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State health officials report 12 new coronavirus cases and 2 new deaths for the Roanoke Valley in the latest 24-hour reporting period. There are also 4 new COVID-related hospitalizations among Roanoke, Salem and Roanoke and Botetourt Counties. State health officials report 5 new cases, 3 new hospitalizations, and 1 new death in Roanoke City, 3 new cases, 1 new hospitalization, and 1 new death in Roanoke County, and 4 new cases in Botetourt County.

Health systems based in Roanoke, Lynchburg and Southside Virginia collectively report the lowest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients all year — 107 in all, down from 143 a week ago. And that compares to the peak of 450 in mid-January.

APRIL 28: Here are updated numbers for the Near Southwest Region (which includes Carilion, Centra, LewisGale, Sovah, and Salem VA facilities) as of today:

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 107

ICU patients: 33

Ventilator patients: 18

Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 12

APRIL 21: Here are updated numbers for the Near Southwest Region (which includes Carilion, Centra, LewisGale, Sovah, and Salem VA facilities) as of today:

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 143

ICU patients: 36

Ventilator patients: 8

Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 11

APRIL 14: Here are updated numbers for the Near Southwest Region (which includes Carilion, Centra, LewisGale, Sovah, and Salem VA facilities) as of today:

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 124

ICU patients: 33

Ventilator patients: 15

Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 7

JANUARY 13: Here are updated numbers for the Near Southwest Region (which includes Carilion, Centra, LewisGale, Sovah, and Salem VA facilities) as of today:

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 450

ICU patients: 96

Ventilator patients: 55

Hospitalized PUIs (patients under investigation awaiting results): 30

State health officials report 23 new coronavirus cases but no new deaths for the Roanoke Valley in the latest 24-hour reporting period. There are 4 new COVID-related hospitalizations among Roanoke, Salem and Roanoke and Botetourt Counties. State health officials report 13 new cases and 1 new hospitalization in Roanoke City, 7 new cases, 3 new hospitalizations in Roanoke County, 1 new case in Salem and 2 new cases in Botetourt County.

 

Yesterday’s Numbers:

State health officials report 16 new coronavirus cases but 1 new death for the Roanoke Valley in the latest 24-hour reporting period. There are 2 new COVID-related hospitalizations among Roanoke, Salem and Roanoke and Botetourt Counties. State health officials report 1 new case and 1 new hospitalization in Roanoke City, 14 new cases, 1 new hospitalization, and 1 new death in Roanoke County, and 1 new case in Botetourt County.

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Police say a girl was shot and seriously wounded late last night in northwest Roanoke. Officers responded to reports of gunfire near Melrose Avenue and 24th Street, and while there were no victims or suspects present upon arrival, they soon found the juvenile victim in a car on the 300 block of Luck Avenue Southwest. So far, no word of any arrests.

NEWS RELEASE: On April 26, 2021 at about 11:20 p.m., Roanoke Police responded to the area of  Melrose Avenue NW and 24th Street NW regarding reports of a person who had been shot. Officers determined that the incident did occur on Melrose Avenue NW, but no victims or persons of interest were located in the immediate area. A short time later, officers observed a vehicle in the 300 block of Luck Avenue SW that was involved in the shooting. Officers located a juvenile female in the vehicle who had what appeared to be a serious gunshot wound. Roanoke Fire-EMS transported the female to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

This is an ongoing investigation and details are limited at this time. No arrest have made regarding this incident. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (540)344-8500 and share what you know. You can also text us at 274637; please begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.

State health officials report 21 new coronavirus cases but 4 new deaths for the Roanoke Valley in the latest 24-hour reporting period. There are no new COVID-related hospitalizations among Roanoke, Salem and Roanoke and Botetourt Counties. State health officials report 7 new cases and 2 new deaths in both Roanoke City, and Roanoke County, 5 new cases in Salem, and 2 new cases in Botetourt County.

State health officials report 28 new coronavirus cases but 2 new hospitalizations for the Roanoke Valley in the latest 24-hour reporting period. There are no new COVID-related deaths among Roanoke, Salem and Roanoke and Botetourt Counties. State health officials report 10 new cases and 1 new hospitalization in Roanoke City, 12 new cases and 1 new hospitalization in Roanoke County, 5 new cases in Salem, and 1 new case in Botetourt County.

US ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE: ABINGDON, Va. – A Marion man pleaded guilty today to using force or the threat of force to interfere with federally protected housing rights based on the race or color of the victims.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea hearing by Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee, James Brown, 41, burned a cross on the front yard of an African-American family in the early morning hours of June 14, 2020. One of the family members had organized a civil rights protest the day before in Marion. Brown admitted to burning the cross to two witnesses and also was known to use racial epithets when referring to the African-American family.

“Acts of hatred, intimidation and the threat of force, carried out by the racially motivated cross burning in this case, illegally interfered with their federally protected housing rights,” Acting U.S. Attorney Bubar said today.  “This illegal, divisive behavior destroys communities and will not be tolerated.  I’m proud of the work of the FBI and our state partners, who brought James Brown to justice.”

“There is absolutely no room for racial intimidation or injustice occurring in our communities,” Stanley M. Meador, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Division said today. “FBI Richmond is steadfast in our commitment of protecting residents of the Commonwealth, regardless of race or ethnicity; and will continue to work with our investigative and prosecutorial partners to hold accountable the offenders who attempt to fracture our communities.”

Brown pleaded guilty today to one count of criminal interference with federally protected housing rights based upon the victim’s race.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Marion Police Department, and the Smyth County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the case.

Assistant United States Attorneys Zachary T. Lee and Daniel Murphy are prosecuting the case.

State health officials report 25 new coronavirus cases and 3 new hospitalizations for the Roanoke Valley in the latest 24-hour reporting period. There is also 1 new COVID-related death among Roanoke, Salem and Roanoke and Botetourt Counties. State health officials report 6 new cases and 1 new hospitalization in Roanoke City, 13 new cases in Roanoke County, 4 new cases, 1 new hospitalization, and 1 new death in Salem, and 2 new cases and 1 new hospitalization in Botetourt County.

The latest numbers from the Virginia Department of Health, show 1 new coronavirus related death and 3 new hospitalizations in the Roanoke Valley. There are 26 new cases among Roanoke, Salem and Roanoke and Botetourt Counties in the latest 24-hour reporting period.State health officials report 12 new cases in Roanoke City, 8 new cases, 3 new hospitalizations, and 1 new death in Roanoke County, and 6 new cases in Botetourt County.

State Police say four Alexandria residents are charged with leading troopers on a high-speed chase that started on Interstate 81 in a vehicle stolen in Lynchburg — and inside the car was a firearm stolen in Winchester.. Troopers say the chase started Monday evening when the car was clocked doing 99 miles per hour on Interstate 81 in Pulaski County, and speeds during the pursuit sometimes topped 120 miles per hour. It ended two counties later at a dead-end lane in Grayson County. Police say the four suspects all took off on foot but were later taken into custody.

NEWS RELEASE: At 7:58 a.m. on Monday (April 19), Virginia State Police Sergeant D.D. Johnson was running radar on Interstate 81 in Pulaski County when an Acura sedan registered 99 mph in a posted 70 mph zone. The sergeant pulled in behind the Acura and activated his lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the vehicle, but the Acura refused to stop. A pursuit was initiated with the Acura reaching speeds of up to 120 mph.

The pursuit continued into Wythe County where the Acura exited the interstate and entered the Town of Wytheville. The Acura then headed south on Route 21 towards Grayson County.

The suspect vehicle continued to elude law enforcement and came to a stop at the end of Winterplace Lane in Grayson County. The four occupants then fled on foot. A search perimeter was immediately established with the assistance of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Independence Police Department, Smyth County Sheriff’s Office, Galax Police Department, the Alleghany County, N.C., Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshall Service.

A search of the Acura yielded the recovery of a firearm that had been reported stolen in Winchester, Va. The Acura had been reported stolen in Lynchburg, Va.

Over the course of several hours, all four individuals were located and taken into custody:

  • Malikai Robert-Elija Crawford, 21, of Alexandria, Va., was charged with possession of stolen property (Vehicle), possession of a stolen firearm, possession of firearm by convicted felon, possession of concealed weapon, reckless driving and one felony count of eluding police.
  • Reyanna Malikia Foreman, 19, of Alexandria, Va. She was charged with possession of a stolen firearm.
  • Two juvenile males, both from Alexandria, Va., were charged with numerous offenses, including possession of stolen property (vehicle) and possession of a concealed weapon.

Crawford and Foreman are being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail.

The incident remains on going at this time