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Police seeking 18-year-old man charged with murder in Roanoke shooting death

Marcus Vernell Clark Jr. is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Rashard Jessup, police spokeswoman Caitlyn Cline said. Police found the Roanoke man shot inside a house in the 700 block of 18th Street Northwest about 5 p.m. He was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-17 16:23:00

Roanoke PD identify suspect in murder case

On August 16, 2018 at around 5 p.m., Roanoke Police responded to a report of a person with a gunshot wound in the 700 block of 18th St NW. On arrival, officers located Rashard Jessup, 24 of Roanoke, inside a residence with a gunshot wound. Roanoke Fire-EMS transported Jessup to Carilion Roanoke Memo

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-08-17 16:17:24

Police searching for man who robbed Roanoke store at gunpoint

According to Roanoke County Police, the man entered the King Tobacco Store on Williamson Road. They say he showed his gun, demanded money from the clerk and then drove away from the scene in a dark-colored car with the stolen money.

WSLS - 2018-08-16 18:51:10

Strong storms possible today, more rain this weekend

ROANOKE, Va- Storm chances increase later in the afternoon as a system moves in from the west. We’ll start off dry on this Friday, but later in the afternoon/evening a few strong storms will be possible.

WSLS - 2018-08-17 08:56:57

Roanoke police looking for wanted man after Roanoke man dies from gunshot wound

When police arrived to the scene, they found Rashard Jessup, 24, of Roanoke inside a home with a gunshot wound. Jessup was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he later died, police said.

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-08-17 12:43:00

Police: Lynchburg mother arrested for child abuse after 1-year-old daughter dies

According to the Lynchburg Police Department, police officers responded to the Lynchburg General Hospital on Saturday after a child, who was 22 months old, was brought to the hospital by her mother.

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-08-17 12:33:00

Meet Nicolas Cage, the (unwitting) face of Roanoke's covert anti-poop crusade

James Settle, secretary of the Wasena Neighborhood Forum, began spotting the signs about three weeks ago on the stretch between the Wasena Bridge and the first low-water bridge, just behind the River House apartments.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-17 20:15:00

Roanoke police say shooting suspect is in custody

Ahmee Williams, 18, is being held without bond in the Roanoke City Jail on a charge of malicious wounding.

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2018-08-16 13:00:00

18-year-old turns himself in after Melrose Avenue shooting

ROANOKE, Va.-UPDATEAhmee Williams turned himself in on Wednesday. He is now being held at the Roanoke City Jail without bond.ORIGINAL STORYRoanoke police are searching for the 18-year-old man they believe shot another 18-year-old Tuesday morning.Officers responded to the intersection of Melrose Aven

WSLS - 2018-08-16 12:49:57

Roanoke police looking for man wanted for early morning stabbing

ROANOKE- Roanoke Police are looking for George Allen, 41, of Roanoke after an early morning stabbing Friday.

WSLS - 2018-08-17 13:20:15

Changes in China affecting Roanoke recycling program

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7)The RDS Material Recovery Facility in Roanoke is automated, but it still needs a personal touch to pull items that cannot be recycled.Since China tightened the restrictions on what it will accept, the job has become more complicated. And the volume of contaminated material and wa

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-08-16 19:16:00

Roanoke Police Officer rear ends a vehicle

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) --A Roanoke Police Officer rear-ended another vehicle while traveling on Orange Avenue in Roanoke.Authorities tell WDBJ7 that around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a Roanoke Police Officer was traveling in the westbound lanes in the 2400 block of Orange Avenue Northeast.Shortly after,


Sticky-stormy weather returns for the weekend

By Saturday, shower activity will be scattered across much of the eastern U.S., with the most widespread coverage in the darker green-shaded area.Weather Prediction Center | NOAA

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-17 03:45:00

Handcuffed man who escaped Roanoke police car gets 7 months

Richard Thomas Hale, 35, pleaded no contest Wednesday to felony escape and to a separate charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-15 21:04:00

Multi-vehicle wreck causes major backup on I-81 South in Botetourt County

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va.- A multi-vehicle wreck is causing a major backup on I-81 South in Botetourt County.It happened at mile marker 171, which is between the Buchanan and Natural Bridge exits.The southbound left lane is closed. As of noon, there was a 4-mile backup.Check back for updates.Copyright 2

WSLS - 2018-08-16 16:09:41

UPDATE: Old Dutch employee airlifted to Roanoke hospital after car crashes through store

Firefighters, EMTs and police respond after a Cadillac sedan crashed halfway through the Old Dutch Market on 2402 North Main St. on Wednesday afternoon. The crash injured one employee who was airlifted to the hospital, but the driver of the vehicle was unharmed, officials reported.


Humidity, rain, and a few strong storms re-enter the forecast

ROANOKE, Va.- It was nice to do without the oppressive humidity Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday's weather brought it back, with rain chances gradually increasing over the next few days.

WSLS - 2018-08-16 19:55:40

Roanoke County police search for man involved in armed robbery

Police say a white man entered the store, displayed a firearm and demanded money from the clerk. He then left the scene in a dark colored vehicle with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-08-16 14:40:00

Man convicted of 2015 Roanoke greenway attack pleads guilty to newly discovered sexual assault

Alexander Earl Billow, 34, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Roanoke Circuit Court to one count of sexual battery of someone younger than 13.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-15 21:00:00

Police search for wanted man after Roanoke man sent to hospital from gunshot wound

Police say when officers arrived to the scene, they found Shakee Jones, 18, of Roanoke suffering from a gunshot wound. They say this gunshot wound was non-fatal. Jones was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.