The Daily News Leader
Report: Va. officer justified in fatal shooting
A special prosecutor says an Altavista police officer who fatally shot an armed 83-year-old woman acted properly.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Power Returns to All Lynchburg Residents, APCO Crews Continue to Work
Only about 500 customers remain without power as of Monday morning, four days after storms knocked out power to 175,000 homes and businesses in Virginia.
Tractor Trailer Accident in Roanoke County Causes Delays
Roanoke Co., VA - Traffic is very slow moving on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County due to an accident involving a tractor trailer.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
Little Green Footballs
Snowden Wanted the Washington Post to Vouch for Him With a "Foreign Embassy"
A fascinating tidbit in the Washington Post's latest story on NSA leaker Edward Snowden: Snowden wanted the Washington Post to publish online a cryptographic key that he could use to prove to a foreign embassy that he was the source of the documents: Code Name 'Verax': Snowden, in Exchanges With Post Reporter, Made Clear He Knew Risks .
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Former timber exec pleads guilty to fraud
The former vice president of a Rocky Mountain timber company faces up to five years in prison for stealing nearly $1.9 million from the company's lender and an undetermined amount from a subsequent employer.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Stars and Stripes
Bedford's D-Day sacrifices remembered
The knock came while the Hoback family prepared for church on a Sunday in mid-July 1944.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Special Olympics Torch Run Moves Through Roanoke
Roanoke, Co., VA - Police officers around the state are making the trek to Richmond for the Special Olympics this weekend.
New Roanoke Co. Trail Officially Opens
Roanoke Co., VA - The final step in the completion of Roanoke County's "South County Library" is now complete.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA 147 PM EDT SUN JUN 2 2013 ROANOKE VA-FRANKLIN VA- 147 PM EDT SUN JUN 2 2013 ...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 215 PM EDT FOR SOUTHEASTERN ROANOKE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA... NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA... AT 135 PM EDT...TRAINED ... (more)
Thu May 30, 2013
Firefighters Free Dog From Drain Pipe in Roanoke
Roanoke Co., VA - Roanoke County firefighters had to free a dog stuck in a drain pipe Thursday morning on Forest Acre Court.
Tribe suit is settled
A federal lawsuit filed by an American Indian tribal government against the city of Martinsville and other defendants involved in a raid is being settled.
Fri May 24, 2013
Vinton Lockdowns at Schools Lifted, Police Still Looking for Suspect
Roanoke Co., VA - Roanoke County officials have lifted the lockdowns at William Byrd High School and William Byrd Middle School in Vinton Friday.