Contractor blamed for starting house fire, but damage is limited

Contractor blamed for starting house fire, but damage is limited
From Roanoke County Fire and Rescue: (Roanoke County, VA—October 21, 2017) Roanoke County Fire and Rescue respondedat about 1:50p.m., on Saturday, October 21, 2017 to the ...
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UPDATE: State Police identify two Giles Co. accident victims

UPDATE: State Police identify two Giles Co. accident victims
From State Police: Virginia State Police Senior Trooper B.D. Williams is investigating a fatal crash in Giles County. The crash occurred at 12:20 p.m., on ...
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VA workers, vets and others to highlight staff shortages at rally

VA workers, vets and others to highlight staff shortages at rally
Salem VA Center employees, veterans and others concerned about low staffing levels at that location and at other Veterans Administrations health care centers will hold ...
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VTC biomedical research center construction to officially begin Tuesday

VTC biomedical research center construction to officially begin Tuesday
Governor McAuliffe plans to join Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic leaders Tuesday in Roanoke. They’ll officially announce the start of construction to expand biomedical research ...
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Spooky Sprint is West End Center fundraiser

Spooky Sprint is West End Center fundraiser
Come in your finest running gear - or as a favorite Halloween character. WFIR's Gene Marrano reports on the 7th annual Spooky Sprint 5K. 10-20 ...
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More than foliage: October is busiest month of year for area tourism

More than foliage: October is busiest month of year for area tourism
Blue Ridge Parkway officials say the coming weekend is typically the busiest one of the year. The third weekend in October is when fall colors ...
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Science Spooktacular returns to Roanoke tomorrow

Science Spooktacular returns to Roanoke tomorrow
Kids too excited to wait for Halloween might enjoy the Science Spooktacular tomorrow afternoon at the Science Museum of Western Virginia. WFIR’s Ian Price has ...
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Blue Ridge Parkway expects this weekend to be busiest

Blue Ridge Parkway expects this weekend to be busiest
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Drivers seeking fall-colored leaves should expect this weekend to be the busiest on a scenic road that runs through the Appalachian ...
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GOP, Dems battle over Republican majority in House of Delegates

GOP, Dems battle over Republican majority in House of Delegates
Virginia's two major political parties are involved in a wide-ranging election battle that goes beyond the statewide races. It's over the current large majority that ...
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Rail Yard Dawgs back on ice tonight

Rail Yard Dawgs back on ice tonight
The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs are back on the ice for a second season at the Berglund Civic Center. WFIR's Gene Marrano spoke with team ...
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Summit View Business Park breaks ground

Summit View Business Park breaks ground
In Franklin County, crews are already at work grading sites at the 551-acre Summit View Business Park just off US 220 between Boones Mill and ...
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Suspect sought for stealing cash, cigarettes from Rocky Mount store

Suspect sought for stealing cash, cigarettes from Rocky Mount store
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the man who held up a Dollar General store at gunpoint last night just south of Rocky ...
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“Girls and Guitars” benefits Carilion’s Breast Care Cente...

"Girls and Guitars" benefits Carilion's Breast Care Center
October is National "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" and the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount will note the occasion with song. More on the "Girls ...
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ISIS defeat in Raqqa could signal new conflict

ISIS defeat in Raqqa could signal new conflict
The Islamic State group's defeat in its self-declared capital of Raqqa might be the end of the extremist organization, but it could give way to ...
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Police hope surveillance pics help find credit card theft suspect

Police hope surveillance pics help find credit card theft suspect
Roanoke County Police hope surveillance photos will help them identify a man suspected of stealing a credit card, then using it a short time later ...
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Police: Officers shoot 3 in stolen car after confrontation

Police: Officers shoot 3 in stolen car after confrontation
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia have shot and killed one person and wounded two others inside a pickup truck after authorities said ...
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Roanoke professor publishes book 20 years in the making

Roanoke professor publishes book 20 years in the making
After about 20 years of research, Roanoke College History Professor Ivonne Wallace Fuentes published her book this week on the life of Magda Portal -- ...
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Djuna Osborne vies to unseat Chris Head in 17th District

Djuna Osborne vies to unseat Chris Head in 17th District
Republican incumbent Chris Head had no opposition when he ran again for his 17th district seat in the House of Delegates two years ago - ...
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Goodlatte: more and stronger border walls needed, but not everywhere

Goodlatte: more and stronger border walls needed, but not everywhere
Congressman Bob Goodlatte says he has learned a lot more about border wall possibilities during a visit this week to the U.S.-Mexico border. Goodlatte chairs ...
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UPDATE: US 220 to be blocked south of Clearbrook Walmart at 7:00 pm

UPDATE: US 220 to be blocked south of Clearbrook Walmart at 7:00 pm
UPDATE: Police now say the closure will begin at 7:00 pm, and the evening commute will not be impacted. Roanoke County Police say US 220 ...
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