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[7E-Floyd-Crash]


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[TAPE#98-43 TC 13:13]
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Two men were hospitalized this morning after a private plane crashed in a residential area of Floyd County.
The student pilot, Robert Anderson, is listed in stable condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
His instructor, Barry Hyde, is listed in critical condition in the hospital's neurotrauma unit.
The two were travelling from North Carolina to Lewisburg, West Virginia when they crashed near Route 8.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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[7Henry-Search]


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Authorities have discovered the body of a man reported missing Sunday in Henry County.
Dive teams searched for 22-year-old Mark Anthony Turner much of the day yesterday. His body was recovered in a large pond in Spencer.
Turner was fishing with friends when they left to get bait and could not find him when they returned.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office says his death was an accident.

[7E-Sewage-Leak]


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Roanoke is working to stop raw sewage from flowing out of a manhole and into the Roanoke River.
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But thousands of gallons of waste have already escaped into this water.
Heavy rains and a flood of users caused the lines to overflow.
The city is building a 30 million dollar facility, and they've raised the manhole to hold more water.
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((IT WOULD BE ASSININE FOR ME TO SAY WE WILL NEVER HAVE ANOTHER SEWAGE OVERFLOW. THE APPROPRIATE THING TO SAY WOULD BE -- THIS WILL GREATLY IMPROVE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Kit Kiser/Utilities Director;]
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Health officials say it's not safe to swim in this river -- and fishing is not a good idea either.
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((YOU LOOK AT ALL THE STREETS, ALL THE PAVEMENT IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE, ALL THE PETS AND THE FECAL MATERIAL FROM THE PETS. THAT IS WASHED IN THE RIVER AT TIMES OF HEAVY RAINFALL. THAT DOES ADD SIGNIFICANTLY TO BACTERIA IN THE WATER.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Tabb/Health Department;]
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The same manhole overflowed at Easter too.
Officials say if heavy rain caused the sewer to overflow again, all they can do is wait for the rain to stop.

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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast..
Look for some afternoon storms to move through the area under partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will reach into the mid-80's. Tonight, variable clouds and light winds. Lows will drop into the low-60's.
The extended forecast calls for...

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 6/3/98
Wednesday:

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[SUPER=130-18/Lakevia Draper/Martinsville]



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[SUPER=130-2/Rachel Kimberlin/Clifton Forge]



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No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Opal Hanks/Fort Mountain]



[SUPER=131-/Lola Lee/Clifton Forge]


Anniversary:
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Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-3rd/Michael & Brenda Belcher/Callands]

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[45PLANE-CRASH]


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A pilot and his student are in the hosptial this morning after their plane went down yesterday in Floyd County.
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The twin engine plane just missed hitting two homes when it crashed near Route 8.
The two on board were traveling from North Carolina to Lewisburg, West Virginia.
A man cutting hay in a nearby hill witnessed the crash.
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(( JULIUS DICKERSON:HE FLEW OVER ME ABOUT, MIGHT HAVE BEEN APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS UP IN THE AIR, AND HE STARTED TO TURN AND HE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS COASTING AND HE STARTED TO COAST AND I THINK HE MUST HAVE CONTEMPLATED TRYING TO LAND IN MY HAYFIELDS AND HE WAS TOO HIGH FOR THAT. ))
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State police say the student pilot indicated he was experiencing engine trouble.
The instructor, Barry Hyde, is listed in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The student pilot is Robert Edward Anderson and he's listed in stable condition.
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[45E-Long]


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A Botetourt County woman is spending time behind bars following a drunken driving accident.
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Four children were in the back of Patricia Long's car when she drove drunk and crashed.
Her blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.
A judge revoked Long's license and gave her a 30 day SUSPENDED jail sentence.
But she WILL serve three months of a three year jail sentence for endangering children.
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[45E-Traynham]


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There were six guilty pleas stemming from drug charges in a Halifax County courtroom yesterday.
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Kenneth Traynham, in the blue T-shirt, pleaded guilty to drug charges yesterday in federal court.
He is said to have been the ring leader in a major crack cocaine operation in Halifax County.
Five other people pleaded guilty to various charges including conspiracy and drug distribution.
These convictions come after a year-long investigation involving undercover drug agents.
Several of these defendants could receive life in prison when they are sentenced in August.
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[45E-Public-Works]


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Authorities say flood waste from 1985 may account for drums found at the Roanoke City Public Works Service Center.

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The city has now completed a four-day dig that uncovered more than one thousand drums at the site.
All but 16 of the containers were empty, and the city's environmental consultant says they may have been buried there following the severe flooding in November, 1985.
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((BREN HUGGINS/ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT: A LARGE NUMBER OF THEM WERE OF VARIOUS SIZES, SHAPES, CONFIGURATIONS SUGGESTING MORE RANDOM SOURCES, WHICH WE THINK WOULD BE INDICATIVE OF THE TYPES OF DRUMS YOU WOULD PULL OUT OF A FLOOD CONDITION.))
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The city must now determine if there was any soil or ground water contamination, but Huggins says he doesn't anticipate any widespread problems.

[45E-Roanoke-Council]


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The Roanoke Star is not likely to shine red in the future.
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The Mill Mountain Star has burned red following fatal traffic accidents that involved the use of drugs or alcohol.
But the Mill Mountain Advisory Committee has encouraged the city to discontinue the practice.
And yesterday, council agreed.
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Committee members say the star is a unifying regional symbol that shouldn't be used to support any individual message.

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Taking a break from the news now to check weather--
Partly cloudy, with scattered thunderstorms.
Highs in the mid 80s.
Variably cloudy skies tonight, with low to mid 60s.
The four day forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies for much of the week.
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Federal aviation officials will be in Floyd County to investigate yesterday's plane crash.
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The twin engine plane just missed hitting two homes when it crashed near Route 8.
Two people were aboard the plane, a student pilot and an instructor.
Both are hospitalized this morning.
A man cutting hay in a nearby hill witnessed the crash.
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(( JULIUS DICKERSON:HE FLEW OVER ME ABOUT, MIGHT HAVE BEEN APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS UP IN THE AIR, AND HE STARTED TO TURN AND HE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS COASTING AND HE STARTED TO COAST AND I THINK HE MUST HAVE CONTEMPLATED TRYING TO LAND IN MY HAYFIELDS AND HE WAS TOO HIGH FOR THAT. ))
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State police say the student pilot indicated he was experiencing engine trouble.
The instructor, Barry Hyde, is listed in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The student pilot is Robert Edward Anderson and he's listed in stable condition.
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[8Henry-Search]


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A day- long search turned up the body of a Henry County man who was missing.
Searchers found the body of 22-year old Mark Anthony Turner in a large pond in Spencer.
Dive teams searched for Turner much of the day yesterday.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office says his death was an accident.
Turner was fishing with friends when they left to get bait and could not find him when they returned.

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Authorities say a drug- related shooting that happened a week ago is now a murder.
41-year old David W. Robertson was shot last Tuesday in Lynchburg.
He died Sunday at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Police have charged 18-year old Dale Lee Pughsley (PUGS-lee) with murder and two counts of attempted robbery.
Several others are being sought for questioning.

[8NAACP-Plea]


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The N-Double-A-C-P is raising the issue of race in regard to the plea agreement between Louis Ceparano and Grayson county prosecutors.
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According to the terms of his Alford plea, the 43-year old admitted there was sufficient evidence to convict him, but did not plead guilty to burning and decapitating Garnett Johnson.
The crime has been considered a hate crime by the N-double-A-C-P, which questions the circumstances of the agreement.
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((SALIN KHALFANI/NAACP; THE NAACP IS CONCERNED WEATHER BLACK DEFENDANTS IN THESE SITUATIONS HAVE THE SAME OPTIONS OR IF THE VICTIM HAD BEEN WHITE WOULD THOSE OPTIONS BEEN AVAILABLE SO IT'S SOMETHING WE'LL BE MONITORING ON AN ONGOING BASIS. ))
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Khalfani(Call-Fah-nee) says the agreement is "unprecedented".
He says there are questions that Grayson County Prosecutor J.D. Bolt needs to answer.
According to the civil rights group, there are bigger ramifications that have yet to be examined.
Emmett Cressell Junior now faces capital murder charges in the wake of Ceparano's plea agreement.
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Still no clue as to the whereabouts of a Campbell county family that's been missing for over a week.
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42-year old Jagjeet Singh (jag-JEET SING) and his wife own and operate this convenience store on Timberlake Road.
They closed the business for Memorial Day, but they haven't re-opened since.. and no one's heard from from the couple and their three young daughters since then.
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((INVEST. L.T. GUTHRIE/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE HAVE NO REASON TO SUSPECT FOUL PLAY, JUST THAT IT'S UNUSUAL FOR A STORE OWNER TO DISAPPEAR WITHOUT GIVING ANY NOTICE TO THE EMPLOYEES OR THE VENDORS THAT SUPPLY THEIR MERCHANDISE AND SO FORTH, SO WE'RE JUST TRYING TO LOCATE THEM TO VERIFY THAT THEY ARE OKAY.))
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Guthrie says the family reportedly was headed to Kings Dominion last Monday.
The F-B-I is assisting in the investigation.
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Time again to look at Tuesday's weather forecast--
Partly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms.
Highs in the mid 80s.
Variably cloudy, with a southwesterly breeze tonight.
Lows in the lower 60s.
The extended outlook stays pleasant--
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