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Virginia man accused of murdering 2-year-old boy
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) — UPDATE (Jan. 18):. A Christiansburg man has been charged with murder after the death of a two-year-old boy in his care. Christiansburg Police held a press conference Friday morning announcing additional charges to McKenzie Hellman.
Charges filed against mother of 2-year-old who died last weekend
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- UPDATE (7:30 p.m.): WDBJ 7 has learned the 2-year-old boy's name was Steven Dale Meek II. He died Sunday at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel in Pulaski.
Man killed in Elliston crash identified
A man killed in a traffic crash in Elliston was identified by Friday morning. James Patrick Edwards, 29, of Elliston, was killed in a crash on U.S. 460 near Rowe Furniture Thursday afternoon, according to a release from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
Town of Pulaski PD donate clothes to area schools
PULASKI, Va. (WFXR News) - The Town of Pulaski's Police Department spearheaded an effort to donate clothes for children in need. According to the police department, Police Chief Gary Roche and Officer Megan Jennings hand delivered the clothes to several local schools Thursday.
Mom of dead toddler facing child sex crimes asks to be released for son's funeral
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - The mother of a 2-year-old boy who died Sunday faced a Montgomery County judge today. Kayla Nicole Thomas was arrested and charged with making child porn and sexually assaulting children. Her live-in boyfriend was arrested Monday and charged in connection to the child's death.
Pulaski police arrest two on probation violation, drug charges
PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) -- Pulaski police have located and arrested two people who were wanted on various charges. According to a release from the department, on Jan. 14, police received an anonymous tip regarding the whereabouts of a wanted subject. Later, the individual was located, and David J
Police: Toddler who died in Christiansburg was victim of physical, sexual abuse
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR News) - A 2-year-old who died in Christiansburg last weekend was murdered, authorities said Friday morning. Authorities believe the child died of "brutal blunt force trauma".
Donna Gray wins special election for Commissioner of Revenue of Pulaski County
PULASKI COUNTY, Va. - Pulaski County now has a new Commissioner of Revenue. Donna Gray won the spot over Kim Matthews with 66 percent of the vote Tuesday night. Gray received 659 votes, while Matthews got 337 votes.
Christiansburg woman charged with making child porn, sexually assaulting children
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - A Christiansburg woman is accused of making child porn and sexually assaulting children. Kayla Nicole Thomas, 25, is charged with producing child porn with a child over the age of 15, distributing child porn, and the reckless care of a child. She is also charged with sodomy by
Elks host annual Hoop Shoot contest
Six Pulaski County schools sent 23 champions to Central Gym in Pulaski recently to take their shot at becoming the county champion in the 2019 Elks Hoop Shoot competition. Over 500 shots were taken in the event as athletes from Pulaski, Dublin, Riverlawn and Snowville elementary schools and Dublin M
Gunfire suspect arrested in Virginia
A Statesville man, who police accused of firing a gun into the front door of a relative’s home last month, was arrested last weekend in Virginia. Tyrell Dontaye Daniels, 28, was arrested Jan. 12 in Tazewell County, Virginia, on numerous outstanding weapon and assault warrants, according to a press r
Virginia Family Terrified After Mysterious Double Homicide
A Virginia mother and daughter are terrified a killer or killers could be looking for them after a father and son were killed in a Fauquier County home in November. “My husband a very good guy, and he worked so hard for my family,” My Nguyen said. “And my son, he very good boy. I don’t know what hap
1 dead after 3-truck crash in Pulaski County
A three-tractor-trailer crash killed one person in Pulaski County, Virginia State Police reported Saturday night. The victim of the wreck on Interstate 81 was not immediately identified.
James Harie confirms recent layoffs at Pulaski plant
James Hardie Industries has trimmed about 30 jobs from its Pulaski factory, the Australia-based company confirmed Friday. The layoffs occurred after a regular review of staffing needs, a company spokesman wrote in an email.
Virginia fugitive's name earns her internet fame
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WNCN) -- A Virginia woman wanted for removing her electronic monitoring device has earned her internet fame. A Jan. 15 Facebook post by the Virginia Department of Corrections has received more than 117,000 comments and has been shared 81,000 times -- because of her name.
Radford's new chambers director comes home
RADFORD — The new executive director of the city Chamber of Commerce felt says she felt there was no place like home. Ciara Harris worked in Lake Norman, North Carolina, and San Jose, California, following her 2015 graduation from Radford University, but the Pulaski native said she missed the closen
Wythe cancels first APEX Center event
After months of delays – a lot of it because of soggy weather – Wythe County supervisors thought the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center was ready for its first event on Friday, Jan. 18.
Tractor trailer accident claims one life in Pulaski County
(WVVA) On Saturday night, the Virginia State Police responded to an accident involving three tractor trailers on I-81 south. There is one confirmed fatality, but the name of the deceased is not being released at this time.
Man arrested after pursuit in Pulaski County
PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Deputies in Pulaski County arrested a man that refused to stop when authorities clocked him over the speed limit. Authorities say at 10:33 a.m., deputies tried to stop a man driving a red 2013 Chevrolet Camaro going 78 in a 60 mph work zone at the 104 mile marker on In
One dead after crash involving tractor-trailer in Montgomery County
ELLISTON, Va. - One person is dead after a crash involving a tractor-trailer on Rt. 460 in Montgomery County, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department. The crash happened at 3:30 p.m. Thursday on Rt. 460 in Elliston when a car was pinned under a tractor-trailer, according to deputies.