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An accident on Interstate 81 yesterday killed a Tennessee couple and their 4-year old granddaughter.
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Authorities say Leroy and Sharon Luttenberger, along with 4-year-old Amanda Mellon, ran off the southbound lane near the Cloverdale Exit.
The car nose dived onto the railroad tracks below and flipped over.
The victims were all residents of Knoxville, Tennessee.
State Police say Leroy Luttenberger was driving the car at the time of the accident.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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A bust by the Immigration and Naturalization service led to the arrests of about 30 illegal aliens working in the Carroll County area.
The workers were arrested following a lengthy investigation initiated by Galax City manager Dan Campbell.
As Teresa Hamilton reports-- Campbell says he was concerned about a possible connection between illegal immigrants and crime.
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Galax City Manager Dan Campbell says he doesn't want people to get the wrong impression.
He says foreign residents are welcome, as long as they're here legally. [TAKE BITE]
INS officials it has taken two years to address Campbell's concerns because they wanted to make sure they were on sound legal footing.
They describe their investigation as two prong.
First: they were searching for about 20 illegal aliens wanted on various criminal charges.
So far-- only two were located but during the search they also arrested about 25 men for not having proper green cards.
INS officials are also in town to audit the employment records of several local businesses to see if officials are hiring workers in a legal fashion.
When they arrived at Webb Furniture 106 employees did NOT show up.
While 46 workers failed to show up at Burruss Lumber-- which is now known as Dixon Lumber.
Some residents and local business owners are critical of the operation.
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((HAZEL KYLE:THEY HAVE COME IN HERE, THEY'RE TAKING THESE PEOPLE FOR NO REASON, THEY ARE HUMAN BEINGS, I MEAN, THEY COME IN HERE MAKE AN HONEST DAYS WORKS , THEY WORK FOR THESE PEOPLE DOWN HERE, WHO LOAD THEM UP AND TAKE THEM AWAY. )) [RUNS:00]
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Two other businesses were also audited-- with another 50- workers failing to show up for work. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Galax.))

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The judge who awarded custody to Sharon Alley is being defended by social services officials and the prosecutor in Henry County.
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Sharon Alley had lost custody of her infant daughter and older son after she was accused of cracking the baby's skull last fall.
But Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Susan Deatherage returned the children to Alley a couple of months ago.


Last Sunday on Mother's Day, the baby was stabbed to death, and Alley is charged with the slaying.
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A worker with "Prevent Child Abuse in Virginia" says Deatherage made a bad call.
But prosecutor Bob Bushnell says the judge must have seen evidence that returning the child would be safe.


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Taking a look at your Thursday forecast... Beautiful weather returns to the area. Skies will be mostly sunny, with temperatures rising all the way into the low-80's. Clear skies stick around tonight, but temperatures will drop off into the upper-40's. Looking ahead at the extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 5/15/98
Friday:

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[SUPER=130-2/Jerrontay Woody/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-17/Nicholas Altice/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-30/Lois Boyd/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-27/Jimmy Crigger/Rich Creek]



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[SUPER=130-24/Michael Crigger/Rich Creek]


No Pictures:


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[SUPER=131-/Emma Thompson/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Randy Winn/Fort Mountain]


Anniversary:
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Agents with Immigration and Naturalization are on the lookout for illegal aliens working in the Carroll County area.

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Some 30 illegal immigrants were taken into custoday yesterday following a two year investigation.
Galax officials feared there was a link between the illegal aliens and crime.
I-N-S officials were searching for about 20 illegal immigrants wanted on various criminal charges.
So far only two were located, about 25 men were arrested for not having proper green cards.
Some residents and local business owners are critical of the operation.
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((HAZEL KYLE:THEY HAVE COME IN HERE, THEY'RE TAKING THESE PEOPLE FOR NO REASON, THEY ARE HUMAN BEINGS, I MEAN, THEY COME IN HERE MAKE AN HONEST DAYS WORKS , THEY WORK FOR THESE PEOPLE DOWN HERE, WHO LOAD THEM UP AND TAKE THEM AWAY. ))
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INS officials are also in town to audit the employment records of several local businesses to make sure officials are hiring workers in a legal fashion.
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A one vehicle accident in Botertourt County has taken the lives of a Tennessee couple and their young grandaughter.

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Authorities say Leroy and Sharon Luttenberger, along with 4-year-old Amanda Mellon, ran off the southbound lane of Interstate 81 near the Cloverdale Exit.
The car nose dived onto the railroad tracks below and flipped over.
The victims were all residents of Knoxville, Tennessee.
State Police say Leroy Luttenberger was driving the car at the time of the accident.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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A Lynchburg man awaiting over 2 years of jail time in a drug conspiracy case has been sentenced to another 57 months behind bars.
James Stephen Vames was convicted of selling cocaine while on bond.
A federal judge yesterday ordered Vames to serve his two terms consecutively.
Prosecutors say Vames admitted using drugs again because it was his last chance to party before heading to jail.




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A North Carolina woman has admitted to defrauding a Martinsville bank of more than 630-thousand dollars.
Linda Sechrest pleaded guilty yesterday in Roanoke's federal court.
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She admitted to a check kiting scheme against Piedmont Trust Bank, from late 1996 to March of last year.
In court documents, Sechrest said the fraud started soon after the retail furniture business she and her husband started, ran into cash flow problems.
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Prosecutors say Piedmont Trust Bank has recovered about 40-thousand dollars.
Sechrest will be sentenced in July; she faces up to 30 years in prison, and a million dollar fine.

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A federal judge in Roanoke is putting the brakes on a possible strike by railroad unions in connection with the impending approval of the proposed Conrail merger.
The U-S Surface Transportation Board is expected to rule June 8th on the plan by Norfolk Southern and C-S-X to buy and carve up Conrail.
Judge James Turk ruled yesterday that rail unions cannot strike for a year.
The ruling is intended to stop the unions from trying to block the Conrail takeover if they don't like some of the terms imposed by federal regulators.

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Taking a break from the news to check the Thursday forecast--
Turning mostly sunny and warmer today.
Highs around 80.
Clear skies tonight, with light winds.
Lows around 50.
The four day forecast is calling for the sunshine to last into the weekend...
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A car accident in Botetourt county claimed the lives of a Tennessee couple and their young grand-daughter.
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Authorities say Leroy and Sharon Luttenberger, along with 4-year-old Amanda Mellon, ran off the southbound lane of Interstate 81 near the Cloverdale Exit.
The car nose dived onto the railroad tracks below and flipped over.
The victims were all residents of Knoxville, Tennessee.
State Police say Leroy Luttenberger was driving the car at the time of the accident.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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A lengthy investigation has netted dozens of arrests of illegal aliens in the Carroll County area.
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Some 30 illegal immigrants were taken into custoday yesterday following a two year investigation.
Galax officials feared there was a link between the illegal aliens and crime.
I-N-S officials were searching for about 20 illegal immigrants wanted on various criminal charges.
So far only two were located, about 25 men were arrested for not having proper green cards.
Some residents and local business owners are critical of the operation.
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INS officials are also in town to audit the employment records of several local businesses to see if officials are hiring workers in a legal fashion.
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A Henry County prosecutor and social services agents are defending a judge's decision that allowed Sharon Alley to keep her children.
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Alley had lost custody of her infant daughter and older son after she was accused of cracking the baby's skull last fall.
But Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Susan Deatherage returned the children to Alley a couple of months ago.


Last Sunday on Mother's Day, the baby was stabbed to death, and Alley is charged with the slaying.
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A worker with "Prevent Child Abuse in Virginia" says Deatherage made a bad call.
But prosecutor Bob Bushnell says the judge must have seen evidence that returning the child would be safe.


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Governor Gilmore has spent about a third of the year in office-- now a report outlines what he's done so far for the Commonwealth.
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In the report, Gilmore details his accomplishments beyond a car tax cut.
He's taking credit for: 31- thousand new jobs in the state, a ban on partial birth abortions, 600 new teachers toward a promised four thousand, and a plan to more closely monitor managed health care plans.
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Officials in Franklin county are hoping to boost tourism by enhancing the area's image.
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They hope scenic roads will attract travellers.
County leaders want state maps to mark Routes 6-0-2, 6-23, 6-40, 7-48 and 40 as especially scenic.
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((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: I THINK WE CAN SEE SOME OLD RURAL HOUSES. I STILL THINK WE CAN SEE SOME BARNS, SOME OUT-BUILDINGS, BUT YET WE CAN SEE LITTLE MODERN CONVENIENCE STORES AT THE CROSSROADS WHERE PEOPLE STILL GATHER.))
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The roads loop past farms, through villages -- where business owners hope tourists will stop and shop.
And for those who want to build on these rolling hills, there are no zoning laws.
But the locals might welcome a country store more than a factory.
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((TIM KRAWCZEL/PLANNING DIRECTOR: THIS IS AN AREA WHERE IT'S QUIET AND PEOPLE KNOW EACH OTHER AND FEEL LIKE IT'S THEIR COMMUNITY AND THEY CAN PRETTY MUCH JUST THROUGH WORD OF MOUTH AND THE WAY PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT THINGS, THEY HAVE CONTROL OVER WHAT HAPPENS IN THEIR COMMUNITY.))
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Ultimately the Commonwealth Transportation Board decides whether to designate these roads as Virginia Byways.
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Before we wrap up this morning, here's one more check of your forecast.
Mostly sunny and pleasant today, with highs near 80.
Clear overnight, with lows around 50.
And the extended outlook remains sunny and warm...
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