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State Police are looking for a man who ran from the scene of a two-car crash last night. Police say he stole the car. That crash happened at the intersection of Route 151 and Canodys Store Road in Amherst County last night. A station wagon crossed the...
Governor McDonnell and the Board of Education have recognized several high-performing schools in our area. Throughout the state, 447 schools and two school divisions earned 2012 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement....
News 7 ReporterIt is back to work at the State Capitol as the 2012 General Assembly session gets underway in Richmond. On Wednesday afternoon, the lawmakers convened for the opening session. With some new faces for central and southwestern Virginia. It is a changing...
Assignment ManagerVirginia will close most of its controversial training centers by the end of the decade. That's the result of a settlement with the U. S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. The facilities, like the Central Virginia Training Center in Madison...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA local man is getting a lot of attention for his unconventional approach to farming. Joel Salatin raises livestock on a 550-acre farm in the Shenandoah Valley. The unusual part comes in how his animals are grown. Salatin works to create an emotionally...
Tags: Education, Colleges and Universities, Animals, Animals
Update: 2:50 p.m. Monday - WDBJ7 has learned that 17-year-old Brittni Coffey died in an accident Sunday in Amherst County. Coffey was from Madison Heights. She was a senior at Amherst County High School, according to the school's principal. Counselors...
NEWS7 Associate ProducerMore than a dozen people are arrested after a drug investigation in Amherst County, called Operation "Was it Worth it?" Drug detectives there say over the summer, they bought illegal drugs from dealers in Central Virginia. The drugs ranged from...
Tags: Drug Trafficking, Police Arrests
National Transportation Safety Board issues probable cause in Amherst County plane crash investigationReporter16 months after a deadly plane crash in Amherst County, the National Transportation Safety Board has ruled on the probable cause. Pilot John Milhous and passenger Carl Weber died on August 21, 2010. The small airplane they were flying, a light aircraft...
We're learning more details about a hiker found murdered along the Appalachian Trial in Amherst County last June. At a news conference in Amherst Monday, FBI Investigators revealed that Scott Lilly was suffocated. They're not saying whether Lilly was...
ReporterTuesday will bring two Republican primaries in Central and Western Virginia: elections in the 21st Senate District that stretches from Roanoke to Giles County, and the new 22nd Senate District that runs from Lynchburg and Amherst County all the way to the...
Sports DirectorThe high school football season kicks off Friday night across Central and Southwest Virginia. We'll have highlights from 16 games on week one of Friday Football Extra. The big one on the schedule takes place at Northside where the Vikings...
Tags: High School Sports, Virginia
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