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  • UPDATE: 3 p.m. voter turnout numbers for several localities

    UPDATE: 3 p.m. voter turnout numbers for several localities
    Here's are some of the voter turnout percentages we've gathered, as of 3 p.m. -      City of Roanoke 41 percent. -      Botetourt County 55 percent. -      Pittsylvania County 53 percent -      Montgomery County and Franklin County 41 percent.       ...
  • UPDATED: Truck fire causes major delays on Interstate 81 South in Botetourt County

    UPDATED: Truck fire causes major delays on Interstate 81 South in Botetourt County
    According to VDOT at 2:45 p.m., the traffic backup is 15 miles. --------------- The Virginia Department of Transportation reports major delays on Interstate 81.  Southbound traffic is backed up about 8 miles because of a tractor trailer fire between the...
  • UPDATE: Tractor trailer wreck cleared in Botetourt County

    UPDATE: Tractor trailer wreck cleared in Botetourt County
    Update 2:30 p.m. - The accident has been cleared. ------------------------ Update 7:27 a.m. - Traffic is running smoothly on Interstate 81 once again.  State Police say the truck was hauling tomatoes. ------------------------ Update 7:14 a.m. -...
  • Friday's tornadoes too close for comfort

    Friday's tornadoes too close for comfort
    The images of the Hampton, Virginia tornado seem sureal. The ominous clouds and spinning debris. National Weather Service (NWS) rated the waterspout/tornado near Hampton an EF-1, with 98mph winds. According to the NWS, the tornado began as a waterspout...
  • UPDATED: Molestation case against former reverend moving forward

    UPDATED: Molestation case against former reverend moving forward
    The case against a former reverend and professor, accused of molesting boys nearly 40-years ago, is moving forward. Guy Ritter was charged earlier this month with molesting two boys in the 1970's. Ritter, who's now 92-years old, served at Glade Creek...
  • Updated: Former Bedford County supervisor arrested on embezzlement, money laundering charges

    Updated: Former Bedford County supervisor arrested on embezzlement, money laundering charges
    The Big Island Volunteer Fire Company has released a statement, regarding the arrest of Tony Ware.  The statement, written by Chief Brandon Cocke, reads as follows: In the late fall of 2010 officers of the Big Island Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. began to...
  • UPDATE: Accident on I-81 in Pulaski County cleared

    UPDATE: Accident on I-81 in Pulaski County cleared
    The tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 81 in Pulaski County has been cleared. It backed up traffic several miles of southbound traffic near Exit 98. --------------------- The accident in Botetourt County has been cleared. ---------------------...
  • Expect delays on I-81 South in Botetourt County starting Wednesday

    Expect delays on I-81 South in Botetourt County starting Wednesday
    You can expect delays on Interstate 81 South in Botetourt County starting Wednesday, the Virginia Department of Transportation says. Starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, the right lane of I-81 South at mile marker 168 near Buchanan will be closed. Crews will be...
  • UPDATE: Accident cleared on I-81 North in Botetourt County

    UPDATE: Accident cleared on I-81 North in Botetourt County
    The accident has been cleared. According to VDOT, traffic is moving again. ---------------------- A multiple-vehicle accident is backing up traffic on Interstate 81 North in Botetourt County. The accident is about a mile-and-a-half north of Exit 146....
  • Fourth of July Events

    Fourth of July Events
    Sunday, July 1 Bedford County: Moneta FireWORX Fest Where: Downtown Moneta (Rt. 122 and White House Road) When: Gate opens at 5:30 p.m.; music by The WORX Band starts at 6 p.m.; fireworks start at about 10 p.m. Cost: $5 a person; children 10 and under...
  • UPDATE: Woman killed in accident on Route 220 in Botetourt Co. identified

    UPDATE: Woman killed in accident on Route 220 in Botetourt Co. identified
    The woman killed in Tuesday morning's accident on Route 220 in Botetourt County has been identified by state police. 22-year-old Lakeisha Byrd of Roanoke died when her car went off the road, hit an embankment, and hit several trees. She was not...
  • Water supply strong in central and western Virginia

    Water supply strong in central and western Virginia
    Large parts of the country are suffering from drought, and here in this area conditions are abnormally dry, but that hasn't affected the drinking water supply in the Roanoke Valley.   The fish weren't biting, but that was not a problem for Kirby Adams and...