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Roanoke County police investigating shots fired into home Saturday morning
ROANOKE COUNTY - Roanoke County police are investigating an incident of shots being fired at a home on Beaumont Road Sunday morning. Dispatch says it happened around 4:30. No one was injured in this incident, but police are still investigating.
Update: East Salem Elementary students to be dismissed early due to maintenance issue
SALEM, Va - According to school officials, East Salem Elementary students have been transported to Andrew Lewis Middle School and will be dismissed at 10:30 A.M.. Officials say there was a maintenance emergency in the kitchen that triggered the school's fire alarm system.
Bomb threat hoax targets places in southwest Virginia
ROANOKE, Va. - It was business as usual Thursday at the Vinton Veterinary Hospital. "We were just doing normal things, checking people in, we had clients coming in, putting appointments in and things like that, answering phones," said Mekayla Childress, front desk receptionist at Vinton Veterinary H
Salem, Cave Spring post offices will be open Sunday
The post offices in Salem and Roanoke County's Cave Spring neighborhood will be open Sunday to help with the flow of holiday mail. Salem's post office will be open for full service from 2 to 6 p.m., with limited retail and pickups for held mail and packages available from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Daytime Kitchen: Salem's New Taco Joint, El Jefe Taqueria
ROANOKE - Get out and experience Salem's newest taco spot, El Jefe Taqueria on Main Street. We're taking you out to the new location and cooking a few classics in the Daytime Kitchen with JoJo and Andrew.
Crews investigating alarm at East Salem Elementary; students relocated to Andrew Lewis Middle School
Crews are investigating an alarm at East Salem Elementary that came shortly before 8:30 a.m. The building has been evacuated and East Salem students have been bused to Andrew Lewis Middle School, according to city spokesman Mike Stevens.
Feds: Salem man stole firearms from pawn shop by breaking into pizzeria
A Salem man faces federal charges of stealing semi-automatic rifles and shotguns from a Dublin gun store. Prosecutors say 19-year-old DeAngelo Ramsey broke into an adjacent pizza business in late November, then entered the gun shop by removing ceiling tiles in the building the two businesses shared.
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
Officials investigate e-mail bomb threats sent to Vinton, Appomattox, Pittsylvania Co.
ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- The FBI is investigating a wave of bomb threats received across the country Thursday, including several in Roanoke, Vinton, Appomattox, Pittsylvania County and Lynchburg.
Coming soon: downtown Salem boutique hotel and upscale restaurant
Work is quietly well under way in Salem to transform a former downtown theater building into a boutique hotel and upscale restaurant directly across the street from the former Roanoke County Courthouse. In more recent years, it became an office building. As WFIR’s Evan Jones reports, developers hope
Roanoke Christmas parade takes attendance hit due to rainy weather
ROANOKE, Va. - Despite Friday night's rain and cold, the annual Roanoke City Christmas Parade made its way through downtown. The weather did keep a lot of people home, but some still braved the dreary conditions to enjoy a festive night.
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.
School day ends early for East Salem Elementary after kitchen tiles pop, prompt alarm
An emergency alarm at East Salem Elementary prompted the school's students to be evacuated Friday morning. The alert sounded shortly before 8:30 a.m. After the alarm was triggered, Salem Fire and EMS checked the building and found no smoke, fire or gas, city spokesman Mike Stevens said, but it was d
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.
Rain moves in Friday, flooding possible through the start of the weekend
ROANOKE, Va - Rain will spread across the region through the morning, becoming heavy at times through the afternoon and evening. With the rain falling on the snow pack, a lot of that rain will run off creating ponding on roads and stream/river rises. 1-2" of rain is possible through much of the area
Federal grand jury accuses man of burglarizing Dublin gun store
A grand jury has charged a Salem man with burglarizing a Dublin gun shop, federal prosecutors said. DeAngelo Ramsey, 19, took two semi-automatic rifles and two shotguns from E.S. Ramey Firearms by reaching in through the ceiling Nov. 24, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office. R
29-year-old woman faces felony charges after high-speed chase injures Virginia State Trooper
CARROLL COUNTY, Va. - UPDATE. A 29-year-old woman from North Carolina faces felony charges in connection to a high-speed chase that sent a Trooper to the hospital, according to Virginia State Police.
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.
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.
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."