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Former Rocky Mount officer, Thomas Robertson, appealing Capitol riot conviction

Less than two weeks after an ex-Rocky Mount cop was sentenced to 87 months behind bars in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol, his attorney has filed an appeal of conviction. → Read More

Teen charged after loaded gun found in backpack at Henry Co. school

A teenage boy is facing multiple weapons charges after a loaded pistol was discovered at a Henry County high school on Tuesday, less than a week into the new school year. → Read More

Jacob Fracker, ex-Rocky Mount cop, sentenced to probation after Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (WFXR) — On Tuesday morning, a sentencing hearing took place for a former Rocky Mount police officer who reportedly stormed the U.S. Capitol last year. Jacob Fracker pleaded guilty in March to a felony charge of conspiring with Thomas Robertson — a former sergeant with the Rocky Mount Police Department — to obstruct Congress from […] → Read More

Virginia child dead from flu-related complications

(WFXR) – On Wednesday morning, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported the Commonwealth’s first influenza-related pediatric death for the 2021-2022 flu season. According to the VDH, a child under the age of five in central Virginia died from complications associated with the flu. “This tragic death reminds us that flu can be a very […] → Read More

Missing autistic boy from Roanoke found safe, officials say

UPDATE 6:43 p.m.: A missing autistic boy from Roanoke was found safe on Tuesday following a search involving dozens of people from the Roanoke Police Department’s local, state, and federal partners. Roanoke Police Capt. Andrew Pulley says 13-year-old Bobby Marshall Curry took off the tracking bracelet that he was given because his autism. Police describe […] → Read More

Virginia woman pleads guilty to abducting 2-year-old boy from church

GILES COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — More than a year after a young boy was kidnapped from a Giles County church daycare, a woman pleaded guilty to two charges on Wednesday. Nancy Renee Fridley admitted to abducting two-year-old Noah Trout from Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead on May 2, 2021. On May 3, 2021, the Giles […] → Read More

Judge denies motion for acquittal in Capitol riot convictions against ex-Rocky Mount cop

WASHINGTON (WFXR) — Earlier this week, a federal judge denied a request to overturn convictions against a former Rocky Mount police officer charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Thomas Robertson was found guilty back in mid-April of all six charges he was facing in relation to the attack […] → Read More

Danville man arrested for murder following death of Caswell County teen

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A young Danville man is facing a murder charge after a teenage girl was shot in the back in North Carolina Saturday evening. According to the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office, authorities responded to reports of shots fired near 397 West Church Street in Yanceyville, N.C. during on Saturday, July 2. When […] → Read More

Protect your home from potential crime while on vacation

(WFXR) — Nearly 48 million Americans are expected to hit the road or take to the skies for the Fourth of July weekend, according to AAA. Whether you’re going on a family vacation, taking a trip with friends, or even going on a solo adventure, the Wytheville Police Department urges you to take a few […] → Read More

First responders rescue dog stranded along river

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — With the weather warming up, crews are responding to more water rescue situations. However, on Wednesday evening, Rockbridge County first responders found themselves diving into a river to save a pet rather than a person. The Glasgow Volunteer Fie Department says a call came in on Wednesday, June 1 about […] → Read More

Father arrested for murder after baby’s death in Bedford Co.

UPDATE 9:44 a.m.: Several days after an infant died in Bedford County, authorities announced that the baby’s father has been taken into custody for multiple charges, including murder. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the 2700 block of Saunders Road on Tuesday in connection with a 2-month-old who was not breathing. Despite […] → Read More

Former Virginia Tech football player pleads not guilty ahead of murder trial

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — On Thursday afternoon, Isimemen Etute, a former member of the Virginia Tech football team, pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder in the death of a Blacksburg man last year. Police arrested Etute after finding the body of 40-year-old Jerry Paul Smith on June 1, 2021 during a welfare […] → Read More

Man facing murder charge in connection with Tuesday shooting in Danville

UPDATE 6:51 a.m. (5/18/22): The Danville Police Department continues to ask for the community’s help tracking down a wanted man — who may be armed — following Tuesday morning’s deadly shooting at an apartment complex. According to authorities, 24-year-old Andrew Jovanni Menjivar has officially been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of […] → Read More

Boyfriend of Franklin Co. woman who went missing in 2012 indicted on murder charges

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A decade after a Rocky Mount woman disappeared, Franklin County authorities announced Thursday that the woman’s then-boyfriend has been indicted on multiple charges, including murder. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, 22-year-old Heather Hodges was reported missing from her home on Shady Lane by her live-in boyfriend, Paul R. […] → Read More

VA man facing charges after 21-mile police chase

ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A 21-mile police chase through Alleghany and Bath counties ended with a man in custody facing multiple charges Wednesday night. According to Sheriff Kevin Hall of Alleghany County and the City of Covington, a deputy tried to conduct a felony traffic stop on a 2014 Dodge Caravan in the Verge […] → Read More

Former NC officer indicted on more charges in connection with Capitol riot

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WFXR) — A former Rocky Mount police officer, Thomas Robertson, is now facing additional charges after being accused of taking part in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. Charges had already been upgraded against Robertson earlier this year, leaving him facing an new indictment for “civil disorder,” as well as the […] → Read More

Roanoke councilman pleads no contest to embezzlement

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On Thursday afternoon, Roanoke Councilman Robert Jeffrey Jr. entered a no contest plea for embezzlement after being accused of taking money from the Northwest Neighborhood Environmental Organization (NNEO). During opening statements of the embezzlement trial on Wednesday, March 16, the Commonwealth’s Attorney accused Jeffrey of making several purchases using the NNEO […] → Read More

Procession for fallen Covington officer heads from Roanoke to Alleghany Co.

(WFXR) — On Tuesday afternoon, Virginia law enforcement officers will escort the body of Covington Police Officer Caleb Ogilvie — who was shot and killed in the line of duty on Monday — from Roanoke to Alleghany County. According to authorities, Virginia State Police will lead the procession from the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke […] → Read More

Virginia authorities, first responders mourn fallen officer after deadly Covington shooting

COVINGTON, Va. (WFXR) — Law enforcement officers, first responders, and community leaders across the Commonwealth are in mourning after a shooting at a Covington gas station left three people dead on Monday, including a city police officer. According to Virginia State Police, 42-year-old Toney S. Poulston Jr. of Covington entered a Covington Farm and Fuel […] → Read More

Deputies thank goat for assistance in chase

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP/WFXR) — The Henry County Sheriff’s Office can identify its goat, but Tom Brady need not think he’s being challenged. The Martinsville Bulletin reports Henry County Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Barker said it was a goat who helped two deputies flush out a suspect they were chasing on Feb. 13. Barker said a deputy […] → Read More