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Circumstances in fatal shooting of 2-year-old Roanoke boy remain under review
Police have said that around noon Tuesday, the passengers of a car flagged down an officer on Melrose Avenue, near Peters Creek Road Northwest. A man and a woman in the vehicle told the officer their son had accidentally shot himself at their residence.
BREAKING: Two men in custody, woman still sought for Roanoke County murder
Two people are under arrest – and a third is being sought – for the weekend murder of a woman in southwest Roanoke County. Police identify the victim as 35-year-old Amber Ross of Franklin County. Officials say a man brought her to the Lewis-Gale Emergency Center near Tanglewood Mall with a gunshot
Woman killed in weekend robbery in Roanoke County
Details are not clear, but a police news release says a robbery was "set up" at a house in the 5200 block of Overland Drive. During the course of the robbery, an altercation broke out between a resident and a robber who pulled out a firearm.
Standouts include Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival, Splash Valley Season Opening Weekend
The four-day workshop, presented by the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum, brings together dulcimer players of all skill levels to learn from a talented and entertaining team of instructors, to perform with other dulcimer enthusiasts and to participate in an array of workshops and activities.Thursday,
Roanoke County police investigate murder, robbery
Before 11 p.m. Saturday, a dead woman with a gunshot wound was taken to the LewisGale Medical Center emergency room on the corner of Ogden and Electric Roads by a man, who then fled.
Driver who shot self during standoff with Roanoke County police to serve almost 7 months
Kyle David Waldron, 36, was pulled over late on April 1, 2017, after an officer saw him make a U-turn across a closed, grass median on Electric Road, according to past information released by police and presented in court.
After unprompted confession, Roanoke man gets 2 years for sexual assault
The Roanoke man was in the midst of treatment for longtime addictions to cocaine and methamphetamine when he admitted to a nurse that, across a period of several years, he had sexually assaulted a relative, from when she was about 10 until she was into her teens.
Police: Investigation underway after shooting involving a child in Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- Roanoke City Police said an investigation is underway after an accidental shooting involving a child.Police said officers were called to Melrose Avenue near Bennett Drive around 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 for the report of a shooting.This is a breaking news story, check back for
Police: 2-year-old dies after accidentally shooting himself inside apartment
ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- Roanoke Police said officers were flagged down by a vehicle on Melrose Avenue at Peters Creek Road, NW around 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 after parents said their two-year-old had shot himself.
Man who took $3,500 from Roanoke bank gets 90 days in jail
A masked man who walked into a Roanoke bank last spring and handed a note to a teller, then walked out with a little over $3,500 in cash, will have to serve 90 days in jail.
Thick fog early; Stray afternoon storm possible
ROANOKE, Va- After another night of strong storms and flooding, things finally quiet down for a short time Wednesday. Be on the lookout for thick fog early in the day, but that will give way to a mainly dry afternoon. Other than a stray shower or storm, most of the area will start to dry out.
Psychiatric issues cited in attack that brought Roanoke man 4-year prison term
Doss, 26, was supposed to be off running an errand to the store the evening the assault occurred, his mother said Tuesday at his sentencing hearing in Roanoke Circuit Court.
Child taken to hospital after apparent accidental shooting in Roanoke
Buy NowPolice are investigating at Caru apartments on Bennett Drive Northwest.AMY FRIEDENBERGER | The Roanoke TimesA child is in the hospital Tuesday afternoon following what appears to be an accidental shooting in Roanoke.Police are investigating at Caru apartments on Bennett Drive Northwest. The s
Crews on-scene of a multi-vehicle accident on I-581
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) --Emergency crews are on-scene of a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 581.According to VDOT, the accident occurred at the 4.5 mile marker in Roanoke County. At this time, the North right shoulder is closed. Motorists should expect delays.Stay with WDBJ7 for more update
Salem evens score with Hidden Valley in American Conference girls lacrosse final
Two talented, closely matched girls lacrosse teams slugged it out for a half on Tuesday night, but Salem ultimately got the big run.
2-year-old Roanoke boy dies after accidentally shooting self, police say
ROANOKE, Va. - A 2-year-old boy is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself Tuesday, according to Roanoke police. Just after 12 p.m, a police officer was flagged down by a vehicle on Melrose Avenue at Peters Creek Road NW. The occupants, a man and woman, told the officer that their 2-year
Accidental shooting involving a child under investigation in Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7)According to Roanoke City Police, an investigation is underway after an accidental shooting involving a child Tuesday afternoon.
Orange Avenue fitness center abruptly closes
A second business has shut down at the Market Square East Shopping Center on Orange Avenue as Anytime Fitness gym closed its doors for good this past Sunday. The owner of the gym says it did not have enough members to stay open. All active membership agreements were ended. The gym’s voicemail leaves
Roanoke gun safety groups push gun locks following accidental shooting
ROANOKE, Va.- Two children died Tuesday after accidental shootings in the commonwealth, and one was right in our area. The first happened outside of Richmond, the other happened in Roanoke. Following the news, two groups said gun locks prevent these type of incidents.
Brother of man killed in Roanoke County: 'I want to talk to him one more time'
That's why Johnson said it came as a shock to him to learn that his brother, 23-year-old Keonte Johnson, of Salem, was shot and killed at a house party last week in Roanoke County. The family is still searching for closure in the incident because they aren't clear on what happened and why.