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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


'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.


Missing Grayson County man spotted in Carroll County

CARROLL COUNTY, Va (WFXR News) - Grayson County Investigators believe Gary David Lovern was given a ride from Fries to Scratch Gravel Road in Carroll County. According to the department, Lovern received the ride sometime between 11 and 11:30 Saturday morning.


Grayson County deputies need help finding missing man

GRAYSON COUNTY, Va. - The Grayson County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a missing man. Gary David Lovern, 46, was last seen walking in the Stevens Creek area on Wednesday afternoon.


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.


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


Pickup truck hits tree in Grayson County, killing 19-year-old woman

GRAYSON COUNTY, Va. - State police are investigating a crash that killed a 19-year-old woman in Grayson County. It happened around 12:40 p.m. Friday on Delhart Road, just south of Route 58.


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.


VSP investigating deadly crash in Grayson County

Galax, Va. (WJHL) - Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash in Grayson County that killed a North Carolina woman. According to VSP, Kimberly A. Rector, 19, of Sparta, was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center following a crash on April 5. She was later pronounced dead at the hospi


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.


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.


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 (


Sheriff: Missing NC woman was 'dragged' through yard, kidnapped, is being held against will

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a North Carolina woman they say is being “held against her will” after she was taken from her home Thursday morning.


We Asked, You Shared: Your Favorite Things to Do in Virginia

We asked our Instagram followers to share their favorite things to do in Virginia (and who they most wanted to take along for the ride) and we LOVED every single one of the dozens of responses we received. We’ve narrowed down our own favorites to these twelve incredible destinations that showcase so


Box trailer stolen from business

CARROLL COUNTY, Va (WFXR) - A box trailer was stolen from a business on South Main Street in Hillsville on Friday, April 12 according to the Hillsville Police Department. The trailer is a 1999 white Haulmark brand trailer with Harley Davidson stickers and a yellow sticker that says "Watch out for mo


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.


Bourbon barrel-making company breaks ground in SWVA

SMYTH COUNTY, Va. (WJHL)- Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. is investing $35 million to create a bourbon barrel facility in Smyth County and a "stave mill" in Washington County.


Missing Wilkes County woman may have been brought to Winston-Salem

Authorities are searching for a Wilkes County woman, who may have been kidnapped by a man and brought to Winston-Salem. The incident started at 2:34 a.m. Thursday. Wilkes County sheriff's deputies went to a home in the 100 block of Graymille Street in North Wilkesboro on a reported domestic disturba


California officers stop in Wytheville to show support to Trooper Dowell's family, VSP

In a room filled with imposing law enforcement officers, Becky Dowell’s petite stature seemed particularly evident Sunday afternoon, but her maternal voice commanded attention.


Cavs score 39 runs in two games

Allen Worrell/The Carroll News Carroll County head baseball coach Kevin DeHaven (second from left) gives instructions to, from left, Hunter Nester, Lance Rotenizer, Cassell McMillian and Benji Gosnell during a pitching change April 17 in Carroll’s 17-0 victory over Radford. -