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Judge denies Morva's request to manage death penalty appeal
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:18:36 -0700

A judge has denied a Virginia inmate's request to manage his own federal death-penality appeal.

Hemp production hopes higher in Virginia
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:28:55 -0700

Former Montgomery County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Jim Politis, has been pushing hemp production for years.

EPA: Covington, Narrows, Lynchburg, Montgomery County among most toxic in states
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:03:33 -0700

Buchanan residents were exposed to more than a million pounds of toxic air pollutants in 2012, according to an Environmental Protection Agency report.

Tech wrestler dies in swimming accident
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:33:19 -0700

Darren Hankins, a junior at Virginia Tech, drowned while swimming in a water-filled rock quarry in Montgomery County.

Thousands without power in DC metro area
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:53:53 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of customers in Maryland and Virginia are without power after strong storms moved through the Washington metro area. As of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pepco was reporting more than 28,000 customers in Montgomery County without power.

Thousands Without Power In Metro Area
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:28:03 -0700

Thousands of customers in Maryland and Virginia are without power after strong storms moved through the Washington metro area.

UPDATED: Virginia Tech student athlete drowns while swimming in former rock quarry in Montgomery County
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:58:27 -0700

WDBJ7 has learned that the man who drowned in Montgomery County Wednesday night was Virginia Tech student athlete Darren Hankins.

UPDATE: Three injured, one airlifted to hospital after accident on I-81 North in Montgomery County
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:58:34 -0700

According to Virginia State Police, a Ford Explorer overturned and landed on its top. One person was ejected from the vehicle.

Montgomery algebra failures mean some students have to bail on summer plans
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:47:23 -0700

In Montgomery County, algebra exam failure rates were 82 percent for high school students.

UPDATE: Questions surround future executions in Virginia
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:53:48 -0700

Virginia has eight inmates currently on death row and one of the main questions facing them is how they will be executed.