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Booming sounds at arsenal caused by fireworks

Thursday, February 4, 2016
By Brian Perdue
RADFORD — Booming sounds emitting from the Radford Army Arsenal Plant on Wednesday night were caused by fireworks testing by a private company that operates at the U.S. Army facility, according to the installation commander. Neighbors of the 4,080-acre facility in Montgomery and Pulaski counties reported hearing loud noises from approximately 6:20 to 7... »

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Radford police seek man wanted for string of burglaries

Monday, February 1, 2016
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The Radford City Police Department has issued eight felony warrants for Leeshane David “Shane” Ramos for his alleged involvement in a string of robberies that occurred during December in neighborhoods adjacent to the Radford University campus. Charges include three counts of breaking and entering (Virginia code section 18.2-91), three counts of grand larceny (Virginia... »

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Suspects in abduction, murder of teen to be arraigned today

Monday, February 1, 2016
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Suspects in abduction, murder of teen to be arraigned today BLACKSBURG – Two suspects in the abduction and murder of Blacksburg teen Nichole Madison Lowell are scheduled to be arraigned today in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Both David E. Eishenhauer and Natalie M. Keepers are being held withbout bond in Montgomery County Jail. A Columbia, Maryland, native, Eishenhauer, 18, was arrested Saturday on one... »

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Radford Police release description of sexual assault suspect

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Radford Police are searching for a man suspected of committing sexual assault in a residence three blocks west of the Radford University campus. The offense allegedly took place at a social gathering the night of Jan. 21 at a private residence in the 300 block of Second Avenue. The female victim described the suspect... »

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Who to call in Radford during a snowstorm

Thursday, January 21, 2016
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RADFORD — A significant snowfall is scheduled to begin Friday morning in the New River Valley. Often during snowstorms, Radford City’s 911 Dispatch Center is inundated with calls that are not considered to be an emergency (such as an electric power outage). Public safety officials are reminding citizens to please only call 911 for... »

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Arsenal open burning smoke to be tested

Monday, January 18, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Arsenal open burning smoke to be tested Correction: The original story has been corrected to note that the purpose of Wednesday’s meeting is to discuss the draft of the RAAP corrective action permit, not RAAP’s violations of smoke opacity at its incinerators. – RADFORD — Next month, drones will collect air samples when propellant and explosive waste are burned outdoors at... »

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Christiansburg selected over Radford as possible rail station site

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Christiansburg selected over Radford as possible rail station site After making the cut to being one of three possible locations, Radford has not been selected as the preferred site for a future Amtrak passenger rail station in the New River Valley should the service be extended west beyond Roanoke. After initially considering nine sites in the NRV, the NRV Regional Commission whittled the... »

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Radford Animal Control placing chips in adopted animals

Thursday, December 31, 2015
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Radford Animal Control placing chips in adopted animals RADFORD — Desmond “Dez” McDaniel finally decided the only way he could stop mourning a cat that died two month ago was to get another one. He headed straight to the Radford Animal Shelter on 110 Pulaski St. By the time he left, his shiny new black cat had received a shot to ward... »

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COLUMN: What happened to the volunteers?

Thursday, December 31, 2015
By Brian Perdue
COLUMN: What happened to the volunteers? Note: This column first appeared in the Dec. 26 News Messenger and Radford News Journal. – I’ll never be known for my volunteer work, but when I lived on the left coast I did so once a week for at the Long Beach Rescue Mission. Every day, the Christian organization served free morning and... »

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Radford City Council approves $32,000 for Ingles statue

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
By Heather Bell
Radford City Council approves $32,000 for Ingles statue Note: This article first appeared in the Dec. 19 Radford News Journal. – RADFORD — Funding to complete a bronze statue of Mary Draper Ingles was approved on a split vote by Radford City Council Monday. Council approved the expenditure of $32,000 to complete the statue, which will be placed near Glencoe Museum. A... »

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