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TRAFFIC UPDATE: State police respond to 380 crashes, disabled vehicles around Virginia

9:04 a.m.: Virginia State Police have responded to 380 crashes and disabled vehicles Wednesday morning since midnight. None of the crashes have been fatal. Nine of those crashes were in the Richmond Division.


Nailed it: Waynesboro woman achieves dream of opening salon

Like a fairy tale, a Waynesboro woman says her dreams came true last spring. Amy Chau, who has always wanted to operate her own nail salon, set up shop on Main Street last May. For about the past five to six years, she has been planning for that very moment.


Virginia school librarian charged after slapping 10-year-old girl

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) -- Jasmine Webster says the outrage is still fresh after finding out a librarian at a Virginia elementary school slapped her 10-year-old daughter a few weeks ago.


Thousands lose power in Southwest Virginia due to winter weather

Thousands of Appalachian Power customers are in the dark Wednesday morning due to issues related to winter weather. More than 3,500 customers have lost power in Virginia, as of 6 a.m.


Family Store in Waynesboro to Close After 20 of Business

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WVIR) - A family-owned business in Waynesboro is closing its doors after 20 years of business. The owners of Wright’s Hallmark are retiring. Everything inside the store must go and starting on Monday, the store is doing a 30 percent off sale store-wide.


Prep basketball: Lee boys season ends with loss to Strasburg

STAUNTON — Although the Valley is hunkering down for a winter storm, the real storm came inside the Lee High gym Tuesday night when the Strasburg Rams survived the Lee tornado with a 54-50 win in overtime to capture the Region 2B quarterfinal boys’ basketball game.


Virginia's SNAP program adjusts release of March benefits

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) clients will receive benefits on Friday, March 1, 2019. For the month of March only, SNAP will be suspending its usual staggered issuance and release benefits to all recipients.


Wright's Hallmark in Waynesboro closing

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV)— After 20 years in business, Wright's Hallmark store in Waynesboro is closing its doors. Guy Wright said he and his wife have decided to retire, but Wright said there are some things they'll miss.


What Virginia tax changes mean for your state income tax return

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- On a cold but sunny day at Twin Hickory Park, Shelece Nance plays with two of her boys ahead of a potentially snowy Wednesday, despite the fact she has some work to finish. Nance started her family's 2018 tax return but hasn't filed it yet. Local CPA's said that may be a good


Virginia dentists suspended for alleged drug activity in exchange for dental work

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Two Virginia Beach dentists have been forced to close up shop after the VA Board of Dentistry suspended their license to legally do dental work. According to the summary of suspension, made public on the board of dentistry website, Dr. Gary Hartman is accused of having prescri


Fake $100 bills circulating in Northern Virginia officials say

STAFFORD, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Fake $100 bills are making their way around Northern Virginia, according to authorities. The Stafford County Sheriff's Office said they’ve noticed an uptick and fake $100 bills and $20 bills circulating in the area.


Girl Swallows Handful of Pills To Commit Suicide, That’s When School Administrators Leapt Into Action

Administrators for a school in Texas were able to save a teenage girl’s life after she admitted to taking an overdose of pills in order to commit suicide. The crazy part of the story is that the girl was in Virginia at the time.


Waynesboro man gets 30 years for killing girlfriend

A Waynesboro man was sentenced to more than 30 years in prison Friday for murdering a woman last year. Jonathan Owen Miller, 37, pleaded guilty to first degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in October for the murder of his live-in girlfriend, Rachel Elizabeth Brown, on Ja


Another lawsuit looming for zip line operator at Virginia Aquarium

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) -- Another possible lawsuit is looming for a local zip line park. 10 On Your Side first told you about a Virginia Beach family that claimed their child was hurt on the line at the adventure park at the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach.


Virginia woman hid mother’s decomposing body under blankets, air fresheners: police

A Virginia woman hid her mother’s decomposing body inside their home for weeks, covering the corpse with dozens of blankets and surrounding it with air fresheners to mask the smell, authorities said.


Tractor-trailer hauling Teslas crashes on highway in Virginia

ROCKBRIDGE, Va. (WFXR/WNCN) - A car hauler carrying Tesla vehicles was involved in a wreck on Interstate 81 northbound in Augusta County. According to the Raphine Volunteer Fire Company, one car came off of the top of the hauler during the Friday crash at mile marker 210.


Vehicle safety inspection fee likely to go up in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia drivers are likely to pay more for vehicle safety inspections. The General Assembly has given preliminary approval to legislation that will raise the price of a yearly car inspection from $16 to $20.


Burglars ram box truck into Virginia gun store

DANVILLE (WDBJ) - Guns Gears and Ammo has had attempted burglaries before, but the owner says he’s never seen anything like this. "Well they rammed the building four times with a box truck, which is beyond what most people think of as normal," said Josh Jennings.


Road Conditions Update From VDOT

STAUNTON– (11 a.m.) Snow and sleet are creating slick driving conditions throughout the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands, including interstates and primary roads. As of mid-day Wednesday, the region has received 2 to 6 inches of snow. The winter storm is expected to transition to freezing r


Outages affect more than 5,000 Appalachian Power customers in Southwest Virginia

About two percent of Appalachian Power Co.’s customers in Southwest Virginia were dealing with no electricity Wednesday morning in addition to snow, sleet and freezing rain. According to the company’s online outage map, 10,990 customers were affected as of 9:30 a.m.