SCRIPT FOR EYEWITNESS NEWS NEWSCASTFriday, June 14, 2013.
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VIDEO OF TOP STORY
AND I'M ELIZABETH NOREIKA...
THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS.
WHAT WE KNOW
WE'RE TOLD GUARD MEMBERS WILL BE IN ROANE COUNTY OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
THE STORMS CAUSED DAMAGE TO ROUGHLY 100 HOMES, AND CLOSED AROUND 100 ROADS AT SOME POINT YESTERDAY.
ALL BUT A FEW BACKROADS ARE BACK OPEN.
CREWS EXPECT TO HAVE THE DEBRIS CLEARED UP IN ABOUT 3 TO 4 DAYS
IN THE MEANTIME...DOZENS OF PEOPLE REMAIN WITHOUT A PLACE TO LIVE
GOVERNOR EARL RAY TOMBLIN WAS IN ROANE COUNTY TODAY AFTER DECLARING A STATE OF EMERGENCY.
HE MET WITH NATIONAL GUARDSMEN AND RED CROSS WORKERS.
HE ALSO TOURED SOME OF THE HARDEST HIT AREAS IN ROANE COUNTY.
HE TELLS US RIGHT NOW...THEY ARE FOCUSED ON MAKING SURE PEOPLE HAVE WHAT THEY NEED.
WHILE IT'S TOO EARLY TO TELL IF FEDERAL HELP WILL BE AVAILABLE, TOMBLIN SAYS EVERYONE IS DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO HELP....AND WE SHOULD KNOW WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS WHETHER OR NOT THERE WILL BE FEDERAL ASSISTANCE.
I FLOOD VICTIMS
LESLIE @ KIOSK
ALMOST THREE DECADES OF MEMORIES -
"A plaque we received when we gave Christmas dinner away every year..."
WASHED AWAY BY THE HIGHEST FLOOD WATERS SHE SAYS SHE'S EVER SEEN....
NATS - "I can save my container."
HER NEIGHBORS - CLEANING UP MUD COVERED FLOORS..
AND FIGURING OUT WHAT CAN BE SALVAGED ....
"Had to pull all the carpets out of each room...all the carpets...lenolium...
"A lot of people lost a lot of good things. A lot of pictures especially..."
THOSE TASKED WITH THE JOB OF HELPING THOSE IN NEED...ALSO DEALING WITH THEIR OWN LOSSES. THE ROANE COUNTY EMERGENCY SQUAD ALSO A VICTIM. NOW LEFT CLEANING OUT THEIR BUILDING...AND DEALING WITH THE LOSS OF AN AMBULANCE....
"It's about $150,000 for a new ambulance."
MORE THAN 100 ROANE COUNTY HOMES WERE DAMAGED BY THURSDAY'S FLOOD....100 FAMILIES LEFT TO DEAL WITH THE AFTERMATH...
"People here, we work hard for what we've got. And to see water destroying it....
ROANE OFFICIALS WANT ANYONE WITH STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY. TO DO SO - CALL THE 911 CENTER AT 304-927-0911. REPORTING LIVE IN THE STUDIO, LRU, EYN.
I 911 CENTER
THIS WAS THE SCENE WHEN THE FLOODING HERE WAS AT IT'S WORST.
WATER GOT UNDERNEATH THE BUILDING AND WAS CLOSE TO COMING IN THE FRONT DOOR.
IT ALSO GOT IN THE GENERATOR.
THE CENTER WAS SHUT DOWN AND ALL OF THE CALLS TRANSFEREDD TO JACKSON COUNTY 911. BUT NOW THE PHONES ARE FULLY OPERATIONAL
"OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS WE'VE BEEN TAKING ALOT OF CALLS..WE ARE JUST EXPECTING A LOT MORE PEOLE TO CALL TODAY"
WE'RE ALSO TOLD AT THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM MORE THAN 38 THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE WITHOUT POWER....NOW ROUGHLY 4 THOUSAND ARE STILL IN THE DARK.
I ROANE RIGHT NOW
SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT LIVED THERE TELL US THEY DON'T HAVE ANYWHERE TO GO.
KATY @ ROANE
KATY WALK AND TALK
TRUCK IN WATER
THE DRIVER OF THIS TRUCK DROVE THROUGH HIGH WATER ON HAINES BRANCH ROAD.
THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER WERE TRAPPED INSIDE.
EMERGENCY CREWS HAD TO PULL THEM OUT OF THEIR VEHICLE AND INTO A BOAT. NO ONE WAS HURT.
WE CAN NOT STRESS IT ENOUGH, DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH HIGH WATER.
AND DIVE TEAMS ARE TRYING TO RETRIEVE A CAR FROM THE KANAWHA RIVER.
A WOMAN DROVE HER CAR INTO THE RIVER JUST AFTER FIVE THIS MORNING ON THE BOULEVARD, IN FRONT OF THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION.
FIRE OFFICIALS SAID THE WOMAN WAS HEADING WEST WHEN SHE SOMEHOW LOST CONTROL, JUMPED THE MEDIAN, WENT DOWN THE HILL AND INTO THE RIVER.
SHE WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF HER CAR AND WALK OVER TO A CONVENIENCE STORE WHERE SHE CALLED 911.
FIRE OFFICIALS DIDN'T THINK HER INJURIES WERE SERIOUS.
I MURDER HEARING
25-YEAR-OLD STEVEN RANDOLPH IS CHARGED IN THE MAY KILLING OF DAVID LEMONS.
TODAY, RANDOLPH APPEARED IN KANAWHA COUNTY COURT FOR HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING.
POLICE GAVE THEIR ACCOUNT OF WHY THEY BELIEVE RANDOLPH KILLED LEMONS.
-He saw Mr. Lemons on top of his wife with his hand on her arms, and telling him to stop and get off because she had a husband. At that point he went and got a crossbow.
POLICE SAY RANDOLPH THEN BEAT THE VICTIM WITH A TOOL SEVERAL TIMES, KILLING HIM.
IF THE GRAND JURY FINDS THERE'S ENOUGH EVIDENCE, RANDOLPH WILL HEAD TO TRIAL.
HE'S CURRENTLY BEING HELD IN THE KANAWHA COUNTY JAIL WITHOUT BOND.
I RAND SUSPECT
G RAND ROBBERY SUSPECT
HE IS WANTED FOR AN ARMED ROBBERY AT A HOME ON ELAINE DRIVE.
DEPUTIES SAY HE FIRED A GUN INTO A WALL AND TOOK OFF WITH A WOMAN'S PURSE.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU CAN CALL THE KANAWHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.
THE B-P STATION IN FRAZIERS BOTTOM WAS HELD UP LAST NIGHT.
THE SUSPECTS PETER HIGGINBOTHAM AND JASON FIELDS WERE ARRESTED WHILE DRIVING ALONG OLD ROUTE 35.
STATE TROOPERS PULLED THE MEN OVER, SHORTLY AFTER THE ROBBERY WAS REPORTED.
BIG SANDY THEFT ARRESTS
G BIG SANDY THEFT ARRESTS
YESTERDAY POLICE ARRESTED PORTER...HE IS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF BREAKING AND ENTERING.
POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR DONALD AND MAZE.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THE THEFT SHOULD CALL POLICE.
IT STARTED AT A HOUSE ON OHIO RIVER ROAD AFTER SIX THIS MORNING.
FIREFIGHTERS SAY A SMOKE ALARM WOKE UP THE HOMEOWNER WHO WAS SLEEPING... AND HE MANAGED TO JUMP OUT A FIRST FLOOR WINDOW TO SAFETY.
WE'RE TOLD THE HOMEOWNER WENT TO THE HOSPITAL TO BE CHECKED OUT BECAUSE HE MAY HAVE HURT HIS BACK JUMPING OUT THE WINDOW... BUT FIREFIGHTERS SAY HE'S LUCKY HE HAD WORKING SMOKE ALARMS IN THE HOUSE.
"very good thing because he probably wouldn't have woken up if it wasn't for that"
CREWS HAD TO SHUT DOWN ROUTE 2 FOR SEVERAL HOURS WHILE THEY FOUGHT THE FLAMES... LEAVING SEVERAL TRUCK DRIVERS STRANDED.
THE ROAD RE-OPENED ABOUT 11 AM.
THIS IS THE SIXTH HOME BUILT IN JACKSON COUNTY BY HABITAT.
TAKE A LOOK.
THE THREE BEDROOM, TWO BATHROOM HOUSE WILL BE HOME TO DELBERT AND MICHELLE SHAMBLIN AND THEIR THREE KIDS.
THE THEME FOR THIS HOME IS "MADE IN AMERICA" -- AND JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THIS HOME WAS MADE IN THE U-S.
MORE THAN 18-HUNDRED MAN-HOURS WENT INTO BUILDING THIS HOUSE AND JUST ABOUT EVERY MATERIAL USED TO BUILD IT WAS DONATED.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE EXCITED TO HAND OVER THE KEYS TO THE SHAMBLINS.
"these houses generally go to families that could have never otherwise had a home of their own and habitat for humanity provides hardworking families that are lower income to have the opportunity to have the american dream of homeownership."
THE WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD COLOR GUARD AND BAND WERE ON HAND FOR THE DEDICATION.
PEPPERONI ROLLS TOOK THE TOP SPOT IN "A TASTE OF AMERICA" CONTEST.
THE BAKED BREAD WENT UP AGAINST THE FAVORITES OF OTHER STATES, INCLUDING IOWA BACON, AND GEORGIA'S PEACH COBBLER..
THE TASTE OF AMERICA CONTEST IS SPONSORED BY C-Q, WHICH IS A MEDIA COMPANY SPECIALIZING IN COVERING CONGRESS.
THE COMPETITION KICKED OFF IN MAY WITH ONLINE VOTING, MORE THAN 580-THOUSAND BALLOTS WERE CAST.
GRX YOUR WV
PUTNAM HERALD HEADLINES
G PUTNAM HERALD HEADLINES
PLUS THE PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RECOVERS NEARLY $15,000 IN STOLEN PROPERTY
AND A GOLF SCRAMBLE IS PLANNED TO RAISE MONEY FOR HURRICANE HIGH SCHOOL'S BASKETBALL PROGRAM
YOU CAN READ ALL ABOUT THESE STORIES AND MORE IN THE PUTNAM HERALD.
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INTRO MEN'S HEALTH
EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER DARRAH WILCOX HAS MORE IN THIS WEEK'S HEALTHY FOR LIFE.
AS PART OF NATIONAL MEN'S HEALTH WEEK, EXPERTS ENCOURAGE MEN TO BE PROACTIVE IN LIVING A HEALTHIER LIFE. THAT CAN BE AS SIMPLE AS JUST GOING IN FOR A CHECKUP.
"We get routine bloodwork to make sure a patient's cholesterol looks okay, make sure that their blood sugar, their electrolytes, kidney and liver function, seem to be okay."
Doctors can identify chronic diseases earlier, and then lay out treatment options.
"The biggest things we have to deal with are blood pressure problems, cholesterol problems, blood sugar problems, diabetes."
They not only handle those types of ongoing chronic medical conditions, but also screen men for other sorts of diseases, like prostate cancer or colon cancer.
"I try to make my patients feel as comfortable as possible you know understanding that most men don't like to come to the doctor, and if you recognize that fact and try to cater to that, then I think that that makes it easier to be seen on a regular, more frequent basis."
Here are five ways you can get on track to better health:
FIVE WAYS TO GET HEALTHIER:
*get more sleep
*toss out tobacco
get more sleep
toss out tobacco
And take that first step by going in for a simple checkup.
"Whether it just be one visit a year to make sure things look good, you're on track with general screening protocol, I think making that time for yourself and making that priority is probably the most important thing we can stress."
YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE MEN'S HEALTH TIPS ON WCHS TV DOT COM.
MARK @ KIOSK
N-S FOOTBALL VO
SOUTH PRACTICE FRI
LEVI JORDAN HAS BEEN ONE BUSY MAN THIS WEEK...
IN FACT, HE'S BEEN A BUSY MAN FOR A FEW WEEKS NOW...
THE 3-SPORT STANDOUT FROM BUFFALO IS PLAYING IN HIS 2ND AND 3RD NORTH-SOUTH EVENTS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW....
A FEW WEEKS AGO HE PLAYED IN THE BASEBALL GAME...
TOMORROW HE'LL TAKE PART IN THE FOOTBALL GAME...
AND TONIGHT JORDAN WILL PLAY IN THE BASKETBALL GAME...
IT'S A FULL PLATE, NO DOUBT... BUT LEVI WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY...
SOUTH SOUND FRIDAY
NORTH PRACTICE FRI
AND THEY HAVE A PRETTY GOOD COACH IN DAVE ROGERS FROM MARTINSBURG...
IT WAS ONLY A FEW MONTHS AGO WE WAS IN CHARLESTON LEADING HIS BULLDOGS TO THE TRIPLE-A STATE TITLE...
NOW HE'S BACK TO COACH IN THE NORTH-SOUTH BASKETBALL GAME...
IT'S NOT HIS FIRST TIME TAKING PART IN THIS CONTEST... BUT HE STILL UNDERSTANDS IT'S AN HONOR...
NORTH SOUND FRIDAY
MARK @ KIOSK
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