Northam replaces regulators ahead of pipeline vote

Northam replaces regulators ahead of pipeline vote
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has removed two members of the State Air Pollution Control Board after the citizen review board delayed ...
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Top Democrat in Virginia House to leave leadership role

Top Democrat in Virginia House to leave leadership role
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The top Democrat in the Virginia House of Delegates plans to leave his leadership role. News outlets report House Minority Leader ...
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More than 2,700 still in the dark in Floyd County

More than 2,700 still in the dark in Floyd County
Appalachian Power Storm Response Update Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 10 a.m. Situation Restoration efforts continue as Appalachian Power crews work to get electric service ...
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Lawyers in Charlottesville rally killing want juror biases exposed

Lawyers in Charlottesville rally killing want juror biases exposed
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors and lawyers for a man accused of killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia have agreed that ...
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UVA looks for better showing against triple-option

UVA looks for better showing against triple-option
ATLANTA (AP) — Virginia’s championship hopes could be dashed before the Cavaliers take the field Saturday. Yet, there isn’t time to fret over what-ifs. The ...
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UPDATE: Two killed in I-81 accident

UPDATE: Two killed in I-81 accident
UPDATE 11/17/18: BOTETOURT, Va. – Virginia State Police Trooper B.A. Javins is investigating a motor vehicle crash which resulted in two fatalities.  The crash occurred Friday ...
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Floyd, Patrick and Bent Mountain to have power restored by Sunday night  

Floyd, Patrick and Bent Mountain to have power restored by Sunday night  
Appalachian Power Storm Response Update: Saturday, November 17, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. Situation Progress has been made to repair electrical facilities that were damaged after an ice storm ...
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UPDATE: Police say missing baby’s mother is “certainly a person...

UPDATE: Police say missing baby's mother is "certainly a person of interest"
UPDATE November 16: Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones says the father of missing baby Arieanna Day remains a "strong suspect" in her disappearance and likely ...
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Northam praises “vision” for VT-C in Roanoke

Northam praises "vision" for VT-C in Roanoke
Governor Northam made an unannounced visit to Roanoke this morning, speaking before the Business Council of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Region. He said providing state dollars to ...
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Hunter says he is innocent at press conference today

Hunter says he is innocent at press conference today
Roanoke Peacemakers founder Shawn Hunter says stalking charges filed against him in Bedford are untrue -- and he has video to prove it. A woman ...
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Kaine looks for logjam to break with Democratic House

Kaine looks for logjam to break with Democratic House
He's still hopeful of passing meaningful legislation during the current "lame duck" session in Congress but Virginia's junior US Senator also says the Democrat re-taking ...
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Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center fundraiser for Monday

Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center fundraiser for Monday
As the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center deals with ongoing attorney costs, a fundraiser is planned for Monday at the Tanglewood Buffalo Wild Wings. WFIR’s Ian ...
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Dawgs face league’s top team tonight

Dawgs face league's top team tonight
The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs are 3-3 on the season after a pair of wins at home last weekend. They play at the Berglund Center ...
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“Grease Friday” aims to avoid Bedford County “Fatbergs...

"Grease Friday" aims to avoid Bedford County "Fatbergs"
The Bedford Regional Water Authority wants customers to recycle the fat and grease from holiday meals -- and not pour it down the drain where ...
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NWS: Icing, downed trees, power outages remain possible

NWS: Icing, downed trees, power outages remain possible
The Winter Storm Warning has expired, but the National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement saying additional glazing of ice is possible on ...
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UPDATE: Police still seek woman in abduction and robbery case

UPDATE: Police still seek woman in abduction and robbery case
UPDATE from Roanoke County Police:  The second suspect, Ms. Natalia Simone Smith of Roanoke, is still at large and we request the public’s assistance in ...
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Help could be on way for residents, businesses impacted by Michael last mon...

Help could be on way for residents, businesses impacted by Michael last month
Low-interest loans are now being offered in some localities that were impacted by Tropical Storm Michael last month. One of those places is the Roanoke ...
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Gift shopping can be a “riot” this weekend

Gift shopping can be a "riot" this weekend
Those looking for slightly different gifts - handmade, upcycled, perhaps "odd but useful" - may want to check out the "Riot Rooster" at 16 West ...
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STUDY: ‘Clear evidence’ backs up cellphone radiation concerns

STUDY: 'Clear evidence' backs up cellphone radiation concerns
Research released this month found what could be the world’s largest and most costly experiment linking cancer in male rats to cellphone radiation. WFIR’s Ian ...
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UVA, Liberty get ready for tough road football games

UVA, Liberty get ready for tough road football games
Another tall task for Liberty's football team - after playing UVA on the road last week and losing - the Flames are playing SEC football ...
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