Alex Whittler, WBTV News

Alex Whittler


Richmond, VA, United States

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Past articles by Alex:

Search underway for plane near RDU after distress signal sent, Raleigh police say

Authorities said that a distress signal was sent and that a plane vanished from radar near Raleigh-Durham International Airport Sunday night and that a search is underway for a missing plane. → Read More

Police: Robber fires gun, runs off with cash register

Police were called to a business in the 1500 block of Chamberlayne Avenue on Oct. 11 around 11:10 p.m. for a robbery. → Read More

Chesterfield woman raising money to help kids get free prosthetic legs

A Midlothian woman is off to Louisville, Kentucky to compete in her first Iron Man race - swimming, biking and running nearly 150 miles in one day, but she’s doing it to make sure amputated kids can stay fit. → Read More

Steve Smith scores one last homefield touchdown with his surprise ‘reveal’ at halftime

Steve Smith turned out to have one last trick to perform at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday. → Read More

Teen charged after ‘sexually explicit’ images found of children, Wayne County deputies say

A Goldsboro teenager is facing a dozen sexual exploitation charges after he “created and possessed images and videos of young juveniles” that were “sexually explicit,” Wayne County deputies say. → Read More

Fire Prevention week begins Sunday in North Carolina

Several agencies are urging people to take time this week and test their smoke alarms and practice their fire escape plans. → Read More

Check on elderly and disabled during storm, officials say

With Hurricane Dorian whipping the southeast, representatives from the Richmond Ambulance Authority and the Capital Area Agency on aging are stressing the importance of checking on older and disabled relatives. → Read More

Neighbors step in to help Petersburg woman get roof work started

Anna Sease-Bey says a contractor took her money and left supplies at her house, without doing any real work. → Read More

Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the grave

The discovery of Epstein's will, with its newly created trust, instantly raised suspicions he did it to hide money from the many women who say he sexually abused them when they were teenagers. → Read More

Virginia State Police looking to hire nearly 200 troopers

Virginia State Police say they are down 195 troopers and need to fill the vacancies immediately to keep the Commonwealth safe. → Read More

'Water is life’: Irrigation tank stolen from Richmond community garden

Richmond police say thieves stole a water tank from the Seeds of Change community garden late Aug. 13 or early Aug. 14 → Read More

Northern Virginia districts see jump in intestinal illnesses

Health districts in northern Virginia are reporting a significant increase in the number of intestinal illnesses during the last month → Read More

Input wanted from residents on Arthur Ashe Boulevard redevelopment

Council woman Gray and representatives from the Richmond Department of Planning and Development will listen to ideas about how to redevelop the area. → Read More

Kaine to host discussion on dangers of youth vaping

The FDA has referred to youth vaping as a “public health crisis,” with more than three million middle and high school students saying they used e-cigs in 2018. → Read More

Richmond, Chesterfield crews simulate rollover school bus rescue

People from all across the commonwealth packed the Richmond Coliseum plaza for the simulation, greeted with actors playing roles of injured students and distraught parents. → Read More

New app claims to be ‘Uber’ of lawn care

You list your home, and lawn care professionals offer to work on your property. You pick the winning company and the price. → Read More

ACLU files lawsuit against Chesterfield apartment complex owners

The ACLU says the owners of the apartments ignored laws and claims the discrimination is clear from the second page of their housing application. → Read More

Neighbors remember ‘quiet, gentle demeanor’ of Powhatan man killed in Va. Beach shooting

Powhatan residents are mourning Christopher ‘Chris’ Rapp, one of the 12 Virginia Beach victims killed at the municipal center Friday—the largest mass shooting of 2019. → Read More

Mom passes away after giving birth to twins; GoFundMe set up for Colorado dad

Hours after the twins were born, Sara passed away due to complications following her pregnancy. → Read More

Missouri man’s home is flooded, but he’s still living in it

His kitchen is now covered with nearly 12 inches of water. Even so, Boatman still continues to live in his home. → Read More