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Cameras found in restrooms on Virginia Tech campus

BLACKSBURG, VA (WDBJ) - The person responsible for putting secret cameras in public restrooms on the Virginia Tech campus has been identified and is cooperating with police, according to the Virginia Tech Police Department.


H.S. girls basketball: Christiansburg overcomes long layoff to top Alleghany in 3D quarters

CHRISTIANSBURG — The Christiansburg girls basketball team was happy to be back on the court Thursday. What made the Blue Demons happier, though, was ensuring they won’t have to wait so long for their next game.


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.


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.


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.


Parents concerned online challenges could lead to larger issues

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR News) - The "48-hour challenge" is an online trend that encourages children to go missing without a trace. It, or a similar online challenge, might have played a role in a Moneta girl's attempted kidnapping claim.


Christiansburg’s Evelyn Richardson turns 100

Evelyn G. Richardson turned 100 years old earlier this year and attributes her long life to hard work and independence, said her son, Harry Richardson, Jr. and throughout her long life, she has loved gardening, ceramics and crocheting.


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


Suspicious recording devices found in VT bathroom, suspect identified

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech Police said a suspect was identified, is being cooperative with law enforcement, and has admitted responsibility for their part in placing the cameras that were found in public restrooms on campus.


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


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.


Flood Advisory issued February 22 at 4:18PM EST expiring February 22 at 8:15PM EST by NWS Blacksburg VA

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a. * Flood Advisory for… — Pulaski County in southwestern Virginia… Southern Giles County in southwestern Virginia… — The City of Radford in southwestern Virginia…


Virginia Tech instructor, PhD student researches how to keep stink bugs out this winter

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR News) - Two studies published by a Virginia Tech instructor and PhD student looks into how to keep stink bugs out this winter. According to a university spokesman, Benjamin Chambers sheds light on how to keep pests away in two new studies published in the Journal of Economic En


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


Campaign improves recycling know-how in Blacksburg

The Town of Blacksburg is reporting success with its recent recycling education campaign called “The Coachlings and the Big Problem with Plastic Bags,” which ran from Nov. 20, 2018, to Jan. 15.


Staten Island man, 72, out of coma after horrific Virginia Beach vacation crash

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The 72-year-old Staten Island man horrifically injured in a car crash hours into his Virginia Beach vacation came out of his coma and is communicating with his family by giving a high-five or a thumbs up.


Virginia elementary school draws outrage for ‘runaway slave’ gym lesson

A Virginia elementary school apologized after criticism over a Black History Month lesson that instructed children to pose as runaway slaves. The principal at Madison’s Trust Elementary School acknowledged the mistake after parents complained when teachers modeled a gym exercise after the Undergroun


Judge sends Virginia dog fighter to jail, bans him from having pets

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — A Diniwiddie man was sentenced to 10 years in jail and received a lifetime ban on having pets after he was convicted of 37 counts of animal cruelty and dogfighting. Eldridge Freeman, Jr., 44, fought dogs on Wilson Road in Dinwiddie.


Lt. Gov Fairfax, Accusers Invited to Testify Before Virginia General Assembly Committee

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax and the two women who have accused him of sexual assault were invited Friday to testify before a General Assembly committee, nearly two weeks after the women offered to testify on their allegations.


Virginia man uses a dating app to meet a woman, but ends up shot in the buttocks

PETERSBURG, Va. - Police in Petersburg, Virginia, are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting linked to a dating app. Sources told WTVR that the victim thought he was meeting a woman. However, when he arrived to a dark, narrow Petersburg street Wednesday morning, someone was waiting to rob h