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News in Salem

6

Jul

2016

Salem Police Seek Suspect in 7-Eleven Robbery

On Saturday, July 2, at approximately 5:09 a.m., Salem Police responded to an armed robbery call at the 7-Eleven store located in the 2000 block of Roanoke Boulevard.

5

Jul

2016

The Minions Take Over "Movies at Longwood" This Thursday

The City of Salem Parks and Recreation Department will continue its 2016 outdoor movie season at Longwood Park on Thursday, July 7. The ultra-popular movie “Minions” - featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and Steve Carell will begin at dusk, around 9 p.m., and admission is absolutely free.

3

Jul

2016

Salem Police Seek Suspect in 7-Eleven Robbery

On Saturday, July 2, at approximately 5:09 a.m., Salem Police responded to an armed robbery call at the 7-Eleven store located in the 2000 block of Roanoke Boulevard.

24

May

2016

Salem Police Respond to Train and Truck Collision

On Tuesday, May 24, at 9:02 a.m., personnel from the Salem Police and Salem Fire and EMS Departments responded to the 1600 block of Apperson Drive in reference to a City of Salem garbage truck that had been struck by a Norfolk Southern freight train. The accident occurred at the crossing that is directly across the street from Margaret Lane.

20

May

2016

Salem Police Arrest Two After Thursday Incident

On Thursday, May 19, at approximately 1:05 p.m., the Salem Police Department responded to the 1700 block of East Main Street in reference to two suspicious subjects, who were inside a parked vehicle behind a business.

10

May

2016

Movies at Longwood Summer Season Begins in June

The City of Salem Parks and Recreation Department will open its 2016 outdoor movie season at Longwood Park on Saturday, June 11. “Hotel Transylvania” – featuring the voice of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James and Fran Drescher will begin at dusk, around 9 p.m., and admission is absolutely free.

30

Apr

2016

Salem Fire & EMS Respond to Brookdale Assisted Living Fire

The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to a fire at Brookdale Assisted Living located at 2001 Ridgewood Dr. this morning, at approximately 10:27 a.m. The fire was contained to a dryer inside a laundry room, but 23 residents were evacuated while fire crews extinguished the fire and removed the smoke.

27

Apr

2016

City Unveils New Downtown "Learning on The Lawn" Program

The City of Salem is pleased to announce a new joint venture between the city’s public library and farmers market that will take place in the heart of the Downtown District starting this Saturday. “Learning on The Lawn” will be held on the large green space in front of the Salem Public Library and feature everything from DIY workshops to home brewing.

14

Apr

2016

Voting Open for “Pride in Salem Green Awards"

The City of Salem is pleased to announce that voting is open for the fifth annual "Pride in Salem Green Awards" that are designed to recognize businesses and organizations that take pride in our community and make Salem a great place to work, live and play.

14

Apr

2016

Chance Crawford Softball Tournament Returns This Weekend

The 36th annual Chance Crawford Benefit Softball Tournament will be held this weekend, April 15-17, throughout the Roanoke Valley. The highly successful charitable tournament is a regional effort put on by the cities of Salem and Roanoke and the counties of Roanoke and Botetourt. For this year’s tournament, there are 140 teams representing Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Tennessee.
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