Kaine has questions on Trump’s executive order

Kaine has questions on Trump's executive order
The furor over the separation of children from their parents at the southern border may abate with the President's decision to end that policy but ...
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Appeals court grants new sentencing hearings for DC sniper

Appeals court grants new sentencing hearings for DC sniper
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A sniper serving life in prison for terrorizing the Washington, D.C., region as a teenager must get new sentencing hearings in ...
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UPDATE: Northam orders probe into juvenile facility housing immigrant teens

UPDATE: Northam orders probe into juvenile facility housing immigrant teens
UPDATE: WASHINGTON (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has ordered state officials to investigate claims made by immigrant teens of severe physical abuse at a ...
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United Way’s “Day of Action” has local impact

United Way's "Day of Action" has local impact
United Way's "Day of Action" is taking place nationwide today. Locally, volunteers are spending time with children at Head Start centers, sorting donated food at ...
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Local community theater looking for more dancers and singers

Local community theater looking for more dancers and singers
"Nice Work if You Can Get It," is a stage musical set just before Prohibition took hold in the Roaring Twenties. Attic Productions in Fincastle ...
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Honduran woman fearing deportation given sanctuary in Va church

Honduran woman fearing deportation given sanctuary in Va church
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Honduran woman who says she's facing deportation has taken sanctuary in a Virginia church. Abbie Arevalo-Herrera came to the U.S ...
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Vinton company to spend $1.5 million to increase capacity

Vinton company to spend $1.5 million to increase capacity
A Vinton company is investing $1.5 million to expand and upgrade its manufacturing capabilities. Governor Northam’s office says the state will provide funding to help ...
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Fossil demonstration tonight ahead of “Fallen Kingdom” premiere

Fossil demonstration tonight ahead of "Fallen Kingdom" premiere
If you’re braving the crowds tonight for the premiere of the newest Jurassic World movie you might see a demonstration from actual paleontologists. WFIR’s Ian ...
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Laid-off Northrop workers could be rehired by new contractor

Laid-off Northrop workers could be rehired by new contractor
CHESTER, Va. (AP) - More than 300 Northrop Grumman employees at a Chester data center will be losing their jobs after the state ended its ...
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Troy Daniels basketball camp; Hillcats outfielder is a bright spot

Troy Daniels basketball camp; Hillcats outfielder is a bright spot
After finishing as the Carolina League co-champions in 2017 the Lynchburg Hillcats finished the first half of this season with the worst record in the ...
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“Spring Awakening” tackles tough issues at Mill Mountain Theatr...

"Spring Awakening" tackles tough issues at Mill Mountain Theatre
A play intended for mature teens and adults comes to grips with issues most people face while crossing over from adolescence. WFIR's Gene Marrano reports ...
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With drownings a major cause of child deaths, a plan to help parents preven...

With drownings a major cause of child deaths, a plan to help parents prevent tragedy
Drownings account for a large proportion of accidental deaths among young children, and with summer's official arrival today, experts urge parents to adopt a system ...
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Tourism workshop grooms new “ambassadors” for the region

Tourism workshop grooms new "ambassadors" for the region
Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge held a hospitality training workshop today, looking to build a team of local ambassadors who can show tourists what the area ...
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UVA student settles suit against ABC agents for $250K

UVA student settles suit against ABC agents for $250K
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ A former University of Virginia student who filed a civil rights lawsuit after his 2015 arrest by alcohol-enforcement agents has received ...
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Downtown healthy option eatery cuts ribbon

Downtown healthy option eatery cuts ribbon
We first told you about The Salad Factory in downtown Roanoke a few months ago. Now they've cut a ribbon as WFIR's Gene Marrano reports: ...
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Virginia health care providers sue over abortion regulations

Virginia health care providers sue over abortion regulations
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A group of women's health care providers has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a number of Virginia's abortion regulations in ...
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Virginia reviews district map errors, reassigns 482 voters

Virginia reviews district map errors, reassigns 482 voters
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia election officials have recently reassigned nearly 500 voters to new congressional districts as the state works to resolve mapping errors ...
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Pulaski Yankees home opener on Friday

Pulaski Yankees home opener on Friday
The Pulaski Yankees opens their home schedule this Friday night at Calfee Park against Greenville. WPLY-MIN ...
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DC voters nominate mayor for another term, approve tips law

DC voters nominate mayor for another term, approve tips law
WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters in Washington, D.C., have approved a ballot initiative that restructures the payment system for tipped employees in bars and  restaurants. They've ...
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Booker T. Washington Monument conducts summer learning opportunities

Booker T. Washington Monument conducts summer learning opportunities
The Booker T. Washington National Monument has some fun learning opportunities for area children this summer. In July, the park is offering Eco Camp and ...
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