AP source: Grant accepts Olympic bid, pushes US roster to 12
USA Basketball now has a full 12-man roster for the Tokyo Games, after Chicago’s Zach LaVine and Detroit’s Jerami Grant accepted invitations Wednesday to join the team that will try to win the program’s fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal.
Authorities arrest New River Valley man wanted for sex crimes against a child
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. – Authorities have arrested a local man who was wanted by U.S. Marshals for forcible sodomy with a child less than 13 years old, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Kareem Grant was arrested in Radford on Wednesday afternoon. The warrant for his arrest was dated October 27. The Sheriff’s Office posted on social media earlier Wednesday asking for the public’s help in locating Grant.
Carilion Clinic receives nearly $1M to expand telemedicine to rural communities
“It’s another tool in our toolbox," said Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Dr. Stephen Morga. The grant allows Carilion to create Virtual Care Centers so patients who live far away from specialty doctors can go to a medical office closer to home. “Folks that have to take a bus or don’t have their own transportation really find it hard to get in routinely for medical care. Carilion plans to educate patients about the technology so they could use it from home. Carilion plans to implement the changes and technology starting at the beginning of 2021.
Drive-by food pantry feeds hundreds of Roanoke families
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Rain or shine, a local nonprofit and a group of volunteers' were determined to help feed hungry families on Friday in Roanoke. Feeding Southwest Virginia hosted a drive-by food pantry distribution in Roanoke County thanks to a $22,000 grant from Wells Fargo. Hundreds of people, including Maurice Stimeson, waited in line to get boxes of fresh produce, emergency meals and non-perishable food staples. “A box of food and fresh fruits and vegetables always brings a smile," said Irvine. There will be another drive-by food pantry on Friday, Oct. 2.
MythBusters host Grant Imahara dies at 49
Mythbusters host Grant Imahara has died, according to the Discovery Channel. The Hollywood Reporter reported that Imahara died of a brain aneurysm. His former MythBusters co-host Adam Savage tweeted that grant was a brilliant engineer, artist, and performer and working with him was so much fun. Ive been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years. Grant was a truly brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also just such a generous, easygoing, and gentle PERSON.
She should be dead: Friends, colleagues react to realtors attack at open house
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. Kathryn Bishop was in disbelief when she got a call that her good friend and roommate, Lenora Farrington, was in the hospital after a violent attack. Bishop and Grant said that he then attacked Lenora and hit her in the head about ten times. Captain Jon Wilks with the Bedford County Sheriffs Office said its still an active investigation. The question of why this had to happen to such a kind and strong woman haunts Grant and Bishop. The Bedford County Sheriffs Office, Keller Williams and the local Chamber of Commerce plan to discuss ways to improve safety for real estate agents in the region.
Suspect arrested after an assault on a realtor showing property at an open house in Bedford County
UPDATE:A man has been arrested after a realtor was assaulted near Smith Mountain Lake State Park. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office obtained warrants on and arrested 34-year-old Dustin R. Holdren of Roanoke, Virginia on Sunday. “We host open houses, and I host open houses myself, and sometimes you just can’t control who comes through the door.”Grewe recommends realtors never show houses alone in the wake of this assault. The sheriff’s office says Holdren is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail under no bond. According to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, a realtor called police stating they had been assaulted while showing an open house at Mariners Landing Subdivision in Huddleston near Smith Mountain Lake.
Amy Grant has open heart surgery to fix heart condition
NASHVILLE, Tenn. A publicist for Amy Grant says the contemporary Christian singer had open heart surgery on Wednesday to fix a heart condition she has had since birth. Doctors discovered Grant had a heart condition called partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) during a routine checkup. Grant, who is married to country singer Vince Gill, is six-time Grammy winner with well known crossover pop hits like Baby, Baby, Every Heartbeat and That's What Love is For."
Why El Paso Hero Was Arrested by Secret Service Agents When He Showed Up to Get Award: Report
A man who was hailed a hero during the Walmart shooting in El Paso, Texas, this summer isnt "accurate," according to police. The account he gave to CNN was "inaccurate," El Paso police said in a statement. Nobody bothered to check with us, El Paso police spokesman Enrique Carrillo told the Washington Examiner. Twenty two people were killed in the Walmart shooting, another 24 were wounded. RELATED STORIESMan Who Lost Wife in El Paso Shooting Sees Thousands of Strangers at Her MemorialLady Gaga Is Funding Classroom Projects in El Paso, Dayton and Gilroy in Wake of ShootingsEl Paso Walmart Manager 'Just Wanted to Save as Many People' During Shooting
Wounded El Paso hero reunited with CBP agent who saved his life
Though his mom is "a gun-wielding grandma," she made the unusual decision Saturday morning to leave her Smith & Wesson .38 Special at home, since they were "just going to Walmart," Grant said. As his mother hustled to safety at the back of the store, Grant decided he would try to deter the shooter. Reunited with Grant a day later, Sifford said: "We bonded out there, and I'm just happy to see he's doing well." "If I could trade my life for that little girl's life I saw killed, I would do it in a second," Grant said. My life is almost over, so I would have traded my life for that life any day of the week.
Hill City Scene: Come fly to a wine festival and enjoy even more music
Beginning Friday night, you'll be able to take in the legendary career of Frank Sinatra as "My Way" opens in Lynchburg. Tickets start at $27. Starting at 10 a.m., enjoy this uniquely themed wine festival with activities for the whole family. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Academy of Music Theatre. Tickets start at $35Want to know what else is happening in the Hill City?