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State Police: 6-year-old killed in sledding accident

AXTON, Va. (WRIC/WAVY) - A 6-year-old boy was killed Thursday afternoon after being hit by a car while sledding in Henry County. WAVY's affiliate in Richmond reports the boy was sledding on Old Liberty Drive in Axton, which is near Martinsville, at around 11 a.m. when he was struck by a 73-year-old

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2018-01-19 03:32:17

Arrest Made In Rockingham Co. Christmas Eve Killing

REIDSVILLE, N.C. - This week, Rockingham County deputies arrested a suspect accused of shooting and killing a Reidsville man on Christmas Eve in 2016. Christian Williams, 24, is charged with the first degree murder of C.J. Simpson, as well as felonious robbery with a deadly weapon. Williams turned h

WFMYNEWS2.COM - 2018-01-20 01:03:13

Restaurants see customer spike on first day of Downtown Roanoke's Restaurant Week

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - Restaurant Week in downtown Roanoke kicked off Friday and at least one spot is already seeing a boost in business. Downshift - Handcrafted Bikes and Brews is one of the more than 30 downtown restaurants joining in on the event. It's their first year participating and already t

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-01-20 03:35:00

Danville searching for 'armed and dangerous' man as part of homicide investigation

DANVILLE, Va. - Police say a third man is wanted in connection with the December homicide of Antwan Tucker Jr. Danville police are searching for 23-year-old Dashaun Trent, who they consider armed and dangerous. He is currently wanted for attempted murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a

WSLS - 2018-01-19 20:56:28

Danville police searching for wanted man connected to homicide

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Danville Police is searching for a third man that is wanted in connection to the murder of Antwan Duval Tucker Jr., who was killed in December. Danville Police is looking for 23-year-old Dashaun Lamar Trent. He is currently wanted for attempted murder and use of a firearm i

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-01-19 23:57:00

No injuries reported after Vinton police chase

No injuries were reported after a driver fled police Friday night in Vinton, the police chief said. An officer initiated a traffic stop about 8:25 p.m. on a vehicle for an equipment violation, but the vehicle did not stop, Chief Tom Foster said. The pursuit ended at the intersection of Vinyard Road

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-01-20 03:35:00

Man found guilty of unlawful wounding in Danville shooting

The victim in the August shooting at Lockett Drive cursed and lunged at the gunman just before the bullet that paralyzed him was fired. "He tells him he wants his bag back," Defense Attorney Joe Garrett said during a trial by judge Friday. "Mr. Lewis says 'f--- you,' and lunged at my client." The tw

GODANRIVER.COM - 2018-01-20 02:36:00

Roanoke County Police investigating an armed robbery

ROANOKE CO., Va. (WDBJ7)-- Roanoke County Police are investigating after they say there was an armed robbery Thursday. Police say they responded to an armed robbery at a business at in the 5700 block of Starkey Road at around 8:00 p.m. Thursday. According to police, two men demanded money from the c

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-01-19 19:07:00

Tampa man gets five life sentences for killing three with assault rifle

TAMPA Early one morning in December 2014, Angel Luis Perez, high on cocaine, burst through the back door of an east Tampa home and used an AK-47 assault rifle to slaughter two people in their bed. A 3-year-old boy witnessed the murders. Perez grabbed him, stepped outside and shot Olivia Miller, Pere

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2018-01-19 10:14:00

Autopsy: Roy Halladay died from blunt force trauma, had drugs in system

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. - Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died from blunt force trauma, with drowning as a contributing factor, when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico near New Port Richey in November, according to an autopsy report obtained by our news partners at the Tampa Bay

10NEWS - 2018-01-19 21:42:15

Real life stars of Hollywood movie opening new business in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A movie opening today, called 12 Strong, is about the first group of U.S. Special Forces to go into Afghanistan. Some of the men portrayed in the movie riding on horseback to attack the Taliban are now charging into a very different kind of adventure: they're starting a busine

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-01-19 23:33:01

Cold weather kills kumquats just before big festival

DADE CITY, Fla. -- You already know a week from this Saturday is Gasparilla, but did you know about another big event taking place in Tampa Bay? It's the annual Kumquat Festival in Dade City. This week's cold snap, however, might mean no fresh kumquats this year. The kumquat might be one of Florida'

10NEWS - 2018-01-19 23:19:13

Hillsborough Deputies On Lookout For Brandon Car Burglar

BRANDON, FL -- Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies are asking residents to be on the lookout for a car burglar who may be targeting neighborhoods around Brandon. On Jan. 11 at about 11:45 p.m., a man was seen on a surveillance video entering multiple cars in the Hillside subdivision on the northe

PATCH - 2018-01-18 21:00:48

Carjackers Stole Man's Car, Cash In Ybor City

Tampa police officers are asking for help in identifying the two suspects who carjacked a man who stopped for coffee on his way to work TAMPA, FL - Tampa police are searching for two men who stole a man's car and cash as he stopped for coffee outside a Ybor City coffee shop Friday morning, police sa

PATCH - 2018-01-19 19:25:49

Deputies: Florida man accused of DUI mistook bank drive-thru for Taco Bell

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man was charged with driving under the influence after mistaking a bank drive-thru for a Taco Bell. The Tampa Bay Times reports that 38-year-old Douglas Jon Francisco was arrested Wednesday evening outside the Bank of America branch in Spring Hill.

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-19 17:25:20

'Suit Up and Show Up' event provides young men with free suits

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - The Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc.(CDC of Tampa) held its annual Suit Up and Show Up event at Hillsborough Community College's Ybor City campus on Friday. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was the keynote speaker. He talked to the crowd about fol

WFLA.COM - 2018-01-20 00:48:35

Hearing scheduled for man accused of killing adult, 2 girls - WSMV News 4

A hearing is scheduled on Friday for the suspect accused of killing a man and two young girls in north Nashville last week. Queshan Brooks, 24, is charged with three counts of murder. Investigators say he shot his stepmother and killed his half-sisters last Friday. The girls were 5 and 8 years old.

WSMV - 2018-01-19 17:10:00

3 people arrested, more than 230 pounds of drugs seized in East Nashville raid

(L) Breanna Ferrell, Demetria Ferrell, Devonte Jackson (R) (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Metro police in east Nashville made a huge drug bust Thursday, resulting in three arrests and the seizure of drugs, money and weapons. Police executed a search warrant

WKRN - 2018-01-19 02:37:27

Three people identified after $60K purse theft in Nashville, multi-county police chase

Metro Nashville Police arrested three people involved in a $60,000 purse theft that prompted a multi-county police chase on Thursday. Rodney Albritton, 23, of Vallejo, CA, Damon Page, 21, of San Francisco, CA, & Bianca Woodson, 27, of San Francisco are accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth

FOX17.COM - 2018-01-18 22:45:05

Funerals arranged for two Nashville children; suspected murderer has court date moved

Two Nashville children will be laid to rest on Saturday while the man accused of killing them has had his court date pushed back. Funerals for Samaii Daniel, 5, and Sammarre Daniel, 8, are scheduled to be held at the Greater St. John M.B. Church at 2200 26th Ave N starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Me

FOX17.COM - 2018-01-19 15:14:31