Man accused of racist threats expected to plead guilty

Man accused of racist threats expected to plead guilty
A white man charged with cyberstalking and making racist online threats against a black activist in Virginia is expected to plead guilty next month, according ...
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Mac and Bob’s to be featured on NBC’s Today Show Sunday

Mac and Bob's to be featured on NBC's Today Show Sunday
A restaurant in Salem that faced possible closure due to lawsuits will be featured on Today Show Sunday. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has that story. 2-21 ...
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Liberty wins again – and welcomes Lou Holtz to campus

Liberty wins again - and welcomes Lou Holtz to campus
Liberty extended its school-record home winning streak for men's basketball to 19 games and improved to   13-0 this season - in beating North Florida 82-77 ...
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Internal review says Christiansburg Police did not give Hurst preferential ...

Internal review says Christiansburg Police did not give Hurst preferential treatment
No policies were violated and a police officer did not give Delegate Chris Hurst any preferential treatment when Hurst was stopped and released on January ...
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Milk as carrier for heart attack drug?

Milk as carrier for heart attack drug?
We previously told you about research being done by Dr. Rob Gourdie on a "milk nano-particle" that could carry drugs to help heart attack victims ...
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National columnist talks whether civil discourse exists in DC

National columnist talks whether civil discourse exists in DC
A national political analyst says an overseas trip with US lawmakers showed there can be civility in Washington. WFIR’s Clark Palmer explains. 2-20 Ignatius Civil ...
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Full slate of college basketball this weekend

Full slate of college basketball this weekend
Plenty of men's and women's college basketball going on this weekend in the ACC - and Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young would like to ...
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RBTC President on what the organization offers

RBTC President on what the organization offers
The President of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council, John Phillips, and part two of a conversation on RBTC membership and its oversight of the RAMP high ...
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Kroger says they can address needs of Earth Fare patrons

Kroger says they can address needs of Earth Fare patrons
As Earth Fare in Roanoke prepares to go out of business the major player in the local grocery store market says it is ready to ...
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Pregnant woman, unborn child dead after Henry County shooting

Pregnant woman, unborn child dead after Henry County shooting
FROM HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF's OFFICE:On February 18, 2020, at 9:48 pm the Martinsville-Henry County Emergency 911 Center received a call that an individual had been ...
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Down by Downtown coming back in April

Down by Downtown coming back in April
April's Down by Downtown music festival is in the planning stages and a big change is being made to this year's event. WFIR intern reporter ...
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Update: Roanoke County police nab robbery suspect

Update: Roanoke County police nab robbery suspect
(Updated) Roanoke County Police have now arrested a suspect after he was identified through the assistance of local citizens. Raphael C. Sierra, 20, of Roanoke ...
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New CarePortal in Roanoke will help fill the gap

New CarePortal in Roanoke will help fill the gap
(updated audio) Linking government agencies like the Department of Social Service to local churches and faith-based organizations - pitching in to help children and families ...
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Richmond Raceway president Dennis Bickmeier weighs in on Daytona

Richmond Raceway president Dennis Bickmeier weighs in on Daytona
Richmond Raceway president Dennis Bickmeier was in Daytona for a portion of NASCAR's season opening week but came home before the Daytona 500 accident on ...
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Designing senior living spaces: more than trip hazards and grab bars

Designing senior living spaces: more than trip hazards and grab bars
Many senior living experts are in Roanoke for the next couple of days, looking at ways to design residential centers that don't just house seniors ...
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Bear care: Roanoke-area wildlife center cares for three orphaned cubs

Bear care: Roanoke-area wildlife center cares for three orphaned cubs
Not one, not two, but three orphaned black bear cubs are being cared for at the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center in southwest Roanoke County. A ...
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Driver found dead in crashed pickup off Blue Ridge Parkway

Driver found dead in crashed pickup off Blue Ridge Parkway
NEWS RELEASE:  On February 17, 2020 at approximately 4:00 pm, National Park Service dispatchers received a report of a vehicle off the roadway and down ...
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Richmond Catholic Diocese to offer settlements if victims do not sue

Richmond Catholic Diocese to offer settlements if victims do not sue
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Catholic Diocese of Richmond says it will offer  monetary settlements to sexual abuse victims if they give up the right ...
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Crumbles aims to open in downtown Roanoke before March

Crumbles aims to open in downtown Roanoke before March
A new breakfast spot is set to open on Kirk Avenue in Downtown Roanoke - right across 2nd street from the City of Roanoke Municipal ...
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Tech, UVA both win over the weekend

Tech, UVA both win over the weekend
The Virginia and Virginia Tech men's basketball teams both won on Saturday; both squads are back on the court at home tomorrow night. Head coaches ...
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