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Henry County indictments linked to undercover operation

COLLINSVILLE-Most of the indictments handed down Monday in Henry County came as the result of a drug sting operation. Officials from the Henry County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Wednesday the department had been conducting an undercover operation for the last year, with the goal of cracking

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2018-03-22 01:52:00

Cash 5 lottery winner from Elkin

A local convenience store is celebrating notoriety after selling one of the two winning Jackpot NC Cash 5 lottery tickets last week. West End Elkin's Elkin Mart sold the $196,382 ticket March 1 to a local resident. The other winning ticket was sold at the Murphy Express in Goldsboro. Up until now th

ELKIN TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 15:23:15

Canadian who ran airborne drug-smuggling ring pleads guilty

SEATTLE (AP) - A Canadian man who ran a helicopter-based drug-smuggling ring years before Washington state legalized marijuana pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge Thursday, after fighting his extradition to the U.S. for much of the past decade. Colin Hugh Martin, formerly of Malakwa, British Colum

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-03-22 23:08:50

Galax police make two drug arrests

Two drug arrests were made last week in Galax, according to Police Chief Rick Clark. Dakota Shayne Edwards, 21, of Cana, was arrested on March 16 after a traffic stop. Sgt. Chris Hines, who was participating in a DMV grant-funded directed patrol, stopped Edwards for a traffic violation. During the


Christiansburg Hobby Lobby to open next week, plans filed for new restaurants nearby

Hobby Lobby is planning to open its Christiansburg store on March 26, but the shopping center springing up around the craft store is just getting started. Plans filed with the town of Christiansburg this month show developers hope to build an additional 7,000-square-foot building that will sit in wh

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-03-22 15:39:00

Stuarts Draft man guilty of racketeering; prosecutor says case marks Nelson's largest meth bust (copy)

A Stuarts Draft man is facing 15 years to life in prison after pleading guilty in Nelson County to one count of racketeering and two felony drug charges in a case linked to a Mexican cartel that netted more than 12 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine. Victor Manuel Romero-Cornejo, 32, pleaded guil

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-03-21 13:16:00

Police: Scammers staging traffic accidents, coercing victims into settling without police

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Virginia Tech Police said it's been made aware of a scam that has been reported off campus. They said the scam involves people, usually working in pairs, who "stage" traffic accidents where they tell victims that they either hit the scammer's vehicle or the scammer. The sca

WSET - 2018-03-22 11:19:47

Bland, Smyth, Wythe counties battle litterbugs

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2018-03-22 10:00:00

Meet-the-candidates event planned in Radford

The Radford Heritage Foundation invites the voters of Radford to meet the candidates for mayor and city council on Thursday, March 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The event will take place at the Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery located at 600 Unruh Drive in Radford. The mayoral candidates are David Ho

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-03-23 04:15:00

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


Police warn of AEP scam

According to an alert the Galax Police Department, a phone scam is making the rounds in the Twin Counties. Citizens have reported that a caller - a male with a foreign accent - claims he is with American Electric Power. If called back, the line sounds like AEP's automated service, but is not; one


Gunshot fired outside Hanes Mall as bail bond agents tried to take a man into custody

Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A gunshot was fired in the parking lot of Hanes Mall on Saturday as bail bond agents tried to take a man into custody. Police were called to the mall at 3320 Silas Creek Pkwy. shortly before 7:30 p.m. in reference to a gunshot, according to a police


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


Fries does away with vehicle decals

FRIES - After several months of discussions and planning, Fries Town Council has approved the decision to move away from vehicle decal stickers, in favor of a motor vehicle licensing fee. The decision was made with a unanimous vote by council members during their March 6 meeting. FRIES - After seve


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


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


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Wytheville man shot by police is convicted of felonies

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70-year-old woman dies in Montgomery Co. crash; charges filed against Roanoke driver

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Evelyn Martin, 70, of Dublin died after a vehicle crash in Montgomery County on Thursday. Deputies said they responded to the 3600 block of Peppers Ferry Road after receiving a report of a crash. When they arrived to th