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Carroll County ends Jefferson Forest's season in Region 4D semifinals

FOREST — In the tale of two Cavaliers, Carroll County rode in and dashed Jefferson Forest’s hopes for a state bid. The Cavaliers from Hillsville arrived armed with speed in transition and quick passing around the perimeter — which they then used to get the ball inside for high-percentage shots — to


Single drug sale justifies seizure of truck, Virginia Supreme Court rules

The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Christiansburg man who sought to stop authorities from taking the pickup truck from which he’d sold oxycodone to a police informant.


Carroll County High School welcomes back principal after double lung transplant

HILLSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) -- In principal Chuck Thompson's office, things are starting to return to normal. "I'm getting there, and it'll take some time to get back," he said. Back from a double lung transplant Thompson needed due to a congenital heart defect.


Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrested on sex crime charges in Florida

(Gray News) – Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, has been arrested on charges of soliciting another to commit prostitution, according to a report from WPTV.


Virginia Gov. Signs Ban on People Under 21 Buying Tobacco

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation banning people under 21 from buying tobacco and nicotine products, a measure enacted in a state known historically for its tobacco production.


Two cameras found hidden in public bathrooms at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Two hidden cameras have been removed from two separate bathrooms on Virginia Tech's campus. Campus police recovered the two devices, which were found in public bathrooms.


Carroll County girls take Three Rivers District title, move on to regional play

HILLSVILLE — Carroll County's girls won the Three Rivers District tournament on Thursday night, but the Cavaliers will have little time to celebrate the accomplishment. Centers Caroline Giles and Abigail Kennedy led Carroll County with 14 points each as the Cavaliers opened up a 29-9 halftime lead a


Virginia elementary school draws outrage for ‘runaway slave’ gym lesson

A Virginia elementary school apologized after criticism over a Black History Month lesson that instructed children to pose as runaway slaves. The principal at Madison’s Trust Elementary School acknowledged the mistake after parents complained when teachers modeled a gym exercise after the Undergroun


Virginia man uses a dating app to meet a woman, but ends up shot in the buttocks

PETERSBURG, Va. - Police in Petersburg, Virginia, are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting linked to a dating app. Sources told WTVR that the victim thought he was meeting a woman. However, when he arrived to a dark, narrow Petersburg street Wednesday morning, someone was waiting to rob h


Virginia School Apologizes After Having Students Play Slavery 'Game' for Black History Month

The principal at a Virginia elementary school has apologized after officials had students act as slaves in the Underground Railroad as part of a Black History Month lesson. Madison’s Trust Elementary School Principal David Stewart sent an apology letter to parents earlier this month after drawing cr


Judge sends Virginia dog fighter to jail, bans him from having pets

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — A Diniwiddie man was sentenced to 10 years in jail and received a lifetime ban on having pets after he was convicted of 37 counts of animal cruelty and dogfighting. Eldridge Freeman, Jr., 44, fought dogs on Wilson Road in Dinwiddie.


Virginia just killed an amendment that would have helped women so much, and this is BS

It’s 2019, and despite the fact that some people continue to insist that women are entirely equal now, gender equality is still not protected by the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the Equal Rights Amendment, which would codify equal rights for all genders, still needs to pass in one more state before i


Driver abandons puppy in cart outside Virginia grocery store

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Authorities in Virginia are asking for the public’s help identifying the person who abandoned a puppy in a cart outside a Chesterfield grocery store last week, according to WTVR.


Big Concerts Coming to Virginia in March 2019

There’s a lot of new music coming to Virginia in March 2018. From major country acts to the biggest names in rock and pop, celebrate the season with your favorite artists and discover new ones all over the Commonwealth.


11 MS-13 Members Indicted in Killings of 2 Virginia Teens, Prosecutors Say

Eleven alleged MS-13 gang members, including a leader, were indicted Thursday on charges that could carry the death penalty in the kidnapping and murder of two Virginia teens whose bodies were found in a Fairfax County park, prosecutors say.


Two Virginia Beach eagles found injured after likely mating season fight over female

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Two male eagles were found injured and exhausted by a group of concerned citizens on Thursday. Virginia Beach Animal Control said they got a call about the young bald eagles that were likely fighting over a female, as this is their mating season.


It's official: 4 new judges chosen to serve Henry and Patrick counties

The 21st Judicial District officially has four new judges who will take the bench later this year. The House of Delegates on Thursday approved motions by Del. Les Adams to elect four new judges for the 21st Judicial District and end weeks of speculation about who should ascend to the bench. A few ho


Staten Island man, 72, out of coma after horrific Virginia Beach vacation crash

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The 72-year-old Staten Island man horrifically injured in a car crash hours into his Virginia Beach vacation came out of his coma and is communicating with his family by giving a high-five or a thumbs up.


Virginia ranked as 21st most sinful state in America

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia is the 21st most sinful state in America, according to a study done by WalletHub. WalletHub took a look at each state’s rank on anger and hatred, jealousy, excesses and vices, greed, lust, vanity and laziness.


Virginia Republicans seek testimony from Justin Fairfax accusers before House committee

A top Virginia Republican announced Friday that the state's judiciary committee will invite the two women accusing Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault to testify when the legislature returns in April.