Ian Ostlund and his dog, Reese, have only been on duty together for a month or so, one of five teams that just graduated from training. That gives the department a total of nine teams, allowing them to properly cover the entire state now.
Patrick Henry High School and William Fleming High School students graduated virtually Thursday. Both graduations were streamed live on Facebook for family members and friends to listen in and watch their favorite grads big day.
A major new playground, for a neighborhood that needs it, is now under construction in the city of Roanoke. On Tuesday morning, the Roanoke Kiwanis Club and its partners broke ground on the project, located between the Melrose Library and Forest Park Academy.