Roanoke Police are currently investigating a missing person case and we are asking for help from the public. Whitney Fravel was reported missing to Roanoke Police on 3/14/14 at approximately 10 p.m. An associate of Fravel reported receiving information that she was in danger and was being held against her will. She was last seen at the Days Inn on Orange Ave NE around 5:00 pm Friday (3/14/14). She is described as a white female, 22 years old. She is 5’5” and weighs about 110 lbs. Her hair i... More>>
Roanoke city is preparing for tens of thousands of people Saturday for the Saint Patrick's day parade and festival. Last years crowd drew in record breaking numbers.Downtown businesses tell WSLS it’s one of the biggest events of the year in the city.Bayou Snowballs is one of many businesses busy preparing Friday, decorating in green streamers and shamrocks. They’ve even gotten hundreds of green party favors to give ... More>>
Students at Colonial Elementary in Botetourt County laid down the pink carpet for some specials guests Friday. Along with first grader Bailee Masters, who is Little Miss Wheelchair Virginia, students also welcomed Miss Wheelchair Virginia, Brittany Yates. Brittany spoke to the school about the importance of taking the “dis” out of disabilities and being kind and understanding to those in a wheelchair. More>>
The American Red Cross and WSLS 10 team up for our celebration of heroes. We want to introduce you to this year's education hero, Julie Conner, a teacher and volleyball coach at Lord Botetourt High School. Along with coaching, Julie teaches personal finance. It's a class, now required to graduate, that sets students up for a successful future. Julie has done such a great job teaching the personal finance class back ... More>>
Feeding America Southwest Virginia is asking you to “text” them. Between now and March 24th, for each text a day Sam’s Club will donated 12 meals to our local food bank. To take part simply text the word “hunger” to 80153 and then reply with your zip code. If you text ten days in a row, you’ll help provide 120 meals to hungry families here in Southwest Virginia. More>>
CHRISTIANSBURG - The Christiansburg Recreation Center is switching toLED lighting in an effort to save money and reduce their energy footprint.Recreation leaders estimate the change will save about $25,000 in energy costs each year, and theLED technology will also provide higher quality lighting for patrons. If this switch is successful, this could mean changes for all town buildings.Parks andrecreation director Brad Epperley says, "Data shows that switching from the lighting that we have to ... More>>
Speedwell Fire Department and other crews are working a brush fire off of Rt. 21 South. Three local fire departments are involved. at Cinnamon Run, and Greasy Creek road. No word yet on the size of the fire. More>>
Bus drivers for Roanoke County Schools have until 4 p.m. today to make a decision on early retirement. More>>
Pulaski County Sheriff's investigators are actively working the case. More>>
A film shot in Floyd will make its movie debut at the Grandin Theatre Saturday night. More>>
Local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are working together to help stop the criminals. They announced the high intensity drug trafficking area initiative (HITDTA) Friday. More>>
A Roanoke County man will be sentenced today for killing 13-month-old Veralee Craft. More>>
The missing Malaysian jetliner was deliberately diverted and continued flying for more than six hours after losing contact with the ground, meaning it could have gone as far northwest as Kazakhstan or into the Indian... More>>
In his final address to Afghanistan's parliament Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave at the end of the year because his military, which already protects 93 percent of the... More>>
The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to an estimated $400 million. More>>
Ukraine's acting interior minister says two people have been killed and several wounded in a shootout in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. More>>
A Malaysian passenger jet missing for more than a week had its communications deliberately disabled and its last signal came about seven and a half hours after takeoff, meaning it could have ended up as far as Kazakhstan... More>>
Despite a disastrous start and relentless Republican opposition, President Barack Obama said Friday that enrollment in his signature health care program is high enough to make it stable for the millions who have signed up. More>>
A man who became known for claiming he was the sailor kissing a woman in Times Square in a famous World War II-era photo taken by a Life magazine photographer has died. Glenn McDuffie was 86. More>>
Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships so that students of all income brackets can benefit from "gap years." More>>
By The Associated Press The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has generated dozens of theories on where it is now, from the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea, and how it vanished.... More>>
Poignant video of kissing strangers turns out to be brilliant marketing, Chelsea Handler tells Piers Morgan off, 300 sequel dominates the box office, a new country single is the Jam of the Week and more in pop culture. More>>
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Verizon says it spent more than $711 million on telecommunications and information technology improvements in Virginia in 2013.
The state's largest telecommunications provider says its investments benefit residential and business customers across Virginia.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A 44-year-old lieutenant in the Coast Guard is facing military charges for assault, maltreatment and drunk and disorderly conduct while in port in Panama.
The Coast Guard says Lt. Wayne Barfield will face a special court-martial Wednesday in Norfolk, Va.