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Rising waters seem certain, it’s just a matter of how much

A flash flood watch is in effect across the region through Tuesday night. Forecasters say rivers and streams are sure to rise in the next ...
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Labor Day in Roanoke: optimistic outlook at FreightCar America

This is Labor Day, the day created as a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength  and prosperity of our country ...
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1,000,000 meals for dogs and cats from the Roanoke Valley SPCA

A big milestone is approaching for the Roanoke Valley SPCA.  Kathy Perdue with the RVSPCA says by the middle of this month, the Pets Eat Two program will ...
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City Market Building reopens Saturday

After a year-long renovation costing almost $8 million, the Roanoke City Market Building is set to reopen tomorrow. WFIR's Evan Jones has more on what ...
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Two men sought in Roanoke County for tinkering with ATMs

Roanoke County Police say a camera caught two men on July 28th using a payment card scanning device at an ATM.  Police say the device ...
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Virginia State Police to drivers: DRIVE RESPONSIBLY!

Virginia State Police will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend. Spokesperson Deborah Cox says last year, troopers arrested more than 100 drunk ...
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Rare heart defect for baby with many Roanoke area relatives

The first weeks of parenthood are becoming very challenging ones for a first-time dad who grew up in Roanoke County and his wife. Less than ...
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Region’s wildfire threat at unusually high level for September

The Virginia Department of Forestry has raised the region's wildfire threat level to "Class 3" -- an unusually high threat for this time of year ...
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Robbery charge: police say suspect hid in victim’s car in bank lot

Salem Police have charged a Roanoke man with hiding in the back of a woman's car while she used a walk-up ATM, robbing her when ...
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More schools learn education value of iPads

Computers are nothing new inside schools, but more systems are making use of tablet computers like iPads -- and still learning new ways to do ...
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Wireless access coming to Main Street in Salem

By early next year, people in Salem will be able to surf the net for free along Main Street.  Salem has entered into a partnership ...
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Police cruiser hit in Roanoke

Roanoke Police say a cruiser was rear ended late last night on Orange Avenue near King Street.  Details from WFIR's Timothy Martin ...
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I-81 rock blasting to increase to five days a week

Rock blasting on Interstate 81 is about to increase from four days a week to five -- but not until next week. More from WFIR's ...
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VA rest areas become commercial enterprises Thursday

Virginia's Interstate Rest Areas are about to become commercial ventures, and the company that will run them promises to bring in some common conveniences. More ...
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Deer ban starts tomorrow in Virginia

Starting Thursday, it's illegal to feed deer in Virginia. The ban runs from September 1st through the first week in January.  The ban coincides with hunting ...
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Quake may have shaken VA nuke plant more than it’s designed to handle

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is deploying additional inspectors to the Virginia nuclear power plant closest to the epicenter of last week’s earthquake. This comes after ...
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Gov. McDonnell: Irene aftermath presents new dangers

Hurricane Irene may be long gone from Virginia, but dealing with its aftermath is far from over. As WFIR's Evan Jones reports, state officials are ...
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9/11 remembrance ceremony planned for Roanoke Valley

Roanoke Valley localities will join forces on September 11th to remember the lives lost 10 years ago. A joint ceremony involving Roanoke, Roanoke County, Salem ...
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Apco workers sent to help restore power in eastern VA

About 40 Appalachian Power workers from Virginia and West Virginia are helping restore power in areas hard hit by Hurricane Irene. More from WFIR's Evan ...
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Roanoke schools open — before Labor Day

Close to 14,000 Roanoke City schoolchildren head back to class today, and for the first time in decades, they are doing so before Labor Day ...
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