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Sunday Martinsville homicide could be example of growing national trend
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Martinsville police say 31-year-old Katelia Beal fatally stabbed her boyfriend, 29-year-old Michael Lightfoot, in the chest around 4 a.m. Sunday at their apartment on Blankenship Road after getting into an argument. Beal is charged with second-degree murder. Police say there is
Local cold case for missing man gets new attention from state police
ROANOKE, Va. (WDB7) - A cold case in Vinton is getting a fresh set of eyes from law enforcement and officers say they are already learning new information. In 2013, Christopher Douthat, 24 at the time, disappeared after what his family said was a very typical day. They have not see or hear from hi
Martinsville Police investigating domestic violence related homicide
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A man is dead after being stabbed by a woman during a domestic dispute. Police say, Michael Antonio Lightfoot, 29, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital after being stabbed by Katelia Shavon Beal, 31 during a domestic dispute. Beal was arrested and
Martinsville suspect charged in Sunday murder
MARTINSVILLE-One city resident is in jail today, charged in connection with a murder that happened early Sunday morning. At about 4 a.m., the Martinsville Police Department received a call about a stabbing victim from the SOVAH Health-Martinsville Emergency Department. The victim, 29-year-old Michae
Radford University staff member dies after car crash
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - A Radford University staff member has died after a Friday morning car crash. Emily Martin, 22, died after being taken to the New River Valley Medical Center, Carilion Health Systems spokesman Chris Turnbull said Monday. Martin was a web and interactive media designer for Univ
Woman stabs man to death
MARTINSVILLE, VA - A woman has been arrested for reportedly stabbing a man to death in Martinsville. Martinsville Police said they got a call around 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning about a stabbing victim at SOVAH Hospital Emergency Department. The victim had been brought in by a private car. 29-year-old M
Will Martinsville get one final visit from Old Man Winter?
MARTINSVILLE - Welcome to spring. Today actually is the first day of spring. Just don't expect warmer weather until next week, said Jake Ruckman, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's regional office in Blacksburg. And, don't be surprised if you see some white flakes falling when you awa
He got rich after discovering bitcoin in 2009. Now, he's inventing cryptocurrencies of his own worth billions.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Dan Larimer was broke, living in his parents' house, driving his mom's 2001 Nissan Altima and dealing with a messy divorce when he first discovered bitcoin in 2009. That's back when one of the cybercoins cost 5 cents - instead of the $8,000 to $10,000 they were selling for last wee