Jordan Fifer, The Roanoke Times

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The Roanoke Times

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Past articles by Jordan:

2 men wounded in northwest Roanoke shooting

Roanoke police say two men were shot in quick succession within about a block of each other early this morning, and officers are working to determine if the incidents are related. → Read More

Roanoke County man handed year in prison for sex with 13-year-old girl

A 28-year-old Roanoke County man was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday after admitting he had sex with a 13-year-old girl at his home last summer. → Read More

Tracie Nininger, convicted in '08 death, arrested again on DUI charge

The Roanoke County woman was one of two people convicted in the 2008 alcohol-related traffic death of a Vinton construction worker. → Read More

Tracie Nininger arrested again for DUI

A Roanoke County woman who previously served prison time in the 2008 alcohol-related traffic death of a Vinton construction worker was arrested Tuesday in Roanoke on a charge of driving under the influence. → Read More

Selbe to receive new competency evaluation in Roanoke County beheading trial

The Vinton man accused of beheading his mother will undergo a new psychiatric evaluation to determine his fitness to stand trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. → Read More

Facebook threat prompts additional officers at 2 Franklin County schools

Extra law enforcement officers will be stationed today at Franklin County High School and Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Rocky Mount after police discovered at least one Facebook threat Monday saying that someone would bring guns to the high school. → Read More

4th person arrested in reported Roanoke kidnapping, assault

A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the reported kidnapping and assault of a Salem man in Roanoke on Friday, police said. → Read More

Boy hit by SUV, police say

Roanoke police have blocked westbound traffic on Orange Avenue just past Burrell Street by Washington Park while they investigate a report of a child who was hit by an SUV. → Read More

Monkey on the lam captured after brief stir at Roanoke County shopping center

A monkey apparently trying to evade a diaper change bit a woman and darted across highway traffic in Roanoke County Friday before being quickly recaptured, police and witnesses said. → Read More

Roanoke police arrest man in Sept. 7 shooting

Police on Monday arrested a 28-year-old Roanoke man who they say fired several rounds at another man earlier in the month, leaving the victim hospitalized into this week. → Read More

Victims of Saturday assault in Roanoke remain hospitalized

A Roanoke man and woman seriously injured in a violent assault Saturday in the Hurt Park neighborhood remained hospitalized Wednesday, police said. → Read More

Man arrested after 2 assaulted in Roanoke

Two people were seriously injured Saturday after a violent assault in southwest Roanoke that prompted a 90-minute manhunt for the suspect. → Read More

2 people assualted in southwest Roanoke; police on scene

Roanoke police are staffing intersections in southwest Roanoke after a man reportedly assaulted two other people on 14th Street off Salem Avenue. → Read More

Prosecutor rules Roanoke County officer-involved shooting justified

The Roanoke County commonwealth’s attorney this week ruled a July officer-involved shooting of an armed man at a retirement community justified, saying the individual gave the officer “no choice” but to return fire. → Read More

Roanoke County fire chief Burch to announce retirement today

The Roanoke County Fire & Rescue chief has called a press conference this afternoon “for an announcement related to his retirement plans,” according to a news release issued about two hours before the scheduled news conference. → Read More

Bedford County man charged after reported abduction, assaults

A Bedford County man was arrested Monday after someone reportedly assaulted two individuals and attempted to abduct a 13-year-old boy. → Read More

Hidden Valley Middle School classes canceled due to 'heavy paint fumes'

Classes at Hidden Valley Middle School in Roanoke County are canceled today due to "heavy paint fumes from overnight painting," school officials said on the Roanoke County school system's Facebook account. → Read More

Monday fire in Roanoke County believed to be 'suspicious'

Roanoke County officials said Thursday that a Monday fire which did an estimated $50,000 in damage to an unoccupied home is believed to be suspicious. → Read More

Texting 911 now a reality in Roanoke, with other localities on the way

Roanoke's 911 dispatch center is set within the next week to begin allowing text messages from users of the last of the so-called big four cellular carriers, though officials caution that the technology should only be used in limited circumstances. → Read More

Roanoke-area officials warn of rising heroin use, especially among youth

Rising heroin consumption in the Roanoke Valley is increasingly taking lives, mirroring a nationwide trend which U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has called an “urgent public health crisis.” → Read More