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A federal grand jury has indicted four people in a 2009 salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut processing plant. The indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Georgia charges four employees with Lynchburg-based Peanut Corp. of America....
Three people have been sentenced for participating in a fraud ring that re-encoded gift cards with stolen credit card numbers. Sekou Fofana, Mory Keita and Ibraham Konte. Fofana, Keita and Konte pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy,...
Anchor/ReporterSome fiery words in the battle over prayer in Pittsylvania County. Hundreds of pages of newly filed court documents show the woman filing suit against the county's board of supervisors called the area "a third world country." It's never been about the...
The former general manager of Valley Metro Transit in Roanoke pleaded guilty in court Friday to charges that he stole government money. Dave Morgan now faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Morgan admitted in...
A Radford man with an extensive criminal background pleaded guilty Monday to selling cocaine on three different occasions. Derrick Chapman will serve five years in prison on the three drug charges. A special judge was appointed to Chapman's case because...
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...
A Roanoke man was sentenced Monday to a year in federal prison. 42-year-old Ahmad Abedallah Al-Mikdadi previously pleaded guilty to one count each of bank fraud, wire fraud and making a false statement to influence financial institutions. Al-Mikdadi has...
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...
A Lynchburg man is among nine people indicted on federal child pornography charges. The Department of Justice says the defendants conspired to receive, distribute and view child pornography. Prosecutors believe that over the past two-and-a-...
Virginia Tech president Charles Steger is no longer an individual defendant in the lawsuit over the 2007 murders on the campus. That leaves only the commonwealth as a defendant. The case is currently set for a week-long trial starting March 5. Here...
News 7 Anchor/ReporterSix 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...
ReporterU.S. officials have dismantled what they call a major international child pornography ring, which allegedly includes a former Parry McCluer High School football coach. Joseph Matthew Wheeler is accused of being a member of an online bulletin board called...
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