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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.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-10-16 01:48:00

Volvo Trucks boosts production, employment amid record year for trucking industry

Employment at the plant, meanwhile, has soared to 3,500 workers, compared to 2,600 at the beginning of 2018 and 1,700 in January 2017.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-10-15 04:00:00

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

WSLS - 2018-10-15 15:50:45

Police identify man killed in Bent Mountain crash

Lawrence Larson, 75, died after his car collided with a dump truck in the 8200 block of Bent Mountain Road, Roanoke County police said on Monday.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-10-15 18:07:00

75-year-old man dies after head-on crash involving dump truck on Bent Mountain

Police have identified the person who died in Sunday's crash as 75-year-old Lawrence Larson, 75, of Bent Mountain.

WSLS - 2018-10-15 16:55:32

Police investigating possible abduction on I-495 in Virginia

According to officials, police were informed about the incident at around 12:15 p.m. Monday. Two women reported that they voluntarily got into a vehicle driven by a man they knew. However, after the women asked to get out of the vehicle, the suspect continued to drive on.

FOX5DC.COM - 2018-10-15 21:07:00

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.

WSET - 2018-10-15 18:13:14

Two dead after late night shooting in Bedford County

ByKelvin Whitehurst|Posted:Mon 6:01 AM, Oct 15, 2018|Updated: Mon 6:19 AM, Oct 15, 2018BEDFORD Co., Va. --Bedford County Sheriff's Office confirm that two are dead after a late night shooting.The sheriff's office received a call last night at 11pm of a shooting at 1100 block East Lois Court in Bedfo

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-10-15 06:01:00

Most Wanted | Mt. Airy News

• Tyler Cleve Storms, age 29, a white male who is wanted on probation violations and is on probation for felony possess methamphetamine and use/possess drug paraphernalia.

MOUNT AIRY NEWS - 2018-10-14 15:59:00

Giles County campground residents clean up after flood

GILES COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ)When the New River flooded on Friday, all of the residents at Riverview Campground were taken by surprise. However, the surprises kept coming as the water receded and many of them realized that their property wasn't where they left it. In fact, one camper had a porch overlook

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-10-15 17:24:00

Tropical Storm Michael brings flash floods to area | Carroll News

By David Broyles - dbroyles@thecarrollnews.comAllen Worrell/The Carroll News The Beaver Dam Trail in Hillsville is shown completely under water on Thursday. It was a scene many witnessed throughout Carroll County and the surrounding areas as heavy rains pounded the area Thursday in the wake of Tropi

THECARROLLNEWS.COM - 2018-10-15 19:34:00

One dead after accident on Bent Mountain Road

ROANOKE CO., Va. (WDBJ7) --Roanoke County authorities say one person is dead following an accident on Bent Mountain Road.Authorities say at approximately 2:50 p.m., a dump truck with a full load of dirt and gravel traveling northbound in the 8200 block of Bent Mountain Road hit head-on a four-door s

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-10-14 17:16:00

Floyd business says homemade tradition protects from tariff troubles

If anything, Crenshaw Lighting believes the episode may give it a leg up on its larger, less handcrafted competitors.


One confirmed death after a head-on collision involving a dump truck on Bent Mountain Road

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va.- Roanoke County police say one person is dead after a dump truck carrying dirt and gravel hit a sedan head-on in the 8200 block of Bent Mountain Road.Police say it happened just before 3 p.m. Sunday.They say both the vehicles ran over the ravine.Bent Mountain Road is now closed b

WSLS - 2018-10-14 21:29:01

Victims of I-77 crash identified

Sgt. C.F. Kane, with the West Virginia State Police Turnpike detachment, said the incident occurred when the driver of a SDR Trucking tractor-trailer traveling northbound “lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median, entered the southbound lanes and collided with a vehicle traveling southbound.”


New River flooding leads to evacuations in Giles County

NARROWS, Va. — The New River poured out of its banks in Giles County Friday, flooding roads and campgrounds and leading to several evacuations.


One dead in crash at foot of Bent Mountain, police say

A dump truck and a passenger car collided Sunday afternoon in southwest Roanoke County, killing one person, county police said.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-10-14 21:47:00

One person dead after Roanoke County crash involving dump truck

ROANOKE Co., Va. (WSET) -- Roanoke County rescue crews say one person is dead after a crash involving a dump truck.They say the crash happened at 2:50 p.m. Sunday. A dump truck with a load of dirt and gravel travelling north in the 8200 block of Bent Mountain Road hit a four-door sedan traveling in

WSET - 2018-10-14 17:20:13

Hundreds come to Mercer Mall for annual Walk to End Alzheimer's

“When I started working at Princeton Healthcare Center, we have an Alzheimer’s unit and I started walking as far back as 1996,” Blankenship said.


Roanoke Police arrest man accused of stabbing another man to death

Police responded to the 600 block of 11th St NW on October 12th around 10:00 p.m. after receiving a report of a large disorder. Once on scene, officers located 24-year-old Travon Lee of Supply, Virginia. Lee had been stabbed in the chest. He was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital wher