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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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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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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...

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...

Former Virginia Tech star Keve Aluma agrees to deal with the Memphis Grizzlies

Former Virginia Tech forward Keve Aluma went undrafted in the 2022 NBA draft Thursday but quickly found a home Friday, agreeing to a free-agent deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. The 6-foot-9 Aluma began his career at Wofford under current Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young. When Young accepted the Virginia...

Man seriously injured in Roanoke shooting

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — A man suffered a serious injury in a shooting Thursday evening in Roanoke. Roanoke police responded to the intersection of Dupree Street NW and Blaney Avenue NW around 5:30, where they found an adult male with a "serious" gunshot wound. The man was taken by...

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.

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,...

Local filmmaker premiering new film

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - A New River Valley film maker is getting ready for the premier of his new short film. It tells the story of the 1909 death of Ocee Snead featuring many local actors and local history. Richard Maitri’s film “I, Miss Virginia: Ocey’s Death” will premiere June...

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.

Top 25 Transfer Portal Era Transfers at Virginia Tech: 15-11

My countdown of the top 25 transfer portal era transfers at Virginia Tech resumes today after a couple days off with the 5 transfers who just missed out on making the top 10. This list includes a couple athletes who are still at Virginia Tech and could easily boost their status up this list in the future.

Researches say Roe v. Wade reversal will impact the most vulnerable populations

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Some of the effects of the Roe V. Wade ruling are taking shape. One concern some have about this ruling is how will it impact the most vulnerable populations—including low-income women and minorities. After hearing the supreme court overturn Roe v. Wade, Kiesha Preston worries about what this means for her as someone who has a history of complicated pregnancies and one miscarriage.

Three-Star WR Jamauri Knox Recaps "Interesting" Virginia Tech Visit

Ahead of their big official visit weekend, Virginia Tech hosted several talented recruits on Thursday including 2024 three-star WR Jamauri Knox out of 757 power Oscar Smith. His visit went well as he shared with us. "My visit at VT was interesting today, I felt like I got closer with...

Shooting in NW Roanoke today

On June 23, 2022 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified by the City of Roanoke E-911 Center of a person with a gunshot wound near the intersection of Dupree Street NW and Blaney Avenue NW. Responding officers located an adult male with what appeared to be a serious gunshot wound. Roanoke Fire-EMS transported the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Tractor-trailer catches on fire on I-81S in Montgomery Co.

UPDATE 6:42 a.m.: Montgomery County crews have cleared the scene of Friday morning’s tractor-trailer fire along I-81 South. According to the Montgomery County Fire-EMS Department, crews from the Christiansburg Volunteer Fire Department, Christiansburg Rescue, and Riner Volunteer Rescue Squad were dispatched to the fire at mile marker 116 of I-81 South just after 4 a.m. on Friday, June 24.

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.

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...

Botetourt graduate returns to the Don Holliday Memorial Golf Tournament

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – The Don Holliday Memorial Golf Tournament returned to Roanoke Country Club Friday afternoon. A familiar face also returned to the fairway as well. Lord Botetourt and Virginia Tech graduate Andrew Green participated in the event. Back in 1996, Green received the Don Holliday Memorial Golf...