Authorities say no stone will be unturned as they try to figure out how a two year old drowned yesterday in Vinton.
The little girl drowned yesterday morning in an above ground swimming pool while in the care of a baby-sitter.
Police say the caretaker, Leni (WHIT-mIre) Whitmire, discovered the child and attempted to revive her but it was too late.
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Under state law, a child care provider must get a license to watch more than five children.
Police say Whitmire was looking after six children and was NOT licensed.
Authorities say they will consult with the prosecutor before deciding if charges will be filed.
Nearly seven- thousand acres are up in smoke in New Mexico's Sante Fe Mountains...
[SUPER=03-Near Pecos, NM;]
Thick smoke can be seen above Pecos, as the wildfires continue.
Firefighters are struggling to hem in the blaze, but hot, dry weather is making that nearly impossible.
The fire is burning about 45 miles from where the Los Alamos fire raged out of control for most of the month.
Among those who have been forced to evacuate are 130 people attending a Bible camp.
No word yet on the cause of the blaze.
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In Arizona, firefighters are dropping water from above as they battle a blaze that started there a week ago.
It's already blackened 75- hundred acres of national forest land.
At last report, fire officials said the blaze was about 30- percent contained.
Authorities say there was a possible terrorist attack in southern Russia today.
A remote- controlled landmine exploded, killing a soldier and critically injuring 14 others.
The group of soldiers was marching past a tree near their barracks, when the blast happened around 7- AM.
One of the wounded suffered severe burns and brain damage.
Russian T-V reports the device was a remote- controlled mine filled with metal balls.
Security officials believe the blast could be the work of Chechen rebels.
Traffic was at a standstill along Interstate 81 this morning because a man was threatening to jump off a bridge with a rope tied around his neck.
Christiansburg Police say it happened around 1:40 at Exit 118.
All traffic on Interstate 81 and Roanoke Street was stopped for about an hour while negotiators spoke to the subject.
The person was taken into custody to be evaluated by mental health professionals.
A man who killed his pregnant girlfriend has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for the murder.
Luther Early killed the woman he loved, along with the unborn baby.
At his sentencing hearing the 29-year old killer offered a long rambling explanation of how it happened... but no real reason WHY.
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((EVER SINCE I BEEN IN THIS JAIL, IT HURTS ME TO KNOW THAT SHE IS GONE. AND I'D NEVER DO THIS TO HER.))
[SUPER=01-Luther Early/Convicted Murderer]
[OUT Q=this to her.]
With no history of violence- -no prior record, Early is not a typical killer.
He admits to drug and alcohol addiction and has battled epilepsy since childhood.
But the judge said he was puzzled that this man killed Dee Turner--stabbing her nine- times in the neck.
Judge Jonathan Apgar sentenced him to serve 35 years in prison.
A man charged with elder neglect of his mother did not show up for his arraignment. The Commonwealth's Attorney in Martinsville says Peter Stolbun may be on the run in South America.
He is accused of criminally neglecting 75 year old Elizabeth Stolbun.
The victim's husband, Paul, is also charged with elder neglect. His arraignment has been continued until next week because he did not have appropriate legal counsel and did not enter a plea.
Last year, Elizabeth Stolbun was found covered in urine, blisters and vomit. Health officials rescued her from her home but she died in the hospital a few days later.
Just as the summer barbecuing season gets under way, there's been a recall of hot dogs.
The U-S agriculture department says the frankfurters may be contaminated with Listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.
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The "Curtis" and "Beef Master" packages have a "sell-by" date of July third and say "E-S-T 2-6-4-2" inside the federal inspection seal.
If you have any of these hot dogs, you should return them to the store where you bought them.
The ball's in Microsoft's court today, as it makes a last- minute plea for a federal judge to NOT break up the company.
Microsoft's final argument is the last step in the anti- trust lawsuit, before the judge decides the future of the software giant.
The government and 17 states want Microsoft broken into two companies.
But Microsoft says customers would suffer if that happens.
Alaska Airlines says it will fire two pilots because of their actions-- or lack of-- during a recent flight.
Todd Pottinger has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Portland/Last March; :06]
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[SUPER=01-Jack Evans/Alaska Airlines; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Tara Elkins/Airline Pilots Association; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Todd Pottinger/Reporting; 1:42 Quick]
[OUT Q=Todd Pottinger, CBS News, Seattle.]
President Clinton has wrapped up day one of this week's European Summit in Portugal.
[SUPER=03-Near Lisbon, Portugal;]
Today's meeting brought a pledge of new efforts to fight infectious diseases.
The leaders vowed to target AIDS , as well as malaria and tuberculosis,
However, they were NOT able to find common ground on trade issues, such as the dispute over European banana imports, and a ban on importing hormone- treated U-S beef.
The summit will also address security issues, including a controversial U-S missile defense system.
Clifton Forge may become a town. The city has financial problems, and by reverting to town status, Alleghany County could help relieve some of the burden.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SUPER=01-Eston Burge/Alleghany Co. Administrator;:45]
[OUT Q=kw news 7]
((The population in Clifton Forge has been declining over the last ten years. Right now, about 43-hundred people live here. The city's mayor says he wants to improve life for his residents and becoming a town can solve some of the economic problems.
((MAC CAMPBELL/MAYOR: OUR REVENUES ARE STABLE AND OUR EXPENSES CONTINUE TO GROW WE NEED NEW SCHOOLS, IMPROVEMENTS IN SOME OF OUR INFRASTRUCTURE AND THIS WILL ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN MUCH MORE EASILY.))
The city needs more than 6 million dollars to build schools and upgrade its aging sewer system -- the only way to raise that money would be to increase taxes.
Alleghany County officials say they will be able to take on the city's financial burden if it becomes a town.
((EASTON BURGE/ALLEGHANY COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE'RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO BE VERY CAUTIOUS AND VERY CONSERVATIVE IN WHAT WE DO IF THE CITY DOES IN FACT REVERT SO WE DON'T PUT A VERY HEAVY BURDEN ON THE NEW JURISDICTION TO GIVE IT A GOOD START.))
During a public hearing, residents voice mixed feelings about the proposed change.
((WE'VE LOST OUR DEPARTMENT STORES WE'VE LOST OUR NEWSPAPER, WE'VE LOST OUR THEATRE, WE'VE LOST FOUR NEW CAR DEALERS.))
[BUTT, BUTT, BUTT]
((IT'S TIME WE RESTRUCTURE AND COME UP WITH A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS.))
((THEY ARE NOT TELLING US WHAT IS GOING ON YOU DON'T HAVE A PROJECTED BUDGET STATES FOR WHAT A TOWN WILL BE AND AS A RESULT HOW WILL PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO VOTE.))
((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: RESIDENTS WILL HAVE UNTIL THE SPRING TO DECIDE ON HOW TO VOTE. THE PROPOSAL STILL HAS TO GO TO A GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE AND A THREE JUDGE PANEL BEFORE VOTERS HAVE THE FINAL SAY. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))
Flood prone- Buena (Byoona) Vista will get some help thanks to a one- million dollar grant.
FEMA has approved a project that city leaders and residents hope will protect the city from severe flooding.
Plans call for buying 10- homes in flood prone areas and elevating 16- others.
Jim Hudson's home is one of those to be remodeled-- which would allow his family to stay in a neighborhood they've grown to love.
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((MY KIDS ARE USED TO IT, I HAVE A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD... I'D LIKE TO STAY THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Hudson/Homeowner; ]
[OUT Q= stay there.]
Federal funds will pick up 75 percent of the one million dollar price tag-- state and local money will pay for the rest.
Flexibility on S-O-L scores. That's what Virginia's largest teachers' group is urging the State Board of Education.
A one month public comment period begins next week, and the board votes in July on what the new test scores will mean for schools.
The Virginia Education Association says board members are right to be more lenient in how S-O-L test scores are used to judge schools and students.
Some of the changes in the accreditation standards came from a new advisory group.
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((CHERI JAMES/VIRGINIA EDUCATION ASSOC.: THIS IS A BIG CHANGE TO WANT TO GET INPUT AND FEEDBACK FROM EDUCATORS NOT JUST AT THE K-12 LEVEL, BUT THERE ARE HIGHER ED ON THERE, REPRESENTATIVES FROM BUSINESSES, AS WELL AS PARENTS. SO IT'S AN ADVISORY BOARD. THIS STATE BOARD IS SEEKING ADVICE.))
[SUPER=01-Cheri James/Virginia Education Association;]
[OUT Q=seeking advice.]
The V-E-A says it's worried that former state board members, appointed by former Governor George Allen, will push the board back to a more strict set of standards.
A popular Rockbridge County landmark could re-open this summer.
A group which calls itself the Hull's Angels formed last year to raise money to renovate and reopen Lexington's only drive- in theater.
Since then, the non-profit organization has raised about 20 thousand dollars.
And members say if the donations keep coming in they hope to reopen Hull's Drive- in in July.
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((JANET GORE/HULL'S ANGELS MEMBER: IT'S VERY SPECIAL, I LOVE HISTORY AND THIS IS VERY HISTORIC, I'M NOT THAT OLD, 36, BUT IT'S BEEN HERE FOR A LONG TIME AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Gore/Hull's Angels Member;]
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The group says it needs funds for additional renovations, upkeep and monthly bills.
The group is also raising money to eventually buy the business.
The history books say outlaw Jesse James was killed in Missouri back in 18-82.
But an exhumation now underway in Texas could prove the history books wrong.
Reed Black explains.
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[SUPER=03-Granbury, TX; 1:08]
[OUT Q=Black, for CBS News, in KC ]
books say the
famous outlaw who
rode with Quantrill
and robbed lots of
banks was shot in
the back of the
head by a member of
his own gang as he
hung a picture at
his St. Joseph home
was buried on the
James family farm
then reburied in
Kearney when his
1995 Five years ago his
body was exhumed
and DNA tests
matched with his
hole in the skull
was consistent with
being shot and a
pin found in the
grave matched the
grave matched the
one he had in his
October So, with
28, 1995 Confederate honors,
Jesse James was
SUPER N2 Beth "This is the real
Beckett Jesse, buried in
Jesse James Museum Mount Olivet..."
SUPER N2 Reed You
Black would think that
Reporting might have settled
it once and for all
and that the outlaw
Jesse James would
be able to rest
his wife Zerelda
here at the Mount
Olivet cemetery in
just north of
Kansas City. But
not so fast.
"The truth is Jesse
James is buried
right back here."
Relatives of this
man-- known as J.
Frank Dalton-- say
he was the real
Jesse James. They
claim he faked his
death in St. Joe,
moved to Texas and
lived to 104.
SUPER N2 Granbury, They're exhuming
TX him from his
Today grave-- clearly
Woodson James" in
Granbury, Texas and
will have DNA tests
"...and we're going
to get to the
But others say the
truth is Dalton
long ago flunked a
and J. Dalton's
determined J. Frank
Dalton was not
This may not be
the last exhumation
Texas woman claims
her grandfather was
the real Jesse
James and wants to
dig him up.
"So, the legend
FOR CBS NEWS IN KC.))