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ReporterYou won't hear the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors praying, at least for now. A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction, silencing the board until a federal lawsuit is settled. "It's tough, it's going to be a long battle. We knew that,...
WDBJ7 Associate ProducerA federal judge has ordered the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors to stop opening its meetings with prayer, at least for the time being. A woman who regularly attended the meetings filed an anonymous lawsuit against the Board. The American...
Prosecutors say some of the 8 killed in Appomattox County shootings died two days earlier than thoughtProsecutors now say some of those slain in a 2010 multiple shooting in Appomattox County died two days before originally believed. The Appomattox County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office tells media outlets investigators now believe 41-year-old...
New details in the case of Bob Terry. He's the 80-year-old store owner in Moneta who was brutally attacked at his country store last October. Jason Shell, the man arrested for assaulting Terry, was in court Monday. During his hearing at the Bedford...
News 7 ReporterHe won't be in New Orleans with the football team, but Cody Journell will be out of jail. Journell was released on a $100,000 secured bond from the Montgomery County jail Wednesday morning. He's been in jail since getting arrested for breaking and...
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UPDATE: Virginia Tech kicker and two other men charged with breaking into a Blacksburg home, Judge denies bondBlacksburg police say three men were charged with breaking and entering Wednesday night including Virginia Tech kicker, Cody Journell. Also arrested were Matthew Dunton and Matthew Brady. All three men are in the Montgomery County jail. Police are...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA Bedford man accused of holding deputies in a standoff before setting fire to his own house last summer will have to wait a few more months to stand trial. Dennis Caldwell's case was scheduled for jury trial in Bedford Circuit Court Tuesday morning, but...
Three other Republican presidential hopefuls have joined Texas Gov. Rick Perry's lawsuit challenging Virginia's ballot access law. U.S. District Judge John Gibney on Wednesday granted a motion by Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman Jr. and Rick Santorum to...
A federal lawsuit that accuses Salem officials of discriminating against a former vendor is scheduled to go to trial in the fall. The Roanoke Times reports that U.S. District Judge James Turk scheduled an Oct. 16 trial on Tuesday. Yvonne Henderson filed...
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Governor McDonnell, Lieutenant Governor Bolling and ACLU ask state GOP to rescind loyalty oath in March primaryReporterA loyalty oath in Virginia’s presidential primary drew more opposition today from unlikely allies: the state’s top Republican elected officials and the American Civil Liberties Union. Governor Bob McDonnell joined Lieutenant Governor Bill...
ReporterIt's been talked about for more than a decade. Now, construction on the new Montgomery Courthouse is 80% complete. It is located next to the current courthouse in downtown Christiansburg. The new $20,000,000 facility is two and a half times bigger than...
Virginia Republican Party Chairman Pat Millins is asking a federal court to dismiss him as a defendant in Rick Perry's legal bid to be included on the state's presidential primary ballot. The Texas governor along with several other Republicans failed...
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