Man shot, charged with assaulting woman days after protective order

Man shot, charged with assaulting woman days after protective order
A Vinton-area man faces multiple charges -- and treatment for gunshot wounds  -- for allegedly assaulting a Bedford County woman who had just taken out ...
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As contract deadline nears, Yokohama workers rally outside Salem plant

As contract deadline nears, Yokohama workers rally outside Salem plant
Union workers at Yokohama Tire in Salem are holding a "Solidarity Rally" outside the company's plant this afternoon to show their unhappiness with Yokohama's latest ...
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“Mr. October” to help Pulaski Yankees prospects this weekend

"Mr. October" to help Pulaski Yankees prospects this weekend
Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson will be in Pulaski this coming weekend, working with the New York Yankees prospects playing for their Pulaski minor ...
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Kids Square Children’s Museum one year old today

Kids Square Children's Museum one year old today
Exactly one year after opening the doors at Center in the Square an interactive museum geared towards the younger set is doing just fine. More ...
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REPORT: Climate change threatens tourism in Virginia

REPORT: Climate change threatens tourism in Virginia
Climate Change is threatening outdoor activities that bring tourist to Virginia. That’s according to a report released today by the National Wildlife Federation, as WFIR’s ...
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UPDATE: Traffic restrictions lifted on I-81 north of Winchester

UPDATE: Traffic restrictions lifted on I-81 north of Winchester
UPDATE from VDOT: Traffic restrictions have been lifted on northbound Interstate 81 following completion of emergency bridge repairs in West Virginia. PREVIOUS: Drivers can expect ...
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Franklin County football focusing on “D” in preseason

Franklin County football focusing on "D" in preseason
The Franklin County High School Eagles made it to the football postseason in 2017 - even though they finished just 4-and-7 after a first round ...
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Chinese student at Virginia camp drowns in host family pool

Chinese student at Virginia camp drowns in host family pool
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A teenager from China who was visiting Virginia to attend a summer camp has drowned in his host family's backyard pool ...
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Police: Boy, 2, dies after fall from 24th-floor balcony

Police: Boy, 2, dies after fall from 24th-floor balcony
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - A toddler has died after falling from a 24th-floor balcony at the same northern Virginia apartment complex where a 3-year-old ...
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Study: Most senior drivers have never spoken about their abilities

Study: Most senior drivers have never spoken about their abilities
A new survey finds that more than 80% of older drivers say they have never spoken with a physician -- or a family member -- ...
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Northam looks at November election

Northam looks at November election
Retiring Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte's son has stirred the political pot in the 6th district by saying he supports the Democratic challenger to Ben Cline ...
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Natalie Keepers enters plea in Nicole Lovell case

Natalie Keepers enters plea in Nicole Lovell case
A guilty plea today from Natalie Keepers for concealing the death of Nicole Lovell, the 13-year-old Blacksburg girl who was killed more than two years ...
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Star City Reads program extends to northwest hair stylists

Star City Reads program extends to northwest hair stylists
The reading-focused program largely responsible for Roanoke's designation as an "All-America City" has come up with another way to get books into the hands of ...
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Bedford company will expand, add new jobs

Bedford company will expand, add new jobs
A Bedford company is expanding – and planning to add 10 full-time jobs. Bedford County Economic Development officials say Bison Printing will break ground in ...
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Democrat Jennifer Lewis reacts to Bobby Goodlatte’s donation and supp...

Democrat Jennifer Lewis reacts to Bobby Goodlatte's donation and support
The Democratic candidate running to replace Congressman Bob Goodlatte says the representative should not be judged for his son's political affiliation. WFIR's Lillian Boyd spoke ...
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Virginia Tech football gears up for second scrimmage today

Virginia Tech football gears up for second scrimmage today
Virginia Tech holds its second scrimmage of training camp today - one players who is very happy to be back on the field is safety ...
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Congressman’s son rips him for ‘ruining’ FBI agent’...

Congressman's son rips him for 'ruining' FBI agent's career
The son of a powerful Republican congressman has lambasted his father on Twitter for "ruining" the career of a recently fired FBI agent. Bobby Goodlatte ...
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Virginia plans checkpoints, patrols against drunken driving

Virginia plans checkpoints, patrols against drunken driving
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia are gearing up for an intense enforcement period to combat drunken driving during the end of summer. Beginning ...
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VT prof: Constantly checking work emails at home leads to health issues

VT prof: Constantly checking work emails at home leads to health issues
A research team led by a Virginia Tech professor is presenting the results of a study today on the health effects of continuously checking work ...
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VDOT to co-host a Hackathon and Idea Jam in Roanoke

VDOT to co-host a Hackathon and Idea Jam in Roanoke
Data and technology has changed the way many organizations do business - and VDOT wants to make that point as well during a "Hackathon and ...
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