Green Hill Highland Games this Saturday

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Green Hill Highland Games this Saturday

Where can you find a ton of tartan, bold bag pipes and feats of super human strength in Roanoke County, Virginia? Only at the 2016 Green Hill Highland Games where you’ll see some of the most outstanding kilt-donning athletes around! On Saturday, August 27 from 9am-6pm, Roanoke County’s Green Hill Park will host the Green […]

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WANTED: FBI is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information

Thursday, August 25, 2016

WANTED: FBI is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information

SERIAL BANK ROBBER SUSPECT SOUGHT – REWARD OFFERED Believed Responsible for Robberies in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Lee of the Richmond Division of the FBI announces with our law enforcement partners from the FBI’s Baltimore and Pittsburgh Offices, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office (West Virginia), the City of Brunswick Police […]

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Sen. Warner presses Mylan CEO on 400% increase of EpiPen

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sen. Warner presses Mylan CEO on 400% increase of EpiPen

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today pressed the only pharmaceutical company that manufactures EpiPens to explain recent increases in the price of the lifesaving injection device for children and other people with severe allergies. It has been reported that costs for the EpiPen have risen […]

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Masjid An Nur Islamic Center condemns the stabbing attack by Wasil Farooqu

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Masjid An Nur Islamic Center condemns the stabbing attack by Wasil Farooqu

Correlli Rasheed with the Masjid An Nur Islamic Center in Roanoke has issued a press release after two people were stabbed at the Pines apartment complex in Roanoke County Saturday. The FBI is investigating after it was reported that 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui shouted “Allahu akbar” which is the Arabic phrase for “God is great.” He […]

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Tyler Johnson of Salem pleads guilty to methamphetamine distribution

Monday, August 22, 2016

A 21-year-old Salem man, who admitted to having crystal methamphetamine shipped to the Roanoke Valley from California, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court in Roanoke to federal drug charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Tyler Johnson, 21, of Salem, Va., pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the […]

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Roanoke couple sentenced for heroin and firearm charges

Monday, August 22, 2016

A pair of Roanoke men, who previously pled guilty to distributing heroin, were sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Benjamin Moore Garnette, 31, of Roanoke, Va., previously pled guilty to one count of distributing heroin and one […]

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Roanoke’s Southeast mural dedication creates neighborhood pride

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Roanoke's Southeast mural dedication creates neighborhood pride

It was a beautiful Southeast Roanoke sunny Saturday morning at Fire Station No. 6 on Jamison Avenue. Across the street on Dale Avenue the sun shone on a mountain themed mural that stretched well over a block. A wall that once was a gray and dull where Dale Avenue meets Jamison Avenue was transformed into […]

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Shenandoah brewery to invest $60 million in expansion, add jobs

Friday, August 19, 2016

Shenandoah brewery to invest $60 million in expansion, add jobs

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that MillerCoors, a joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing Company, will invest $60 million to expand its Shenandoah brewery in Rockingham County. The brewery is the newest in the MillerCoors network and is used to service Northeast markets. The project will create 27 new jobs. The […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 8/22-8/26/16

Friday, August 19, 2016

ROANOKE DIVISION . US v. Benjamin Garnette (Sentencing: August 22 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 31 ADDRESS: Roanoke, Virginia Garnette was convicted of distributing heroin. . US v. Keith Holland (Sentencing: August 22 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 39 ADDRESS: Roanoke, Virginia Holland was convicted of distributing heroin. . US v. Tyler Johnson (Guilty Plea: August 22 at 1:00 […]

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Roanoke MSA employment advances slightly for July – Virginia labor force contracts

Friday, August 19, 2016

Roanoke MSA employment advances slightly for July - Virginia labor force contracts

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was again unchanged at 3.7 percent in July—the third consecutive month at 3.7 percent. Roanoke Metropolitan Area (MSA) employment was little changed. From June to July 2016 Roanoke MSA gained the bulk of increased jobs – 1000 up .6%. From July 2015 at 161,200 to 162,300 for July 2016 Roanoke […]

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Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport gets $4 million for runway expansion

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport in Blacksburg and Charlottesville Albemarle Airport in Charlottesville will receive more than $12 million in funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to extend and rehabilitate existing runways and improve the safety of […]

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Hillis Bresee and Bresee Trucking sentenced to probation for giving advance notice of mine inspections

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A Big Stone Gap coal trucking company and its owner, who previously pled guilty to violating the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act by providing advance notice of safety inspections, were sentenced yesterday in Federal Court, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Hillis Bresee and Bresee Trucking, violated the Federal […]

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