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Storms and Wind to Arrive on Thursday

High pressure will remain over the region into this afternoon before slowly giving way to increasing moisture ahead of a warm front approaching from...

Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jailed on Sex Charges with Minor

27 year-old Deputy Justin Lloyd Powell with the Henry County Sheriff’s Department is in jail under no bond after being charged with attempting to...

Henry County BOS Considers Tax Increases

County Administrator Tim Hall presented the new budget to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The Administrator makes his recommendation, but it’s up to the...

Missing Danville Teen Thought to be in Company of Man

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office provided new information Tuesday night in the search of a missing 17-year-old. Brianna Hyde was last seen with a...

Debate Grows Concerning Marijuana Decriminalization in Virginia

The State Crime Commission will decide in a closed meeting today whether the state should study marijuana decriminalization this year. Legislation in the General...

Man Arrested in Collinsville for Murder in Roanoke

39 year-old James Kevin O’Dell of Roanoke was arrested in Henry County Tuesday and charged with second-degree murder of 34 year-old Erin Nicole Marley....

Scam in Rockingham

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a telephone scam by callers who identify themselves as sheriff’s deputies. The caller claims to be...

Railroad Tracks in Bad Shape

Government inspections of railroads that haul crude oil have uncovered almost 24,000 safety defects, including problems similar to those blamed in derailments that triggered...

Ford Motor Company Recalling Thousands of Vehicles

The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is reviewing a Ford Motor Co. recall of thousands of cars, SUVs, and vans that can run low...

Information leads to seizure of weapons and drugs.

After receiving information from a citizen, officers conducted surveillance of activity at the location in the 500 block of N. Ridge Street. During the...

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Police looking for Van Thief

https://youtu.be/nblHtdILhtM Martinsville Police is asking for the public’s help to find a stolen van. Early Friday morning, a business on East Church Street discovered that...

Piedmont Arts Hosts Garden Party with Jason Springs

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