Vinton-area father charged with baby’s murder

Vinton-area father charged with baby’s murder

A Vinton-area father is charged with killing his two-month-old baby child. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Jordan Scheffler is jailed without bond. Officials say help was summoned this week to a home on Saunders Road, where responders found the infant not breathing. Efforts to resuscitate the baby were not successful. NEWS RELEASE: On…Continue Reading

Hokies, Flames open regional softball play today

Hokies, Flames open regional softball play today

Its NCAA softball tournament time – Virginia Tech gets to host a regional in Blacksburg.  Meanwhile the Liberty softball team opens today in the Durham regional against Georgia. WPLY-MIN The post Hokies, Flames open regional softball play today first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Chief: Negative public expressions continue to impact police hiring

Chief: Negative public expressions continue to impact police hiring

Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall says many of the public expressions regarding law enforcement in recent years continue to impact the department’s hiring efforts. Chief Howard Hall says in a typical year, attrition on the force would be about 10%, but in 2020, it was about double that.  Hall says while COVID-related circumstances were…Continue Reading

Better Business Bureau warns parents about baby formula scams

Better Business Bureau warns parents about baby formula scams

An area organization with a vision of fostering an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other is alerting parents to potential scams. WFIR’S Camden Lazenby has more. The post Better Business Bureau warns parents about baby formula scams first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Local Colors back at Elmwood Park tomorrow

Local Colors back at Elmwood Park tomorrow

For the first time since 2019, Local Colors, Roanoke’s popular multi-cultural free festival, is back tomorrow full-force at Elmwood Park. The story from WFIR’s Gene Marrano: 5-20 Local Colors Wrap#1-WEB The post Local Colors back at Elmwood Park tomorrow first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Freedom First celebrates its latest branch in Bonsack

Freedom First celebrates its latest branch in Bonsack

This morning, Freedom First Credit Union cut the ribbon on its new location in the Bonsack area of Roanoke County. The building used to be a SunTrust, but has since been revamped and renovated. The new Bonsack branch  is the ninth for Freedom First Credit Union, making it one of the most visible financial institutions…Continue Reading

Bedford County Sheriff’s office investigating infant’s death

Bedford County Sheriff’s office investigating infant’s death

On 5/17/2022 the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2700 Block of Saunders Rd. in reference to an unresponsive 2-month-old. Despite all efforts by Deputies and EMS, the child was pronounced deceased on scene. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the Medical Examiner are reviewing the circumstances of the child’s death.…Continue Reading