See something, say something: Anonymous tip lines successful in stopping possible school threats, attackers
School districts around the country are working to beef up security measures. This school year, safety of students is top of mind more than ever. That's why school systems like Roanoke City are having to rethink the way they do things.
The 24 Best Mountain Towns in the U.S., Ranked
From Lake Placid to Cordova and some select places in between, here’s our (highly subjective) list of the nation’s best mountain towns. Before telling us where we went wrong, please take a moment to acknowledge the courage and gall it takes to attempt such an impossible feat.outsideonline.com
Virginia Business Owner Charged with $1.5 Million Employment Tax Fraud
A federal grand jury in Roanoke, Virginia, returned an indictment on Thursday charging a Virginia man with employment tax fraud. As executive vice president, Moore allegedly directed the company’s day-to-day management and was responsible for paying employment taxes to the IRS that Nexus withheld from its employees’ wages. Moore is charged with 10 counts of willfully failing to pay employment taxes. His initial court appearance is scheduled for a later date before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Hoppe of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S.justice.gov
Former Ambulance Service Owner Charged with Tax Fraud
A Virginia man was arraigned today on an indictment charging tax fraud that was returned by a federal grand jury in Roanoke, Virginia, on Aug. 20, 2020. According to the indictment, from approximately 1987 through at least 2010 James C. Jones Jr., of Christiansburg, owned Lifeline Ambulance Service Inc. (Lifeline). The indictment also charges that Jones submitted false individual tax returns each year from 2013 to 2018. In addition to tax fraud, the indictment further alleges that Jones submitted false applications to the Social Security Administration that omitted his domestic and foreign rental income. Jones is charged with tax evasion, filing false individual tax returns, corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the IRS, obstruction of justice and making a false statement regarding Social Security benefits.justice.gov
‘The Blacklist’ Season Premiere
In the season premiere episode of “The Blacklist” starring James Spader, Red directs the Task Force to investigate Roanoke, a legendary criminal who orchestrates elaborate extractions. Watch the season premiere tonight at 8 p.m. on Local 4. “The Blacklist” also stars Diego Klattenhoff, Amir Arison, Mozhan Marnò, Hisham Tawfiq and Harry Lennix. John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp, John Davis, John Fox, James Spader, Lukas Reiter, J.R. Orci, Carla Kettner and Laura A. Benson serve as executive producers. “The Blacklist” is a production of Davis Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television.
Take it to the grave: Roanoke man wants to be buried in Wrigley’s Gum casket - and it looks like he’ll get his wish
That’s the case for one Roanoke man who’s known to share Wrigley’s Gum with everyone he meets. John has been in Roanoke for a few months to be by Suttie’s side as his health declines. Suttie asked Sammy Oakey at Oakey’s Funeral Home to have his casket painted like the iconic gum box. And before he knew it, hundreds of packs of gum were on their way to Roanoke, and he had good news to share. Suttie’s family said his health is improving, and that’s a good thing, because they need someone to give away all the gum.
US prison populations down 8% amid coronavirus outbreak
Former Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women inmate Stephanie Parris sits in Market Square on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Roanoke, Va. Parris was finishing a two-year prison sentence for a probation violation when she heard shed be going home three weeks early because of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia news crew mourned as new shooting details emerge
Tributes continue to pour in for reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward of CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. Both were killed in the Wednesday morning ambush on live television. CBS News is also learning more about the gunman's actions following the deadly shooting, as well as his rocky employment history. Jeff Pegues reports from Moneta, Virginia.cbsnews.com
Gunman kills two Virginia journalists during live TV interview
A gunman opened fire during a live report on CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were killed. The shooting happened at a shopping center in Moneta. Police are still hunting for the shooter. Elaine Quijano reports.cbsnews.com