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Recent articles by Leanna:

Charges upgraded, added for former officer charged in Capitol attack

Prosecutors say while at the Capitol, Thomas Robertson was carrying a "large wooden stick." → Read More

President Sands announces new research center in Virginia Tech’s State of the University

President Sands said the goal is to make Virginia Tech a leading global research university. → Read More

Here’s how the BBB recommends prepping for exchanges, returns

The BBB has noticed that retailers don’t appear to be as generous with their return windows this year. → Read More

Virginia health officials continue to urge caution, testing as hospitalizations increase

Nearly 70 percent of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 are not vaccinated. → Read More

Virginia roads provide testing opportunity for drunk driving prevention technology

If the driver’s blood alcohol level exceeds the legal limit, the car won’t move. → Read More

Roanoke College professor recaps his JEOPARDY! appearance

The Roanoke College professor's episode aired Monday night. Spoiler alert ahead! → Read More

Top 7 Good News Here at Home!

We're taking a look back at seven of our favorite Good News Here at Home stories from the last year! → Read More

New survey asks how safe you feel in Roanoke City

The new survey is part of an ongoing Youth and Gang Violence Assessment for the City of Roanoke. → Read More

Holiday travel expectations inch closer to pre-pandemic levels

More than a million Virginians plan to hit the road for Thanksgiving, and airlines anticipate congestion. → Read More

Virginia’s vaccine leader says appointments for 5- to 11-year-olds available soon

Dr. Danny Avula said he has no concerns about vaccine availability or supply. → Read More

Roanoke teen’s baking skills featured in show on Blue Ridge PBS

Her recipes appear on PBS’ ECHO TV, which is also streaming online. . → Read More

On National Food Bank Day, Feeding Southwest Virginia focuses on creative solutions

Irvine said they’re also focusing on mobile markets to deliver fresh food that offer SNAP benefits. → Read More

Carilion Clinic doctor explains monoclonal antibody treatments

Carilion emphasizes patients must have a doctor's referral to receive the treatment. → Read More

Roanoke family back in town after evacuating from Louisiana

"... I am very grateful to be here. I love Roanoke and it’s just been terrific.” → Read More

Police continue to seek justice in Childs-Metzler cold case

Heidi Childs and David Metzler were found dead in Montgomery County twelve years ago. → Read More

Bedford County Sheriff’s Office searches for missing senior

Deputies say McGhee was last seen Monday, July 19 at 4:30 p.m. outside of his home in the 1200 block of Lost Trail Rd in Montvale. → Read More

Governor Northam says unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in June

The largest over-the-year job gain occurred in leisure and hospitality, up 67,200 jobs, or 25.5 percent. → Read More

Montgomery Museum of Art and History to move locations in 2022

The new executive director said the 15,000 square foot building will expand museum space and serve as a cultural center accessible for public programming. → Read More

As used car prices rise, BBB offers best practices for buying

In western Virginia, used car sales were among the top ten most complained-about industries in 2020. → Read More

FBI: Weapons found in home of former Rocky Mount officer charged after Capitol riot

FBI agents say they found evidence Robertson has been buying and selling guns online. → Read More