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Police locate suspect after cameras found in Virginia Tech restrooms

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) — Police have arrested a person accused of installing secret cameras in public restrooms on the Virginia Tech campus. According to the Virginia Tech Police Department, two separate video recording devices were found in restrooms this week.


Students shocked by hidden bathroom cameras on Virginia Tech campus

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech police say a suspect has admitted to hiding two cameras inside public bathrooms on campus. School officials released a statement on Thursday, saying two cameras were found. One was disguised as a USB wall charger. The other looked like a coat hook.


Montgomery County drug court graduates inaugural class

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- For three individuals in Montgomery County, Friday was a day long in the making. "This is something that's much bigger than I am," said Bently Wood.


Single drug sale justifies seizure of truck, Virginia Supreme Court rules

The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Christiansburg man who sought to stop authorities from taking the pickup truck from which he’d sold oxycodone to a police informant.


Police: Manager allegedly embezzled money from Virginia cheerleading gym

FRONT ROYAL, Va. - An employee of a Virginia cheerleading gym has been arrested for allegedly embezzling money from the company’s bank account. Front Royal police say Donna Sue Rogers, manager of Virginia Revolution Athletics allegedly transferred an undisclosed amount of money from the business int


Flood Advisory issued February 23 at 5:02AM EST expiring February 23 at 11:00AM EST by NWS Blacksburg VA

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a. * Flood Advisory for Minor Flooding in Poor Drainage Areas for… — Alleghany County in northwestern North Carolina…


11 MS-13 Members Indicted in Killings of 2 Virginia Teens, Prosecutors Say

Eleven alleged MS-13 gang members, including a leader, were indicted Thursday on charges that could carry the death penalty in the kidnapping and murder of two Virginia teens whose bodies were found in a Fairfax County park, prosecutors say.


Much more music (Feb. 21-27)

Singer/songwriter playing a little bit of everything with his own Southwest Virginia twist. Where: Poor Billy’s Seafood Restaurant, 210 N. Main St., Blacksburg. Cost: No cover; tips for musicians are appreciated.


Winchester resident crowned Mrs. Virginia

WINCHESTER, Va. - While many people know about the Miss USA and Miss America pageants, a Winchester resident has earned a different title: Mrs. Virginia. Brieanna King-Kulik was crowned Mrs. Virginia in early February, after holding the title of Mrs. Winchester.


Virginia just killed an amendment that would have helped women so much, and this is BS

It’s 2019, and despite the fact that some people continue to insist that women are entirely equal now, gender equality is still not protected by the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the Equal Rights Amendment, which would codify equal rights for all genders, still needs to pass in one more state before i


Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrested on sex crime charges in Florida

(Gray News) – Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, has been arrested on charges of soliciting another to commit prostitution, according to a report from WPTV.


H.S. track and field: Bruins girls, Demon boys claim 3,200-relay titles to open state meet

After one day and a handful of events, Blacksburg’s girls are leading the State Class 4 indoor track meet, being held in the Cregger Center at Roanoke College. The Bruins got a state championship run from their 3,200-meter relay team and a runner-up finish in the high jump from Ellie St. Martin to e


Woman seriously injured after Virginia Beach Oceanfront shooting

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – One woman is in the hospital after an early-Saturday morning shooting at an Atlantic Avenue hotel. At approximately 12:48 a.m., dispatch received a report of a firearms violation at the Hyatt Hotel, located at 2705 Atlantic Avenue. When officers arrived, they located an adult w


JUST IN: Craig and Giles County Public schools closing early today, Feb. 22.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR News) - Due to possible flooding, some schools have announced early releases for Friday.


Virginia School Apologizes After Having Students Play Slavery 'Game' for Black History Month

The principal at a Virginia elementary school has apologized after officials had students act as slaves in the Underground Railroad as part of a Black History Month lesson. Madison’s Trust Elementary School Principal David Stewart sent an apology letter to parents earlier this month after drawing cr


Large police presence in Virginia Beach neighborhood

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia Beach Police were called out to Shell Road, off of Independence Boulevard on Friday afternoon. Police tell us they are dealing with a "person in crisis," but could not give any additional information.


Food City coming to Radford

Grocery store chain Food City is expanding its footprint in the New River Valley with a new Radford location. Currently, the Abingdon-based company has a store in Pulaski and one in Galax. The chain, owned by K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc., has more than 130 locations in Southwest Virginia, Georgia, Kentu


Woman shot at Oceanfront hotel in Virginia Beach this morning, police say

A woman suffered serious injuries during a shooting early Saturday at an Oceanfront hotel. Police received a call about 12:48 a.m.,​ reporting a firearms violation at the Hyatt Hotel, 2705 Atlantic Ave., they said in a news release. Responding officers found a woman with a gunshot wound.


Virginia gov signs ban on people under 21 buying tobacco

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation banning people under 21 from buying tobacco and nicotine products, a measure enacted in a state known historically for its tobacco production.


Virginia Beach couple is addicted to Geocaching

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Some may not know it, but the world's largest treasure hunt is right outside. It's called geocaching, and Jeff and Veronica McCormack are addicted. The Virginia Beach couple and their children said the outdoor activity has changed their lifestyle. It’s all about looking for hid