A Rocky Mount newspaper says it has an audio recording of Franklin County Dispatch center calls from Memorial Day, the day a county deputy allegedly murdered his former wife in Roanoke. The transcript quotes the sheriff as telling dispatchers they should not call Salem or Roanoke County Police, that he will do it himself. More from News/Talk 960 WFIR.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/06-06-FCSO-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=06-06 FCSO Wrap1-WEB]
Roanoke City Police have released the audio recording between their dispatch center and Franklin County’s in the minutes after Jennifer Agee was gunned down one week ago today. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/06-06-Police-Call-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=06-06 Police Call Wrap1-WEB]
Roanoke County Republicans will select their candidates for county offices at a mass meeting next month. And as News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, there is competition within the party for at least one of those seats.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/06-06-RoCo-GOP-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=06-06 RoCo GOP Wrap1-WEB]
Roanoke City has released the transcript of the city’s dispatch center call to Franklin County in the minutes after Jennifer Agee was shot to death Monday in the Sheetz parking lot. According to the transcript, a Franklin County dispatcher says Sheriff Ewell Hunt instructed dispatchers not to circulate word that Deputy Jonathan Agee was in a patrol car and threatening to kill his former wife. News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones has more.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/06-06-Dispatch-Tape-Voicer-WEB.mp3|titles=06-06 Dispatch Tape Voicer-WEB]
Franklin County residents who want Sheriff Ewell Hunt removed from office plan a demonstration tomorrow in Rocky Mount. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/06-03-Removal-Rally-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=06-03 Removal Rally Wrap1-WEB]
The National D-Day Memorial marks its tenth anniversary Monday, and on Sunday, a musical about the Bedford Boys will remember Bedford’s loss while helping raise funds for the memorial. The story from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/06-03-Bedford-Play-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=06-03 Bedford Play Wrap1-WEB]
Salem Police have released a recording of Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt’s telephone call to them on Memorial Day. In it, the sheriff never indicates there may be potential emergency. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/06-02-Hunt-Call-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=06-02 Hunt Call Wrap1-WEB]
The latest figures show almost one in six Roanoke area home sales this winter involved a property in the foreclosure process. This comes as some consumer advocates warn troubled homeowners about mortgage abuses. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.
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State Police are conducting rolling roadblocks on Interest 81 today that are slowing traffic at times between Christiansburg and Ironto. It’s all connected to the shootings on Memorial Day and investigators’ efforts to reconstruct events. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/06-01-State-Police-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=06-01 State Police Wrap1-WEB]
Roanoke Police have released a bank surveillance photo showing the man they say held up the Valley Bank branch this morning on Hershberger Road across from Crossroads Mall. Police say he handed a note demanding money, got the cash and took off on foot. We do not know how much money was taken. No one was hurt, and police say no one has been arrested yet.