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NEWS
September 24, 2012
David is very happy to be back with Your Hometown News Leader, the station he grew up watching.   David was born and raised in Roanoke and graduated from Cave Spring High School in 2008.  From there he went to Syracuse University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.    He is the youngest of three children. His sister Adena works at George Washington University, his brother-in-law is a lawyer, and his brother works for a hedge fund in New York City.
NEWS
WDBJ7 Web Staff | December 24, 2012
Route 220 in Botetourt County is back open following a deadly wreck Monday morning. One person was killed in an accident involving two vehicles and a logging truck. The accident happened on Route 220 near Eagle Rock. ------------------------ State Police have confirmed that one person was killed in the wreck. We're told two vehicles and a tractor-trailer were involved in the accident. The tractor-trailer was carrying logs. Route 220 is still closed in the area.
NEWS
Melinda Zosh and Intern Reporter | February 4, 2011
Lynchburg is known for its devout Christian culture, but another religion is flourishing in the Hill City with members making new friends in unexpected places. Every Friday, a small mosque on Airport road fills with loyal followers of Islam. They come for prayer and a message. Lynchburg's Muslum population is growing, thanks in part to the high number of skilled jobs in the city that attract Middle Eastern natives and their families. So many live here now, that a congregation has formed: The Greater Lynchburg Islamic Association.
NEWS
WDBJ Web Staff | December 6, 2012
The death of a six month old baby girl from Axton is being investigated. Deputies were called to a home along Mountain Valley Road and found a family member giving the child CPR.  She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Investigators say at this time, the death does not seem suspicious. ------------------------------------------------------- Here's more from the Henry County Sheriff's Office: On December 6, 2012 at approximately 4:06 p.m. the Martinsville/Henry County Communications Center received a call of an infant who was unresponsive.
NEWS
Bethany Tucker and WDBJ7 Associate Producer | March 19, 2012
According to the Roanoke County Police Department, preliminary autopsy results indicate that Richard Lawrence died from injuries sustained in the car accident. The cause of the wreck is still under investigation. Further autopsy results aren't expected for several weeks.   ------------------------- UPDATED 9:55pm Sunday: Roanoke County Police confirm the man who died in a crash on Route 311 Sunday is prominent Roanoke attorney, Richard Lawrence. He was 74 years old. Investigators say all others involved in the wreck suffered non-life threatening injuries.
NEWS
Joe Dashiell and Reporter | March 30, 2012
Imagine if you could guarantee a win in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing. The odds make that virtually impossible, but a drawing two decades ago was a different story.   In 1992, the Virginia lottery was just a few years old, and a $27 million jackpot was a big deal. During the second week of February, people were lining up to buy tickets "They told me it's just a lot, 25 million or something like that, so I just decided to play," one customer told WDBJ7.  "Yeah, I'm just hoping I'll be lucky this time.
NEWS
Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | July 6, 2011
A woman who was working toward a graduate degree at Liberty University has died in a car accident near her hometown in West Virginia. Kristin Leigh Short was driving on Interstate 79 near Elkins Monday when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed over a median, and was hit by a tractor trailer in oncoming traffic. Short was working toward a master's degree in counseling at Liberty University, according to an obituary posted by Tomblyn Funeral Home .  The 25-year-old was also attending Brentwood Church in Lynchburg and worked at Strategic Therapy Services as a child counselor.
NEWS
WDBJ7 Web Staff | May 25, 2012
James Justice now owns another recreation destination in the region. Justice has bought the Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County. Justice already owns The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The official closing of the transaction is expected to take place some time before June 30. The Wintergreen Resort is located about 45 miles southwest of Charlottesville. The resort has skiing, golf, a tennis center, full-service spa, fitness center, pools, a lake and several dining options.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
WDBJ7 Web Staff/Justin McLeod | May 7, 2012
Former students of Virginia Western Community College's nursing program have been awarded a $2.4 million settlement against the Roanoke school. The plaintiffs claimed the school didn't notify nursing students quickly enough that Virginia Western's national accreditation had been pulled. They argued the school defrauded them and breached a contract, as a result prevented them from getting certain jobs. The money has been divided among the 73 students.  They were in the school's nursing program between 2005 and 2007.
NEWS
NEWS 7 Web Staff | January 26, 2012
Vaughan-Bassett Furniture announced Thursday that it's opening a new factory in Galax. The factory is expected to open in March. Vaughan-Bassett is buying the old Webb #1 bedroom plant, which is adjacent to Vaughan-Bassett's main factory on Railroad Avenue in Galax. The company expects to add 50 new jobs. Vaughan-Bassett said it could possibly add even more jobs, depending on how demand grows. In addition to buying a new factory, Vaughan-Bassett also announced that a major expansion of its main factory in Galax.
HEALTH
Lesley Howard | May 3, 2011
J. Barrett began drinking mangosteen juice after a twenty-day hospital stay. It was recommended to him by a friend who was concerned about his health. He says, “A senior citizen with a number of ailments, believe me, I was past ready for some relief.” Six weeks after starting a regimen of three daily doses of one ounce of juice, he’d stopped taking six medications and today he’s medication free. “I began experiencing a positive difference in the way I felt from the very first week of drinking mangosteen juice.
NEWS
July 23, 2006
CROCK POT MACARONI & CHEESE -- from Doris May, WDBJ Receptionist From July 2001 . Viewer's Most Requested Series. 1 7-oz. box macaroni, cooked and drained 1 large can evaporated milk 1 stick margarine, melted 3 eggs, slightly beaten 3 cups shredded cheese Mix first 4 ingredients with 2 cups shredded cheese. Pour into crock pot. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Close lid. Cook on Low for 3 hours. NOTE: Do not remove lid during cooking time!
NEWS
WDBJ Web Staff | February 20, 2011
UPDATED: 9:00p.m. Police arrested Gregory Kittrell and have charged him with murder. Kittrell turned himself into police at 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A shooting late Saturday night has claimed the life of a Lynchburg man. Police were called to the F.O.P. Lodge on Wiggington Rd. and found 21 year old Brian Anthony Patterson with several gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
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