Roanoke County home searched in animal cruelty probe

Roanoke County PoliceFrom Roanoke County Police: On Friday 05/22/2015 the Roanoke County Police Department served a search warrant on a house in the 7300 block of Cove Hollow Road. The search was obtained in reference to an investigation that originated with the Fairfax County Police Department. The investigation is on-going and is in reference to an animal cruelty and crimes against nature investigation. A suspect has been identified, but due to the fact that the investigation is still in progress we will not be identifying them. This case will be presented to the next meeting of the Roanoke County Grand Jury for indictments. This investigation is being worked by both the Roanoke County & Fairfax County Police Departments.

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Kaine backs changes to NSA phone data collection

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine

The U.S. Senate must still vote on a bill that changes how the N-S-A could collect American phone records … Virginia’s junior Senator is pushing for that vote as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Roanoke Catholic getting feelers from public school league

VHSL 100An out-of-court settlement of an antitrust lawsuit allowing Liberty Christian Academy in Lynchburg to join the Virginia High School League had an immediate impact in Roanoke … more from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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On-line disruptions impact SOL testing; some students may qualify for retests as a result

Education-News1Computer problems have disrupted Virginia’s SOL tests three times in the last ten days. School officials say the impacts have been minimal, but some students may become eligible to take them again. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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