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Source: National Climatic Data CenterBefore Hurricane Irene hit the east coast, the United States had already seen nine weather disasters this year that have caused $1 billion or more in damage. This ties the record set in 2008 for largest number of costly disasters. This year, we've seen...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- A western Virginia man faces child-pornography charges less than a month after he was hired as Parry McCluer High School's head football coach. The Roanoke Times reports that Joseph Matthew Wheeler was identified during a detention...
ReporterU.S. officials have dismantled what they call a major international child pornography ring, which allegedly includes a former Parry McCluer High School football coach. Joseph Matthew Wheeler is accused of being a member of an online bulletin board called...
ReporterSome Louisiana flavor is back in Roanoke. Popeye's has opened its first restaurant in the Roanoke Valley in more than 20 years. Popeye's is known for its chicken and seafood with a Cajun or Creole twist. The owner tells News 7 he opened in Roanoke...
Cyclist Kenny Wingfield is taking one final ride to raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis research.REPORTERCycling is healing both emotionally and physically for Kenny Wingfield of Roanoke County. He has had many health struggles over the years. Wingfield was formally diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1991, 23 years after contracting polio. Years later, a...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has not found a link between tainted Chinese drywall and the deaths of 11 people living in homes with the defective drywall in Louisiana, Florida and Virginia. The CDC said in...
ReporterThey've been home for months, but today a public thank you to local troops. One of those few moments where we see our soldiers as they really are, with their families; images you never get tired of seeing. They came as a battalion, honored Sunday...
Roanoke, Va.--- It was a story made famous by a movie starring Sally Field and a young Julia Roberts. Now "Steel Magnolias" has come to Roanoke. It's based on the lives of 6 "Southern Belles" in Louisiana. Marlowe Ferguson of the Star City Playhouse...
Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The graying, balding so-called "Granddad Bandit" has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for robbing banks in 13 states. Fifty-three-year-old Michael Francis Mara pleaded guilty in February to robbing two Virginia banks. He...
NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) -- The Coast Guard is backing off its earlier report that an oil sheen about a mile long was spreading following a platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Cmdr. Cheri Ben-Iesau said Thursday afternoon that crews was...
WGNO NewsGlynn Boyd is an award-winning reporter who began working as a journalist in 1985. Glynn worked in Houston at KPRC-TV for three years before returning home to New Orleans. Prior to Houston, Glynn worked in Baton Rouge, Montgomery, Alabama, Lafayette,...
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