Testimony continues in Rockbridge County gas station explosion
On day one of the trial into the deadly Rockbridge County gas station explosion, the Commonwealth Attorney stated the defendant overfilled gasoline tanks by more than 800 gallons – an action alleged to have played a role in the 2019 explosion.
‘They need to shut that down’: Former players blow the whistle on Roanoke football program
Jawaan Griffin and Ramon Morrow-Finley came to Roanoke to pursue their dream of playing football in college. But that dream quickly became a nightmare as their student housing, which instead of a hotel as stated in their recruitment letter, ended up being their coach’s home. A place they say was filled with feces, roaches and filth.
Jan. 6 hearings live updates: The House select committee to kick off hearings in prime time
Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is holding its first hearing after months of meeting behind closed doors. The panel has promised "previously unseen material" about the insurrection and will detail the "coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power," it said.
A White off-duty deputy says he shot a Black man who jumped on his truck. Data implies otherwise.
A deputy sheriff in North Carolina is accused of fatally shooting a men he says jumped on his truck. A witness says the man was crossing the street. The truck and the body show no signs of impact, investigators said.washingtonpost.com
‘This has been a bipartisan failure’: Lawmakers call for investigation of Dominican Republic sugar industry
The lawmakers cited an investigation by The Washington Post and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that described how the family of the late former president of one of the Dominican Republic’s largest sugar companies turned to South Dakota in 2019 to finalize four new trusts. The trusts contained shares of the sugar company, Central Romana and personal wealth worth $14 million.washingtonpost.com
Federal authorities, Chicago police announce charges in sweeping narcotics investigation
Seventeen people have been charged in a drug trafficking investigation in Chicago, U.S. Attorney John Lausch, officials from U.S. Homeland Security and the Chicago Police Department announced Thursday.chicagotribune.com
New York AG appoints attorneys to lead Cuomo investigation
New York AG appoints attorneys to lead Cuomo investigation Two attorneys were appointed Monday to investigate sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. State government officials have also called for Cuomo to resign. CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan reports on the latest updates in the investigation. Then, coauthor of Politico's New York Playbook Anna Gronewold joins CBSN's Elain Quijano to discuss the Cuomo investigation.cbsnews.com
Investigations intensify into assault on U.S. Capitol
Investigations intensify into assault on U.S. Capitol More than six weeks after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the investigation into how it happened and who was involved continues to turn up new information. CBS News reporter Cassidy McDonald joins "CBSN AM" with the latest.cbsnews.com
Neighbors, students scared after two Radford shootings leave one hospitalized
RADFORD, Va. – Shots fired in Radford early Sunday morning left neighbors and students at Radford University feeling uneasy. Sunday morning, just after 1 a.m., Radford City police responded to reports of a shooting in the 100 block of Madison Street. You know, just five or six ‘Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop.’ You know, really loud,” recalled Lawson. Police believe the two shootings are connected but do not believe the public is in any danger. “This is a pretty unusual event for the city of Radford,” said Jenni Wilder, the city and police department’s public information officer.
Law enforcement prepares for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration
Law enforcement prepares for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration The Department of Justice's inspector general is opening an investigation into law enforcement's preparation and response to the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The investigation comes as law enforcement officials ramp up security in the nation's capital amid growing threats of violence between now and Inauguration Day. CBS News' Natalie Brand has the latest from Capitol Hill.cbsnews.com
Justice Department Announces Civil Investigation into Chemical Restraint Use at Two Nevada Juvenile Facilities
The Justice Department announced today that it has opened an investigation into the use of pepper spray at two juvenile correctional facilities run by the Nevada Juvenile Justice Services Agency: the Nevada Youth Training Center and the Summit View Youth Center. The investigation will be conducted under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) and the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. Both statutes give the department the authority to investigate systemic violations of the constitutional rights of young people in juvenile detention and correctional facilities. The Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section is conducting this investigation. Additional information about the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department is available on its website at www.justice.gov/crt.justice.gov
Justice Department Announces Civil Investigation into Louisiana's Prisoner Release Practices
The Justice Department announced today that it has opened a statewide civil investigation into Louisiana’s prisoner release practices. The investigation will examine the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections’ policies and practices for ensuring the timely release of state prisoners in the custody of the Louisiana Department of Corrections who are incarcerated in state and local correctional facilities, including practices related to prisoners who are eligible for immediate release. The investigation will be conducted under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA). The Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section is conducting this investigation jointly with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana. Additional information about the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department is available on its website at www.justice.gov/crt.justice.gov
Farmers urge driver safety after tractor-involved crash
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash in Bedford County involving a farming tractor. Tractor-involved crash on Route 460 in Bedford County on Sept. 22, 2020. However, that wasn’t the case last year when a 75-year-old Bedford County farmer was killed in a crash. It was close to being a head-on accident.”State police, local authorities and state organizations, like the Virginia Farmers Bureau, are working hard to promote farming tractor and vehicle safety. As far as Tuesday’s crash, the driver of the work van was charged with driving too close to the pickup truck.
Roanoke Police investigate shooting on Hunt Avenue
ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke Police are investigating a shooting on the 800 block of Hunt Avenue. No one was injured, but investigators say there was property damage. Police were called out at 10:20 Sunday morning. No arrests have been made. This is a developing story.
Man charged with murdering Danville woman in drug-related shooting
DANVILLE, Va. LATESTA Danville man is facing a murder charge in connection with a womans shooting death over the weekend. 35-year-old Raheem Supreme Chambliss is charged with second-degree murder in the Sunday morning homicide of Lashanda Deshazo. The victim was identified as 43-year-old Lashanda Mecole Deshazo, a Danville City resident. Danville Police responded to a reported shooting in the 800 block of Buford Street around 3:22 a.m. Sunday morning. The victim was identified as 43-year-old Lashanda Mecole Deshazo, a Danville City resident.
Family plans memorial for teen found dead in 1986 after leaving Lexington group home
LEXINGTON, Va. – A local family finally has answers after a woman’s remains found in a landfill in 1986 were recently identified as their loved one. [Remains found in Virginia landfill in 1986 identified as woman who could have local ties]“I feel so responsible,” said Kim Atkins, sister of Christy Lynn Floyd, whose remains were identified by Chesterfield County Police. More than 30 years ago, the two left their Lexington group home to find their mother in Richmond. It took decades to identify, but thanks to DNA, the family now knows that body was Floyd. “It’s going to be different because now I know what happened to her.”Christy’s family will pick up her remains Saturday and is planning a memorial ceremony in Buena Vista.
Roanoke County police investigate a deadly motorcycle crash at the intersection of Williamson Road and Commander Drive
ROANOKE CO., Va. – BREAKING UPDATE:Roanoke County Police is investigating a fatal crash that occurred at the intersection of Williamson Road and Commander Drive. Police say it happened around 7:45 p.m. when a motorcycle was traveling Southbound on Williamson Road. Williamson Road is now back open. Roanoke County Police is investigating a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Williamson Road and Commander Drive. Williamson Road will be closed from Florist Road to Abney Road for an extended period of time.
Death investigation underway after a body was found slumped over a car in Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Henry County Police are investigating a death after they say they received a call in reference to an individual slumped over in a car behind The Scrub Board Laundry, located at 2038 Rives Rd., in Martinsville, Virginia. Upon arrival deputies located a deceased individual inside of a 1999 Honda Odyssey van. Henry County Sheriff’s Office investigators processed the car and conducted a cursory search of the immediate area. The body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia for an autopsy.
Wakeboarding accident reportedly led to death near Smith Mountain Lake
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – A Franklin County official has confirmed that someone died near Smith Mountain Lake on Saturday. The county’s public safety director, Billy Ferguson, said that the fatality happened near the area of Belle Isle Road and believes it was a wakeboarding accident. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ game warden is handling investigation. Stay with 10 News for more on this developing story.
Wythe County mother shot, husband in custody after child calls police
WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – A Wythe County woman is in the hospital and her husband is behind bars after investigators say he shot her during an argument. The Wythe County Sheriff’s Office received a call to 357 Lone Ash Road in Barren Springs, Virginia in reference to a domestic situation around 8:40 a.m. on Saturday. Wythe County Sheriff’s Deputies and Virginia State Police arrived to find Kelly Tolbert with a gunshot wound. She stated her husband Joseph Tolbert shot her with a shotgun. Joseph Tolbert was on scene of the incident.
Virginia State Police need help finding a car involved in a shooting on I-64
AP – Virginia State Police are asking for the public’s help to find a vehicle involved in a shooting on Interstate 64 that left a 34-year-old woman hospitalized. In a news release, police said that at about 10:10 p.m. Friday night, a white Dodge Stratus and a silver Ford Flex were heading north on Interstate 95 at the I-95/I-64 Bryan Park interchange when the vehicles began “engaging in aggressive driving.”As both vehicles took an exit ramp, the driver of the Dodge fired several shots into the rear of the Ford. The Dodge then pulled up along the passenger side of the Ford and the driver continued firing into the Ford. Police said the two vehicles made contact at one point, before the white Dodge Stratus fled the scene
Virginia State Police investigating deadly crash in Bedford County
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police Trooper T.M. Wertz is investigating a two vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality. According to State Police, the crash happened Friday, at 10:53 p.m. on Route 460, two tenths of a mile west of Dixie Lane in Bedford County. Police say a 1993 Toyota Corolla was traveling east in the westbound lanes on Route 460, when the vehicle hit a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu head-on. According to police, he was wearing his seat belt and was transported to Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital, where he later died.
An investigation is underway after a young boy shows up to the hospital with a gun shot wound
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating a malicious wounding that occurred Saturday afternoon. Just before 4:00 p.m., a juvenile male arrived at Lynchburg General Hospital with a gunshot wound that he reportedly received on D Street near Norwood Street. The gunshot wound is considered non-life threatening at this time. The LPD has not responded to any shots fired calls this afternoon. This is an ongoing investigation.
State police asking for tips in connection with Bland County homicide
BLAND COUNTY, Va. – State police continue to investigate after a man was found dead on Saturday in Bland County. The body of 57-year-old Bruce Ritchie, of Pennsylvania, was found in a ditch along Wilderness Road, according to Virginia State Police. Authorities were notified just before 12:30 p.m.Ritchie had been stabbed outside his vehicle, according to state police. Wilderness Road is Route 606 and is Exit 62 off I-77 in the South Gap community of Bland County. Anyone with information is asked to call the Virginia State Police Wytheville Division at 276-228-3131 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Danville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a local convenience store
DANVILLE, Va. – According to the Danville Police Department, an armed robber entered Junior’s Convenience Store located at 623 Worsham Street just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The robber stole tobacco products and an undisclosed amount of cash before running away from the scene. According to police, the clerk was unharmed. The robber was wearing white shoes, black pants, and a black hoodie. Anyone with information is asked to call the police.
Rocky Mount police investigating a Friday night death at a home
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. – Rocky Mount police say they are investigating a death that happened in the North Main Street area late Friday night. The man was taken to the Western Virginia Medical Examiner’s office in Roanoke for autopsy. Investigators say they are expected to receive the official report later this week. The man’s name and address will not be released until next of kin is notified. Rocky Mount police say, “there is no reason to believe there is a threat to the community.”Anyone with information should call the department at 540-483-9275.
Tesla "auto-pilot" car death under investigation
The first fatal car accident involving Tesla's "auto-pilot" feature is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The investigation comes as several companies are working to develop driverless cars. Kris Van Cleave has more.cbsnews.com
What’s next in Freddie Gray investigation?
The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who was died after sustaining a severe spinal injury while in police custody, has prompted heavy protesting in Baltimore. CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins CBSN to discuss what’s next in the investigation.cbsnews.com
Investigation underway into deadly Metro-North crash
Investigation underway into deadly Metro-North crash Investigators spent the day sifting through charred wreckage, trying to figure out why the train plowed into an SUV. As Vinita Nair reports, it was a horrific scene of twisted metal, smoke and flames.cbsnews.com
Malaysia Airlines launches investigation, responds to MH17 crash
Malaysia Airlines launches investigation, responds to MH17 crash CBS News speaks with the distraught wife of Malaysia Airlines MH17 pilot. Seth Doane reports from Kuala Lumpur on family members searching for more information and how this crash might affect Malaysia Airlines.cbsnews.com
CHP officials vow thorough investigation of police beating
CHP officials vow thorough investigation of police beating The California Highway Patrol says it won't need an outside department to investigate accusations of excessive force after one of its officers was captured on video repeatedly punching a woman on the side of a freeway. The video, recorded earlier this week, has gone viral. Mark Albert reports.cbsnews.com
GM investigation: Report says regulators missed chance to correct issue
GM investigation: Report says regulators missed chance to correct issue Investigators released a highly critical report on the delayed General Motors recalls, targeting GM and government regulators. Jeff Glor has been covering this story extensively and has the details.cbsnews.com