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Avoiding Tragedy: Keeping Kids Away From Guns

Avoiding Tragedy: Keeping Kids Away From Guns Video included

Franklin Co.,VA - Franklin County Deputies say it was an accident Monday, when a 12 year old boy got a hold of a handgun; it accidentally fired and killed his 7 year old brother.

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Lynchburg City Council Votes on Employee Pay Raises

Lynchburg, VA - Bids for the Heritage High School project came in well below what Lynchburg City officials had anticipated

UPDATE: Seven Year Old Found Dead in Franklin County Video included

UPDATE:  According to officials, the preliminary investigation indicates that the seven year old was playing at a neighbor's house with his twelve year old brother. 

Mitt Romney Gives to McDonnell Defense Fund

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Newly released tax records show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter of this year. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, gave $10,000.

Man Who Had Loaded Gun In Carry On Bag Faces Community Service, Fine Video included

Lynchburg, VA - The man arrested for having a loaded gun in his carry on bag at Lynchburg Regional Airport must complete 50 hours of community service.

Construction for New Heritage High School Begins with Groundbreaking Ceremony Video included

Lynchburg, VA - As of Tuesday morning, construction is officially underway on a massive construction project, the new Heritage High School, which has been a big topic in Lynchburg for years.

Fire Displaces Brookneal Family Video included

Brookneal, VA - A Brookneal family has been displaced after a fire.

Duke: Moving Coal Ash Would Cost up to $10 Billion

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Duke Energy says that removing all of the company's coal ash away from North Carolina's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with the state's electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill.

Man Who Opened Fire at Wings Pizza and Things To Spend Ten Years In Prison

Madison Heights, VA - The man who opened fire at a Madison Heights restaurant last year, injuring one person, will spend ten years in prison.

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