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Virginia Tech student pleads guilty to hiding teen girl Nicole Lovell’s body

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Tech student pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing the body of a slain 13-year-old girl, but still faces trial on a more serious charge of being an accessory to the teen’s killing.

CRIMEONLINE.COM - 2018-08-15 12:41:34

Magic, Art & Talents Take Center Stage at Cirque du Floyd

Local, Regional Performers Prepare to converge on Chantilly Farms this weekendByNatalie Faunce- Daytime Blue Ridge Host,Brittany Flowers- Daytime Blue Ridge HostROANOKE- Local and regional performers prepare to converge on Chantilly Farms this weekend for the 2nd Annual Cirque du Floyd. Michaela Per

WSLS - 2018-08-15 16:34:32

Murder charge dropped against Franklin County man accused of killing mother

Ruby Hunt, 88, of Rocky Mount, suffered from dementia and other serious health problems, and her 54-year-old son, David Lynn Hunt, was her primary caretaker. In November 2016, she was hospitalized after bruises were discovered on her neck. David Hunt told police the injuries occurred while he was tr

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-15 00:07:00

Watchdog probes military burning of ammunition, explosives

RADFORD, Va. — The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Defense has launched an investigation into the open burning of ammunition and explosives at military sites across the country, including at a sprawling Army ammunition plant in Virginia.

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-08-15 11:39:00

Store now open in Woolwine

Dollar General’s newest store at 9994 Woolwine Highway in Woolwine is now open; the store’s official grand opening is set for Saturday, August 18 at 8 a.m., with free prizes and special deals.

THE ENTERPRISE - 2018-08-15 17:02:28

Bands and a movie planned at the park Thursday

“Small Town Summer” is a series of free events designed to provide a fun, family-friendly atmosphere in the park. These events take place on alternating Thursdays from early June to the end of August and feature, music, movies, and theater productions with lots of additional activities provided to h

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2018-08-15 19:12:00

2 men who attempted to entice minors online in Piedmont Triad sentenced to prison

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two men who, in separate incidents, attempted to entice minors to engage in sexual activity were sentenced Wednesday, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.

MY FOX 8 - 2018-08-15 18:58:12

Vehicle fire closes I-81 South in Wythe County

WYTHE COUNTY, Va.- A vehicle fire is causing a major traffic issue on I-81 in Wythe County.All southbound lanes are closed at mile marker 71, which is close to the I-77 interchange.Expect delays.Check back for updates.Copyright 2018 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.

WSLS - 2018-08-14 15:32:03

Natalie Keepers pleads guilty to concealing Nicole Lovell's body

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.- Natalie Keepers, the second person charged in the death of Nicole Lovell has pleaded guilty to concealing the teen's body on Tuesday afternoon.Lovell is the Blacksburg teen lured out her bedroom window and murdered in 2016.More HeadlinesKeepers' trial next scheduled development

WSLS - 2018-08-14 20:38:14

Ex-Virginia Tech student pleads guilty to hiding teen's body

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Tech student has pleaded guilty to concealing the body of a slain 13-year-old girl, but still faces trial on a more serious charge of being an accessory to the teen's killing.Natalie Keepers entered her guilty plea Tuesday.

SWIOWANEWSSOURCE.COM - 2018-08-14 22:03:44

Friendship between a woman and a horse inspires movie

RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ)A West Virginia woman and a horse prove love has the power to heal even the deepest wounds. Now their story is being made into a major motion picture, right here in our hometown."Scene 1B. Take two," the production assistant yelled giving the marker a big clap."Action!" The direct


Christiansburg to seek bids on trash services

If Christiansburg does in fact contract trash collection, it would mark the first time in the locality’s history that a private company handles garbage pickup, town officials have said.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-15 01:42:00

Shooting suspect surrenders in Henry County

The charges were in connection with an incident that took place early Friday morning. At approximately 1:20 a.m. Friday, the Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received a call from SOVAH Health-Martinsville about a man brought in with multiple gunshot wounds. The 56-year-old victim, who lives on L

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2018-08-14 04:15:00

Bassett man killed in Sunday crash

OAK LEVEL-Virginia State Police are investigating the cause of a motor vehicle accident that happened early Sunday morning. The incident happened at 9:58 a.m. on Oak Level Road, two tenths of a mile north of Philpott Drive, according to Sgt. Rick Garletts with the Virginia State Police.


Former Roanoke City Councilman arrested for DWI, scheduled for trial

SALEM, Va. (WFXR News) - Court Rosen, a former Roanoke City Councilman, has been scheduled for trial after being charged with driving under the influence in Salem.

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-08-14 16:31:17

Rocky Mount council approves special use permit for hotel and restaurant

"I think council wants to see some progress down there and they want some assurances it’s going to happen," Hankins said, explaining council's reasoning for the condition.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-14 17:55:00

Court Roundup: Verdicts handed down in Henry County

“The victim, who is female, in this case was 9 or 10 years old at the time of the incident. She is 11 now,” Awbrey Watts, a Henry County assistant commonwealth’s attorney, said in an email.


Pervida Launches on Amazon Prime - BevNET.com

BLACKSBURG, Va.— Pervida has a revolutionary and innovative solution to improving gut health, and now it is available through Amazon Prime!


Food drive by FloydFest a success

A big contribution of food from FloydFest 18-Wild went to Plenty!, which operates a food bank, hosts a community lunch, delivers produce, and oversees other programs to feed families in need in Floyd County.


Hotel, restaurant proposed for downtown Rocky Mount building

The future of the building located at 325 Franklin St. is up for discussion. The owner, Roanoke resident Phillip Bane, is presenting plans to the town to create a restaurant and hotel.