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Kissing Bug, Nocturnal Disease Carrier, Confirmed In Virginia

VIRGINIA — The deadly "kissing bug" — a nocturnal, bloodsucking parasite that carries an inflammatory infectious disease — has been confirmed in dozens of U.S. states, including Virginia and the District of Columbia, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Chagas disease, as it'


Skeletal remains found off Virginia Avenue

Human remains were found Wednesday in a wooded area off Virginia Avenue in Halfway. Deputies were called shortly after 5 p.m. to the area of 16926 Virginia Ave., according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office.


Tornadoes touch Emporia-Greensville, Southside Virginia

According to a National Weather Service report on Sunday, at least 11 tornadoes reportedly touched down in Virginia Friday including two in Emporia-Greensville. No injuries in the City or County have been reported. Shortly before 7 p.m. a tornado with winds whipping at 65-75 miles per hour and the w


Fugitive in murder of 71-year-old man arrested in Virginia

A man accused of being part of a group that murdered a 71-year-old Pennsylvania man was caught in Virginia, Pennsylvania State Police said. Devin Cunningham, 20, the oldest of the four people charged in the stabbing death of Joseph Monka in his Luzerne County home, was arrested by US Marshals at a h


Thurman Adult Day Care Center bringing activities for area seniors

Emporia has no shortage of options when it comes to senior adult home care and similar services, but 27-year healthcare business veteran John Thurman is bringing another option to the mix — an adult day care service for senior and disabled citizens of Virginia to community.


Cyclist hit by police car at Virginia crosswalk is charged with not paying attention

A man riding a bicycle in Fairfax County, Virginia, was struck by a Fairfax County police cruiser making a right turn on red onto a highway Sunday morning, two videos of the event show. The cyclist suffered minor injuries, police said. After reviewing the videos and interviewing the cyclist and the


3-vehicle crash shuts down section of US-58 in Courtland

COURTLAND, Va. – The Courtland Volunteer Fire Department is on the scene of a three-vehicle crash with one confirmed rollover on Southampton Parkway. According to the department, the crash happened in front of the Food Lion, located at 28344 Southampton Parkway. Landing zone operations for two helic


Man wanted in Edwardsville slaying apprehended in Virginia

WYOMING — State Police at Wyoming Thursday apprehended Devin Malik Cunningham, one of four people charged in the April 17 murder of an Edwardsville man. According to State Police, Cunningham, 20, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at a residence in Fairfax, VA.


Virginia officials warning public about increase of hepatitis A cases

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR News) - The Virginia Department of Health wants people to be aware and careful after an increase of hepatitis A (HAV) cases being reported in the state. Outbreaks of hepatitis A have been occurring throughout the United States since 2016.


App State student dies in accident going home to Virginia for Easter weekend

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - A 21-year-old Appalachian State University student was killed in a single-car crash in Charlotte County, Virginia last week. The driver, 21-year-old Melanie G. Foreman, of Chesterfield County, Virginia, died at the scene.


Suspect in Edwardsville homicide arrested in Virginia

EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - The last of four people charged in the murder of a 71 year old Edwardsville man has been arrested. Pennsylvania State Police say 20 year old Devin Malik Cunningham was arrested at a home in Fairfax, Virginia by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force.


Army colonel dies helping stranded motorist in Virginia

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - A decorated U.S. Army colonel who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan has died after helping a stranded motorist. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Col. Gregory S. Townsend was driving in northern Virginia on April 18 when he stopped to help the motorist change a tire. The v


Hopewell homicide victim ID'ed as Southampton County resident

HOPEWELL — Police said a Southampton County man was found shot to death early Wednesday morning at one of the city's public-housing complexes. Police Lt. Paul Intravia said officers found the victim around 12:50 a.m. near a playground at the Thomas Rolfe Court complex on South 8th Avenue. Intravia s


Taxpayers face May 1 deadline for state tax returns

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia taxpayers are only a few days away from a key deadline to pay their state income taxes. The deadline to file state tax returns is May 1. The state grants an automatic six-month extension to taxpayers who miss the deadline, but taxes still need to be paid by May 1 to avo


Getting around 'Something in the Water'

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — About 75,000 people are expected to flock to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for Pharrell William's Something in the Water festival April 26 to 28. Here's a breakdown of how to get around town.


Person detained after Virginia Beach school bus shot at with BB gun

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Police are investigating the circumstances around a school bus being shot at by a BB gun. According to officials, a Virginia Beach City Public Schools bus was shot at with a BB gun in the Hilltop area of the city around 7 a.m. Thursday.


In Charlottesville, reaction to Biden announcement video is mixed

The announcement Thursday from former Vice President Joe Biden that he is running for president is drawing a mixed reaction in Charlottesville, Virginia. In a video posted on Twitter, Biden focused on the 2017 deadly clash between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville. Biden no


Mark Herring Seeks Dismissal of Suspended Licenses Lawsuit

Attorney General Mark Herring is asking a federal judge to dismiss the federal lawsuit dealing with the practice of suspending licenses for unpaid court fees and fines. Herring argued that the case should be dismissed or delayed because a budget amendment passed by the General Assembly makes it a mo


Something in the Water park and ride passes officially sold out

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – If you’re still trying to figure out how you’re going to get to and from the Something in the Water festival this weekend, the park and ride shuttle is no longer an option.


Fort Lee: Colonel who had car fall on him has died

A Fort Lee Army officer seriously injured last week when he stopped to help a stranded motorist in Sussex County has died of those injuries, authorities announced Wednesday morning.