Warning signs may have been missed in school shooting case

Warning signs may have been missed in school shooting case
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing ...
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Political disagreement over gun legislation in General Assembly

Political disagreement over gun legislation in General Assembly
RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly have expressed frustration over Republicans' refusal to take up gun control legislation in the wake of ...
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Parkland school has link to Virginia Tech campus shooting in 2007

Parkland school has link to Virginia Tech campus shooting in 2007
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - The president of Virginia Tech says the Florida high school where a gunman is accused of fatally shooting 17 people helped ...
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Ex-Roanoke mayor releases his 12th book on local history

Ex-Roanoke mayor releases his 12th book on local history
Former Roanoke City mayor Nelson Harris is a local history buff for sure - he has just released his 12th book, this one entitled "A ...
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Health care students help the homeless today

Health care students help the homeless today
The Rescue Mission's G. Wayne Fralin Free Clinic for the Homeless is hosting 14 healthcare professional students and three attending physicians today for a day ...
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Former Salem Red Sox player went to Florida school where mass shooting occu...

Former Salem Red Sox player went to Florida school where mass shooting occurred
Former Salem Red Sox baseball player Anthony Rizzo is now a star with the Chicago Cubs - but he hasn't forgotten his roots. Rizzo attended ...
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Hokies face enough ACC test on the road these weekend

Hokies face enough ACC test on the road these weekend
The Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team still needs to pile up wins to ensure a playoff berth. Tomorrow they are at Georgia Tech. WPLY-MIN-WEB ...
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Roanoke comic book store owner discusses Black Panther

Roanoke comic book store owner discusses Black Panther
A movie that’s expected to have a massive opening weekend features a lesser known character, but a local comic book store owner says Black Panther ...
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Gospel Jubilee on Sunday welcomes all

Gospel Jubilee on Sunday welcomes all
A second annual event that drew several hundred people last year is back this Sunday as a Black History Month celebration. More on the "Gospel ...
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Florida school shootings renew gun law debate in Richmond

Florida school shootings renew gun law debate in Richmond
The General Assembly has already killed proposals this year to limit sales of some weapons in the state, but Wednesday's school shooting in Florida renewed ...
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Key GOP lawmaker backs Medicaid expansion in Virginia

Key GOP lawmaker backs Medicaid expansion in Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The chances of Virginia joining a majority of states that have expanded Medicaid have increased significantly after a key GOP lawmaker ...
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RAYSAC director praises moves to stop marketing Oxycontin

RAYSAC director praises moves to stop marketing Oxycontin
It was hailed as a "wonder drug" for chronic pain when it debuted more than two decades ago - but now a local youth coalition ...
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Liberty sponsors Daytona 500 car; Rail Yard Dawgs home this weekend

Liberty sponsors Daytona 500 car; Rail Yard Dawgs home this weekend
20 year old Liberty University online student William Byron will race in the NASCAR season-opener Daytona 500 on Sunday with Liberty as a  primary sponsor ...
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Spring burn ban goes into effect today across Virginia

Spring burn ban goes into effect today across Virginia
Cold and dry conditions can be devastating this time of year if burning is done irresponsibly. WFIR’s Ian Price has details on Virginia’s Spring Fire ...
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Roanoke man arrested in Philadelphia for his role in Southwest shooting

Roanoke man arrested in Philadelphia for his role in Southwest shooting
From Roanoke Police: On February 13, 2018 Dejon Leslie White, age 22 of Roanoke, was arrested by the U.S. Marshal Task Force in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ...
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Roanoke police identify victim in Hunt Avenue shooting, no arrests

Roanoke police identify victim in Hunt Avenue shooting, no arrests
UPDATE: The victim in the shooting on Hunt Avenue this morning has been identified as Ahmandou Anthony Kabba, age 20. of Roanoke. A search warrant was ...
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Authorities: Mechanical failure ends pursuit

Authorities: Mechanical failure ends pursuit
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Authorities say a pursuit came to an end when a vehicle suffered a mechanical failure.  A Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office Facebook ...
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Rail Yard Dawgs head coach Dan Bremner on the road to the playoffs

Rail Yard Dawgs head coach Dan Bremner on the road to the playoffs
The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs are fighting for a playoff spot in the Southern Professional Hockey League - and it won't be easy. After home ...
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Local delegate advocates for bills during Crossover Week

Local delegate advocates for bills during Crossover Week
Its "cross over" week in Virginia's General Assembly and Roanoke delegate Sam Rasoul is pushing for a bill he says will protect utility customers from ...
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Study: opioid prescriptions are falling in Virginia

Study: opioid prescriptions are falling in Virginia
A report from the Virginia Hospital and Health Care Association indicates progress on one front to combat the opioid epidemic -- fewer prescriptions. The association ...
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