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Spring snow blankets the New River Valley

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) It's certainly not what you're used to seeing on the first full day of spring. Snow coated parts of the New River Valley, up to nearly 6 inches in some areas. Rather than leaves and flowers, trees are covered in white. Despite Tuesday's rain, plow trucks were able to get

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-03-21 19:27:00

Man found dead in home in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va., -- Roanoke Police responded to a public service call this morning, March 20, 2018. Police respond to a residence on the 1700 block of Padbury Ave. around 6:00 a.m. When officers approached the residence, they found blood in the interior of the house which was visible from an exterior w

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-03-20 20:24:00

Roanoke woman pleads to 5 felonies after wounding clerk during hold-up

Prosecutors said Dawn Michele Whitlock shouted "Money! Money! Money!" as she tried to rob a northwest Roanoke convenience store last September, and security video of the incident corroborates that degree of frenzy. The 44-year-old Whitlock was captured on camera pointing a .25-caliber handgun at a f

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2018-03-20 20:00:00

Drivers experiencing delays on 460 West near Blacksburg

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. - Expect delays if you need to drive on U.S. Route 460 near Blacksburg. The road is closed in the westbound direction near the exit onto North Main Street. Copyright 2018 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved. Get email alerts for local stories and events around the world.

WSLS - 2018-03-21 03:35:18

UPDATE: Winter weather advisory issued; up to 2 inches of snow now in forecast

A complex and monstrous storm system has triggered a winter weather advisory for the Dan River Region. The advisory, issued Tuesday night by the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, is in effect from midnight to 8 a.m. Thursday and calls for up to 2 inches of heavy, wet snow. The weather service

GODANRIVER.COM - 2018-03-20 22:20:00

He got rich after discovering bitcoin in 2009. Now, he's inventing cryptocurrencies of his own worth billions.

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Dan Larimer was broke, living in his parents' house, driving his mom's 2001 Nissan Altima and dealing with a messy divorce when he first discovered bitcoin in 2009. That's back when one of the cybercoins cost 5 cents - instead of the $8,000 to $10,000 they were selling for last wee


Alumnus Gives Donation to Virginia Tech's Honors College

BLACKSBURG, Va. - A Virginia Tech alumnus has made the largest-ever gift to Virginia Tech's Honors College. David Calhoun's $20-million donation supports the launch of a pilot model of collaborative learning within the Honors College. The Calhoun Honors Discovery Program's emphasis will be equipping


Virginia State Police respond to more than 240 traffic crashes since midnight

Virginia State Police say officers have responded to more than 240 traffic crashes statewide from 12:01 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Wednesday as snow continues to fall across much of Virginia throughout the morning. As of 8:45 a.m., state troopers are currently responding to 51 traffic crashes statewide. 11 o

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-03-21 16:22:00

Radford University staff member dies after car crash

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - A Radford University staff member has died after a Friday morning car crash. Emily Martin, 22, died after being taken to the New River Valley Medical Center, Carilion Health Systems spokesman Chris Turnbull said Monday. Martin was a web and interactive media designer for Univ


Local cold case for missing man gets new attention from state police

ROANOKE, Va. (WDB7) - A cold case in Vinton is getting a fresh set of eyes from law enforcement and officers say they are already learning new information. In 2013, Christopher Douthat, 24 at the time, disappeared after what his family said was a very typical day. They have not see or hear from hi


Martinsville Police investigating domestic violence related homicide

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A man is dead after being stabbed by a woman during a domestic dispute. Police say, Michael Antonio Lightfoot, 29, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital after being stabbed by Katelia Shavon Beal, 31 during a domestic dispute. Beal was arrested and


NWS issues winter storm watch for region

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Rainy weather is expected today, but forecasters believe that rain could turn to a slick wintery mix and then into plenty of snow tonight and continue into Wednesday night. Meteorologist Jake Ruckman of the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va. told the Bluefield Daily Telegr

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-19 23:16:00

Woman stabs man to death

MARTINSVILLE, VA - A woman has been arrested for reportedly stabbing a man to death in Martinsville. Martinsville Police said they got a call around 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning about a stabbing victim at SOVAH Hospital Emergency Department. The victim had been brought in by a private car. 29-year-old M


Goodwill of the Valleys to host job fair in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. - Goodwill Industries of the Valleys will be hosting a job fair Tuesday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. The job fair will be free and open to the public, and will take place at the Goodwill Jobs Campus, located at 2502 Melrose Avenue, NW, Suite B in Roanoke. Participating employers in


Rain moves in later today; Snow on the first full day of spring

ROANOKE, Va. - Clouds will continue to build on this Monday, but temperatures will remain pleasant in the mid to upper 50s. Shower chances go on the increase through the afternoon and especially this evening. Rain could be heavy at times overnight with even a stray clap of thunder. Rain continues T


Police: Multiple reports of vandalism in the Cave Spring area

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Roanoke County Police say they have taken about a dozen reports of car vandalism in the Cave Spring area. According to Amy Whittaker, Roanoke County's Public Information Officer, the number of reports may change as police attempt to locate more victims in the area. T


70-year-old woman dies in Montgomery Co. crash; charges filed against Roanoke driver

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Evelyn Martin, 70, of Dublin died after a vehicle crash in Montgomery County on Thursday. Deputies said they responded to the 3600 block of Peppers Ferry Road after receiving a report of a crash. When they arrived to th


Storm brings hail overnight to Roanoke area

ROANOKE, Va. - A storm late Saturday that lasted into the overnight hours brought pea-sized hail to the Roanoke area. People reported seeing hail around 2 a.m. Hail Sunday morning in the Roanoke area. Hail Sunday morning in Cave Spring. Hail Sunday morning in the Roanoke area near Bent Mountain.


Police searching for suspect in credit card fraud

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- The Blacksburg Police department is asking for the public's help in identifying a person of interest related to an ongoing credit card fraud investigation. The incident took place on February 10th. Police are requesting anyone with information concerning this incident or i


Roanoke city plans to establish an innovation hub

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Roanoke City council announced its strategy to increase focus on innovation and economic inclusion. As Roanoke's downtown continues to develop, so do other areas around the city. Roanoke city council wants to establish innovation hub between Carilion Clinic and the edge of downt