The Roanoke Children’s Theatre is reaching out to educate the members of the community in its upcoming production”ILY: Hang Up and Drive”.  In case you aren’t aware, ILY is shorthand in the texting world for “I Love You” .  The play highlights the senseless tragedies that result from mixing cellphone use with driving. Anything that Read More…

The Blue Lights- UGH! Most of us have had that horrible panicky feeling when we see that black and white police car with the blue flashing lights come up behind us.  The first thought, was I speeding?  And if the answer is yes,  brace yourself, you’re probably in a ton of trouble. If you’re caught Read More…

And it’s not Over… On January 9, 2018, Takata expanded its already massive recall by an additional 3.3 million airbag inflators.  This most recent recall addresses concerns that the airbags may deploy and fire dangerous metal fragments in to the passenger compartments of the vehicles they are installed in.  More recalls are scheduled for the Read More…

A Deadly Walk in the Woods Just before Christmas, a young woman by the name of Bethany Stephens from Goochland County, Virginia was mauled to death by her two pit-bulls, Pac-Man and Tonka.  The incident, which is by far the most gruesome case I have ever heard of, has left law enforcement, dog-owners, dog handlers Read More…

The buzz word of the week in Southwest and Southside Virginia is “black ice”.  Black Ice is the thin layer on ice that forms over roadways when freezing rain is present or after snow has melted and refrozen on the roadway. This commonly occurs at night after recent snowfall has had a chance to melt Read More…

Five Tractor Trailer Accident Causes Back-ups on I-81 The Troutville Rest Area on I-81 was temporarly closed Tuesday morning after a wreck involving 5 tractor trailers.  Fortunately, only one person was injured in the crash and was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  He is expected to recover. The tractor trailer accident occured when 31 year Read More…

In 2014, 32,675 people were killed in traffic accidents in the United States. Over 8,000 of those fatal accidents occured at intersections.  Most busy intersections are equipped with some type of traffic signal.  Some intersections have flashing caution lights, while others have full fledged 3 signal stoplights. Human error is always a factor and for Read More…

SUV Backovers Can Be Deadly

  Each year there are an average of 230 deaths and 13,000 injuries caused by vehicle backovers. Sadly, children under the age of five are at the greatest risk of being backed over and the primary age of victims is just one year old. A parent or close relative is behind the wheel in over Read More…

  An estimated 150,000 Americans unknowingly became guinea pigs when they were fitted with a metal-on-metal artificial hip implant that had not been tested on humans. Although the defective medical device was taken off the market in 2013, many Americans are still dealing with painful side effects. A federal jury recently found that DePuy and Read More…

Avoid a DUI this New Year’s

  New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching and with it comes plenty of celebration, but before you start popping the champagne, make sure you have a designated driver or download a ride-sharing app such as Uber or Lyft. In Virginia, a person with a BAC level of 0.08 percent or higher is considered “alcohol impaired.”  Read More…