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Katie Love

Katie Love joined the WSLS 10 team in October 2012 as a digital journalist. She grew up in Florida and spent high school and college in Texas. Katie may have to buy her first winter coat living in the Roanoke Valley, but she is excited to explore the Commonwealth.

Katie is a proud TCU Horned Frog. She graduated with a broadcast journalism degree and a minor in theater and sociology. In college, she interned with the TODAY show and MSNBC in D.C., NBC5 and the CW33 in Dallas, and the South Florida Today Show in Miami.

Katie got her official start as a reporter/fill-in anchor in Joplin, Missouri covering one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history. She also spent several months as a morning weather anchor, believe it or not!

In her spare time she enjoys reading, spinning, improv comedy, and everything and anything about Tina Fey.

She is excited to be the eyes and ears for WSLS viewers. She welcomes and encourages any story ideas to be sent to her e-mail.

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  • Gov. McAuliffe forms task force to combat sexual assault on college campuses

    Gov. McAuliffe forms task force to combat sexual assault on college campuses

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:18:01 GMT
    Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring today announced a comprehensive effort to address sexual assault and violence on college campuses.
    Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring today announced a comprehensive effort to address sexual assault and violence on college campuses.
  • Katie Love accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Challenges Mayor Bowers

    Katie Love accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Challenges Mayor Bowers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:00:50 GMT
    WSLS 10 Reporter Katie Love was challenged by WSLS 10 Anchor Aaron Martin to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. However, this is no ordinary ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Katie challenged Roanoke City Mayor David Bowers to pour ice and water on his head in business attire.
    WSLS 10 Reporter Katie Love was challenged by WSLS 10 Anchor Aaron Martin to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. However, this is no ordinary ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Katie challenged Roanoke City Mayor David Bowers to pour ice and water on his head in business attire.
  • Franklin Co. woman arrested for abandoning 9 dogs in trailer

    Franklin Co. woman arrested for abandoning 9 dogs in trailer

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:25:56 GMT
    Mug Shot from Western Virginia Regional Jail.Mug Shot from Western Virginia Regional Jail.
    A Franklin County woman is arrested after abandoning her nine dogs in a trailer with no food or water for two weeks.
    A Franklin County woman is arrested after abandoning her nine dogs in a trailer with no food or water for two weeks.
  • Roanoke City makes progress is helping homeowners living in floodplain

    Roanoke City makes progress is helping homeowners living in floodplain

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:07:15 GMT
    Photo of flooding near Meadowbrook Road last year.Photo of flooding near Meadowbrook Road last year.
    On Monday night, Roanoke City Council accepted a Pre-disaster Mitigation federal grant for more $233,000.
    On Monday night, Roanoke City Council accepted a Pre-disaster Mitigation federal grant for more $233,000.
  • City Council awards bid for Civic Center naming rights

    City Council awards bid for Civic Center naming rights

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-08-19 00:22:24 GMT
    Roanoke City Council recommended Monday night that the bid for naming rights of the Roanoke Civic Center be awarded to Berglund Automotive Group.
    Roanoke City Council recommended Monday night that the bid for naming rights of the Roanoke Civic Center be awarded to Berglund Automotive Group.

  • Blacksburg man creates YouTube video for best friend

    Blacksburg man creates YouTube video for best friend

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:33:09 GMT
      A YouTube video created by a Blacksburg man is bringing tears to everyone who watches it. The video is called "My Best Friend Andy." Ron Ferguson made the video to introduce the world to Angy Kilgore.
      A YouTube video created by a Blacksburg man is bringing tears to everyone who watches it. The video is called "My Best Friend Andy." Ron Ferguson made the video to introduce the world to Andy Kilgore.
  • Senator Warner calls out colleges for mishandling sexual assaults

    Senator Warner calls out colleges for mishandling sexual assaults

    Thursday, August 7 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-08-08 02:14:13 GMT
    Rape awareness advocates say a call to action by a Virginia Senator may be a sign of progress in combating the number of sexual assaults on college campuses.
    Rape awareness advocates say a call to action by a Virginia Senator may be a sign of progress in combating the number of sexual assaults on college campuses.
  • Friends of missing SML boater may have located boats from collision

    Friends of missing SML boater may have located boats from collision

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-08-07 15:58:03 GMT
    Friends of the missing boater set out to look for Ronald Lemons on Smith Mountain Lake.Friends of the missing boater set out to look for Ronald Lemons on Smith Mountain Lake.
    The friends of the missing boater believe they have located the wreckage from the two boat collision.
    The friends of the missing boater believe they have located the wreckage from the two boat collision.
  • New details released on boat explosion on Smith Mountain Lake

    New details released on boat explosion on Smith Mountain Lake

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:51:10 GMT
    Officials with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries say a boat exploded on Smith Mountain Lake Tuesday night.
    Officials with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries say a boat exploded on Smith Mountain Lake Tuesday night.
  • Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue struggle to keep volunteers

    Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue struggle to keep volunteers

    Monday, August 4 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-04 23:01:57 GMT
    Volunteer firefighter Larry Logan.Volunteer firefighter Larry Logan.
    The Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department is struggling to retain volunteers. The main issue is the huge time commitment.
    The Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department is struggling to retain volunteers. The main issue is the time commitment.
  • Attempted robbery at Roanoke Co. Walgreens

    Attempted robbery at Roanoke Co. Walgreens

    Sunday, August 3 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-08-04 03:12:25 GMT
    Roanoke County Police responded to a call Sunday at 8:00 p.m. from an employee at Walgreens, in the 4000 block of Brambleton Avenue.
    Roanoke County Police responded to a call Sunday at 8:00 p.m. from an employee at Walgreens, in the 4000 block of Brambleton Avenue.
  • 365 Days of Missing Alexis Murphy: 1 year anniversary

    365 Days of Missing Alexis Murphy: 1 year anniversary

    Sunday, August 3 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-03 21:32:47 GMT
    Sunday marks one year since Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy disappeared. The family is holding an event called 'Alexis: 365 Days of Missing You.'
    Sunday marks one year since Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy disappeared. The family is holding an event called 'Alexis: 365 Days of Missing You.'
  • Peach Festival brings something sweet to Roanoke

    Peach Festival brings something sweet to Roanoke

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-08-02 00:16:00 GMT
    There's something sweet to do in Roanoke this weekend. The Peach Festival is from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
    There's something sweet to do in Roanoke this weekend. The Peach Festival is from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Virginia calf with prosthetic legs gets book deal

    Virginia calf with prosthetic legs gets book deal

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:32:27 GMT
    Hero the calf.Hero the calf.
    A special calf named 'Hero 'is back home in Virginia after getting two prosthetics legs.
    A special calf named 'Hero 'is back home in Virginia after getting two prosthetics legs.
  • Unique reunion between two veterans in Roanoke

    Unique reunion between two veterans in Roanoke

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:57:46 GMT
    Mark Angle and David Beard checking out the customized motorcyle.Mark Angle and David Beard checking out the customized motorcyle.
    A unique reunion happened in Roanoke between two veterans living only 30 miles a part and never knowing it until now. Mark Angle and David Beard both served in the U.S. navy more than forty years ago.
    A unique reunion happened in Roanoke between two veterans living only 30 miles a part and never knowing it until now. Mark Angle and David Beard both served in the U.S. navy more than forty years ago.
  • Friendship Retirement Community shooter may have been intoxicated

    Friendship Retirement Community shooter may have been intoxicated

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:54:44 GMT
    The man who walked into the Friendship Retirement Community with a gun may have been intoxicated according to a nurse.
    The man who walked into the Friendship Retirement Community with a gun may have been intoxicated according to a nurse.
  • Downtown Roanoke's new Ponce de Leon apartments fill up fast

    Downtown Roanoke's new Ponce de Leon apartments fill up fast

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:57:03 GMT
    The new Ponce de Leon Apartment building.The new Ponce de Leon Apartment building.
    The grand opening for downtown Roanoke's new Ponce de Leon apartment building is on Wednesday. Space has gone quickly since construction started 9 months ago with only 12 of the 90 apartments units still available. 
    The grand opening for downtown Roanoke's new Ponce de Leon apartment building is on Wednesday. Space has gone quickly since construction started 9 months ago with only 12 of the 90 apartments units still available. 
  • McDonell corruption trial begins

    McDonell corruption trial begins

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:34:11 GMT
    (source: NBC12.com)(source: NBC12.com)
    Jury selection began Monday in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife.
    Jury selection began Monday in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife.
  • Father & son hit by car in Roanoke get special donation

    Father & son hit by car in Roanoke get special donation

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:43:08 GMT
    Acoya and Chris Spencer were hit by a car in November.Acoya and Chris Spencer were hit by a car in November.
    A father and son hit by a car in Roanoke are finally getting some good news.
    A father and son hit by a car in Roanoke are finally getting some good news.
  • New details in Roanoke County credit card conspiracy

    New details in Roanoke County credit card conspiracy

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:11:40 GMT
    We are learning more details about a massive conspiracy to forge credit cards in Roanoke County.  
    We are learning more details about a massive conspiracy to forge credit cards in Roanoke County.  
  • Roanoke Co. man tries to hire hit man to kill witness

    Roanoke Co. man tries to hire hit man to kill witness

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:19 GMT
    Ryan Darter. Ryan Darter.
    A Roanoke County man is in jail after trying to hire a hit man to kill a witness in a case against him. Ryan Darter, 27, is now charged with soliciting murder.
    A Roanoke County man is in jail after trying to hire a hit man to kill a witness in a case against him. Ryan Darter, 27, is now charged with soliciting murder.
  • VA medicaid battle affecting local healthcare providers

    VA medicaid battle affecting local healthcare providers

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:16 GMT
    Free Clinic of Franklin County grand opening.Free Clinic of Franklin County grand opening.
    The state battle over expanding medicaid is affecting local healthcare providers. The Free Clinic of Franklin County is re-thinking how it will provide services to the uninsured population.
    The state battle over expanding medicaid is affecting local healthcare providers. The Free Clinic of Franklin County is re-thinking how it will provide services to the uninsured population.
  • Roanoke Police officer being sued for $5 million in court

    Roanoke Police officer being sued for $5 million in court

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:08 GMT
    A woman suing a Roanoke City police officer for $5 million was in court for a motions hearing on Thursday.
    A woman suing a Roanoke City police officer for $5 million was in court for a motions hearing on Thursday.
  • Guilty plea entered in Franklin County police shootout

    Guilty plea entered in Franklin County police shootout

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:06 GMT
    FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSLS) -- Amman pleads guilty to robbery and burglary after a shootout with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Charles Gilmore, 31, faces up to life, plus 50 years in prison.
    FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSLS) -- Amman pleads guilty to robbery and burglary after a shootout with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Charles Gilmore, 31, faces up to life, plus 50 years in prison.
  • Franklin County Sergeant recovering after shootout

    Franklin County Sergeant recovering after shootout

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:03 GMT
    Sergeant Erik Mollin.Sergeant Erik Mollin.
    A Franklin County deputy injured in a shootout back in January speaks to WSLS. As we've reported, two suspects broke into a couple's home in the Ferrum area and demanded drugs.
    A Franklin County deputy injured in a shootout back in January speaks to WSLS. As we've reported, two suspects broke into a couple's home in the Ferrum area and demanded drugs.
  • Elaborate credit card fraud scheme found in Roanoke Co. apartment

    Elaborate credit card fraud scheme found in Roanoke Co. apartment

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:02 GMT
    Over 370 illegal credit cards were recovered from an apartment in Roanoke County.
    Over 370 illegal credit cards were recovered from an apartment in Roanoke County.
  • Roanoke's passenger rail service gets attention from Bristol

    Roanoke's passenger rail service gets attention from Bristol

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:24:58 GMT
    Roanoke's model for passenger rail service is getting attention from other cities. Delegates from Bristol, Virginia and Tennessee met with Roanoke Mayor David Bowers to talk about plans to bring Amtrak to their area.
    Roanoke's model for passenger rail service is getting attention from other cities. Delegates from Bristol, Virginia and Tennessee met with Roanoke Mayor David Bowers to talk about plans to bring Amtrak to their area.
  • Memory of Cara Holley honored at Salem VA Medical Center

    Memory of Cara Holley honored at Salem VA Medical Center

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:24:58 GMT
    Cara Holley's family enjoys the bench dedicated to their daughter.Cara Holley's family enjoys the bench dedicated to their daughter.
    The memory of a murdered teenager in Roanoke County is being honored at the Salem VA Medical Center.Cara Holley was tragically killed in 2010 by a classmate.
    The memory of a murdered teenager in Roanoke County is being honored at the Salem VA Medical Center.Cara Holley was tragically killed in 2010 by a classmate.
  • Rocky Mount man in court after police say he put toddler in scalding water

    Rocky Mount man in court after police say he put toddler in scalding water

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:24:48 GMT
    Hancock Shaquille EdwardHancock Shaquille Edward
    A Rocky Mount man was in court after police say he put a toddler inside a bathtub filled with scalding water. Shaquille Hancock, 20, appeared in court Tuesday for felony child endangerment and felony injury to a child charges.
    A Rocky Mount man was in court after police say he put a toddler inside a bathtub filled with scalding water. Shaquille Hancock, 20, appeared in court Tuesday for felony child endangerment and felony injury to a child charges.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Alexis Murphy's parents' message to Randy Taylor

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:04:03 GMT
    Alexis Murphy's parents have had to remain silent after being subpoenaed to testify against the man convicted of killing their daughter. But now, they have their chance to talk about the trial, Randy Taylor, and their message moving forward.
    Alexis Murphy's parents have had to remain silent after being subpoenaed to testify against the man convicted of killing their daughter. But now, they have their chance to talk about the trial, Randy Taylor, and their message moving forward.
  • WSLS Investigates Lynchburg Train Derailment

    WSLS Investigates Lynchburg Train Derailment

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:53:45 GMT
    WSLS found out the National Transportation Safety Board met a week before the train derailment in Lynchburg for a forum on rail safety involving the transportation of crude oil and ethanol. Crude oil was the hazardous material found on the CSX train that derailed in Lynchburg.
    WSLS found out the National Transportation Safety Board met a week before the train derailment in Lynchburg for a forum on rail safety involving the transportation of crude oil and ethanol. Crude oil was the hazardous material found on the CSX train that derailed in Lynchburg.
  • Documents shows tension between Wythe Co. rescue squad, county leaders

    Documents shows tension between Wythe Co. rescue squad, county leaders

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:40 GMT
    WSLS obtained a study of ‘Wythe County’s Fire Emergency Medical Services’ by the Virginia Fire Services Board. Some of the main issues detail a breakdown in communication between fire and rescue departments and Wythe County leaders. “There is a perceived lack of understanding of the comprehensive needs of the fire and rescue organizations by the County’s policymakers,” the study says. “During out visit, we heard t...
    WSLS obtained a study of ‘Wythe County’s Fire Emergency Medical Services’ by the Virginia Fire Services Board. Some of the main issues detail a breakdown in communication between fire and rescue departments and Wythe County leaders. “There is a perceived lack of understanding of the comprehensive needs of the fire and rescue organizations by the County’s policymakers,” the study says. “During out visit, we heard t...
  • RBTC's celebrates technology in Roanoke-Blacksburg region

    RBTC's celebrates technology in Roanoke-Blacksburg region

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:35 GMT
    The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council is hosting Technite 2014 on Friday. Our own WSLS 10 reporter Katie Love is emceeing the event. More than 700 entrepreneurs and business leaders are expected tocome together to celebrate the great technology happening in our region. Some of the awards being presented are the Innovator Award, Entrepreneur Award, and Regional Leadership Award. One of those nominees is Jack Lesko from Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. "I was really quite surprised t...
    The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council is hosting Technite 2014 on Friday. Our own WSLS 10 reporter Katie Love is emceeing the event. More than 700 entrepreneurs and business leaders are expected tocome together to celebrate the great technology happening in our region. Some of the awards being presented are the Innovator Award, Entrepreneur Award, and Regional Leadership Award. One of those nominees is Jack Lesko from Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. "I was really quite surprised t...
  • Roanoke City adopts budget with no tax increases

    Roanoke City adopts budget with no tax increases

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:25 GMT
    Roanoke City Council adopts a final budget with no tax increases, but also no pay raises.
    Roanoke City Council adopts a final budget with no tax increases, but also no pay raises.
  • 9 dogs abandoned in Franklin County trailer with no food or water

    9 dogs abandoned in Franklin County trailer with no food or water

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:17 GMT
    One of the nine dogs found starving in a trailer in Franklin County.One of the nine dogs found starving in a trailer in Franklin County.
    Franklin County Animal Control Officers found nine dogs abandoned without food or water in a Franklin County trailer. A Franklin County woman named Melissa Jarels has since been indicted on 18 counts of animal cruelty. Franklin County Animal Controls Officers say they received complaints from people worried about the animals. Animal Control Officer Benn Lamm secured a seizure warrant and found the nine dogs severely dehydrated and malnourished. They believe the dogs had been left alone for ...
    Franklin County Animal Control Officers found nine dogs abandoned without food or water in a Franklin County trailer. A Franklin County woman named Melissa Jarels has since been indicted on 18 counts of animal cruelty. Franklin County Animal Controls Officers say they received complaints from people worried about the animals. Animal Control Officer Benn Lamm secured a seizure warrant and found the nine dogs severely dehydrated and malnourished. They believe the dogs had been left alone for ...
  • Roanoke technology company expands globally

    Roanoke technology company expands globally

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:09 GMT
    A technology start-up in Roanoke expands into eight states in the last six months. Attention Point uses an online tool called 'DefiniPoint' to help clinicians better diagnose Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder.
    A technology start-up in Roanoke expands into eight states in the last six months. Attention Point uses an online tool called 'DefiniPoint' to help clinicians better diagnose Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder.
  • Habana Cafe closes in Downtown Roanoke

    Habana Cafe closes in Downtown Roanoke

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:09 GMT
    Downtown Roanoke is getting more businesses in including restaurants and shops.Downtown Roanoke is getting more businesses in including restaurants and shops.
    Court records show Habana Cafe owes the Market Building Foundation more than $20,000 for being behind on rent. The civil case is filed as an unlawful detainer meaning the landlord needed to evict the cafe for not paying.
    Court records show Habana Cafe owes the Market Building Foundation more than $20,000 for being behind on rent. The civil case is filed as an unlawful detainer meaning the landlord needed to evict the cafe for not paying.
  • Soaring Ridge Brewery opens in Downtown Roanoke

    Soaring Ridge Brewery opens in Downtown Roanoke

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:04 GMT
    The first brewery in 20 years opens up in downtown Roanoke. Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers is on Shenandoah Avenue.
    The first brewery in 20 years opens up in downtown Roanoke. Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers is on Shenandoah Avenue.
  • Alexis Murphy to be honored at Nelson County H.S. graduation

    Alexis Murphy to be honored at Nelson County H.S. graduation

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:56 GMT
    Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy.Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy.
    Nelson County High School will honor 17-year-old Alexis Murphy by giving her diploma to her family on Saturday. The teen would have been walking across at graduation and headed off to college.
    Nelson County High School will honor 17-year-old Alexis Murphy by giving her diploma to her family on Saturday. The teen would have been walking across at graduation and headed off to college.
  • New Ponce De Leon apartment building in Downtown Roanoke starts leasing

    New Ponce De Leon apartment building in Downtown Roanoke starts leasing

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:51 GMT
    Photo Credit: www.ponceroanoke.comPhoto Credit: www.ponceroanoke.com
    The former Crystal Tower Building is getting closer to opening as the new Ponce de Leon apartment building. Pre-leasing just started and 25% of the units have already been reserved.
    The former Crystal Tower Building is getting closer to opening as the new Ponce de Leon apartment building. Pre-leasing just started and 25% of the units have already been reserved.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Prosecutor in Randy Taylor case speaks to WSLS

    EXCLUSIVE: Prosecutor in Randy Taylor case speaks to WSLS

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:44 GMT
    For six days in a Nelson County courtroom, one man gave a voice to a teenager he says was silenced. That man is Nelson Countrywoman's Attorney Anthony Martin. Although, Alexis Murphy's family doesn't have a body to bury, Martin wanted to make sure that didn't stop the jury from finding Randy Taylor guilty of her abduction and murder.
    For six days in a Nelson County courtroom, one man gave a voice to a teenager he says was silenced. That man is Nelson Countrywoman's Attorney Anthony Martin. Although, Alexis Murphy's family doesn't have a body to bury, Martin wanted to make sure that didn't stop the jury from finding Randy Taylor guilty of her abduction and murder.
  • Roanoke Co. students make texting & driving PSA's

    Roanoke Co. students make texting & driving PSA's

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:43 GMT
    Several Roanoke County students created public service announcements to highlight the dangers of texting and driving. It's all part of a video contest by the company ORIGO which builds products to help reduce distracted driving.
    Several Roanoke County students created public service announcements to highlight the dangers of texting and driving. It's all part of a video contest by the company ORIGO which builds products to help reduce distracted driving.
  • Red Cross launches "100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope"

    Red Cross launches "100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope"

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:30 GMT
    The American Red Cross kicks off its “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” campaign on May 24, reminding blood donors that they can give hope to patients by rolling up a sleeve.
    The American Red Cross kicks off its “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” campaign on May 24, reminding blood donors that they can give hope to patients by rolling up a sleeve.
  • Franklin Co. School teachers finish 100 miles in 100 days

    Franklin Co. School teachers finish 100 miles in 100 days

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:29 GMT
    WSLS sends out a big congratulations to the more than 500 teachers and staff at Franklin County High School who finished 100 miles in 100 days.
    WSLS sends out a big congratulations to the more than 500 teachers and staff at Franklin County High School who finished 100 miles in 100 days.
  • Living space doubles in Downtown Roanoke since 2010

    Living space doubles in Downtown Roanoke since 2010

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:28 GMT
    Photo Credit: www.ponceroanoke.comPhoto Credit: www.ponceroanoke.com
    Momentum hasn't stopped when it comes to downtown living. A new apartment complex called the 'Ponce de Leon' open sup on August 1st.
    Momentum hasn't stopped when it comes to downtown living. A new apartment complex called the 'Ponce de Leon' open sup on August 1st.
  • New 'On the Greenway' business opens in Salem

    New 'On the Greenway' business opens in Salem

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:22 GMT
    On the Greenway.On the Greenway.
    A new business focusing on outdoor activities opens up in Salem. On the Greenway offers bike and tube rentals. 
    A new business focusing on outdoor activities opens up in Salem. On the Greenway offers bike and tube rentals. 
  • Donations pour in to help 9 dogs abandoned in hot trailer

    Donations pour in to help 9 dogs abandoned in hot trailer

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:21 GMT
    A group of dogs are doing much better after being abandoned in a hot trailer for two weeks with no food or water. In a little over a week since the story aired on WSLS, more than $8,000 poured in to help the dogs. 
    A group of dogs are doing much better after being abandoned in a hot trailer for two weeks with no food or water. In a little over a week since the story aired on WSLS, more than $8,000 poured in to help the dogs. 
  • New tube & bike rental business in Salem

    New tube & bike rental business in Salem

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:13 GMT
    Tubing with On the Greenway in Salem.Tubing with On the Greenway in Salem.
    Eric Fleshman and his family are about to enjoy the gorgeous day by floating the Roanoke River. However, instead of dealing with the hassle of loading and unloading the tubes, that's where 'On the Greenway' can help. The new business just opened up on Mills Lane in Salem and offers tube rentals. "This is just a great way to relax, have fun, spend time with family friends and enjoy the greenway and a beautiful day. There's no better way to do it really," Eric Fleshman says. Owner of'On the Gr...
    Eric Fleshman and his family are about to enjoy the gorgeous day by floating the Roanoke River. However, instead of dealing with the hassle of loading and unloading the tubes, that's where 'On the Greenway' can help. The new business just opened up on Mills Lane in Salem and offers tube rentals. "This is just a great way to relax, have fun, spend time with family friends and enjoy the greenway and a beautiful day. There's no better way to do it really," Eric Fleshman says. Owner of'On the Gr...
  • Roanoke Co. Police arrest man with gun on Rutrough Road

    Roanoke Co. Police arrest man with gun on Rutrough Road

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:13 GMT
    WSLS 10 Breaking NewsWSLS 10 Breaking News
    Roanoke County Police arrest a man with a gun on Rutrough Road. Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall says it was a domestic dispute.
    Roanoke County Police arrest a man with a gun on Rutrough Road. Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall says it was a domestic dispute.
  • Roanoke Valley Veterans Council honors the fallen

    Roanoke Valley Veterans Council honors the fallen

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:11 GMT
    Memorial Day ceremonies are happening across the country in honor of our fallen men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
    Memorial Day ceremonies are happening across the country in honor of our fallen men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
  • More than 60 protest in front of Roanoke Sheriff's Office

    More than 60 protest in front of Roanoke Sheriff's Office

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:11 GMT
    More than 60 people gathered in front of the Roanoke Sheriff's Office holding up signs that said 'Pray for the Release of Enrique.' Most of the members say they are a part of St. Joseph's Church in Martinsville.
    More than 60 people gathered in front of the Roanoke Sheriff's Office holding up signs that said 'Pray for the Release of Enrique.' Most of the members say they are a part of St. Joseph's Church in Martinsville.
  • Roanoke Valley shows need for more pedestrian-friendly areas

    Roanoke Valley shows need for more pedestrian-friendly areas

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:02 GMT
    The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission makes a push to make our region more walkable. Surveys from more than 500 people in our community points to a need of being more pedestrian-friendly.
    The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission makes a push to make our region more walkable. Surveys from more than 500 people in our community points to a need of being more pedestrian-friendly.
  • More taxpayer money being spent on libraries in Roanoke City & Co.

    More taxpayer money being spent on libraries in Roanoke City & Co.

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:54 GMT
    Several counties and cities are spending more money on libraries. Roanoke City's operating budget for libraries is the highest compared to Montgomery County, Roanoke County, and Bedford County.
    Several counties and cities are spending more money on libraries. Roanoke City's operating budget for libraries is the highest compared to Montgomery County, Roanoke County, and Bedford County.
  • Roanoke's Main Library 60% complete

    Roanoke's Main Library 60% complete

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:54 GMT
    A lot of people are waiting for the Main Library to be back open. The Director of Public Libraries Shiela Umberger says renovations are 60% done.
    A lot of people are waiting for the Main Library to be back open. The Director of Public Libraries Shiela Umberger says renovations are 60% done.
  • Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office increase presence at SML

    Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office increase presence at SML

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:50 GMT
    More law enforcement are patrolling the Smith Mountain Lake area because of the growing number of businesses. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office just moved into a larger substation on Booker T. Washington to help accommodate for the growth.
    More law enforcement are patrolling the Smith Mountain Lake area because of the growing number of businesses. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office just moved into a larger substation on Booker T. Washington to help accommodate for the growth.
  • Help Save the Next Girl expands nationwide

    Help Save the Next Girl expands nationwide

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:50 GMT
    Virginia Tech Help Save the Next Girl.Virginia Tech Help Save the Next Girl.
    A local organization that promotes safety and violence prevention for young women is growing nationwide. Help Save the Next Girl was started by Gil and Dan Harrington after their 20-year-old daughter Morgan was sexually assaulted and murdered in 2009.
    A local organization that promotes safety and violence prevention for young women is growing nationwide. Help Save the Next Girl was started by Gil and Dan Harrington after their 20-year-old daughter Morgan was sexually assaulted and murdered in 2009.
  • 7-year-old wins over hearts at Montgomery Co. Relay for Life

    7-year-old wins over hearts at Montgomery Co. Relay for Life

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:44 GMT
    She may be small, but walking around this track she's a hero. At 7-years-old, Abigal Hewitt is the youngest team captain in Montgomery county's Relay for Life history.
    She may be small, but walking around this track she's a hero. At 7-years-old, Abigal Hewitt is the youngest team captain in Montgomery county's Relay for Life history.
  • Eat for Change at Roanoke Chipotle

    Eat for Change at Roanoke Chipotle

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:34 GMT
    A fundraiser called 'Eat for Change' is happening at the Roanoke Chipotle in Towers Shopping Center. The Franklin County Humane Society will get 50% of the money from your order.
    A fundraiser called 'Eat for Change' is happening at the Roanoke Chipotle in Towers Shopping Center. The Franklin County Humane Society will get 50% of the money from your order.
  • Franklin Road Bridge replacement to cost $15 million

    Franklin Road Bridge replacement to cost $15 million

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:32 GMT
    Roanoke City operates and maintains more than 100 bridges. City engineers says the the Franklin Road Bridge is in need of major infrastructure update. The bridge was built in 1936 and has corrosion issues.
    Roanoke City operates and maintains more than 100 bridges. City engineers says the the Franklin Road Bridge is in need of major infrastructure update. The bridge was built in 1936 and has corrosion issues.
  • Roanoke River Blueway hopes to attract more people to the area

    Roanoke River Blueway hopes to attract more people to the area

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:23 GMT
    There's a new way to explore the Roanoke River this summer. The Regional Commission recently launched a Roanoke River Blueway website, interactive and printable maps.
    There's a new way to explore the Roanoke River this summer. The Regional Commission recently launched a Roanoke River Blueway website, interactive and printable maps.
  • More businesses relocating & expanding in Roanoke

    More businesses relocating & expanding in Roanoke

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:15 GMT
    Downtown Roanoke is getting more businesses in including restaurants and shops.Downtown Roanoke is getting more businesses in including restaurants and shops.
    More businesses are relocating and expanding in Roanoke. Roanoke's Economic Development Director Wayne Bowers says the department is working on triple the amount of projects this year.
    More businesses are relocating and expanding in Roanoke. Roanoke's Economic Development Director Wayne Bowers says the department is working on triple the amount of projects this year.
  • VT Coach Beamer voices support for 'Help Save the Next Girl' campaign

    VT Coach Beamer voices support for 'Help Save the Next Girl' campaign

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:06 GMT
    Coach Beamer talks about his passion for the Help Save the Next Girl campaign.Coach Beamer talks about his passion for the Help Save the Next Girl campaign.
    The legendary football coach says he has a passion for the organization that helps prevent future violence against young women. Next to all of Coach Beamers trophies and honors is a 'Help Save the Next Girl' frame.
    The legendary football coach says he has a passion for the organization that helps prevent future violence against young women. Next to all of Coach Beamers trophies and honors is a 'Help Save the Next Girl' frame.
  • Roanoke Co. mother charged in connection to 13-month-old's death

    Roanoke Co. mother charged in connection to 13-month-old's death

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:24 GMT
    The mother of a 13-month-old child killed in Roanoke County has been indicted by a grand jury. Chelsey Lawrence has been charged with felony child abuse and neglect.
    The mother of a 13-month-old child killed in Roanoke County has been indicted by a grand jury. Chelsey Lawrence has been charged with felony child abuse and neglect.
  • Roanoke Valley Broadband to cost $8.2 million over 6 years

    Roanoke Valley Broadband to cost $8.2 million over 6 years

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:06 GMT
    The consultant hired by the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority told Roanoke City Council a connection could be established by next summer. It would cost Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem, and Botetourt County $8.2 million over six years.
    The consultant hired by the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority told Roanoke City Council a connection could be established by next summer. It would cost Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem, and Botetourt County $8.2 million over six years.
  • Roanoke City talks solutions to homeless increase in new Market Square

    Roanoke City talks solutions to homeless increase in new Market Square

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:59 GMT
    Downtown Roanoke is getting more businesses in including restaurants and shops.Downtown Roanoke is getting more businesses in including restaurants and shops.
    City leaders are working together to decrease the homeless population around the new Market Square in Downtown Roanoke.
    City leaders are working together to decrease the homeless population around the new Market Square in Downtown Roanoke.
  • More calls are coming in to Roanoke County's Fire and Rescue

    More calls are coming in to Roanoke County's Fire and Rescue

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:53 GMT
    (source: RoanokeCountyVA.gov)(source: RoanokeCountyVA.gov)
     Roanoke Fire & EMS have seen a major increase in calls for service over the last five years.
     Roanoke Fire & EMS have seen a major increase in calls for service over the last five years.
  • Advance Auto Parts VP talks about impact on Roanoke

    Advance Auto Parts VP talks about impact on Roanoke

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:47 GMT
    Advance Auto Parts Senior Vp of Human Resources Tammy Finley.Advance Auto Parts Senior Vp of Human Resources Tammy Finley.
    Some of the 600 jobs going to Raleigh will be from the Roanoke office. While, jobs from Raleigh will also be relocated to Roanoke.
    Some of the 600 jobs going to Raleigh will be from the Roanoke office. While, jobs from Raleigh will also be relocated to Roanoke.

  • Illegal dumping costing taxpayers $92,000 in Franklin Co.

    Illegal dumping costing taxpayers $92,000 in Franklin Co.

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:40 GMT
    Illegal dumping is a major problem in Franklin County. It's not only a big unconvinced for county employees picking up the trash, but it ends up costing the taxpayers thousands of dollars.
    Illegal dumping is a major problem in Franklin County. It's not only a big unconvinced for county employees picking up the trash, but it ends up costing the taxpayers thousands of dollars.
  • Judge postpones decision in Harrington wrongful death suit

    Judge postpones decision in Harrington wrongful death suit

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:29 GMT
    Gil Harrington is suing a Charlottesville event company for security negligence at a Metallica Concert. With her daughter Morgan's killer still on the loose, she has questions surrounding the company in charge of "guest safety" at the concert in 2009.
    Gil Harrington is suing a Charlottesville event company for security negligence at a Metallica Concert. With her daughter Morgan's killer still on the loose, she has questions surrounding the company in charge of "guest safety" at the concert in 2009.
  • Salem City Councils raises taxes

    Salem City Councils raises taxes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:29 GMT
    (SALEM) -- People living in Salem will see a tax increase.alem City Council voted to raise personal property taxes by five cents.
    (SALEM) -- People living in Salem will see a tax increase.alem City Council voted to raise personal property taxes by five cents.
  • Families of Missing & Murdered Unite: SPECIAL REPORT

    Families of Missing & Murdered Unite: SPECIAL REPORT

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:22:07 GMT
    The families of Alexis Murphy, Morgan Harrington, and Dashad 'Sage' Smith all came together for the discussion.
    The families of Alexis Murphy, Morgan Harrington, and Dashad 'Sage' Smith all came together for the discussion.
  • Every Second Counts Initiative supported by missing & murdered families

    Every Second Counts Initiative supported by missing & murdered families

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:22:07 GMT
    Several families of the missing and murdered in our area are supporting the 'Every Second Counts' legislation. The legislation aims at increasing police response times and developing a more coordinated response with law enforcement no matter where the child lives
    Several families of the missing and murdered in our area are supporting the 'Every Second Counts' legislation. The legislation aims at increasing police response times and developing a more coordinated response with law enforcement no matter where the child lives
  • Rocky Mount man pleads guilty to second-degree murder of 3-month-old

    Rocky Mount man pleads guilty to second-degree murder of 3-month-old

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:22:06 GMT
    A Rocky Mount man pleads quilting to the second-degree murder of a 3-month-old. Xavier Craighead, 21, could face up to 40 years in prison.
    A Rocky Mount man pleads quilting to the second-degree murder of a 3-month-old. Xavier Craighead, 21, could face up to 40 years in prison.
  • Pulaski father indicted for capital murder of infant son

    Pulaski father indicted for capital murder of infant son

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:22:06 GMT
    Corey ColeCorey Cole
    Howard Samuel Cole has been charged with the capital murder and illegal disposal of a body.Hisson Corey Cole was found dead in the woods in Pulaski.
    Howard Samuel Cole has been charged with the capital murder and illegal disposal of a body.Hisson Corey Cole was found dead in the woods in Pulaski.
  • Shortage at Wythe Rescue Squad leaves victims without EMS services

    Shortage at Wythe Rescue Squad leaves victims without EMS services

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:20:10 GMT
    Some people in Wythe County are concerned after hearing the Wythe County Rescue Squad may be shutting down. The Wythe County Rescue Squad planned to shutdown in a week because of a lack of funding. However, during an emergency meeting Monday, the board of directors decided on a temporary extention until April 17th.
    Some people in Wythe County are concerned after hearing the Wythe County Rescue Squad may be shutting down. The Wythe County Rescue Squad planned to shutdown in a week because of a lack of funding. However, during an emergency meeting Monday, the board of directors decided on a temporary extention until April 17th.
  • Missing & Murdered: Cara Holley's parents speak out for the first time

    Missing & Murdered: Cara Holley's parents speak out for the first time

    Monday, June 30 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-06-30 22:44:02 GMT
    Cara Holley was horrifically murdered by a high school classmate in Roanoke County. It's almost four years later and her parents Michael Holley and Lisa Cowling still can't believe she's gone.
    Cara Holley was horrifically murdered by a high school classmate in Roanoke County. It's almost four years later and her parents Michael Holley and Lisa Cowling still can't believe she's gone.
  • Details of Padgett's confession to police of Cara Holley's murder

    Details of Padgett's confession to police of Cara Holley's murder

    Monday, June 30 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-06-30 22:44:02 GMT
    Today was day two of sentencing for the man convicted of raping and murdering 18-year-old Cara Holley. Shane Padgett could face the death penalty for his crimes. Investigators say Holley's body was found dumped in a wooded area off Crandall Road in Franklin County.
    Today was day two of sentencing for the man convicted of raping and murdering 18-year-old Cara Holley. Shane Padgett could face the death penalty for his crimes. Investigators say Holley's body was found dumped in a wooded area off Crandall Road in Franklin County.
  • Man convicted in Cara Holley's murder in Roanoke County court

    Man convicted in Cara Holley's murder in Roanoke County court

    Monday, June 30 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-06-30 22:44:02 GMT
    The man convicted in the murder of Roanoke County teen Cara Holley was in court Tuesday for a motion hearing. A judge found Shane Padgett guilty on ten charges including rape and capital murder back in September.
    The man convicted in the murder of Roanoke County teen Cara Holley was in court Tuesday for a motion hearing. A judge found Shane Padgett guilty on ten charges including rape and capital murder back in September.
  • Several women testify Padgett contacted them before murdering Cara Holley

    Several women testify Padgett contacted them before murdering Cara Holley

    Monday, June 30 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-06-30 22:44:02 GMT
    We learned in court that the man convicted for raping and killing 18-year-old Cara Holley also contacted several other young women before the murder. Five women in their twenties testified that Shane Padgett had asked them to hang out through social media in the weeks or days leading up to Holley's murder.
    We learned in court that the man convicted for raping and killing 18-year-old Cara Holley also contacted several other young women before the murder. Five women in their twenties testified that Shane Padgett had asked them to hang out through social media in the weeks or days leading up to Holley's murder.
  • Defense expert claims combination of drugs led to Padgett brutally killing Cara Holley

    Defense expert claims combination of drugs led to Padgett brutally killing Cara Holley

    Monday, June 30 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-06-30 22:44:02 GMT
    An expert witness says a combination of drugs caused Shane Padgett to become psychotic and then beat, rape, and murder 18-year-old Cara Holley.  It's an analysis Judge James Swanson didn't appear to accept in court.
    An expert witness says a combination of drugs caused Shane Padgett to become psychotic and then beat, rape, and murder 18-year-old Cara Holley.  It's an analysis Judge James Swanson didn't appear to accept in court.
  • Cara Holley's family reacts to Padgett's life sentence

    Cara Holley's family reacts to Padgett's life sentence

    Monday, June 30 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-06-30 22:44:02 GMT
    Cara Holley and her mom Lisa Cowling. Cara Holley and her mom Lisa Cowling.
    The man convicted of beating, raping, and murdering 18-year-old Cara Holley will now grow old and likely die behind bars. It's a decision Cara Holley's family hoped would  have ended in the death penalty.
    The man convicted of beating, raping, and murdering 18-year-old Cara Holley will now grow old and likely die behind bars. It's a decision Cara Holley's family hoped would  have ended in the death penalty.
  • Former Roanoke Co. firefighter to serve 19 years for sex crimes against two minors

    Former Roanoke Co. firefighter to serve 19 years for sex crimes against two minors

    Thursday, January 16 2014 6:27 PM EST2014-01-16 23:27:56 GMT
    A former Roanoke County firefighter is sentenced to 19 years in prison for committing sex crimes against two minors.
    A former Roanoke County firefighter is sentenced to 19 years in prison for committing sex crimes against two minors.
  • Man robs Bedford County convenience store

    Man robs Bedford County convenience store

    Sunday, January 12 2014 3:06 PM EST2014-01-12 20:06:13 GMT
    The incident happened at 11 p.m. at the Fast Mart #3 on Smith Mountain Lake Parkway.
    The incident happened at 11 p.m. at the Fast Mart #3 on Smith Mountain Lake Parkway.
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