Racing group buys Virginia’s Colonial Downs for over $20M

Racing group buys Virginia's Colonial Downs for over $20M
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Chicago-based Revolutionary Racing has bought Virginia's Colonial Downs racetrack for upward of $20 million, touting the purchase as a major step ...
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Three arrests in Salem for vehicle burglaries and thefts

Three arrests in Salem for vehicle burglaries and thefts
The Salem Police Department made three arrests today related to multiple vehicle burglaries and two vehicle thefts in the south district of the city. Tyrese ...
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Medicaid expansion on Governor Northam’s mind

Medicaid expansion on Governor Northam's mind
Its Ralph Northam's turn in the "hot seat" now on the monthly "Ask the Governor" radio show - but he seemed pretty comfortable yesterday addressing ...
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Dogwood Festival kicks off tonight

Dogwood Festival kicks off tonight
One of the most popular events held each year in the valley begins tonight inVinton. WFIR's Bob Clark reports 4-24 Dogwood Festival Wrap #1-WEB ...
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Restoration Housing revives another home on Patterson Avenue

Restoration Housing revives another home on Patterson Avenue
Another dilapidated property on Patterson Avenue - this one vacant for two years - will soon provide affordable housing for two families. Isabel Thornton and ...
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Virginia State Police confirm two deaths from accident on I-81

Virginia State Police confirm two deaths from accident on I-81
(from VSP)  We have two confirmed deaths, two were flown from the scene that were life threatening injuries. The roadway is still blocked, and will ...
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Redick shines for 76ers, UVA readies for spring game with new look “D...

Redick shines for 76ers, UVA readies for spring game with new look "D"
The Philadelphia 76ers are moving on in the NBA playoffs after disposing of the Miami Heat last night - former Cave Spring High School and ...
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Sen Edwards working on solar power bills, calls it “the future”

Sen Edwards working on solar power bills, calls it "the future"
A Roanoke state senator says Carilion’s new 4-Thousand-panel solar array is part of a growing trend in Virginia. WFIR’s Ian Price has more: 04-25 Solar ...
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Three arrests made after a shooting at Salem apartment complex

Three arrests made after a shooting at Salem apartment complex
From News Release: Salem Police have made three arrests in connection to the shooting that took place at the Salem Commons apartment complex on April ...
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Distracted driving simulator to be used in high schools

Distracted driving simulator to be used in high schools
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Drive Smart Virginia plans to bring a distracted driving simulator to four high schools in Virginia. The nonprofit organization seeks to ...
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VDOT wants the word out on a work zone — in the water

VDOT wants the word out on a work zone -- in the water
There is an unusual VDOT work zone now in place -- on the water. It is the result of a bridge replacement project on a ...
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Open Studios Tour of Roanoke is this weekend

Open Studios Tour of Roanoke is this weekend
Eleven locations, 29 artists- the Open Studios Tour of Roanoke returns on Saturday and Sunday as WFIR's Gene Marrano reports: 4-25 Open Studios Wrap#1-WEB ...
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Northam cuts the ribbon on new regional workforce center

Northam cuts the ribbon on new regional workforce center
They are calling it the first of its kind in Virginia - a regional workforce center that brings together job seekers, employment, training and other ...
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Report: MVP tree-cutting in Roanoke Co. now 60% complete

Report: MVP tree-cutting in Roanoke Co. now 60% complete
Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall says he has been informed that tree cutting for the Mountain Valley Pipeline is now 60% complete through the ...
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Bedford manufacturer to expand production, add jobs

Bedford manufacturer to expand production, add jobs
A Bedford company will invest more than $300,000 to expand operations, a project expected to create nine new jobs. Central Virginia Manufacturing is a sheet ...
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Sounds of the Mountains storytelling festival returns

Sounds of the Mountains storytelling festival returns
Most people like a good story - and some especially good storytellers will draw a crowd to Fincastle this weekend for "Sounds of the Mountains" ...
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Ex-Hokie Stroman looking to NFL draft; Caps advance in NHL playoffs

Ex-Hokie Stroman looking to NFL draft; Caps advance in NHL playoffs
Washington moves on to the second round of the NHL playoffs; Hokie CB Greg Stroman wants to hear his named called at the NFL draft ...
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Benefit concert at Dumas Center will help bail out a mom from jail for Moth...

Benefit concert at Dumas Center will help bail out a mom from jail for Mother's Day
In a justice system that presumes you are innocent until proven guilty, more than half of inmates in local jails have not yet been convicted ...
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Richmond FBI to host second annual Youth Academy

Richmond FBI to host second annual Youth Academy
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Richmond division of the FBI will host its second annual Youth Academy this summer to give teens a comprehensive look ...
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Ex-KKK chief asks to bar subpoena over Charlottesville rally

Ex-KKK chief asks to bar subpoena over Charlottesville rally
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has asked a judge to block a subpoena in a federal lawsuit filed by ...
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