Kaine concerned about saber-rattling with Iran over Saudi attack

Kaine concerned about saber-rattling with Iran over Saudi attack
Members of the Trump administration have said they seek a peaceful solution but one Virginia senator who is a member of the Armed Services Committee ...
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Kiwanis Club gets boost as it raises money for Melrose playground

Kiwanis Club gets boost as it raises money for Melrose playground
The Kiwanis Club of Roanoke is another step closer to raising the $400,000 it needs to build a multi-purpose playground outside the new Melrose Public ...
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Apco to offer lower off-peak rate for at-home electric car charging

Apco to offer lower off-peak rate for at-home electric car charging
Appalachian Power will soon offer owners of plug-in electric cars a lower rate when charging their personal vehicles at home at times when demand for ...
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ROA wants Allegiant to add more Florida destinations — and Vegas

ROA wants Allegiant to add more Florida destinations -- and Vegas
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Marketing and Air Service Development Director Brad Boettcher says even as Allegiant Airlines increases the number of flights between Roanoke and Florida, ...
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Next Democratic presidential debate crucial for second tier candidates

Next Democratic presidential debate crucial for second tier candidates
A new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll shows Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders well ahead of the rest of the pack after three Democratic ...
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Electric vehicles and their owners hold downtown Saturday event

Electric vehicles and their owners  hold downtown Saturday event
Many area electric vehicle owners -- and their vehicles -- will all be in downtown Roanoke this weekend. It is part of efforts by e-v ...
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UPDATE: Glenvar HS grafitti threat “not credible”

UPDATE: Glenvar HS grafitti threat "not credible"
UPDATE FROM ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS:  Threat was not credible. We continue to investigate to determine the person or persons responsible. PREVIOUS: There is an increased ...
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Roanoke man charged with firing shots into Salem homes, vehicle

Roanoke man charged with firing shots into Salem homes, vehicle
NEWS RELEASE: Salem Police have made an arrest related to a shooting incident that took place earlier this summer. On June 29, at approximately 2:30 ...
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UPDATE: Police ID suspect in fatal Brambleton Avenue crash

UPDATE: Police ID suspect in fatal Brambleton Avenue crash
UPDATE: Roanoke County Police have identified the suspect in the multiple vehicle crash last week that killed a driver on Brambleton Avenue at Garst Mill ...
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Smoke alarms credited with helping four escape house fire

Smoke alarms credited with helping four escape house fire
Roanoke fire officials credit smoke alarms with helping four people – and their two pets – safety escape an overnight house fire. Crews were called ...
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ODU gets ready to play UVA on Saturday

ODU gets ready to play UVA on Saturday
ODU head football coach Bobby Wilder knows he has a tall order on Saturday when the Monarchs face Virginia on the road at Scott Stadium: ...
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Former Opera Roanoke director launches “Collective Euphonia”

Former Opera Roanoke director launches "Collective Euphonia"
As Opera Roanoke gets ready to kick off its new season this weekend, the company's former artistic director is also debuting his new venture. WFIR's ...
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Cline ridicules Democrats as House committee questions Lewandowski

Cline ridicules Democrats as House committee questions Lewandowski
Roanoke area Republican Congressman Ben Cline was among those questioning Corey Lewandowski at the “impeachment” hearing. WFIR’s Ian Price has more: 09-18 Impeachment Cline WRAP ...
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New legal help for many Virginia domestic violence victims

New legal help for many Virginia domestic violence victims
Many victims of domestic violence now have a new source of help to deal with legal issues they might face -- especially those involving permanent ...
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Byrd vocal ensemble competes for chance to sing with Foreigner next week

Byrd vocal ensemble competes for chance to sing with Foreigner next week
A number of local high school vocal groups are competing for the chance to backup 70's and 80's supergroup Foreigner when they appear at Elmwood ...
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Racist yearbook photo investigation cost nearly $368,000

Racist yearbook photo investigation cost nearly $368,000
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A law firm's investigation into whether Gov. Ralph Northam appeared in a racist yearbook photo cost nearly $368,000.The Virginian-Pilot reports invoices ...
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More on Ballast Point tap room closing with local beer columnist

More on Ballast Point tap room closing with local beer columnist
He writes a monthly beer, wine and spirits newspaper column - and now he weighs in on the imminent Ballast Point Tap room closing. WFIR's ...
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One person taken to hospital after fire in Salem

One person taken to hospital after fire in Salem
From Salem Fire & EMS:The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to a structure fire at 6 Bowman Ave. this evening at approximately 7:59 p.m.Four ...
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More Virginia reports of sexual enhancement pills causing hypoglycemia

More Virginia reports of sexual enhancement pills causing hypoglycemia
The Virginia Department of Health says more reports are coming in from across the state of men who take over-the-counter male enhancement pills being hospitalized ...
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Illegal alien pleads guilty to trafficking other illegals in SWVa

Illegal alien pleads guilty to trafficking other illegals in SWVa
Federal prosecutors say a Mexican national who was removed from the U.S. last year and later returned illegally has pleaded guilty in Roanoke to transporting ...
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