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  • UPDATE: Rail line reopens, derailment cleanup continues

    UPDATE: Rail line reopens, derailment cleanup continues

    ROCK (WVVA) - Crews were at the site of a train derailment in a remote area of Mercer County Wednesday. The derailment occurred Tuesday night in the Rock area -- near Montcalm -- across from Route 71..More >>
    ROCK (WVVA) - Crews were at the site of a train derailment in a remote area of Mercer County Wednesday. The derailment occurred Tuesday night in the Rock area -- near Montcalm -- across from Route 71.. More >>
  • Theatre W.Va. to return for 54th season

    Theatre W.Va. to return for 54th season

    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- Theatre West Virginia is preparing to return for its 54th season following a shutdown caused by financial problems.The Register-Herald reports that Theatre West Virginia has scheduled 17 performances of "Hatfields and McCoys" this season...More >>
    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- Theatre West Virginia is preparing to return for its 54th season following a shutdown caused by financial problems.The Register-Herald reports that Theatre West Virginia has scheduled 17 performances of "Hatfields and McCoys" this season...More >>
  • Woman guilty of four charges after running over employee

    Woman guilty of four charges after running over employee

    MERCER CO. (WVVA) - Dustie Beller was on trial for running over a woman with her car all for chainsaw. While she was found not guilty of attempted murder, the jury did find her guilty of petty larceny, conspiracy, failure to stop and render aid, and malicious wounding. The victim had this to say about the verdict. "Um very happy,” Mackenzie Ansley said. “To be expected -- the attempted murder charge. I knew coming into it, it was an iffy charge. And I'll take four out of five. And I'm happy w...More >>
    MERCER CO. (WVVA) - Dustie Beller was on trial for running over a woman with her car all for chainsaw. While she was found not guilty of attempted murder, the jury did find her guilty of petty larceny, conspiracy, failure to stop and render aid, and malicious wounding. The victim had this to say about the verdict. "Um very happy,” Mackenzie Ansley said. “To be expected -- the attempted murder charge. I knew coming into it, it was an iffy charge. And I'll take four out of five. And I'm happy w...More >>

Roanoke Police Department Identifies and Obtains Warrants for Bank Robbery Suspect

Roanoke, VA- The Roanoke Police Department has identified and obtained warrants for a suspect in a bank robbery that occurred on September 18, 2012, at the Suntrust Bank located in the 3400 block of Williamson Road.

Warrants for robbery and a probation violation have been obtained for Richard Henry Ames, III, age 23.  Mr. Ames was last seen in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.  Law enforcement officers in that area located Mr.

Ames, however he was able to elude authorities.  If you have information regarding his whereabouts call 911 immediately.

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Roanoke Police Department Seeks Suspect in Bank Robbery

Roanoke, VA- The Roanoke Police Department is seeking a suspect in a bank robbery that occurred on September 18, 2012.  Officers responded at 12:02 p.m. to Suntrust Bank located in the 3400 block of Williamson Road.  The suspect entered the bank, showed a note, and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.  No one was hurt.  The suspect did not show a weapon.  No arrests have been made.  The suspect is described as a black male, approximately six feet tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds.  Anyone with information regarding the identity and/or whereabouts of the suspect should call the Roanoke Police Department at (540) 853-5959 or Crime Line at (540) 344-8500.  Crime Line may offer a monetary reward for any information leading to an arrest in a crime.

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