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A woman from Appomattox is dead after falling during a hike in Amherst County. Rebecca Catherine Almond died Thursday afternoon after falling from Staton Creek Falls in the Jefferson George Washington National Forest. She was pronounced dead at the...
The National Forest Service has temporarily closed all access points to the Jackson River in Alleghany County due to unsafe water conditions. Crews have responded to numerous canoes and kayaks that have capsized in the dangerous waters. Everyone who has...
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Anchor/ReporterAppalachian Power is paying Virginia's Forestry Department $41,679.78 to cut down hundreds of trees for two electrical transmission lines. The project will impact about 82 acres of forestland in Roanoke (48 acres) and Botetourt Counties (34 acres). ...
ReporterUPDATE 3/15: More charges have been filed in the abduction and murder of Nathan Combs. The Smyth Co. Commonwealth's Attorney Roy Evans will present capital murder charges to the next grand jury for Daniel Crouse, 38, and Garrett Crouse, 18, according...
ReporterIt's been one month since two Elliston teenagers were struck and killed by a train. This afternoon, those closest to Grayson Hoops, 17, and Steven Robertson, 16, took a hike on the boy's favorite trail-- a chance to remember their friends. "It's like...
Assignment ManagerState forestry crews will mop up a small brush fire in Roanoke County today. The fire near Starlight and Hemlock Lanes burned about two-and-a-half acres Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Firefighters from Roanoke County and the Virginia...
An update to a hunting accident in November that led to the death of a 27-year-old man. Burrell Hall of Clifton Forge has been indicted in the death of Travis Persinger for a shooting that took place in the George Washington National Forest on Rich...
McDonnell urges lawmakers to trim government RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Gov. Bob McDonnell is urging legislators to make some tough choices to cut spending and restructure state government. McDonnell said Wednesday night in his State of the Commonwealth...
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Agriculture Secretary Todd Haymore is outlining Gov. Bob McDonnell's 2011 initiatives to grow the state's agriculture and forestry industries. Haymore on Friday also highlighted several successes in 2010, including...
Police are investigating a school bus accident in Roanoke. It happened around 7 a.m. at the intersection of King Street and Orange Avenue. According to police, 60-year-old Gregory Criswell of Vinton was driving the bus when he ran off the road and...
UPDATED: 9:25 p.m., 2/22/11 Crews at the Pickle Branch Fire were able to accomplish their goal today and the fire is 100 % contained. UPDATED: 5:20p.m., 02/22/11 Part of the Appalachian trail known as "Dragon's Tooth" has reopened ...after a...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's spring fire season is just around the corner. The Department of Forestry says starting Feb. 15, outdoor burning of brush is prohibited before 4 p.m. The ban remains in effect until April 30. Department spokesman John...
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