Pedal Up teaches biking skills and life lessons

Pedal Up teaches biking skills and life lessons
For the past several years Family Service of Roanoke Valley and the West End Center for Youth have teamed for the "Pedal Up" program: WFIR-WDNE ...
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Another loaded gun confiscated at airport

Another loaded gun confiscated at airport
A West Virginia woman was stopped by the Transportation Security Administration with a loaded handgun at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport yesterday. A TSA officer at the ...
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Warner, Kaine seek info about Virginia facility after abuse claims

Warner, Kaine seek info about Virginia facility after abuse claims
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia’s two Democratic senators asked the Trump administration Friday for answers about operations at a juvenile detention facility in the state where ...
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No room at the shelter for more stray dogs

No room at the shelter for more stray dogs
The Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection is bursting at the seams with a recent influx of stray dogs brought in - and the ...
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Multi law enforcement agencies involved in high-speed chase last night

Multi law enforcement agencies involved in high-speed chase last night
Around 11 last night Blacksburg Police observed  a vehicle nearly striking another on South Main Street. An attempted stop on the 460 bypass failed - ...
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VT researchers find oldest known footprint

VT researchers find oldest known footprint
Researchers at Virginia Tech have found the oldest footprints. They date back more than 540-million years as WFIR’s Ian Price reports: 06-22 Oldest Footprints WEB-WRAP ...
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Hillcats pitcher goes from Tommy John to All Star; Trotz on new gig in NY

Hillcats pitcher goes from Tommy John to All Star; Trotz on new gig in NY
Sam Hentges talks about his comeback from elbow surgery; former caps coach Barry Trotz excited for new job with Islanders: WPLY-MIN ...
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39 new troopers join ranks of Virginia State Police

39 new troopers join ranks of Virginia State Police
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Thirty-nine new troopers are set to join the ranks of the Virginia State Police. The Commonwealth's 128th generation of Virginia State ...
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School Board member aims to get CSHS project back on track

School Board member aims to get CSHS project back on track
Its back to square one for the Roanoke County School Board when it comes to remodeling Cave Spring High School. One board member and school ...
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First Miss Virginia pageant in Lynchburg is last one with swimsuits

First Miss Virginia pageant in Lynchburg is last one with swimsuits
The next Miss Virginia will be crowned this weekend, and for the first time in the pageant's 55-year history, it will not occur in Roanoke ...
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Kaine has questions on Trump’s executive order

Kaine has questions on Trump's executive order
The furor over the separation of children from their parents at the southern border may abate with the President's decision to end that policy but ...
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Appeals court grants new sentencing hearings for DC sniper

Appeals court grants new sentencing hearings for DC sniper
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A sniper serving life in prison for terrorizing the Washington, D.C., region as a teenager must get new sentencing hearings in ...
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UPDATE: Northam orders probe into juvenile facility housing immigrant teens

UPDATE: Northam orders probe into juvenile facility housing immigrant teens
UPDATE: WASHINGTON (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has ordered state officials to investigate claims made by immigrant teens of severe physical abuse at a ...
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United Way’s “Day of Action” has local impact

United Way's "Day of Action" has local impact
United Way's "Day of Action" is taking place nationwide today. Locally, volunteers are spending time with children at Head Start centers, sorting donated food at ...
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Local community theater looking for more dancers and singers

Local community theater looking for more dancers and singers
"Nice Work if You Can Get It," is a stage musical set just before Prohibition took hold in the Roaring Twenties. Attic Productions in Fincastle ...
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Honduran woman fearing deportation given sanctuary in Va church

Honduran woman fearing deportation given sanctuary in Va church
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Honduran woman who says she's facing deportation has taken sanctuary in a Virginia church. Abbie Arevalo-Herrera came to the U.S ...
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Vinton company to spend $1.5 million to increase capacity

Vinton company to spend $1.5 million to increase capacity
A Vinton company is investing $1.5 million to expand and upgrade its manufacturing capabilities. Governor Northam’s office says the state will provide funding to help ...
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Fossil demonstration tonight ahead of “Fallen Kingdom” premiere

Fossil demonstration tonight ahead of "Fallen Kingdom" premiere
If you’re braving the crowds tonight for the premiere of the newest Jurassic World movie you might see a demonstration from actual paleontologists. WFIR’s Ian ...
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Laid-off Northrop workers could be rehired by new contractor

Laid-off Northrop workers could be rehired by new contractor
CHESTER, Va. (AP) - More than 300 Northrop Grumman employees at a Chester data center will be losing their jobs after the state ended its ...
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Troy Daniels basketball camp; Hillcats outfielder is a bright spot

Troy Daniels basketball camp; Hillcats outfielder is a bright spot
After finishing as the Carolina League co-champions in 2017 the Lynchburg Hillcats finished the first half of this season with the worst record in the ...
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