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Two charged with multiple break-ins; stealing 37 items including chainsaws, tools

The search recovered 37 items that were reported missing, including chainsaws, weed eaters, and tools.

WSET - 2018-11-13 15:32:56

Rocky Mount Town Council OKs transfers of land to area businesses

ROCKY MOUNT — The Rocky Mount Town Council voted Tuesday night to transfer properties to two local businesses looking to grow.The land transfers concern two existing businesses: Better Built Performance, which currently rents a space on State Street, and Empire Bakery Commissary, located in the indu

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-11-14 01:15:00

Roanoke police searching for shooting suspect

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR News) - Roanoke Police are looking for a man wanted in a shooting that happened in Northwest Roanoke over the weekend.According to police, 29-year-old Michael L. Cooper is a suspect in a shooting that happened Saturday, Nov. 10 around 9:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Hanover Ave NW.

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-11-13 22:39:38

Chain saws, weedeaters and more: two charged with Franklin County thefts

Location of Incident: Numerous locations in the Glade Hill and Union Hall communities of Franklin County to include: Old Franklin Turnpike, Dillards Hill Rd., Pinegrove Rd., and Farmview Rd.

WFIRNEWS.COM - 2018-11-13 15:11:54

Police: 235 drug indictments handed down in Martinsville, 33 arrested

The police department said the grand jury met on November 6 and handed down the 235 indictment, where 149 of them were sealed by the Martinsville Circuit Court until the individuals could be arrested (Martinsville Police) MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- The Martinsville Grand Jury has handed down 235 in

WSET - 2018-11-13 13:47:54

Martinsville Narcotics place 86 people behind bars

MARTINSVILLE, Va (WFXR News) - Last Tuesday, officials say that Martinsville Grand Jury handed down 235 indictments today.

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-11-13 18:42:11

Crime prompts Virginia city to spend $50K on police overtime

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A stabbing that wounded two people in Virginia last month has prompted city leaders to increase police presence in the area for the rest of the year. The Roanoke Times reports the increase in patrols of the downtown area is expected to cost roughly $50,000. But the city attorney'

WRIC TV - 2018-11-13 15:27:08

Grand jury indicts Rocky Mount man on charge of first-degree murder

John Robert Eames, 56, also was indicted by the grand jury Nov. 5 on charges of robbery, theft of a gun, use of a gun to commit murder, and two counts of grand larceny.


Two arrested, charged in Franklin Co. break-ins

On Nov. 8, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office executed multiple search warrants in the Glade Hill and Union Hall areas, recovering 37 items that had been reported stolen, according to a news release.

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-11-13 16:25:00

The future of I-81: Everything that's wrong with our biggest highway, and how to fix it

ROANOKE, Va. - Crash after crash. Backup for miles. It's the reality many drivers face traveling Interstate 81. "It's just a lot of traffic. It really backs up in a heartbeat," said John Mason, a Fairlawn resident. "There's a lot of congestion on the interstate, no matter what time of the day," sa

WSLS - 2018-11-13 23:28:35

7 charged with entering Franklin Co. home

– Seven people have been arrested in Franklin County after a series of break-ins at a vacant home that was recently damaged by fire.The home on Lakemount Drive in Moneta was entered twice in September and 25-year-old Zachariah Markham of Glade Hill and 32-year-old Brittany Nichols of Rocky Mount wer


Glade Hill Cannery manager helps keep traditions alive

GLADE HILL, Va. (AP) — When the door of the Glade Hill Cannery swings open around 7:30 a.m. on a chilly Thursday, visitors find themselves peering into a wall of steam, like looking through fogged up glasses.But the churchgoers who gathered at the cannery around 4 a.m. to spend the day making and ca


"Weird Al" Yankovic coming to the Berglund Center

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - Comedy-singer, "Weird Al" Yankovic will be performing at the Berglund Center on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Yankovic's show will start at 7:30 p.m. This showing will be apart of Yankovic's 2018 Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour Yankovic is best known for his par

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-11-12 18:21:00

Chick-fil-A is the top fast-food franchise people want to open in Virginia, nationwide

ROANOKE, Va. - If you could open and run any fast-food franchise, which one would it be? If you side with the majority of Americans, the answer to that question is Chick-fil-A. The home of the original chicken sandwich was also the top answer for Virginia, as well as 12 other states. To come to t

WSLS - 2018-11-12 15:39:31

Deputies arrest seven in connection to recent burglaries

Zachariah Markham and Brittany Nichols were charged with Breaking and Entering, Grand Larceny, and Destruction of Property.


Father, son found dead in Virginia home ruled homicide

Father, son found dead in Virginia home — BEALETON, Va. -- Fauquier County Sheriff's Office said the death of a father and son that were found in a residence in Virginia has ruled a homicide.


Crews on scene of structure fire in Roanoke County

ROANOKE CO., Va. (WDBJ7) --Crews are on scene of a structure fire in Roanoke County Monday morning.According to Roanoke County dispatch, the fire happened in the 3000 block of View Ave. around 2 a.m.Dispatch says there is no word yet on whether anyone was injured.This is a developing story. Stay wit


Tracking two storm systems this coming week

ROANOKE, Va. - Wintry chill is here, and it doesn't show any signs of stopping this coming week. Adding insult to injury, however, will be two back-to-back storm systems in our neck of the woods. STORM SYSTEM #1 Storm system number one begins to impact us late Monday into Tuesday. We'll notice more


Remembering the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918

Flora, who began his military career with the Virginia National Guard in 1988 and currently serves as the Assistant Adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard, was the keynote speaker at the Veterans Day 2018 service held Sunday at the Historic John D. Bassett Event Center.


Roanoke: Check Out 5 Nearby Homes For Sale

ROANOKE, VA — Looking for a new home nearby, but tired of looking through the same old real-estate listings every time you search online? Not to worry! To help simplify your search, we've compiled an up-to-date batch of five new listings nearby.