Man sought for burglary, grand larceny

News release: Roanoke County Police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Alexander Troy Lanham. Police hold outstanding felony warrants on Lanham for Burglary and Grand Larceny. Lanham is described as a white male, 5 foot 11 inches, brownish-red hair, hazel eyes and weighing 165-180 pounds. He is believed to be driving a 2003 Audi A4 sedan, with Virgina registration VRG-4219. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call Roanoke County Police at 540-562-3265, or call 911.

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Donated mobility equipment sought by Salem non-profit

A Salem-based non-profit that provides “mobility equipment” to those that can’t afford it otherwise figures spring cleaning is a good time to ask for donations. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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VT prof weighs in on misconception of civil rights movement and MLK

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As black history month draws to a close, a man who participated in civil rights protests during the 1960s is putting the efforts of those not named Martin Luther King Jr. into perspective. As WFIR’s Ian Price reports:

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Switching gas pumps to chip credit card readers: remove your card more slowly

Kroger hopes to have every one of its gas pumps in our region converted to chip card reading ability by the end of the year, but it is an expensive and complicated process. And you may have to remove your card more slowly for now, as WFIR’s Evan Jones reports.

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The science behind beer: “Beakers and Brews” looks to educate

Parkway Brewing Company and Virginia Cooperative Extension are collaborating to  provide the monthly series, Beakers and Brews, in an effort to educate the community on the science behind beer. WFIR’s Lillian Boyd has more:

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UPDATE: Stolen playground Xylophone found, suspect in custody

UPDATE: From Bedford Police:The Bedford Police Department and the Town of Bedford want to thank everyone for your assistance. The Xylophone was recovered and hopefully the Town Public Works Department will be able to have it back at the park installed soon. After the Xylophone was recovered officers of the Bedford Police Department worked diligently and we’re able to make an arrest of the suspect. We will share more about the arrest.

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