Six weeks after a murder- new measures are in place to keep motorists safe
at this rest stop.
Remember this shootout caught on tape- Tonight the suspects are in custody.
Plus they were a picture perfect Hollywood couple- Now they're breaking
News 7 is next.
It was just last month a man was murdered at the Ironto rest stop off I-81.
Tonight new safety measures are going into effect at the rest stop. We'll
tell you what's being done.
Remember this shootout caught on tape in Ohio? Tonight the two suspects are
The Southern Baptist Convention will decide this week whether to Boycott
Disney parks and films-
It was a star studded engagement. Now it's over. Brad Pitt and Gwenyth
Paltrow are calling off their wedding and calling it quits.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
Storms have knocked out power for much of Danville and Pittsylvania County
at this hour.
Electric service officials say power should be restored by two or three in
All phone lines, including 911, were down for at least an hour tonight after
an electrical storm.
IN Q=Our 911 center
((IN OUR 911 CENTER... SAME PROBLEM))
SUPER=01-Doug Young/Emergency Services;
OUT Q=same problem
All police radio traffic was banned unless it was an emergency.
Bell-Atlantic officials say most residential phone service has been
Two murders and seventeen armed robberies in 16 months.
That's been the toll at Virginia rest stops.
Almost three quarters of a million dollars in security guards, remote
cameras, and overtime for troopers is the financial cost for taxpayers.
IN Q=Other states
((COL. WAYNE HUGGINS/VA. STATE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT: OTHER STATES ARE
EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS, AND FROM THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE OBTAINED, I DON'T
THINK THAT ANYBODY IS BEING AS PROACTIVE IN TERMS OF TRYING TO ADDRESS THIS
PROBLEM AS VIRGINIA IS.))
SUPER=01-Col. Wayne Huggins/Va. State Police Superintendent;
OUT Q=Virginia is.
Only six of the state's 41 interstate rest stops have the new private
Colonel Huggins says some "covert strategies" are also planned.
Law enforcement agents say I-95 in eastern Virginia has the most crime of
any interstate in Virginia,
But locally they're also focusing crime prevention on one particular rest
Andrew Freiden has more.
IN Q=last month's
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson; :08
SUPER=01-Steve Fijalkowski/Va. State Police; :33
SUPER=01-Don Needham/Trucker; :53
OUT Q=af News 7.
(( Last month's shooting death at the Ironto rest stop on I-81 has made
security a priority for transportation officials.
IN Q=one of them
((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESMAN: ONE OF THEM IS IRONTO. THERE WILL BE A
UNARMED SECURITY GUARD THERE 24 HOURS A DAY, AS A DETERRENT TO CRIME. WE THINK
THE PRESENCE OF THIS GUARD WILL DIMINISH ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY. ))
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesman;
OUT Q= serious activity.
The security guard here has been on duty for several weeks.
And some tourists say the unarmed guard makes them feel safer--
State Police Trooper Steve Fijalkowski says overall, rest stops are
((STEVE FIJALKOWSKI/STATE POLICE: REST AREAS HAVE GOTTEN SOME ATTENTION, BUT
ACTUALLY FOR THE NUMBER OF VISITORS THAT THE REST AREAS GET COMPARED TO THE
NUMBER OF ACTUAL INCIDENTS THAT OCCUR, IS REALLY GOT QUITE A GOOD RECORD. ))
One trucker says Ironto's rest stop is one of the safest around.
It's at the more rural rest stops where he feels more vulnerable to robbery
((DON NEEDHAM/TRUCKER: MAKES ME FEEL A LITTLE BIT BETTER. BUT THERE'S CERTAIN
AREAS ELSEWHERE IN OTHER STATES OR IN OTHER LOCATIONS THAT NEED IT A LOT MORE.
SOME OF THEM, NOT MUCH AROUND... THEY'RE REAL EXCLUDED FROM EVERYTHING.))
State Troopers hope to cut down on crime by making themselves more visible.
They've posted "State Police Parking Only" signs, and they are making more
frequent checks of rest stops.
But they maintain the best way to stay safe on the road is to be aware of
Andrew Freiden, News 7.
Police say they've located several possible suspects after a burglary
attempt and shooting in Henry County yesterday.
But they're waiting for more evidence before making an arrest.
State troopers will only release the suspect's first name ... MIKE.
But they say more than one person may have been involved in the robbery
Les Hussey came home yesterday to find two masked and armed men in his
When one of the would-be burglars fired at him, Hussey shot back.
IN Q=These people
((THESE PEOPLE THAT BREAK IN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY. SOMEBODY'S GOT TO STOP
THEM. UNFORTUNATELY THERE'S NOT ENOUGH POLICE AUTHORITY TO DO THAT ALL THE
TIME. I'M NOT THE TYPE TO WANT TO HURT ANYBODY BUT I'M VERY THANKFUL I DIDN'T
LOSE ANYTHING THIS TIME.))
Out Q= anything this time
Hussey wounded one alleged intruder, Randall Lee Gilbert, in the chest.
The other man fled.
Yesterday, police found a 1992 Ford Festiva abandoned in the woods nearby.
They say clues from the car are helping lead to the suspect.
The nationwide manhunt for two brothers is over.
The men were wanted for a shootout with Ohio police-
As Jim Stewart reports, tonight they're in custody.
SUPER=01-Bob Wilburn/Suspect's Father-in-law; 1:10
OUT Q=standard outcue."
((It was this confrontation in Ohio last February that propelled the
brothers to the top ranks of the most wanted.... and for months now lawmen
have worried the manhunt would end with the same sort of wild shootout.
Today, however... both Chevie and Cheyne Kehoe are in custody without
Older brother Chevie surrendered without a fight when he was surprised by ATF
agents at a feed store in Cedar City Utah this afternoon.
...while this amateur video camera caught Cheyne turning himself in to a
Washington state sheriff late yesterday and later reading a statement
blaming his actions on abuse by federal lawmen. Retired minister Ray Barker,
who helped arrange the surrender, guessed that the brothers were just tired of
RAY BARKER/RETIRED MINISTER: I DIDN'T ASK MANY QUESTIONS BUT I GOT THE IDEA
THAT THEY HAVE BEEN TOGETHER ALL THIS TIME.
Shortly after the brothers fled the initial confrontation.... Chevie Kehoe
was cornered and shot his way out again. Authorities later recovered a small
arsenal from their abandoned truck including thousands of rounds of ammo, U.S.
Marshal badges, sniper rifles and body bags. Authorities believe the brothers
were followers of the far right militias and white separatists.
Today Bob Wilburn, Cheyne Kehoe's father-in-law, said the brothers had
BOB WILBURN/FATHER IN LAW: ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED TO
SEE THE ENTIRE VIDEO UNCUT AND UNDOCTORED AND THEY WILL SEE AN ENTIRELY
Jim Stewart CBS News))
5 months before trial- Prosecutors reveal more evidence against suspected
Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski.
These photos may link Kaczynski to the crimes.
One is a piece of a bomb- the pivot switch... found at Kaczynski's Montana
That piece is compared with three other fragments found at the scene of
((PAUL RAGONESE/BOMB EXPERT: BOMBERS HAVE THEIR OWN SIGNATURE. IF YOU LOOK AT
ONE PICTURE YOU NOTICE THESE ARE IN CAST FROM A PIPEBOMB AND HE'S DRILLED HOLES
IN THE ENDS SO HE CAN STICK HIS WIRES IN.))
SUPER=01-Paul Ragonese/Bomb Expert;
OUT Q=stick his wires in."
One attorney says it doesn't take an expert to see how incriminating the
evidence is going to be.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come, a Pulaski County deputy is accused of grand larceny,
and it was 25 years today that a break in at a Washington Hotel changed the
face of the American presidency.
When we return, we'll hear from a local man who had a key role in the
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If you showed up at Crenshaw Electronics and Appliances today to do some
shopping, you were out of luck.
For the second straight day Crenshaw's Roanoke and Lynchburg locations have
Yesterday a major lender visited the Roanoke store and began repossessing
more than 100-thousand-dollars of merchandise.
It says its doing this to recover at least a portion of an overdue debt.
The North Carolina chain says it's trying to settle the dispute with the
Once things get resolved, its Virginia stores will reopen.
Until then, customers and employees must wait.
SOT 11:18:07 crenshaw 6/17 tape
IN Q=I was
((LARRY STULTZ/CRENSHAW CUSTOMER: I WAS COMING BY TO CHECK AND I HEARD ABOUT
YESTERDAY BUT I WAS COMING BY TO CHECK ON MY ACCOUNT TODAY TO TALK WITH THEM.
A little frustrating that they're not here? STULTZ: YES, VERY MUCH SO. ))
SUPER=01-Larry Stultz/Crenshaw Customer;
OUT Q=much so.
Crenshaw says reports on this station last summer played a factor in its
Those stories dealt with service warranties issued by Crenshaw's
At first Crenshaw honored the warranties.
It eventually stopped, saying it was under no legal obligation to do so.
A Pulaski County Deputy is accused of stealing from a Fairlawn department
State police say a charge of grand larceny is pending against Deputy Terry
He's accused of stealing a 290-dollar swimming pool from the Fairlawn
K-Mart, last week.
Smith was off duty at the time of the alleged incident.
Sheriff Ralph Dobbins says Smith has been suspended pending the outcome of
the state police investigation.
Danville City Council says it WILL build a high speed expressway around
Council members are just not sure whether it'll be the proposed Old 97
Danville City Council passed a resolution tonight to solve the traffic
problem on Franklin Turnpike.
On a five-to two vote, Council authorized the building of a high-speed
expressway looping around Franklin Turnpike.
It'll connect northern Danville to Central Boulevard.
Franklin turnpike will also be widened to four lanes.
Meanwhile, Council nixed the idea of a cul-de-sac to stop traffic at the
Opposing council members called the resolution weak and said it would cause
problems as traffic on the Turnpike merges from five lanes in the county to
only four in the city.
Lynchburg hopes a quarter million dollars in federal grant money will get
its Amtrak train station project underway.
The city wants to buy the 85-year old station on Kemper Street, then use
local and federal funds to renovate the dilapidated building.
It's all part of a bigger plan to bring new economic development to that
IN Q=We need to
((ED BARKSDALE/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WE NEED TO REVITALIZE THAT TRAIN
STATION AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO PULL IN THE BUS COMPANY
LIKE THE GREYHOUND BUS STATION, WOULD BE VERY NICE TO CENTRALIZE THE WHOLE
THING AND PUT IT MORE IN PERSPECTIVE WITH THE REST OF THE CITY.))
SUPER=01-Ed Barksdale/Lynchburg Councilman;
OUT Q=rest of the city.
City leaders say they hope Congress will re-authorize Amtrak later this
The Amtrak passenger train passes through Lynchburg just twice a day.
One Roanoker who played a role in the Watergate hearings 25 years ago, says
the investigation of the scandal left a positive legacy.
Sam Garrison was the chief Republican lawyer for the impeachment inquiry of
the House Judiciary Committee.
Now a Democrat, Garrison says the most important legacy of Watergate is the
message that no one is above the law.
IN Q=For the most past
((SAM GARRISON/FORMER JUDICIARY COMM. LAWYER: REGARDLESS OF WHICH PARTY IS IN
POWER OR WHO THE PRESIDENT IS, THAT INCLUDES THE CURRENT PRESIDENT AS WELL AS
PRESIDENT NIXON OR ANY OTHER, THAT WE TRY THROUGH OUR LEGAL SYSTEM TO MAKE
CLEAR TO ONE AND ALL THAT THE PRESIDENT IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW.))
SUPER=01-Sam Garrison/Former Judicary Comm. Lawyer;
OUT Q=is not above the law.
While Watergate continues to stir debate, Garrison says he believes the
scandal deserved the attention it received from congress, the news media, and
Coming up a little later in our newscast, love is the pitts for one
Hollywood couple as they decide to call it quits,
and we'll tell you why this woman is making a mad dash for cash.
A Richmond hotel manager with museum experience is the new executive
director of Virginia's Explore Park.
Roger Ellmore is a native of southwest Virginia.
He's currently employed as the General Manager of the Airport Sheraton in
He also has experience as the operations manager of the Valentine Riverside
He comes to Explore as the living history park prepares for the opening of
a new spur road from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
IN Q=I think this is a marvelous
((ROGER ELLMORE/NEW EXPLORE DIRECTOR: I THINK THIS IS A MARVELOUS OPPORTUNITY
FOR ME AS WELL AS I THINK THE PARK IS AT A GOOD POINT IN ITS DEVELOPMENT, WHERE
THINGS WILL REALLY TAKE OFF AND BE EXCITING OVER THE LONG HAUL.))
SUPER=01-Roger Ellmore/New Explore Director;
OUT Q=over the long haul.
Ellmore comes to Explore on July first.
The president of the largest protestant denomination is calling on his
followers to boycott Walt Disney's stores and theme parks.
Southern Baptist President Tom Elliff today condemned Disney's attitude
At issue is Disney's policy of allowing health benefits for partners of gay
employees, as well as so called Gay Days at its theme parks.
Some Baptists are also angry about the content of Disney films and
television shows including the Ellen DeGeneres coming out episode.
The resolution will come up for a vote this week.
It is not binding on the 40-thousand Southern Baptist churches or its 15
An Indiana woman made a mad dash for some cash today inside a bank vault.
But it was all on the up and up.
Diana Kelly won the chance to spend 99 and a half seconds inside a
bank-vault containing one million dollars.
She got to keep everything she could grab.
In just a little more than a minute and a-half, Kelly hauled in over
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The Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays tonight 8-to-7 thanks in part to Ryan
Klesko who rocketed this blast into the Sky Dome seats.
Greg Maddux gets the win to improve (-------------)
Orioles outfielder Eric Davis, who last Friday underwent surgery to remove
part of his colon, found out last night that the extracted mass is cancerous.
But the prognosis is pretty good.
Doctors believe the cancer was confined to the colon, and that they were able
to remove all of the tumor during surgery.
In fact he began eating solid foods yesterday, and should be released from
the hospital later this morning.
IN Q="I'd say he...
((DR. KEITH LILLEMOE/JOHNS HOPKINS SURGEON:))
SUPER=01-Dr. Keith Lillemoe/Johns Hopkins Surgeon; :00
OUT Q=...HIS PROGRESS."
Doctors say it is likely Davis will have to undergo some chemotherapy
The Orioles got the news of Eric's condition before they took the field last
night at Camden Yards to battle the Expos.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/Expos vs. Orioles;:00
And this one would be close.
How close you ask? Well, take a look at this play.
Brady Anderson hit a rope into right field.
Mike Bordick will turn on the jets and attempt to score on the play.
Here comes the collision at home.
Darrin Fletcher hangs on to the ball, Bordick is out, but the Orioles win it
5 to 4.
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Former Washington Redskins all-pro wide receiver Art Monk has always
preferred to be the silent type.
So it's not surprising that yesterday morning he quietly but officially
retired from the NFL.
IN Q="I've decided...
((ART MONK/RETIRES FROM THE NFL:))
SUPER=01-Art Monk/Retires From The NFL; :00
OUT Q=...THE NFL."
SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00
Monk, who is a future hall of famer, was a fixture with the Skins from 1980
But he left Washington under less than ideal conditions in 1993 and spent a
season with the Jets, and a year with the Eagles.
But yesterday he confirmed that Washington plans to re-sign him, so he can
officially retire as a member of the Redskins.
IN Q="I do see...
OUT Q=...WEEK OR SO."
The Roanoke Wrath, the valley's pro soccer team, returns to action this
Sunday afternoon at Victory stadium against Northern Virginia's Team America.
Tonight the Wrath held a light practice at the River's Edge sports complex in
But the team has to practice when it can. With all the team members holding
down other jobs time is at a premium.
((GRAYSON PRILLIMAN/WRATH PLAYER-COACH:))
SUPER=01-Grayson Prilliman/Wrath Player-Coach;:00
OUT Q=...AS WELL."
SUPER=04-1997 Season; :00
So far, the Wrath has been untouchable this season winning its first five
games, against some rather stiff competition.
IN Q="You can't complain...
OUT Q=...SO FAR."
The Wrath also has a series of local soccer camps and clinics planned for
this summer with the first one set for next week at the River's Edge.
The National Hockey League announced another expansion explosion today as it
picked up four new cities.
St. Paul, Atlanta, Columbus, Ohio, and Nashville, Tennessee are headed to the
And Nashville gets the first team because it already has an arena.
IN Q="The nashville....
((CRAIG LEIPOLD/NASHVILLE HOCKEY TEAM OWNER:))
SUPER=01-Craig Leipold/Nashville Hockey Team Owner; :00
OUT Q=....OCTOBER OF 1998.
WIPE TO ENG#
Still to come tonight, Steve Mason checks in from the Roanoke Valley Horse
we'll check in with Dennis Rodman as the Bulls' bad boy gets in the wrestling
ring with the NWO.
The Roanoke Valley Horse show wrapped up its second day of competition today
at the Salem Civic Center.
Steve Mason and photographer Scott Ayres give us a look at some of today's
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-June Camper/Horse Show Chairperson
SUPER=01-Don Stewart/Owner & Competitor; 1:01
OUT Q=....News 7 sports"
And finally, Dennis Rodman was back in the pro rasslin' ring Monday night
fighting with Hulk Hogan
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and the other members of the NWO, the New World Order.
Rodman got more than he wanted from the Giant and Lex Lugar early on.
But it was just a matter of time before evil prevailed as the NWO members
took matters into their own hands, and let Rodman throw a few elbow drops.
It looks like Brad Pitt will stay on the most eligable bachelor list.
He and Gwyneth Paltrow broke their engagement and announced they're going
their separate ways.
They were going to wed possibly sometime this month.
No one has said what caused Hollywood's hottest couple to call it quits,
or if they'll keep plans to shoot a movie together this fall.
Pitt is 32. Paltrow 24.
The two met while playing husband and wife in the blockbuster movie,