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A sentencing hearing is set for a Gloucester County couple convicted of keeping their daughter in a makeshift cage. Media outlets report that Brian and Shannon Gore each face up to life in prison. They're scheduled to be sentenced Monday afternoon in...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistAnyone can fall victim to domestic violence at any time, but WDBJ 7 has learned that our area may be more prone to the violence. According to reports, the Southwestern part of Virginia leads the state in domestic violence deaths. Numbers released by...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterIt's a crime that has never gone away. However, police in Roanoke City have seen a surge in cold blooded domestic violence cases. They say last October a woman was stabbed to death after a sour relationship. In December, a husband was charged with...
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) -- A Virginia man who was once one of the nation's most prominent swimming coaches is scheduled to be sentenced for sexually abusing one of the girls he instructed. Richard J. Curl, who pleaded guilty in February, is scheduled to...
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WDBJ7 ReporterRight now there is no shelter in Danville for abused women and children. A businesswoman wants to change that. Alfrieta Bennett-Reaves is using her Realtor office as a business center for a new domestic violence shelter called Grandma's House. She...
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A community comes together to remember the life of an infant who police say died at the hands of his mother. Friday night, dozens of people came out to honor Alphonzo Fuller. They say he never got a proper funeral service and wanted to pay tribute to...
Tags: Human Interest, Child Abuse
A Danville woman has been charged with killing her two-month-old son. The boy was found unresponsive at 1 p.m. April 19 in Woodside Village. The child later died. The medical examiner’s office ruled the cause of death as homicide by blunt force...
Tags: Prosecution, Murder
A Florida couple accused of kidnapping their two young sons and fleeing by boat to Havana were handed over to the United States, and were booked into Florida jail, officials said Wednesday. Joshua Michael Hakken and his wife Sharyn are being held at the...
WDBJ 7 Anchor/ReporterThousands of children in Virginia suffer from abuse or neglect every day. According to Children's Trust Roanoke Valley, there were 52,675 children reported as possible victims of abuse or neglect last year. April is National Child Abuse Prevention...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefPeople who need mental health services in Bedford can now find everything they need in one location. Horizon Behavioral Services has opened a new office on Independence Boulevard. The organization, which used to be called Central Virginia Community...
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