Help Save the Next Girl to benefit from self defense classes

Help Save the Next Girl to benefit from self defense classes
Counter Response Protection Fitness on Electric Road in the Tanglewood area wants to empower the area's young women. WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno has more on ...
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Virginia survives scare vs Notre Dame

Virginia survives scare vs Notre Dame
The Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team got a battle from the Irish on Saturday but ultimately prevailed. Head coach Tony Bennett spoke afterwards: WPLY-MIN ...
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Former Gov calls for Amazon to bring more jobs to Virginia

Former Gov calls for Amazon to bring more jobs to Virginia
Since Amazon is no longer placing part of its HQ2 in New York City, Virginia’s Governor when the Commonwealth entered its bid for the other ...
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UPDATE: Alleged kidnapping in Bedford County was fabricated

UPDATE: Alleged kidnapping in Bedford County was fabricated
UPDATE -- Authorities in Bedford County have determined a reported attempted kidnapping was made-up. Investigators say after reviewing surveillance footage and talking with the alleged ...
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UPDATE: Reward for information leading to shooting suspect arrest

UPDATE: Reward for information leading to shooting suspect arrest
UPDATE: As the two-state search continues for the man who shot a Bluefield, VA Police Officer late Saturday night, the U.S. Marshals Service is offering a ...
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Down By Downtown festival is back in April

Down By Downtown festival is back in April
Twenty-plus shows including a ticketed event at Elmwood Park; more than a half dozen venues. The Down by Downtown Music Festival has become more of ...
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Hospice gave professor good year longer to live

Hospice gave professor good year longer to live
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — For nearly two decades, Charles “Jack” Dudley shepherded the brightest scholars through Virginia Tech’s honors program, but he didn’t know until ...
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Mountain Valley Pipeline subject of criminal probe

Mountain Valley Pipeline subject of criminal probe
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia. The natural gas pipeline’s parent company said ...
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Police: Woman hid mom’s body with blankets, air fresheners

Police: Woman hid mom's body with blankets, air fresheners
BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a woman hid her mother’s decomposing body inside their Virginia home for weeks, covering it with dozens of blankets ...
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UPDATE: Vehicle sought after woman killed in hit and run

UPDATE: Vehicle sought after woman killed in hit and run
From Roanoke Police 02/15/18 -- UPDATE - Roanoke Police are asking for the public's help identifying and locating the suspect vehicle involved in the incident ...
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Black History Month at Booker T Washington Monument

Black History Month at Booker T Washington Monument
The Booker T. Washington National Monument is offering special programs in honor of Black History Month. WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno has more on tomorrow's event ...
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Tech, UVA playoff hockey; Dawgs all-stars

Tech, UVA playoff hockey; Dawgs all-stars
Virginia Tech and UVA are in the playoffs this weekend - at the club-level hockey post season tournament for the Atlantic Coast Conference Hockey League ...
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Pipeline being built for energy that may no longer needed

Pipeline being built for energy that may no longer needed
Utility filings in Virginia show that much of the need for a proposed natural gas pipeline in our region has disappeared and that could cost ...
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Virginia shelter says the dog set on fire last weekend has died

Virginia shelter says the dog set on fire last weekend has died
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Officials at a Virginia shelter say a dog set on fire at a Richmond park has succumbed to his wounds.News outlets ...
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Cold temps drive up gas prices

Cold temps drive up gas prices
The frigid cold continues to affect much of the nation as recent oil prices have increased; however, AAA Mid-Atlantic says Virginia is doing well. WFIR's ...
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Local delegate Chris Head recaps General Assembly session to date

Local delegate Chris Head recaps General Assembly session to date
17th District Republican delegate Chris Head is looking forward to heading home next week when the General Assembly session ends. Meanwhile there's still some heavy ...
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Peak flu season is here

Peak flu season is here
If you planned on getting shot by Cupid's arrow on Valentine's Day instead a Carilion Clinic Doctor says getting a flu shot is a smarter ...
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Tech professor says Northam must work for forgiveness

Governor Northam has vowed to remain in office despite the notorious blackface yearbook incident and calls for his resignation. Virginia Tech professor Brandy Faulkner says ...
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Local comedian draws from time in NYC for Sunday show in Roanoke

Local comedian draws from time in NYC for Sunday show in Roanoke
Both the national headliner and host of a stand-up comedy show this weekend in downtown Roanoke have local roots but didn’t meet each other until ...
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Virginia Tech teams busy this weekend

Virginia Tech teams busy this weekend
Basketball, baseball. The Hokies are busy this weekend, including the baseball team's season opener in Florida on Friday night. WPLY-MIN ...
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