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School bus driver accused of sexually assaulting special needs children

SALINAS, Ca. (CBS) -- Police announced Friday morning that a bus driver for the Salinas Union High School District is in custody on five charges relating to the alleged rapes of special needs children over the last 10 years, reports CBS San Francisco. Police reportedly began an investigation of Bil

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-03-17 19:04:00

Gun owners say weapons are not to blame for recent tragedies, people are

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET)---Gun owners say in the wake of recent tragedies, they've taken the brunt of criticism. "It's been slower for the past couple of years but with all of the gun talk going on the attendance has been picking up," Michael Gelles said. Gelles is the show manager for the Roanoke Gun S

WSET - 2018-03-18 21:00:50

Mall memories remain for a generation of Roanoke Valley mall rats

Back in December, workers who were part of the crews tearing down Crossroads Mall discovered an ancient ruin: They unearthed the well-preserved remains of the abandoned Time Out video game arcade. The rainbow-and-bubblegum-colored decor resembled the set of a 1960s sci-fi movie. The curved divider w

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-03-18 01:45:00

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

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-03-17 19:35:00

Little Caesars promised free pizza if a 16 seed beat a 1 seed

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 17 at 7:44AM EDT expiring March 17 at 12:00PM EDT in effect for: Adams, Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hardin, Highland, Hocking, Licking, Logan, Madison, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway, Pike, Pre

WCPO - 2018-03-17 13:02:42

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.

WSLS - 2018-03-18 13:47:15

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


2-hour standoff outside Virginia jail ends in coyote capture

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Authorities in Virginia engaged in a two-hour standoff outside a city jail. Their foe? A coyote. Ricky Clemons with Roanoke's Solid Waste Management department told The Roanoke Times he encountered the full-grown coyote crouched near a recycling bin in the shade of the jail and s


Frankford woman arrested on narcotics charges

Lewisburg Police arrested a Frankford woman Thursday on a narcotics charge after she was caught driving on the wrong side of the road. Chief Tim Stover reported that Deputy Chief C.J. Teubert was on routine patrol on Fairview Road when he noticed a Ford Truck driving southbound on the wrong side of


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


Over $500 worth of free rides offered Saturday by Big Lick Boomerang

ROANOKE - St. Patrick's Day fun brought out kindness and generosity from a strangers that could possibly save a life. Thanks to anonymous donors, over $500 worth of free rides will be offered Saturday night in Roanoke for those needing a ride home after having drinks. Big Lick Boomerang is a uniqu

WSLS - 2018-03-18 00:30:12

Letter: Trump's tariffs bad for Virginia workers

President Trump's effort to "protect" steel companies sells out almost every industry in America to protect his rich friends. This plan is bad for America, and worse for the 6th District. Up and down I-81, there are plenty of places that demand investment and protection, but the Blue Ridge's essenti

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-03-18 04:00:00

Study: Martinsville, Galax and Covington among least healthy cities in Virginia

According to the ninth annual County Health Rankings, Martinsville, Galax and Covington are among the five Virginia counties in the poorest health. The remaining two areas of concern are the cities of Petersburg and Emporia. The rankings were released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundatio


Police: 65-year-old Glasgow man killed in crash after being ejected from vehicle

ROCKBRIDGE Co., Va. (WSET) -- Virginia State Police said it's investigating a fatal crash in Rockbridge County that left a 65-year-old man dead. Police said a trooper responded to the crash on Route 608, about a half mile north of the Buffalo Creed Bridge on Wednesday, March 14. Wilford Charles Bart


Man found with half-pound of meth gets 5 years

WAYNESBORO - An Augusta County man who was caught with more than half a pound of methamphetamine in an elementary school parking lot last year was sentenced to 5 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to multiple drug charges in Augusta County Circuit Court. Barry L. Spradlin, 53, offered plea


Pedestrian transported to the hospital after being hit by car in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va (WDBJ7) -- Officials have confirmed a person was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car in northeast Roanoke. The call came in at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday night. Right now the person's condition is not clear. WDBJ7 is working to get more information. ROANOKE, Va (WDBJ7) -- Officials h


Crews responding to fire at Hardee's in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. - Multiple fire trucks are responding to a fire at the Hardee's on Plantation Road in Roanoke. Stay with WSLS 10 for more on this story. Credit: Shasta Myers Copyright 2018 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved. Get email alerts for local stories and events around the world.