Budget planners worry more cuts may be coming

This could turn into another challenging -- and perhaps unpleasant -- year for municipal government and school system budget planners who worry what a second ...
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Salem dedicates new dog park

Salem officially dedicates its new Dog Park today with a grand opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting. Business and private donations covered the $40,000 cost of equipment, ...
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Cyclocross racing returns to Roanoke this weekend

Fallon Park in Roanoke is gearing up for the three-part Freak Out at Fallon cyclocross racing event.  WFIR's Timothy Martin with details on just what cyclocross ...
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Congress debates Griffith-sponsored bill on EPA

The House of Representatives is now considering a bill sponsored by Congressman Morgan Griffith that takes on the Environmental Protection Agency. WFIR's Evan Jones has ...
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Roanoke apartment fire leaves one person dead

One person is dead and 12 others are homeless after an overnight apartment fire in Southwest Roanoke. The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the fire, ...
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Roanoke County police search for “coin burglar”

Roanoke County police are asking for the public's help in finding a coin thief. He broke into a home just off Challenger Avenue in the ...
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Allen and Kaine battle on the ground and on the web

The race for U.S. Senate in Virginia is happening on the ground and on the web. WFIR's Timothy Martin looks at the social media battle ...
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Salem Chik-fil-A challenger runs quiet campaign for county supervisor

The owner of the valley's Bojangle's restaurants was big news last week when he challenged Salem's initial OK of a Chik-fil-A site plan. But Stan ...
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Apco considers special rate plan for plug-in car users

Appalachian Power is exploring a special pricing program for people who use plug-in electric vehicles. It would be similar to one now being implemented by ...
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Coming soon: high-tech locators for Roanoke police cars

Roanoke Police will soon be able to instantly know the location of every police vehicle using a high-tech tool designed to help both officers and ...
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Apply today for Christmas assistance from the Salvation Army

It's not even Halloween and the Salvation Army in Roanoke is already thinking about Christmas. WFIR's Timothy Martin says you can start applying for Christmas ...
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Police search for WalMart parking lot car thief

The following is a release from Roanoke County Police: Police are asking for the public's help with identifying a man who stole a car from ...
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Glenvar Library demolition about to begin; new one to rise in its place

The Roanoke County Library building in Glenvar is about to be demolished. But a new one should open in its place about a year from ...
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Stink bugs are back in homes — sooner than normal

Now that colder weather has returned, so have some familiar visitors to many homes -- stink bugs. WFIR's Evan Jones reports some local areas are ...
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VA proposes plans for dementia patients and their caregivers

A Virginia state commission is seeking public feedback on a dementia care plan for seniors.  With the rate of Alzheimer's on the rise, state officials ...
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New effort underway to reduce texting while driving

There's a new effort underway to help reduce texting while driving. The AAA's Foundation for Traffic safety finds even though most people agree texting while ...
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Coming this month: first-ever “Roanoke Outdoor Circus”

Roanoke City is planning to conduct the first-ever "Roanoke Outdoor Circus" later this month -- but this one is nothing like the Ringling Brothers and ...
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VA workplace deaths decline

A just-released report shows workplace deaths have fallen in Virginia. Details from WFIR's Bob Clark ...
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BREAKING NEWS: Body found in Botetourt

BREAKING NEWS: Body found in Botetourt
The Botetourt County Sheriff's Office says a body was found this afternoon in a ravine near Moose's Hollow Road, north of Troutville. There are no ...
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Thousands of people and dogs expected at DogtoberFest

The Dog Days are here for the Valley -- Saturday's 7th annual DogtoberFest. The event benefits St.Francis Service Dogs, which expects 4,000 visitors and 1,500 ...
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