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Suspect in Roanoke Dollar General robbery arrested

A man accused of robbing a Dollar General in northwest Roanoke was arrested Sunday evening, according to a Roanoke police official. Spokesman Scott Leamon said J'wawn Lamont James Jr., 23, of Roanoke was arrested without incident on Melrose Avenue and taken to the Roanoke City Jail. He was sought by

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-18 20:00:00

Roanoke police investigating 3 burglaries in northwest

ROANOKE, Va (WDBJ7) -- Roanoke police are investigating 3 burglaries in the northwest area, and they all may be related. In the first incident, police were called to the Quick Mart in the 5000 block of Melrose Avenue just after 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. It appears a person or people threw a rock through

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-18 23:59:00

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lanes closed on US-460 due to Tractor Trailer accident

CAMPBELL Co., Va. (WDBJ7) - The Virginia State Police have confirmed that there has been a tractor trailer incident on US-460 in Campbell County. The trailer is in the vicinity of Village Hwy, and VDOT says drivers can expect delays at this time. The West left shoulder and left lane are closed, as w

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-19 13:34:00

Police in search of Roanoke County man for credit card fraud

ROANOKE Co, Va. (WDBJ) - The Roanoke County Police are asking for your help in locating the suspect related to a felony credit card fraud. The Roanoke Criminal Investigations Division say that the suspect utilized a cloned credit card at a convenience store at the 4000 block of Electric Road. Polic

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-19 19:49:00

Roanoke police investigating trio of Saturday night robberies

ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke police are investigating multiple Saturday night burglaries that may be related. At 9:04 a.m. Sunday, police responded to the Quick Way Foot Mart on Melrose Avenue Northwest to investigate a burglary. Police believe someone threw a rock through the front glass door, entered t

WSLS - 2017-09-18 20:50:51

Roanoke County police investigating incident; neighbors told to stay indoors

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Roanoke County police are on the scene of an incident. Dispatch confirms it's happening in the North Springs Drive area. People living nearby have received phone calls and text messages alerting them to stay indoors. WDBJ7 has a crew headed to the scene to get more inf

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-19 03:41:00

Roanoke County optimistic Tanglewood Mall area will rebound

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Since the beginning of 2017, JCPenney and Miller Motte both announced they will close at Tanglewood Mall. People who live around the mall are hoping better days are ahead. Cathy Koon said, "It used to be a happening place." If you look closely, you'll see a sign of what was at T

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-19 00:11:00

Adoptable animals arrive in Roanoke from Florida

ROANOKE. Va. (WDBJ7) - The rebuilding process starts now in Florida after Hurricane Irma slammed into the state. Many Floridians returned home over the weekend to survey the damage that could take months to recover from. At the same time, some furry friends from Jacksonville made their way up to Vi

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-19 02:31:00

Roanoke pre-teen crowned Miss Old Dominion State

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A Hometown pre-teen was recently crowned Miss Old Dominion State by Miss American Co-ed Pageants in Fairfax, Va. Garnette Lee "Adele" McElfresh, 13, of Roanoke has qualified to compete at the national level of the 2017 Miss American Pre-teen Pageant in Orlando, Florida wher

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-19 00:05:00

Jesse Jackson in Roanoke stop: 'There is power in the vote'

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, leading a statewide push to mobilize voters this fall, kicked off a stop in Roanoke today by addressing around 120 people at High Street Baptist Church. The civil rights activist, citing the climate in D.C., said the nation is facing a "very tenuous situation" in government a

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-18 16:00:00

Bill Cochran: Trout Unlimited has busy schedule for national meeting in Roanoke

An angler casts into the South River in Waynesboro, one of the stops on the Trout Unlimited tour when the organization holds its national conference at the end of the month in Roanoke. An angler casts into the South River in Waynesboro, one of the stops on the Trout Unlimited tour when the organizat

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-19 19:30:00

Med Beat: Survey says Roanoke makes worst exerciser list

The Gallup-Sharecare State of American Well-Being series on Tuesday released its rankings on community exercise, and Roanoke did not fare well. We made the list of the bottom 10 communities in the country for the percentage of residents who exercise for at least 30 minutes, three times a week. This

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-19 13:36:00

Roanoke Rescue Mission in need of donated coats for winter season

ROANOKE, Va. - Even though it's still summer, the recent cold evenings have people asking for coats at the Rescue Mission in Roanoke. The Rescue Mission is getting ready to kick off its Happy Coats Campaign, which starts in October. The campaign offers coats to anyone in need throughout the winter

WSLS - 2017-09-19 16:50:03

Roanoke dorms downtown house international high school students

ROANOKE - International students are going to school in Roanoke and living downtown in dorms. The new model is what Roanoke Catholic and North Cross are using to recruit more diverse students and boost enrollment. "Students that maybe want to come in on a Sunday night, go to school all week, live i

WSLS - 2017-09-19 14:14:14

Figures show continued tourism growth in Roanoke Valley

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - New figures show an increase in tourism spending in the Roanoke Valley for the seventh year in a row. The Roanoke Times reports numbers from the Virginia Tourism Corp. and the U.S. Travel Association show direct travel expenditures by regional visitors grew to about $813 million

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-19 07:32:15

Golf tournament to benefit Roanoke County students, teachers

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) In Roanoke, folks were teeing off for a good cause at Hunting Hills Golf Club on Monday. It's the annual Roanoke County Educational Foundation Golf Tournament. This is it's 23rd year. Golfers were out raising money for teacher classroom grants and scholarships for graduat

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-18 23:52:00

Roanoke man arrested after Dollar General robbery

ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke police say they arrested J'wawn James Sunday evening on Melrose Avenue without incident. He was taken to the Roanoke City Jail Roanoke police are looking for a man accused of robbing a dollar store Wednesday evening. It happened around 8 p.m. at the Dollar General Store in

WSLS - 2017-09-18 19:55:41

Amtrak parking options in downtown Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va (WDBJ7) - Some of you may be awaiting your maiden voyage on Amtrak which is coming back to Roanoke at the end of October. Some of you have asked us - what about parking? We asked Amtrak and Roanoke City officials. They recommend passengers park at the Roanoke Station Garage on Salem Av

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-19 06:48:00

The Raven to be performed at Roanoke Public Library

On Thursday, September 28th at 6 p.m. Michael Brickler will perform Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven". After the performance there will be a discussion of the poem in historical context and what it can mean to us today as an exploration of obsessive loss, grief and regret. The performance will happen a

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-19 05:21:00

Out & About: Roanoke advertising firms 'Shine' in Grandin premiere

A documentary chronicling the history of the advertising industry in the Roanoke Valley will premiere Wednesday at the Grandin Theatre. Created by Todd Marcum, co-founder of Roanoke ad firm Access Advertising & Public Relations, and Roanoke cinematographer Dave Perry, "Shine: The Legacy of Roanoke's

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:00:00