Another I-81 detour tonight, but another step forward when it ends

The Interstate 81 climbing lane project takes another step forward Wednesday night, but it will mean an all-night detour for anyone heading up to Christiansburg ...

VDOF issues warning about ashes

The Virginia Department of Forestry says hot ashes from fireplaces and wood stoves caused several wildland fires across Virginia this past weekend.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has ...

Police hope photos, video lead them to melee shooting suspects

Roanoke Police hope surveillance photos and video they've posted will help lead them to the men involved in multiple shootings outside a convenience store eight ...

UPDATED: Police ID woman killed in car-school bus accident

Roanoke County Police have identified the woman driver killed this morning  when her car ran into a school bus near Hunting Hills Golf Club. Police ...

Roanoke Co. Supervisors to again consider invocation guidelines

UPDATED: 4:15 pm --  Supervisors gave unanimous first reading approval today with little comment from supervisors or the pubic. Roanoke County Supervisors are scheduled to ...

Spring registration now open for Full-Time Fridays at Virginia Western

Virginia Western Community College is continuing a program it started last year geared toward working students with families.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more. VWCC Fridays ...

Bent Mountain Road delays likely for several weeks

Anyone who drives through the construction area on Bent Mountain Road -- US 221 -- may encounter some midday delays into early December. Starting this ...

Lincoln movie means $millions for Virginia

Stephen Spielberg's latest movie "Lincoln" opens nationwide later this week. It features many scenes shot in Virginia, thanks in part to more than $3 million ...

Four years of rail excursions: about 4,300 passengers

Organizers of the annual passenger rail excursions from Roanoke can now start thinking about next year. In the four years since they returned, the day ...

Angels trees are up across the valley

The Salvation Army needs your help with its Angel Tree program this year.  WFIR's Timothy Martin reports. Angel Trees Wrap 1-WEB Click here for more ...

Election shows VA Latino vote grows in importance

Virginia's Latino population is growing, and as this week's election shows, it has a growing importance in deciding who wins.   Polls show about two-thirds of ...

Flora: past supervisors’ tough decisions benefit Roanoke Valley today

Roanoke County's Board of Supervisors Chairman delivers his "State of the County" Message this morning, and in large part, it is a tribute to supervisors ...

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is back

Bell ringers are already at area shopping centers.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on this year's Red Kettle Campaign from the Salvation Army. Red Kettle ...

Washington area band in Veterans Day parade lineup

The Virginia Veterans Day Parade is set to step off Saturday morning in Roanoke, and one of the bands in the lineup comes here from ...

Kaine promises bipartisanship, GOP wonders if Dem leaders will let him

Senator-elect Tim Kaine says he will continue to advocate for bipartisanship in Washington, but Republicans question whether he will side more often than not with ...

Roanoke City crews not picking up as many leaves

Hurricane Sandy did a good job of blowing the leaves off the trees and now it's your turn to figure out what to do with ...

Goodlatte’s new campaign: Judiciary Committee Chairmanship

Congressman Bob Goodlatte begins a new campaign today, one to win chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee. House Republican party leaders will decide on that ...

Democrat Tim Kaine wins U.S. Senate race that led the nation in campaign sp...

An exhausting U.S. Senate race that led the nation in spending by murky outside, independent groups and has tested voters' patience for a year is ...

Geologists find East Coast quakes travel farther

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2011 Virginia-centered earthquake shows that East Coast tremors can travel much farther and cause damage ...

Virginia Oks constitutional limits on eminent domain

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Voters have approved an amendment to the Virginia Constitution limiting government's ability to take private property through eminent domain. The amendment ...