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Fatal shooting victim identified; no word yet on charges

Fatal shooting victim identified; no word yet on charges
UPDATED NEWS RELEASE: The deceased victim of this incident has been identified as Nathaniel Briggs, 36 of Roanoke. All parties involved in this incident have ...
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AAA: Holiday travel to be lowest in many years

AAA: Holiday travel to be lowest in many years
AAA expects far fewer Virginians than usual to be traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday, but if you do have plans to head anywhere by car, ...
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Police: Roanoke man shot, arrested in Lynchburg home invasion attempt

Police: Roanoke man shot, arrested in Lynchburg home invasion attempt
NEWS RELEASE: – The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating a home invasion that occurred on Wooldridge Circle early this morning. On November 25, 2020 at ...
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Local college hoops opens up play today

Local college hoops opens up play today
Its opening day for college men's and women's basketball teams locally today - Virginia Tech, UVA and Liberty. WPLY-MIN ...
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UPDATE: COVID hospitalizations in region reach new high

UPDATE: COVID hospitalizations in region reach new high
UPDATED November 25: The number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment in our region has reached another high. Health care systems based in Roanoke, Lynchburg ...
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Fatal shooting: Richmond suspect, Petersburg victim at Lynchburg hotel

Fatal shooting: Richmond suspect, Petersburg victim at Lynchburg hotel
UPDATE: – The Lynchburg Police Department has arrested Ishmael Bailey, 24, of Richmond in connection with last night's homicide. He is charged with second degree ...
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UPDATE: Female suspect sought for Rocky Mount store robbery

UPDATE: Female suspect sought for Rocky Mount store robbery
UPDATED NEWS RELEASE: Surveillance video indicates that the suspect vehicle was parked next door at the entrance to the Uttermost Corporation. We are seeking assistance ...
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No time to let down our guard says local VDH director

No time to let down our guard says local VDH director
After the turkey comes the shopping - and like her warnings about COVID safety on Thanksgiving - the local health district director urges the same ...
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COVID won’t stop the Rescue Mission Thanksgiving day

COVID won't stop the Rescue Mission Thanksgiving day
The Roanoke Rescue Mission is getting ready to do what it always does on Thanksgiving Day: serve a full dinner to hundreds of people. But ...
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State regulators deny Appalachian Power rate hike request

State regulators deny Appalachian Power rate hike request
NEWS RELEASE: RICHMOND –Appalachian Power Company has earned a rate of return (profit) that is within the range authorized by Virginia utility law for calendar ...
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Carilion wants YOU – for antibody survey

Carilion wants YOU - for antibody survey
The Virginia Department of Health has awarded Carilion Clinic $566,000 in CARES Act funding to help gain a better understanding of just how many people ...
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Roanoke Valley Greenways launch major web site redesign

Roanoke Valley Greenways launch major web site redesign
The Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission has a new website up and running, one designed to provide plenty of information to visitors and locals seeking to ...
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79 charged with drug counts in Henty County; dozens in custody

79 charged with drug counts in Henty County;  dozens in custody
NEWS RELEASE: The Henry County Sheriff’s Office has concluded an undercover narcotics operation.  Pharmaceutical pills, along with quantities of fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana, ...
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Liberty Arena about to debut as basketball season gets underway

Liberty Arena about to debut as basketball season gets underway
The brand new Liberty Arena for men's and women's basketball and Flames volleyball cut the ribbon yesterday. WPLY-MIN ...
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CHIP wants you to “Run from 2020” for a good cause

CHIP wants you to "Run from 2020" for a good cause
Feel like you'd like to Run from 2020? ... most of us probably do. Now you can literally run from a year like few other ...
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ROA looking for public input on 20-year expansion plan

ROA looking for public input on 20-year expansion plan
An investigation of top ROA executives announced yesterday aside, Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport has created a 20-year Master Plan to expand and keep up with Federal ...
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In Depth: “Hope to Walk” raising money for low-cost prosthetic ...

In Depth: "Hope to Walk" raising money for low-cost prosthetic legs
We told you several months ago about Hope to Walk - a Blacksburg-based non-profit that makes low-cost, low-tech prosthetic legs and donates them free to ...
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ROA Executives Placed on Administrative Leave

ROA Executives Placed on Administrative Leave
ROANOKE, Va. – The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission has placed Timothy Bradshaw, Executive Director of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport and Richard Osbourne, Director of Planning ...
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Roanoke City Council is an even more diverse group following election

Roanoke City Council is an even more diverse group following election
The city council election made history earlier this month as Roanoke voters have elected the first majority Black city council. WFIR’s Rachel Meell explains how ...
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