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News 7 Web Staff/Keith Humphry | February 28, 2011
Convicted killer Jens Soering has another reason he feels he should get out of prison.  Having rolled the dice and lost, Soering tells a lot about truth. He touches on comedy, television and heaven.  It seems his last hope lies in DNA testing from a year and a half ago. Soering is doing time for killing a wealthy couple on the Bedford County side of Lynchburg. "I've spent 24 yrs. 9 mos , + 25 days in prison," said Soering. While he's counting the days, he's lost track of the number of institutions.
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David Kaplan/WDBJ7 Web Staff | September 18, 2012
Bath County investigators confirmed late Tuesday afternoong that a body found Sept. 2 is Beacher Hackney. He was the prime suspect in the killings of two of his co-workers at The Homestead resort in March 2009. Hackney's body was found about seven miles from The Homestead, near the Lower Cascades Golf Course. Hackney's remains were found after two people found a jacket in the brush. A Ziploc baggie full of ammunition was found inside the jacket. "They also found a badly-rusted .380 semi-automatic handgun and a man's watch on the ground nearby," Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker said.
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Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | March 22, 2011
New details are emerging in a legendary local murder case. Jens Soering was convicted of murder 20 years ago.  The German native was a student at the University of Virginia in 1985 when investigators say he drove to Bedford and killed Derick and Nancy Haysom, stabbing them at their Bedford County home. The Haysoms were parents of Soering's girlfriend, Elizabeth Haysom. A jury found Soering guilty in 1990 of carrying out the murders.  He was sentenced to two life terms.
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Jean Jadhon and WDBJ-TV Anchor/Reporter | March 5, 2013
When you think of allergies you probably think of sneezing and wheezing, but there's another type of allergy that's relatively new. It can make it painful to swallow. This allergy can affect your esophagus which is the tube that transports food to the stomach. The allergic reaction is called eosinophilic esophagitis, a type of white blood cell (eosinophil) builds up in the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach (esophagus) as a reaction to foods, allergens or acid reflux, according to the Mayo Clinic website.
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Holly Pietrzak and New River Valley Newsroom Chief | October 29, 2010
The ghost stories of the three sisters in black have hung around Christiansburg for more than a century now.     The trio was known for their dark attire.     Mary Snead, Caroline Martin and Virginia Wardlaw were educators who ran the old Montgomery Female Academy in the early 1900's.     The old building is gone....in its place now the Old Christiansburg Middle School - currently housing Blacksburg Middle School students.     The women were notorious for killing off relatives for insurance money.
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March 22, 2010
News7's Tim Saunders is in the courtroom in Bedford.  He'll be posting updates throughout the trial. DAY TEN - April 5 UPDATED: 4:54 p.m. Wesley Earnest's mother nearly collapses after hearing her son's verdict. "I feel that the jury did what they thought that they needed to do, but I think it was done on speculation and distortion of the facts. My son is innocent. I believe that in my heart. I love Jocelyn, but my son did not murder this woman," said Patricia Wimmer, Wesley Earnest's mother.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff/Joe Dashiell | May 24, 2013
Developers say a new project in the city of Roanoke will transform a 22-acre site between Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and downtown. Friday morning, they came together with community leaders to break ground on "The Bridges. " The first phase includes new housing and offices near the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, a restaurant in the old stable that's still standing on the property and a river walk along the Roanoke River. Jason Vickers-Smith is a Richmond-based developer.
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May 21, 2010
E-mail Jean Follow Jean on Facebook Follow Jean on Twitter Jean Jadhon is Co-Anchor of WDBJ7 at Six, Anchor of WDBJ7 at 5, and a reporter. Jean began at  WDBJ7 as anchor of News 7 at Eleven .  One year later, she helped inaugurate News 7 at Five.  In 2005 Jean took over the duties as co-anchor of the staion's flagship 6 p.m. newscast. Jean spends mornings reporting stories in the field and afternoons working on News 7 at Five and News 7 at Six. Jean is a native of central New York State and started her career as a  reporter in Binghamton, New York, before heading to Syracuse, New York, as a reporter  for the ABC affiliate there.  Jean's work then brought her to the Gulf Coast of Florida where she anchored the weekday 10 o'clock news in the Fort Myers-Naples market.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | April 23, 2012
We're learning more details about a hiker found murdered along the Appalachian Trial in Amherst County last June. At a news conference in Amherst Monday, FBI Investigators revealed that Scott Lilly was suffocated.  They're not saying whether Lilly was choked or strangled, but they did reveal that Lilly's body was partially buried after he was killed. The FBI, U.S. Attorney's Office, National Park Service, and U.S. Department of Forestry were all at the news conference Monday at the Amherst County Sheriff's Office.
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Tricia Foley, MD, RD | May 4, 2011
Many seeking to lose weight are looking for help, guidance and support to reach their goals but aren’t quite sure where to turn.  The Weigh Station is a Physician managed weight loss facility offering an innovative approach to the growing problem of managing obesity and has two locations in South West Virginia.   Using a multi-disciplinary team, The Weigh Station is able to hold up to their motto “Creating Knowledge, Changing habits, Changing lives”,...
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Dan Dennison and WDBJ7 News Director | November 2, 2012
Our next story is one that shows the depth and strength of the human spirit. If you're a moviegoer or a reader, you may already know the story of Aron Ralston; the Colorado man who cut his own arm off after being trapped in a slot canyon nearly a decade ago. Ralston spoke at Washington and Lee University Thursday night. Actor James Franco portrayed Ralston in last year's movie “127 Hours.” "One apology, sorry to those of you who were hoping I might look a little more like James Franco,” Ralston told the crowd.
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Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | March 17, 2011
5:35 pm A Bedford jury found Cecilia Burnette guilty of felony child abuse but innocent of second degree murder in the death of her infant daughter, Marissa.  The jury recommended a sentence of 8 years in prison for the child abuse change and a 75-thousand dollar fine. Burnette's formal sentencing will be May 26.  She will remain on bond until then. The eight month old died in September 2008 from what investigators call "blunt force trauma injuries over the course of time.
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