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According to the latest numbers released this morning by the Virginia Department of Health there are 199 new confirmed or probable coronavirus cases, and 4 new hospitalizations being reported in the Roanoke Valley. 71 new cases, and 3 new hospitalizations in Roanoke City, 87 new cases in Roanoke County, 26 new cases in Salem, and 15 new cases and 1 new hospitalization in Botetourt County.

NEWS RELEASE: At 4:09 a.m. this morning (Jan. 14), Virginia State Police responded to a crash on Route 11, north of Dublin and 1.3 miles south of Route 1170.

A 2011 Chevrolet 1500 pick-up truck was traveling south on Route 11 when it crossed the centerline and struck a northbound 1998 Ford F150 pick-up truck head-on.

The driver of the Ford, Perry A. Hodge, 49, of Dublin, Va., died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Michael D. Morris, 26, of Pulaski, Va., was transported for treatment of serious injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Charges are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

According to the latest numbers released this morning by the Virginia Department of Health there are 137 new confirmed or probable coronavirus cases, 2 new hospitalizations, and 4 new deaths being reported in the Roanoke Valley. 68 new cases, 1 new hospitalization, and 2 new deaths in Roanoke City, 45 new cases , and 1 new death in Roanoke County, 8 new cases, 1 new hospitalization and 1 new death in Salem, and 16 new cases in Botetourt County.

From Roanoke Fire-EMS Facebook Page

Roanoke Fire-EMS crews were dispatched to a house fire early this morning in the 33 hundred block of Ridgerun Drive NE. When crews arrived, they saw the house with heavy smoke and flames. The two alarm fire had spread to a neighboring house. No injuries have been reported at this time.

Photo: Roanoke Fire-EMS

NEWS RELEASE: At 5:02am, Wednesday, January 13th, Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 1000 block of Stewart Ave SE for a fire. Units arrived to find a vacant residential structure with flames coming from the exterior. There was no extension of the fire to the inside of the structure. The fire was marked under control within 15 minutes. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was deemed incendiary.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Fire Marshal’s Office Tip Line at (540) 853-2406 or the Roanoke Police Department at (540) 344-8500 and share what you know. You can also text RPD at 274637; please begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.

According to the latest numbers released this morning by the Virginia Department of Health there are 168 new confirmed or probable coronavirus cases, 3 new hospitalizations, and 5 new deaths being reported in the Roanoke Valley. 52 new cases, 1 new hospitalization, and 4 new deaths in Roanoke City, 63 new cases , 1 new hospitalization and 1 new death in Roanoke County, 22 new cases in Salem, and 31 new cases and 1 new hospitalization in Botetourt County.

Killian Briers

Lauren Lloyd

UPDATE :Per the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, the AMBER Alert has been cancelled. The child has been safely located and the abductor is in custody. For more information, contact the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office.

 

PREVIOUS: State Police have issued an AMBER Alert on behalf of the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office in the search for a 7-month-old boy. Investigators are looking for Killian Briers, who was allegedly kidnapped on January 10th by Lauren Lloyd, who is described as 5-foot-3, 165 Lbs, with red hair, and blue eyes. Authorities say they may be traveling in a 2008 white Honda Accord with Virginia license plate UJY6994.

NEWS RELEASE: At 1:18 a.m. Monday (Jan. 11), Virginia State Police responded to a crash on Interstate 81 near the 19 mile marker.

A 2006 Mazda was traveling north on Interstate 81 when it ran off the left side of the road and struck the guardrail. The Mazda came to a stop across the left lane.

Two tractor-trailers were traveling in the right northbound lane and as the front tractor-trailer began to slow down, the second one, a 2018 Peterbuilt 567, moved into the left lane to pass and struck the disabled 2006 Mazda.

The driver of the Mazda, Bridget D. Widener, 36, of Glade Springs, Va., died at the scene.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 76 year old Bristol, Va. man, was uninjured.

This is all the information we have at this time. The crash remains under investigation.

According to the latest numbers released this morning by the Virginia Department of Health there are 171 new confirmed or probable coronavirus cases, 1 new hospitalization, and 4 new deaths being reported in the Roanoke Valley. 41 new cases, 1 new hospitalization, and 1 new death in Roanoke City, 74 new cases , and 2 new deaths in Roanoke County, 24 new cases , and 1 new death in Salem, and 32 new cases in Botetourt County.

From Roanoke County Police:On 01/12/2021 Officers from the Roanoke County Police Department responded to reports of a multiple vehicle crash at the Roanoke County and Montgomery County line. Upon officers arrival it was determined that the crash was caused by ice on the bridge and roads. At this time please avoid the location both east and west bound. VDOT has been contacted in reference to the ice

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