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Police: Man killed after car runs off roadway, catches fire

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia state troopers say one person was killed after his car ran off a roadway and was engulfed in flames.State troopers and paramedics responded to the Saturday accident in Bedford County that killed Ulises R. Estrada of Goodview.

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-06-17 15:59:05

2 adults, 2 juveniles taken into custody after street fights in Roanoke

When officers got there, they found a large crowd of people, most of them being juveniles, being disorderly and trying to engage in altercations.

WSET - 2018-06-17 13:33:17

Four arrested after fight at a Sweet Sixteen party in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7)Four people were arrested Saturday night after a Sweet Sixteen party turned violent in Roanoke.Police say two adults and two juveniles were arrested after the celebration spilled out of K&J's Cafe on Melrose Ave. Police say the crowd was blocking traffic, and some attendees start

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-06-17 01:02:00

55-year-old Roanoke man dies in Floyd County motorcycle crash

FLOYD, Va.- A 55-year-old Roanoke man died after a motorcycle crash Friday afternoon, according to state police.


Multi-vehicle accident causes backup on I-81 North in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) --VDOT is reporting a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 81 at mile marker 139.9 in Roanoke County.The North left shoulder, left lane, and right shoulder are closed.Drivers should expect delays in that area.Traffic backups are around 6.0 miles.


Gorst giving all-star effort in relief for Salem Red Sox

Matthew Gorst will always be the answer to a trivia question, albeit one that nobody is likely to ask: Who was the first Salem Red Sox pitcher to get hosed by the new minor league extra-innings format?

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-06-17 22:00:00

Heroin use declines among Roanoke County teens, but other risky behavior up, survey finds

Heroin use is down among Roanoke County teenagers, but more high school and middle school students are drinking alcohol or using marijuana, according to results from a risk behavior survey.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-06-17 01:00:00

Father's Day will be a scorcher

ROANOKE, Va.- High pressure is in place and it is causing a ridging pattern across a good portion of the lower 48 states.From the Central Plains to the Eastern Seaboard, millions will be dealing with very hot and humid conditions.Temperatures skyrocket into the 90s Sunday afternoon with partly to mo

WSLS - 2018-06-17 12:46:18

Revisiting the Great War at the Salem Museum

On one table was a grooming kit. Either sitting on the kit itself or tucked in its pouches were, among other things, a dried and visibly worn shaving brush and cans for tooth and foot powders.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-06-17 00:39:00

Roanoke shelter rescues dozens of animals from puppy mill

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) --For 22 dogs and 13 cats, Friday was their lucky day. Rescued from a West Virginia puppy mill, they arrived Friday at Roanoke's Angels of Assisi animal shelter.


State police respond to vehicle fire in Bedford County

The call on the incident, which occurred on the 2500 block of Goodview Road, was received at 1:25 p.m., state police said. The vehicle had left the roadway and was found on fire in a field.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-06-16 21:39:00

Man dies in Goodview Road wreck Saturday morning

Ulises R. Estrada, 48, of Goodview was driving the 1993 Ford Explorer, that crashed on Goodview Road, just north of Spradlin Road, at about 9:25 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from Virginia State Police. The Explorer was traveling south when it ran off the right side of the road and stru

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2018-06-17 01:31:00

Developers' plans for historic Roanoke fire station include Black Dog Salvage store and tap house

ROANOKE, Va.- Dale Wilkinson is dreaming about the future of Roanoke's historic Fire Station No. 1. He's a member of Old School Partners LLC, a development group working with the city to redevelop and restore the local landmark.


State Police investigating fatal crash in Floyd County

Police say a 1984 BMW motorcycle was traveling south on Route 221 following a line of traffic, when traffic slowed the motorcycle attempted to pass several cars and a farm tractor, in a no passing zone.


Three people hospitalized after Smith Mountain Lake boat crash

MONETA, Va.- Three people had to be taken to the hospital after a boat crash on Smith Mountain Lake Thursday afternoon, according to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.


Phone conversations in jail used in court

Although posted notices warn inmates at the New River Valley Jail in Dublin that phone calls are recorded, defendants in cases ignore the warnings and give out details that can, and are, often used by prosecutors in court.


Salem Red Sox fall to Lynchburg

Garza was relieved by Jared Robinson after his shutout bid was stopped by an RBI double from Salem’s Santiago Espinal in the sixth. Salem drew closer in the top of the seventh, as Trenton Kemp laced an RBI single, followed by a run-scoring sacrifice fly from Jordan Procyshen and an RBI groundout fro


Reward offered in Roanoke dog's death

Jessica Smith's dog, Angel, had to be put down after it was found covered in cuts, wounds and scratches. Now, thanks to the community, the family is offering a $475 reward.


3 found shot to death in Roanoke home; 18-year-old charged

Charles’ defense attorney, Jeffrey Dorsey, said his client appeared in court by video Wednesday for an arraignment.


Roanoke City offers free 'living with black bears' class to residents

“Typically, you try and make yourself bigger and sometimes I have seen people even try and scare them off,” said Marc Laplante, resident.