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10th Street from Williamson Road to Orange Ave is becoming more dangerous
WDBJ 7 is reporting that a "serious" accident has closed all lanes of Orange Ave from 10th Street to Gainsboro. No details have been given and the exact location of the accident is not known at this point. What is a reality for people living in the area is that ever since Roanoke City removed the traffic light at 11th Street and Orange when they widened 10th Street there have been a number of accidents in the area since then.
Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash closed Orange Ave. in Roanoke, police say
ROANOKE, Va. – UPDATE. Authorities have released more information on a crash that closed down parts of Orange Avenue NW in Roanoke. Police said they responded to the scene of the crash at 8th Street and Orange Avenue NW around 9 a.m. where a motorcycle and vehicle crashed in the roadway.
WATCH: Man robs phone repair store while wearing box on his head - The Morning Sprint
ROANOKE, Va. – Happy Tuesday! Check out the Morning Sprint for what’s trending. The digital-only newscast is filled with laughter, smiles and stories you won’t want to miss. You can catch it Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. Don’t be shy! Be sure to join the conversation...
WATCH: Crazy police chase hits close to home - The Morning Sprint
ROANOKE, Va. – Happy Monday! Check out the Morning Sprint for what’s trending. The digital-only newscast is filled with laughter, smiles and stories you won’t want to miss. You can catch it Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. Don’t be shy! Be sure to join the conversation...
IRONMAN cyclist hit by vehicle during race, driver charged
VINTON, Va. – An IRONMAN triathlon athlete was hit during the cycling portion of the race in Vinton over the weekend, according to the Vinton Police Department. We’re told the incident happened when a vehicle traveling westbound on Washington Avenue went around the traffic safety cones and into the cyclist course.
Breeden, Michael Eugene
Michael Eugene Breeden, 54, passed away Thursday June 1 2023 in Salem, Virginia. He was born March 5, 1969 in Christiansburg, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his dad, Robert Douglas Breeden. Mike was very kindhearted soul but also stubborn and hard-headed. Everybody cared about him and he never...
Curfew for minors amended in Roanoke through summer
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Roanoke City Council has approved amending the city’s curfew for minors until the end of the summer, coming after a 6-1 vote in the 2 p.m. session of Monday’s meeting. “Let’s do something. Let’s do something and hope and pray that these things...
Orange Avenue back open after crash closure
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: The crash has been cleared and lanes are back open. ORIGINAL STORY: All lanes of Orange Ave NW from 10th Street to Gainsboro Road are closed due to a serious crash in the area, according to the Roanoke Police Department. Drivers are asked to seek...
Man dies after shooting in Roanoke: Police
ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — A man is dead after a shooting in Roanoke on Saturday, police said. At approximately 2:30 a.m., Roanoke Police said they were notified by the City of Roanoke E-911 Center of a report of shots fired in the area near 5th Street and Harrison Avenue NW.
Female Veterans will be honored in June in Salem and Richmond
On June 12, 1948, 3 years after WWII, President S. Harry Truman signed into lawthe Women’s Armed Services Integration Act and femalesofficially were allowed "to serve as full, permanent members of all branches of the Armed Forces". In Virginia, there will be 2 celebrations to commemorate this day in June there will be observances for Female Veterans from Virginia in Salem and in Richmond.
SERWAN ZANGANA: The Indoctrination of Children in Roanoke County Schools Must Stop
On May 18, at Roanoke County School Board meeting Mr. Damon Gettier, whose son attends Glen Cove Elementary School, spoke up candidly. He complained about the teachers and staff of the school who are teaching / normalizing LGBT lifestyles to children. Is it the matter of First Amendment and free speech? Or it is indoctrination […]
Tailgate celebrates Black community through baseball
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A pre-game tailgate is celebrating Black heritage and baseball this month at the Salem Red Sox Stadium. The Humble Hustle Company teamed up with the baseball team to host Not Your Average Tailgate at the second annual Black Heritage Night. The event hops to bring a...
Roanoke City Sherrif’s ‘Torch Run’ raises money for Special Olympics Virginia
ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke City law enforcement officers are preparing for their annual Torch Run, an event benefitting Special Olympics Virginia. Starting at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, participants will run and ride bikes alongside deputies throughout the city. Law enforcement officers will be carrying a lit torch during the run. The eight-mile route will start at Roanoke Salem Plaza and end at Famous Anthony’s.
Roanoke College gets $192K grant to fund lab school with Salem High School
SALEM, Va. (WSET) — Roanoke College is getting a big boost when it comes to plans for a lab school in conjunction with Salem High School. A Lab School Planning Grant from the Virginia Department of Education will allow Roanoke College to design a dual-enrollment program for students who they said might otherwise fall through the cracks of college and career preparation.
The Fight Against Homelessness in Roanoke
Episode #6: The Fight Against Homelessness in Roanoke. In our sixth episode, we’re taking a more serious look at one of the anchor features in our May/June 2023 Best of Roanoke issue, “The Fight to End Homelessness.” Writer Aila Boyd showed an extraordinary look into the homelessness issues found in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, and the stats are startling, especially after, or perhaps even because of, the COVID-19 pandemic. Today we’ll speak with city council member and Vice-Mayor Joe Cobb, as well as Melissa Woodson, Executive Director of Roanoke Area Ministries (RAM House) and Lee Clark, CEO of Rescue Mission of Roanoke. Let’s learn more about what it means to be homeless in Roanoke, and how you can help with this important local issue.
In case you missed it: Here are the top 5 stories from May 29 through June 4
(WSET) — Here are the top 5 stories from May 29 through June 4. Forest senior goes viral on TikTok after car goes up in flames right before graduation. A senior student in Forest and her friend are going viral on TikTok after her car went up in flames right before graduation.
Roanoke College to make big announcement
ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On June 5, Roanoke College had a press conference to discuss their partnership with Salem City Schools for a planning grant to benefit at-risk students in need of college and career preparation support. The following school and college officials were expected to attend: The press meeting began at 10 a.m.
Tasty Tuesday: Bread Craft’s European style, years of experience keep business booming in downtown Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. – Whether it’s at home or a local bakery, there is something special about a fresh loaf of bread. Bread Craft in downtown Roanoke has been making it fresh for nearly two decades now. It was 25 years ago that owner, Alex Eliades, found his calling...
The Queen of Steam the 611 locomotive may soon have excursions from Roanoke
The Queen of Steam is back in the "Noke" Some people may have been singing The Rimshot's hit song 7654321- Blow Your Whistle on Saturday, June 3 in Downtown Roanoke because the 611 steam locomotive returned to the Star City from Pennsylvania. Individuals and families came from around the nation for an opportunity to blow the train whistle. WDBJ reported that there were 3 generations of one family, a father, son, and grandfather which reminded me of my own generational memory.
18th annual Guns and Hoses game held at Salem Ballpark
SALEM, Va. – The Guns and Hoses held their 18th annual showdown at the Salem Red Sox Stadium on Saturday night. There were American flags on display, as police and firefighters dueled it out. The Hoses team took home this year’s win, with a score of 25-21. Lots...
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