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Snow and ice totals from around the area

ROANOKE, Va. - *Disclaimer: These reports are "official" reports published by the National Weather Service in Blacksburg. Some of these reports may vary a little from what you've seen at your house."


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


Covington wins over Chargers in tournament semifinal

COVINGTON — Covington pulled away in the fourth quarter last Wednesday and defeated Bath County, 71-58, in the semifinals of the Pioneer District boys’ basketball tournament.


VIDEO: Fuel tanker fire shuts down Virginia highway

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR News) -- Fire crews responded Wednesday morning to a gas tanker fire in Botetourt County. According to the Troutville Fire Department, a fuel tanker in the 2700 block of Botetourt Road (US-220) in Fincastle ruptured its' trailer and caught on fire.


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.


Second medication drop box opens in Covington

COVINGTON, Va. - Covington now has a second spot where residents can safely get rid of medications they're no longer using. Monday was the first day for the medication drop box located in the lobby of the Covington Police Department. The first drop box is located at the Alleghany County Sheriff's Of


Polar vortex may have killed 95% of stink bugs, Virginia Tech researchers say

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech researchers say extreme cold from events like January’s polar vortex may have killed off a majority of invasive insect species like stink bugs.


Domestic violence services available in Bath, Highland

COVINGTON – Maybe you’ve heard of Safehomes, which provides services and shelter for victims of domestic violence....


Cost of living comparison between Virginia and Florida

Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes. News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Are you thinking of moving to the Sunshine State? Have you had enough of the cold weather and do you wish for a year without seasons? Then this is a great i


Virginia governor cancels first stop on listening tour after blackface controversy

(CNN)Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam canceled the first stop on his apology tour following a letter from the Virginia Union University student government asking him to not attend a chapel service Thursday honoring a group of 1960s-era civil rights protesters.


Virginia Politician Insists He Dressed Up As White Michael Jackson For Halloween

Another Virginia politician who dressed up as Michael Jackson for halloween has pointed out that the incriminating photo clearly shows he was made up as the later white version.


"Definitely gonna be weeks": fiery crash leads to long-term 220 closure

FINCASTLE, Va (WDBJ7) Tuesday morning a tractor trailer containing 8500 gallons of diesel crashed on 220 northbound, producing a massive fireball and seriously damaging the roadway. The road could be closed for weeks, according to officials.


Reputed Hells Angels biker from Staten Island admits to shooting rival in Virginia

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – A reputed Hells Angels motorcycle gang member from Staten Island has admitted to shooting a rival biker in an attack outside a Virginia motel five months ago.


Virginia sees second highest bear harvest

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia bear harvests are the second highest they’ve ever been. Wildlife biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries have released statistics for the 2018-2019 hunting season.


Fuel truck crashes, burns — US 220 lanes remain closed

From Virginia State Police: At 6:19 a.m. Route 220 just north of Fincastle was closed due to a tractor trailer crash. The truck was haul approximately 8000 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel traveling north on Route 220 toward Clifton Forge. According to driver of the tractor trailer, James Willard


2 Virginia Beach dentists suspended after DEA investigation into opioid prescriptions

A Virginia Beach dentist performed free dental work for patients, state documents say. All they had to do in exchange was fill opioid prescriptions for him. The license of Dr. Gary Hartman, along with that of one of his patients and a fellow dentist, Dr. Arnold Berger, was suspended recently amid a


Prosecutors approve felony charge against actor Jussie Smollett

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report claiming two men attacked him last month, a Chicago Police Department spokesman tweeted Wednesday night.


Virginia Beach food truck owners unhappy with outcome of council vote on business license

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A battle over food trucks continues in Virginia Beach. City council voted to eliminate some fees for truck owners Monday, but the restaurants on wheels still aren’t happy.


Police identify man found shot to death outside Virginia Beach apartment

Police have identified the man who was found shot to death outside an apartment early Tuesday morning. Damen Ellington Graham, 27, of Virginia Beach, was found by officers at the apartment in the 6700 block of Chartwell Drive. Officers were dispatched there around 12:16 a.m. for a report of a person


Man dies after crash in Rockbridge County

Troopers have identified the man who died after a truck crashed into a tree in Rockbridge County. A VSP statement a pickup truck ran off the side of Route 60 near Denmark Way and hit a tree.