See something, say something: Anonymous tip lines successful in stopping possible school threats, attackers
School districts around the country are working to beef up security measures. This school year, safety of students is top of mind more than ever. That's why school systems like Roanoke City are having to rethink the way they do things.
The 24 Best Mountain Towns in the U.S., Ranked
From Lake Placid to Cordova and some select places in between, here’s our (highly subjective) list of the nation’s best mountain towns. Before telling us where we went wrong, please take a moment to acknowledge the courage and gall it takes to attempt such an impossible feat.outsideonline.com
Take it to the grave: Roanoke man wants to be buried in Wrigley’s Gum casket - and it looks like he’ll get his wish
That’s the case for one Roanoke man who’s known to share Wrigley’s Gum with everyone he meets. John has been in Roanoke for a few months to be by Suttie’s side as his health declines. Suttie asked Sammy Oakey at Oakey’s Funeral Home to have his casket painted like the iconic gum box. And before he knew it, hundreds of packs of gum were on their way to Roanoke, and he had good news to share. Suttie’s family said his health is improving, and that’s a good thing, because they need someone to give away all the gum.
US prison populations down 8% amid coronavirus outbreak
Former Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women inmate Stephanie Parris sits in Market Square on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Roanoke, Va. Parris was finishing a two-year prison sentence for a probation violation when she heard shed be going home three weeks early because of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Video shows naked triple homicide suspect running from Virginia police
ROANOKE, Virginia - Matthew Bernard, 18, is accused of murdering his mother, sister, nephew and a dog on Tuesday morning in Pittsylvania County. The officer called for backup when a neighbor told police she saw Bernard run naked toward a church. Deputies tried unsuccessfully to pepper-spray Bernard but, according to the neighbor, the suspect didn't react to the spray. Approximately 100 officers responded to the scene where Bernard was seen running around naked, WSLS reported. Just an all-around perfect kid, in my opinion," Matthew's uncle Bryant Bernard told WSLS.
Virginia news crew mourned as new shooting details emerge
Tributes continue to pour in for reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward of CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. Both were killed in the Wednesday morning ambush on live television. CBS News is also learning more about the gunman's actions following the deadly shooting, as well as his rocky employment history. Jeff Pegues reports from Moneta, Virginia.cbsnews.com
Gunman kills two Virginia journalists during live TV interview
A gunman opened fire during a live report on CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were killed. The shooting happened at a shopping center in Moneta. Police are still hunting for the shooter. Elaine Quijano reports.cbsnews.com