane -- is in serious condition at Roanoke Memorial.
Back at the crash site, a rescue worker said the three men were lucky they got help right away or they could've frozen to death...others were amazed they survived when their plane was ripped apart.
It could take weeks before investigators know for sure what caused the plane to go down.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Rockbridge County.))
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Charles Oliver is reportedly in stable condition after undergoing surgery last night.

[8E-Patterson-Fire]


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Investigators are sorting through debris- searching for the cause of a house fire on Patterson Avenue.
This even as the landlord and an evicted tenant offer conflicting explanations.
Tina Tenret reports.
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(( The house at 905 Patterson Avenue is totally destroyed.
It took firefighters less than an hour to put out the fire.
The house had three apartments -- no one was home so no one was hurt.
Two residents ran in to save their dogs.
The landlord says he stopped by to talk to an evicted tenant then drove off.
Five minutes later, he says, his house was in flames.
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[IN Q=There's no gas]

((BILL LANGE/LANDLORD: THERE'S NO GAS ON UPSTAIRS. THERE'S NO GAS ON DOWNSTAIRS. TO HAVE A FIRE LIKE THAT BEING SET AND IGNITED WITH BIG FLAMES LIKE THAT I JUST WANT A FIRE MARSHAL TO INVESTIGATE BECAUSE I THINK MAYBE IT WAS TORCHED OR IT WAS GASOLINE FOR THE FIRE TO START THAT FAST.)) [RUNS:22]
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But that evicted tenant, Michael Harbor, says the gas WAS on in the house.
He says the furnace upstairs was faulty.
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((MICHAEL HARBOR/TENANT: WE SMELLED SOMETHING FUNNY IN THAT HOUSE. I SMELLED IT BUT COULDN'T SEE IT SO THEREFORE I DON'T KNOW BUT I SMELLED SOMETHING. I USUALLY LEAVE MY STOVE ON WHEN I'M GONE BUT I DIDN'T DO THAT TODAY, BECAUSE I SMELLED SOMETHING, SO I TURNED EVERYTHING OFF AND WE CAME ON OUT OF THE HOUSE.)) [RUNS:16]
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Fire officials say they don't know the cause of the fire or even where it started, but they will start investigating.
Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke))

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Taking a break from the news to look at weather--
Partly cloudy today, with slightly warmer highs in the lower 30s.
Turning cloudy tonight, with a chance of light snow showers.
Lows dropping into the upper 20s.
In the extended forecast, gradual clearing tomorrow, with warmer high temperatures in the 40s for the rest of the week.
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