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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

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-03-16 20:26:00

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

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

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-03-17 02:08:00

Wytheville man shot by police is convicted of felonies

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2018-03-16 15:44:00

Virginia man said stabbed woman fell on his knife repeatedly, officer says

CHRISTIANSBURG - Johnny Ray Kelly said the woman he is accused of stabbing actually slipped and fell onto his knife - over and over again, an investigator testified this week. Kelly, 55, was charged with aggravated malicious wounding last month after allegedly attacking a woman at the Elliston home

RICHMOND.COM - 2018-03-16 16:30:00

Man arrested on abduction and assault charges in Pulaski

PULASKI, Va. (WFXR) - A man has been arrested in connection to a reported assault in Pulaski. The police department was called to the 100 block of South Washington Avenue on March 14 at about 8:24 a.m. When officers arrived, they found a victim that was injured but not able to give a statement bef

WVNT-TV - 2018-03-17 01:14:16

Festival with beer, cider, food, and games coming to Radford next month

RADFORD, Va. (WSET) -- Nesselrod Bed & Breakfast is hosting the 8th annual New River Brewfest next month. On Saturday, April 14 you can join your friends for handcrafted beer and cider, good food, live music, and games. The festival is from noon to 6 p.m. Some of the following breweries will be at t

WSET - 2018-03-15 10:36:29

Roanoke's Salvation Army to close Red Shield Lodge Homeless Shelter.

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - Roanoke's Salvation Army will permanently close the doors to its Red Shield Lodge Homeless Shelter. Salvation Army leaders said Thursday that the last day for the shelter is April 30. They have decided to demolish the building that has been on Salem avenue since the 1940s. C

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-03-16 08:50:00

Large police presence at Rodeway Inn in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke police are responding to an incident at the Rodeway Inn in Roanoke Wednesday morning. Police have been on scene since about 3:45 a.m. at the motel near the intersection of Orange Ave. and Williamson Road, according to a Roanoke City dispatch supervisor. There are at least ei


Radford University fans start early cheering for Highlander hoops

RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) In Radford, fans left early Thursday morning excited about the historic game for the university. A convoy of buses and cars planned to arrive in Pittsburgh in time to watch the game. All seats were full. Packing two buses was a priority for students and the university. All stud

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-03-16 01:34:00

Students in Christiansburg, Radford join national protest

CHRISTIANSBURG - Nicole DiIoia is among the high school students old enough to remember the 2007 shooting at nearby Virginia Tech. On Wednesday, the senior joined Christiansburg High School classmates in an assembly-style demonstration to remember the 17 people killed in last month's school shooting


Blacksburg High School students walk out to send message to lawmakers

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Hundreds of students walked out of class at Blacksburg High School and into the blustery cold weather to make a loud, unified statement. WDBJ7 was given access to the private event. It only lasted 17 minutes but students hope the message they're trying to send sticks around l


Radford, Tech fans in Roanoke cheer on teams at watch parties

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - Thursday night was a big but disappointing night for Radford Highlanders fans - but a night worth celebrating nonetheless. A group of students and alumni gathered at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Cave Spring, surrounding the lone Villanova fan. With eyes glued to the TVs, the fa

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-03-16 08:37:00

Volvo adds VNX heavy-hauler, anticipates strengthening truck market

DUBLIN, Va. - Volvo Trucks North America recently finished building legacy models at its truck plant here, and is now producing the new VNL and VNR. And the timing couldn't be better, according to Magnus Koeck, vice-president of marketing and brand management. "We have a very strong market, it will


What is following too close: Student/trooper wreck brings debate

CHRISTIANSBURG - A state trooper's attempt to U-turn across Christiansburg Mountain traffic to chase a speeder ended in a collision with a Radford University student - and on Wednesday, a $30 fine for the student. The unusual traffic case was a clash between opposing views of the wreck last Hallowee


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

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-03-15 04:53:00

Radford University Bookstore stocked with NCAA championship merchandise one day after win

The Barnes and Noble bookstore on campus made a rush order after the win RADFORD - Celebrations are just getting started in the New River Valley. Radford University's men's basketball team's first NCAA win has stirred up a lot of excitement across campus. The campus Barnes and Noble bookstore is al


DISH Network announces plan to move Christiansburg location, downsize on-site staff

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - A major employer in the New River Valley is moving its Christiansburg operation to a new location, with plans to downsize its on-site workforce in the process. DISH Network announced Tuesday that the company is planning to move its Falling Branch customer experience center