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...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia police chief has apologized for remarks that critics say were tantamount to blaming rape victims for their sexual assaults.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Protesters rallied outside the Roanoke police department to decry comments by the city's police chief that critics believe are insensitive to rape victims.
Virginia gov announces new packaging plant near Roanoke
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A paper and packaging company plans to spend $20 million on a new manufacturing operation near Roanoke.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that Pratt...
Ex-Virginia Tech professor convicted in grant fraud case
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Tech professor has been found guilty of conspiring to commit federal grant fraud, making false statements and obstruction.
Search for officer shooting suspect spreads to SW Virginia
BLUEFIELD, Va. (AP) — Authorities say the search for a West Virginia man wanted in the shooting of a Virginia police officer has spread to southwest Virginia.
Virginia Tech football player accused of illicit filming
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A suspended Virginia Tech football player has been charged with filming an unclothed woman without her consent.
The Roanoke Times reports 19-year-old Dwayne Lamont...
Advance Auto Parts: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) _ Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $53.4 million.
On a per-share basis, the Roanoke, Virginia-based company said it had net income of 74 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.17 per share.
The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.14 per share.
Pastor, church members escape Haiti rioting, return to US
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The pastor and five members of a Virginia church are back in the U.S. after finding their way out of Haiti, where rioting had become widespread.
Hospice gave professor good year longer to live
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — For nearly two decades, Charles "Jack" Dudley shepherded the brightest scholars through Virginia Tech's honors program, but he didn't know until he fell under the tutelage of a Carilion Clinic hospice team how to live while he was dying.
In November 2017, Dudley's dueling diseases had the better of him. Medication to help his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease worsened his diabetes.
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Man aims to bring high-speed internet to his neighbors
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Bent Mountain local who felt ignored by the telecom giants has taken things into his own hands and set out on a mission to deliver high-speed internet to his neighbors, many for the first time ever.
Eathan Gleiner's new internet service provider company, MtnNet, hopes to bring the same speeds people expect in downtown Roanoke or Blacksburg to a relatively small number of far-flung customers in parts of Roanoke County.
Police identify fatally stabbed Radford University student
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Authorities have released the identity of a southwestern Virginia college student who they say was fatally stabbed by a fellow student.
Radford police identified the woman Friday as 20-year-old Alexa Cannon of Roanoke. Police say 21-year-old Luisa Cutting of Jeffersonton is charged with second-degree murder in Cannon's death.
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Attorney says 2 tree-sitters are exempt from eminent domain
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — An attorney says Mountain Valley Pipeline can't invoke eminent domain to remove two tree-sitters protesting on land where they have no legal ownership interest.
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Developer quits city council over conflict of interest
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city councilman has announced he intends to resign in response to a conflict of interest related to his job as a real estate developer.
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2nd man arrested in kidnapping, rape of Maryland woman
WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities in Maryland and Washington, D.C., say a second man accused in the kidnapping and rape of a Maryland woman has been arrested in North Carolina.
News outlets report D.C. police say 29-year-old Mark Blue was arrested Monday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Authorities say 25-year-old Nick Savoy surrendered last week to police in Roanoke, Virginia.
Both Washington men are accused of forcing a woman into a car near a commuter train station in Temple Hills, Maryland.
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Man gets 10 years for fatally shooting teen during theft
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally shooting an 18-year-old man prosecutors say may have been stealing from his car.
Man accused of setting fire, beating man enters pleas
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man accused of beating a 71-year-old man, tying him up and setting an apartment ablaze has pleaded no contest to arson and unlawful wounding.
The Roanoke Times reports 21-year-old Omarr Romance Martin entered pleas in the case Tuesday. Prosecutors say he suffers from intellectual and emotional challenges.
Man repeats 2006 threat to have Virginia councilmembers shot
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia city employee who lost his job after threatening to have the city council shot more than a decade ago has reiterated his threat.
Roanoke plans to rename courthouse after civil rights leader
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The mayor of Roanoke has announced plans to rename the city's courthouse in honor of civil rights pioneer Oliver Hill.
News outlets report that Mayor Sherman Lea made the announcement Friday after helping unveil a new state historical marker in front of Hill's childhood home.
Hill was lead counsel in a case later known as Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that struck down racially segregated public schools.
Advance Auto Parts moving HQ from Virginia to North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Advance Auto Parts Inc. is moving its headquarters from the Virginia city that was its home for nearly 90 years to North Carolina's tech-heavy capital city, the company announced Wednesday.
The parts retailer plans to continue employing about 600 employees in Roanoke, Virginia, but the headquarters move and expansion in Raleigh were prompted by the relative ease in attracting computer-savvy talent as the company broadens its online presence, CEO Tom Greco said.
Probation violation adds time to man’s 49-year sentence
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia man's prison sentence has been extended because he violated his probation when he shot and wounded his neighbor last year.
Pipeline protest charges dismissed against tree sitters
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a mother and daughter who lived in trees for over a month to save them from being cut down for a natural gas pipeline.
Crime prompts Virginia city to spend $50K on police overtime
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A stabbing that wounded two people in Virginia last month has prompted city leaders to increase police presence in the area for the rest of the year.
Advance Auto Parts: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) _ Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $115.8 million.
The Roanoke, Virginia-based company said it had profit of $1.56 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.89 per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.77 per share.
Mountain Valley submits application for N Carolina pipeline
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Mountain Valley Pipeline developers have submitted a request to extend the natural gas pipeline project into North Carolina.
Report: Record number of STEM-H degrees awarded in Virginia
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A report by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia says a record number of science, technology, engineering, math and health degrees were awarded last school year.
Man repeatedly convicted of child porn charges gets 30 years
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A repeat child pornography offender and former airman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for enticing girls to produce and provide child pornography over online chat services.
Roanoke College raises more than $204M in 5-year campaign
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Roanoke College has raised more than $204 million in a five-year campaign that transformed its campus.
The school said its "Roanoke Rising Campaign" concluded last week as the largest in its 176-year history. The campaign began in April 2013.
More than 28,000 donors contributed. Alumni made up more than 40 percent of the donors, with 26 percent coming from parents of Roanoke students. The remainder came from corporations, foundations and friends of the college.
Regulators pull back proposed fine over store shelf collapse
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia state regulators have eliminated a proposed fine against a national grocery store chain following an investigation into a shelving collapse that injured one worker.
West Virginia tourism officials approve ad campaign for 2019
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State tourism commissioners in West Virginia have approved a $5.1 million advertising campaign to cover spring, summer and fall in 2019.
The Herald-Dispatch reports the 2019 campaign will focus on the 25-54 age demographic. It will prioritize out-of-state markets with high percentages of past visitors. And it will reach out to more affluent households in those markets.
A ‘previvor’ tells her story of preventive mastectomy
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Holiday phone calls. Birthday phone calls. These were the times when Jessica German could count on contact from her older half-sister, Rhiannon German.
Rhiannon, who had a lifetime history of psychological illnesses, bounced around the country, never quite finding her place. Often, she was homeless or in some sort of real or imagined trouble that might inspire another call back to her sister in Roanoke.