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  • Roanoke charity receives $2.4M to help reform, employ

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Roanoke charity has received two federal grants totaling $2.4 million to help young people and adults with criminal records avoid becoming repeat offenders. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1TRqb7T ) reports that…

  • Fire damages building at Crossroads Mall in Roanoke

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Part of the Crossroads Mall in Roanoke has been extensively damaged in a fire officials say may have started in the electrical room. Multiple news outlets report the fire started Thursday…

  • Roanoke ‘Slide the City’ giant water slide event canceled

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Organizers of Slide the City in Roanoke have canceled the event. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1Bpfq6R ) reports event organizers sent an email to all ticket holders Wednesday announcing the cancellation due…

  • Bond revoked for Roanoke woman charged in death of daughter

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A judge has revoked the bond of a Roanoke woman who was charged with involuntary manslaughter in her infant daughter’s drowning death after he says she violated restrictions. The Roanoke Times…

  • Agency to seek proposals for Roanoke-Salem broadband project

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority plans to seek proposals this week for a project expanding high-speed Internet options in Roanoke and Salem. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1HNez00 ) reports that a request…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…