Authorities are looking for the man now charged in the Hurt Park triple homicide.
They have also made an arrest in the Towers Mall shooting.
Police have issued an arrest warrant for 31-year-old Askia Shabazz, also known as Jermaine Darnell Poindexter.
Shabazz faces three counts of murder and one count of arson in connection with the May 5th fire at the Hurt Park Housing Development.
25-year-old Alice Diane Jackson and her two young sons died in that blaze.
Shabazz is formerly of Northwest Roanoke but is believed to have fled Virginia.
He now faces the possibility of three life terms.
Police have been looking for him since early May.
Kip Lamont Walker was arrested yesterday in Lexington for theTowers Mall murder.
20-year-old Ronald Steven Clark of Blue Ridge was shot on April 19th in the mall parking lot.
Walker is being held without bond in the Roanoke City jail.
Police suspect a missing Smyth County teenager may be with someone she met over the Internet.
16- year old Chesney Marie Williams of Chilhowie was last seen early Saturday.
Police looking into her disappearance fear she may have met someone over the Internet because her computer was disassembled and the contents were erased.
Williams has cerebral palsy and is crippled on her right side.
Family members say she also suffers from occasional seizures.
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[SOT 16:33:58 conus]
[IN Q=I don't know ]
((CURTIS WILLIAMS/CHESNEY'S UNCLE; I DON'T KNOW IF SHE'S MET SOMEONE OVER THE INTERNET AND HAS MET THEM YOU KNOW OR WHAT, BUT THIS IS SOMEONE LEADING HER THIS IS NOT CHESNEY SHE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO THINK THAT FAST AND PHYSICALLY SHE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO BE AWAY THAT LONG.))
[SUPER=01-Curtis Williams/Chesney's Uncle;]
[OUT Q=that long.]
Williams does NOT have a driver's license-- but the family's green cavalier is missing.
The license tag is Y-S-H 5-0-5-8.
Anyone with information is asked to call Virginia State police or the Chilhowie Police Department.
The fate of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel depends on which portrait of him jurors believe.
Deliberations at Skakel's murder trial begin today.
Skakel is accused of beating Martha Moxley to death with a golf club in 1975, when they were both 15.
At the time they were neighbors in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Prosecutors say Skakel bragged about getting away with the murder.
Defense attorneys say he was a troubled teen, but not a murderer.
An annual event involving highway safety takes on new significance this year in the wake of September eleventh.
Last night-- Operation Roadcheck kicked off in Virginia and state police say they'll be scrutinizing tractor trailers more this year than ever.
It's all part of a nationwide program where state police and other agencies team up to inspect as many commercial vehicles as possible.
Last night, troopers began random inspections at the Troutville scales on Interstate 81.
The troopers are checking the driver's credentials...
They're also closely inspecting the rigs-- which can take as long as 30- minutes for each one.
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[IN Q=These troopers]
((TERRY KNOWLTON/STATE POLICE; THESE TROOPERS HAVE TO GO THROUGH EXTENSIVE TRAINING, MOTOR CARRIER TRAINING, AND GET RE-CERTIFIED EVERY YEAR, A VERY SPECIALIZED FIELD.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Knowlton/Virginia State Police;]
[OUT Q=SPECIALIZED FIELD.]
This is a three day event.
Today troopers will be joined by the Department of Motor Vehicles and members of the drug interdiction team.
It was a celebration fit for a queen...
British royalty met rock and roll royalty in London, where the country is celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 50 years on the throne.
Drew Levinson has more.
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[SUPER=03-London, England; :00]
[SUPER=01-Juliette Cameron/Spectator; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:23]
[OUT Q=CBS News London]
((58For the British--when it comes to their Queen-it's never too
early to get ready for a royal visit.
Thousands started lining up in the early morning for the queen's
ceremonial procession from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul's Cathedral,
part of the grand finale for the Monarch's Golden Jubilee-50 years on
(POSSIBLE SOTS FROM PEOPLE WAITING)
(NATSOUND MUSIC GOD SAVE THE QUEEN)
15:23:20Last night Queen Elizabeth and her family watched the Kings and
Queens of Rock and Roll jam on the Buckingham Palace lawn.
It was a who's who of pop music.
From legends like Eric Clapton
to Rod Stewart
(natsound Rod Stewart)
to Aretha Franklin
From teen idol Ricky Martin to Mis-Teeq.
And of Course Sir Paul McCartney-singing the theme song of this
jubilee-the Beatles, "All You Need Is Love."
(NATSOUND ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE)
(NATSOUND SELLING SOUVINIERS)
15:23:49 For days England has been one big party-full of street
festivals and parades.
(SOT JULIETTE CAMERON/SPECTATOR )
"I THINK IT IS GOOD THAT THEY ARE DOING ALL THIS STUFF FOR HER, YOU CAN
THAT THE PEOPLE REALLY CARE FOR HER BECAUSE OF ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE
(STANDUP CLOSE: TBD,Drew Levinson, CBS News, London).))
In business news, Several airlines are once again giving up on a plan to raise leisure fares.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]
((THE THIRD TIME WAS NOT A CHARM FOR THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY. American
Continental and Delta HAVE SCRAPPED the third attempt since mid-April
raise leisure fares. ONCE AGAIN, RIVAL AIRLINES REFUSED TO FULLY MATCH
A SOUR START, TO THE MONTH OF JUNE ON WALL STREET... TECH STOCKS LED
THE DOW TANKED 215 POINTS OR 2 PERCENT
WHILE THE NASDAQ SLID 53 POINTS OR MORE THAN 3 PERCENT.
SHARES OF THE ENERGY TRADER EL PASO DIVED AFTER THE COMPANY'S TREASURER
COMMITTED SUICIDE OVER THE WEEKEND. EL PASO IS THE SECOND FINANCIALLY
TROUBLED TEXAS ENERGY COMPANY TO STRUGGLE WITH AN APPARENT SUICIDE. IN
JANUARY, A FORMER ENRON VICE CHAIRMAN TOOK HIS OWN LIFE.
SHARES OF Williams Co. slid more than 20 percent Monday after a news
hinted that the energy merchant purposely inflated natural gas prices in
California during that state's energy crisis.
GENERAL MOTORS IS CRANKING IT UP. G-M RAISED IS SECOND QTR AND FULL
EARNINGS TARGETS, EVEN THOUGH MAY SALES SLIPPED 12 PERCENT. SALES AT
ALSO FELL ABOUT 12 PERCENT AS BOTH AUTOMAKERS STOPPED OFFERING NO
LOANS AND LOST BUSINESS TO TOYOTA. SALES AT CHRYSLER DROVE UP 4.4
TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ...))
(tape tosses to stocks)
Lynchburg investigators want to talk to the person they believe was inside a funeral home when it caught fire early Saturday morning.
The blaze at the Franklin Funeral Home on Fifth Street was reported just before four a-m Saturday.
Authorities say it started on the second floor and heavily damaged the building before firefighters brought it under control.
Fire marshal John Jennings says they have information someone was in the building in the hours before the fire was reported.
Jennings say there were "no" natural sources of ignition where the fire started.
Anyone with information should call the Lynchburg police.
A highway construction worker was trapped in his overturned water truck for nearly two hours yesterday afternoon.
The accident occurred just after four at the site where crews are building the Madison Heights bypass by the James River.
Authorities say the driver was hauling water up a dirt road when the vehicle apparently gave out.
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[IN Q=The only thing I...]
((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: THE ONLY THING I UNDERSTAND IS THAT HE WAS PULLING A TANK OF WATER UP THAT HILL AND THE TRUCK STALLED ON HIM AND IT HEADED BACKWARDS AND HE LOST CONTROL OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff]
[OUT Q= lost control of it. ]
The truck flipped at least once and landed upside down, pinning the driver in the cab.
He was conscious during the entire 90-plus minutes rescue crews spent freeing him from the vehicle.
He was flown to the Lynchburg General Hospital. There's no word on his condition.
Students at Virginia Tech will see some changes in their academic colleges....
Yesterday, the Board the Visitors approved a major restructuring plan.
Some changes will happen immediately while others will take place over the next year.
One major step is breaking The College of Arts and Sciences into two colleges.
Tech is also adopting a plan for groups of colleges to work in a consortium.
It means they will share things to become more efficient.
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[IN Q=how do]
((JOE MEROLA/RESTRUCTURING SR. ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOW; HOW DO WE WORK WITH THE CONSORTIUM HOW DO YOU WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF COMMONALTIES TO SHARE GRADUATE PROGRAMS TO SHARE UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING TO SHARE PERHAPS SOME RECRUITING EFFORTS TO SHARE FACILITIES A LOT OF THESE DIFFERENT COLLEGE HAVE A LOT OF THE SAME NEEDS FOR SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT PURCHASES.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Merola/Senior Administrative Fellow;]
[OUT Q=equipment purchases.]
Merola says sharing has the ability to save money but that the restructuring plan is NOT a result of this year's budget cuts.
He says the plan has been in the works since last fall... that it's to increase efficiency and help Tech reach its goal of becoming a Top 30 research institution.
But the Board of Visitors did address the budget yesterday... it approved the numbers... which include about 24-million dollars in required cuts.
The American Red Cross is dealing with a severe drop in blood donation.
A spokesman says Memorial Day holiday travel is partly to blame.
If donations do not pick up, the Red Cross will issue a Blood Supply Emergency Warning.
[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
For more information on upcoming blood drives, you can call 1-800- GIVE-LIFE.
(Marya tosses to bump)
Lawmakers meet today in a soundproof room at the Capitol to begin an investigation into what the intelligence community knew before September 11th.
The C-I-A is defending itself from criticism that it knew the identities of two hijackers but did not share the information.
A C-I-A official says his agency told the F-B-I two year ago about the two men.
Egypt's president says his country warned the U-S of an al-Qaida threat a week before the attacks.
Roanoke officials are praying for rain, and preparing for mandatory water conservation that could be required in the next few weeks.
Yesterday, the level of the city's main reservoir was 24-point- one feet below the spillway.
Mandatory restrictions will take effect when the level reaches 26 feet, but city manager Darlene Burcham says the city continues to stress voluntary conservation.
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[IN Q=We've just all got to be]
((DARLENE BURCHAM: WE'VE JUST ALL GOT TO BE BETTER CONSERVATORS OF WATER, AND HAVING VISITED THE WEST COAST, THE THINGS WE ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO DO ARE VERY MILD IN COMPARISON TO WHAT THEY LIVE WITH YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT. AND WHILE WE HAVE SIGNIFICANT CONDITIONS HERE, THEY'RE NOT NEAR AS BAD AS SOME OF THE STATES NORTH OF US ON THE EAST COAST.))
[OUT Q=north of us on the east coast.]
Work on the new Crystal Spring Water Plant is slightly ahead of schedule, but it won't be completed soon enough to help with the current deficit.
The city is also moving forward with plans to drill new wells.
In business news this morning, Intel kicks of it largest adverstising campaign today...
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]
(( GOOD MORNING THIS TUESDAY THE 4TH OF JUNE.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
IT KEEPS GOING AND GOING - BUT NOT THE WAY SOME AIRLINES WANT IT
FOR THE THIRD TIME IN JUST TWO MONTHS, THE 20 DOLLAR INCREASE IN
ROUND-TRIP LEISURE FARES HAS FAILED TO STICK.
CONTINENTAL HAD INITIATED THE HIKE LAST WEEK, BUT REVERSED
COURSED WHEN SOME RIVALS, LIKE NORTHWEST, DIDN'T GO ALONG.
AMERICAN, DELTA, AND FRONTIER HAD MATCHED - BUT THEY HAVE ALSO
THIS IS GOOD NEWS FOR CONSUMERS - BUT NOT FOR THE AIRLINES.
SOME OF THEM SAY THE INCREASE COULD HAVE HELPED THEM BOOST
REVENUE AS PROFITS CONTINUE TO SUFFER.
TODAY INTEL KICKS OFF ITS LARGEST-EVER ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN.
THE COMPANY WHICH INVENTED THE MICROPROCESSOR IS SEEKING TO BUILD
ON ITS BRAND AWARENESS
THE ADS WILL RUN FOR UP TO "THREE YEARS"!
AND COST TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
THEY'LL POSE QUESTIONS SUCH AS, "'CAN A COMPANY THAT DOESN'T MAKE
COMPUTERS CHANGE THE COURSE OF COMPUTING HISTORY?' THE ANSWER IS
THE MOST VALUABLE BRAND LAST YEAR WAS COCA-COLA, FOLLOWED BY
MICROSOFT, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES, GENERAL ELECTRIC AND
LOOK FOR A GREAT DEAL ON PHONE CALLS THIS SUMMER?
NO NEED TO DIAL A 10-10 NUMBER ... JUST STAY AT A WYNDHAM HOTEL.
THE CHAIN IS ELIMINATING PHONE CHARGES FOR ITS BEST BUSINESS
THAT MEANS YOU WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE A CALL ANYWHERE IN THE LOWER
48 WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT.
FAX, COPIES, AND NET SURFING ARE ALSO FREE.
AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
An outside law firm has been appointed to represent the man charged with killing a Pittsylvania County deputy last month.
Yesterday, 23-year old Roy Inge Junior made his second court appearance to tell a judge he had no money to hire his own attorney.
Inge is accused of shooting to death Deputy Frankie Betterton during a traffic stop May 17th.
Court officials say the firm of Claytor & Dorsey will handle Inge's case.
He remains held without bond until his preliminary hearing next month.
A Roanoke woman has been charged with the murder of her elderly mother.
82-year-old Edna Dooley was found dead last month in her home in Northeast Roanoke.
Police say she died from blunt force trauma.
Her 47-year-old daughter, Cindy Countess, has been charged in her death.
Countess was living with her mother at the time.
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[IN Q=I'M NOT AT LIBERTY REALLY]
((ALICE EKIRCH/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: I'M NOT AT LIBERTY REALLY TO DISCUSS ANY OF THE FACTS IN THIS CASE BUT IT'S SAFE TO SAY THAT IT WILL BE A COMPLICATED INTERFAMILY SITUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Alice Ekirch/Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney]
[OUT Q=COMPLICATED INTERFAMILY SITUATION.]
Countess turned herself in to Roanoke police shortly before 6:00 yesterday evening.
She was released on her own recognizance and is awaiting trial.
A former night watchman at a teen crisis center will be tried next month on charges of having sex with troubled girls.
[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Jimmy Jones is now facing 20 felonies and three misdemeanors.
The charges include four counts of taking indecent liberties with minors and four counts of abuse and neglect.
The incidents allegedly occurred at the Sanctuary Crisis Intervention Center, between March 31st and April 8th.