Northam wants more money for broadband access

Northam wants more money for broadband access
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he wants lawmakers to approve spending $50 million to make it easier for people to get ...
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Floor tiles pop out at East Salem Elementary; students dismissed early

Floor tiles pop out at East Salem Elementary; students dismissed early
An unusual day, to say the least, at East Salem Elementary. City officials say it was “thermal movement in the concrete floor” that caused floor ...
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Environmental groups oppose “Clean Water Rule” change

Environmental groups oppose "Clean Water Rule" change
Conservation groups in Virginia say President Donald Trump’s rollback of protections for streams and wetlands will lead to more pollution in the nation's drinking water ...
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Hokies men’s team on the boardwalk – playing basketball in Atla...

Hokies men's team on the boardwalk - playing basketball in Atlantic City this weekend
Buzz Williams and his Hokies are playing Washington in Atlantic City tomorrow. WPLY-MIN ...
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Dawgs head coach Dan Bremner on team’s “new attitude” las...

Dawgs head coach Dan Bremner on team's "new attitude" last weekend:
On the road at Knoxville tonight, then back at the Berglund Center tomorrow night against Fayetteville. The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs took two of three ...
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Coming soon: downtown Salem boutique hotel and upscale restaurant

Coming soon: downtown Salem boutique hotel and upscale restaurant
Work is quietly well under way in Salem to transform a former downtown theater building into a boutique hotel and upscale restaurant directly across the ...
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Kaine cautions against government shutdown over border wall

Kaine cautions against government shutdown over border wall
President Trump calls it a "matter of national security" - a 5 billion dollar investment in the border wall - even threatening a partial government ...
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State regulators to consider revoking Mountain Valley Pipeline permit

State regulators to consider revoking Mountain Valley Pipeline permit
NEWS RELEASE: RICHMOND, VA. - At today's State Water Control Board (Board) meeting in Richmond, the Board approved a motion to conduct a hearing to ...
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Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court has invalidated a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of ...
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Virginia Republicans ask Supreme Court to delay new map

Virginia Republicans ask Supreme Court to delay new map
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans want to block a federal court from approving a new legislative map until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on ...
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GOP wants McAuliffe gubernatorial records made available

GOP wants McAuliffe gubernatorial records made available
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Virginia Republicans are pushing to make sure former Gov. Terry McAuliffe's records from his time in office are available to the ...
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Feds: Salem man stole firearms from pawn shop by breaking into pizzeria

Feds: Salem man stole firearms from pawn shop by breaking into pizzeria
A Salem man faces federal charges of stealing semi-automatic rifles and shotguns from a Dublin gun store. Prosecutors say 19-year-old DeAngelo Ramsey broke into an ...
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Carilion seeking gift donations for a special group of patients

Carilion seeking gift donations for a special group of patients
Carilion Children's and the Berglund Center are teaming up to collect Christmas gifts for a special group of patients this Sunday. More from WFIR's Gene ...
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School safety: Northam wants to boost number of counselors

School safety: Northam wants to boost number of counselors
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wants to boost state spending on school counselors as a way to keep kids safer. The Democratic ...
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Herring’s Governor run sends different messages across the aisle

Herring's Governor run sends different messages across the aisle
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s decision to declare his intention to run for Governor in 2021 sends signals to both Democrats and Republicans. WFIR’s Ian ...
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Dawgs get attitude adjustment; racing returns to Motor Mile

Dawgs get attitude adjustment; racing returns to Motor Mile
After a year hiatus short-track racing will return to Motor Mile Speedway in Radford next April.  And the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs won 2 of ...
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Snowfall forces cancellation of popular annual live nativity

Snowfall forces cancellation of popular annual live nativity
One of the area's more popular annual live nativities is cancelled this year -- another result of last weekend's big snowstorm. The Penn Forest Christian ...
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Susan Bro gets support at trial from Gil Harrington

Susan Bro gets support at trial from Gil Harrington
Susan Bro became a national figure after the death of daughter Heather Heyer at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville last year. During the ...
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UPDATE: Roanoke shooting victim, suspect named

UPDATE: Roanoke shooting victim, suspect named
UPDATE: Roanoke Police have identified the victim of a downtown shooting today – and the person charged with firing the gunshots. Officers say 28-year-old John ...
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Fire, water damage Roanoke County apartments

Fire, water damage Roanoke County apartments
News release: Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded at 3:10 p.m., on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 to the 3500 block of Sunchase Lane, in the ...
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