Park and Ride lot at exit 118 on Interstate-81 is moving

VDOT-LogoCommuters who use the I-81 Park and Ride lot near Falling Branch Elementary School at exit 118 will have to relocate as of tomorrow…moved in large part because of concerns from parents of children at the school. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has details:

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Roanoke Railhouse asks for help opening new taproom

Roanoke Railhouse LogoAs the Roanoke Railhouse Brewery gets closer to opening its taproom on Franklin Road, it’s making a last call…but not for alcohol. President Steve Davidson says the best case scenario for an open date is the third week in August. But he says mostly likely it will be September 1st…just in time for football. The Brewery would like help sprucing up the place.

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Click below to hear an extended conversation with Roanoke Railhouse Brewery President Steve Davidson:

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Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

Former Virginia
Gov. Bob McDonnell

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A key witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that he made a mistake when he bought a Rolex watch for the governor at the first lady’s request. Businessman Jonnie Williams said Thursday that he thought it was wrong to buy the watch and didn’t want people to know. The watch was passed to the jury, where each juror briefly handled and inspected it. Williams said the watch cost between $6,000 and $7,000. The watch is an important piece of evidence because it represents a tangible chunk of the more than $165,000 in secret gifts prosecutors say the McDonnells received from Williams. Other monetary gifts and loans can’t be presented in court for jurors to hold.  In exchange for the gifts, prosecutors say the McDonnells promoted Williams’ products.

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Salem police seek larceny suspect

Salem suspect 1 thumbSalem suspect 2 thumbFrom Salem Police Department:

Salem Police are asking for assistance in identifying this white male in these photos who may be involved in a Larceny. This subject may be driving a dark colored Chevy pickup truck. If anyone has information in regards to this case please call the Salem Police at 540-375-3083 or the Roanoke Valley Crime Line at 540-344-8500.

 

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