Resources for those wishing to help Ukraine

Resources for those wishing to help Ukraine
Here’s how you can help: José Andrés, the beloved D.C. chef famous for feeding people in need around the world, is already in Europe with his ...
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Ridge View Bank breaks ground in Salem

Ridge View Bank breaks ground in Salem
A brand new division of CNB Banking, one with a unique approach to managing and lending capital, is coming to Salem. WFIR's Camden Lazenby has ...
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What to do – and not do – if you encounter a bear cub

What to do - and not do - if you encounter a bear cub
With bear cubs showing up, it might become important for you to know what to do - and not do - if you encounter one ...
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May is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month
A non-profit organization that works to place Virginia children in foster homes says there has been a steep decline in the number of people looking ...
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Health system director says no spread from recent Hepatitis case

Health system director says no spread from recent Hepatitis case
According to the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, there is no health threat to the public based on a case of hepatitis A diagnosed ...
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Revisiting previous UFO comments ahead of public hearing today

Revisiting previous UFO comments ahead of public hearing today
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee is set to have its first public hearing on UFOs today. We heard about UFOs in years past from a ...
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In Depth: “Ukraine Lives” composed by Boones Mill resident

In Depth: "Ukraine Lives" composed by Boones Mill resident
At the start of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra season finale for its classical music series late last month, an original, 2-minute composition called "Ukraine Lives," ...
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National D-Day Memorial holds ‘Pack the Convoy’ Supply Drive

National D-Day Memorial holds 'Pack the Convoy' Supply Drive
A program that gets active-duty service members and their families into museums for free is starting at an area attraction this weekend. WFIR's Camden Lazenby ...
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SFCS hosts 37th Annual By Design conference

SFCS hosts 37th Annual By Design conference
A conference, held in Roanoke, on the future of senior living says it's going to explore the “infinite possibilities in finding longevity."  WFIR’s Camden Lazenby ...
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TSA stops man with two loaded guns at ROA

TSA stops man with two loaded guns at ROA
A man from Bedford County, Va., was cited by police after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers prevented him from carrying two loaded handguns onto his ...
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Police step up hand-held cellphone enforcement in Tanglewood corridor

Police step up hand-held cellphone enforcement in Tanglewood corridor
Roanoke County Police are devoting a lot of attention along the Tanglewood corridor to enforcing Virginia's hand-held cellphone law.  Virginia law prohibits use of those ...
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Iconic Roanoke restaurant will soon close

Iconic Roanoke restaurant will soon close
Roanoker Restaurant statement: Our hearts are heavy as we make this difficult announcement. After 81 years of serving the valley, The Roanoker will close at ...
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10 dead in Buffalo supermarket attack police call hate crime

10 dead in Buffalo supermarket attack police call hate crime
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A white 18-year-old wearing military gear and live streaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket ...
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Jury convicts Virginia family of forced labor conspiracy

Jury convicts Virginia family of forced labor conspiracy
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal jury convicted on Friday three members of a Virginia family of conspiring to coerce another family member to perform ...
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Suit moves forward alleging cops protected sex traffickers

Suit moves forward alleging cops protected sex traffickers
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit against two former police officers accused of protecting a sex trafficking ring in ...
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Private property owners sue over Virginia’s hunting dog law

Private property owners sue over Virginia's hunting dog law
WILSONS, Va. (AP) - Several property owners in Virginia are suing the state Department of Wildlife Resources over a state law that allows hunters to ...
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Women settle suit alleging Liberty mishandled assault cases

Women settle suit alleging Liberty mishandled assault cases
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit twelve women brought last summer against Liberty University, accusing the Christian institution of ...
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County, governor spar over protests at justices’ homes

County, governor spar over protests at justices' homes
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - Fairfax County officials have rebuffed a request from Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin to establish a security perimeter around the neighborhoods ...
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New Commander takes Rivera’s advice for graduation

New Commander takes Rivera's advice for graduation
As college commencements take place in our area, one Washington Commander was able to take part in celebrating his college degree thanks to his coach ...
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John Deere heist in Boones Mill

John Deere heist in Boones Mill
Boones Mill, VA (May 13, 2022): On Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office responded to James River Equipment, located at 76 Taylors ...
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Starting Saturday, you must dial 10 digits for all local calls

Starting Saturday, you must dial 10 digits for all local calls
Starting Saturday, 10-digit local dialing comes to the Roanoke region. The 540 area code is almost out of numbers, so a new area code -- ...
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