Roanoke Police release more information about a deadly shooting in southeast Roanoke in the 1600 block of Queen Ann Drive, that happened around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. The gunshot victim has now been identified as 18 year old Tratavious Davon Oliver McDuffie. More>>
Roanoke City will hear from candidates seeking the 11th District House of Delegates seat from the Democratic party Tuesday night.A Roanoke organization for African-American professionalsis hosting theforum.The 11th District House of Delegates seat that will be vacated by retiring Democrat Onzlee Ware. The Urban Professional League forum will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the William Fleming High School auditorium. WSLS will give you all the details of the forum at 11. More>>
Franklin County investigators possible confirm human remains have been found near Philpott Road.Both investigators with Franklin County and Henry County Sheriff's Office are actively working the scene. Investigators say they arrived around 5 p.m.The human remains have not been positively identified.This is the area near where a body identified as Vicky Purdy, 53, was found in a burned vehicle on October 6, 2013.Investigators have also been looking for missing Henry County man Ricky Dodson. ... More>>
An American Cancer Society researcher was in the Star City Thursday talking to employees, volunteers, and donors about the difference local fundraisers and individual donations are making on a national spectrum. At the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Bill Phelps, from the American Cancer Society headquarters laid out the areas of research the non-profit has made gains and other areas where more work need... More>>
The Virginia Tech Board of of Visitors will announce the 16th president of Virginia Tech at a news conference on Friday. Steger announcedearlier this yearhe would retire when his replacement was found. Steger has been president since 2000 and led the school during the 2007 mass shootings in which 32 students and faculty were killed. Virginia Tech Board of Visitors Rector Mike Quillen says the committee to find another president was made up of faculty and students.WSLS will keep you updated... More>>
Police in Salem are investigating a string of robberies of pizza delivery drivers.According to a press release this first incident happened on November 5 at approximately 10:25 p.m. in the area of Otter Avenue.During their investigation they found that a pizza delivery driver had been robbed by a black male with a light complexion. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and was not located during the search. The second robbery happened on November 26 at approximately 10:3... More>>
A tractor trailer hit communication lines in Troutville at the TA Travel Center. More>>
The Carilion Clinic Foundation lit the first ever Lights of Love tree Wednesday night. The Lights of Love program is a new initiative to raise money to pay for hotel rooms for the families of patients. The hospital cares for many people who live far away from Roanoke. Donors can symbolical purchase a light on the tree in honor of a loved one. More>>
The Rockbridge Area Community Services Board met Wednesday afternoon for the first time since Gus Deeds stabbed his father, State Senator Creigh Deeds, then killed himself. The group has been under heavy scrutiny after reports surfaced that they released Gus Deeds from an emergency mental health hold less than 24 hours before the incident.
The only time the board publicly mentioned the incident was at the beginning of the meeting when Board Chairman Percy Nowlins asked for a moment o More>>
Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday he is reaching out to former governors of both parties as he prepares to take office next month. McAuliffe said he has spoken to former Democratic governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and former Republican Gov. Jim Gilmore. More>>
A non-profit helping put a stop to child abuse in the Roanoke and New River Valleys needs your help finding nominations for their "Golden Halo Awards." Each year, Children's Trust recognizes those in our community who go above and beyond to protect our children. More>>
Virginia State Police are now helping the Alleghany County Sheriff's Office in a homicide investigation. Sheriff Kevin Hall says 71-year-old Joe Rumfelt was found shot to death in his home in Selma last night. Deputies are now searching the area and asking neighbors if they saw anything suspicious that could lead them to a suspect. More>>
A celebration in the New River Valley tonight. The Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center is celebrating recent renovations and a new roof.