Top Headlines on WHSV.com April 26

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

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

Valley Woman Wins $2-Million Va. Lottery Prize

Reporter: WHSV News Staff

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY -- A Timberville woman won the $2-million prize in the Virginia Powerball this week.

Belinda Turman picked up her check Thursday at the Timberville Food Lion.

Turman said she decided to check her ticket while shopping last Friday. She found out that she had matched the first five numbers in the Powerball drawing. The extra dollar she spent for Power Play, increased her winnings to $2 million.

She and members of her family were completely surprised when they found out.

“I said, 'You better get out of here,' so we left there screaming all the way to Harrisonburg, got to the lottery office five to 10 minutes before they closed, and I was still screaming. I asked her three times, 'Are you sure?' She said, 'You're a big winner.' I said, 'What do you mean I'm a big winner?' She said, 'You won $2 million.' I said, 'Nuh uh. Are you serious?'

Turman said the first thing she planned to do was take her family on vacation to Disney World. After that, she planned to help pay some of their bills and purchase a new home for herself.

George Jones, Country Superstar, Has Died at 81

Reporter: National AP

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81.

Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure.

Known for his clenched, precise baritone, Jones had No. 1 songs in five separate decades, 1950s to 1990s, and was idolized not just by fellow country singers, but by Frank Sinatra, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, James Taylor and countless others.

In a career that lasted more than 50 years, "Possum" recorded more than 150 albums and became the champion and symbol of traditional country music, a well-lined link to his hero, Hank Williams. 

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Out of Hospital

Reporter: National AP

BOSTON (AP) -- The surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect has been released from a civilian hospital and transferred to a federal medical detention center in central Massachusetts.

The U.S. Marshals Service said Friday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center overnight and was taken to the Federal Medical Center Devens about 40 miles west of Boston.

The facility, on the decommissioned Fort Devens U.S. Army base, treats federal prisoners and detainees who require specialized long-term medical or mental health care.

The 19-year-old Tsarnaev is recovering from a gunshot wound to the throat and other injuries suffered during his attempted getaway.

The Massachusetts college student was charged with setting off the shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker bombs that killed three people and wounded more than 260 at the marathon finish line April 15. 

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