Police: Man tries to suffocate 4-month-old daughter

Police: Man tries to suffocate 4-month-old daughter
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia say a man has been charged with attempted murder after he tried to suffocate his 4-month-old daughter. News ...
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Roanoke County, City hold active shooter workshop on Thursday

Roanoke County, City hold active shooter workshop on Thursday
Its a sign of recent times - workshops dealing with violence in the work-place and an active shooter. More on the upcoming session being hosted ...
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Bloggers Summit coming to Roanoke this fall

Bloggers Summit coming to Roanoke this fall
Roanoke City Council received its annual update this afternoon from Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge about the latest efforts to attract more attention to the region ...
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LOA shows off new program

LOA shows off new program
The Local Area On Aging will begin a new program tomorrow. The organization will begin a new Food Box Delivery program. Details from WFIR's Bob ...
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Northam sets special session to redraw legislative districts

Northam sets special session to redraw legislative districts
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has scheduled a special session of the General Assembly so lawmakers can comply with a court order ...
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Amherst County makes coaching change right before football season

Amherst County makes coaching change right before football season
With less than two weeks before the start of the football season Amherst County abruptly changed football head coaches last week - Trevor Porter resigned ...
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GOP Sen. candidate squares off with Rev. Al Sharpton, again

GOP Sen. candidate squares off with Rev. Al Sharpton, again
For the second time in two weeks, there’s been a heated interview between Reverend Al Sharpton and GOP Senate Candidate Corey Stewart. WFIR’s Ian Price ...
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Virginia police investigate officer-involved shooting

Virginia police investigate officer-involved shooting
RICHMOND, Md. (AP) - Virginia police say a man remains hospitalized after being shot by on-duty Richmond police officer. The shooting happened Saturday night when ...
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Traffic alert: New school year, new traffic pattern at Virginia Western

Traffic alert: New school year, new traffic pattern at Virginia Western
Traffic may be unusually heavy at times today on Colonial Avenue around Virginia Western Community College. It's first day of classes there -- with a ...
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New “Cheers Trail” connects visitors with regional craft bevera...

New "Cheers Trail" connects visitors with regional craft beverages
Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge is always looking for ways to connect more visitors and even locals to area attractions. Their latest launch involves regional craft ...
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Murder suspect held without bond in Franklin County

Murder suspect held without bond in Franklin County
From The Franklin County Sheriff's Office: The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the homicide of Malcolm R. Ausborne, age 32, of Martinsville, VA ...
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Busch Gardens theme park train catches fire in Virginia

Busch Gardens theme park train catches fire in Virginia
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s Busch Gardens theme park has had its second fire in under a month. James City County Fire Chief Ryan Ashe ...
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Black candidate charges Democrats are disenfranchising her

Black candidate charges Democrats are disenfranchising her
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A black woman who’s running for Congress in Virginia has accused the state’s Democrats of reverting to their old ways of ...
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Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — As jurors weigh Paul Manafort’s fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another trial ...
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Update: Yokohama, union workers reach tentative agreement

Update: Yokohama, union workers reach tentative agreement
UPDATED FRIDAY PM: There is a tentative agreement between Yokohama Tire and its union employees in Salem.  Members of United Steelworkers Local 1023 hadvebeen working ...
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Grammy-winning guitarist, producer in Roanoke this weekend

Grammy-winning guitarist, producer in Roanoke this weekend
The B-52's tonight aren't the only notable performers in town. Blues-rock guitarist and Grammy winner Paul Nelson has played with the likes of Eric Clapton,Vince ...
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Wildlife Center director rebuts zoning violation claims

Wildlife Center director rebuts zoning violation claims
Judging from our on-line traffic numbers today there is plenty of interest in the flap about the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center in Roanoke County - ...
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Police: Man dead, suspect sought in Roanoke shooting

Police: Man dead, suspect sought in Roanoke shooting
Roanoke Police are looking for a murder suspect. Police say 18-year-old Marcus Clark, Junior faces charges for yesterday’s shooting death of 24-year-old Rashard Jessup. Officials ...
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Police: Former LBHS student charged after toddler is abused, dies

Police: Former LBHS student charged after toddler is abused, dies
A former Lord Botetourt High School student faces charges in Lynchburg after police there say her 22-month-old child was abused and later died from her ...
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Green Academy in Roanoke will have a focus on recyclables

Green Academy in Roanoke will have a focus on recyclables
If you were still thinking about attending Roanoke City's 8th annual "Green Academy" its too late - but they still want to get the word ...
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