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Roanoke's animal wardens tracking cases of the deadly parvo virus

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - There is a canine virus that, if not detected early on, is likely to be fatal. It's call Parvo and Roanoke City Officials have been tracking cases of the virus in the city for more than a year. Through tracking, wardens realized there were more cases of parvo in the city than

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-01-20 07:54:00

Roanoke County Police investigating an armed robbery

ROANOKE CO., Va. (WDBJ7)-- Roanoke County Police are investigating after they say there was an armed robbery Thursday. Police say they responded to an armed robbery at a business at in the 5700 block of Starkey Road at around 8:00 p.m. Thursday. According to police, two men demanded money from the c

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-01-19 19:07:00

State Police on scene of a vehicle accident in Bedford County

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- According to a spokesperson for the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, authorities are on the scene of a vehicle accident on US Route 460 near Montvale Elementary School in Bedford County. Authorities say traffic is backed up as the eastbound lane is blocked off at the

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-01-21 02:05:00

Women's March returns to Roanoke

One year after they first gathered together, supporters of the Women's March movement reassembled Saturday with a message: They persist. "We will keep pushing for the light," declared Danielle Belton, keynote speaker for the second annual Women's March on Roanoke. "We will come together with a love

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-01-21 02:00:00

Two men sought for robbing SW Roanoke Co. business

Roanoke County Police are looking for two men who held up a southwest county business Thursday night. Police do not say where it happened, but the holdup occurred on the 5700 block of Starkey Road, which is near the intersection with Bent Mountain Road. Officials say one of the men showed a firearm

WFIRNEWS.COM - 2018-01-19 11:42:01

Crews contain fire in abandoned building in Salem

SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) - Salem firefighters are on the scene of a fire off of Thompson Memorial Dr on Lee Street. City officials say the call came into the 9-1-1 center around 7:50 p.m. Officials say an abandoned building caught fire. It has been extinguished and brought under control. The crews have

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-01-21 05:32:00

Government shutdown impacting national parks

The federal government shutdown is impacting Shenandoah National Park and may be impacting the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hikers and bikers were surprised to find the Blue Ridge Parkway closed at the Rockfish Gap entrance on Saturday. Many people were ditching their cars at the entrance to the parkway to c

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-01-21 01:41:00

Restaurants see customer spike on first day of Downtown Roanoke's Restaurant Week

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - Restaurant Week in downtown Roanoke kicked off Friday and at least one spot is already seeing a boost in business. Downshift - Handcrafted Bikes and Brews is one of the more than 30 downtown restaurants joining in on the event. It's their first year participating and already t

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-01-20 03:35:00

He Followed Her 40+ Miles To Assault, Rob Her: MA Crime Roundup

The following crime-related stories span the Massachusetts Patch network. To find and subscribe to your local Patch, click here. An elderly woman who won big at Twin River Casino in Quincy was followed more than 40 miles to her Quincy home by a man who saw her hit the jackpot, police said. Ty Shon F

PATCH - 2018-01-20 19:51:37

Massport Opens Children's Literature Exhibit at Terminal C

Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker reads to children from the James Otis Elementary School during Massport's opening of a new children's literature exhibit at Logan Airport inside Terminal C. Last Wednesday at the opening of a new exhibit inside Logan Airport's Terminal C that celebrates children

EASTIETIMES.COM - 2018-01-20 08:00:00

Free Pizza In Melrose Today

MELROSE, MA - Breaking news! You may already know Gerry's on Main Street is opening Monday. You may not know you can swing by today until 5 and get free food! Our official review: Thumbs up. Come on by. Gerry's is next to Starbucks and across from Turner's.

PATCH - 2018-01-20 20:17:23

Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery

Investigators are trying to find the man that held a mother and son at knife point, robbed them and then indecently exposed himself to the victims. On Monday, January 8 at 6:30 a.m. police from District 7 responded to a radio call of an armed robbery on the 200-block of Paris Street. A very shaken 4

EASTIETIMES.COM - 2018-01-20 08:00:00

MA Foreclosure Rate Higher Than National Average: New Report

Massachusetts had a higher than average rate of foreclosure filings in the United States for 2017, according to a new report. The total number of housing units with foreclosure filings in Massachusetts for the year represented 0.54 percent of total housing units in the state, but overall the number

PATCH - 2018-01-20 18:30:33

Owner Proposing New Bar in Jeffries Point Takes Another Shot

Josh Weinstein, the East Boston resident proposing a new bar on Sumner Street in Jeffries Point, went back before the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association last Tuesday night. Weinstein proposes to convert the former East Boston Kitchen building into a concept bar and restaurant called The Quiet F

EASTIETIMES.COM - 2018-01-20 08:00:00

"Where's the Dr. King in you?"

Attorney Michael Curry, who served as the Boston branch president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, until 2016 delivered the keynote address at the Brockton Area NAACP's 32nd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, held at Lombardo's in Randolph S

ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-20 20:59:37

Providence man, a registered sex offender, charged with child porn - The Boston Globe

A registered sex offender living in Providence, who was convicted of child rape in Massachusetts over 20 years ago, was ordered held in federal custody on child porn charges, according to the US Attorney's office for Rhode Island. Michael Llorca, 47, is accused of sending sexually-explicit text mess

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-01-20 08:00:00

More details emerge on Calera homicide

CALERA - A few more details have surfaced regarding the recent homicide of 42-year-old Calera resident Kathleen Dawn West, whose body was found near her residence in the 100 block of Greenwood Circle in Calera on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 13. On her personal Facebook page, West identified hersel

SHELBY REPORTER - 2018-01-19 22:06:00

Shooting deaths of Birmingham couple deemed murder-suicide

The deaths of a couple found shot to death in a Birmingham apartment last week have now been deemed a murder-suicide. Birmingham police on Friday said 28-year-old Lee Otis Farrow Hamilton killed Felicia "Fee" Fletcher, 31, and then killed himself. "It's just a very unfortunate situation," said Birmi

AL.COM - 2018-01-19 19:12:50

3 indicted in 2 unrelated 2017 Birmingham killings

Three people - including a 17-year-old - have been indicted in two unrelated 2017 killings. A Jefferson County grand jury indicted Benjamin Blake Goble in the October stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend's brother. Also now under indictment are Derrick Edwin Johnson and Phalander Hayes in the June 17

AL.COM - 2018-01-19 21:03:47

Hundreds Participate in Montgomery's Women's March

The march is on the Anniversary of President Donald Trumps' inauguration and a common theme across the country was female empowerment and denouncing Trump's views. "This is the one year after the inauguration of President Trump and we have seen a slow decay of the civil rights of Americans over the

ALABAMANEWS.NET - 2018-01-20 23:29:57