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It was a fiesta at Elmwood Park in downtown Roanoke Sunday. It was the 8th annual Latino Festival. It's billed as the biggest Hispanic event in Southwest Virginia. Other communities were invited to help celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month of the...
Linda Wall agreed to talk with NEWS7's Tim Saunders. You can see it tonight on NEWS7. ----------- RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A conservative independent seeking a House of Delegates seat from Appomattox says when she was a junior high teacher 40 years ago...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefAn Appomattox woman's past is becoming an issue in her bid for state office. "Who I used to be doesn't really define who I am now," said Linda Wall, who is running as an independent candidate for the 59th district seat in the Virginia House of Delegates....
Tags: Judges, Elections, Justice System, Politics, Gays and Lesbians
Federal prosecutors in Vermont have dismissed criminal charges against an American missionary who had been charged with helping a woman involved in a custody dispute with her former lesbian partner flee the country. Court document say Vermont's U.S....
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reporterUPDATED: Roanoke City Police have arrested a man for stealing a donation jar at Uptown Joe's. Harold Taylor has been charged with petty larceny. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
Tags: Human Interest, Theft, African Americans, Facebook, Crimes
At the center of The Greenbrier resort is a sulfur water spring that, since 1778, has drawn early settlers looking to find proof that the water, that smells like rotten-eggs, has healing powers. As early as 1778, Mrs. Anderson, a local pioneer, came to...
Assignment ManagerAfter weeks of stalemate, the General Assembly voted to fill two vacancies on the Virginia Supreme Court. Cleo Powell and Elizabeth McClanahan have both served on the Virginia Court of Appeals. Powell is the first African American woman to be appointed...
The Justice Department and the city of Bedford have reached agreement on a vestige of the segregated South -- federal oversight of its local elections. Justice officials announced Thursday they have filed a consent decree in U.S. District Court in the...
An update to an international custody battle with ties to Southwest Virginia. Former lesbian lovers Lisa Miller and Janet Jenkins are fighting over custody of their 9-year-old daughter, Isabella. A pastor named Timothy Miller appeared in a Vermont...
Nearly 50 years ago, the late Wendell Scott became the first and only African-American driver to win a race in what is now Nascar's Cup Series. The Danville, Va. native is known as the Jackie Robinson of motorsports. This Sunday night, his story will...
Here are some of your emails on issues in the local news or local news coverage. *** I just watched your reporter on the 11 o'clock news interview the Mayor of Roanoke re: the U.S. Postal Service plan to eliminate 35,000 jobs. The mayor dramatically...
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ReporterThe odds were stacked against her as an African-American woman entering the field of science. But add to that, the fact that's she's blind, and Dr. Z has faced a few road-blocks in her career as a physicist. Dr. Aziza Baccouche, or Dr. Z, produces...
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