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Your hour-by-hour look at Friday’s storm in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Flash Flood Watch has been issued ahead of a strong line of storms making its way into Virginia. The strongest storms will occur in the evening through midnight across central Virginia. Some storms could be severe with damaging wind gusts and hail. Isolated tornadoes cannot be rul


TORNADO WATCH issued in Southwest Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. — A Tornado Watch was issued Friday morning for southwestern Virginia. The watch was issued until 5 p.m. “Additional watches will likely be issued for much of Central Virginia this afternoon and this evening,” CBS 6 meteorologist Mike Stone said. “Storms with damaging winds & isolated


Three arrested after Covington authorities find meth, drug distribution supplies in hotel room

COVINGTON, Va. - Three people have been arrested after authorities found meth, cash and materials used to package and distribute drugs were found in a hotel room, according to the Covington Police Department.


Damage reported as storms move through Virginia

(WWBT) - Reports of storm damage are starting to come in as heavy rain and strong wind move through central Virginia. A horse was killed after a tree fell into a pasture in Brunswick County, the sheriff’s office confirmed.


Covington PD seize 60g of crystal meth, $4,800-$6,000 street value

COVINGTON, Va. - On Wednesday, April 16, the Covington Division of Police, with assistance from the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office and the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at an area hotel in the city of Covington in relation to multiple narcotics violations.


Severe storms cause road closures across southwest Virginia

ROANOKE, Va. - Multiple roads across southwest Virginia after storms moved through the region on Friday. VDOT is reporting about a dozen closures. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.


Larceny suspect wanted by Virginia Beach police

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) -- Virginia Beach police are looking for a suspect who they say stole money from an unlocked vehicle near the Walmart in the 4800 block of Virginia Beach Blvd.


Alleghany sheriff to seek re-election in November

COVINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Alleghany County Sheriff Kevin W. Hall has announced that he will seek a fourth term as Alleghany County/City of Covington Sheriff in November. According to a news release, Hall was notified on Feb. 8 by the voter registrar that he had received the required number of signat


Police: Woman assaulted at Virginia Beach Taco Bell after ‘taking too long’ in drive-thru

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia Beach Police Department is looking for two people accused of assaulting a woman for “taking too long” in a Taco Bell drive-thru. According to police, the assault happened on March 25 at the Taco Bell on Sabre Street, WTKR reports.


Virginia State Police Trooper arrested on child pornography charge

SALEM, Va (WFXR News) - A Virginia State Police Trooper has been arrested on one felony count of possession of child pornography. 35-year-old Justin B. Hipps, of Covington, was arrested on Friday, April 5.


State Fire Marshal's Office investigates three Lewisburg fires

LEWISBURG — Hard on the heels of a busier-than-usual March, the Lewisburg Fire Department answered three unrelated structure fires in the first two weeks of April. Each of those fires was significant enough for Chief Joseph Thomas to detail in his monthly report to city council this week. Investigat


Virginia to lower carbon emissions from power plants

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia regulators have passed a rule requiring a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions from power plants in the next decade. The Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board approved the new rule Friday.


House Shot Up in Sterling, Virginia

A house was shot up overnight on a quiet street in Virginia. Several bullets hit a house in the Grand Central Square neighborhood of Sterling about 1:50 a.m. Friday. “They unloaded the whole gun very violently,” said neighbor Steven Jacques.


Virginia legislative review ahead of 420 tomorrow

A pseudo-holiday celebrating the use of marijuana tomorrow comes after efforts in Richmond fell short of making Virginia the 11th state to at least partially decriminalize the plant. WLNI’s Ian Price has more ahead of 420 tomorrow on April 20th:


Severe weather potential increases for Southside Virginia; flooding, strong winds biggest threat

Forecasters are ratcheting up the chance of severe thunderstorms today across Southside Virginia. The Storm Prediction Center — a wing of the National Weather Service — lists Danville and Pittsylvania County in what it considers a moderate risk of severe weather. The moderate risk is just one level


UPDATE: Man wanted for felony hit and run

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va (WFXR News) - Virginia State Police are looking for a man after he ran from the scene of a crash in Botetourt County Friday afternoon. Authorities say a FedEx van was t-boned by a car on Route 460 at approximately 12:04.


'It's not a prison': Children physically restrained and isolated In Virginia schools

8News Investigates takes an in-depth look at children who are being physically restrained and isolated in Virginia schools. While it's legal, some parents say their children have been hurt in the process.


“Waste Not, Want Not” makes the most of locally grown foods

(Lewisburg) The Greenbrier County Health Alliance is applying the old adage of “waste not, want not” to local foods with the goal of keeping a community healthy. “Waste Not Want Not” is a program started by the Greenbrier County Health Alliance. It consists of a network to distribute unwanted locall


Virginia bride-to-be cancels engagement shoot, opts for ‘first dance’ photos with dying father

CULPEPER, Virginia — When Becky Carey learned her father was losing his battle with prostate cancer, the bride-to-be reached out to her photographer before the engagement photo shoot and requested a change of plans.


Tractor-trailer crash causes delays in Rockbridge Co.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A tractor-trailer accident is causing major delays on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County. The incident occurred around 4:18 p.m. Thursday on I-81, about 1.2 miles north of the junction of U.S. 60 West at Exit 188B.