Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:34:55 GMT
Monday on 8News at 11—Dancing with the Stars' Brooke Burke-Charvet is a thyroid cancer survivor. The star underwent surgery, but some doctors now say the best treatment might be no treatment at all. SoMore >>
Dancing with the Stars' Brooke Burke-Charvet is a thyroid cancer survivor. The host of the hit show recently had to make a life changing decision that thousands of women in America are facing— whether to treat the cancer, or simply leave it alone...More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:17:43 GMT
Richmond, VA—The Bon Secours Redskins Training Camp is just weeks away from being completed. When the team isn't practicing, the public is invited to use the $10 million facility. The 17 acre site isMore >>
The Bon Secours Redskins Training Camp is just weeks away from being completed. When the team isn't practicing, the public is invited to use the $10 million facility...More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:41 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:41:24 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a directMore >>
A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school...More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 8:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 00:44:41 GMT
LUNENBURG, CO, Va - On May 18, 2013 at approximately 1:00 a.m. the Lunenburg County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting call on Pleasant Oak Road in Lunenburg County. Upon arrival deputies learnedMore >>
Police confirm that the man who was considered armed and dangerous in connection to a quadruple shooting incident in Lunenburg home Saturday has been captured in Texas...More >>
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A.J.'s stories have uncovered fraud, opened police investigations, had convictions overturned, exposed sex offenders, targeted businesses ripping off customers and prompted legislators to write new laws. Those accomplishments that make our community just a little better are how A.J. measures success.
His stories have earned him numerous awards; in 2012, he was a finalist for the Livingston award which recognizes the best journalist in the country under the age of 35. A.J. has received two Emmys, seven prestigious Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards including one for his investigation uncovering widespread voter fraud. Citing "Superb investigative and storytelling skills" The Virginia Associated Press presented him their top reporting award for 2012. In 2011, A.J. garnered national recognition with a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for his breaking news coverage and subsequent investigation into a mass shooting in Louisa County.
A.J. began his journalism career as a radio reporter for WSYR in Syracuse, N.Y. From there he moved on to WSTM-TV also in Syracuse. He joined 8News in February of 2004. During his time here A.J. has worn a lot of hats; from weekend anchor to noon anchor and even a stint helping out in the sports department.
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