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Shooting last night in NW Roanoke leads to serious gunshot wound, arrest

(from Roanoke PD) On June 30 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified by the City of Roanoke E-911 Center of a person with a gunshot wound in the 4500 block of Melrose Avenue NW. Responding officers located an adult male victim inside a business with what appeared to be a serious gunshot wound. Roanoke Fire-EMS transported the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.
ROANOKE, VA
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Roanoke home badly damaged in house fire

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — A home in Roanoke was damaged in a house fire Thursday morning. Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 1000 block of Rorer Avenue around 10:30 for a structure fire. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.
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One injured, one arrested after argument leads to shooting in NW Roanoke

UPDATE 1:01 p.m.: News details about Thursday night’s shooting in northwest Roanoke have been shared by the Roanoke Police Department, including the name of the man facing charges in connection with the shooting and the police chase that followed. According to the department, word came in at approximately 10:30...
ROANOKE, VA
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Roanoke City worker hospitalized after being hit by falling tree

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A Roanoke City employee has been hospitalized after being hit by a falling tree near River Ave SE, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS The department told WDBJ7 workers were cutting trees in the area Friday morning when one fell on an employee’s leg. The employee was...
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WSET

HVAC unit sparks Roanoke apartment fire

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — A fire ignited inside an apartment building in Roanoke Thursday. Crews responded around 3:30 p.m. to the 500 block of Sixth Street SW. Smoke and flames were seen billowing from the building. Investigators determined the fire was accidental and is blamed on a faulty heating...
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$250,000 awarded to Roanoke lottery winner

ROANOKE, VA. (WFXR) — A man was awarded $250,555 from the Virginia Lottery making him the second lottery winner this week from Roanoke. The winner, Dwayne Saunders bought a ticket for the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 with EZ Match game at the Food Lion on Wildwood Road in Salem. According to Virginia Lottery News, the winning number sequence was 4-10-17-29-30 and was a random selection from the computer.
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Bike race affects downtown Roanoke parking

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Star City authorities don’t want people speeding their way into the Fourth of July holiday. On Wednesday, June 29, the Roanoke Police Department says a sergeant wrote a summons for a person going nearly double the speed limit — 101 mph in a 55 mph zone.
ROANOKE, VA
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Roanoke man wins jackpot of $250,555 with Easy Pick lottery ticket

SALEM, Va. – On Thursday, the Virginia Lottery announced the newest winner of a jackpot prize: Dwayne Saunders of Roanoke. Saunders bought a ticket for Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 with EZ Match game at the Food Lion on Wildwood Road in Salem, according to the Virginia Lottery. The...
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