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Man hurt in Williamson Road shooting

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: A man was shot, according to Roanoke Police. EARLIER STORY: Roanoke City Police confirm one person was hurt in a shooting on Williamson Road Friday night. The police department confirms a shooting on the 3700 block of Williamson was called into dispatch at approximately 10:19...
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Man injured in Williamson Rd shooting in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. – A man was hurt in an incident on Williamson Road Friday, according to Roanoke City police. Around 10:20 p.m., officers were called to the 3700 block of Williamson Road for a person who had been shot. Although, when they arrived no victim was found. Police say...
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Police: Shooting injures one man in NW Roanoke

ROANOKE, VA. (WFXR) — Police are investigating a shooting that left one man hurt in northwest Roanoke on Friday night. A approximately 10:20 p.m. on Friday, June 24, Roanoke Police responded to a shooting in the 3700 block of Williamson Road NW. Upon arrival, responding officers found evidence of...
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Roanoke police investigating Friday night shooting

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — Police in Roanoke are investigating a shooting. Officers responded to the 3700 block of Williamson Road NW around 10:20, but no victim was found. An adult male transported privately to the hospital arrived with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Investigators say they have not made any...
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What the Supreme Court ruling means for Virginia

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Supreme Court’s ruling does return the decisions over abortion rights to the states and experts explain what this means for Virginia. In Virginia, currently, Abortion is legal in the first two trimesters of pregnancy. Radford University Assistant Professor of Political Science Allyson Wankle says the Supreme Court’s decision does not have an immediate effect on the law.
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Police find cocaine, firearm during routine traffic stop in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, VA. (WFXR) — A driver in Lynchburg is facing multiple drug and firearm charges after being pulled over due to improper vehicle tags. Earlier this week, Officer Skillman and Officer Reed of the Lynchburg Police Department were proactively patrolling during their shift, when they observed a vehicle with improper tags. A regular traffic stop was initiated, and the K9 on duty performed a narcotic scan of the vehicle. The K9 positively alerted the officers after the scan, prompting a vehicle search.
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Cocentrix Office on Linkhorne Drive closed

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — If you’ve driven past the Forest Hills Shopping Center on Linkhorne Drive recently, you may have noticed some changes. The Cocentrix office is completely empty. The company did not go out of business, in fact, according to Harold Thomas, the building manager there; the...
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New antique shop opens in Downtown Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — A new antique shop has just opened downtown. Simpson Salvage company just opened in the historic Bragassa Toy Store building downtown. It’s located at 325 12th Street and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 to 5. Kevin Simpson is the owner of the...
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Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church gives back to the community

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Many who stopped by to pump gas at the Mt. Pleasant Citgo Quik Mart received a great surprise this morning. Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church paid for the first 20 dollars of their gas purchase. With the recent gas price surges, the church is hoping to ease the pain for anyone who showed up. Outreach Ministry Chair Kim Gembala said there were no strings attached to the blessing.
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One of ABC 13's very own competes in the 2022 Miss Virginia Competition

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — Candidates competing for the title of Miss Virginia 2022 are one step closer to the final night of competition. The 18 candidates vying for the title competed in preliminary competitions on Thursday and Friday at the Berglund Center in Roanoke. ABC13's very own Ava Braatz,...
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VDOT: Bridge replacement to cause 45-day traffic detour in Roanoke

ROANOKE, VA. (WFXR) — A section of Route 760 will be closed for 45 days during the replacement of a bridge on the Roanoke River. The Diuguids Lane bridge, located near the Route 760 intersection with Route 639, also known as West Riverside Drive, at the Salem city limits will be closed for construction beginning July 5. Signs and message boards will be posted before the closure.
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Liberty University president speaks on Roe v. Wade SCOTUS decision

LYNCHBURG, Va. – On Friday morning, the U.S. Supreme court overturned the ruling of Roe v. Wade, sparking controversy across the nation. Later that afternoon, Liberty University President Jerry Prevo released a statement that discussed Liberty’s perspective on the situation. “Today, on behalf of Liberty University, I want...
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Star City Motor Madness kicks off in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. – The 21st Star City Motor Madness kicked off Friday evening in Roanoke. The big weekend started with Cruise Night on Williamson Road Friday, and on Saturday, there will be a car show in Downtown Roanoke from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spectators got to Cruise Night...
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Hot weekend and storms before a pleasant end to June

ROANOKE, Va. – The end of June is always on the warm side, but this weekend our highs are a little above average. Seasonable highs are in the mid 80s and our forecast highs reach the upper 80s and even 90s for both Saturday and Sunday. By this time of year Roanoke tends to have 7 days where highs reached the 90s, but this year 14 days already reached that threshold. I wouldn’t be surprised if we add another on before the weekend is through.
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Healthcare centers taking action following Roe v. Wade decision

ROANOKE, Va. – With more than half of the states preparing to ban or restrict abortion, healthcare centers in our region are taking action. Friday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the ruling of Roe v. Wade, which sparked action in our region’s healthcare centers. Abortion is currently...
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