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Roanoke police seize drugs, guns from home near site of Eastern Avenue homicide

Police seized "large quantities of marijuana," firearms and ammunition from a Northeast Roanoke house near the site of a fatal shooting last week, according to search warrants filed in Roanoke Circuit Court.

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2018-07-16 17:15:00

New details emerge in Roanoke City homicide investigation

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -Search warrants obtained by WDBJ7 reveal more about what happened last week when a Salem teenager was shot dead outside a Roanoke City home.On the night of Tuesday, July 10, Roanoke City Police were called to a home on Eastern Avenue.There they found a 19-year-old Jacob Aldrige

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-07-16 18:43:00

Accident on US-220 causes lane closures in Franklin County

ByHaley Williams|Posted:Mon 5:27 AM, Jul 16, 2018|Updated: Mon 5:28 AM, Jul 16, 2018FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) --VDOT is reporting a vehicle accident on US-220 North that is causing lane closures in Franklin County.The accident happened at mile 7.6 north of Junction Virginia 57 in the vicinity of

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-07-16 05:27:00

Illness affecting children spreads in Virginia

ROANOKE, Va.- There’s a new warning about a contagious illness affecting children. Virginia health officials are saying there’s been an increase in cases of hand, foot and mouth disease in the commonwealth.

WSLS - 2018-07-16 22:29:55

Roanoke County woman loses 175 pounds without fad diets

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va.When you see 47- year-old Michelle Mitchell pumping iron at Carilion Wellness, you might assume she's a lifelong "gym rat."Not so much.Just three years ago, Mitchell was at her heaviest, 310 pounds."I would sit on the sofa and eat Doritos, drink six Cokes a day, if not more," says

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-07-17 04:53:00

Roanoke man to serve 10 years for assault against children

Jason Aubrey McCrickard, 38, was found guilty Wednesday in Franklin County Circuit Court of four counts of aggravated sexual battery and two counts of abduction.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-07-16 22:11:00

Search warrants reveal new details about death of Salem 19-year-old

Search warrants reveal investigators found a trail of nearly 20 bullets from a house to the car. They seized drugs, scales, cash and guns from inside the house and also took drugs from the car.

WSLS - 2018-07-16 21:35:24

Private school for low-income students OK'd by Roanoke City Council

ROANOKE, Va.- A new private school is setting up shop in northeast Roanoke, and its goal is to educate students for free, helping lift them and their families out of poverty.

WSLS - 2018-07-17 03:21:05

Rocky Mount under a boil water advisory

The precaution is necessary because of a water main break on West College Street. The water line is fixed, but workers had to install a replacement pipe, which requires time to make sure nothing harmful is in the water.


Two arrested, meth, pills seized as part of Franklin County drug investigation

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va.- Franklin County authorities seized meth, pills and arrested two people as part of a drug investigation Wednesday.


School board makes final decision to change name of middle school

Annette Lewis, Roanoke City School Board says, "Certainly looking at the requests that have been made, reivewing them, doing research, engaging others in the discussion and coming up with a suggestion that's best for Roanoke City Schools."

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-07-16 08:28:00

Mook Reynolds, Northern Guilford graduate and former Virginia Tech player, faces felony drug charges

ROANOKE, Va. — Former Virginia Tech defensive player Mook Reynolds, a Northern Guilford High School alumnus, was arrested by Blacksburg police on July 9, the same day he was dismissed from the university's football team.


Henry County pharmacist pleads guilty to $5 million employment tax fraud

Jerry R. Harper, Jr., 61, owned and operated Family Discount Pharmacy Inc. in Stanleytown, Virginia, with other locations in Stuart, Rocky Mount, Chatham and Brosville, according to court documents.


Construction set to begin on new emergency communications center in Roanoke

"It will afford us an opportunity to have more consult areas for the dispatchers, also an opportunity for them to have places to de-stress, a quiet room, a walking trail. We have a very rewarding job but it's also stressful, but with that stress, we will have ways to decompress and allow them to tak

WSLS - 2018-07-16 12:09:26

Virginia: Dairy farms weather long stretch of low milk prices

CALLAWAY, VA (AP) — Despite stubbornly low milk prices forcing some dairy farmers to pinch pennies just to scrape by and others to call it quits and sell off their cattle, Bryan Matthews tries to remain optimistic.

WISFARMER.COM - 2018-07-15 20:34:00

Stabbing at Roanoke ice cream shop sends 2 victims to hospital

A violent domestic disturbance roiled a popular Roanoke ice cream shop Thursday night, sending two people to the hospital with stab wounds and ending when a bystander struck the knife-wielding man with a chair, police said.


Heartbroken but determined: Wades Supermarkets trying to hold on

The third-generation Wade to occupy the helm of a grocery chain that once dominated the New River Valley, he’s waged a David-and-Goliath style battle against Kroger, Walmart and others since he took a leadership role in the early 1990s.


Looking Back: Do you remember when Martinsville had a concrete pool?

MARTINSVILLE-How did people stay cool in the summers of the 1920s? At that point, Fairystone Park and Philpott Lake had not been built yet. Some may have ventured into the Smith River or nearby creeks. But when the Liberty Heights Pool was built, things changed for some local residents.


Volunteers beautify a Roanoke city neighborhood

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7)Roanoke City partnered with volunteers and the police department for a clean a one of the city's neighborhoods. It was an all day effort. People picked up litter and trash from streets, parks, and alleys in the Melrose-Loudon and Rugby areas.


Police need your help finding Subway robber

ROANOKE, Va.- Police need your help finding the man who robbed a Subway in Roanoke.Owner Mark Miller said the person broke into the lower level of the building at 3039 Peters Creek Road, stole money and damaged the entrance as well as several pieces of equipment.He hopes help from the public will le