[7E-Danville-Shooting]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[TAPE#=99-4 21:54]
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Two people were shot when an argument between a group of whites and a group of blacks turned violent outside a Danville gas station.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night]


It hapened last night at the Piedmont Mini Market on Mount Cross Road.
Two men were shot in the head.
Coroy Kinta Preston of Dry Fork is in critical condition after being flown to the Duke University Medical Center. Matthew Lynn Alverson of Danville is in serious condition at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
Police questioned one person at the scene, but at this point no one's been charged.
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[7E-Pipe-Bomb]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#98-79 50:00]
[GRAPHIC=Pulaski Co. Pipe Bomb]


The alleged mastermind of a murder- for- hire scheme is scheduled to appear in court today.
39- year old Peggy Sullivan is charged with trying to hire a police officer to commit murder.
Sources tell NEWS 7 the Dublin woman wanted the undercover agent to kill her former boyfriend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/Tuesday;]


Sullivan was arrested Tuesday afternoon after meeting with the undercover agent in the parking lot of a McDonalds in Dublin.
Sheriff's investigators had been monitoring the conversation and quickly moved in.
After taking Sullivan into custody, they searched her pick- up truck and found two pipe-bombs-- which were later disarmed at a nearby landfill.
Sheriff's officials say they arranged the set-up after receiving a tip last week that Sullivan was looking for a hit man.
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[2:49:10]
[SOT]
[IN Q=It was ]

((JIM DAVIS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF:IT WAS JUST A WELL PLANNED PIECE OF POLICE WORK THAT WORKED WELL AND WE GOT LUCKY. ))


[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Pulaski Co. Sheriff; :00]
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[OUT Q=got lucky.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators are still trying to determine who made the pipe-bombs.
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[7E-Execution]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Executions reached a record- setting level in Virginia last year, and now that trend is continuing in 19-99.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=@File;]

Mark Arlo Sheppard was pronounced dead by lethal injection last night at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. The execution came after the U-S Supreme Court turned down Sheppard's final appeal. Governor Gilmore did not intervene.
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./1993]

Sheppard was convicted of fatally shooting a Chesterfield County couple in 19-93.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[7E-Stanley]


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A Henry County man will spend the next year in prison for killing his brother.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./October 1998;]


Jason Stanley was sentenced yesterday afternoon to 12 months in jail. He also must pay a 25-hundred dollar fine.
A jury found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter for shooting his older brother Scott to death last Febraury.
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[7E-Carvins-Cove]


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[TAPE#=98-78 44:30]
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Bikers and boaters will soon have the opportunity to help make Carvin's Cove more user- friendly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;]


City council is looking into ways to maximize the watershed's recreational use while protecting the city's main water supply.
Consultants with the project have just finished testing to evaluate conditions around the cove.
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[SOT 13.45.10 - 13.45.24]
[IN Q=We're now looking]

((GENE WHITESELL/WHITESEEL ORRISON INC.: WE'RE NOW LOOKING AT WHAT USES THE PUBLIC WANTS AND ASSESSING THEM IN TERMS OF HOW THEY WILL IMPACT THE SITE AND WATER QUALITY.))
[SUPER=01-Gene Whitesell/Consultant;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=and water quality.]
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[VO-NAT]


The public will get a chance to give its input at a forum in April.
Final recommendations will be made to city council in September.
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Taking a look now at your Thursday forecast..
Expect more rain showers today, as highs again climb to near 60 degrees.
Overnight drizzle and fog could make for treacherous driving tonight. Look for lows to fall into the upper-40s.
The extended forecast...
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[45Goode-Aide]


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Virgil Goode's chief of staff has resigned.
But Goode says it has nothing to do with rumors that he might switch parties.
Goode says Jim Sievert quit over how the office was run.
Disaffected Democrats complained about Goode's votes FOR impeachment last month.

[45E-XGR]


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A murder case in Grayson County that gained national attention has also captured the attention of Lynchburg Senator Steve Newman.
Garnett Johnson was burned and beheaded in 19-97.
Newman wants to make dismemberment in the course of a first degree murder punishable by death.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]


Johnson's killers were only eligible for the death penalty because his watch was stolen in the crime.
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[SOT 14:06:00]
[IN Q=The case ]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: THE CASE IN GRAYSON COUNTY IS PARTICULARLY SAD.))
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[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=particularly sad.]
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[VO-NAT]


But the victim's family wishes Newman would leave them out of it.
Jeff Johnson says "This case doesn't need to be used by anyone for any political gain."
And "This family's been under the scrutiny, under the light, long enough."
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[SOT 14:08:31]
[IN Q=Well I don't]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: WELL I DON'T CARE TO COMMENT ON THAT. THAT'S FINE.))
[sot 14:16:25]

((HENRY HELLER/VIRGINIANS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE DEATH PENALTY: IF DELEGATE NEWMAN WAS REALLY INTERESTED ABOUT HATE CRIMES, DELEGATE NEWMAN WOULD INTRODUCE BILLS THAT WOULD HELP WITH THAT. WHY DO WE HAVE HATE CRIMES? EDUCATION IN THE SCHOOLS SO WE GET AWAY FROM PEOPLE HATING ONE ANOTHER. DELEGATE NEWMAN MAY WANT TO INTRODUCE AN ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE BILL, THAT WE HAVE CLASSES OF ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE IN THE SCHOOLS.))
[SUPER=01-Henry Heller/Death Penalty Opponent; :06!!!!]
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[OUT Q=the schools.]
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Senator Newman's bill would create the 13th way a murder becomes a capital crime in Virginia.

[45E-Bland-prison]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-80 1:13:10]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Nearly two dozen people have been linked to a drug trafficing scheme INSIDE the Bland prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bland Co.;]


Four prison guards are among those indicted along with inmates and friends and relatives on the outside.
According to a federal indictment, 50-thousand dollars worth of marijuana and other illicit drugs passed through prison gates over the last three and a half years.
The alleged kingpin of the "continuing criminal enterprise" is inmate Mike Fulcher.
His 65-year old mother is named as a co-conspirator.
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[SOT 13:34:10]
[IN Q=You know how]

((YOU KNOW HOW IT IS THEY JUST COME AND GET YOU. AND SAY LET'S GO.))
[SUPER=01-Ethel Fulcher/Defendant]
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[OUT Q=let's go.]
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[ANCHOR-Melanie]
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Federal agents are also taking steps to seize her nine-acre home off Plantation Road.

[45E-Martin]


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[TAPE#98-71 1:44:58]
[GRAPHIC=Alfred Martin]


The Martinsville man that escaped from a prison farm more than two decades ago will find out his sentence next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lavonia, MI/Last Year;]


Alfred Martin pleaded guilty yesterday to fleeing custody in 19-74.
Back then, he was serving time for selling marijuana.
Martin was recaptured last year in Michigan, where he was living with his wife and children and running his own business.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Yesterday;]


His family members here in Virginia offered their support yesterday in court.
They're hoping for a lenient sentence.
Martin's attorney says his client just wants a speedy resolution.
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[SOT 30:10-:18]
[IN Q=He wants to put]

((BEN GARDNER/MARTIN'S ATTORNEY: HE WANTS TO PUT THIS BEHIND HIM.. HE WANTS TO GET HOME AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Ben Gardner/Martin's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=quickly as possible.]
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[VO-NAT]


Martin could face five years in prison on the escape charge, but the Commonwealth's Attorney says she is NOT going to ask the judge for the maximum penalty.
Sentencing is set for February 8th.
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Checking the forecast now, expect continued cloudy skies with showers likely.
Highs in upper 50s.
The showers will taper off to areas of drizzle overnight, with fog developing.
Lows in the upper 40s.
The four day forecast is continued mild and damp...
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[8E-Danville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=99-4 21:54]
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A confrontation between a group of whites and a group of blacks in Danville escalated into gunfire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night]


It hapened last night at the Piedmont Mini Market on Mount Cross Road.
Two men were shot in the head.
Coroy Kinta Preston of Dry Fork is in critical condition after being flown to Duke University Medical Center. Matthew Lynn Alverson of Danville is in serious condition at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
Police questioned one person at the scene, but no one has been charged.
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[8E-Pipe-Bomb]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-79 50:00]
[GRAPHIC=Pulaski Co. Pipe Bomb]


A Dublin woman will appear in court later today, charged with trying to hire a hit man.
Sources tell NEWS 7 that 39- year old Peggy Sullivan wanted an undercover police officer to kill her ex- boyfriend.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/Tuesday;]


Sullivan was arrested Tuesday after meeting with the officer in the parking lot of a McDonalds in Dublin.
Sheriff's investigators had been monitoring the conversation and quickly moved in.
After taking Sullivan into custody, they searched her pick- up truck and found two pipe-bombs-- which were disarmed at a nearby landfill.
Sheriff's officials say they arranged the set-up after receiving a tip last week that Sullivan was looking for a hit man.
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[2:49:10]
[SOT]
[IN Q=It was ]

((JIM DAVIS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF:IT WAS JUST A WELL PLANNED PIECE OF POLICE WORK THAT WORKED WELL AND WE GOT LUCKY. ))


[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Pulaski Co. Sheriff; :00]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=got lucky.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators are still trying to determine who made the pipe-bombs.
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[8E-Dave-Matthews]


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[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-76 TC56:25]
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Last Spring, Dave Matthews put on the BIGGEST concert Roanoke's Victory Stadium has ever seen...
Last night, Matthews was in Blacksburg, performing at Virginia Tech.
But this time, there was no spectacle...just great music.
Eric Earnhart was there.
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[IN Q=music]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 18; :37]
[SUPER=01-Lynette Moyer/Fan; 1:13-quick]
[SUPER=01-Bert Moyer/Fan; 1:23-quick]
[SUPER=@eric2; 1:30]
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((natsot music))
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Two men, two guitars, and one grammy-nominated song captivated the crowd of three thousand from the very beginning...
NATSOT CHEERING


The only unhappy fans were the ones caught outside, still without tickets, when the "sold out" signs went up on the auditorium doors... though they could at least pick up his latest C-D which went on sale in stores this week.
Matthews returns to Southwestern Virginia less than a year after his band kicked off it's international tour to a sellout crowd at Victory Stadium...
And while this accoustic tour with fellow Charlottesville musicial Tim Reynolds lacks the physical voltage of the earlier tour... The intensity of Reynold's performance, and the power of Matthew's vocals keep the spiritual energy level as high as ever....
And his words and music are reaching across generations... Lynette and Bert Moyer never imagined they'd get hooked on their daughter's music... they did, enough to stand in line for t-shirts...
[SOT 15:39:38]
[IN Q=it's complicated]

((LYNETTE MOYER/FAN; IT'S COMPLICATED, INTERESTING, IT'S REAL MUSIC... AND IT'S BRINGING FAMILIES TOGETHER? IT'S BRINGING FAMILIES TOGETHER [LAUGHS])) [RUNS09]
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[SOT 15:39:52]
[IN Q=they're in the pit]

((BERT MOYER/FAN; THEY'RE IN THE PIT, FRONT ROW BY THE STAGE, WE;RE IN THE LAST ROW... THAT'S WHERE THE PARENTS BELONG,)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=parents belong.]


Whever they sat, they considered themselvs lucky just to be here... Dave Matthews next ten shows are already sold out.
Eric Earnhart, News 7. ))

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Turning to weather now--
Cloudy today, with showers likely.
High temperatures heading into the upper 50s.
Expect lingering drizzle during the overnight hours, with some fog forming.
Lows in the upper 40s.
Not much change over the next four days...continued warm with scattered showers likely.
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