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22-year-old man charged with rape after apparent weekend assault in Radford
RADFORD, Va. - A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with rape and other charges after a sexual assault investigation, according to the Radford Police Department. Police say Andre Birke was arrested in connection with an incident that happened overnight from December 7 to December 8 in the
Radford City Schools launching app to help protect students
RADFORD, Va. - Students in Radford will soon have a new tool to help keep schools safe. The district has enrolled with the STOPit app. It allows students to safely and anonymously report anything of concern to school officials, from cyberbullying to threats of violence or self-harm.
Virginia EMT Worker Suspended Without Pay After Making Racist Remarks on White Supremacist Podcast
A Virginia emergency medical technician who likened Black people to gorillas and claimed to take immense pleasure in “terrorizing” a Black child with a needle has been placed on unpaid leave, CNN reported.
Multiple accidents causing delays on I-81
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VA (WFXR News) - Multiple accidents along Interstate 81 are causing major delays on this rainy Friday night. According to VDOT 511, there's a multi-vehicle accident near mile marker 127 in Mongtomery County. Because of the crash, the north left shoulder and left lane are closed.
It’s time for Virginia to lead
Virginia’s decisions have been crucial throughout the history of the United States in many ways. On this very day in 1791, Virginia was the eleventh state in the country to ratify the amendments to the Constitution that came to be called the Bill of Rights, thus making these measures the law across
Be aware of Electric Department scams in Radford
RADFORD, Va (WFXR News) - Radford's Electric Department has a new warning about ongoing scam attempts. The Department is warning customers to be aware of scammers who pose as utility employees and demand immediate payments or personal information under the false threats of service disconnection.
Pilot dies in single-engine plane crash in Virginia
FREDRICKSBURG, Virginia - A Virginia man has died in the crash of a single-engine plane, authorities said Saturday. The crash took place early Friday in Spotsylvania County, a spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police said in an email.
Montgomery County shelter celebrates the "paw"-lidays
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- The Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center is in the midst of a busy holiday season. The shelter received a $5,000 grant from the Petco Foundation on Friday for being selected as a winner in the 2018 Holiday Wishes campaign.
Virginia Tech lands another verbal commit on defensive line
BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech continued to bolster its defensive line on Sunday landing a verbal commit from 3-star tackle Joshua Fuga. Fuga spent the weekend on an official visit in Blacksburg along with much of the Hokies’ 2019 class. He announced his decision on Twitter.
NC Blacksburg VA Zone Forecast
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‘Christmas Comet’ may be visible on Sunday night in Virginia
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - If clouds clear out in time, people in Virginia may have a chance to see the ‘Christmas comet’ on Sunday night into the early morning hours of Monday.
Animals and people come together at Montgomery County shelter event
CHRISTIANSBURG — The gingerbread house Dixie Reaves assembled Saturday traded peppermints and gum drops for Milk-Bones and rawhide. Reaves was building a treat not for herself, but for a dog at the Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center — a simple act that made the 11-year-old Blacksburg
Virginia sheriff says gas stations selling CBD were unknowingly hawking ‘pure marijuana’
Powhatan County Sheriff Brad Nunnally says his investigators got curious after seeing CBD — or cannabidiol — products for sale in county convenience stores. So they bought some and got them tested by the state lab. The results?
School leaders face difficult decision on whether to close for snow
RADFORD, Va. - An early winter break continues for a lot of kids across southwest Virginia, as some schools have already announced closings again for Thursday. Kids are making the most of yet another snow day, while crews are still plowing and parents are still scrambling.
Poignant letter underscores American Legion Post 30’s long community relationship
“Young” and “very well-liked” is how the three Radford men, barely in their 20s, but dead in the trenches and no-man’s lands of WWI were remembered in condolences letters nearly a hundred years ago.
Dublin Christmas Parade is Saturday
Temperatures are supposed to be milder this weekend, but Dublin Christmas Parade may have to contend with rain. Early forecasts are calling for potential flooding from new rain, melting of remaining snow and already saturated grounds.
Explosive waste incinerator next step in cleanup, Radford plant officials say
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va (WDBJ7) It's a problem neighbors have been complaining about for decades Emissions of toxic chemicals like Lead and PCB's, wafting into the air from the Radford Army Ammunition Plant.
Federal grand jury accuses man of burglarizing Dublin gun store
A grand jury has charged a Salem man with burglarizing a Dublin gun shop, federal prosecutors said. DeAngelo Ramsey, 19, took two semi-automatic rifles and two shotguns from E.S. Ramey Firearms by reaching in through the ceiling Nov. 24, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office. R
29-year-old woman faces felony charges after high-speed chase injures Virginia State Trooper
CARROLL COUNTY, Va. - UPDATE. A 29-year-old woman from North Carolina faces felony charges in connection to a high-speed chase that sent a Trooper to the hospital, according to Virginia State Police.
Officers help kids fill Christmas lists
Local children in need recently got some Christmas shopping assistance from New River Valley law enforcement agencies as part of an annual “Cops and Kids” event. Each participating officer was paired with a child that was given $160 to purchase gifts. The officers met their assigned child at Walmart