Survivor of 2015 on-air shooting sues Virginia TV station
MONETA, Va. (AP) — The only survivor of a 2015 attack where a disgruntled former employee shot and killed two Virginia journalists is suing the television station whose on-camera interview she was...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Andy Parker has spent three and a half years trying to erase online footage of his daughter's shooting death — all while never having seen the videos himself.
Journalists killed on duty in US, Canada since 1976
The fatal shootings of four journalists and a sales staffer in Annapolis, Maryland, are the latest killings of news-industry workers. While journalists covering international conflicts often face significant risks, it's relatively rare for those working in the U.S. to be targeted. However, at least 17 other journalists in the U.S. or Canada have been slain over the past four decades at work or in work-related incidents.
Lawmaker says bill could have prevented girlfriend’s death
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker whose journalist girlfriend was fatally shot by a former co-worker during a live broadcast in 2015 is pushing for a new law he says could have prevented her death.
Boyfriend of reporter killed on live TV eyes Va. House seat
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia news anchor whose girlfriend was fatally shot during a live broadcast in 2015 says he plans to run for a seat in the House of Delegates.
Chris Hurst tells The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/2lBdaD1 ) that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the 12th House District seat. The seat is currently held by Republican Del. Joseph Yost, who says he will run for re-election.
Virginia TV station marks 1 year since fatal on-air shooting
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia television station is marking a year since two journalists were fatally shot during a live broadcast watched by thousands of viewers.
The television station, WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, held a moment of silence during Friday's "Mornin" newscast around 6:45 a.m.