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Franklin firefighters responding to overturned commercial vehicle with entrapment

FRANKLIN, Va. – Franklin officials are currently assisting an overturned commercial vehicle with an entrapment. The incident happened on Carrsville Highway in the area of John Beverly Rose Drive.


Multistate E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef; consumers should take precautions to stay safe, says Virginia Tech food safety expert

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has traced the likely origin of the recent E. coli outbreak responsible for 109 infections across six states to ground beef. Despite the widespread nature of the outbreak — affecting people in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia — there are


Cleanup continues in Franklin County after Friday's 159-mph tornado: Weather service counts at least 11 tornadoes in Va.

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Delores Anderson is still in shock after a tornado destroyed her Franklin County home Friday morning, and she’s thankful to be alive. “I said ‘God, let me live through this. I have grandkids I want to see grow up.’ And he did it. If I’d had stayed in the living room, I’d be gone,”


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


Teen arrested in Suffolk for abduction & sexual battery charges

SUFFOLK, Va. – A 16-year-old was arrested on Monday for charges including abduction & kidnapping, sexual battery, and strangling another causing wounding. Reports say the incident happened on April 5, involving a female teen Lakeland High School student.


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


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.


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


Deer injured after jumping through glass window and into Virginia Beach store

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Not something you expect to see first thing in the morning on your way into work, but was the reality for a group of employees setting up a new retail store in the Lynnhaven Mall; a deer jumping through their storefront window.


Police issue Senior Alert for missing Virginia man

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — The Virginia State Police need your help locating a missing elderly man. Police say Albert Vandegriek, 87, of Sterling, Va. was last seen April 22 around 2 p.m. at Providence Village Drive in Sterling. He was driving a white 2004 Subaru station wagon with VA plates ZJ-23


Chicago fugitive wanted for murder arrested in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia task force officials arrested a fugitive out of Chicago on Tuesday who’s wanted for a 2017 murder and a robbery. The Norfolk fugitive task force, Virginia Beach fugitive task force, Virginia Beach SWAT and United States Marshal’s service assisted in arresting Queon Smi


Judge says Virginia Beach teen who stabbed officer wasn't too high to waive his rights

A judge on Tuesday ruled that statements an intoxicated teen made after being charged with stabbing an officer can be admitted during his trial this summer. An attorney representing Riley Garrett Miller had asked the judge to throw the statements out because the then 17-year-old was too high to know


Virginia Beach actor to screen award-winning sex trafficking film at festival

Four years ago, Virginia Beach-based film and television actor Angelo Reyes was stuck in a job slump. He decided to boost his career by developing his own projects. He kept an eye out for stories he could turn into scripts, then productions. One night he turned on local TV news and watched a report


'It was 100% racism': Virginia hotel employee fired after guest records interaction

NORFOLK, Va (WAVY) -- An employee of a Days Inn in Norfolk is out of a job Monday after an incident caught on camera. In the video a customer begins recording his encounter with the employee, after he says the employee used several racial slurs.


Virginia State Police investigating deadly crash

ORANGE COUNTY, VA (WWBT) - Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly crash in Orange County. Police said the crash happened at 11:45 a.m. on Ponderosa Drive on Monday. Troopers said Lester M. Steenberg, 71, of Barboursville, was driving a 2013 Can-Am Spyder northbound when it ran off the righ


Wing gains FAA approval to launch commercial drone delivery service in Virginia

Wing’s drone delivery service is one step closer to becoming a reality stateside, thanks to approval from federal regulators. The Alphabet X lab graduate announced this morning that it has been certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration as a small-sized air carrier, which will enable it t


New ID Required To Board Plane In Virginia In 2020: What To Know

VIRGINIA — If you don't have a star on your Virginia driver's license, it's time to get one, federal authorities say. Residents who want to board an airplane will soon need a star on their driver's license, indicating that it is a REAL ID credential or you will need another form of approved identifi


Virginia DMV wants drivers to get 'REAL ID'

(WRIC)-- The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles wants drivers to switch over to the REAL ID. By October 2020, you must have a REAL ID in order to board a domestic flight or access federal facilities such as military bases. It will also meet federal requirements.


Suffolk police get unedited video of interview with immigrant family

Suffolk County police have obtained an unedited video file that could help determine whether detectives failed to provide appropriate assistance to a Spanish-speaking family when immigrant parents asked for help in investigating their teenage daughter’s disappearance.


Arrest made, traffic impacted after bomb threat at Norfolk’s Hilton Hotel

NORFOLK, Va. — Police are asking people to avoid the area after a bomb threat made toward the Hilton Hotel on Norfolk’s Main Street in the 100 block. Officials say that the bomb squad for the Norfolk Police Department is sweeping the building, but that no evacuations have been made.