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Pittsylvania County high school students shadow several area professions

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - A day in the life; to figure out what life will look like one day. "I just wanted to come here before I went to college,and you know, made a big decision about it," said Kendall Moore, a sophomore at Tunstall High School.


Pittsylvania County thanking Telecommunications team members for their service

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va (WFXR News) - Pittsylvania County officials are taking the time to acknowledge Telecommunicators during National Telecommunications Week. Two Assistant County Administrators presented team supervisors with the official declaration.


Body found in James River identified as missing Lynchburg man

BIG ISLAND, Va. - The medical examiner has determined that the body recovered from the James River last week is that of a missing Lynchburg man. Nathan Faidley's body was found on April 11 in the James River in Bedford County.


VDOT releases Pittsylvania County traffic alerts for April 22-26

VDOT has released the following traffic alerts for April 22 through 26 in Pittsylvania County:. Route 29 – Crew will paint lines on roadway. Route 29 under Route 988 bridge, Gretna Area Headquarters – Crew will work shoulders.


Virginia bride-to-be cancels engagement shoot, opts for ‘first dance’ photos with dying father

CULPEPER, Virginia — When Becky Carey learned her father was losing his battle with prostate cancer, the bride-to-be reached out to her photographer before the engagement photo shoot and requested a change of plans.


Virginia school resource officer fired after investigation into ties to white national group

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. - A Virginia school resource officer is out of a job after claims that he's associated with a white nationalist group, according to NBC 12. Police identified him as Daniel Morley, who was a school resource officer at L.C. Bird High School in Chesterfield.


Lynchburg man indicted in deadly shooting at Pittsylvania County gas station

A Pittsylvania County grand jury on Monday indicted James Rowland Hooper III on charges connected to the January shooting death of another man at a county gas station. Hooper, 46, is accused of killing Jacob Steele Robertson, 27, both of Lynchburg, in a fit of road rage that escalated to gunfire, ac


Man accused of raping child in Currituck arrested in Virginia

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - A man charged with statutory rape of a child in Currituck County has been arrested in Chesapeake. The Currituck County Sheriff's Office said earlier this month Howard S. Bendigo was wanted on that charge as well as sexual battery. The circumstances surrounding the charges ar


Virginia couple left dog abandoned in garage after move, animal control says

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) -- A couple is facing animal abandonment charges after officials in Virginia believe they moved and left their dog behind. Chesapeake animal control officers found the dog in the garage after they got a call from a concerned neighbor.


'It's not a prison': Children physically restrained and isolated In Virginia schools

8News Investigates takes an in-depth look at children who are being physically restrained and isolated in Virginia schools. While it's legal, some parents say their children have been hurt in the process.


Two arrested after Campbell County man found dead

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. - Two men face multiple charges in connection with the murder of a 54-year-old Campbell County man this past weekend, according to the Campbell County Sheriff's Office.


Man charged in cold case double murder in Virginia Beach to appear in court

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A man who's accused of murdering two women who were visiting the Virginia Beach Oceanfront more than four decades ago is scheduled to be arraigned in court Thursday afternoon.


Man charged with sexually assaulting, attacking woman in Bedford County

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. - Deputies arrested a 50-year-old man they say attacked and sexually assaulted a woman Wednesday morning. Steven John Lorent faces charges of strangulation, object sexual penetration, grand larceny, and felony domestic assault and battery after being arrested Wednesday.


Ex-teacher at Virginia Catholic school charged with sexually abusing student

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former teacher at a Catholic high school in Virginia has been charged with sexually abusing a student in the 1970s. The Richmond Catholic Diocese said church officials received a complaint from an adult alleging abuse as a minor by Daniel Wolfe when he was a teacher at Norfol


Klopman Mills smokestack to be razed

Pittsylvania County Economic Development Director Matt Rowe told members of the Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority that plans are in the works for the removal of a smokestack at the site of the former Klopman Mills in Hurt.


National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.


Child Predator Victims Sought By Virginia State Police

MANASSAS, VA—Authorities are looking for additional victims of a child predator from Manassas arrested April 12 on child pornography and solicitation charges, according to Virginia State Police. Schuyler Stuart Corado Corado, 33, was charged with one felony count of possession of child pornography (


Racial makeup of jury pool stirs debate in federal case of accused Danville gang members

Prosecutors’ request for a Roanoke-area jury to hear the case against accused members of Danville’s Rollin 60s Crips was met by a flurry of opposing motions from defense attorneys — some pointing to the regions’ differing racial demographics as an issue.


Peak bloom: Millions of tulips ready for picking in Northern Virginia

NOKESVILLE, Va. (ABC7) — D.C. may have the cherry blossoms, but Virginia now has millions of tulips, and they're in peak bloom just in time for Easter weekend. Burnside Farms in Nokesville is home to over a million tulips.


South Boston suspect faces drug charges

A 48-year-old South Boston man faces two felony drug charges of possession of Schedule I or II substance and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.