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Authorities search for missing 13-year-old boy from Chatham
CHATHAM, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Authorities are searching for a missing 13-year-old boy out of Chatham. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Joseph Daniels, 13, has been missing since Oct. 10. Daniels is white with brown hair and brown eyes. He is around 5'10" in height and w
Gretna and Appomattox set for Dogwood District showdown
The Raiders, who relied on heads-up, quick defense during their run to three straight state titles, are giving up 17.8 points per game.
Appomattox uses quick strikes, takes advantage of mistakes in win over Gretna
Then, on the Raiders first play from scrimmage, freshman quarterback Tre Lawing, like some amped-up bottle rocket ready to fire, burst away for a 16-yard touchdown run.
Missing Chatham teen may be in hiding
"We have reason to believe he is in hiding. If anyone is assisting him, they will be prosecuted," Capt. Webb said.
UPDATE: Officials: No injuries in crash involving Campbell County school bus
VDOT 511 announced that the right lane on the westbound side of Route 460 was closed, but has re-opened. Original Story: Virginia State Police are at the scene of a crash involving a Campbell County school bus on Route 460 near Circle Court in Campbell County. Officials with Campbell County Emergenc
Gretna goes all out in gridiron rematch with Altavista
Brutal, relentless weather swept across the Commonwealth on Thursday, the remnants of what had been hurricane Michael still formidable as a tropical storm. Football games across the Southside were postponed, with all Dogwood District games taking place on Saturday. Some of the Piedmont District game
Free flu vaccines being offered in Pittsylvania County next weekend
"We’ve already documented cases of influenza this season in the area, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health recommend vaccination each year for everyone six months and older," said Scott J. Spillmann, MD, MPH, director, Pittsylvania-Danville Distric
Gretna artist creates life-size dragon head
In a workshop space beside her house in Gretna, Jennifer Buckingham works next to a life-sized dragon head, complete with scales, glass eyes that follow you and menacing teeth. The project is a first for the artist, who has created smaller trophy style and pottery dragons until this point. Buckingha
Rockingham County Sheriff’s Deputy Hits, Kills Person Walking On Highway
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WFMY) – The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after one of their deputies hit and killed a person on a highway.Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page said the person killed was walking across the highway Thursday night when the deputy hit them in the southbound
Danville Man Dies from Injuries in Car Accident
21-year-old George Apostolos Grekos of Danville has died from injuries suffered in a weekend accident in Pittsylvania County. Virginia State Police report that Grekos died Wednesday at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient. State Police say the wreck happened on Crane Road, a half m
Woman rescued from flood waters in Danville reunites with her rescuer
DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - One week ago, Kim Drawdy called her family and told them goodbye. She didn't think she was going to make it out of a severely flooded Goodyear Blvd. Billy Wilson didn't let that happen. "I see her phone sticking out the water so I dove in and went straight after her," said
For U.S. 58, it's a long road back after Tropical Storm Michael
Halifax County and other southern Virginia communities are continuing to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Michael more than one week after it pummeled the area, with numerous road closures and damage to tobacco and other crops being reported.A number of roads in Halifax County remained closed Thur
School bus involved in three-vehicle crash in Campbell County
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- Authorities say a school bus was involved in a three-vehicle crash in Campbell County Friday morning. Campbell County Sheriff's Departmenttold WSET they got the call at 7:45 a.m. It happened on US-460 near Circle Court, which is in the Thomas Terrace area of Concord.
UPDATE: Jury recommends Victor Rodas to spend 55 years behind bars
The jury has recommended Victor Rodas to be sentenced to a total of 55 years behind bars. Rodas would spend 35 years behind bars for first degree murder, 10 years for gang participation and 10 years for abduction in the death of a Lynchburg teen. UPDATE: Victor Rodas has been found guilty of first d
Police identify driver of fatal crash, believe the driver may have been under the influenceinflu
PITTYSLVANIA, Va. (WDBJ7) - The Virginia State Police identified the driver of a fatal crash that occurred on Saturday, October 13 in Pittsylvania County. The driver who ran off the rightside of the roadway, was identified as George Atostolos Grekos, age 21, of Danville, Va. Grekos was not wearing h
One dead in Pittsylvania County crash
PITTSYLVANIA CO., Va. - One person has died after a crash in Pittsylvania County. It happened Saturday night at 8:35 p.m. on Route 744, half a mile south of Route 863. State Police says a 2005 Toyota 4-runner was headed south when the SUV ran off the right side of the road and lost control. It th
Police: 16-year-old girl killed in T-bone crash, two others injured
They said Jamie Grayce Martin, 16, of Lexington was going south on Forest Grove Road when she failed to yield the right of way at the intersection of Old Buena Vista Road.
Danville man dies from injuries in Saturday wreck
Police report that a 2005 Toyota 4runner was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road, lost control, crossed the roadway and then hit an embankment and trees.
FOUND: Police find missing woman in Danville
Danville Police department say that Joni Webster has been found. UPDATE 1: The Danville Police department stated that Joni Webster has a cognitive impairment and that her disappearance is a threat to her health and safety. They continue to say that if Webster is located, she may need medical attenti
UPDATE: Storm caused $8.7 M in damages to Danville
Four residential structures were destroyed, 17 received major damages and 134 more were damaged, the city reported Thursday. The total cost of damages to residential structures is estimated at $2.9 million.