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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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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...
ROANOKE, VA
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...
ROANOKE, VA
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Three-Star DB Braylon Johnson Commits to Virginia Tech

The recruiting fireworks continued for Virginia Tech as three-star safety Braylon Johnson committed to the Hokies, becoming Tech's fourth commit in four days. Johnson chose the Hokies over South Carolina where he took an official visit plus other offers from Penn State, Oklahoma, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Purdue, UVA, Maryland, West Virginia, Boston College, Duke, and more.
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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.
ROANOKE, VA
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What you need to know about fireworks in Virginia

While you may want to kick off Fourth of July weekend with a bang, fireworks can be dangerous if you don't use them properly. WFXR News' Hazelmarie Anderson spoke with Roanoke Fire Marshall Capt. Bobby Marshall to learn about the safety and legality of fireworks in Virginia.
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Virginia Tech lands 3-star safety Braylon Johnson

Highland Springs (Va.) three-star safety Braylon Johnson has announced his commitment to Virginia Tech. He is the No. 899 overall recruit in the 2023 cycle, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. Braylon Johnson is the son...
BLACKSBURG, VA
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Independence Day: Do we really have anything to celebrate?

While I have spent most of my 60 years as a newspaperman and photojournalist, I took an ill-advised sojourn into the toxic world of national politics in 1981 with a claim that it would be “just two years” so I could learn more about how our government worked. It turned out to be too many more years.
FLOYD, VA
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Bike race affects downtown Roanoke parking

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Downtown Roanoke traffic and parking are affected by a Saturday bicycle race. The USA Cycling National Championships will close Church Avenue from 4 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, and drivers will not be able to enter or exit the Church Avenue Garage during those times. Gainsboro Garage will...
ROANOKE, VA
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Bar Foundation reimburses those ripped off by wayward attorneys

The Virginia State Bar Clients’ Protection Fund Board, which since the 1970s has provided reimbursement to those wronged by their legal counsel, at its spring meeting authorized payments totaling just under $80,000. Among the awards:. • The board awarded a $15,000 payment for misappropriation of trust funds. The board...
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