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Mill Mountain Zoo mourns loss of two animals

ROANOKE, VA. (WFXR) — It has been a sad week for Mill Mountain Zoo as they mourn the passing of red wolf Argo, and bald eagle Eleanor. Argo had a calm and curious personality. She first arrived in 2011 and was transferred to the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem NY in 2016. Argo was returned to Mill Mountain Zoo just a year later with another wolf, Moose after a failed breeding attempt.
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Wirtz woman killed in Franklin County crash

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A Wirtz woman has been identified as the victim in a crash Wednesday morning. Erin Sheree Jones, 45, died after being taken to a hospital. Virginia State Police say the crash took place at 10:43 a.m. July 6 on Virginia 116/Jubal Early Highway, just south of Silver Lake Road in Franklin County.
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Franklin County woman dies in crash with tree

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WSET) — A Franklin County woman died in a crash Wednesday morning. Erin Sheree Jones, 45, of Wirtz, was traveling in a 2016 Honda Civic On Jubal Early Highway, just south of Silver Lake Road around 10:30 when her vehicle ran off the right side of the road and crashed into a tree.
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DeBusk, Virginia Northington

Virginia Northington DeBusk, age 100, finished mothering her offspring on July 5, 2022. She welcomed 5 daughters: Carolyn, Mary, Priscilla, Nancy, and Rebecca, and 3 sons: Charles, Mark, and Thomas, along with 15 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren into her life and home. She re-joined her beloved husband, Charles Francis DeBusk, to whom she was married for 49 years, her father Lionel Hill Northington, mother Mary Virginia Fleming Northington, sister Saluda Northington Poe, brothers Rudolph Northington, and Lionel Frederick Northington. She is also survived by her brother, Thomas Burl Northington.
BLACKSBURG, VA
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Fatal Crash in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police is investigating a single vehicle crash, which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred Wednesday (July 6) at 10:43 a.m. on Jubal Early Highway, just south of Silver Lake Road in Franklin County. A 2016 Honda Civic was traveling north on Jubal...
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One dead in single-vehicle crash in Franklin County on Wednesday

Virginia State Police is investigating a single-vehicle crash on Wednesday resulted in a fatality on Jubal Early Highway, just south of Silver Lake Road in Franklin County. A 2016 Honda Civic was traveling north on Jubal Early Highway at 10:43 a.m. when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.
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Wirtz woman dies in wreck

A woman from Wirtz died in a single vehicle crash that occurred at 10:43 a.m. today on Jubal Early Highway in Franklin County, according to Virginia State Police. A 2016 Honda Civic was traveling north on Jubal Early Highway just south of Silver Lake Road when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.
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Summer Surge: Virginia Tech Adds 6 Commitments in 7 Days

The Summer is off to a hot start as the Virginia Tech Hokies were able to add significant depth to their 2023 Recruiting Class over the past week. The Hokies added six commitments over the span of seven days to bolster their recruiting ranks under the direction of first year Head Coach Brent Pry. The Coaching Staff was able to stick to their mantra of recruiting in-state talent as a priority while still honoring the regional recruiting blueprint. They were also able to add prospects based on family legacy. The team ranks No. 34 in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and No. 9 in the ACC Recruiting Rankings after the recent surge.
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Bedford Police look for woman after situation at Walmart

BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ) - Bedford Police are looking for the woman pictured in a white tank top after a situation at Walmart Saturday. Specifics about the incident have not been provided. Contact 540-587-6011 with information.

Look: Message From Duke's Kara Lawson Is Going Viral

Duke women's basketball coach Kara Lawson had a message for her team on Tuesday morning: life's not going to get easier. Speaking to her Blue Devils, Lawson gave her a team a little early week motivation as she enters her second full season as the coach in Durham. We all...
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Caldwell, Petey Preston

William Preston Caldwell, more fondly known to his family and friends as PETEY, passed away suddenly on Monday July 4, 2022. Petey was born on July 9, 1956 to the late Ray Preston Caldwell and Roxie “Nance” Caldwell Dillow. Also proceeding Petey in death were his brother Thurman Caldwell, sister Mary “Jeannie” Ballinger, infant son William Ray Caldwell and granddaughter Amber Michelle Hall.
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Judge upholds jury's conviction of ex-Rocky Mount police officer in Capitol riots

The facts support a jury’s decision that a former Rocky Mount police officer brandished his walking stick as a weapon during the riots at the U.S. Capitol, a judge found Tuesday. Thomas “T.J.” Robertson had asked for the dismissal of two charges that he carried a deadly or dangerous...
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COVID rates up, but other warning signs are not

Virginia hit a 20 percent positivity rate for COVID testing recently, without the sharp spike in hospitalizations or serious illnesses however. The latest from the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:
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Suspect arrested for Sunday arson at Roanoke hotel

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Roanoke Police have arrested one person for an arson fire at a hotel. Just before midnight July 3, Roanoke Fire-EMS was called to a reported fire at a hotel in the 600 block of Orange Ave NE. Crews found smoke coming from a first floor room in a portion of the building that was unoccupied, with many rooms boarded up, according to hotel staff.
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Green will run for Salem City Council

Anne Marie Green has stepped up to run for Salem City Council after more than thirty years serving Roanoke County. She is in the running for one of two available council seats and is running against three others – two of which are incumbents. She cites her late husband, Mac Green’s, two decade career as Vice Mayor as influential to her decision to run. Green has served as the Public Information Officer, Director of General Services, and Director of Human Resources in her time with Roanoke County. Green is familiar with the process of local government and hopes to make that process more transparent and efficient for Salem Residents.
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VSP: Woman dies following Franklin Co. crash on Wednesday

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A woman died at the hospital after crashing into a tree in Franklin County on Wednesday morning, according to police. Virginia State Police say the single-vehicle crash took place shortly before 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6 on Jubal Early Highway, just south of Silver Lake Road.
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Suspect arrested after Sunday night hotel fire

Details from Roanoke Fire-EMS on a late Sunday night structure fire in the 600 block of Orange Ave NE, in a hotel near the Berglund Center. Units arrived to find smoke coming from a first floor hotel room, in a portion of the hotel that was unoccupied, with some rooms boarded up. Fire damage was limited to one room and smoke damage to five hotel rooms. There were no injuries. The total cost of damages is estimated at $15,000. Upon investigation a suspect was arrested on-scene by the Roanoke City Police Department.
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Community outraged after Washington Park trashed during July 4th celebration

ROANOKE, Va. – The community is frustrated after the 4th of July celebration at Washington Park left tons of trash to be cleaned up. Marlene Hamlett was coming back from dropping her granddaughter off at summer school on Tuesday when she saw Washington Park filled with leftover debris and fireworks from Monday’s celebration.
ROANOKE, VA
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Historic Blacksburg inn serves prohibition-era items

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - A historic Blacksburg building is going back in time while serving food and drinks. The Clay Corner Inn was built in 1929. To honor its history, the restaurant has revamped into a 1920′s theme. It has cocktails and meals named after historical events and people...
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