Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com September 19

These are the most viewed headlines on WHSV.com for September 19th. Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

Local Professor Voted as Hottest in the Nation

Reporter: Amelia Nahmias

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- A local psychology professor was voted the hottest professor in the nation.

The votes came from an annual survey from ratemyprofessor.com.

David Daniel held the top spot for the second year in a row. He's not just a pretty face, his reviews on the website also talk about his passion for teaching and his interest in his students and their success.

He's not judged only on his looks. Last year, he was also voted Best of the Burg by the students.

"It's kind of a burden, because, you know I want people to know that I'm a really good teacher, so I really push the teacher stuff. The looks are just an added bonus, or a distraction," said Daniel.

Last year he also won a teaching award from the American Psychological Association.

Daniel may turn some heads with this dreamy charm, but he really is quite the teacher.

 

Rudy Dean Files Appeal

Reporter: Anna-Lysa Gayle

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. -- Rudy Dean has filed an appeal in his case with the Virginia Supreme Court.

Back in June, Dean was sentenced to jail time for shooting Robert Crawford. In what prosecutors call an incident of road rage.

"Obviously from the appeal, he wants to clear his name and I think that's very very important for an innocent man to stand up and clear his name. For people to know that he's not a danger to society," said Cindy Carr, who is one of Rudy Dean's supporters.

 

Man Wanted for Stealing Lottery Tickets

Reporter: Anna-Lysa Gayle

WAYNESBORO, Va. -- Waynesboro Police Department is looking for a man who stole hundreds of tickets from a Royal Mart.

The manager of the store says the thief got away with close to $300 worth of scratch off tickets.

"I think it was really stupid, I mean everybody. The lottery has been going on for how many years and everybody knows that they're traced, that they have numbers," said Cathy Cooper, the manager of Royal Mart #3.

Surveillance footage shows the man police are looking for, grabbing the box and running out the store. "This was the actual box he stole, now you see it's wobbly," said Cooper.

They are all traceable by the Virginia Lottery. Cashiers will not tell the thief that they are aware the winning ticket is stolen, if brought into a store.

"If you get a lottery ticket and it appears to be a winner and you try to pass it in for cash and you're denied, you can imagine that there might be a little bit of a confrontation there," said Sgt. Brian Edwards with the Waynesboro Police Department.

Sgt. Edwards said this is not the first crime of its kind. "Cash is rarely a target in these kinds of break-ins, it's these other little kind of vices," said Sgt. Edwards.

He says the case is close to being solved. "We're zeroing in on a suspect and hopefully we'll have an arrest. Hopefully an arrest will be imminent," said Sgt. Edwards.

"Why you're going to steal something that's going to be traced right back to you," said Cooper.

If you have any information about the suspect, call Waynesboro Police Department directly or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017.

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