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Road, train track reopens after derailment in Giles County

EGGLESTON, Va. (WDBJ7) Norfolk Southern tells us a road and train track have now reopened after a train derailed in Giles County Monday morning. Crews remained on the scene overnight cleaning up the debris near Eggleston River Road. Tuesday they worked to repair parts of the track. Monday four cars

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-01-17 00:24:00

Blacksburg spy watch case ends with year to serve

CHRISTIANSBURG - A former Blacksburg apartment complex maintenance man who used a spy watch to film women in their bathrooms apologized Tuesday, then pleaded guilty during a court hearing that left him with a year to serve behind bars. John David Mills, 35, of Christiansburg would tell women in the

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-01-16 21:23:00

Montvale woman looking for owner of camera found in Carvins Cove

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - A Montvale woman is on a special mission to find the owners of a camera found underwater at Carvins Cove. Doreen Hurley was given the point and shoot style camera to see if she could get any pictures off of it to see who it belonged to. It was fished out of Carvins Cove. "At

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-01-17 02:29:00

Roads expected to be slick as snow falls across the region

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - Snowfall is expected to create slick conditions on roads starting Tuesday night. Crews continue to work on treating roads all over our area to keep drivers as safe as possible heading into Wednesday morning's commute. Crews spent much of Tuesday putting a salt solution down o

WSLS - 2018-01-16 20:28:19

Emergency management leaders reassure public after recent false alarms

ROANOKE, Va. - In the wake of two recent false alarms about incoming ballistic missiles in Japan and Hawaii, emergency officials across the country are working to reassure people that the notification systems are effective. Roanoke Emergency Management officials said those recent false alarms are c

WSLS - 2018-01-16 22:25:14

Roads treated, advisement issued ahead of Tuesday snow threat

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - With snow expected to hit southwest, central and southern Virginia Tuesday starting in the late afternoon, crews are treating roads in anticipation of slick conditions. Virginia Department of Transportation workers began putting salt brine on interstates and highways starting

WSLS - 2018-01-15 21:31:16

Snow accumulation estimates increase in city and county

Within the span of a day, the National Weather Service in Blacksburg added another inch of snow to its predictions for the Dan River Region - that means forecasts now call for 1 to 2 inches to blanket Danville and 2 to 4 inches for Pittsylvania County on Wednesday. Predictions call for a light snowf

GODANRIVER.COM - 2018-01-17 00:00:00

DISH Service Center to move from Falling Branch Corporate Park location

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) DISH is making plans to move from its current location in the Falling Branch Corporate Park in Christiansburg. The DISH Customer Service Center, near interstate 81, informed employees of the move last week. There is no current timeline or new location made public about t

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-01-16 20:31:00

Woman fatally shot during quarrel in Bronx bodega remembered for her kindness

A woman fatally shot in the face during a Bronx bodega beef was remembered Tuesday by devastated family and friends for her kindness and generosity to all. Shaquana Button, 33, was blasted from close range after arguing with an unidentified man inside the Garden Express Deli on E. 149th St. and Co

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-16 17:50:27

Woman Dies After Being Shot in Face Near NYC Bodega: Police

A woman has died after being shot in the face by a man during some sort of argument just outside a Bronx deli, police say. Witnesses and officials found the unconscious, bloodied body of a 36-year-old woman after shots rang out in front of a bodega on 149th Street in Mott Haven around 11:30 Monday n

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-01-16 09:55:57

Funeral held for high school student fatally stabbed at New Rochelle Dunkin' Donuts

A funeral was held Monday morning for a high school student fatally stabbed in New Rochelle. 16-year-old Valaree Schwab's classmates were among the mourners who packed a church in Pelham to remember the bright, outspoken teen who loved music. She was stabbed to death last week inside a Dunkin' Donut

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-01-16 02:00:06

Yonkers downtown restaurant week begins Monday

Siobhan O'Sullivan, owner of Francey Brady's in Yonkers talks about the Irish restaurant on June 19, 2017. Carucha L. Meuse / lohud.com Downtown Yonkers' seventh-annual International Restaurant Week begins Monday with 14 participating establishments. All restaurants will offer 20 percent off lunch

LOHUD.COM - 2018-01-16 11:00:01

Yonkers graduation rates producing 'incredible accomplishment'

An almost 14 point graduation rate increase over five years at the Yonkers Public Schools has school officials celebrating. "When you think of the fact that five years ago we were at 72 percent and we are now at (almost) 86 percent, it's an incredible accomplishment," Superintendent Edwin Quezada to

LOHUD.COM - 2018-01-16 11:00:01

Police: Woman Killed Outside Bodega In The Bronx

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Police are searching for a suspect after they say a woman was gunned down in front of a bodega in the Bronx. It happened late Monday night on East 149th Street in Mott Haven. Investigators say police were called to scene after reports of a fight breaking out between the suspe

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-01-16 05:39:38

'The Commuter' Makes Liam Neeson Look Over-the-Hill

The commuter train from Manhattan to Tarrytown is late. Not because of the usual incompetence on the Metro-North line that strands thousands of commuters every day and jams the six o'clock news with stories about misery, deteriorating rails and inconvenience. No, today the train is filled with terro

OBSERVER - 2018-01-16 16:45:38

Barbara Walters Center starts construction in Yonkers at Sarah Lawrence College

The future Barbara Walters Center at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers will celebrate its ground-breaking Thursday. The $35 million campus center at 968 Kimball Ave. is named in honor of the television news personality who is an alumna and who donated the lead gift of $15 million for the constructio

LOHUD.COM - 2018-01-16 11:00:02

Ardmore firefighter arrested in Durant on hit and run charges

ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) -- An Ardmore firefighter was arrested in Durant this past week after police said he hit a car and ran -- while he was drunk. The police report says numerous witnesses saw Christopher Allen, 35, crash into a car around 9 p.m. this past Tuesday near University Boulevard. One wit

KXII.COM - 2018-01-17 01:31:00

Pets killed in Whitewright house fire

WHITEWRIGHT, Tex. (KXII) -- Several pets were killed Tuesday during a house fire around 1:30 a.m. off Darwin Road. Crews said the man inside the home escaped through a window before firefighters got there. He wasn't hurt, but four of his dogs died in the fire. Investigators said they think the fire

KXII.COM - 2018-01-17 02:29:00

Bonham ISD closes school for a week due to flu

The Bonham Independent School District announced Tuesday its decision to cancel school Wednesday, Jan. 17 through Tuesday, Jan. 23 due to the number of students and staff members exhibiting flu-like symptoms. The district said in its statement that the decision was based on Texas Education Agency At

HERALD DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-16 22:03:22

DONNA HUNT: Annie Peruna followed Annie P. on Red River

A lot has been written through the years about the Annie P., the first steamboat to navigate the Red River. It was early in 1905 that the Annie P. plowed up the river from New Orleans to Denison, proving that the Red River was navigable. It may be a surprise that a Denison-built boat also had its da

HERALD DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-16 18:22:00