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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, Abusive Behavior
Tuesday, May 7 I truly hope you were able to catch "Susan's Story," either last night at 6 or today on WDBJ 7 Mornin'. Susan Bahorich bravely shared her personal struggle with ovarian cancer. I am so proud of her for being open and honest with what she is...
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...
A 23-year-old father will serve 15 years in prison for what the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office originally called the worst case of child abuse they had ever seen. John Clark was sentenced in Montgomery County court on Tuesday morning. His 2-month-old...
A Roanoke County man has been arrested in connection to the death of a 13-month-old baby girl. 27-year-old Preston King is facing charges related to the child's death. King is the boyfriend of the baby's mother. Roanoke County Police were called to a...
August 15 Goodbye They say all good things must come to an end. With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business. I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools. There are several reasons why I'm switching...
Investigators with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office call it the worst case of child abuse they've seen. Two-month old twins suffered numerous fractures throughout their bodies and were severely undernourished. Deputies say the little boy has 28...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA man from Lynchburg is accused of shaking a small child so hard, it caused permanent brain damage. John LaRue is charged with felony child endangerment and child neglect. The crime happened more than two years ago, but LaRue was just indicted by a...
reporterTime is flying - today marks the beginning of April. And, while you and your family are out enjoying the day organizers of a display in Roanoke are hoping to grab people's attention. Pinwheels are spinning furiously at The Community Arboretum off of...
A man has been convicted of the felony child abuse of his two 2-month-old twins in Montgomery County. John Paul Clark entered an Alford plea in court Monday, meaning that there was enough evidence to convict him beyond a reasonable doubt. According...
Tags: Premature Birth, Health, Punishment, Crimes, Injuries and Wounds
Three people have been arrested after a toddler was found at a meth lab in Dublin. Virginia State Police say, 33-year-old Jessica Fagg, 25-year-old Christopher Warden, and 32-year-old Matthew Gustafson were all in a trailer that had an active one-pot...
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