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Greenbrier County man dies in mining accident

According to the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety, and Training, the incident happened Wednesday, October 17, at the Princess Polly Anna & JCT Enterprises LLC, Surface Mine #1.

WVNT-TV - 2018-10-17 22:55:38

Former Roanoke lawyer gets prison for lying to FBI about sex, drugs

ROANOKE, Va.- A former Virginia attorney who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about trading legal services for sex and drug use has been sentenced to prison.The Roanoke Timesreported Tuesday the judge sentenced Scott Alan Webber to six months, the longest allowable term under his plea deal. U.S. D

WSLS - 2018-10-17 16:29:28

What you need to know about Virginia's 9th District House race

Midterm elections will be held nationwide Nov. 6 for all 435 districts that make up the U.S. House of Representatives.One of those elections is for Virginia's 9th Congressional District. This district contains Lee, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan, Scott, Russell, Tazewell, Washington, Smyth, Bland, Giles,

WSLS - 2018-10-17 21:12:31

Man arrested in connection to Northwest Roanoke shooting

ROANOKE, Va.-UPDATEJesus Hernandez-Soto was arrested without incident in Charlotte, North Carolina.More HeadlinesSWAT called to help investigation at Roanoke County mobile home park

WSLS - 2018-10-17 12:42:27

Roanoke County Police arrest suspect for shoe store burglary

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VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-10-17 16:36:00

Ex-Roanoke attorney headed to prison for 6 months, judge rules

An assistant commonwealth’s attorney and a private lawyer vouched for Scott Alan Webber’s skillfulness at the law, describing his preparation for and execution of cases as proficient. He was a caring friend, they added in testimony elicited by Webber’s attorney.

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2018-10-16 19:00:00

City Police Arrest Pair - The Virginian Review

Upon the arrival of officers, a male subject fled the scene on foot, while his female accomplice was contacted near a vehicle.

THEVIRGINIANREVIEW.COM - 2018-10-16 12:48:00

Covington police make drug arrest, discover evidence of multistate theft ring

COVINGTON, Va.- Covington police say after arresting a woman on several felony drug charges, they discovered evidence of a multistate larceny and fraud ring.


Crash causing delays on I-581 near downtown Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va.- Looking driving on Interstate 581, you may hit some delays.A crash on I-581, just north of Elm Avenue, has closed the northbound right lane and right shoulder.VDOT is reporting a backup of 1 mile.Copyright 2018 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.

WSLS - 2018-10-16 18:18:06

Body found Roanoke River, emergency crews on scene

She's not surprised a body had been found, "because of the power of the Roanoke River, of course, there is no way to know what happened to that person at this point."

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-10-16 17:02:36

Man found in ditch by Belspring Road, Pulaski county

PULASKI Co., Va. (WDBJ7) --The Pulaski County Sheriffs office say that a man was found in a ditch on Belspring Road, Pulaski county after authorities were alerted.

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-10-16 13:46:00

Man, woman, her daughter, 10, found slain in Pennsylvania

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania are investigating the deaths of a man, a woman and a 10-year-old girl found in a New Castle home as a triple homicide.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-10-16 20:23:10

Jury recommends 83 years, $290,000 fine for attempted murder of police

CHRISTIANSBURG — A Montgomery County jury on Monday convicted Burdis Gene Barker Jr. of trying to murder two Christiansburg police officers, along with drug distribution and firearms charges, and recommended a sentence of 83 years in prison plus a $290,000 fine.


Police investigation underway near Roanoke greenway

A swift water crew, police and fire crews are working by Wiley Drive, which is close to the Green Goat Restaurant and the River House apartments.

WSLS - 2018-10-16 16:00:41

Final Pulse Release Of 2018 Cancelled - The Virginian Review

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, officials at the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, have cancelled this year’s final pulse release scheduled for Wednesday from the Gathright Dam.

THEVIRGINIANREVIEW.COM - 2018-10-16 21:16:00

Wildlife center tries to save black bear hit on Route 220

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va.- A bear is recovering after being found on Route 220 in Botetourt County.The Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke said it appeared the bear had been hit.X-rays revealed a possible fracture.The bear will get further treatment at a wildlife center in Waynesboro.Copyright


Son shoots father amid struggle, mother-in-law killed in Bedford County, authorities say

Two people, a man's father and his mother-in-law, are dead after an incident at a Bedford County home Sunday.


Apartments in Salem destroyed, residents looking for resources to help

SALEM, Va. (WSET) – 42 first floor apartment at the Riverwalk at Salem apartments received water after Tropical Storm Michael, according to the apartment company.


Wright Suggests Revisiting Merged School Systems - The Virginian Review

In November, the county school board will vote on sending a letter to the Covington School Board. The letter, which was discussed Monday night, may open the door to talks between the boards on creating a joint school division.

THEVIRGINIANREVIEW.COM - 2018-10-16 06:00:00

Sheriff: Man, woman dead after shooting in Bedford Co., no search for suspect

BEDFORD., Va. (WSET)- Two people are dead after officials responded to a shots fired call in Bedford County Monday morning.The Bedford County Sheriff's Office is investigating in the 1100 block of E Lois Court.According to officials, a male and female were found dead in the home.They said deputies a