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News 7 ReporterA Sunday hunting bill has been introduced by state Senator Phillip P. Puckett. This bill would allow hunting or killing of any wild bird or wild animal on Sundays. Puckett (D) represents the senate's 38th District. Currently, hunting on Sundays is...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- A lawyer for the estates of two Upper Big Branch miners says Alpha Natural Resources has settled wrongful death lawsuits with the families of all 29 victims of West Virginia's 2010 disaster. Virginia-based Alpha didn't...
Multimedia JournalistFor most of you, buying a Christmas tree only happens once a year. But for others, including tree farmers, it’s a year round process. Farmers tell News 7 that they try to not have any leftover trees simply because they hate to waste. But for...
News 7 Anchor/ReporterSome are cranking up the heat because of low natural gas prices. According to Roanoke Gas, this is not a sudden decrease. Most homes have a hookup to get Roanoke Gas and they've seen a 40 percent decrease. Roger Holden's natural gas bill is down....
Virginia hunters got some good news Thursday. A Senate committee has voted to lift a ban on Sunday hunting in the Commonwealth. The bill now goes to the full Senate for a vote. Governor McDonnell has said he will support Sunday hunting on private land....
Grayson County sheriff's deputies are trying to figure out if a convicted murderer has also killed others. The sheriff says Frederick Hammer confessed to them in October that he has more victims that live in Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina....
Several local congressmen responded to President Obama's State of the Union Address. Here is what they had to say: -------------------------------------- GOODLATTE STATEMENT FOLLOWING PRESIDENT OBAMA’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS “Actions...
People in the forestry industry are gathering in Wytheville for a three day conference. It's the 91st annual meeting of the Society of American Foresters, which brings together industry professional from Virginia and North and South Carolina. This year'...
Everyone is familiar with weather systems on earth like rain, wind and snow. But space weather – variable conditions in the space surrounding Earth – has important consequences for our lives inside Earth’s atmosphere. Solar activity...
The mild winter could increase the threat of wildfires. That's the warning from Governor Bob McDonnell. Virginia's wildfire season runs from Feb. 15 through April 30. According to a news release, 95 percent of wildfires in Virginia are caused by...
ReporterThey've been called the serial killers of the south. Burmese Pythons are invading and devouring the Florida Everglades. The startling rise in sightings and captures of Burmese Pythons in the Everglades has grabbed national headlines. It's also gotten the...
Four dollar a gallon gasoline could be here by the end of the spring. According to AAA, prices could spike another 60 cents or more before May. Right now, regular unleaded gas in Roanoke averages $3.42 a gallon. Last month, prices were about 21...
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