Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com July 1

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

These are the most viewed headlines on WHSV.com. Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

New Virginia Laws That Take Effect July

Reporter: Virginia AP

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Some of the new laws that take effect in Virginia on Monday, July 1. Each new law is listed by its legislative bill numbers, a short summary and the chapter where it will be found in Virginia's laws for 2013. You can find all of that information here: www.whsv.com/home/headlines/New-Virginia-Laws-That-Take-Effect-July-1-213808091.html

Desiree Williams Wins Miss Virginia Pageant

Reporter: Virginia AP

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Desiree Williams of Newport News is the new Miss Virginia.

The Hampton University graduate was crowned Saturday night at the pageant in Roanoke. She competed as Miss Arlington.

Williams earns a $17,500 scholarship and will compete in the 2014 Miss America pageant in September.

Miss Hampton-Newport News Lauren Kiedinger was named first runner-up. She was followed by Miss Lynchburg Courtney Grant, Miss Apple Blossom Festival Victoria Maiden and Miss Northern Virginia Savannah Lane.

Official: 19 Firefighters Die Battling Arizona Fire

Reporter: National AP

YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) -- An Arizona fire chief says a wildfire that killed 19 members of his crew was moving fast and fueled by hot, dry conditions.

Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo said in a news conference that the department is grieving the loss of so many of its members.

The flames from the blaze lit up the night sky in the forest above the town, and smoke could be smelled for miles.

 

The fire started with a lightning strike on Friday and spread to 2,000 acres on Sunday amid triple-digit temperatures. It burned several homes about 85 miles northwest of Phoenix.

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