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Lexington man says Airbnb ignoring host protection guarantee

LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Airbnb's have become a popular way to earn extra cash. But, for one Lexington man, it's his primary income. Now, he says Airbnb owes him after his place was destroyed.


Local 4-H team shows off horse sense at state contest

The weekend of March 23-24, four junior members of the Country Kids 4-H Club traveled to Lexington to compete in EquiSmartz, one of the largest horse knowledge competitions in Virginia. This event features three different contests in which juniors (ages 9-13) and seniors (ages 14-19) compete for ind


15 tornadoes touched down in Virginia during outbreak on Good Friday

RICHMOND, Va. -- Four additional tornadoes were confirmed Monday by the National Weather Service (NWS), bring the total in Virginia to 15 on Good Friday, April 19. The 15 tornadoes rank as the 3rd most on any single day in Virginia recorded history and the second most for a non-tropical event.


Virginia DMV wants drivers to get 'REAL ID'

(WRIC)-- The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles wants drivers to switch over to the REAL ID. By October 2020, you must have a REAL ID in order to board a domestic flight or access federal facilities such as military bases. It will also meet federal requirements.


All lanes of I-81 North reopen after crash that shut down traffic near Lexington

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — UPDATE (5:20 p.m.):. Both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 are open again at mile marker 189.9 after a jack-knifed tractor trailer closed the lanes for over an hour, leading to backups of around nine miles at their worst.


Virginia taxpayers will get money back from the state in October

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) -- It's been a busy year for David Kembel Tax Services in Roanoke. Kembel just opened a second location in Salem and said it's been non-stop this tax season.


Virginia State Police searching for suspect in interstate hit-and-run

RICHMOND, Va (AP) - Virginia State Police are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect in a hit-and-run incident on Interstate 95 in Henrico County. Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday north of Parham Road.


Lexington hires interim city manager

LEXINGTON – The Lexington City Council voted unanimously Thursday to hire Brenda Garton as interim city manager. Garton most recently served as interim county administrator in Rappahannock and Greene counties and has more than 25 years of local government management experience, according to the city


Body Found In Burned Virginia Apartment Building

Authorities in Virginia say one person was found dead in a Centerville apartment building that was damaged in an overnight fire. Ken Molestina reports.


Military father drives from Georgia to Virginia to surprise daughter at dance

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Talk about dedication after a military father stationed in Georgia drove to Virginia to surprise his daughter at her elementary school’s Daddy Daughter Dance.


Lanes closed due to accident on Route 220

BOTETOURT CO., Va. (WDBJ7) -- Motorists should expect delays due to a vehicle accident on Route 220 North in Botetourt County. According to VDOT 511, the accident happened in the vicinity of Ashley Way, 1.7 miles northwest of Troutville.


Virginia State Police looking for missing elderly man

LOUDON COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Virginia State Police need your help locating a missing elderly man. Police say Albert Vandegriek, 87, of Sterling, Va. was last seen April 22 around 2 p.m. at Providence Village Drive in Sterling. He was driving a white 2004 Subaru station wagon with VA plates ZJ-2363.


WWII veteran gets 100 cards for 100th birthday, asks people to keep the 'love' coming

LEXINGTON, Va (FOX WTTG) - After a social media plea for birthday cards, people sent this WWII veteran 100 cards to celebrate his 100th birthday-- and he wants more. William 'Ray' Painter is turning 100 on May 5, 2019. He is a current resident at the Mayflower Assisted Living in Lexington, Virginia.


Virginia Armed Robbery Suspect Flees Police, Crashes Into Potomac River

ARLINGTON, VA. (WJZ) — In Northern Virginia, an armed robbery suspect is in custody after leading police on a chase before crashing his car into the Potomac River. It happened in Arlington County Sunday afternoon. Police said the suspect robbed a store on Columbia Pike and took off.


Virginia residents will need a ‘REAL ID’ to board an airplane starting October 2020

Virginia residents who want to board an airplane will soon need a star on their driver’s license, indicating that it is a REAL ID credential. Without the star, they will need another form of approved identification to board their flight or enter a secure federal facility.


Greenville man on motorcycle killed in crash with car

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — A Greenville man was killed when the motorcycle he was on struck a car along Route 11 on Saturday afternoon, according to Virginia State Police. 71-year-old Raymond Clark was pronounced dead at the scene after the force of the collision threw him from the bike.


Alleghany County family survives after poisonous gas fills home

COVINGTON, Va. - Seven members of a Covington family are continuing to recover after what they describe as a near-death experience. They got carbon monoxide poisoning inside their home.


UPDATE: Botetourt search and rescue teams find missing cyclist alive

BOTETOURT Co., Va. - Sunday update:. A cyclist who went missing while participating in a race from Harrisonburg to Roanoke has been found alive. Botetourt County search and rescue crews said they have found Christian Montoya, a participant in the Rock-star 270 bike race who's been missing since Thur


Virginia police officer saves choking infant at Chick-fil-A. 'He knew what he had to do and he did it.'

Ashlee Hubbard and her fiance knew her 7-month-old daughter, Ava, was in serious danger when her face started turning red and then blue while she was gasping for air. Frantic, Hubbard said her first reaction was to try and remove whatever was lodged in her baby's throat.


Appeals court rejects Chelsea Manning's effort to leave jail

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a bid by former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks.