Next on News 7 at Six...
Darkness ends the search for John F. Kennedy's plane as hope for his survival fades.
Campbell County police say a deputy did what he had to when he shot and killed a murder suspect.
And Roanoke police make an arrest in this week's Hunt Avenue murder.
News 7 is next.
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The search for John F. Kennedy Junior's plane will resume tomorrow morning.
More evidence washed ashore this evening.
Drew Levinson has the latest.
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[IN Q=As night fell]
[SUPER=03-Martha's Vineyard, MA;]
[SUPER=01-Michael O'Keefe/Assistant District Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Rear Adm. Larrabee/U.S. Coast Guard;]
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((AS NIGHT FELL OVER THE WATERS OFF MARTHA'S VINEYARD, THE COAST GUARD
SUSPENDED ITS AERIAL SEARCH FOR THE MISSING PLANE CARRYING JOHN
F-KENNEDY JUNIOR, HIS WIFE CAROLYN AND HER SISTER LAUREN BESSETTE.
A FEDERAL RESEARCH VESSEL CAPABLE OF SURVEYING THE OCEAN FLOOR HAS BEEN
BROUGHT IN.. AS SEARCH CREWS FOCUS ON AN AREA 17 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE
VINEYARD. THAT'S WHERE LUGGAGE AND DEBRIS INCLUDING AN AIRPLANE WHEEL,
CARPETING AND A HEADREST WASHED ASHORE.
MICHAEL O'KEEFE/First Assistant District Attorney/Cape and the Islands
"There are in addition some personal items.. there is a suitcase with a
business card.. Lauren Bessette. There is also a prescription bottle in
the name of Carolyn Kennedy."
EVEN THOUGH NO SIGNS OF LIFE HAVE BEEN YET BEEN FOUND.. COAST GUARD
OFFICIALS REMAIN HOPEFUL.
(SOT) Rear Adm. Richard Larrabee/U.S. Coast Guard "Each one of these
cases is different and I can tell you miraculous stories about people
surviving, I can tell you in previous cases like this we have searches
as many as three or four. We are not ready to give up on this yet and we
are going to continue to focus on search and rescue."
THE SINGLE-ENGINE PIPER 32 SARATOGA.. PILOTED BY THE 38 YEAR-OLD
KENNEDY.. APPARENTLY WENT DOWN INTO THE WATER FRIDAY NIGHT ON A FLIGHT
FROM NEW JERSEY TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD. ONCE THERE, KENNEDY WAS TO HAVE
DROPPED OFF HIS SISTER-IN-LAW BEFORE HE AND HIS WIFE CONTINUED ONTO
HYANNISPORT FOR A FAMILY WEDDING.
IN NEW YORK CITY'S TRIBECA NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE THE KENNEDYS LIVED,
RESIDENTS LAID FLOWERS AT THE DOORSTEP OF THEIR APARTMENT BUILDING.
KENNEDY IS FOUNDING EDITOR OF GEORGE MAGAZINE. MANY AMERICANS REMEMBER
HIM AS THE LITTLE BOY WHO SALUTED HIS FATHER'S FLAG-DRAPED COFFIN AT HIS
FUNERAL IN 1963.
(STAND UP) Drew Levinson, CBS News, Hyannisport, MA))
Three year's ago today, there was another air disaster off the coast of Long Island.
Today, in Mountoursville, Pennsylvania, families of the victims of TWA flight 800 gathered to honor their loved one's with a new memorial.
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((GLENDA GRIMMY/VICTIM'S MOTHER; TODAY WE DEDICATE THIS SITE, NOT ONLY TO OUR FAMILY MEMBERS ON FLIGHT 800, BUT TO ANY WHO HAVE BURIED LOVED ONES. MAY YOU COME HERE TO REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE THEIR LIVES, AND MAY YOU FEEL HERE COMFORT AND GOD'S PEACE WHEN YOU GAZE UPON THIS GUARDIAN ANGEL))
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230 people died when the plane went down. 21 were from Mountoursville, including 16 members of a high school french club.
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A Campbell County deputy appears to have acted properly when he shot and killed a murder suspect last night during a confrontation. That is according to authorities.
Steve Smallshaw tells us that it has been more than 20 years since an incident like this has happened in Campbell County.
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[SUPER=01-Robert Maxey/Campbell Co. Sheriff; :33]
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(( Authorities say 29- year- old Farrakhan Ali Wright apparently came to the Pines Village apartments Friday night with murder on his mind.
Police say Wright kicked in the door of his ex- girlfriend's apartment and began stabbing her... 22- year- old Keandra Denise Carter fled from her home, but Wright chased her down and continued his attack on the front lawn.
That's when Campbell County deputies Lee Owen and Kevin Schmitt arrived on the scene..
Owen and Schmitt ordered Wright to drop the knife.. Wright refused and first tried to cut his own throat, then charged at Schmitt with the weapon raised.
((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: SERGEANT SCHMITT FIRED MORE THAN ONE SHOT, HITTING THE SUSPECT AT LEAST TWICE, BEFORE THE SUSPECT FELL TO THE GROUND.))
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In fact, Sergeant Schmitt fired FIVE times.. the bullet casings littering the parking lot near his squad car.
Both Wright and Carter were pronounced dead at the scene.. police do NOT believe Carter, who suffered multiple stab wounds, was hit by any of the deputy's gunfire.
The suspect WAS wearing surgical gloves.. an indication, Maxey says, that he was there for a purpose.
((MAXEY: I CAN'T THINK OF ANY LEGITIMATE REASON.. .. PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.))
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Maxey says several witnesses back up the deputy's version of the shooting.. both have been placed on administrative leave while state police conduct an investigation.
Autopsies will be performed next week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Campbell County.))[Roanoke-Murder]
18-year-old Brandon D. Portor of Roanoke has been arrested ..and faces murder charges for the death Victor Anderson.
Police responding to gun shots Thursday night on Hunt Avenue in Northwest Roanoke found Anderson with a gunshot wound to the side of the head.
He died Friday morning.
According to neighbors, Porter and Anderson had previous confrontations.
Porter is being held in the Roanoke City Jail without bond.
19-year-old Trandon Marquez Drayton faces first degree murder charges in the shooting death of a Galax man. It happened last night around 11:45.
Officials say 36-year-old James Edward Thornton of Middleton Street, Galax was found dead at the scene after he being shot in his car and losing control of the vehicle.
He then hit a house on Country Club Lane and the car caught fire as a result of the wreck.
Drayton was arrested and is being held without bond until a hearing on July 21.
No motive has been established and investigation is continuing.
Repairing power lines is not just a job for some
A-E-P employees but a competition to be the best in the country.
And today in Roanoke the A-E-P line mechanics rodeo kicked-off.
Line mechanics from Abingdon, Pulaski, Rocky Mount, and throughout Virginia came out to participate in the third annual competition.
They climbed poles, repaired power lines, and demonstrated rescuing skills.
There were two categories of competition those working in teams...and those competing alone.
Scoring categories included work performance, equipment handling, and time efficiency.
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((TOM AYRES/AEP MANAGER: IT'S JUST WORKING AS A TEAM, COORDINATING ON THE POLE, MOVING LINES MAKING SURE THEY'RE COVERED UP SAFELY. AND JUST A WHOLE VARIETY OF TASKS THEY ENCOUNTER IN THE REAL WORLD.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Ayres/AEP Manager]
[OUT Q=real world]
The winners will go on to competition in the International Rodeo event in Kansas City, Missouri.
A medical rescue mission turned deadly in Houston today, the details coming up.
Plus a bus accident in Brazil has rescuers searching for survivors.
The crew of a medical helicopter was killed in Texas today.
The Life Flight chopper was on going to pick up a patient when it crashed in a field about 40 miles from Houston.
The pilot, a nurse and another crew member were killed.
Witnesses in the area reported hearing an explosion before the helicopter went down.
12 people died when a bus fell off a bridge in Central Brazil.
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An amateur video camera captured the moment as the bus plunged 30 feet into the Arrudas river.
Witnesss say the bus ran a red light and crashed through a barrier.
Firefighters fought to free passengers trapped in the wreckage, holding one mans head above the water while trying to get him out from underneath the bus.
Rescuers don't know how many people were on the bus, and believe more victims may have washed downstream
A 25-hundred foot game center opened today in Roanoke.
The new Star City Comics and Games facility is a first of kind for Southwest, Virginia.
The game center will be used to host tournaments and organized play for various card games.
And as part of the grand opening the center hosted a "Magic the Gathering Tournament."
More than a hundred people turned out to compete in tournament.
"Magic the Gathering" is a trading card game played between two players.
The goal of the game is to reduce your competitors score from 20 to 0 through a series of attacks and defense moves.
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[IN Q=What it does]
((PETE HOEFLING/STAR CITY COMICS AND GAMES OWNER: WHAT IT DOES IS TAKES THE BLUFFING SKILL OF A CARD GAME SUCH AS POKER AND MERGERS TOGETHER A STRATEGY GAME LIKE CHESS AND IT JUST USES CARDS AS OPPOSED TO PIECES.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Hoefling/Star City Comics & Games Owner]
[OUT Q=opposed to pieces]
Hoefling hopes the game center will eventually host video game and computer game tournaments.
A Franklin County nursing home is shutting it's doors.
Coming up in this week's Business Review find out what financial hardships the home is facing.
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Henry County furniture makers are having to polish their ways for the EPA.
And a struggling nursing home calls it quits.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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(( This week on the Review ...
It started at Stanley Furniture ... then the Environmental Protection Agency added Hooker and Bassett.
In two days the EPA announced it's investigating each of Henry County's big three furniture companies where faulty boilers might have polluted the air.
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The Franklin County nursing home that's been in critical financial condition is giving up its fight.
Franklin Manor is shutting down, saying it has lost 50-thousand dollars each month this year.
Some employees are under investigation for sexual abuse and not giving residents their medicine.
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Could a new passenger rail service come rolling into town?
That's what a new study recommends.
Transportation officials are asking Virginia to come up with nine million dollars, paying for train routes between Bristol and Washington, and between Roanoke and Richmond.
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First Union had already lowered earnings expectations twice this year.
So it wasn't a surprise when the Charlotte bank announced second quarter profits were down 9-point-three percent from last year.
The nation's sixth biggest bank said it won't close any more branches or lay off any more workers.
[DOW JONES PRE PRO]
It was another record-breaking week on Wall Street.
The Dow climbed 16-points to a record 11-thousand-209.
The Nasdaq's new all-time high is 28-64.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
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The Jan Tana Bodybuilding and Fitness Classic rapped up tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Tonight's comeption included the IFBB women's pro bodybuilding final posing rounds as the big girls went out on stage and strutted their stuff for a near capacity crowd.
Then the Miss Fitness pro women took the stage in their evening swim wear to the delight of the Civic Center audience.
The evening is just finishing up with the master Mr. Olympia.
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[SUPER=01-Robby Robinson/Masters Mr. Olympia Competitor; :]
[OUT Q=.....and for myself"]
An Avalanche of rain, thunder and lightning got the best Salem tonight as it's game against Wilmington was suspended in the top of the 4th.
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A team of about a dozen mascots took advantage of a 45 minute rain delay to smozze with fans.
The game began and Salem wasted little time in scoring. In the bottom of the first, Miguel Correa smacks a basehit intto right centerfield and Doug Livingston is gonna come on down from second. 1-nothing Avs.
Then, two batters later, the ball gets by the Blue Rocks catcher and Todd Sears marches home for run number 2.
and then the rains came, out went the people and out came the tarp. Tomrrow, the Avs will play a double header beginning at 5 with a 9 inning game, then a 7 iining game.
Interleague play rolled on tonight in the majors.
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In Seattle, the Mariners would try and break in their brand new stadium, Saeco Stadium.
In the bottom of the fifth, Seattle's Russ Davis hits the first homerun in the the new park, a solo shot that gave the Mariners a 2-1 lead.
[SUPER=35-Seattle/9/San Diego/1;]Alex Rodiques..hits the second....
and then Raul Ibanez hitsd a grand slam, a homerun friendly yard and Seattle is 9 and 1 in Safeco Stadium.
[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!]
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The Rockies/Reds game would come down to the wire as Larry walker of the Cololado Rockies steps up to the plate with his team down by a run. But he would launch his 26th homer of the season and the game is tied up at 2 all going into the
bottom of the [SUPER=35-Cincinnati/3/Colorado/2;]ninth.
But the hero of the day was the Reds Jefferey hammonds because he clocks a dinger in Cincy's last at bat to give the reds a 3-2 win.
[VO-NAT WIPE to #eng!!!]
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on to the Windy city where the Cubs lost to the Twins 8-nothing, to add salt to wounds...listen to Paul Molitor's version of take me out to the ball game.
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I hope he keeps his day job...now your numbers from tonight.
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The Busch racing series vetured into South Carolina tonight for the Myrtle Beach 250.
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Dale Earnhardt Junior came into the race protecting a 161 point lead over Matt Kenseth..and while Junior came out of the pits here, his night would have some rough spots.
as the cars raced hard,
Junior would spin on lap 111, but there was no contact and no caution as he gathers the AC delco car and continues.
But in 24th spot, he does bring out the third caution on lap 165 in turns 3 and 4 as a tire goes down.
At race's end, Jeff Green would take the checkered flag in the #32 Kleenex chevrolet, Randy lajoie came in second. J
unior finished 25th. and his points lead is only 62.
A heart breaker for Jason Keller who got a flat tire with about three laps to go.
still to come tonight, highlights from the British open and
intern reporter cathy Smith has the story of an basketball official who is wporking double time in the commonwealth games.
The French have invaded England..for the time being. Jean Van de Velde has placed himself in position to be the first Frenchman to win the Open in 72 years.
A typical windy day at the open. Your leader JeanVan de Velde on the par 4 7th. He is looking to go one over for the tournament... and he does. Then, Van de Velde off the 13th tee, 169 yards to the pin uses the pitching wedge and this is a beauty. The ball nicks the cup and ends up 6 feet from the hole setting up a birdie. Van de Velde takes a 5 stroke lead in to the final round.
Raymond Floyd and Fred Gibson both shot a five under 67 and are tied for the lead in the Ameritech Senior Open.
Sherri SteinHauer leads the LPGA's Big Apple Classic bu two shots over Lorie Kane.[S-Games]
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Soccer and Softball hit their respective arenas today in the Commonwealth Games.
50 soccer teams from 10 and under up to the 19 and under division are represented this weekend.
You can catch the competition at Rivers Edge in Roanoke or Vinyard Park in Vinton.
A record number of softball teams are hitting the diamond for the 10th annual games.
About 140 teams are here in the youth and adult leagues combined.
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[SUPER=01-Pete Lampman/VA Amateur Sports;]
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With thousands of athletes competing, you gotta wonder, where do all the folks who referee the games come from. Intern reporter Cathy Smith has the "official" word.
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[Super=01-Pete Lampman/VA Amateur Sports; :14]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Smith/News 7 Intern Reporter; :24]
[SUPER=01-Trace McGeath/Player and Official; :33]
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If you think finding courts and fields for thousands of games throughout the valley is difficult, just think if you had to schedule referees for these events. The basketball teams alone play 352 games this weekend.
[SUPER=01-Pete Lampman/VA Amateur Sports]
[SUPER=01-Trace McGeath/Player and Official]
About 75 officials will keep tabs on the 158 teams entered in the basketball tournament. There are 87 men's and 71 women's teams in this years competition.
Look for McGeath's team on the court this weekend. With his experience in two opposite roles on the court, he knows he will be more sympathetic to calls made by the officials. Cathy Smith, News 7 Sports.))
Some exotic birds were ruffling feathers this week in Wicomico County, Maryland...
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Three Ostrich flew the coop Monday from their home farm and moved into a nearby field.
Neighbors didn't know what to think of the big birds moving in.
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[IN Q=THey Came]
((THEY CAM E FROM OUT OF THE WOODS AND I COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT I WAS SEEING))
[OUT Q=was seeing]
No one knew who to call to take care of the Ostrich... so officials and residents pulled together to coral the birds and take them to safety.
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((IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE.. I CAN SAY THAT I'VE NEVER CHASED AN OSTRICH BEFORE!))
[SUPER=01-Eric Steinaker/ State Highway Administration]
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And no one else had either, but with apples as bait and branches as camouflage these birds are safe and nesting well.
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