Task Force guest speaker says gang activity on the rise locally

Task Force guest speaker says gang activity on the rise locally
Roanoke City's Gun Violence Task Force met again this morning via Zoom. Among the guest speakers was Dan Duvar with the U.S. Attorney's office in ...
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Virginia Lottery overcomes COVID slowdown to post 3rd-best year in its hist...

Virginia Lottery overcomes COVID slowdown to post 3rd-best year in its history
COVID-related shutdowns in late March and early April did not prevent the Virginia Lottery from recording the third-best year in its 32-year history. The lottery ...
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Taubman Sidewalk Art Show is – what else? – virtual this weeken...

Taubman Sidewalk Art Show is - what else? - virtual this weekend
First it was moved from June until this weekend but like most other events it was canceled due to COVID-19 safety precautions. The Taubman Museum ...
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Football fans: Roanoke Rush are planning a comeback

Football fans: Roanoke Rush are planning a comeback
A blast from the past for local pro football fans - a new version of the Roanoke Rush are training for a season that's been ...
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Back the Blue rally in Salem on Saturday

Back the Blue rally in Salem on Saturday
An event in Salem on Saturday offers support to law enforcment and helps to raise money for a local veterans organization. WFIR's Rob Ruthenberg has ...
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Delayed Shamrock Hill 5K is now going virtual

Delayed Shamrock Hill 5K is now going virtual
Roanoke Catholic has come up with a really creative way to continue fundraising efforts despite the strain on events due to Covid-19. WFIR's Rob Ruthenberg ...
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Another craft brewer getting ready to open in downtown Roanoke

Another craft brewer getting ready to open in downtown Roanoke
A new craft brewer is coming to downtown Roanoke. Golden Cactus Brewing plans to open at 5th Street and Rorer Avenue within the next few ...
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Social distancing at the beach: some SML visitors are turned away

Social distancing at the beach: some SML visitors are turned away
Officials at Smith Mountain Lake State Park say the visitors this summer have uniformly been on their best behavior when it comes to social distancing ...
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UPDATE: Two accidents that blocked I-81 are both cleared

UPDATE: Two accidents that blocked I-81 are both cleared
UPDATE: VDOT reports both accidents are cleared. PREVIOUS: There are major delays this morning on Interstate 81 between the Roanoke Valley and Christiansburg. VDOT reports ...
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Nationwide survey highlights divide over school reopenings

Nationwide survey highlights divide over school reopenings
Like it is locally, the debate over whether or not children should return to classrooms this Fall for in-person learning - or stay home for ...
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5K run/walk fundraiser for veteran programs set for this November

5K run/walk fundraiser for veteran programs set for this November
COVID-19 has made it difficult to hold gatherings and many have had to cancel events entirely. The American Legion Post three is planning a 5K ...
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Truck falls from I-81 bridge; driver dead

Truck falls from I-81 bridge; driver dead
NEWS RELEASE: The Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal tractor trailer crash on Interstate 81.  The crash occurred at 9:42 p.m. on the northbound ...
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Tech coach mulls future with football season in doubt

Tech coach mulls future with football season in doubt
The Big 10 and the Pac 12 have already canceled their fall sports season due to COVID safety concerns and the Big 12 may follow ...
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Final decision: most Roanoke classes are on-line only for first nine weeks

Final decision: most Roanoke classes are on-line only for first nine weeks
Roanoke City Public Schools will be online only for the majority of students through the first nine weeks of the school year after a vote ...
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Number of new coronavirus cases in Roanoke Valley increases

Number of new coronavirus cases in Roanoke Valley increases
According to the latest numbers released this morning from the Virginia Department of Health there are 9 new probable or confirmed coronavirus cases attributed to ...
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Two shootings in Roanoke may be connected

Two shootings in Roanoke may be connected
(from Roanoke PD) On August 12, 2020 just before 9:15am, Roanoke Police responded to the 2800 block of Oakland Avenue NW in reference to a ...
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Roanoke County public school teachers prepare for new normal

Roanoke County public school teachers prepare for new normal
COVID-19 has had people questioning whether or not children would be able to go back to school this fall. But Roanoke County public schools will ...
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Suetterlein bill would limit time of a governor’s executive order

Suetterlein bill would limit time of a governor's executive order
Roanoke County State Senator David Suetterlein wants his General Assembly Colleagues to limit the time any governor’s executive orders can remain in effect – but ...
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Liberty cancels once-delayed 2020 commencement

Liberty cancels once-delayed 2020 commencement
NEWS RELEASE: Liberty University announced on Tuesday that its 2020 Commencement, previously scheduled for Sept. 11-12, has been canceled. The university released the following announcement ...
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Why are Roanoke City and Roanoke County back to school plans different?

Why are Roanoke City and Roanoke County back to school plans different?
During her weekly teleconference today Dr. Molly O'Dell with the Virginia Department of Health was asked about the difference in back-to school plans locally - ...
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