ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia on Wednesday, Oct 26th,  identified a man who was fatally shot and three others who were wounded after a former co-worker opened fire at a rail car factory. Getachew Fekede opened fire at the FreightCar America facility in Roanoke early Tuesday, Oct 25th,  before killing himself, police said. … Continue reading

Education / Featured / Health / Local / U.S. News / Virginia

Feds urged to investigate police shooting of black teen

The ACLU of Virginia and Roanoke branch of the NAACP are urging federal officials to investigate police practices in Roanoke County, where officers shot and killed a black teen in February. The groups said in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s office this month that they want more information about the death of 18-year-old … Continue reading

AP’s general news coverage in Virginia

AP’s general news coverage in Virginia

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Virginia. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Richmond bureau at 804-643-6646 or A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories … Continue reading

Advance Auto Parts misses Street 3Q forecasts, cuts guidance
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Advance Auto Parts misses Street 3Q forecasts, cuts guidance

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Advance Auto Parts Inc. reported a dip in its third-quarter profit, a disappointing outlook and disclosed CEO Darren R. Jackson will retire in January. Jackson cited the costs related to integrating General Parts International and a stronger U.S. dollar as factors in weighing down results for the quarter. The third-quarter “shortfall” … Continue reading