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Sen. Mark Warner is asking the secretary of defense to make sure military families aren't being exposed to unsafe levels of lead in drinking water. Warner raised the issue with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after recent tests at two Navy child care...
The sequestration plan is hitting home again, this time at Lynchburg Regional Airport. It's one of 149 regional airports across the nation forced to close its control tower in an effort to cut federal spending. Friday brought bad news for smaller...
One of the biggest stories of the day comes out of the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted a ban on women in combat and said it was "the responsibility of every citizen to protect the nation." WDBJ7's Nadia Singh spoke with a hometown...
Virginia Military Institute is honoring former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The school will give Gates the Henry Byrd Junior Service Award Friday. It's happening at an event that starts at 10:15 a.m. in Cameron Hall on the VMI campus in Lexington....
ReporterFormer White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and four other Obama campaign advisers stumped for the President Monday in Roanoke. The group was on its way to Boca Raton, Florida for the final debate of the Presidential campaign. Also taking part in...
This week we continue our focus on the 5th District Congressional candidates. This will be the first election using new district maps based on the 2010 census. The 5th district is in the central part of Virginia stretching vertically across the state. It...
A Radford man is in jail and accused of trying to rob a CVS Pharmacy in Radford on Monday night. Police say just before 10 p.m., Derek Stevenson wore a mask and brandished a shotgun while trying to steal medication from the pharmacy. Stevenson was...
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UPDATE: Virginia Tech kicker and two other men charged with breaking into a Blacksburg home, Judge denies bondBlacksburg police say three men were charged with breaking and entering Wednesday night including Virginia Tech kicker, Cody Journell. Also arrested were Matthew Dunton and Matthew Brady. All three men are in the Montgomery County jail. Police are...
WDBJ7 Senior ReporterVirginia Military Institute honored Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, with the school's Distinguished Diplomat Award. VMI's Superintendent said it was a sign of respect and deep appreciation for Clinton's years of service to the nation....
Virginia gun sales surged to a record high in 2011, fueled in part by shoppers buying more firearms in December than ever before. State police statistics on gun buyers' mandatory criminal-background checks showed that there were 321,166 gun...
Several local congressmen responded to President Obama's State of the Union Address. Here is what they had to say: -------------------------------------- GOODLATTE STATEMENT FOLLOWING PRESIDENT OBAMA’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS “Actions...
Opponents of bills to relax Virginia gun laws are warning that the measures would make the state a more dangerous place. One bill would prohibit colleges and other government bodies from regulating gun possession unless specifically authorized by...
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