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23 middle schoolers watching ballgame treated for heat exhaustion

23 middle schoolers watching ballgame treated for heat exhaustion
23 middle school students were treated for heat exposure today, after heading to Calfee Park to watch a Pulaski Yankees baseball game. They were among ...
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UPDATE: Alleged Staunton River threat “lacked merit”

UPDATE: Alleged Staunton River threat "lacked merit"
UPDATED NEWS RELEASE: After investigating the alleged complaint, Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators reviewed the case with the Bedford County Commonwealth’s Office. It was determined that ...
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Stolen: Communion box, chalice, holy water and more

Stolen: Communion box, chalice, holy water and more
NEWS RELEASE: The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating a car larceny involving communion items that occurred earlier this month. On August 13, 2019, the Lynchburg ...
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Roanoke College economist says other countries should worry if US has a slo...

Roanoke College economist says other countries should worry if US has a slowdown
Consumer sentiment and thoughts on the U.S. economy were still very positive in May, when Roanoke College last released its quarterly poll. As for the ...
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Hotel guest “unresponsive” after being pulled from pool

Hotel guest "unresponsive" after being pulled from pool
NEWS RELEASE: On August 19, 2019 at approximately 7:18 pm the Martinsville/Henry 911 Communication Center received a call for an unresponsive individual at the Quality ...
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VMT’s new director wants to tell more in-depth stories about exhibits

VMT's new director wants to tell more in-depth stories about exhibits
After 25 years in the entertainment industry - including stints as head of film movie production company and as a director of a Western Film ...
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Governor says Virginia is in a ‘good place’ financially

Governor says Virginia is in a 'good place' financially
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Gov. Ralph Northam has told state lawmakers that Virginia is starting the new budget cycle ``in a good place.'' In a ...
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Biden stays atop poll despite recent gaffes

Biden stays atop poll despite recent gaffes
The latest CNN Democratic Presidential Poll shows Former Vice President Joe Biden on top with 29%, despite recent mistakes he made while speaking in Iowa ...
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Flames football coach grateful to be recovering

Flames football coach grateful to be recovering
Liberty University head football coach Hugh Freeze says he hopes to return to the sidelines soon following surgery last Friday at UVA medical center to ...
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Crime commission gun recommendations unlikely before election day

Crime commission gun recommendations unlikely before election day
The Virginia Crime Commission begins its second day of hearings today as it considers many proposals to reduce gun-related crimes in the state. What seems ...
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Rocky Mount man killed in Hardy Road accident

Rocky Mount man killed in Hardy Road accident
State Police say a Rocky Mount man lost his life when his car left Hardy Road in Franklin County, struck a guard rail and overturned ...
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July home sale contracts in the valley are the most since 2005

July home sale contracts in the valley are the most since 2005
The Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors has released housing sales statistics for the month of July, and they show an 8% increase in homes placed ...
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Congressman focuses on homelessness during August recess

Congressman focuses on homelessness during August recess
5th District Congressman Denver Riggleman has posted a video online detailing changes he wants made to help homeless people. WFIR’s Ian Price has more: 08-19 ...
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New Glenvar field will also benefit soccer, track teams

New Glenvar field will also benefit soccer, track teams
The new synthetic turf field going in right now at Glenvar High School will benefit much more than the school's football program. Roanoke County School ...
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Music amongst the zoo animals: Acoustic Fest is coming

Music amongst the zoo animals: Acoustic Fest is coming
Lions, Tigers, and Beers? The Mill Mountain Zoo is throwing another "Acoustic Fest" and will be featuring a local brewery. For the third year in ...
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Team Virginia advances in Little League World Series

Team Virginia advances in Little League World Series
A team from Loudoun County used a second no-hitter to advance in the Little League World Series. The Southeast region champions, defeated Minnesota 11- 0 ...
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No whistle blower tips for Virginia state inspector general

No whistle blower tips for Virginia state inspector general
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s state watchdog says it’s not getting much help from whistle blowers. The Daily Press reports that the Office of the State ...
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Liberty head football coach battles life-threatening infection

Liberty head football coach battles life-threatening infection
From Fox News: Liberty University head football coach Hugh Freeze was recovering from surgery this weekend after a life-threatening staph infection entered his bloodstream, according to a report. Freeze, ...
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Lawsuit challenges schools named after Confederate leaders

Lawsuit challenges schools named after Confederate leaders
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A local chapter of the NAACP is suing a Virginia county in an effort to change the names of schools named ...
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Ahead of gun meeting, Virginia AG weighs in on militias

Ahead of gun meeting, Virginia AG weighs in on militias
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says heavily armed private militias could be in violation of state law if they mimic police ...
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