Police want to know what sex offender was doing in Roanoke day care center

James Floyd IV

James Floyd IV

State Police are working to determine whether a convicted child sex offender interacted at all with children at a Roanoke day care center. Police an anonymous tip led them to the Shining Star Family Center where they found James Floyd IV using a computer. Floyd is on the state’s violent sex offender registry and is not permitted in day care centers. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Crime rate in Roanoke City has been subject of some debate

Roanoke-PoliceOne of the few areas of contention among Roanoke City Council candidates at several forums seemed to center on interpreting crime rate trends. WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Credit card thieves may be targeting I81 corridor

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Authorities are asking for help identifying two men suspected of using stolen credit cards at stores in multiple jurisdictions. Police say the men may be targeting college campuses along the Interstate 81 corridor.

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Two chilly W&L students rescued after getting lost in wilderness area

Devil's Marbleyard (RoanokeOutside.com)

Devil’s Marbleyard
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NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (AP) _ An emergency official says two Washington & Lee University students were chilly but uninjured after they became lost while hiking and spent the night in the James River Face Wilderness.  Rockbridge County Emergency Management coordinator Robert Foresman says searchers reached the students around 4:15 a.m. Thursday at Devil’s Marbleyard.  Foresman says the students were among four who were hiking at Devil’s Marbleyard on Wednesday evening when they became lost. The other two students were quickly found.   He says one student rescued Thursday was wearing a T-shirt and shorts. Temperatures dropped to around 28 degrees Wednesday night.   One firefighter twisted a knee during the search. Another was taken to a hospital after feeling ill. Devil’s Marbleyard is an inclined rock field of boulders.

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