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NEWS
September 17, 2010
WDBJ Internship Information   WDBJ Television offers internships to college students interested in broadcast television.    The station strives to give the student in-depth practical work experience in areas of interest, as well as an overview of the station in general.   We have a limited number of internships available each semester to students enrolled in an accredited college or university.    REQUIREMENTS To qualify, students must attend an accredited college or university and must provide a letter verifying the student is actively enrolled and will receive academic credit for the internship.
NEWS
May 18, 2010
UPDATED: Wednesday, 5:30p.m. How far is too far to go to make an arrest? It's a question many of you have asked News7 since Tuesday night when we told you about an undercover sting operation in Salem. A woman was arrested last week for prostitution at the "K-nail and hair salon" on West Main street. According to a search warrant - a sworn court document - the woman removed the uncover officer's underwear and started to perform a sex act on him before she was arrested.
NEWS
WDBJ7 Web Staff | October 19, 2012
A Franklin County family is glad the week is over. The Parsons were in Franklin County Circuit Court Friday afternoon as a teenager pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Zach Parsons. On January 23, Marina Snyder crashed her car killing 17-year-old Zach Parsons. Witnesses say Snyder was going 75 to 100 miles per hour on Booker T Washington Highway. On Friday Marina Snyder was given a 10 year suspended sentence. She was ordered to a juvenile facility until the age of 21 and committed as a 'serious offender'.
WEATHER
Meteorologist Brent Watts | November 2, 2012
Sunday, Nov. 4, is the end of Daylight Saving Time for 2012 and the time most in the U.S. get to turn their clocks back one hour. The time change officially takes place at 2 a.m., which means you turn the clock back to 1 a.m. However, most find it easier to turn the clock back one hour before going to bed Saturday night, giving you an extra hour of sleep. If that's not confusing enough, people worldwide have changed this man-made "holiday" into "Daylight Savings Time" when the actual term is "Daylight Saving Time.
WEATHER
Meteorologist Brent Watts | July 11, 2012
You bought a generator during the recent power outage. The power is back on, so now what do you do with it? "It's mainly with first-time generator owners," says Steve Wirt , a technician at Outdoor Power Equipment in Roanoke, Virginia. "If you make the mistake once, you won't do it again. " Here's a few tips that will keep your generator running when you need it the most. MISTAKE #1 |  NOT ENOUGH POWER When looking to purchase a generator, most will make a decision based on the wallet, rather than what they need to run.  A small generator of about 3,000 watts can run a few lights, fans and a refrigerator.
NEWS
May 27, 2010
Sasquatch in Virginia? The creature otherwise known as Big Foot. At least one Virginian says "yes", and is on the hunt in Spotsylvania County. Billy Willard operates Sasquatch Watch and says there have been 14 sightings with-in five miles of each other. "Back in May 2009, we had three witnesses come forward and report to us they had a sighting of a large creature on two legs and it was hairy," said Willard. Willard says the witnesses he's talked to are too embarrassed to go public.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
David Seidel and Assignment Manager | October 26, 2011
Students have returned to class at Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School in Henry County.  The school was evacuated for a time because of a suspected gas leak. Investigators traced the smell of gas to the school's parking lot.  They discovered a leaking propane tank in the back of a truck. -------------------- Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School in Henry County was evacuated because of a suspected gas leak Wednesday. Emergency crews were at the school, as of 12:15 p.m. Wednesday.  They had not yet found the source of the problem.
NEWS
Chris Hurst and Anchor/Reporter | November 23, 2011
He was beaten unconscious and paralyzed trying to arrest two suspects. Now former Roanoke police officer Bryan Lawrence has suffered another injury. Lawrence fell on Sunday at the church were he's now a minister, breaking several bones including his neck. It's an injury he says could have easily killed him. It was just before the service at Cave Rock Baptist Church was about to start. He was walking in a hallway when he tripped and fell. "I got up close and personal with a metal doorframe," he says.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
Jean Jadhon and WDBJ7 Anchor/Reporter | May 29, 2012
How many of you have chatted online with an old flame? Is it considered cheating and is Facebook contributing to broken marriages?  Divorce lawyers now say they're seeing more cases involving social media and many divorce lawyers are collecting most of their evidence of infidelity from online social networking. "I think people can innocently say 'Hey, wow I haven't seen you in  20 or 30 years, and they start chatting with each other and then it can become more than just the occasional chat," said Poarch Sledd, a licensed professional counselor.
NEWS
WDBJ7 Web Staff | April 15, 2013
Neil MacInnis, the teenager accused of opening fire Friday at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg, was taken into custody with a 12-gauge shotgun that he legally purchased two days before the shooting, investigators say. MacInnis wounded two women inside New River Community College's satellite campus, which is inside the mall. MacInnis' shotgun was bought legally on Wednesday from a licensed dealer in the New River Valley. Nine spent shell casings were recovered inside New River Community College.
NEWS
Jean Jadhon and WDBJ-TV Anchor/Reporter | February 14, 2011
Saying "ahhh" may not be the only thing you are asked to do at your next doctor's appointment. You may also be asked to say "cheese. " When patients check in at Physicians to Women in Roanoke, they now have their picture taken with a tiny camera. "It doesn't bother me because that way they know who I am," said Gigi Shipp, a patient there. Knowing who exactly is checking in is one reason behind the pictures. It's meant to cut down on insurance fraud. "You'll have some patients that may not have insurance that will get a friend's card, bring it in and and pass it off as themselves," said Kim Sandras, Physicians to Women office manager.
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