Roanoke County lights Christmas tree tonight

Christmas TreeIts a Winter Wonderland – without the snow – as Roanoke County lights its Christmas tree tonight. The public is invited to celebrate. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Imprisoned former CIA officer fights conviction over leak

State-NewsRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A former CIA employee serving a 3 1/2 year-prison for leaking government secrets to a reporter is taking his case to a federal appeals court.A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear Jeffrey Sterling’s case Tuesday. A jury convicted the 49-year-old on all counts last year after he was charged under the Espionage Act for leaking details of a CIA mission to New York Times journalist James Risen.Prosecutors portrayed Sterling as a disgruntled former employee who exposed a plan to stall Iranian ambitions to build a nuclear weapon in an attempt to discredit the CIA.Sterling’s attorneys and other advocates claim prosecutors only went after Sterling because Risen’s story made the CIA look foolish.

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State Senator announces Lt. Governor run

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Sen. Bryce Reeves

A State Senator has announced plans to run for Lt. Governor. More on this story from WFIR’s Bob Clark.

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Plenty of fun for all tomorrow at the Gingerbread Festival

gingerbread-bannerAn event to get into the Christmas spirit will take place tomorrow at the Salem Public Library. WFIR’s Ian Price has details on the Gingerbread Festival:

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Area Christmas tree grower: more farmers should take advantage of new state grants

wfir-defaultThe owner of an area Christmas tree farm says a new state grant should help many farmers plan for the day when the next generation takes over, something she says is too often overlooked. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Carilion conference focuses on child health

WFIR Health NewsFor the past decade Carilion Clinic has hosted an annual pediatrics conference. Today’s session at Hotel Roanoke turns the spotlight “outward” as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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