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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two people who reportedly scammed money by shortchanging a restaurant clerk.

A man who was arrested last November for trafficking heroin now faces new charges stemming from the Operation Fireball undercover campaign conducted by the City County Drug Task Force.

With more than eight months of planning completed, Roanoke Rapids is now ready to roll out the red carpet to 13 teams as the U-9 Cal Ripken Southeast Regional Baseball Tournament gets under way at Ledgerwood Field next week.

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 17:50

Thirty days given to claim abandoned bikes

Over the past year, the Roanoke Rapids Police Department has donated between 100 to 120 unclaimed bicycles to charity, Investigator Frankie Griffin says.

As reported cases of dogs collapsing from heat exhaustion soar, five new PETA billboards are alerting Halifax County residents to the dangers of leaving chained dogs outside in the summer heat, including deadly heat stroke and flystrike.

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 17:12

RRPD blotter: July 1-2, 2016

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:

A Monday night disturbance call led to the arrest of a Roanoke Rapids woman and warrants for a man who has not yet been taken into custody.

A Henrico woman reported missing Monday morning was found deceased in a wooded area near her home, the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Halifax County commissioners today approved two communication projects, one which is expected to improve emergency communications in the Littleton and Scotland Neck areas, considered two of the worst dead air areas in the county.

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