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Danville Man Charged With Murdering One-Year-Old Daughter

DANVILLE, Va. — A Danville man is facing murder charges in the death of his one-year-old daughter. John Shore, 30, was arrested in connection with the murder stemming from an incident that took place in January.


Danville father indicted in January death of his infant daughter

DANVILLE, Va. - A Danville father has been indicted after authorities say his infant daughter died from repeated blunt force trauma. A Danville grand jury handed down indictments Monday on John Shore, 30, for felony homicide and abuse and neglect of children.


Danville residents concerned after weekend party ends in gunfire

DANVILLE, Va. - "Pop pop pop pop pop," a Virginia Avenue resident, who didn't want to be identified, said describing the gun shots she heard around 2:15 a.m. during a house party on her block.


Riverside Pawn Shop in Danville hosts city wide Easter egg hunt

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - Easter is not quite over - at least it's not in Danville. Riverside Pawn shop on Piney Forest Road announced over Facebook that they're holding a city wide egg hunt! Each plastic egg is good for a different prize. The prizes: anything from 20 percent off to a $50 dollar gift c


Commonweatlh Pharmacy of the River City opens in downtown Danville

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - If you live on Craghead Street, or drive it once in downtown, you may have noticed a new sign. "We've had a lot of people, when are you gonna open, when are they gonna open, when? So, finally to be at that point, it's exciting," said Nathan Payne, one of the pharmacists.


Danville teen sentenced for two murders

(Danville, Va.) — A Danville teenager will serve 50 years in prison for two murders that happened within two days of each other. Kurtyus Latrell Hairston is now 18 but was 17 at the time of the crimes. He entered guilty pleas in March to the murders of Charlie Williams and Patrick Gunn and was sente


Break-ins plague Pittsylvania County; sheriff’s office seeks public’s help

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office is seeking public help in identifying and arresting the persons responsible for a series of residential and commercial break-ins. The area has seen a rise in property crimes in the past two weeks — particularly in the “southern sector” of the county, the depa


Woman arrested for assaulting an officer

DANVILLE, Va (WFXR) - A Danville woman was arrested for hitting an officer who was responding to a shots fired call at a residence in the 300 block of Virginia Avenue. Authorities were called to the area on Sunday, April 21, when 50-60 people were seen in or around the residence for a party.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Pittsylvania County authorities searching for information on recent breaking and enterings

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. - Pittsylvania County authorities are asking the public for any information related to several residential and commercial breaking and enterings. The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office says it has seen an increase in property crimes over the past two weeks, mainly in the s


Father charged in baby’s death

(Danville, Va.) – 30-year-old John Robert Shore of Danville has been arrested and charged with murder in the January death of his one-year-baby daughter, Oaklyn Leigh “O” Owens.


Arrests made, guns recovered after disturbance at party

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Danville Police arrested several people on various charges on Sunday after an alleged disturbance during a party on Sunday. According to a release from the Danville Police Department, police responded around 2 a.m. on April 21 to a report of shots being fired in the 300 bloc


Danville Community College students create mobile video game

DANVILLE, Va. - Bar vs. Blocks is easy to play, but Dayshawn Singletary says it wasn't easy for him and fellow student Jeremiah Goode to make. "It was difficult to make at first because we knew nothing about coding," Singletary said.


Danville teen to serve 50 for shooting deaths

A Danville teenager will serve 50 years in prison for a pair of shooting deaths and related firearms charges from last August. Kurtyus Latrell Hairston, 18, pleaded guilty to the charges last month and was sentenced Monday by Circuit Judge James Reynolds following a sentencing hearing.


Two people attacked by family dog in Virginia

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Bedford County deputies say the dog responsible for the attack of a mother and daughter has been put down. Deputies say at 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from the 8800 block of Falling Creek Road from a female reporting that she an


Charlie Daniels Band, Travis Tritt, Justin Moore coming to Danville this year

DANVILLE, Va. - Some big-time country names are coming to Danville later this year. Justin Moore, Roy Norton Jr., the Charlie Daniels Band and Travis Tritt will all be coming to town, the Danville Harvest Jubilee announced Tuesday.


Teenager found guilty for shooting and killing two people

DANVILLE, Va (WFXR) - A teenager pleaded guilty to murder charges in Danville in court on Monday. Kurtyus Latrell Hairston was charged with first and second degree murder for the deaths of a 21-year-old and 46-year-old man.


Authorities searching for missing Virginia teen

TAZEWELL COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Authorities in Tazewell County are asking for the public's help in locating a missing teenager. Deputies say Sabrina Nicole Carbough, 15, from Springville, Va. has gone missing.


Virginia funeral home owner pleads guilty to forging death records

DUMFRIES, VA (AP) - A man who owned a Virginia funeral home has pleaded guilty to forging death certificates. News outlets report 33-year-old Shaun Reid pleaded guilty this month to the charges in Maryland, where he’s been banned from performing funeral service work since 2014. He was sentenced to t


Martinsville man faces felony charges after ramming police car, injuring officer during chase

A motorist rammed a Martinsville Police Department vehicle during a chase Monday night, banging up and bruising a police officer and leaving the driver to face felony charges. Martinsville Deputy Police Chief Rob Fincher said in an email that the chase was started around 9:20 by a Henry County deput