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Two charged in SE Roanoke shooting Sunday

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – On Sunday afternoon, Roanoke Police say two people were shot in the southeastern part of the Star City. The department says they were notified of the shooting in the 1500 block of Queen Ann Drive SE around 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. When officers...
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West Virginia National Guard member charged in Jan. 6 surge into U.S. Capitol

A member of the West Virginia National Guard has been charged in federal court for the surge into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Jamie Lynn Ferguson, 45, was charged last week in federal court with four federal charges: entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
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TSA stops man with two loaded guns at ROA

A man from Bedford County, Va., was cited by police after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers prevented him from carrying two loaded handguns onto his flight on Sunday, May 15, at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. Both were semi-automatic handguns, one loaded with six bullets and the other with seven bullets. A...

Watch for a few severe storms Monday before humidity levels tank

ROANOKE, Va. – We are tracking a front that will be moving through the area Monday afternoon. Ahead of it, showers and thunderstorms will develop on a scattered basis. We could see some showers/rumbles of thunder as soon as 8 to 10 a.m., but it’s unlikely those become severe.

Iconic Roanoke restaurant will soon close

Roanoker Restaurant statement: Our hearts are heavy as we make this difficult announcement. After 81 years of serving the valley, The Roanoker will close at the end of May or the first of June. We tried to sell the business to someone who would keep the Roanoker food and customer...

The Roanoker restaurant ready to close, remembered fondly

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — Amy Huddleton's family has been going to The Roanoker, a popular restaurant in Roanoke City, for generations. So after her mother passed away, the restaurant that's now set to close after 81 years, was the perfect spot for a private meal — and to be treated like family.

Two people shot in SE Roanoke Sunday

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Two men were taken into custody after a shooting in Roanoke Sunday afternoon. Police say officers were notified of two people with gunshot wounds in the 1500 Block of Queen Ann Drive SE. Officers found a man with what appeared to be serious injuries inside a home. Roanoke Fire-EMS took the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

No public health threat determined after Roanoke hepatitis case

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - There is no health threat to the public based on a case of hepatitis A diagnosed in Roanoke last week, according to the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts. The person diagnosed works at Luigi’s Gourmet Italian Restaurant on Brambleton Avenue, but according to health officials,...

Hospital conversion foundations become philanthropic powers

In many rural communities, access to health care can be limited. Routine procedures like teeth cleanings and physicals sometimes fall through the cracks for those who don’t have easy access or insurance. But in Wytheville, residents have had quality health and dental care for nearly two decades regardless of their financial situation thanks to the Wythe-Bland Foundation.

Obituary for Ronald Lee Caviness

Ronald Lee Caviness, age 86 of Martinsville, formerly of Pulaski, died Sunday, May, 15, 2022 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski. 540-980-1700.

Black bear cub rescued in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke rescued a black bear cub stuck in a tree in the Bradshaw area of Roanoke Sunday. The cub was in the tree for 36 hours before he was rescued, according to the center. The center says the cub, whose...

Gas prices in Roanoke same as prior week; up $1.31 from a year ago

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Average gasoline prices in Roanoke are unchanged in the last week, averaging $4.20 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 155 stations in Roanoke. Prices in Roanoke are 38.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.31 per gallon higher than a year ago. The price of diesel has risen 3 cents nationally in the past week and stands at $5.55 per gallon.

Kinderdance® Is Named On Entrepreneur’s Top 100 List Of Start Up Franchises To Own

May 16, 2022 // // Roanoke, VA - Kinderdance® International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, continues to prove that movement programs standout as a highly popular children’s franchise. Entrepreneur Spring 2022 edition has recognized Kinderdance® International as a Top Hot Start up Franchise to own. Being featured, Kinderdance® is setting the stage for another stellar year expanding in the US and around the world.