• Va. man faces weapons charges stemming from fatal shootings

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Roanoke man faces weapons charges in connection with the fatal shootings of two people. Media outlets report that a Roanoke grand jury indicted 36-year-old William Christopher Cabbler on Monday on…

  • Martinsville had highest jobless rate in November

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in November. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 9.9 percent. That’s down from 10.1…

  • Roanoke police ask public for info about fatal hit-and-runs

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Roanoke police are asking the public for help in solving two fatal hit-and-run cases. Sgt. Jeffrey Newman says in a news release that police believe someone knows something or might have…

  • Museum offers Culpeper version of Monopoly

    CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Monopoly fans in Culpeper can now play a local version of the game. Culpeper Opoly was developed by Sophie Hudson with Kash Design. The game board features historic images of the…

  • Virginia military family gets holiday home makeover

    A military family in Alexandria is getting a big surprise ahead of
    Christmas. Before their father deploys, Operation Homefront is giving them
    home makeover.

  • Woman pleads guilty in Smith Mountain Lake fraud

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Roanoke woman has pleaded guilty in a Smith Mountain Lake mortgage fraud scheme. Susanne Helbig, who now lives in Georgia, was charged in a 15-count indictment in May. She…

  • Carilion Clinic names new chief medical officer

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Carilion Clinic has named Dr. Patrice M. Weiss as chief medical officer following a national search. Weiss currently heads Carilion’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She also is a professor at…

  • Roanoke drops crime question from applications

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Applicants for city jobs in Roanoke will no longer be required to divulge their criminal history. City officials say Roanoke is joining 10 other Virginia localities in dropping the question from…

  • Police ID 2nd person of interest in Lyon sisters investigation

    Montgomery County investigators plan to release more information about their Virginia search for evidence related to the disappearance of the Lyon sisters.

  • Fairfax County mom dies after hornet sting

    On a typical Saturday afternoon earlier this month, Melodye
    Creason decided to trim back the
    azaleas in front of her family\’s Annandale home before running an errand.

    It was a life changing decision, says her husband of 24 years, Rich Creason.

  • Police ID suspect shot at Va. retirement community

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Roanoke County police have identified a suspect shot by an officer at a retirement community. Police say in a news release that 59-year-old Dennis Michael Wright of Roanoke is charged with…

  • Postal Service plan would shift operations out of Roanoke

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A mail processing facility that employs about 400 people in Roanoke would shift its operations to Greensboro, North Carolina, under a plan announced by the U.S. Postal Service. The Roanoke Times…

  • Roanoke dentist faces sentencing for obstruction

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Roanoke County dentist is set to find out whether he will go to prison for trying to obstruct an investigation of patient refunds. Robert Stanley Kidder will be sentenced Thursday…

  • Fire at Roanoke complex accidental, 47 displaced

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Roanoke authorities say a fire at an apartment complex and assisted living facility has been ruled accidental. Roanoke Fire-EMS Chief David Hoback tells media outlets that four people suffered minor injuries…

  • Veterans networking site focuses on jobs

    After spending time serving their country, many
    veterans face difficulty finding a job and
    adjusting to normal life back at home. A new
    social networking site aims to help connect
    veterans with peers and employers.