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  • Restored steam engine to return to Roanoke May 30

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A restored steam engine locomotive will return to Roanoke next month. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1OkevVJ) reports the Virginia Museum of Transportation’s Norfolk & Western Class J 611 locomotive will head into…

  • 2 charged with dumping tires near Blue Ridge Parkway

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Two Roanoke residents are charged with dumping 2 ½ tons of tires near the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/18yOxzj) reports that 32-year-old Jason Wayne Davis and 30-year-old Amanda Dale…

  • Va. shelter seeks homes for dogs seized from W.Va. breeder

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Roanoke animal shelter is seeking new homes for more than 50 dogs seized from a West Virginia breeder. Angels of Assisi received court approval to begin adoptions last week after…

  • Indianapolis VA Hospital Under Fire for Email Making Fun of Veterans

    (INDIANAPOLIS) — The Department of Veterans Affairs took another hit Monday as news surfaced that an email had been circulated to staffers at an Indianapolis VA hospital making fun of the mental health problems suffered…

  • About 200 Roanoke postal jobs moving to North Carolina

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — About 200 postal jobs are being shifted from Roanoke to Greensboro, North Carolina. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/1GxUY1Q ) that employees of the U.S. Postal Service processing center in the city…

  • Board upholds hazardous waste fines against 2 Va. companies

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A federal board has upheld more than $612,000 in fines against two companies for hazardous waste violations at a Roanoke facility. The EPA proposed the penalties against Chem-Solv, Inc. and Austin…

  • Taiwan awards $10m contract to Exelis, U&U Engineering

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Exelis and U&U Engineering have won a contract worth more than $10 million to provide night vision equipment for the Taiwanese military. Exelis says night vision tubes manufactured at its facility…

  • Norfolk Southern to close Roanoke building, move 500 jobs

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Northern Southern plans to move about 500 jobs from Roanoke to Atlanta or Norfolk later this year. The railroad company announced Tuesday that the affected workers can opt to relocate with…

  • 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
    a
    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…