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Trial process continues for suspects in Harrisonburg pharmacy break-ins

Surveillance photos released by police. On the left is the vehicle authorities believed was used. On the right are the alleged suspects. Monday, a grand jury in Rockingham County met to set court dates for Michael Campbell and David Gay, who were arrested in January for robbing pharmacies in Harriso

WHSV - 2017-09-19 01:35:00

Back-and-forth over statue shrouds costing Charlottesville thousands

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WHSV) - Tarps covering the statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson in downtown Charlottesville were removed once again on Monday night, though the shroud over Jackson was covered back up just as quickly as it was taken down. Photo credit: Courteney Stuart, Newsplex A gro

WHSV - 2017-09-19 20:01:00

DMV faces $16 million shortfall, fees could rise

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles is facing an estimated operating shortfall of more than $16 million. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Monday that Virginians could see an increase in fees as a result. DMV Commissioner Richard Holcomb told the House Appropriations Com

WHSV - 2017-09-19 19:30:00

Campaign seeks to increase seat belt use in Virginia teens

SALEM, Va. (AP) - More than 60 high schools and middle schools in Virginia are participating in a campaign to increase seat belt use among teens and youth. The four-week challenge is called "Save Your Tailgate, Buckle Up & Slow Down." It's aimed at encouraging young people to develop a lifelong hab

WHSV - 2017-09-19 19:23:00

UN report says 40 million in 'modern slavery' in 2016

GENEVA (AP) - U.N. agencies and partners say some 40 million people were ensnared by modern slavery last year, decrying a scourge that disproportionately affects women and girls. The new report by the U.N.'s labor organization, ILO, and the migration agency IOM found that women and girls accounted

WHSV - 2017-09-19 19:22:00

Group says new health proposal cuts West Virginia Medicaid

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A nonprofit West Virginia research group says the latest attempt by U.S. Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act would cut the state's Medicaid funding by $2 billion by 2027. The Center on Budget and Policy says that would undermine coverage for tens of thousan

WHSV - 2017-09-19 18:14:00

Court reinstates lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone story

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York federal appeals court has reinstated a defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone over the magazine's debunked article about a University of Virginia gang rape. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that three former students can sue in Manhattan. A lower-court

WHSV - 2017-09-19 18:13:00

At UN, Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the "total destruction'" of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons. Trump, who has ramped up his rhetoric throughout the escalating crisis with North Korea

WHSV - 2017-09-19 18:12:00

Robert E. Lee's former church is no longer named after him

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - A Virginia church that Robert E. Lee belonged to after the Civil War will no longer be named after the Confederate general. Leaders of R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church voted 7-5 on Monday to return to the parish's original name of Grace Episcopal Church. The Richmond Times-D

WHSV - 2017-09-19 17:32:00

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open

NEW YORK (AP) - Toys 'R' Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season - and says its stores will remain open for business as usual. The company said the proceedings are a way for

WHSV - 2017-09-19 16:49:00

As Dean begins new chapter at Auburn, LaPorte sticks around with JMU

It was back in February of this year that Mickey Dean led the Dukes to a 1-0 win over the then-ranked No. 2 Auburn. This week, he was back at the home of the Tigers, and started his introductory press conference saying "War Eagle!" to begin his tenure as the school's softball coach. Dean told report

WHSV - 2017-09-19 07:06:00

Former JMU president, Dr. Ron Carrier, dies

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- A former president of James Madison University has died. The university announced Dr. Ron Carrier passed away on Monday. Carrier held the position as the university's fourth president for 27 years. "As you know, Dr. Carrier was a legendary figure here at JMU," wrote curre

WHSV - 2017-09-19 03:54:00

Free event geared towards keeping kids safe in the car

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Three out of four car seats are installed correctly, according to numbers provided by the Harrisonburg Fire Department. Ariel Rodriguez, the Child Safety Seat Technician for Harrisonburg Fire Department, said always buy a new car seat for your child, unless you know the e

WHSV - 2017-09-19 01:49:00

West Virginia attorney general spearheads fight against opioid incentives

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)-- Leaders all around the country have been speaking out about the opioid epidemic facing the nation, and some of our own state leaders are actually spearheading the fight. MGN Monday, the West Virginia Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey, held a press conference as the leader

WHSV - 2017-09-19 01:41:00

Valley health officials to offer free flu shots in coming weeks

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) - With flu season around the corner, the Central Shenandoah Health District is gearing up and will offer free vaccines to the community in the coming weeks. "Our hope is that we will have most of the population immunized by the end of October," said Dr. Laura Kornegay, the direc

WHSV - 2017-09-19 01:19:00

GOP lawmakers: Move Appalachian agency out of Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two powerful Kentucky Republicans have an idea to boost an economic development agency that helps Appalachia: Move it out of the nation's capital. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and veteran Rep. Hal Rogers are sponsoring a bill they say will refocus the Appalachian Regiona

WHSV - 2017-09-18 23:55:00

Virginia submits new education plan for federal review

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Students' academic growth will carry greater weight in evaluating Virginia schools under a new plan the state has submitted for federal approval. The plan lays out how Virginia will comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal education law signed by President Barack

WHSV - 2017-09-18 23:52:00

Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans are revving up a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law. Though the effort faces low odds of success and just a two-week window to prevail, Democrats backed by doctors, hospitals, and patients' groups are mustering an all-out effort to sm

WHSV - 2017-09-18 23:44:00

Episcopalians struggle with history of Confederate symbols

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Recent eruptions of violence over Confederate symbols like the rebel flag have prompted impassioned national debates - and not just in the public arena. Churches, too, are wrestling with the question of what to do with emblems dotting their parishes that memorialize the former

WHSV - 2017-09-18 23:34:00

State Police investigating homicide in Highland County

HIGHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) - Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal weekend shooting in Highland County. It happened shortly before 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, in the 5200 block of Doe Hill Road, in McDowell. The Highland County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene to conduct a welfare check.

WHSV - 2017-09-18 22:13:00