Time is running out for Science Fair entries

Science Museum - Science FairThe first-ever Virginia Science Festival is taking shape in Roanoke and Blackburg … and this is the last week to submit entries for consideration. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Cox extending and expanding Connect2Compete

coxCox Communications is extending and expanding its Connect2Compete broadband adoption program. It offers $9.95 a month internet service to low-income families with K-12 students, to help them with homework. Cox has expanded the proof of eligibility to include Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), in addition to the Federal Free School Lunch Program.

 

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After emotional day, former governor back on stand

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

Former Virginia
Gov. Bob McDonnell

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ After an emotional day of testimony, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be back on the stand in his public corruption trial. McDonnell testified Thursday about his strained marriage before answering questions about thousands of dollars in gifts and loans he and his family received from a wealthy vitamin entrepreneur. He’ll answer more questions from his lawyer Friday. It’s unclear when prosecutors will begin cross-examination. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are charged with accepting more than $165,0 from former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting his products. Their marriage is a key element to the defense, which has suggested the couple couldn’t have conspired because they were barely communicating.

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Wing Fest about more than just spicy chicken and music

Wing FestRoanoke’s fifth annual Wing Fest tomorrow at Elmwood Park is about more than just spicy chicken and music … its a major fundraiser for Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has the story:

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