A small plane had to make an emergency landing this morning in Rockbridge County.
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State police say the pilot put his homemade aircraft down on Route 11 in the Fancy Hill section of the county at about 10:30.
He then coasted off the highway and into a driveway of a house nearby.
Police say the man was headed from the Gordonsville airport to Tazewell County.
The pilot, Steve Settle of Charlottesville, said he had to look for a place to land after developing engine trouble.
Police say he will NOT be charged.
Henry County Supervisors will decide tonight who will fill an open seat on the board .
Yesterday afternoon the board conducted interviews in open session.
Each of the nine candidates had five minutes to speak and 10 more minutes to answer questions from board members.
One person will be appointed to fill the Collinsville District seat.
It's a temporary position, until a special election is held November 7th.
The opening was created by the death of Chairman Jack Dalton. He died of cancer in May.
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((MIKE SEIDLE/HENRY CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: WELL, THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER JACK DALTON. WE NEED TO FIND SOMEBODY WHO IS THOROUGHLY INTERESTED IN THE WELFARE OF HENRY COUNTY. MOST HAVE SAID PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING.))
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[OUT Q=the same thing.]
A decision will be announced tonight at the regular meeting.
In South Florida, only a handful of beaches have reopened after a nasty raw sewage spill shut down 25 miles of beach front.
As Jeffrey Kofman reports.. the spill may keep holiday visitors from venturing into the surf.
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A Pittsylvania County man has been charged with the shooting death of his uncle yesterday near Chatham.
44- year old David Whitehead Hutcherson is charged with killing 60 year old John Whitehead Motley, near Chatham.
Hutcherson is being held without bond in the Pittsylvania County jail. [Barnabei]
A man is sitting on death row for the rape and murder of 17-year old Sarah Wisnosky of Lynchburg seven years ago.... And, and his defense lawyers insist on his innocence and they are requesting DNA testing to prove it....
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((I DIDN'T DO IT...KILL THAT GIRL.))
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Yesterday in Norfolk, Derek Barnabei's (barn-uh-BAY'S) lawyers announced a 50 thousand dollar reward for help finding "the real killer."
They're also asking the state to conduct D-N-A tests on blood samples taken from under Sarah Wisnosky's fingernails.
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((SETH TUCKER/BARNABEI'S ATTORNEY: VIRGINIA HAS STATE OF THE ART CAPABILITIES IN TESTING OF NDA. WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT WILL NOT USE THOSE CAPABILITIES IN THE BARNABEI CASE.))
((LINDA GOLDSTEIN/BARNABEI'S ATTORNEY: THOSE TESTS WILL BE SCIENTIFIC PROOF. IT WILL NOT BE INFERENCE AND INNUENDO. WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE TRUTH.))
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[SUPER=01-Linda Goldstein/Barnabei's Attorney; :09]
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Lawyers in the Attorney General's office say they're satisfied there's already enough evidence of Barnabei's guilt.
Also, Virginia's Legislative Black Caucus sent a letter to Governor Jim Gilmore.
The black lawmakers are joining the call for a moratorium on executions in Virginia-- until their fairness can be studied.
However, Governor Gilmore rejected the request. A Gilmore aide said yesterday that the governor believes there are sufficient safeguards to ensure that innocent people aren't put to death.
The U-S Supreme Court stopped a Virginia execution a little more than an hour before it was scheduled to take place last week.
In that case, there was also a request for new testing D-N-A evidence, with the latest techniques.
Although that was largely unrelated to the court's decision, state forensic experts expect a flood of eleventh hour requests.
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((PAUL FERRARA/STATE FORENSIC DIRECTOR: THERE IS NO SIMPLE, EASY ANSWER TO SAY THAT SOME NEWER TEST IS GOING TO BE MORE INFORMATIVE THAN THE TESTS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN CONTACTED. IN SOME CASES IT MAY ADD TO OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE CASE. IN OTHERS, IT'S SUPERFLUOUS.))
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Unrelated to the death row cases.... Virginia's D-N-A data bank is leading the nation in "cold hits" right now.
That's where police have NO suspect in a crime until a D-N-A match of evidence is made with a blood sample taken from a convicted felon.
More than one thousand residents of a small Pacific Island have evacuated... following warnings of a possible volcanic eruption.
The island of Miyake has been shaken by a series of mild earthquakes recently.
Mount Oyama last erupted in 1983 when lava poured down the mountain's southwestern flank, destroying homes. An eruption in 1940 killed eleven people and injured 20.
The island has an area of 21 square miles. It is home to about four thousand people.
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Some Roanoke County residents are voicing their concerns on school construction. The say crews are out of bounds...
as they clear land for the new south county high school.
Neighbors say workers are bulldozing trees right up to their backyards -- instead of leaving buffer zones.
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((INSTEAD OF LEAVING ... GORGEOUS OLD TREES.))
[SUPER=01-George Ann McDowell/Neighbor;]
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School board member Tom Leggette says construction crews will have to knock down trees for a parking lot and football field.
He's passing complaints onto the superintendent -- who's called a community meeting for Thursday July 6-th.
The Arcadia Leadership Academy in Buchanan lost its state appeal.
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The alternative school for boys was denied a license to operate as a boarding school in April.
That's after inspections by state education and social services officials resulted in 24 pages of safety, discipline, and health violations.
A spokesman for the Academy says the school will now conduct a legal appeal -- although it must go through the same state agency.
A woman who was training to be a sheriff's deputy now has an 800-thousand dollar lawsuit against a Lynchburg police officer.
Tonya Crowe is suing Officer Anthony Martin for injuries she suffered at the Central Virginia police academy in 1998.
Crowe was hurt in a self- defense class Martin was teaching.
She reportedly can no longer pursue a career in law enforcement.
Yesterday, Martin's lawyer asked that the lawsuit be dismissed.
A judge wants both sides to provide more information before he decides if the suit goes to trial.
Olympic torch runners got their feet and their flame wet on Tuesday... For the first time the torch was carried under water.
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Runners took the torch to a boat waiting by the pier in the tourist town of Port Douglas. The boat then sailed to the Great Barrier Reef.
To guarantee no "flame-outs" during its three minute deep-sea adventure, a special flare was designed.
A team of chemists and engineers at an Australian pyrotechnics company, took nine months to perfect the flare.
Americans may be surprised by the success of the CBS series Survivor... but not its British creator.
You see, the concept has an international track record... that has made it a blockbuster around the globe.
Richard Roth has the story.
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Federal Reserve policy-makers opened a two-day
meeting in Washington today. Interest rates are on the agenda.
The central bank is expected to leave rates unchanged amid signs the economy is slowing to a more sustainable growth rate.
The Fed's decision is expected tomorrow afternoon.
Experts say at least one more interest rate increase may be on the horizon before the cycle comes to a close.