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Associated PressFormer Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has waived his preliminary hearing, a decision that moves him toward a trial on charges of child sex abuse. At least some of his 10 accusers had been expected to testify at the hearing. The...
NEWS 7 Web StaffWythe County deputies started out 2011 with a disturbing discovery. After getting a tip, authorities found a dead newborn inside a cave in January. This story is our sixth of the year. The newborn baby was found in a dark, small cave along a East Lee...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterVirginia Tech is airing its dirty laundry. T-shirts are hanging from clothes lines on the school's drill field. They were made by students. Each color represents someone who has been raped, assaulted, even women who killed by a loved one. The words...
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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefPolice are sharing images of a man they believe attacked a woman near Lynchburg College. Officers have drawn up a sketch, using information from the woman who was assaulted. She told investigators that the man in this picture tried to abduct her on...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefDealing with the sudden loss of a relative is difficult for any family. One Bedford woman is coping with the recent death of her mother, by doing something positive for victims of domestic violence. "Carolyn Kennedy was a piece of work!" said Melissa...
Tags: Social Issues, Human Interest, Crimes
ReporterWith the holiday season approaching, the Salvation Army of Roanoke will begin accepting applications for Christmas assistance Wednesday, October 5. To apply come to the Salvation Army offices at 724 Dale Avenue SE on Mondays, Tuesdays and...
Multimedia JournalistPink isn't the only color highlighting awareness during October. If you've driven through downtown Roanoke, near Elmwood Park, you more than likely noticed hundreds of purple decorations. The color purple is meant to raise awareness about domestic...
The trial of a Roanoke mother came to end Tuesday morning when she entered into a plea agreement. Morgan Lockett was charged in the death of her son, Aveion Lewis. Lockett plead no contest to second-degree murder and child abuse charges. Monday, the...
Tags: Social Services, Harmon, Punishment, FBI, Child Abuse
reporterYou've commented on WDBJ7.com, our facebook page and feedback line... Could Aveion Lewis have been saved? Did Social Services fail this child? The Regional Director for the Pedimont Regional of the Virginia Department of Social Services says, "no."...
Tags: Social Services, Child Abuse
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefPurple ribbons lined the streets of Centertown Bedford Tuesday as dozens marched on the sidewalks, bringing awareness to a painful issue. The event was part of a candlelight vigil, organized by Bedford Domestic Violence Services. Along with community...
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