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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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November 2, 2012
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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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Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | February 17, 2012
A Bedford County woman learned her punishment Friday for the beating death of her elderly boyfriend. Kristina Pongracz was sentenced to 15 years in prison.  She was found guilty last year of second degree murder for the death of William Herchenrider in May of 2010.  He was 77 when the crime happened, she was 28. "It haunts me what happened that night," said Pongracz, during a hearing Friday in which she testified on her own behalf. "I never intended for this to happen," Pongracz said.  "I loved Bill very much.  We were a family.
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Justin McLeod and WDBJ7 Reporter | July 12, 2012
An ex-porn star is starting her life over on a local rescue squad. It's generating plenty of controversy, but county leaders aren't happy about it and can't do much about it. Harmony Rose is a volunteer at the Cave Spring Rescue Squad. The 29-year-old apparently left the porn industry within the last two years and is now an EMT with the Cave Spring Rescue Squad. A source tells WDBJ7 she passed a criminal background check and has been working at the squad for the last several months.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | November 14, 2012
Virginia State Police have identified the two teenagers killed in an accident Wednesday morning in Bedford County . 17-year-old Jacob Baird of Thaxton and 16-year-old Katie Thurston of Vinton both died in the two-vehicle wreck on Route 24. The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. in the Goodview area of Bedford County. Baird was driving a 2000 Ford Mustang on Route 653 when investigators say he tried to make a left turn onto Route 24, and then pulled the car in the path of a pickup truck.
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Susan Bahorich and reporter | March 13, 2013
A good deal has gotten even better. The Goodwill opened its Outlet Store next to its current facility in Salem Monday. So far, it has been a hit!  The outlet store has items that haven't been sold from area's stores, compiled in bins in one location.    You can find clothes, electronics, even toys and books at close out prices. Many items like clothing is sold by the pound.  "Before the Outlet Store some of these items we wouldve sold at our previous auctions.
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NEWS 7 Web Staff | November 18, 2011
Here's a look at some of the most heavily traveled roads in the Roanoke area: This camera is on Interstate 81 at mile marker 141 in Roanoke County.                                                                                This camera is on Interstate 81 at mile marker 144.6. That's near the Hollins/581 exit.                                                                                 This camera is at mile marker 150.                                                                             This camera is at mile marker 167.6                                                                            
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WDBJ7 Staff Writer/Chris Hurst | May 9, 2013
Outside the court house, former Virginia State Police Sergeant Matthew Brannock said he is satisfied with the ruling handed down to Jonathan Agee on Wednesday. Agee was sentenced to serve three life sentences in prison for killing his ex-wife, and then getting into a shootout with state police. Matthew Brannock is the former Virginia State Police Sergeant who was shot and wounded by Jonathan Agee on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County. "I think it would be hasty for me to celebrate the victory as this may be classified as. Many lives have been changed and Mr. Agee's family will suffer tremendously as a part of this too," Brannock said.
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April 11, 2010
Strawberry Meringues by Joyce Gordon   Ingredients:   2 large egg whites 1/2 Cup granulated sugar   1 lb of strawberries, washed, drained and sliced   8 oz. cream cheese 1 cup powdered sugar 1/2 9 oz. Cool Whip   Directions:   1.  Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Lightly grease a large cookie sheet and line with baking parchment.   2. Place the egg whites into a spotlessly clean mixing bowl and whip until they form stiff peaks,     add the sugar a tablespoon at a time, whipping well after each addition, until the mixture is smooth, thick and glossy.
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News 7 Web Staff | February 7, 2011
Tony Anderson's wife, Paula, seems to be doing better. Roanoke Carilion Hospital now says she's in "good" condition. That's an improvement from Sunday night, when she was listed as "fair. " The couple ran into a tree outside their home in Hunting Hills early Saturday night.  Tony Anderson was charged with driving under the influence. He's one of the most prominent criminal defense attorneys in the area.  Anderson represented Tracie Nininger at her drunk-driving trial, and has defended a lot of high-profile defendants.
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Justin Ward and WDBJ7 Reporter | July 27, 2012
Just when farmers thought this heat would wipe out crops, it's actually helped some. One Halifax County farmer's melons are ripe and ready for the Virginia Cantaloupe Festival in Halifax County. Picking the fruit is a back breaking job that feels like it never ends. "We could probably pick about, I don't know, 30, 40 thousand cantaloupes off a field this size," Said Don Reese. His farm hands know the meaning of a hot job. This has been one of the hottest cantaloupe picking seasons on Don Reese's family farm in Halifax County.
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Tim Saunders and WDBJ7 Reporter | September 24, 2012
One of the most well-known and controversial names in the business world spoke Monday morning at one of our homentown colleges. Donald Trump is at Liberty University, meeting with students and sharing a message about his success, and his religious faith. One of the things he kept saying over and over was how impressed he is with this school. Trump is known for giving sharp critiques, but he had nothing but positive things to say about Liberty and its administration. Trump said he's astounded by how fast Liberty has grown.
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Tim Saunders and Lynchburg Bureau Chief | December 4, 2012
Wesley Earnest will get a new trial.  The former school teacher and administrator found out Monday morning that his April murder conviction is being thrown out. Earnest is accused of killing his estranged wife, Jocelyn, back in 2007.  Judge Jim Updike denied bond, saying that Earnest is a substantially greater flight risk than he was before he went on trial.  That ruling came after Updike decided to set aside Earnest's April 5th murder conviction. ...
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