Shooting in NW Roanoke last night

Shooting in NW Roanoke last night
(from Roanoke PD) On January 22, 2022 at approximately 6:40 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a person with a gunshot wound in the 700 ...
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Official state position on abortion changes

Official state position on abortion changes
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s new attorney general has altered the state’s position on a closely watched abortion case before the U.S. Supreme Court, with ...
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Team TWENTY24 will train here for 2024 Summer Olympics

Team TWENTY24 will train here for 2024 Summer Olympics
Now not only is Virginia's Blue Ridge the "East Coast Mountain Biking Capital," it is also the base of operations for the U.S. Women's Pro-Cycling ...
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Update on Woodway Road- Roanoke County fire

Update on Woodway Road- Roanoke County fire
(Update 1/23) The Roanoke County Fire Marshal's Office has concluded their investigation and determined that the fire in the 3000 block of Woodway Road originated ...
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Youngkin says listen to Principals on masks for now

Youngkin says listen to Principals on masks for now
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Friday he’s confident his administration will win a court battle over his executive order allowing parents ...
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Very popular name will NOT be Washington’s new mascot

Very popular name will NOT be Washington's new mascot
The Washington Football Team is explaining why an overwhelmingly popular new mascot name is not in final contention to become its new identity. WFIR’s Ian ...
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Comments on Blue Ridge Parkway Closure

Comments on Blue Ridge Parkway Closure
The national park service is allowing community input on the proposed closure of the Blue Ridge Parkway on June 4 and 5. With the story, ...
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State Committee kills bill supporting use of controversial Covid treatments

State Committee kills bill supporting use of controversial Covid treatments
Legislation allowing use of unapproved medicines on patients diagnosed with COVID has been rejected by a state Senate committee. WFIR's Clark Palmer has that story ...
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Roanoke City Fire EMS battle house fire in Wasena area

Roanoke City Fire EMS battle house fire in Wasena area
Roanoke Fire and EMS crews this morning have blocked off the intersection of Wasena Avenue and Main Street SW as they battle a house fire ...
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New changes in the tax code

New changes in the tax code
Starting Monday you can file your taxes but there are several changes to the tax code you may want to know about. WFIR's Rob Ruthenberg ...
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All Virginia ABC Stores to Open at Noon Starting Monday

All Virginia ABC Stores to Open at Noon Starting Monday
Beginning Monday, Jan. 24, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) will adjust daily opening hours to noon at its 395 stores. Increasing numbers of ABC’s ...
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COVID testing center opens at Valley View

COVID testing center opens at Valley View
The new COVID-19 testing site at Valley View Mall - set up in a tent outside the Community Vaccination Center - opened the doors today ...
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Youngkin touts COVID action plan in Roanoke

Youngkin touts COVID action plan in Roanoke
Governor Glenn Youngkin toured Carilion Clinic and then visited the new testing center that opened today outside the Community Vaccination Center at Valley View Mall ...
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Virginia Tech’s state of the university

Virginia Tech's state of the university
During the 2022 State of the University address at Virginia Tech, an emphasis was put on the development of Quantum Information. More from WFIR's Rob ...
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N-95 masks explained

N-95 masks explained
While the Federal Government says they will have hundreds of millions of N-95 masks available next week if you're looking for one now a mask ...
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U.S. Supreme Court asked to hear Confederate statue case

U.S. Supreme Court asked to hear Confederate statue case
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _Two Richmond residents living near the site where a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stood for more than a century ...
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Gas prices continue to rise

Gas prices continue to rise
Despite less demand for gas, consumers continue to find higher pump prices. WFIR's Rob Ruthenberg has this report 1-20 GAS WRAP -WEB CLICK HERE to find ...
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US cellular Black History Month Art Contest.

US cellular Black History Month Art Contest.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, representatives from US cellular and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia announced the commencement of ...
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Shooting incident early yesterday morning in Roanoke County

Shooting incident early yesterday morning in Roanoke County
(from Roanoke County PD) Officers with the Roanoke County Police Department responded to multiple 911 calls of 2 subjects shooting as well as two vehicles ...
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At the Movies: Being the Ricardos

Brent Stevens At the Movies
Now here's Brent Stevens from Hollins University "At the Movies" ... with what's new at the historic Grandin Theatre: "Being the Ricardos." 1-20 ATM-Ricardos ...
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