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  • Man dead after shooting on Blue Ridge Parkway (Roanoke, VA)

    04/10/2018 10:33:47 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | April 10, 2018 | Amy Friedenberger
    Facebook Twitter Email Print Save A man died after being shot on the Blue Ridge Parkway Tuesday during what an official described as a possible road rage incident. Chief Ranger Neal Labrie said two men were driving near mile marker 116, near Explore Park, about 10:15 a.m. when a road rage incident resulted in a shooting. Roanoke County police arrived to the scene within about 15 minutes. “We understand that one presented a weapon and the other responded with shooting,” Labrie said. One man was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he died. His name has not been released,...
  • Two sent to hospital in downtown Roanoke (VA) dog attack

    03/29/2018 10:56:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    WSLS TV 10 ^ | March 29, 2018 | Thom Brewer
    ROANOKE, Va. - Two people are in the hospital after a dog attacked them on the streets of downtown Roanoke Thursday morning. Witnesses say a man and woman were standing on 1st Street near Campbell Avenue when the dog approached them. They said the dog seemed friendly at first but then attacked the woman. The pair tried to fight it off but it would not release the woman. The dog attacked another man who tried to help. It tore his arm and refused to let go. Bystanders unsuccessfully used a cane, a hammer, and pepper spray on the animal. It...
  • Virginia Social Worker: I Was Fired Over My Concealed Carry Permit

    03/10/2018 7:14:17 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/10/2018 | Matt Vespa
    The National Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit over Florida’s new gun law, which increases the age to buy rifles in the state from 18 to 21. Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill yesterday. Yet, the pro-Second Amendment organization should consider joining another lawsuit in Virginia, where a social worker was reportedly fired for being a concealed carry holder. On Facebook yesterday, Storm Durham, a social services worker, described how three Roanoke police officers escorted her out of her office. She said some of the officers had accompanied her on child services visits. Durham was also not allowed to...
  • Pro-Life 15-Year-Old Punched in Face

    12/03/2017 12:58:31 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 03, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Students for Life of America has released a disgusting new video showing a 15-year-old pro-life student who was punched in the face by an unidentified woman after standing outside a Planned Parenthood in an effort to prevent abortions. Purity Thomas is a member of Students for Life of America, in Roanoke, Virginia. On Saturday, she was praying and speaking to women in hopes of changing their hearts and saving their children from abortion near a Planned Parenthood abortion facility. Suddenly, a bystander walked up threateningly to Purity. The woman claimed she would "beat her up" and "f**k her up", according...
  • Humm Kombucha to establish East Coast HQ in Roanoke, create 50 new jobs (Virginia)

    11/01/2017 10:41:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WSLS-TV ^ | October 31, 2017 | Jessica Jewell
    Ultimately, company is expected to create total of 110 additional jobs ROANOKE, Va. - A $10 million investment and 50 new jobs are coming to Roanoke. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday afternoon that Humm Kombucha, a kombucha tea company, will be opening a facility in Roanoke. Excitement is already brewing about Humm establishing its East Coast headquarters in Roanoke. The company started looking at the Star City about four months ago and said Roanoke is the perfect place to grow the company. Humm Kombucha is one of the fastest-growing kombucha companies in the country and is expected to have a...
  • (Vanity/Various) Vegas Shooter Has Department of Defense Connections

    10/04/2017 4:56:58 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 120 replies
    If you look at the website flightaware.com and search a tail number N5343M you will see that the number belongs to a SR 20 that at one time was registered to Stephen C. Paddock of Mesquite, TX and Henderson, NV. Our shooter. You will see that it is currently registered to a company out of Roanoke, VA named Volant LLC. This company works with the "Defense/Intelligence" community per their website. http://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N5343M It gets better. The registration is listed as active, but the last flight for the aircraft was three years ago. They only show the flight when a flight plan...
  • Vandalism strikes Roanoke's (VA) Robert E. Lee monument

    09/14/2017 7:14:51 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | September 14, 2017 | Luanne Rife and Matt Chittum
    To remove the vandalism, city crews power-washed the Robert E. Lee monument in downtown Roanoke. The Robert E. Lee monument across from the Roanoke municipal building was vandalized overnight with the message “Rest in power Heather Heyer” scrawled across the face of the obelisk in red paint, according to a Roanoke official. Citing a police report, Assistant Roanoke City Manager Sherman Stovall said an employee of WSLS (Channel 10) noticed the vandalism and reported to police at 4:46 a.m. Thursday. Police arrived minutes later and contacted city maintenance workers. By 9 a.m., city crews had power-washed the monument and...
  • Timmy Kaine in Roanoke/Salem on Sat. July 22

    07/20/2017 9:07:03 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 11 replies
    Roanoke College email
    U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, who represents Virginia in the U.S. Senate, will hold an outdoor forum on Saturday, July 22 at 11 am in Luther Plaza outside the Cregger Center. While many of our students, faculty and staff are not on campus at this time, we wanted to inform everyone so those who are interested might attend. As an educational institution, Roanoke College has a long history of presenting events to the Roanoke Valley region with an emphasis on civil discourse. RSVP is encouraged but not required. RSVP directly to Senator Kaine’s office at TimKaine.com/healthcare. Parking will be available in...
  • Thug beats his pregnant girlfriend on crutches so violently her SKULL is exposed [tr]

    06/30/2017 10:23:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2017 | Alice Evans
    Horrific CCTV footage has been released of the moment a thug exposed his pregnant girlfriend's skull when he viciously beat her up at a convenience store. Jamar Bernard Woody, 35, launched the brutal attack on Shatory Irving in Roanoke, Virginia, in June last year. The 26-year-old victim was three months pregnant and dependent on crutches because of a broken ankle.
  • Gubernatorial hopeful Frank Wagner pushes infrastructure investments

    05/20/2017 10:56:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | May 5, 2017 | Carmen Forman
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Frank Wagner visited Roanoke Friday to pitch his campaign message of improving transportation infrastructure in order to create more jobs across Virginia.At a Roanoke County Republican Committee luncheon, Wagner, a GOP state senator from Virginia Beach, discussed his proposal to raise the gas tax for projects like widening Interstate 81 and building Interstate 73 and the Coalfields Expressway.Yes, he’s a rare Republican calling for a tax increase. He understands the irony. Building up major pathways in and out of Southwest Virginia will improve the business climate, he said.In the economically depressed Southside region , adding broadband and...
  • Federal prosecutors to monitor Western Virginia election fraud complaints

    11/02/2016 9:16:12 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | October 31, 2016 | Carmen Forman
    Three federal prosecutors will monitor claims of election fraud and voting rights abuse in the western half of the state this November. U.S. Attorney John Fishwick appointed Assistant U.S. Attorneys Charlene Day, Ronald Huber and Jennie Waering to serve as election officers for the district. The appointments come as part of the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day program for deterring election discrimination and fraud at the polls during the Nov. 8 presidential election. “Every citizen must be able to vote without interference or discrimination and to have that vote counted without it being stolen because of fraud,” Fishwick said. “The...
  • Suspect in Roanoke County, (VA) stabbing case sent for psychiatric evaluation (Aloha Snackbar)

    10/20/2016 9:43:44 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | October 19. 2016 | Alicia Petska
    Wasil Rafat Farooqui His attorney asked that he be evaluated after a man and a woman were stabbed in Roanoke County’s Pines Apartments. A Roanoke County man charged with attacking two people with a knife has been sent to a state psychiatric hospital for evaluation. Wasil Rafat Farooqui, 20, was transferred to Central State Hospital in Petersburg after his attorney, Sheila Moheb, asked that he be assessed. A judge granted the motion Oct. 13, said Roanoke County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Leach. Leach’s office didn’t object, but asked that Farooqui be sent to a secure facility. Central State houses Virginia’s only...
  • Trump makes pitch to African-Americans at Roanoke rally

    09/26/2016 6:20:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    AMI Newswire ^ | September 25, 2016 | Norman Leahy
    Gravis Marketing poll of Colorado. Trump +4, 41% to 37%
  • Live: Donald J. Trump rally in Roanoke, VA at the Berglund Center. Coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET.

    09/24/2016 4:35:00 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 424 replies
    Saturday, September 24, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump rally in Roanoke, VA at the Berglund Center. Live coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Berglund Center
  • Landlord says FBI searched [Virginia] home rented by father of NY bombing suspect

    09/23/2016 6:02:38 AM PDT · by AppyPappy · 22 replies
    A Salem resident and local landlord said the Federal Bureau of Investigation contacted her Monday after learning that the father of a man suspected of carrying out bombings in New York and New Jersey rented a Roanoke property she owns.
  • Roanoke (VA) vandalism gets high marks from new anti-gun group (The Betsy Riot)

    09/01/2016 10:49:36 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | August 31, 2016 | Dan Casey
    An anonymous group called "The Betsy Riot," encourages anti-gun pranks and vandalism all over the country. "We are infuriated by slaughter, and by the ignorant, violent, racist, sexist, fear-mongering gun culture that enables it, and by the overly polite and deferential failed attempts to quell it. We are here to change that," they told me in an email. The Betsy Riot | From Facebook Vandalism painted Saturday on a retaining wall outside Roanoke lawyer Mel Williams’ office on Third Street in the Old Southwest neighborhood. The photo was carried on the Facebook page of The Betsy Riot, a new anti-gun...
  • UPDATE: Roanoke County stabbing suspect was hearing voices before attack

    08/23/2016 5:52:28 PM PDT · by topfile · 21 replies
    WDBJ7 ^ | Tue 7:09 PM, Aug 23, 2016 | Web Staff
    The warrant says Wasil Farooqui told police he left his home on Pelham Drive Saturday "to clear his head" and took a butcher knife from the kitchen. He drove about a mile to The Pines apartments and parked. Farooqui said he began hearing voices telling him he was stupid and to attack people. Snip A source told CBS News that Farooqui has been on the FBI’s radar for several months and is believed to be self-radicalized. The source also told CBS News that Farooqui tried to go to Syria earlier this year, but only got as far as Europe. That...
  • POLICE: Roanoke County stabbing suspect yelled "Allah Akbar" during attack (Virginia)

    08/22/2016 7:31:20 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 46 replies
    wdbj7.com ^ | August 22, 2016
    The FBI is now involved in a stabbing investigation in Roanoke County. Wasil Farooqui is charged in the incident that seriously hurt a man and woman at the The Pines Apartments on Saturday. Witnesses told police that during the attack Farooqui was yelling "Allah Akbar."
  • Roanoke (VA) area receives 21 Syrian refugees since May, part of nationwide surge

    08/04/2016 8:12:27 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | August 3, 2016 | Alicia Petska
    After a sluggish start, the United States has ramped up its number of Syrian refugee admissions, putting it within reach of meeting President Barack Obama’s goal of taking in 10,000 Syrians by the end of the federal fiscal year. The surge has included resettling 21 Syrian refugees in the Roanoke region over the past three months, a significant uptick from last year’s total of just two admissions. Roanoke has long been a hub for arriving refugees, with more than 800 accepted in the past five years, according to U.S. State Department data. The acceleration of Syrian refugee admissions nationwide...
  • Full: Donald Trump & Mike Pence Town Hall in Roanoke, VA (7-25-16)

    07/25/2016 9:27:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 5 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Jul 25, 2016
    Full replay of the Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence Town hall event in Roanoke, VA at the Hotel Roanoke & Convention Center.