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Roanoke Police shut down roads to investigate fatal crash

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR News) - According to the Roanoke Police Department, the intersection of Campbell Avenue and 5th Street SW will be closed at 1:30 today. Officials said this is a part of their investigation on the fatal hit and run from February 13th.


Thompson Memorial Drive in Salem remains closed Thursday morning

SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) According to the Roanoke County Police Department, part of Thompson Memorial Drive in Salem is still closed Thursday morning. The road is closed at Dunford Drive. During the snow storm Wednesday, trees fell on power lines. There's no time frame for when the road will be reopened.


Some schools closing early Friday, February 22

ROANOKE, Va. - Some schools have announced early releases for Friday. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.


Police locate suspect after cameras found in Virginia Tech restrooms

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) — Police have arrested a person accused of installing secret cameras in public restrooms on the Virginia Tech campus. According to the Virginia Tech Police Department, two separate video recording devices were found in restrooms this week.


Single drug sale justifies seizure of truck, Virginia Supreme Court rules

The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Christiansburg man who sought to stop authorities from taking the pickup truck from which he’d sold oxycodone to a police informant.


BREAKING: One dead, one injured in Roanoke shooting

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Roanoke Police are investigating a shooting in the 700 block of Fairview Rd NW. One individual is confirmed dead and another injured. The investigation is ongoing. Roanoke Police do not believe there is any immediate danger to the community concerning this incident.


ODAC men's basketball semifinals preview capsule

Notes: Top-seeded Randolph-Macon (24-2), ranked No. 5 in Division III in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll, will face fifth-seeded Washington and Lee (19-7) at 1 p.m. W&L has made the semifinals for the third straight year. Randolph-Macon has won 12 straight games, while W&L has won six straight games. Th


One northbound lane reopens on US-220 in Botetourt Co.; southbound detour remains

SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A northbound lane of US-220 in Botetourt Co. has reopened; a southbound detour remains Friday morning. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), as of 6:00 a.m., northbound traffic has shifted to a single southbound lane of Route 220, the far left lane trav


3 more priests accused of sexual abuse had Roanoke-area ties, diocese says

Three more Catholic priests who faced accusations of child sexual abuse had ties to the Roanoke area, the Diocese of Richmond has confirmed. That brings the known number of such priests who served in the Roanoke Valley to six.


Judge sends Virginia dog fighter to jail, bans him from having pets

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — A Diniwiddie man was sentenced to 10 years in jail and received a lifetime ban on having pets after he was convicted of 37 counts of animal cruelty and dogfighting. Eldridge Freeman, Jr., 44, fought dogs on Wilson Road in Dinwiddie.


Volvo Group hiring for a ‘startup opportunity’ in Salem

Volvo Group is advertising engineering jobs in the Salem area, describing the positions as “part of an exciting startup opportunity with the objective to start small and grow fast,” according to job descriptions posted to the company’s website.


High schools: George Wythe boys move on to Class 1 state tourney

WYTHEVILLE — Thanks to a little patience, a balanced attack and an assertive Josh Reeves, George Wythe found its footing in the second half of its Region 1C boys basketball semifinal on Thursday and claimed a spot in yet another state tournament.


11 MS-13 Members Indicted in Killings of 2 Virginia Teens, Prosecutors Say

Eleven alleged MS-13 gang members, including a leader, were indicted Thursday on charges that could carry the death penalty in the kidnapping and murder of two Virginia teens whose bodies were found in a Fairfax County park, prosecutors say.


New Executive Director of Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce named

The Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce has named Michelle Darby as its new executive director. The Salem native started work in February as the organization’s new executive leader.


Roanoke judge dismisses buyer's injunction in Dumas Center sale

A lawsuit that sprang up amidst the pending sale of Roanoke’s Dumas Center was dismissed in circuit court this week, a move that settled one issue of the long-contentious six-figure deal, but left an overall resolution unclear.


Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrested on sex crime charges in Florida

(Gray News) – Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, has been arrested on charges of soliciting another to commit prostitution, according to a report from WPTV.


This Mouthwatering Pizzeria In Virginia Promises An Authentic New York Slice

Italian pizzerias are always popular, but sometimes, all you’re craving is a massive New York slice. Well fortunately, folks, you won’t have to drive all the way up to New York for this classic American staple. Hiding in Vinton, Virginia awaits one of the most authentic New York pizza joints in the


Virginia School Apologizes After Having Students Play Slavery 'Game' for Black History Month

The principal at a Virginia elementary school has apologized after officials had students act as slaves in the Underground Railroad as part of a Black History Month lesson. Madison’s Trust Elementary School Principal David Stewart sent an apology letter to parents earlier this month after drawing cr


Roanoke man to serve 25 years for murder, malicious wounding

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) A Roanoke man has been sentenced to a total of 25 years in prison on murder and malicious wounding charges stemming from a 2018 double shooting. Dejon Leslie White, 22, of Roanoke, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges including first-degree murder and malicious wounding charges. H


Additional rain through Sunday morning; high wind to follow

ROANOKE, Va. - We've seen measurable rain in the Star City 13 of the last 22 days. This weekend, we'll likely make it 15 of 24 February days. A Flood Watch remains in effect for the entire region through Saturday, as moisture continues to pump into the Commonwealth.