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Former Roanoke lawyer gets prison for lying to FBI about sex, drugs

ROANOKE, Va.- A former Virginia attorney who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about trading legal services for sex and drug use has been sentenced to prison.The Roanoke Timesreported Tuesday the judge sentenced Scott Alan Webber to six months, the longest allowable term under his plea deal. U.S. D

WSLS - 2018-10-17 16:29:28

Man arrested in connection to Northwest Roanoke shooting

ROANOKE, Va.-UPDATEJesus Hernandez-Soto was arrested without incident in Charlotte, North Carolina.More HeadlinesSWAT called to help investigation at Roanoke County mobile home park

WSLS - 2018-10-17 12:42:27

Roanoke County Police arrest suspect for shoe store burglary

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VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-10-17 16:36:00

QVC to close Lancaster County facility

The shopping network's parent company, Qurate Retail Group, made the announcement Wednesday morning. According to arelease, the move is part of the company's efforts to streamline operations after acquiring competitor Home Shopping Network last year.

MSN.COM - 2018-10-17 16:19:15

UPDATE: One dead, one hospitalized after shooting in Roanoke County

ROANOKE CO., Va. (WDBJ7) --UPDATEPolice say one man is dead and a woman has been hospitalized following a shooting in the Cave Spring area of Roanoke County.Police say the victims in the shooting lived off of the 5200 block of Eden Avenue. A SWAT team was called in to assist in the matter.In the pro

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-10-16 21:39:00

Crash causing delays on I-581 near downtown Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va.- Looking driving on Interstate 581, you may hit some delays.A crash on I-581, just north of Elm Avenue, has closed the northbound right lane and right shoulder.VDOT is reporting a backup of 1 mile.Copyright 2018 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.

WSLS - 2018-10-16 18:18:06

Body found Roanoke River, emergency crews on scene

She's not surprised a body had been found, "because of the power of the Roanoke River, of course, there is no way to know what happened to that person at this point."

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-10-16 17:02:36

QVC to open fulfillment center in Bethlehem, creating 1200+ jobs

The announcement also said QVC plans to close fulfillment centers in Lancaster; Roanoke, Virginia; and Greeneville, Tennessee. About 1,725 jobs will be cut.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-10-17 17:07:02

Virginia police recover body during storm cleanup

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have recovered a body during cleanup efforts following the flooding caused by remnants of Hurricane Michael, but it's unclear whether the death was storm-related.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-10-16 20:19:44

Ex-Roanoke attorney headed to prison for 6 months, judge rules

An assistant commonwealth’s attorney and a private lawyer vouched for Scott Alan Webber’s skillfulness at the law, describing his preparation for and execution of cases as proficient. He was a caring friend, they added in testimony elicited by Webber’s attorney.

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2018-10-16 19:00:00

Police investigation underway near Roanoke greenway

A swift water crew, police and fire crews are working by Wiley Drive, which is close to the Green Goat Restaurant and the River House apartments.

WSLS - 2018-10-16 16:00:41

New mental health services facility opens in Northwest Roanoke

Sherman Lea Jr., the son of Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea, is celebrating the opening of New Hope Support Services. The facility is located in northwest Roanoke and Lea Jr. says that was an easy choice.

WSLS - 2018-10-16 21:03:00

Office manager pleads no contest to embezzling $400K from Roanoke dental practice

Deanna Mache Gray, who now lives in South Carolina, was indicted in November on 10 felony counts of embezzlement from her employer, Dr. Penny Lampros, between 2012 and 2016.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-10-16 19:15:00

Man found in ditch by Belspring Road, Pulaski county

PULASKI Co., Va. (WDBJ7) --The Pulaski County Sheriffs office say that a man was found in a ditch on Belspring Road, Pulaski county after authorities were alerted.

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-10-16 13:46:00

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

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.


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


City Council hearing briefing on opioid and drug abuse in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va.-- There were 40 per 100,000 deaths related to opioids in Roanoke City last year. City leaders are learning how to handle the crisis. City Manager Bob Cowell gave a briefing regarding the city's response to opioid and drug abuse in the community.

WSLS - 2018-10-15 22:23:00

Some upset over Roanoke County school dismissal last week

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7)Some parents are upset over how Roanoke County Schools dismissed students during last week's heavy rainfall. The county, and other divisions, let out early as Michael barreled through our region.As the rains fell, schools across the region began to release early.Keith Hall


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.