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Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority reacts to Manafort court filing

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- Roanoke is abuzz with the news that Paul Manafort's trial could come to Roanoke.Manafort served as then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign manager for 3 months, and under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller was indicted on → Read More

VT team creates farming technology for perfect watermelon harvesting

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A group of Virginia Tech students are taking home $30,000 and first prize in the Ag-Bot Challenge for a competition on high-tech watermelon harvesting.On a hot summer day, there's nothing better than a cold, juicy watermelon. But → Read More

Roanoke County changes polling location for primary election

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WSET)-- Due to construction at Cave Spring High School, Roanoke County has decided to move one of its polling locations through the 2020 General Election.The new polling location for the Penn Forest Precinct (#502) will be at Penn Fore → Read More

Police in Galax searching for missing man with medical condition

UPDATE: 4 p.m. Galax Police say Coty Lane Mayes has been located safe in North Carolina.-----------GALAX, Va. (WSET) -- Galax Police are asking for help finding 27-year-old Coty Lane Mayes.Police say Mayes left Saturday morning, June 2, to go to work and d → Read More

Roanoke Co. residents fear the worst after getting slammed by flash flooding, more to come

ROANOKE Co., Va. (WSET) -- With more rain coming, Roanoke County residents are worried about where it will all go. On Sunday the Cave Springs area received more than 7.5 inches of rain in just a matter of hours. The rain caused widespread flash floods incl → Read More

Washington and Lee Commission addresses controversial subjects with new recommendations

LEXINGTON, Va.(WSET) -- A special committee at Washington and Lee University has released a list of recommendations they think will help the university address issues and talk about how the university's history shaped the community.The list, made by the u → Read More

Officials: 1 dead, 2 injured in Roanoke Co. shooting

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m.The victim of the shooting has been identified as Keonte K. Johnson, 23, of Salem.The other two victims are still in the hospital.No charges have been filed as police continue to investigate and interview witnesses.-----UPDATE: 11 a.m.Roan → Read More

Man convicted of displaying noose, re-sentenced after spitting on neighbor's mailbox

FRANKLIN CO., Va. (WSET) -- A man, convicted of intimidating his neighbors by displaying a noose and dummy in his front yard is going back to jail.Jack Turner was allowed out on good behavior, but he didn't follow orders.In 2009, a state law was passed, ma → Read More

Man accused of threatening Rep. Goodlatte on Twitter ordered to inpatient program

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- A man arrested for threatening Rep. Bob Goodlatte on Twitter is getting out of jail on several different conditions.Christopher Michael McGowan, 38, has been charged in a criminal complaint with one count of making a threatening comm → Read More

Local elementary students receive postcards from around the world

MONTGOMERY Co., Va. (WSET) -- If you can't take the students across the world, bring the world to them.That's the plan Auburn Elementary School in Montgomery County decided on for their students, but it's gotten even bigger than they expected.The project s → Read More

The Latest: Police say blood found in ex-VT student’s car, charged with girl's murder

10:15 a.m.The prosecution has recalled Blackburg Police Detective Desiree Twigger to testify.Twigger is now answering questions about some of Eisenhauer's movements prior to Lovell's disappearance.Using surveillance video, Twigger says they tracked both Da → Read More

The Latest: Day 2 of the trial for a Virginia Tech student accused of killing a pre-teen

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Gil Harrington, the mother of Morgan Harrington, is in court for day two of the trial for David Eisenhauer. Eisenhauer, a former Virginia Tech student, is accused of kidnapping and killing 13-year-old Nicole Lovell in January → Read More

Jurors to hear details on Nicole Lovell's 2016 killing, trial starts Tuesday

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP, WSET) UPDATE: 1:10 -- Opening arguments are now underway. Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettit is addressing the jury. Pettit begins her opening arguments comparing the evidence to a jigsaw puzzle. Pettit tells the jury, they will → Read More

Warrant: Former VT student had assault rifle, attempted to buy 5,000 rounds of ammo

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Virginia Tech Police said a 19-year-old former student has been arrested on a firearms violation charge after a lengthy investigation.Yunsong Zhao has been charged with possession or transportation of certain firearms by certain p → Read More

Local Domino's gets a 'pizza' the action with snow day sponsorship

MONTGOMERY Co., Va. (WSET) - Pizza sponsorships aren't new, but sponsoring a snow day is. Kevin Shaw owns the Domino's in Montgomery County, and he says snow days are big days for pizza places.He wanted to make it even bigger.I'm always looking for a way t → Read More

Judge makes decisions about statements before David Eisenhauer's trial next month

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) -- David Eisenhauer, the man accused of murdering a young teenager in Blacksburg, is just about a month away from his murder trial.On Thursday, January 4, 2018, a judge ruled on several motions filed in the case.First, the judge deni → Read More

Sheriff: 7 charged, 1 dead after breaking & entering, attempted armed robbery in Giles Co.

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m.Five people are facing charges, one man is in the hospital, and one man is dead after a shooting in Narrows Wednesday morning.The Giles County Sheriff's Office said Dakota Ryan Bailey, 20, of Narrows died in the incident and David Joseph C → Read More

Cave Spring H.S. to hold community meeting to discuss renovation options

ROANOKE CO., Va. (WSET) -- Cave Spring High School students won't be going to Hidden Valley High next year.At the Roanoke County School Board meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the plan to renovate Cave Spring High School, the board decided combining the t → Read More

Roanoke Star Tank lets inventors pitch ideas to investors

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- Forget Shark Tank. In Roanoke, it's all about Star Tank.Tuesday, local entrepreneurs and inventors visited CoLab, to pitch their ideas to a group of investors.In the 4 years since it started, investors have heard more than 100 differ → Read More

AEP looking to hire 102 people locally

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) - Appalachian Power announced it will be adding 102 new employees. Governor McAuliffe was there for the announcement in the Roanoke AEP location on Franklin Road. Officials say the new hires will work in Roanoke. They say the building w → Read More