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  • Healing Strides of Virginia needs volunteers

    Healing Strides of Virginia needs volunteers

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:21:59 GMT
    Healing Strides of Virginia helps people with physical and mental needs using horse lessons and right now they have plenty of horses they're just short on volunteers. For the past five years they've built the number of student riders up to 125 and some lessons require up to five volunteers at a time. Nicki Breedlove started volunteering here after her autistic daughter came to summer camp. She says volunteers get to ...
    Healing Strides of Virginia helps people with physical and mental needs using horse lessons and right now they have plenty of horses they're just short on volunteers. For the past five years they've built the number of student riders up to 125 and some lessons require up to five volunteers at a time. Nicki Breedlove started volunteering here after her autistic daughter came to summer camp. She says volunteers get to ...
  • Time Capsule found during construction for new western lab in Roanoke

    Time Capsule found during construction for forensics Lab in Roanoke

    Time Capsule found during construction for forensics Lab in Roanoke

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:20:50 GMT
    A time capsule was found during demolition of the former Roanoke County Police Department building.A time capsule was found during demolition of the former Roanoke County Police Department building.
    A time capsule was found during demolition of the former Roanoke County Police Department building which used to be Southview Elementary School.Crews have been carefully taking down the building since the bricks will be reused to construct the new building for the western laboratory. Crews found a box inside a 1939 stone. In it there was a bible, an old newspaper with a mention of Southview Elementary School, and five nickels.The director of the western regional laboratory, Kevin Patrick, say...
    A time capsule was found during demolition of the former Roanoke County Police Department building which used to be Southview Elementary School.Crews have been carefully taking down the building since the bricks will be reused to construct the new building for the western laboratory. Crews found a box inside a 1939 stone. In it there was a bible, an old newspaper with a mention of Southview Elementary School, and five nickels.The director of the western regional laboratory, Kevin Patrick, say...
  • Roanoke Valley getting courthouse dog

    Roanoke Valley getting courthouse dog

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:25:03 GMT
    A courthouse facility dog will be joining the Children's Trust staff to assist children and their families during the investigation ad prosecution of crimes. This is Molly who has the same training as
    A courthouse facility dog will be joining the Children's Trust staff to assist children and their families during the investigation ad prosecution of crimes. This is Molly who has the same training as a service dog but she is a facility dog. Currently there are 60 courthouse dogs working in 23 states. Children's Trust is hopeful to have a dog placed with them in the up
  • Christiansburg mall shooter comments on mental health issues

    Christiansburg mall shooter comments on mental health issues

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:17 AM EDT2014-04-17 07:17:32 GMT
    The man who shot two women at the New River Community College Campus' plead guilty to four felonies on Wednesday.The Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney showed four videos in court that Neil MacInnis made of himself. In the video he compared himself to the shooters at Virginia Tech, Columbine, and Aurora.MacInnis said in one video, "If people like us can get them {referring to a gun}, we need more protection." He also talked about his plan to bring a gun to the New River Community Colle...
    The man who shot two women at the New River Community College Campus' plead guilty to four felonies on Wednesday.The Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney showed four videos in court that Neil MacInnis made of himself. In the video he compared himself to the shooters at Virginia Tech, Columbine, and Aurora.MacInnis said in one video, "If people like us can get them {referring to a gun}, we need more protection." He also talked about his plan to bring a gun to the New River Community Colle...
  • Time capsule retrieved at Huff Lane site.

    Time capsule retrieved at Huff Lane site.

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:21:27 GMT
    Last week, construction crews retrieved a time capsule from the old Huff Lane Elementary School. Some of the items found include newspaper articles from the year 1950.
    Last week, construction crews retrieved a time capsule from the old Huff Lane Elementary School. Some of the items found include newspaper articles from the year 1950.
  • Virginia Tech Researchers Find The Best Way to Catch Stink Bugs

    Virginia Tech Researchers Find The Best Way to Catch Stink Bugs

    Monday, April 7 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:08:15 GMT
    Virginia Tech researchers in the entomology department have studied several different options for catching stinkbugs in your home and came up with one very simple option that will cost you about seven
    Virginia Tech researchers in the entomology department have studied several different options for catching stinkbugs in your home and came up with one very simple option that will cost you about seven dollars. After two years of studying three different traps the most effective one involved a turkey roasting pan, half gallon of water, and some dish liquid. Tonight more on the tas
  • Roanoke County Names Teacher of the Year

    Roanoke County Names Teacher of the Year

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:38:04 GMT
    Dana Hoos gets her first look at her new wheels.Dana Hoos gets her first look at her new wheels.
    Roanoke County tonightawarded Mount Pleasant Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Dana Hoos the winner of the Golden Apple Award, the highest honor presented by the Roanoke County Education Foundation. Immediately after winning the award, which includes $3,000 and the use of a brand new Hyundai Sonata for a year, courtest of First Team, Hoos told WSLS anchor John Carlin, emcee for the event, "It's the first time I've won anything since I won some fudge sauce for some ice cream when I was ten...
    Roanoke County tonightawarded Mount Pleasant Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Dana Hoos the winner of the Golden Apple Award, the highest honor presented by the Roanoke County Education Foundation. Immediately after winning the award, which includes $3,000 and the use of a brand new Hyundai Sonata for a year, courtest of First Team, Hoos told WSLS anchor John Carlin, emcee for the event, "It's the first time I've won anything since I won some fudge sauce for some ice cream when I was ten...
  • UPDATE: Neil MacInnis enters guilty plea

    UPDATE: Neil MacInnis enters guilty plea

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:57:25 GMT
    Neil MacInnis is facing several charges for opening fire at New River Community College in Christiansburg last year. Two women were hurt.
    Neil MacInnis is facing several charges for opening fire at New River Community College in Christiansburg last year. Two women were hurt.
  • Roanoke Police say crime is down

    Roanoke Police say crime is down

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:36:05 GMT
    Roanoke Police say crime is down since the department reorganization on January 7th. Overall crime is down 12.75% from January 7-March 6, 2014 compared to the same time period in 2013. -Burglary has
    Roanoke Police say crime is down since the department reorganization on January 7th. Overall crime is down 12.75% from January 7-March 6, 2014 compared to the same time period in 2013. -Burglary has dropped 32% (95 cases down to 65) -larceny dropped 9% (527 cases down to 479) -rape dropped 66% (9 cases to 3 cases) -aggravated assault increased 23% (22 cases up to
  • Virginia Tech Day of Remembrance Events

    Virginia Tech Day of Remembrance Events

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:12:28 GMT
    Virginia Tech is remembering those who died 7 years ago.The day started with the lighting of the ceremonial candle at midnight. On Wednesday morning several people went onto the Drillfield and participated in the community picnic, others silently andpaid their respects at the memorial and others sat watched videos and pictures of events after the incident. Some decided to give back to their community in honor of the 32 who died. "I felt like this was a great way to um serve and also in rememb...
    Virginia Tech is remembering those who died 7 years ago.The day started with the lighting of the ceremonial candle at midnight. On Wednesday morning several people went onto the Drillfield and participated in the community picnic, others silently andpaid their respects at the memorial and others sat watched videos and pictures of events after the incident. Some decided to give back to their community in honor of the 32 who died. "I felt like this was a great way to um serve and also in rememb...
  • Urban camping Roanoke launches for summer festivals

    Urban camping Roanoke launches for summer festivals

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:53:39 GMT
    Urban Camping is making its way to downtown Roanoke this summer with the festivals taking place.There will be a designated lot on 699 Williamson Road SE next to Elmwood Park.People can bring their RV, 5th wheeler, or camper/pop-up on some major festival weekends. There are no hook-ups but there will be onsite staff, trash pick up, and a gathering tent/fire-pit.So far the designated dates include April 25 and 27.An RV weekend pass is $50 and a camper weekend pass is $40.One of the organizers, ...
    Urban Camping is making its way to downtown Roanoke this summer with the festivals taking place.There will be a designated lot on 699 Williamson Road SE next to Elmwood Park.People can bring their RV, 5th wheeler, or camper/pop-up on some major festival weekends. There are no hook-ups but there will be onsite staff, trash pick up, and a gathering tent/fire-pit.So far the designated dates include April 25 and 27.An RV weekend pass is $50 and a camper weekend pass is $40.One of the organizers, ...
  • Jeff Haniewich

    Jeff Haniewich

    Storm Team 10 Meteorologist Jeff Haniewich joined WSLS October 2003 from our sister station WNCT in North Carolina.
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