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LIFESTYLE
WDBJ Web Staff | September 18, 2011
Ms. Shirley's Award-winning Sweet Potato Pie   Pie Crust - 2 cups flour - 1 cup shortening - 1/2 cup water - 1/2 tsp. salt   Mix flour and salt, then add shortening.  Mix with a fork until particles are the size of a pea. Add water and stir together. Chill dough for 15 minutes, then roll out onto a floured board.  Cut dough into a large circle and press into pie pan.   Pie Filling - 5 Medium sweet potatoes (baked and peeled)
NEWS
Meteorologist Brent Watts | February 2, 2012
The substance spilled at the accident on Interstate 81 was Thioglycol, a substance used in textiles, pharmaceuticals, insecticides, agricultural products and the making of PVC pipe among other things. While it appears the chemical Thioglycol has been contained, some of the vapors may have dispursed around the scence of the accident. No evacuations have been ordered. Here's a little background on the chemical and its impact on the environment and human health (Source: Chemicalland21.com )
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 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.
NEWS
WDBJ7 Web Staff | January 29, 2013
The Hooters restaurant in Roanoke has closed its doors. The Williamson Road restaurant, which is owned by a Richmond businessman, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November. A notice posted on the restaurant door indicates that the tenant defaulted on its loans. The notice reads that the “premises are now under the control of the Landlord, Spirit Master Funding, LLC. Because of lease defaults, the Tenant has no right to possession of these premises or any furniture, fixtures, or equipment located at the premises, but remains liable for outstanding amounts payable, future charges, and damages under the Lease with the Landlord.
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
Hollani Davis and Anchor/Reporter | December 11, 2010
There were a few dozen very special guests of honor expected at a feast Saturday afternoon. Sheetz gas stations teamed up with the Salvation Army to throw a holiday party called "For the Kids".  These are kids whose parents might be a little down on their luck. "We have seen more families this Christmas that have never signed up for Christmas help before that have come to us for help," says Priscilla Carter. Family Services Director at the Salvation Army. "Stores and volunteers shopped a couple, three weeks ago. Presents were wrapped and today we're going to invite the kids in and have a party to give their presents," says Bob Murphy of Sheetz.
NEWS
Meteorologist Brent Watts | January 17, 2012
Unless you are a passionate snow-lover, there's nothing to complain about this winter. Even if we did have a big snow, it probably wouldn't be even a quarter the depth of the snow in Alaska. While much of the U.S. is falling behind with snow amounts this winter, Alaska is at the other extreme, with record snowfall so far this winter. We recently told you the story of Cordova, Alaska's large snow amounts. Meteorologist Mitch Sego at our sister station in Achorage, Alaska says they are getting a lot of attention "because the National Guard was called in to assist the residents who had their roof collapse under the weight of the heavy snow.
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
Hollani Davis and Anchor/Reporter | July 18, 2011
A new shuttle bus connecting riders from Roanoke to the Amtrak train in Lynchburg debuts on Tuesday. The Smart Way Connector will run twice a day departing from the Roanoke Civic Center.  One-way tickets are $4.  Click here for additional pricing and parking information. Eventually, the connector buses will be 16-seaters and Amtrak passengers will have priority.  Soon, train riders will be able to reserve their seat on the bus online when booking their train tickets.  For now, it's first come first serve.
NEWS
Bob Grebe and Reporter | October 4, 2011
    With the holiday season approaching, the Salvation Army of Roanoke will begin accepting applications for Christmas assistance Wednesday, October 5.     To apply come to the Salvation Army offices at 724 Dale Avenue SE on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m.     The deadline to apply is November 23.      To apply bring the following items:         Photo ID         Social security cards for everyone...
HEALTH
Jean Jadhon and WDBJ-TV Anchor/Reporter | November 14, 2011
It's amazing what being outside can do for a person's mood and health. For residents with memory troubles, there's a new place to spend time outside and get some fresh air at Friendship Retirement Community. At a first glance it may look like a typical outdoor space with tables, chairs, benches and a walking path, but this garden is unique. "It can be a mood changing environment," said Cheyenne Barton, Director of Activities at Friendship Retirement Community in Roanoke County.
NEWS
Kimberly McBroom and REPORTER | December 9, 2010
  A trip to see Santa is typically on the to-do list for families during the holiday season.  If you want something a little different from the traditional visit to see the mall Santa, how about Breakfast with Santa at Hotel Roanoke? CHIP of Roanoke Valley will host the 11th Annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 11 at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.  Organizers say there will be a  breakfast buffet, pictures with Santa, children’s entertainment, along with holiday music and crafts.
NEWS
Web Staff | November 2, 2012
Meet the songwriters behind some of your favorite country songs this weekend. Four of Nashville's songwriters will perform Saturday night to raise money for the Buchanan Area Ministerial Association Food Pantry in Botetourt county. ABOUT THE ARTISTS This won't be your typical concert. The show will be performed as a Nashville-style song writers round. Each artist will play their song, describing how it came about. Leading the cause is songwriter, Matt Ramsey, originally from Buchanan.
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