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Fatal crash in Floyd County

Fatal crash in Floyd County
Virginia State Police is investigating a single vehicle crash, which resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred Thursday (Nov 24) at 9:35 p.m. on Route ...
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Fatal hit and run in Roanoke this morning

Fatal hit and run in Roanoke this morning
On November 25 at approximately 9:44 a.m., the City of Roanoke E-911 Center notified Roanoke Police of a person with injuries in the 5000 block ...
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Attention holiday shoppers: here comes “Secondhand Sunday”

Attention holiday shoppers: here comes "Secondhand Sunday"
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday - and now another designation this weekend - "Secondhand Sunday," a first-time national event, suggested as a way ...
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Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday
Since 2010 there's been a push to have holiday gift shoppers "think small," at least for one day, as the Christmas rush gets underway. WFIR's ...
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Satanic Temple to host family movie night in Bedford

Satanic Temple to host family movie night in Bedford
Members of the Satanic Temple hope hosting a family movie night will combat negative stigmas. WFIR's Clark Palmer has details 11-25 Satanic Movie Night Wrap-WEB ...
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Fire at abandoned home in SE early this morning

Fire at abandoned home in SE early this morning
This morning at 3:13 am, Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 400 block of Bullitt Ave SE for reports of a structure fire. Upon arrival, ...
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Drumstick Dash, then Thanksgiving luncheon at Rescue Mission today

Drumstick Dash, then Thanksgiving luncheon at Rescue Mission today
It's all hands on deck for the Rescue Mission of Roanoke today - first at the Drumstick Dash 5K that raises money for the homeless ...
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University offering underrepresented groups grants for tech degrees

University offering underrepresented groups grants for tech degrees
With cybercrimes on the rise, one university is offering tuition assistance to ensure that underrepresented groups are part of the solution. WFIR's Emma Thomas has ...
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Police release more details on Wal-Mart mass shooting

Police release more details on Wal-Mart mass shooting
Just over a week after a fatal shooting on UVA's grounds, a suspect in Chesapeake Virginia opens fire in a Walmart. Police say the public ...
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Make the drive to Galax for High Country Lights

Make the drive to Galax for High Country Lights
Make the drive to Galax on weekends between now and New Years for "High Country Lights," at Felts Park. The Christmas lights spectacular also features ...
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Feeding Southwest Virginia spreads some holiday cheer

Feeding Southwest Virginia spreads some holiday cheer
Spreading some holiday cheer for Thanksgiving. That's what Salem-based Feeding Southwest Virginia has been doing this week in conjunction with the pantries it stocks. The ...
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Governor comments after Walmart manager opens fire, killing 6.

Governor comments after Walmart manager opens fire, killing 6.
UPDATE 11/23/22 12:52 PM -- Authorities and witnesses say a Walmart manager opened fire on fellow employees in the break room of a Virginia store, killing ...
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Calls for gun legislation after Chesapeake Wal-Mart fatal shootings

Calls for gun legislation after Chesapeake Wal-Mart fatal shootings
The legislator who presides over Virginia’s Senate if the Lt. Governor is absent says the overnight fatal Wal-Mart shootings in Chesapeake says she’ll be submitting ...
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Holiday Inn coming to Mill Mountain Theatre

Holiday Inn coming to Mill Mountain Theatre
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - sponsored by the Roanoke Arts Commission - roanokearts.org. With a look at some of ...
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Four-legged friends pave way for human cancer treatments

Four-legged friends pave way for human cancer treatments
A local animal cancer center is drawing national attention thanks to its innovative new treatments. WFIR's Emma Thomas reports: 11-22 VT CCenter WRAP2-WEB ...
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Fatal accident on West Main St./US 460

Fatal accident on West Main St./US 460
(from Roanoke County PD) On Tuesday November 22 at 3:40pm, a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by James Thompson was traveling westbound in the 5000 ...
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Fashions for Evergreens branches out with at-home contest

Fashions for Evergreens branches out with at-home contest
A long-standing local tradition will have a new twist. Fashions for Evergreens will now have a personal touch from local residents. WFIR's Emma Thomas reports ...
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Bill would allow 16, 17-year-old local election voters

Bill would allow 16, 17-year-old local election voters
A Roanoke Delegate’s bill to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in local elections has already been done in other places. WFIR’s Ian Price has ...
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Power tools company provides scholarships for trade school

Power tools company provides scholarships for trade school
DEWALT recently published a survey which found that more than half of U.S. contractors say that finding enough skilled workers is one of the most ...
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Virginia cancels Virginia Tech game after players killed

Virginia cancels Virginia Tech game after players killed
The University of Virginia has canceled its game against rival Virginia Tech scheduled for Saturday following the slaying of three football players on campus just ...
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