A former Salem girls’ volleyball coach faces additional charges of covertly videotaping players changing clothes — this time at a church. Dewayne Barger was already charged with secretly videotaping girls in his apartment bathroom. Now a grand jury charges him with videotaping girls with his travel volleyball club changing clothes last October without their consent at a Salem church. Police do not name the church, but they say Barger had permission to use it for team functions. Barger turned himself in this morning and was then released under his existing $50,000 bond.
(Continue reading for the full Salem Police news release.)
Advance Auto Parts reports first quarter earnings dropped almost 8% from last year, and the Roanoke-based company calls the outlook for the rest of the year “guarded”. The company cites prolonged winter weather this year, the payroll tax increase that took effect in January and continued high unemployment as major reasons. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
Click here for the full Advance Auto news release.
Roanoke Emergency Management officials are planning a disaster response exercise today — for pets. It is mandated under a federal law passed after Hurricane Katrina, one requiring communities to have plans in place to shelter and care for domestic pets after natural disasters. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
Unemployment is dropping in the Commonwealth, and that means consumer sentiment is rising. A new Roanoke College poll shows consumer sentiment is at 80.9% this month — up 12 points from the first quarter of this year. WFIR’s Jay King has the story.
Click here for full poll results and methodology.