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NEWS 7 Web Staff and News 7 Anchor/Reporter | December 16, 2011
Six Five fraternity members charged with the hazing death of a college student accepted guilty pleas Friday. (3:39 p.m. This corrects a previous version. One member, Ryan Lawson, had his case continued for twelve months.)* All six were got two-year suspended sentences and a $1,000 fine. If they have good behavior, they will not get jail time. The six were charged in connection to the death of Sam Mason in October 2010. Mason died of alcohol poisoning.
WEATHER
Meteorologist Brent Watts | October 8, 2012
October is known for its changing leaves, cool days, chilly nights and even fog and cold rain. One thing that probably doesn't come to mind when you think of October is snow. While it's rare, October snows aren't unheard of. ROANOKE SNOW Just last year, several hometowns, including Roanoke, Lynchburg and Blacksburg recorded flurries on October 28 and 29th. Flurries count as a trace. If you're looking for something more than a few flying flurries, you'd have to go back to October 10th 1979, where .30" of snow fell in Roanoke.
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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.
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.
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Jean Jadhon | May 23, 2012
Liberace, Rock Hudson, and Ryan White are three names associated with AIDS. Since the 1980's, 600,000 people have died of AIDS, but you don't hear much about it these days. The scary reality is that there is no cure and the number of new HIV cases is rising in Southwest Virginia. "You don't see the faces of people who are gone and look very ill on television anymore. You don't hear a lot about it," said Elaine Martin, the HIV Prevention Director with the Virginia Department of Health.
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Meteorologist Brent Watts | October 10, 2012
There's nothing quite like autumn in southwest and central Virginia. As the colors unfold across the region, we wanted to know where you like to go and catch the fall foliage. Here are the top answers along with a few more extras you suggested. BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY You can tell the leaf-peepers from the rest of those traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. They are the ones going 10 miles below the speed limit and stopping off at every overlook to catch a better glimpse. Why not?
NEWS
Tim Saunders and WDBJ Staff | December 4, 2012
The jury is now deliberating the case.  --------------- Closing arguments are now underway in the Wesley Earnest case. DAY NINE: November 19, 2010 Testimony ended Friday morning with the conclusion of the defense case and a surprising revelation from Earnest, who claims he entered his wife's house before her death without her permission. The admission came as Earnest re-took the stand for cross-examination.  Prosecutors asked Earnest about a time in 2006 when he entered Jocelyn Earnest's Pine Bluff home uninvited.  Wesley admitted to climbing in through a window.  At this point, Jocelyn had changed the locks on her home and Wesley was unable to gain entry through a doorway.  While in the home, prosecutors asked Earnest if he wrote on a "timeline," to which Earnest did not recall.
NEWS
September 5, 2012
Name : Kenneth Hildebrandt Running for : U.S. House of Representatives , 5th District Party : Independent Greens Official website : Click here Biography : Hildebrandt was a chiropractic physician in New Jersey from 1987 to 2000. In 2001 Hildebrandt began work as an independent web journalist. Hildebrandt bought a home in Southside Virginia in 2004, and moved there from Manhattan in 2006. In April of 2012 he was asked to run for the 5th District seat for the Independent Greens party.
NEWS
September 26, 2011
E-mail Karen Like Karen on Facebook Karen Loftus joined the WDBJ7 team as a the Weekend Sports Anchor/ Reporter in September of 2011.  Before coming to Roanoke, she worked at WHAG in Hagerstown, Maryland as their Sports Director. She is a 2006 graduate of the University of Richmond, where she earned a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Rhetoric and Communication Studies. While at Richmond, Karen was a reporter and assistant copy editor for the school newspaper, The Collegian, and also played club volleyball.
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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.
WEATHER
Meteorologist Brent Watts | March 13, 2012
March 13-14th, 1993, the region saw one of the largest March snowfalls in recorded history. The weather predictions grew from 6 to 12 inches early in the week,  to 1 to 2 feet just before the snow began on Friday and continued through Sunday. On top of the extreme snow, strong winds were expected to top 50 mph during the second half of the storm, creating the blizzard conditions across much of the east coast. One national forecaster commented, "this is like a hurricane, with snow.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | March 26, 2013
Morgan Harrington's family has amended its lawsuit against a company that provided security at a Charlottesville concert where she disappeared in October 2009. Harrington, who was from Roanoke County and attended Virginia Tech, was found dead in January 2010 in Albemarle County. In the amended lawsuit, Harrington's family claims that their daughter suffered a “serious head injury” on her way to a bathroom at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. The lawsuit against the security company, Regional Marketing Concepts (RMC)
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | April 25, 2013
A single car accident in Russell County on Thursday morning resulted in the death of an Abingdon woman. According to a news release, Senior Trooper K.K. Davis was called to the scene of the wreck at 9:52 a.m. on Thursday. The Chevrolet Impala that was involved in the crash was traveling north on Route 80 when it ran off the left side of the road. The driver overcorrected, causing her to lose control of the car. The car then travelled back across the roadway, ran off the right side of the road, and into the median where it struck several trees.
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Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | June 21, 2013
When you think of personal trainers, people like Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper may come to mind. How about Ben Crosswhite? His name may not be familiar, but he's earning a reputation for helping some of Lynchburg's most well known people slim down. "Since I was younger, I have loved it," Crosswhite said of his chosen career.  "I love the results it brings. " Results are something he's becoming known for.  His clients are dropping pounds, lots of pounds, and they're doing it fast.
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