‘He had a heart of gold’: Former studio manager at WJXT, John Cermack, dies unexpectedly
Former WJXT floor director, John Cermack, also known by his nickname "Smack", died unexpectedly Thursday night due to an accident. He had worked for Graham Media Group for more than 18 years and was most recently working with the engineering team at WSLS in Roanoke.
‘A gut punch’: Father of TV reporter killed in Virginia reacts to Orlando shooting spree
As the country mourns the deaths of three people killed in a shooting spree near Orlando, including a TV news reporter, the father of another reporter killed on the job years back calls the violence “a gut punch.”
See something, say something: Anonymous tip lines successful in stopping possible school threats, attackers
School districts around the country are working to beef up security measures. This school year, safety of students is top of mind more than ever. That's why school systems like Roanoke City are having to rethink the way they do things.
Take it to the grave: Roanoke man wants to be buried in Wrigley’s Gum casket - and it looks like he’ll get his wish
That’s the case for one Roanoke man who’s known to share Wrigley’s Gum with everyone he meets. John has been in Roanoke for a few months to be by Suttie’s side as his health declines. Suttie asked Sammy Oakey at Oakey’s Funeral Home to have his casket painted like the iconic gum box. And before he knew it, hundreds of packs of gum were on their way to Roanoke, and he had good news to share. Suttie’s family said his health is improving, and that’s a good thing, because they need someone to give away all the gum.
US prison populations down 8% amid coronavirus outbreak
Former Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women inmate Stephanie Parris sits in Market Square on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Roanoke, Va. Parris was finishing a two-year prison sentence for a probation violation when she heard shed be going home three weeks early because of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Get paid $1,300 to watch 13 Stephen King movies by Halloween
One courageous scary movie buff could get a dream job opportunity -- and make $1,300. USDish.com is looking for one scary movie fan to watch 13 Stephen King movies by Halloween. In return, you'll get $1,300 and a "Stephen King survival kit" that includes a flashlight, blanket, movie-watching snacks, an Amazon gift card and a Fitbit to "track to just how badly those jump scares get you." They want to know how you like to celebrate Halloween and any other information that makes you the perfect candidate. Here are the 13 movies you'll have to watch:"Carrie" (original or 2013 remake)"Children of the Corn""Christine""Creepshow""Cujo""Dreamcatcher""It" (original or 2017 remake)"The Mist""Pet Sematary" (original or 2019 remake)"Salem's Lot""The Shining""Thinner"Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.