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Heavy police presence as officers investigate possible shooting in northwest Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. - Officers are investigating a reported gunshot wound in Northwest Roanoke, according to the Roanoke Police Department. Dozens of police cars are currently at the scene on Salem Turnpike NW, near Fairview Elementary School.


A flood warning is in effect for the Roanoke River.

ROANOKE - A flood warning is in effect for the Roanoke River. More than an inch of rain has fallen since Friday and another 1-2 inches is expected throughout Saturday. The flood stage is 10.5 feet and water will rise above that level Saturday afternoon.


3 more priests accused of sexual abuse had Roanoke-area ties, diocese says

Three more Catholic priests who faced accusations of child sexual abuse had ties to the Roanoke area, the Diocese of Richmond has confirmed. That brings the known number of such priests who served in the Roanoke Valley to six.


Roanoke reveals redevelopment plans for River's Edge Sports Complex

ROANOKE, Va. - The River's Edge Sports Complex has been a Roanoke staple for more than a century, and now the city has plans to bring the park into the future. While the construction plans will span several years, the city says there are some changes that residents will see during 2019.


Persons identified in fatal Friday shooting in Roanoke

A Roanoke man is charged with second-degree murder after an incident Friday on Fairview Road in the city. Bol Ashwil, 24, is charged with the killing of Mithiang Lwat, 55, also of Roanoke, according to a city police news release updating the investigation on Saturday morning.


Man pleads guilty to shooting in Roanoke

A Roanoke man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for a double shooting from 2018. Dejon White plead guilty on Thursday to shooting and killing 22-year-old Michael Sanamarina, and injuring one other person.


Excessive rainfall leads to rising river levels

ROANOKE, Va. - A flood watch remains in effect for southwest Virginia until Sunday. Multiple flood warnings have been issued across the region. Moderate flooding is expected for the New River at Glen Lyn and at Radford.


Roanoke man to serve 25 years for murder, weapons charges

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) A Roanoke man has been sentenced to a total of 25 years in prison on murder and malicious wounding charges stemming from a 2018 double shooting. Dejon Leslie White, 22, of Roanoke, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges including first-degree murder and weapons charges. He was sente


Roanoke judge dismisses buyer's injunction in Dumas Center sale

A lawsuit that sprang up amidst the pending sale of Roanoke’s Dumas Center was dismissed in circuit court this week, a move that settled one issue of the long-contentious six-figure deal, but left an overall resolution unclear.


UPDATE: Police identify man killed in shooting, make arrest

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- UPDATE:. Roanoke Police identified the person shot and killed in Friday’s shooting on the 700 block of Fairview Rd. NW, and arrested a man in connection.


1 dead, 1 injured after Roanoke shooting

One person is dead and another is injured after a shooting in Roanoke, police said Friday evening. Roanoke police are investigating a shooting in the 700 block of Fairview Road Northwest, police said in a brief statement sent out shortly after 5 p.m.


Celebrate National Margarita Day!

ROANOKE - Our Friends from Tuco's and El Jefe want you to celebrate National Margarita Day with them! Find out what makes their drinks so special. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.


Nurse who worked in Roanoke sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for tampering with fentanyl

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR News) - A nurse who worked in Roanoke was sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison after prosecutors said he tampered with vials of fentanyl and replaced the drug with saline.


Woman seriously injured after Virginia Beach Oceanfront shooting

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – One woman is in the hospital after an early-Saturday morning shooting at an Atlantic Avenue hotel. At approximately 12:48 a.m., dispatch received a report of a firearms violation at the Hyatt Hotel, located at 2705 Atlantic Avenue. When officers arrived, they located an adult w


Line crews restore power to hundreds of homes in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - The number of outages left behind by Wednesday's winter storm dwindled throughout the day Friday as crews with Appalachian Power went neighborhood to neighborhood restoring lines.


One injured in shooting outside of Buffalo Wild Wings

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Police say one person is in the hospital after a shooting outside of Buffalo Wild Wings near Tanglewood Mall. Dispatch says the call came in around 9:30 p.m.


Some schools closing early Friday, February 22

ROANOKE, Va. - Some schools have announced early releases for Friday. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.


Opioid Datathon in Roanoke to brainstorm solutions surrounding the opioid epidemic

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) Friday, a big group of people will be getting together to help tackle some of the issues surrounding the opioid epidemic. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 130 people die every single day in the United States from opioid overdoses.


Police: Manager allegedly embezzled money from Virginia cheerleading gym

FRONT ROYAL, Va. - An employee of a Virginia cheerleading gym has been arrested for allegedly embezzling money from the company’s bank account. Front Royal police say Donna Sue Rogers, manager of Virginia Revolution Athletics allegedly transferred an undisclosed amount of money from the business int


1 taken to hospital after being found shot in Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot

One person was shot in the knee on Starkey Road in southwest Roanoke County, a police spokeswoman said. Roanoke County police spokeswoman Amy Whittaker said in an emailed statement that officers received a report of the incident in the parking lot at Buffalo Wild Wings at 9:26 p.m. and found a "male