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Covington clearing piles of unexpected snow
COVINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) They were using shovels, and plows, and even bigger stuff trying to make the snow go away. A lot more snow than they expected. “We had one of everybody out in something," Allen Dressler, Covington Public Works Director, said about the weekend reaction. "And just a great job by
Covington Christmas Mother begins distribution
COVINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) Tuesday was the first distribution day for the Christmas Mother program. This is the 70th year that the community has pulled together to help their neighbors in need with everything from coats and blankets to toys to go under the tree.
Counterfeit money discovered in Southwest Virginia county
GRUNDY, Va. — Counterfeit money has been found in circulation in Buchanan County. Sheriff Ray Foster said several complaints have been received. These counterfeit bills are similar in shape, size, color and feel of real U.S. currency, he said, adding that bills also include additional wording, numbe
POLICE: Potential threat removed from high school in Covington
COVINGTON, Va. (WFXR News) - The Covington Police Department said they removed a student from class who posed a potential threat to Covington High School. The threat was investigated and the student was removed from school. The Covington Division of Police would like to thank the students who came f
Boy who jumped off Virginia bridge tried to kill himself, police say. Instead, he killed someone else.
There was no way she could have seen him, the boy on the bridge. Marisa Harris was driving her Ford Escape down a Northern Virginia highway, heading home after a peaceful afternoon hike at Burke Lake in the state's Fairfax County.
Death sentences and executions continue falling across Virginia and U.S.
It has been seven years since a death sentence was imposed in Virginia, and the state’s death row population, which once hovered near 60, is down to three inmates. The trend is similar across the country — 42 people were sentenced to death this year, the third-fewest in 33 years. And for the first t
State’s medical schools working against the clock to distribute federal funding to fight opioid crisis
(Lewisburg) West Virginia has 90 days to distribute 7.1 million dollars from SAMHSA to help fight the opioid crisis. The federal funds were distributed to states with high rates of overdose. West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources decided to use the state’s three medical schools– Ma
Pilot injured after plane crash in Spotsylvania County, Virginia
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. -- A pilot is suffering from serious injuries after a plane crash near Shannon Airport in Spotsylvania County, Virginia Friday morning, police said. Around 7:45 a.m., a small, private plan was found on federal property. The pilot, the only person on the plane, was taken to M
Police investigating bomb threats across Central Virginia
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Police are investigating a number of bomb threats received across Central Virginia. Many of the threats were made by email requesting bitcoin, like those reported across the country.
Federal court throws out permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out a permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service that would allow the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross beneath the Appalachian Trail and 21 miles of steep national forest land in Virginia and West Virginia.
City celebrities race around grocery store for the food bank
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET)-- The spirit of the season in overdrive. Several local celebrities raced around the Timberlake Kroger to fill up on holiday cheer for those in need. The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank serves almost 19,000 families a month, and they saw the impact of the charitable competition.
Bedford County supervisors look to accelerate broadband project
BEDFORD — A projected mid-2020 completion date for a long-awaited project to expand high-speed internet access to residents in Bedford County caused several members of the Board of Supervisors to voice concerns during a meeting on Wednesday.
29-year-old woman faces felony charges after high-speed chase injures Virginia State Trooper
CARROLL COUNTY, Va. - UPDATE. A 29-year-old woman from North Carolina faces felony charges in connection to a high-speed chase that sent a Trooper to the hospital, according to Virginia State Police.
Jazz Orchestra to perform at GVT
The West Virginia Jazz Orchestra will stage its annual holiday concert at Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg at 7:30 p.m. Monday. This festive evening will feature jazz standards as well as seasonal favorites.
Covington best Rams varsity in hard fought game
MONTEREY — The Highland varsity girls faced the Covington Cougars last Wednesday, Dec. 5, losing a tight game, 68-60. Covington scored first and seemed to dominate the court. Ram Morgan Adams finally broke the Cougars’ hold by stealing the ball and making a layup. Thus began a combination of good de
SAAC Participates in Day of Community Service
LEXINGTON, Va. – The VMI Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) paired with the Salvation Army of Covington last week to participate in community service at the local Kroger in Lexington.
The Hutch closes its doors, hopefully not for long
Since 2014, Hutch on Main has been serving Craig County many restaurant favorites and creative dishes. Recently, they were informed that they would have to vacate by the end of December.
Weather delays, closings and cancellations
Alleghany County Public Schools, closed Monday. Bedford County Public Schools, closed Monday. Bland County Public Schools, closed Monday. Botetourt County Public Schools, closed Monday.
Sheriff’s Office investigating allegations against teacher
The Botetourt School Board held a called meeting late Tuesday afternoon to discuss legal and personnel matters in what was expected to be a close session. School Superintendent John Busher said he was not at liberty to talk about the closed session because it involved personnel, and he did not know
Bomb threat forces courthouse evacuation
A Virginia State Police bomb detecting K-9 unit entered the Bath County Courthouse last Wednesday. (Recorder photo by Mike Bollinger)WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County courthouse and health department were evacuated early Wednesday afternoon due to a bomb threat received via email. No device was discove