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Wreck causes major backup on I-81 North in Roanoke County

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va.- A wreck is causing a major backup on I-81 in Roanoke County.One northbound lane is closed at mile marker 142, which is close to the Lakeside exit.As of 2:15 p.m., traffic is backed up about 9 miles.Check back for updates.Copyright 2018 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.

WSLS - 2018-06-18 18:15:42

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.


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.”


1 man dies of injuries sustained from fire at Army plant

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WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-17 16:21:45

Letter: Dig deeper in Radford case

Isn’t there some kind of oversight committee for that? An investigation of all parties is definitely warranted. And legal action should be taken. Someone should be prosecuted!

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-06-18 04:00:00

Debate continues over noise at Christiansburg's Starlite Drive-In

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) --The fight over noise levels at Christianburg's Starlite Drive-In has been waging for more than two years."It goes on and on," said drive-in owner Peggy Beasley. "Never gets anything out of it, it just keeps going on and on and on."On Monday, Beasley's request for a condi

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-06-18 23:18:00

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.


2 firefighters injured after fire engulfs old rope factory in Mount Airy

One firefighter, from a volunteer fire department in Cana, Va., suffered a heart attack after leaving the scene and was transported to Forsyth Medical Center, according to Mount Airy Fire Chief Zane Poindexter. His condition was not available.

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL - 2018-06-18 20:26:00

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


Three people taken to the hospital following a fire at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant

RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) --Officials with the Radford Army Ammunition Plant or the Radford Arsenal tell us that there was a fire at the plant Monday evening in Radford.Charles Saks, an official with the plant tells WDBJ7 that "nitrocellulose material in the drying process combusted and caused a flash fi


Police: 3 found dead from gunshot wounds on Bent Mountain

Roanoke County Police began an investigation Tuesday about 1:00 a.m. at a house in the 9200 block of Bent Mountain Road where two males and one female were found deceased, all of whom appeared to have died from gunshot wounds. No one is in custody at this time. Police are aggressively pursuing leads


Cave Spring High School Renovation On Hold

Mike Wray, Roanoke County School Board: "Ya know I'm very disappointed the bid came in like it did. I'm disappointed for our staff and teachers. They packed up everything, they moved it." "