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1 man dies of injuries sustained from fire at Army plant

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — One of three people injured during a flash fire at the main propellant-manufacturing facility for the U.S. Department of Defense has died.The Joint Munitions Command of the U.S. Army says Andrew Goad died Saturday due to injuries sustained during last week's blaze at Radford Army

COURIER-EXPRESS - 2018-06-17 16:33:05

Man injured in Radford Arsenal fire dies

“Andrew made the ultimate sacrifice,” Arsenal Commander Lt. Col Jim Scott said in a news release. “Producing munitions for our warfighters is dangerous work, and we greatly appreciate and honor his sacrifice.”

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-06-17 00:19:00

Christiansburg, too, looking at stepping up Airbnb enforcement

Councilwoman Merissa Sachs, who was elected this past fall, said she plans to ask town council to let the planning commission discuss possible regulations for lodging services not provided by hotels, motels or beds and breakfasts.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-06-17 12:00:00

Police: Man killed after car runs off roadway, catches fire

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia state troopers say one person was killed after his car ran off a roadway and was engulfed in flames.State troopers and paramedics responded to the Saturday accident in Bedford County that killed Ulises R. Estrada of Goodview.

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-06-17 15:59:05

Joann fabrics to launch new Christiansburg store

The grand opening begins Friday when doors open at 9 a.m. and continues through Sunday. Crowds are expected to show up for special deals, including limited-time sale pricing, gift cards to the first 100 guests in line each day and various product giveaways. On Saturday there will be crafts for kids,

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-06-17 04:00:00

One death as a result of Accident

RADFORD, VA (WSET) - Andrew Goad passed away on Saturday, June 16, due to injuriessustained during a fire at Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP) on Monday, June 11.

WSET - 2018-06-16 20:14:36

55-year-old Roanoke man dies in Floyd County motorcycle crash

FLOYD, Va.- A 55-year-old Roanoke man died after a motorcycle crash Friday afternoon, according to state police.


Multi-vehicle crash causes major backup on I-81 North in Roanoke County

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va.- A multi-vehicle crash is causing a major backup on I-81 North in Roanoke County.The northbound left lane is closed at mile marker 139, close to the Lakeside exit.As of 9 a.m., traffic is backed up five miles.Check back for updates.Copyright 2018 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.


State Police investigating fatal crash in Floyd County

Police say a 1984 BMW motorcycle was traveling south on Route 221 following a line of traffic, when traffic slowed the motorcycle attempted to pass several cars and a farm tractor, in a no passing zone.


Radford Army Ammunition Plant resumes production after fire that injured 3

RADFORD, Va.- Leaders at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant plan to be back to full production soon, following a fire earlier this week that injured three men.


Phone conversations in jail used in court

Although posted notices warn inmates at the New River Valley Jail in Dublin that phone calls are recorded, defendants in cases ignore the warnings and give out details that can, and are, often used by prosecutors in court.


Bond granted for Wythe man in sexual assault case

Bond was granted on Thursday for a Barren Springs man accused of sexually assaulting a mentally incapacitated teenager. The man, 23-year-old Jacob Kyle Lovern, has denied the allegations.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2018-06-16 10:00:00

Bent Mountain triple homicide victims identified, 18-year-old arrested

Police say Miranda B. Trump, 18, of Roanoke, Brandon D. Dekle, 20, of Bent Mountain, and Cole P. Kennedy, 21, Bent Mountain were all found dead at about 1 a.m. Tuesday.


100 mph wind gust destroys barn in Amherst County

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg confirmed Saturday afternoon that a straight-line wind gust of 100 mph is what destroyed a barn in Amherst County.It happened near the intersection of Sandidges and Lowesville Rd on Sunday, June 10.Debris from the barn damaged a couple of nearby outbuilding

WSLS - 2018-06-16 19:18:59

Hokie Storm Chasers return home early

BLACKSBURG, Va.- Two months ago Friday, our area was hit with six tornadoes. In an effort to improve forecasting severe storms and tornadoes, meteorologists rely on storm chasers.


Businessman critical of council’s past decision

“My family and I are the biggest losers. The bay in question is 5,000 square feet, and in the intervening months we’ve had only partial occupancy. We’ve lost out on over $25,000 income, and the money can never be regained. Demand for industrial spaces is spotty and infrequent. This bay has not been


Pulaski Police searching for two men wanted for fraud

PULASKI, Va. (WDBJ7)Pulaski Police are searching for two men wanted for fraud.Police released a video of the two at a checkout counter.No additional information has been given at this time.If you can identify the two men or have any information, you're asked to call Detective Rick Riddle at 540-994-


Two remain in critical condition, one discharged after Radford arsenal fire

No cause for the fire has been given, but a joint investigation between the Army and related authorities is underway to “understand [the] root cause and work to prevent a future occurrence,” according to BAE Systems spokesman Chris Finley.


3 found fatally shot in Virginia home; 18-year-old charged

Charles' defense attorney, Jeffrey Dorsey, said his client appeared in court by video Wednesday for an arraignment.


Bent Mountain Bistro expresses sadness over loss of Bistro family members

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) --The Bent Mountain Bistro took to Facebook to express their sadness over the loss of their Bistro family.The three people that died in the triple homicide incident on Bent Mountain Tuesday all worked at the Bistro.Here is what the statement said:"Words cannot fully express our