Small houses are big these days on cable channels like HGTV, and they are now starting to pop up in the Roanoke Valley. By present-day standards, these homes are tiny indeed, as WFIR’s Evan Jones reports.
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Virginia Tech Police say threatening e-mails sent to many campus addresses in late August originated from a South American country, although police do not name which one. Similar e-mails were sent to many others colleges as well. Officials say federal and foreign authorities have taken primary roles in the investigation.
From Virginia Tech Police: Working with state and federal partners, the Virginia Tech Police Department has been able to identify that the threatening emails originated from a South American country. Both federal and foreign authorities have been involved in the investigation and have now assumed primary roles. The Virginia Tech Police Department continues to provide assistance to those agencies, as needed.
Vinton Police say two people are charged, but they are still seeking a third suspect for last May’s burglary at Southern States Cooperative, one in which $7000 to $8,000 worth of equipment was stolen. Police say Robert Lewis used to work there, and they think he may be somewhere in Pennsylvania. James Houston and Rachel Mountcastle were arrested in July and face various burglary-related charges.
The American Cancer Society in Roanoke is making plans for a first-ever event — and this one is all uphill. The “Climb to Conquer Cancer” in November is a three-mile non-competitive walk to the top of Mill Mountain. As WFIR’s Evan Jones reports, the goal is to conquer both the climb and, eventually, cancer itself.
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Governor McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency as the remnants of Hurricane Hermine move up the Atlantic coast. The greatest concern right now is a potential storm surge along the coastline and up Chesapeake Bay, but heavy rains, flooding and damaging winds are also possible. A state of emergency permits state resources, like the National Guard, can be made quickly available.
(Continue reading for Governor McAuliffe’s full news release.)