Drought conditions affecting southwest Virginia ag producers
BUCHANAN, Va. (AP) — Agricultural producers in southwest Virginia are feeling the pain of drought conditions.
The Roanoke Times reports most of the Roanoke and New River valleys are...
Expert: Expect less colorful foliage in southwest Virginia
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Dry conditions will likely mean less colorful fall foliage than usual in southwest Virginia.
That's according to John Seiler, a forestry professor at Virginia Tech and...
Hung jury leads to mistrial in case of missing Virginia baby
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A deadlocked jury has led to a mistrial in the case of a Virginia man charged in the disappearance of his 3-month-old daughter.
Appalachian Power offers discount for electric car owners
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Appalachian Power is offering a discount to electric car owners who charge their vehicles during lower demand hours.
The Roanoke Times reports the deal is part of a pilot...
School bus woes causing Roanoke students to run behind
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Students in Roanoke continue to arrive late to classrooms five weeks into the school year because of busy delays.
The Roanoke Times reports the transportation contractor...
Longtime Virginia judge found dead; autopsy pending
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A longtime Virginia judge has been found dead.
News outlets report the body of James D'Alton was found Friday night at a home in Petersburg. City police didn't...
Psychiatric hospital to add 56 new spots
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia plans to add more than 50 new spots at a psychiatric hospital in the state's southwest.
The Roanoke Times reports that the Department of Behavioral Health and...
Virginia man gets 3 life terms in triple slaying
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who admitted to killing his "only friends" has been sentenced to three life sentences plus an additional 13 years' imprisonment in a triple slaying.
Lauded ex-Virginia Tech researcher sentenced to probation
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Tech scientist found guilty of conspiring to commit federal grant fraud has been sentenced to probation.
Part of Blue Ridge Parkway closed after fatal Virginia crash
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Officials with the Blue Ridge Parkway say a 15-mile section is closed after a head-on collision killed a Virginia man.
News outlets report rangers were called on Labor...
Norfolk Southern furloughs 130 at Virginia locomotive shop
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Corp. says it has furloughed approximately 130 employees at its locomotive shop in Roanoke, Virginia.
News outlets report an International Brotherhood of...
Virginia Army veteran find peace, purpose with fly fishing
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Army veteran Kyle Chanitz spent two and a half years deployed in Afghanistan, where he saw intense fighting and suffered concussions that led to seizures. When he returned to...
New gas tax for I-81 funding rankles some Virginia counties
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Some local governments along Virginia's Interstate 81 corridor are balking at a new state law that raised their fuel tax rate to help pay for improvements to the...
Golden Corral settles lawsuit alleging racial discrimination
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Golden Corral restaurant in Virginia has settled a lawsuit by two black women who accused it of racial discrimination.
The Roanoke Times reported Wednesday that lawyers...
Plea hearing set for Virginia man charged in triple slaying
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A plea hearing has been set for a 19-year-old Virginia man charged in a triple slaying.
The Roanoke Times reports Trevor E. Charles is set to appear in court next month....
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Amazon has announced two new renewable energy projects, including a solar farm in a Virginia county and a new wind farm planned in Cork, Ireland
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's companies owe almost $2 million in delinquent taxes in Virginia, according to records obtained by WDBJ-TV .
Cat recovering after being shot by arrow in Virginia
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — An animal rescue agency in Virginia says a cat is recovering in its care after it was shot with an arrow.
News outlets report Roanoke County police received a call on...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — An area of Virginia considered to be a food desert has lost another grocery store, making it tough for people without cars to find fresh groceries.
Hundreds sign up to grow hemp in Virginia
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — After federal legislation opened the door for the wide-scale cultivation of hemp, hundreds of people in Virginia have signed up to grow the crop.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia manufacturing plant is closing in the fall, putting 200 people out of work.
The Roanoke Times reports that Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea announced on Monday that...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Some Virginia miners for the coal company Blackjewel LLC say their paychecks are bouncing and they remain out of work as the company goes through bankruptcy...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has fined an automotive factory more than $168,000 for releasing excessive levels of hydrochloric acid into the air.
Hollins University president resigns after 2 years
HOLLINS, Va. (AP) — Trustees at Virginia's Hollins University announced the current president would be stepping down after two-years leading the private, women's college.
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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia environmental regulators say a Roanoke facility was improperly storing medical waste such as vials and needles, allowing some of it to pool on concrete...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Belize authorities say a local guide, who was leading a Virginia doctor on a fishing trip when they were both fatally shot , might have been the target of gang hit in the...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia doctor and his local guide were fatally shot while fishing in Belize.
The Roanoke Times reports that the body of 53-year-old Gary Swank, a cardiologist at...
Roanoke to boost spending to keep recycling program
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city is boosting spending so that it can keep its recycling program going.
The Roanoke Times reports that the city council has approved almost doubling what...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A land swap with the federal government could allow a developer to install a natural gas pipeline that crosses the Appalachian Trail.
89-year-old Rhoda Kemp builds her first banjo
WILLIS, Va. (AP) — For just about all of her life, Rhoda Kemp has made beautiful music pour out of her banjo. But on a chilly day in March, the only sound her banjo made was the repetitive raspy...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been tried by a judge after biting off his grandfather's fingertip and swallowing it during an argument. The digit was never recovered.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has ordered a woman to serve 10 years in prison for the death of her 7-month-old son in 2016.
The Roanoke Times reports 27-year-old Nicole Aurlieua...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A fatal stabbing on the Appalachian Trail has led the nonprofit that manages the trail to revise its website for reporting safety issues and suspicious incidents.
Fishing, and hunting, for crimes is this officer’s job
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Mark Shaw steps out of the vehicle, and he's wearing a bulletproof vest, a full utility belt and a gun.
But in Shaw's daily police work, he's less likely to bust you for...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Visitors to Virginia's scenic Blue Ridge Parkway had an estimated $1.3 billion economic impact last year in the park's various communities.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia health care organization has announced a $300 million hospital expansion in Roanoke.
The Roanoke Times reports that Carilion Clinic said Wednesday that it's...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech administrators will meet with local government officials to discuss how the state's $1.1 billion higher education package could drive investment and growth in...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Roanoke has officially renamed the city's courthouse after civil rights leader Oliver Hill.
The Roanoke Times reports that more than 100 people attended a naming ceremony...
Apprentices learn from masters of moonshine and hot rods
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Jeremy Bennett drives a car more than twice his age.
It's not a beat-up hand-me down. It's a gleaming 1960s-era Volkswagen Beetle. Two of them, actually. One is a flashy...
New campaign seeks to help pregnant opioid users
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A new campaign has launched in Virginia to help pregnant mothers who abuse opioids or other drugs.
The Roanoke Times reports that several groups have partnered to launch...
Broadcasters honor Dashiell with Gallimore Award
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Joe Dashiell, longtime reporter at WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, was named Saturday as the recipient of The Associated Press Robert Gallimore Distinguished...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Tree-sitters protesting the construction of a natural gas pipeline in Virginia have been at it now for more than 200 days.
Alison Parker’s dad takes on Google to quash violent content
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Andy Parker has spent three and a half years trying to erase online footage of his daughter's shooting death — all while never having seen the videos himself.
Cities in southwest Virginia sue opioid manufacturers
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Five cities and counties in southwest Virginia have filed lawsuits against drugmakers seeking compensation for the public-health fallout from the opioid-addiction...
Judge dismisses water researcher’s defamation lawsuit
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Virginia Tech researcher who helped expose the Flint, Michigan, water crisis can't silence critics with a federal defamation lawsuit.
Roanoke TV station replacing Andy Griffith show
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia television station is replacing "The Andy Griffith Show" after a successful 35-year syndication run.
The Roanoke Times reports that WDBJ-TV is moving the...