Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: WDBJ7 HomeCollections

Featured Articles from WDBJ7

NEWS
WDBJ7 Web Staff | February 25, 2013
The daughter of a retired Roanoke judge was murdered in Baltimore this weekend, according to a news release from the family. The Baltimore Sun reports that Alysia Strickland, 33, and Taewon Tuck, 34, were found dead in a burning car in West Baltimore early Friday morning. Both had gunshot wounds to the head, according to the Baltimore Sun. Click here to read the Baltimore Sun's story. Alysia Strickland was the daughter of Art and Diane Strickland, the family confirmed in a news release.
NEWS
Holly Pietrzak and New River Valley Newsroom Chief | October 5, 2010
A Christiansburg shopping center sits mostly vacant.     It recently lost ANOTHER business.     All of this as property managers search for a nationally known anchor store.     The most recent inquiry came from Sam's Club, but that never materialized.     Within the past year, at least five stores and restaurants have pulled out of the Christiansburg Marketplace.     The Sub Shack was the latest to fall victim.     The the restaurant closed just days ago.     Owner Leslie Paradiso said word of a Sam's Club possibly moving into the center gave her hope to stay open.
NEWS
WDBJ Web Staff | February 6, 2012
Update: 2:50 p.m. Monday - WDBJ7 has learned that 17-year-old Brittni Coffey died in an accident Sunday in Amherst County. Coffey was from Madison Heights.  She was a senior at Amherst County High School, according to the school's principal.  Counselors were on hand there Monday and memorial arrangements are being made. According to a news release from state police, Coffey was driving on Route 130 around 4:55 p.m. Sunday. The car she was driving went off the right side of the road, and when she over corrected she smashed head-on into another vehicle.
NEWS
WDBJ7 Web Staff | March 14, 2012
A Lynchburg woman has admitted to credit card fraud in excess of $150,000. 45-year-old Dianna Mobley pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to the charge. Mobley was an administrative assistant at Dominion Power's Altavista Power Station when prosecutors say she used Dominion credit cards to buy personal gift cards. Prosecutors say Mobley used the credit cards to purchase 422 gift cards, a lawn mower, a utility trailer, computers for herself and family members and other personal items such as gas and food.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 28, 2009
        Natasha's Quick Queso   Takes all of five minutes and you're good to go!!!! (I don't claim to be domestic or creative!)  What you need:   1 Can of Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies 1 Box of Velveeta Cheese (Original or Mexican)     Slice or cube the cheese, put it in a big bowl and microwave it until it starts to melt a little. Then dump in the can of Rotel tomatoes with the juice.
NEWS
Joe Dashiell/Tim Saunders and NEWS7 Reporters | November 18, 2011
We have new information on the train accident that killed a Liberty University student and injured another student Thursday night. The Amherst County Sheriff's Office has identified the young woman who died as 18- year-old Hannah Williams, of Sanford, North Carolina.  18-year-old Julianne Ashbaugh of Temple, Georgia is receiving treatment for critical injuries at Lynchburg General Hospital.  Investigators from the sheriff's office and the fire and EMS crews have wrapped up their investigation at the trestle.
NEWS
April 24, 2013
Nadia Singh joined WDBJ7 as an anchor/reporter in November of 2012.  She's a native Washingtonian and a proud Cum Laude graduate of The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism.  Nadia comes to us with years of varied news experience which started when she was an intern for CNN's White House Unit.  From there, she was a Capitol Hill reporter and producer for The Washington Bureau.   Shortly afterwards, Singh graduated from The University of Maryland University College with an MBA. Then it was off to Miami to join the WFOR/CBS4.com web team as a web reporter and producer.
NEWS
Melissa Gaona and WDBJ7 Multimedia Journalist | May 21, 2013
The Advancement Foundation has received approval from the City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation Department to coordinate a city swim team at the Washington Park pool. The “City Swim Barracudas” will begin practice June 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Swimmers of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate - including students, parents, grandparents and mentors. The head coach, will be Louis Tudor, USA certified and master swimmer. Keith Gaines is the assistant and also certified USA Coach and aquatics director at the YMCA.
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.
NEWS
Chris Hurst and Reporter | May 19, 2011
It never went away, but police thought they had a handle on methamphetamines in Southwest Virginia, but new ways to make it are making meth the hardest drug to fight in our hometowns. Users call it "Shake and Bake," and just like when you use the real “Shake and Bake,” meth can now be made on an incredibly small scale. A two liter soda bottle can make one batch so now, each user is their own cook. But it's where law enforcement is finding these bottles that can expose you to toxic chemicals or even explosions.
NEWS
July 27, 2011
Did you know? Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher honeymooned at The Greenbrier in 1955. Princess Grace and Prince Rainier visited The Greenbrier with their children in 1963. General Dwight D. Eisenhower with a bronze casting of his bust in The Greenbrier's North Parlor in 1945. The story of The Greenbrier begins at the sulphur water spring that remains the center of the resort property.   Since 1778, people have come to "take the waters" to restore their health.
NEWS
Bob Grebe and Reporter | October 14, 2011
    The Craftsmen's Fall Classic returns to the Roanoke Civic Center this weekend.  Hundreds of vendors fill the Special Event Center.     Admission is free.     Hours for the craft show are Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.     Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation for Feeding America Southwest Virginia.  Most needed food items include: canned meats/meals, canned fruits, canned vegetables, dry beans, rice, 100% juice and peanut butter.
NEWS
Holly Pietrzak and Weekend Anchor/Reporter | November 20, 2011
Preparing a Thanksgiving meal takes a lot of work and a lot of time. Some are choosing other options as the traditional meal is being outsourced. It's one of few restaurants where you can still get a home-cooked meal. "This is a good place to come.  You get an excellent meal for a good price," said Betty Hosp, a diner at The Roanoker.     The Roanoker has been around for the past 70 years.     Besides serving up hundreds of meals on Thanksgivings Day, the kitchen staff is cooking up whole birds for families to share at home.
Advertisement
wdbj7 Articles
|
|
|