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Polished Diamond spa adding hair salon, cafe to new location
ABINGDON, Va. — Like you, I’ve looked at that big building on West Main Street while filling up at the Marathon next door and wondered, “What next?” This was once a Los Arcos Mexican restaurant at 909 W. Main St. in Abingdon.
Bristol woman accused of beating ex-boyfriend with rock
A Bristol woman has been charged with beating her ex-boyfriend in the face with a rock and slashing two of his vehicle’s tires. Bridgett Crawford, 23, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and vandalism, according to a police report.
Virginia State Police respond to weather-related crashes
RICHMOND, Va. — With winter weather hitting Virginia Wednesday, Troopers with the Virginia State Police have been busy. From midnight to 8:45 a.m., state troopers responded to 171 traffic crashed and 143 disabled vehicles. A majority of the crashes have only involved damage to vehicles and few injur
Virginia school librarian charged after slapping 10-year-old girl
HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) -- Jasmine Webster says the outrage is still fresh after finding out a librarian at a Virginia elementary school slapped her 10-year-old daughter a few weeks ago.
School bus hits building in Abingdon, no students on bus or injuries reported
ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) - Police say a school bus struck the side of a building Monday because the driver suffered a medical issue. According to the Abingdon Police Department, no students were on the bus and no one was hurt.
Official: Rifle, marijuana found in visitor's vehicle at Emory & Henry
Emory, VA — Emory & Henry College campus officials say all is safe after a visitor Tuesday was found to have marijuana and a rifle in a vehicle. Campus police are heading up the investigation so far and have not released the name of the person involved.
Thousands lose power in Southwest Virginia due to winter weather
Thousands of Appalachian Power customers are in the dark Wednesday morning due to issues related to winter weather. More than 3,500 customers have lost power in Virginia, as of 6 a.m.
Volunteers works to transport dogs to new shelters to be adopted
DAMASCUS, Va. — Shortly before sunrise last Thursday, Peg O’Connell-Ayers loaded her Honda CR-V with tethered shelter dogs and began the process of transporting her canine passengers to their forever homes.
What Virginia tax changes mean for your state income tax return
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- On a cold but sunny day at Twin Hickory Park, Shelece Nance plays with two of her boys ahead of a potentially snowy Wednesday, despite the fact she has some work to finish. Nance started her family's 2018 tax return but hasn't filed it yet. Local CPA's said that may be a good
Virginia's SNAP program adjusts release of March benefits
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) clients will receive benefits on Friday, March 1, 2019. For the month of March only, SNAP will be suspending its usual staggered issuance and release benefits to all recipients.
People gather in Abingdon, VA for Life rally
Saturday people gathered in Abingdon, VA to protest against legislation that was introduced to the Virginia General Assembly. The legislation would legalize late-term abortion. Though it failed in committee, it can be reintroduced next year.
Artist's jewelry-making classes begin March 7
GLADE SPRING, Va. — A local jewelry maker will share her craft with the public when she conducts a first-ever series of workshops at the Town Square Center for the Arts next month.
Tractor-trailer hauling Teslas crashes on highway in Virginia
ROCKBRIDGE, Va. (WFXR/WNCN) - A car hauler carrying Tesla vehicles was involved in a wreck on Interstate 81 northbound in Augusta County. According to the Raphine Volunteer Fire Company, one car came off of the top of the hauler during the Friday crash at mile marker 210.
First he made sure they were safe, then this Virginia police officer laid down to play dolls with these girls
SOUTH HILL, Va. - Gotham has Batman. Metropolis has Superman. Wakanda has Black Panther. And South Hill, Virginia has C.B. Fleming. "They need someone who they feel is a superhero," Iesha Roper-Boswell said while standing outside her Mecklenburg Manor apartment.
Another lawsuit looming for zip line operator at Virginia Aquarium
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) -- Another possible lawsuit is looming for a local zip line park. 10 On Your Side first told you about a Virginia Beach family that claimed their child was hurt on the line at the adventure park at the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach.
Burglars ram box truck into Virginia gun store
DANVILLE (WDBJ) - Guns Gears and Ammo has had attempted burglaries before, but the owner says he’s never seen anything like this. "Well they rammed the building four times with a box truck, which is beyond what most people think of as normal," said Josh Jennings.
Fake $100 bills circulating in Northern Virginia officials say
STAFFORD, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Fake $100 bills are making their way around Northern Virginia, according to authorities. The Stafford County Sheriff's Office said they’ve noticed an uptick and fake $100 bills and $20 bills circulating in the area.
Police identify two men, 27 and 33, killed in Virginia Beach crash
A 27-year-old man from Chesapeake and a 33-year-old man from Norfolk were killed in a crash last week at the intersection of S. Military Highway and Indian River Road, according to police.
Efforts underway to name bridges for fallen VSP trooper
CHILHOWIE, Va. — Travelers on Interstate 81 in Chilhowie and the U.S. Highway 29 Bypass in Amherst may soon pass over bridges in honor of fallen Virginia State Police Trooper Lucas B. Dowell.
Daughter 'covered up mum's death by surrounding corpse with 66 air fresheners'
A daughter covered up her mum's death for six weeks by surrounding the rotting corpse at home with more than sixty air fresheners, police said today. Jo-Whitney Outland, 55, is said to have also covered Rosemary Outland's body with blankets in an effort to reduce the smell of rotting flesh.