WFIR wins top statewide news award for third straight year

WFIR wins top statewide news award for third straight year
The Virginia Association of Broadcasters has again honored WFIR with its award for best radio newscast in the state. This is the third straight year ...
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2 sons follow father’s footsteps to become state troopers

2 sons follow father’s footsteps to become state troopers
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The only thing Matthew and Jacob Burgett liked more than playing cops and robbers was a TV show that depicted the ...
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Freeway may come through the Virginia home of woman

Freeway may come through the Virginia home of woman
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 30 years have passed since Larry “Sleepy” Belcher returned from a Chesterfield County Planning Commission meeting to deliver the ...
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Two hospitalized after head-on collision in Bedford

Two hospitalized after head-on collision in Bedford
Two people were sent to the hospital after a head-on collision last night around 8. The Bedford Fire Department's Facebook page says the crash happened ...
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Virginia man found guilty of fatally poisoning ex-girlfriend

Virginia man found guilty of fatally poisoning ex-girlfriend
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been found guilty of attacking his ex-girlfriend outside of her home and injecting her with a ...
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Heavy rainfall near Richmond causes rescues, closures

Heavy rainfall near Richmond causes rescues, closures
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Parts of central Virginia have flooded after heavy rain swept through the area this week. News outlets quote the National Weather ...
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she was kicked out of Lexington restaurant

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she was kicked out of Lexington restaurant
Lexington, VA (AP) - White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders acknowledged Saturday in a tweet that she was booted from a Virginia restaurant Friday ...
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Latino teens who alleged abuse at center no longer in US

Latino teens who alleged abuse at center no longer in US
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for immigrant children who say they were cuffed and beaten by staff inside a Virginia detention facility said Friday they ...
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Supreme Court ruling may boost Virginia tax income by $300M

Supreme Court ruling may boost Virginia tax income by $300M
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that says states are allowed to collect taxes from online sales could boost Virginia’s ...
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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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