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Virginia DMV wants drivers to get 'REAL ID'

(WRIC)-- The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles wants drivers to switch over to the REAL ID. By October 2020, you must have a REAL ID in order to board a domestic flight or access federal facilities such as military bases. It will also meet federal requirements.


Body of Wake Forest teen recovered on Emerald Isle beach

By Bryan Mims, WRAL reporter, & Jessica Patrick, WRAL digital journalist. Emerald Isle, N.C. — The body of a Wake Forest teenager reported missing Friday after a swim at Emerald Isle beach has been recovered, officials said Monday.


NWS confirms 7 tornadoes touched down in central NC Friday; 4 more to be surveyed

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The National Weather Service has now confirmed that at least seven tornadoes touched down in central North Carolina on April 19. Tornadoes in Nash and Halifax counties, both EF-1, have now been confirmed.


Virginia State Police looking for missing elderly man

LOUDON COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Virginia State Police need your help locating a missing elderly man. Police say Albert Vandegriek, 87, of Sterling, Va. was last seen April 22 around 2 p.m. at Providence Village Drive in Sterling. He was driving a white 2004 Subaru station wagon with VA plates ZJ-2363.


Body Found In Burned Virginia Apartment Building

Authorities in Virginia say one person was found dead in a Centerville apartment building that was damaged in an overnight fire. Ken Molestina reports.


EF-2 tornado touched down in Orange County last week

The National Weather Service on Monday shared new details about a series of tornadoes that touched down in North Carolina during Friday's severe storms. According to NWS, eight tornadoes were confirmed in central North Carolina on April 19 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. No injuries or deaths were reporte


Virginia taxpayers will get money back from the state in October

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) -- It's been a busy year for David Kembel Tax Services in Roanoke. Kembel just opened a second location in Salem and said it's been non-stop this tax season.


Virginia residents will need a ‘REAL ID’ to board an airplane starting October 2020

Virginia residents who want to board an airplane will soon need a star on their driver’s license, indicating that it is a REAL ID credential. Without the star, they will need another form of approved identification to board their flight or enter a secure federal facility.


How a fake Virginia Trump supporter ended up in the Muller Report

WASHINGTON D.C., DC — She was known for glamorous looks, and serious shade. But who would’ve thought an apparent - yes apparent - Virginia Trump supporter would end up in the Mueller Report?


Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Raleigh identified

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The man killed by Raleigh Police in an officer-involved shooting Saturday night had a troubled past, including mental-health issues and previous confrontations with law officers, ABC11 learned Monday.


Garner police officer involved in crash with fleeing motorcyclist

Raleigh, N.C. — A 26-year-old motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital after he was involved in a crash with a Garner police officer on Monday afternoon. A deputy was attempting to pull over Schyler Tremaine Morrison, of Holly Springs, near S. Wilmington Street and Tryon Road when authorities said


Virginia Armed Robbery Suspect Flees Police, Crashes Into Potomac River

ARLINGTON, VA. (WJZ) — In Northern Virginia, an armed robbery suspect is in custody after leading police on a chase before crashing his car into the Potomac River. It happened in Arlington County Sunday afternoon. Police said the suspect robbed a store on Columbia Pike and took off.


Virginia police officer saves choking infant at Chick-fil-A. 'He knew what he had to do and he did it.'

Ashlee Hubbard and her fiance knew her 7-month-old daughter, Ava, was in serious danger when her face started turning red and then blue while she was gasping for air. Frantic, Hubbard said her first reaction was to try and remove whatever was lodged in her baby's throat.


Suspicious package dropped off at Durham Police Department headquarters

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Durham police officers are investigating a suspicious package that was dropped off at the department's headquarters. According to a tweet by Durham Police Department, the package was dropped off over the weekend by an unknown person.


Racist video prompts calls for Virginia legislative hopeful to quit

A political newcomer seeking to oust Del. Luke Torian in Virginia’s June 11 Democratic primary is facing calls to end his candidacy over a racist video he posted to Facebook last fall.


15 tornadoes touched down in Virginia during outbreak on Good Friday

RICHMOND, Va. -- Four additional tornadoes were confirmed Monday by the National Weather Service (NWS), bring the total in Virginia to 15 on Good Friday, April 19. The 15 tornadoes rank as the 3rd most on any single day in Virginia recorded history and the second most for a non-tropical event.


Virginia State Police investigating deadly crash

ORANGE COUNTY, VA (WWBT) - Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly crash in Orange County. Police said the crash happened at 11:45 a.m. on Ponderosa Drive on Monday. Troopers said Lester M. Steenberg, 71, of Barboursville, was driving a 2013 Can-Am Spyder northbound when it ran off the righ


3 shot, 8 guns found at rap music release party at Granville County restaurant

BUTNER, N.C. (WNCN) — More than 40 shots were fired and three people were shot inside and outside a Butner chicken and BBQ restaurant at a rap music release party Friday night, police said.


Hampton Roads state lawmaker pleads guilty to DUI

PORTSMOUTH — A state lawmaker from Hampton Roads has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated. Del. Matthew James, D-Portsmouth, made a plea agreement Monday that allows him to avoid jail time if he stays out of trouble for the next year, The Virginian-Pilot reported. He also will need a restrict


Damage in Halifax County ruled result of thunderstorm winds

BLACKSBURG, Va (WDJB7) -- The National Weather Service in Blacksburg reported Monday that storm damage in Northeast Halifax County was a result of straight-line thunderstorm winds.