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Lebanon man charged with murder

LEBANON, Va. (WJHL) - A man has been charged with murder in connection to a December 2018 shooting. Donald Ray Clark, 56 of Lebanon, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder.


Virginia lawmakers introduce bill to rename bridge after fallen Trooper Dowell

RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ7) - Virginia Senate introduced a bill on Thursday to honor Trooper Lucas B. Dowell by renaming a Smyth County bridge after the fallen trooper. The bill, SB-1789, introduced by Senator Mark J. Peake (R) proposes that a bridge on I-81 in Smyth County over Whitetop Road be named the


Gov. Northam signs legislation that will allow Virginia to start processing tax returns

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) -- Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation on Friday that will allow the Virginia Department of Taxation to start processing citizens' individual income tax returns.


Storm Team 11 Weather: Rain tonight, Wintry mix in parts of Southwest Virginia early Saturday

We will have very active weather through next week with rain a possibility every day. Tonight: Cloudy skies with light rain moving in overnight. Some colder air to our north will move into Southwest Virginia with wintry mix and snow possible, especially for Northern Lee, Wise, Dickenson County eastw


Virginia man wanted for attempted murder arrested following manhunt in Thomasville

THOMASVILLE — A Virginia man accused of trying to kill an officer was arrested following a manhunt in Thomasville Friday morning. Billy Alexander Stratton, 26, of Kingsport, Tenn., is wanted on charges of attempted capital murder of a police officer, felony elude and brandishing a firearm in Bristol


Preps: Lebanon beats Graham in Southwest District tournament semifinals

BRISTOL, Va. — Averie Price scored 17 points and Lebanon outran Graham 63-53 in the semifinal round of the Southwest District girls basketball tournament at Virginia High School.


Virginia woman charged with concealment of mother's body using blankets and 60 air fresheners

BRISTOL, Va. — The discovery of the decomposing body of a 78-year-old woman believed to be Rosemary Outland — covered in dozens of blankets and surrounded by more than 60 air fresheners — led police to arrest her daughter in Bristol.


UPDATE: Senator Ben Chafin's sister voted to 12-year term on Virginia Supreme Court

Teresa Chafin, the sister of state Senator Ben Chafin of Lebanon, will be elevated to the Virginia Supreme Court. The General Assembly voted to give her a 12-year term. Chafin, who is a Republican, is her brother and former law partner.


Concord couple claims $4 million Virginia Lottery prize

The Virginia Lottery announced today that Stanley McIvor of Concord claimed a $4 million lottery top prize. The first indication McIvor had that something unusual had happened was when his wife, Marilyn, walked out of the store toward their car.


Virginia husband sentenced on federal charges for firearms; Wife to be sentenced later

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) - A St. Paul, Virginia man, who illegally possessed more than a dozen firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition, was sentenced yesterday to 71 months in federal prison, United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen and Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today.


Police: 4 charged in fight, shooting at Virginia mall

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say four men have been charged in a shooting inside a downtown Norfolk mall, including one of the two people shot. Norfolk police said in a statement Friday that the shooting happened during a fight between two groups of people inside the MacArthur Center on Th


2 dead, 4 injured in Va. Beach accident

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) -- Police are investigating an accident that killed two people and injured four. Emergency communications received the call at 12:53 a.m. for an multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of Military Highway and Indian River Road.


Local man sentenced to over 13 years in prison for Big Orange Market robbery in Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) - A local man has been sentenced to over 13 years in federal prison. Robert Edward Howland, 47, was received the sentence for the 2016 armed robbery of the Big Orange Market in Bristol Tennessee.


Mistrial declared in Virginia Beach murder trial after jurors' cars burglarized

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A mistrial has been declared in the trial of a man accused of killing a high school student outside of a Virginia Beach Applebee's in 2016. A judge declared the mistrial after several of the jurors' cars were broken into outside the courthouse. Prosecutors and the defense were


Suspicious vehicle stop leads to drug, gun charges in Washington County, Virginia

A suspicious vehicle observed by a Washington County, Virginia deputy has led to gun and drug charges against a Meadowview man. Johnny Edward Jobe, 43, was seen spotlighting equipment with a flashlight and driving slowly at a tractor business when the officer stopped his car and was allowed to searc


Suspect in Tennessee dental office shooting identified as school bus driver

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Tenn. (WATE) - Officials have identified the alleged gunman in a shooting at a dental office near Kingsport, Tennessee, as a Sullivan County school bus driver.


Virginia middle schoolers are learning about blackface. Here's what they have to say.

Scandals at the highest levels of Virginia's government are forcing some of the state's younger residents to have difficult conversations about race. After a racist photo was discovered on Gov. Ralph Northam's 1984 yearbook page, he and the state's third highest-ranking official admitted they wore b


Bristol, VA police search for an armed and dangerous suspect

BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) - BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) - A manhunt continues for a man Bristol, VA police believe is armed and dangerous. Officers in multiple jurisdictions are looking for Bill Stratton of Kingsport.


Police looking for suspect following pursuit in Glade Spring

A search for a stolen vehicle leads to a police chase in Washington County, Virginia. Authorities are still looking for the suspect identified as 37-year-old Derek Brown of Abingdon is facing charges of felony eluding and 5th offense of driving on revoked license.


Virginia Track Coach Charged With Soliciting Student for Sex

A Virginia track coach is in jail for allegedly trying to pay a boy for sex — and authorities say more possible victims have come forward. Stafford County deputies arrested 37-year-old Delvin Ladon Jackson on Wednesday on charges of soliciting a minor for prostitution.