AAA: Leave the social media at home while on vacation

AAA-LogoAAA advises travelers to keep information regarding vacations off of social media — that’s one way thieves target homes. WFIR’s Kelsea Pieters has more:

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New executive director for RSO no stranger to the area

David_Crane RSOHe’s been on the job for about three weeks now … the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s new executive director is David Crane. The Botetourt County native studied music at Virginia Commonwealth University … he was hired away from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, where he was the General Manager. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Protecting yourself while outdoors

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It’s summertime and the warmth draws us outside, but as WFIR’s Kelsea Pieters reports, we must be weary of biting mosquitoes — they could lead to serious illnesses:

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College students building more than new facilities at Camp Easter Seals

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Seventeen college students from 10 states are spending the week at Camp Easter Seals in Craig County, building a pagoda, nature trail and ropes course. The camp serves children with cerebral palsy, and it is one of several the students are visiting as part of a summer volunteer work project. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Roanoke City launches program to make solar energy more affordable, accessible to city homeowners

Solarize RoanokeFrom the City of Roanoke: At a press conference earlier today, the city officially launched Solarize Roanoke, a program designed to make solar energy affordable and accessible to homeowners. Solarize Roanoke is a partnership between the City of Roanoke, Community Housing Partners, local solar installers, Freedom First Credit Union, and local community members. The program will run until Sept. 3o. Homeowners living in the following zip codes are eligible to participate: 24011, 24012, 24013, 24014, 24015, 24016, 24017, 24018, and 24019.

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Valley View/Interstate 581 interchange under construction

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Portions of Interstate 581 and other roads in the Valley View area are slated to be under construction for the next two years. WFIR’s Kelsea Pieters has more:

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For first time in 30 years, VA waters may become open to oil & gas exploration

WFIR-LOGO-1The oil and gas industry welcomes a federal government move that could eventually lead to drilling off Virginia’s shoreline, but environmentalists do not share that enthusiasm. The Obama administration has approved the use of seismic technology to explore for oil and gas in waters from Florida to Delaware. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Police: three charged with numerous thefts from cars in Roanoke City & County

Roanoke County PoliceRoanoke-PoliceFrom Roanoke County Police:

Over the course of several weeks there have been numerous larcenies from vehicles in Roanoke County and Roanoke City. To include over 40 in Roanoke County. Through a joint investigation with Roanoke City, detectives from both departments worked together to follow up on leads. Through this joint investigation it was determined that three subjects were involved in several of the Roanoke City cases and close to all of the Roanoke County cases. The suspects are identified as Michael Furrow – 39 of Roanoke City, Richard Chambers – 30 of Roanoke City and Samantha Simmons – 26 of Roanoke City.

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Sheriff: murders may be connected to drug pipeline and much more

Homicide-Update-WFIRThe murders of two brothers in Henry County has led to two arrests — and officials say the investigation goes much further, including a drug pipeline, forged ID’s and possible immigration issues. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Jefferson Center has announced the line-up for its 13th season

Jefferson-CenterJefferson Center has announced the line-up for its 13th season … following a year during which there were numerous sell-outs. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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