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Fourth person charged in connection with Danville 2017 murder
DANVILLE, Va.- Another person is facing charges in connection with the Sept. 28, 2017, homicide in Danville, according to police.
Arrest Made in Motel Stabbing
According to a release from the Henry County Sheriff's Office, on May 23, 2018 at approximately 11:25pm, the 911 Center received a call that an individual had been stabbed at King’s Court Motel, 6570 Greensboro Rd., Ridgeway, VA.Deputies arrived and spoke with the victim, Joseph Cody Bowers, 29, of
Roanoke Police arrest man who admitted to stealing car, ingesting drugs
Officers lost sight of the vehicle but soon after found it, abandoned, onShenandoah Valley Ave NE. Police say they set up a perimeter and tried to find the suspect.
Local Goodwill store closing this weekend
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys will open a Youth Center at the Goodwill Jobs Campus on Melrose Avenue early this summer. This announcement comes on the heels of construction beginning on the City of Roanoke’s Melrose Branch Library, which will occupy a portion of the Goodwill facility closest to
49-year-old woman charged with stealing from Lynchburg Walgreens
Lisa White, 49, faces charges of grand larceny, obstruction and providing a false name to officers.
Elementary student found in possession of BB gun
SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7)According to the Communications Director for the City of Salem, Mike Stevens, a student from G.W. Carver Elementary was found to be in possession of a plastic soft pellet BB gun Tuesday afternoon.
2 Roanoke bank robbery trials are put on hold to allow time for forensic exam
Prosecutors said in court this week they are hoping to determine whether the strands are actual human hair and, if so, to use DNA testing to learn the identity of the person who left them. That process could take up to two months, Roanoke assistant prosecutor Chad Simmons said this week.
Virginia Senior Alert Activation: Missing Henry County Couple
From News Release:The Virginia State Police has issued a senior alert on behalf of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two missing seniors Ernastine Vollbreacht, race W sex F, age 84 years old, height 5’0”, weight 124 lbs, with green eyes and gray hair.
2-year-old Roanoke boy was alone in room with handgun when he shot himself
The parents put the boy in a car and flagged down an officer nearby on Melrose Avenue, near Peters Creek Road Northwest. The boy was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he died.
Henry County man arrested after woman shot in leg
David Charles Donavon Jr., aka “Lobo”, 30, of Axton, is now in custody. He is charged with malicious wounding, firing a gun inside a residence, the use of a gun in commission of a felony, and possession of a gun by a convicted felon.
Murder suspect changes his plea in Martinsville hearing
On Nov. 13, 2015, Penn was playing cards with some friends at the home of Lillie Giles on High Street in Martinsville. At about 5:30 p.m., Grant entered the house. Everyone in the house knew Grant, who had dated Penn in the past. Grant and Penn had an on and off relationship that spanned several yea
Henry County deputies investigate stabbing at motel
RIDGEWAY, Va.- Henry County deputies are investigating a late-night stabbing.It happened at a motel in Ridgeway.This is a developing story. Check back for updates.Copyright 2018 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Salem police investigate gun store burglary
Surveillance video shows two men breaking glass on a front door and entering the business, police said. The men grabbed various firearms and left on foot, according to a police statement. Officers say they did not find anyone inside the business when they arrived.
Woman killed in weekend robbery in Roanoke County
Details are not clear, but a police news release says a robbery was "set up" at a house in the 5200 block of Overland Drive. During the course of the robbery, an altercation broke out between a resident and a robber who pulled out a firearm.
Officer from Ghana spends time with city police
Ghana police officer Catherine Fiadzo, who has been on the job for 17 years, stopped off in Martinsville this week while visiting friends in the U.S. She visited several local police departments, to see how things differed from her country.Contributed
Police: 2-year-old dies after accidentally shooting himself inside apartment
ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- Roanoke Police said officers were flagged down by a vehicle on Melrose Avenue at Peters Creek Road, NW around 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 after parents said their two-year-old had shot himself.
Man who took $3,500 from Roanoke bank gets 90 days in jail
A masked man who walked into a Roanoke bank last spring and handed a note to a teller, then walked out with a little over $3,500 in cash, will have to serve 90 days in jail.
Police: Investigation underway after shooting involving a child in Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- Roanoke City Police said an investigation is underway after an accidental shooting involving a child.Police said officers were called to Melrose Avenue near Bennett Drive around 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 for the report of a shooting.This is a breaking news story, check back for
Psychiatric issues cited in attack that brought Roanoke man 4-year prison term
Doss, 26, was supposed to be off running an errand to the store the evening the assault occurred, his mother said Tuesday at his sentencing hearing in Roanoke Circuit Court.
Two toddlers — one in Louisa and another in Roanoke — killed in gun accidents Tuesday
In Roanoke, a 2-year-old boy died Tuesday afternoon after accidentally shooting himself, police said.