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Models strutted their stuff on stage at the Hotel Roanoke on Sunday - all for a good cause. All of this was to celebrate women who have overcome addiction and to raise money for others who still need help. It's the annual Runway for Recovery, put on...
Tags: Substance Abuse, Health
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA Bedford woman enjoys eating an item that comes straight from the ground, but it's not what you might expect. "Whenever I need one I just get it out," said Teresa Widener, pouring a handful of crumbs out of an old pill bottle. She places the tiny...
Weekend Anchor/ReporterThe mental health defendants will be dropped from a lawsuit filed by the families of two women killed during the mass shooting on April 16th, 2007 at Virginia Tech. That's according to Robert Hall, an attorney representing the families of Julia Pryde and...
Tags: Mental Health, Trials, File Sharing, Health
Former Virginia Tech football player Tommy Edwards share his struggles with mental health problems through musicREPORTERMental health isn't always an easy topic to talk about, especially for those who suffer from it. But former Virginia Tech running back Tommy Edwards is raising awareness about his personal struggles through his music. Edwards was diagnosed with Post...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled that the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage can eventually be made mentally fit to stand trial. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns on Wednesday extended Jared Lee Loughner's detention for four more...
Virginia Department of Education to look at Bedford Co.'s training for special ed. bus drivers & aidesReporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefThe Virginia Department of Education will conduct a review of Bedford County Public Schools' training procedures for special education bus drivers and aides. Bedford County is being sued by parents of a 14-year-old autistic boy was seen on a bus camera...
DETROIT (AP) -- A family friend says former first lady Betty Ford has died at age 93. Marty Allen says Ford, whose battles with cancer and substance abuse inspired millions to seek treatment, died Friday. Allen did not say how Betty Ford died. He says...
Virginia Tech has developed a plan to curb alcohol abuse over the next seven years. The report released Friday says 57 percent of Virginia Tech students drink beyond moderation and about 500 injuries occur each year at the school as a result of alcohol...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefAnimals will play a big role at a new treatment center that's opening in one hometown. Doctors in Amherst County have developed a program that uses horses to help patients overcome addiction. "We're getting people out of that traditional box and into...
Tags: Substance Abuse
National Drug Facts Week serves as a reminder for parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of drug abuse.REPORTERDespite decades of being told to say "no" to drugs, America's children are too often still saying "yes." That's why anti-drug abuse education continues. The National Institute on Drug Abuse is holding its second annual National Drug Facts Week. It's...
The Veterans Affairs hospital in Salem is streamlining its mental health services. Currently, there are 16 patients in the memory disorder ward. They'll all be transferred to long-term facilities or another unit at the VA. The reason for the shift is...
ReporterA LewisGale patient is accused of raping another patient. Salem police were called to LewisGale's Behavioral Health Unit for a report that one patient raped another patient last Thursday, July 21. A day later, Terron Michie was arrested. He's...
Tags: Mental Health, Rape, Health
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