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WDBJ7 Staff Writer | June 20, 2012
Police in Roanoke are investigating a shooting. It happened on Tuesday a little after 10 p.m When police responded to the 3400 block of Melrose Avenue, they found a man who had been shoot. 23-year-old Steven Ragland says the shooting happened on 36th street. He was taken to the hospital, there is no word on his condition. No arrests have been made. Anyone with any information is asked to call police.
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June 18, 2010
Police in Roanoke are investigating after a body was found outside of a home Friday morning. Police were called to a home in the 1700 block of 11th Street around 11:00. The body was said to have been discovered in the backyard. No further information is available at this time. Stay with News 7 for the latest.
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Hollani Davis and Anchor/Reporter | February 17, 2012
Police say a shooting Friday afternoon in Roanoke wasn't random at all, but they aren't disclosing the motive.     Officers arrested Ronald Bonds after they say he shot a man in the 1600 block of Melrose Avenue around five o'clock.     Bonds is facing at least two charges including malicious wounding.     The victim was taken to the hospital.  There's no word on his condition.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | May 23, 2013
Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a garage to catch on fire. The garage was not attached to the house on Richard Lane at Cannady Road in northeast Roanoke. The fire spread quickly through the rafters and up to the roof. Firefighters didn't say what was inside that garage. None of them got hurt putting out the fire.
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October 17, 2011
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WDBJ7 Staff Writer | May 26, 2013
A family in Roanoke has about $20,000 in damage to their home after a fire. It happened just after 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning on Ventnor Road. When crews arrived they found a deck on fire. 5 people were evacuated from two different homes; they were able to return. No one was hurt. The fire was accidental and was caused by an ember that escaped from an outside metal fireplace. The deck was a total loss. 2 houses, 2 cars, a carport and storage shed also received fire damage.
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News 7 Web Staff | November 4, 2011
The Roanoke City Police department has arrested man who they believe snatched a woman's purse outside of the CVS on Colonial Avenue on Thursday night. Sal White, 25, of Roanoke, has been charged with robbery. The Roanoke City Police department says he assaulted the woman and then took her purse. The victim was not hurt.
NEWS
March 14, 2010
If you want a Cheeburger Cheeburger, you'll have to look somewhere outside of Roanoke. The Tanglewood Mall location abruptly closed this weekend. Employees inside cleaning up couldn't tell us why. A sign makes it clear, though. The location is closed, but the chain hopes to have the opportunity to serve customers again in the future. The restaurant opened in the fall of 2007.
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May 15, 2010
Tails are wagging once against at the dog park in Highland Park in Roanoke. It reopened Saturday after closing in March for renovations. New sod could was put down and a brick patio was built. The dog park first opened one year ago.
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Hollani Davis and WDBJ7 Anchor/Reporter | June 26, 2013
Many have long said it can't be done.  Taking someone who's gay and making them straight.  But last week there was a bombshell announcement when the president of the oldest and largest religious group that preached reparative therapy said same-sex attractions, including his, don't go away.. "I think it probably provides validation.  It might boost our self esteem a little bit to have others acknowledge what we've seen all along," says Richard Sifton, with Roanoke's Diversity Center.
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David Kaplan and WDBJ7 Reporter | June 26, 2013
Our newsroom received several calls around 11 this morning about police scanning vehicles near Fishburn Park Elementary School in Roanoke. It was just a role-playing drill. State Police's counter-terrorism unit, the Virginia Department of Health and the Department of Homeland Security were holding an exercise for radiation detection, according to State Police Sergeant Robert Carpentieri. Traffic was backed up briefly because of the drill.
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Melissa Gaona and WDBJ7 Multimedia Journalist | June 26, 2013
Real Experiences Affecting Change (R.E.A.C.H) is a non-profit agency focused on restoring hope, alleviating loneliness, and empowering individuals. For one week, a youth group from northern Virginia will come to Roanoke to help out folks all throughout the area. Their first stop is the Roanoke Rescue Mission where students will serve breakfast to the residents at the homeless shelter. The rest of the week will be spent helping homeless children at a local daycare. R.E.A.C.H.
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Joe Dashiell and Reporter | June 26, 2013
If it's Wednesday, chances are you'll find Bill Gordge working on a local trail.   Gordge is the leader of the Mid-Week Crew, a group that helps build and maintain trails in the Roanoke area. And this year, he's also the winner of a statewide conservation award from Cox Communications. The Cox Conserves Hero award came with a 10-thousand dollar contribution that will go to the group Pathfinders for Greenways.   "The greenways movement is gaining momentum daily," Gordge told us Wednesday afternoon.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | June 26, 2013
Angels of Assisi is launching a new community outreach program to provide free services to low income communities, called Angels in Action. The program is modeled after the Humane Society of the United States "Pets for Life" initiative, with the goal of providing veterinary services directly to low income communities.  This program has been very successful in large cities, including Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Angels in Action will provide ongoing neighborhood outreach and offer free or very low cost services including humane education, spay/neuter surgeries, and wellness care.
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WDBJ7 Staff Writer | June 23, 2013
UPDATE: 1:13p.m. Crews continue to work on water main break that has tied up traffic in Roanoke. Sarah Baumgardner from the Western Virginia Water Authority tells WDBJ7 the line has been repaired, now crews are working on the road restoration portion of the project. Detours and closures on the Orange Avenue near Gus Nick Boulevard will continue until road patching is done. Baumgardner says the pipe is from the 1950s and this is a classic break crews see in this type of pipe.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | June 21, 2013
The United Way of Roanoke Valley's "Day of Action" is Friday. Around two hundred people have signed up to volunteer in a numer of service projects. For example, volunteers will clean up Roanoke's greenways and sort and serve food at a local food pantry among many other things.    
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | June 21, 2013
Be on the look out for bikes in our area for the next week or so. The Bike Virginia event starts Friday and runs until Wednesday. There will be rides every day of varying lengths and difficulties. They'll be focused around the cities of Roanoke, Lexington, and Buena Vista, and Botetourt County.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | June 21, 2013
Power has been restored to all 1,500 Appalachian Power customers following an outage Friday morning. At this point it's not clear what caused the outage. ============================ Original story from 10:45 a.m. Friday As of Friday at 11 a.m., nearly 1,500 Appalachian Power customers in Roanoke do not have electricity. A company spokesperson says there is a breaker issue at the Walnut Avenue Substation. Right now, crews are working to fix the problem. They hope to have the power back on by noon Friday.
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