Women’s shelter holds fundraiser on Saturday

Transitional Options for Women is raising money this weekend through a yard sale and car wash to support their shelter. WFIR intern reporter Madison Everett has more:

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Man charged with animal cruelty for shooting neighbor’s dog; dog’s owner also faces charges

More charges have been filed against a Bedford County man who authorities say shot a neighbor’s dog in front of children — and the dog’s owner faces her own charges. It surrounds an incident earlier this month in Goodview when a man told sheriff’s deputies he shot the dog after it bit his grandson. 60-year-old Fred Dooley was charged at the time with reckless handling of a firearm, and now, he faces an animal cruelty count. The sheriff’s office says Natasha Simpson is charged with failure to vaccinate for rabies and failure to register the dog.

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Police: woman killed after running stop sign at US 220

State police say a fatal accident on US 220 in Franklin County took the life of a Bassett woman. Troopers say 68-year-old Angela Martin went through a stop sign Tuesday on Fork Mountain Road and into the path of an oncoming tractor trailer on 220. Martin was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say neither a seven-year-old old child with her nor the truck driver were hurt.

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McAuliffe: let transgenders serve

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

The just-announced ban on transgenders in the military has drawn immediate reaction from Virginia’s Governor. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Bedrosian on why he opposed Gates contract extension

Al Bedrosian

Hollins supervisor Al Bedrosian wants to make clear why he voted against a new 2-year contract extension for Roanoke County administrator Tom Gates yesterday  – it was the overall compensation package – not just the 1-point-5 percent raise Gates will get along with other employees. Bedrosian has been on the Board of Supervisors for three-and-a-half years. Bedrosian said that amounts to 28 percent, including deferred compensation. The other four supervisors voted for the new Gates contract.

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Willy Wonka Jr. featuring a female lead begins tonight

A classic story with a twist will be brought to life by children from our area beginning tonight and WFIR’s Ian Price has details on how you can get a “golden” ticket:

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