Giant hogweed plant burns unsuspecting teen landscaper

Giant hogweed plant burns unsuspecting teen landscaper
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A teen landscaper pulling weeds ran into one that should have come with a “Don’t touch me!” warning. His literal brush ...
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Man pleads guilty to shooting US diplomat in Mexico

Man pleads guilty to shooting US diplomat in Mexico
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A California man has pleaded guilty to shooting a U.S. diplomat in Mexico. Zia Zafar entered guilty pleas in a Virginia ...
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Teens accused of pepper-spraying kitten for video

Teens accused of pepper-spraying kitten for video
BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — A teenage girl in Virginia is accused of pepper-spraying a kitten while a teenage boy filmed it and shared the video ...
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Grandson of former governor faces plea on rape charge

Grandson of former governor faces plea on rape charge
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The grandson of a former Virginia governor is scheduled to enter a plea on charges he raped a fellow student at ...
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Roanoke Police accept lip sync challenge

Roanoke Police accept lip sync challenge
The Roanoke Police Department entered the Lip Sync Challenge on Facebook late last night. Afterwards, Chief Tim Jones challenged the police departments in Norwalk, Iowa, and ...
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Armed man arrested on Youngwood Drive

Armed man arrested on Youngwood Drive
From Roanoke City Police Department: On July 13, 2018 right before 8 p.m., officers were dispatched to a call of an armed subject in the 5000 ...
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Va-based retailer sued for using “Virginia is for Gun Lovers”

Va-based retailer sued for using "Virginia is for Gun Lovers"
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For almost half a century, Virginia has used “Virginia is for Lovers” as a slogan to promote tourism in the state ...
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Police: Charlottesville preps for possible white extremists’ return

Police: Charlottesville preps for possible white extremists' return
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, say the city is preparing for a worst-case scenario for the August 12 anniversary of a deadly ...
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New Vice Mayor cuts ribbon for Unleashed boutique

New Vice Mayor cuts ribbon for Unleashed boutique
We told you earlier this week about "Unleashed" - the new bakery and boutique for dogs - yes, for dogs. This morning Roanoke's new Vice-Mayor ...
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UPDATE: Rocky Mount boil water notice to last at least five days

UPDATE: Rocky Mount boil water notice to last at least five days
UPDATED news release: Due to health department requirements, the Boil Water notice for the residents near West College Street will be extended to Wednesday, July ...
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BBB tips ahead of big summer online shopping sale

BBB tips ahead of big summer online shopping sale
It’s not exactly Black Friday but Amazon Prime Day is as close as it gets over the summer. WFIR’s Ian Price has details ahead of ...
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Hillcat, Salem Sox alums have big nights at the plate

Hillcat, Salem Sox alums have big nights at the plate
Jordy Mercer (Pirates) and Mookie Betts (Boston) helped their teams to wins with big hits last night. WPLY-MIN ...
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Freedom of Information Act training to be offered

Freedom of Information Act training to be offered
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Four free training sessions will be offered to help citizens, media representatives and public employees learn more about gaining access to ...
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Robbery at Country Store in Roanoke County, no arrests

Robbery at Country Store in Roanoke County, no arrests
Roanoke County police responded to the Country Store on Starkey Road for reports of a robbery this morning. Callers say a white man with blonde ...
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Va Lottery: It’s the scratcher tickets fueling record profits, payout...

Va Lottery: It's the scratcher tickets fueling record profits, payouts
Virginia Lottery officials say the recent record year for sales, profits and payouts have less to to do with those occasional huge jackpots and much ...
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Local political analyst has different take on Kavanaugh nomination

Local political analyst has different take on Kavanaugh nomination
A local political analyst who knows how D-C works says the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Anthony Kennedy on the US Supreme Court may ...
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Black Dog Salvage’s remodeled Stone House open for rentals

Black Dog Salvage's remodeled Stone House open for rentals
The remodeled "Stone House" at Black Dog Salvage is now available for rental as a guest house and for private events. The Stone House was ...
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Cause determined for building fire on Hollins campus

Cause determined for building fire on Hollins campus
UPDATED news release: The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office has completed their investigation of the fire at Hollins University and determined it to be accidental ...
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Students create movie on child labor in Roanoke cotton mills

Students create movie on child labor in Roanoke cotton mills
The two-year-old Grandin Film Lab for local high school students has taken on a special project this summer - a short historical film they intend ...
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UPDATE: Salem man dies, Roanoke shooting now a murder case

UPDATE: Salem man dies, Roanoke shooting now a murder case
UPDATED THURSDAY: Roanoke Police say a shooting two nights ago is now a murder case. Officials say 19-year-old Jacob Aldridge of Salem died this morning ...
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