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Virginia State Police investigating fatal motorcycle crash in Halifax County
A Vernon Hill, Va., man is dead after a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on Route 360 in Halifax County on Friday.
Teen boy who drowned at Henrico apartment complex was forced in by bullies, mom says
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - A teen boy drowned at a Henrico County apartment complex Friday, police tell 8News. The victim's mother says bullies forced him into the pool. The boy's friend tells 8News other kids stood by and watched as he drowned.
Two shot in Danville overnight
At about midnight Saturday, officers responded to the 200 block of Withers Road after receiving a call of shots fired, according a news release.
450 attend South Boston Farmers Market celebration Saturday
If Saturday’s crowd at its grand opening celebration is any indication, the Downtown South Boston Farmers Market will have a banner season.Some 450 people were at the market Saturday with 45 children participating in the Power or Produce program, according to Farmers Market President Kim Tuck Rich.“
Motorcycle wreck claims life of Vernon Hill man
According to Virginia State Police Public Relations Coordinator Susan Rowland, Courtland R. S. Penn, the driver of the motorcycle, died shortly after 4 p.m. at the scene of the crash on Mountain Road in Halifax.
Shots ring out, then ‘screaming and yelling’ on Withers Road in Danville
“I just don’t know what’s going on here,” Chilton said as she stood outside her Withers Road home with her husband, Randy, on Sunday. “It’s always been a nice neighborhood, but I’ve had to call 911 at least four times this month.”
Police investigating after two men shot in Danville
DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7)Danville Police say two people were shot around midnight near the 200-block of Withers Road.Police responded to the area after getting a call for shots fired. They found a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg, and a 24-year-old man with a gunshot in his chest area.Bot
Report: Virginia youngster dies after being pulled from pool
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a youngster has drowned in a swimming pool in Virginia.The Richmond Times-Dispatchreportsthat Henrico County police and firefighters responded to an apartment complex where a juvenile was pulled from a pool.County police spokesman Lt. R.G. Netherland tells the ne
Two men arrested for firing a weapon into an occupied home
Sheriff ’s deputies arrested Andrew Isaac Woods, 17, of 113 Person Court, Apt. B, Roxboro, on June 12 and charged him with three felony counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling from a moving vehicle. He was placed under a $300,000 secured bond. The next day, more charges were added:
Crews, Dana split Limited Sportsman wins
There were two No. 9 racecars vying for wins in twin 25-lap races for the Limited Sportsman Division at South Boston Speedway on Saturday, one belonging to Trey Crews of Halifax, who captured his second pole (15.509 seconds) and claimed his third win of the season in the first race.Crews may have sw
Danville native in desperate need of kidney transplant
"Hopefully this story will get out and touch somebody and not only me, but somebody else will get what they need," Crews said. "But I am looking for an O-negative kidney, I just need one."
Mother of Danville man killed in suspected gang shootout speaks out
DANVILLE, Va.- Theresa Davis struggles every day to cope with the loss of her son, Christopher Motley.
Officials to announce major gang arrests in Danville
DANVILLE, Va.- Law enforcement leaders on the local, state and federal level are expected to announce Thursday the arrest of 18 people related to gangs in Danville.
Courthouse renovation work starts in Halifax
Renovation work at the Halifax County Courthouse got underway this week with construction crews dismantling the sidewalk leading into the courthouse.Halifax County Board of Supervisors voted in January to accept the $14,824,000 bid offered by Blair Construction for renovation and construction of the
Federal indictment: street gang behind 2016 homicide, drug trafficking
In all, seven people are listed in the indictment as having a role in the Aug. 20, 2016, death of Christopher Lamont Motley, who police found with gunshot wounds at the Southwyck Hills Apartments on North Hills Court, court documents show.
PHOTOS: Fun way to cool off in Danville
Pleasant View neighborhood children anxiously awaited the Fun Wagon’s visit on Friday afternoon, delayed by an issue with the hoses. Once the sprinkler connected with hydrant, a tall spray cascaded over the children, saturating the air with laughter. Children of varying ages ran, or toddled, in and
Indictments believed to create gaps in gang leadership
“Historically, 10, 15 years ago, these were local, homegrown gangs,” said U.S. District Attorney Thomas Cullen. “Now, we’re seeing this tie-in with national groups as evidenced by this particular indictment.”
Man named in fatal Danville police shooting; friends 'angry'
Authorities identified the man as a local resident, 34-year-old DaNathe Gulliford. At least 50 people gathered outside the Danville police department Wednesday night, a day after the shooting.
Gang members indicted on racketeering charges in Virginia
The other indictment charges seven members of the Rollin 60s, a set of the Crips street gang. It also charges three female associates of the gang with being accessories after the fact, obstruction of justice and perjury.
HCHS may drop to Class 4 in realignment
If early projections prove to be true, Halifax County High School could drop to Class 4 when Virginia High School League officials determine new district and region realignments for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years this fall.“Is it a possibility, definitely,” said Halifax County High School