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Advance Auto Parts employee dies from injuries received at Roanoke distribution center

An Advance Auto Parts employee is dead as a result of injuries he received Thursday while working at the Advance Auto Parts distribution center in Roanoke, according to a company spokesman.

WSLS - 2018-12-13 20:21:11

Roanoke man gets 10 years for fatally shooting teen during theft

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally shooting an 18-year-old man prosecutors say may have been stealing from his car. The Roanoke Times reports 21-year-old Denke Tequan Gaither was sentenced Wednesday and pleaded no contest to charges including seco

WSET - 2018-12-13 05:42:56

Roanoke Municipal Building being evacuated due to credible bomb threat

ROANOKE, Va. - The City of Roanoke Municipal Building is being evacuated due to a "credible bomb threat," according to communications and media officer Melinda Mayo. The building is at 215 Church Avenue SW in downtown Roanoke.

WSLS - 2018-12-13 21:05:26

Last Sunday's snow sends Danville, Lynchburg to wettest year on record

ROANOKE, Va - While it's been all about snow records being broken the last few days, annual precipitation records were also falling. The precipitation, for the most part, was measured in snow last Sunday, but that snow counts toward yearly annual precipitation. That snow, and lots of it, has a liqui

WSLS - 2018-12-14 15:02:00

Suspect in custody as Roanoke police investigate downtown shooting

Police are investigating a shooting that happened about 2:40 p.m. in downtown Roanoke. A man was shot near the corner of Campbell Avenue and Third Street, less than a block from the Roanoke Police Department. A witness told The Roanoke Times that she saw the shooting and heard "four or five shots."

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-12-12 19:57:00

BREAKING: Man shot on street near Roanoke Police headquarters

A downtown Roanoke shooting this afternoon – less than a block from city police headquarters. Reports from the scene indicate one man was shot near the corner of Third Street and Campbell Avenue and taken by ambulance for hospital treatment. Further details are not yet available.

WFIRNEWS.COM - 2018-12-12 15:48:49

Sexual Assault Suspect in Custody; Active Search for Second Suspect Continues

One of two men wanted for a recent kidnapping and sexual assault is now in custody in Virginia. He’s identified as 25-year-old Nick Savoy of the 1800 block of Q Street in Southeast Washington. Savoy turned himself in to police in Roanoke on Tuesday. The PGPD and the Metropolitan Police Department in

SMNEWSNET.COM - 2018-12-13 15:55:24

Paradise couple moves to Roanoke after losing their home in deadly Camp Fire

ROANOKE - It's been a little over a month since the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's recorded history. The Camp Fire burned more than 153 acres, and destroyed nearly 14,000 homes. Most who lived in Paradise are waiting to see what's left of their home.

WSLS - 2018-12-14 01:18:00

Roanoke City Municipal Building evacuated due to bomb threat

ROANOKE, VA (WFXR News) - The Roanoke City Municipal Building has been evacuated due to a bomb threat. The City of Roanoke tweeting out that the building did get a serious bomb threat, and it appears to be similar to the threats sent out nationwide.

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-12-13 21:21:00

Man injured, later dies at Advance Auto Parts distribution center

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - An Advance Auto Parts employee has died from injuries suffered on the job at an Advance Auto Parts distribution center in Roanoke. The incident occurred Thursday at the Distribution Center on Blue Hills Drive NE according to a statement from the company.

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-12-13 21:14:00

Downtown Roanoke weekend street closure update

ROANOKE, Va (WFXR News) - The following streets will be closed downtown for the "City of Roanoke Christmas Parade" and "Dickens of a Christmas on Friday, December 14. The following information was provided form the City of Roanoke website:

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-12-13 15:55:00

Roanoke police investigate downtown shooting

Police are investigating a shooting that happened about 2:40 p.m. in downtown Roanoke. A man was shot near the corner of Campbell Avenue and Third Street, less than a block from the Roanoke Police Department. A witness told The Roanoke Times that she saw the shooting and heard "four or five shots."

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-12-12 19:57:00

UPDATE: Employee dies after an industrial accident at Roanoke Warehouse

ROANOKE, Va. - UPDATE (12/14/18):. An employee has died from injuries suffered on the job at an Advance Auto Parts distribution center in Roanoke. The incident happened Thursday at the Distribution Center on Blue Hills Drive NE according to a statement from the company.

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-12-13 13:16:00

Northern Virginia Weather: Hazardous Outlook Issued

STERLING, VA—With drenching rain on the way for the Northern Virginia area, a flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Saturday. Approximately 1-2 inches of rain is expected, with up to 3 inches possible.

PATCH - 2018-12-13 20:14:00

Roanoke man accepts charges of beating man, tying him up, and setting apartment on fire

ROANOKE, Va. - A man accused of beating another man and setting his apartment on fire accepted his charges Tuesday. 21-year-old Omarr Martin pleaded “no contest” Tuesday morning in Roanoke. The judge didn’t immediately set a date for sentencing.

WSLS - 2018-12-11 15:51:09

Roanoke, Botetourt County Schools seeing more cancellations than usual

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) Many school divisions across our hometowns are out of school for a third day after the winter storm, which has some wondering what will happen if this winter will continue to serve up cancellations.

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-12-12 23:45:00

Standouts include Holiday Brass, Winter Wild

Celebrating its 36th anniversary, Dickens occurs on the first three Fridays in December. The family-friendly event includes roasted chestnuts, carriage rides, street performers, Amtrak’s Kids Zone and more. The city’s Christmas parade will be held at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit downtownroa

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-12-13 05:00:00

Three displaced after cooking fire in Roanoke County apartment

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - Three people are without a home after a fire in Roanoke County on Wednesday, according to the Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department. Authorities say the fire was in the 3500 block of Sunchase Lane in the Sunscape Apartment complex around 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday.

WSLS - 2018-12-12 21:35:48

4.4 magnitude earthquake hits eastern Tennessee

ROANOKE, Va - A couple of earthquakes shook parts of the southeast just after 5 a.m. eastern time Wednesday. The first one, a preliminary 4.4-magnitude earthquake, occurred at 5:14 a.m. eastern time. It was the second strongest quake on record in east Tennessee, the local National Weather Service tw

WSLS - 2018-12-12 14:00:41

Roanoke County man given 90-day sentence for obstruction of justice

A Roanoke County man accused of engaging in an hourslong standoff with police was convicted Wednesday of obstruction of justice. Earl Maston Pugh III, 37, was sentenced to 90 days in jail for the misdemeanor.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-12-12 22:15:00