Likely Richmond debate next year: state’s role in implementing “Obamacare” ...

Virginia pro-life groups say they will focus much of their attention in Richmond next winter on implementation of President Obama's health care overhaul act, especially ...

Details for this year’s SunTrust Dickens of a Christmas

The schedule is set for this year's SunTrust Dickens of a Christmas in downtown Roanoke.  WFIR's Timothy Martin says a popular feature is returning too ...

Roanoke police charge man with morning bank holdup

Roanoke Police say 53-year-old Michael Byers is charged with holding up the First Federal Credit Union office on Williamson Road this morning. Byers allegedly walked ...

How to keep your home safe during the holidays

Don't make your house a target for thieves this holiday season.  That's the message from Roanoke Police.  WFIR's Timothy Martin reports. Police-Home-Advice Wrap 1-WEB ...

Blowing burning leaves can quickly spread trouble

Roanoke area firefighters hope a good soaking rain will reduce the threat of brush fires like the one that erupted on Bent Mountain over the ...

Record Powerball jackpot up for grabs!

The Powerball lottery has moved into record territory after no one hit the jackpot Saturday night.  The top prize for tomorrow night's drawing is over $400-million.  At ...

BBB: ‘Tis the season for holiday scammers

Scammers are hard at work during this holiday season. The Better Business Bureau warns consumers to watch for deals that appear to be too good ...

Community health centers to Congress: don’t make us part of budget cuts...

Representatives from Community Health Centers across the country are expected in Washington this week, lobbying to keep their current funding levels in place. Centers like ...

Updated: Powerball jackpot hits record $425 Million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize will now increase to about $425 million ...

So far, statewide Sunday liquor sales prove popular and profitable

The Virginia ABC is measuring customer response to statewide Sunday sales at state liquor stores, especially during the busy holiday season. So far, Sundays appear ...

AAA: thieves love to window shop, too — in parked cars

Holiday shopping is a time to remember safety. AAA Mid-Atlantic reminds everyone to slow down to eliminate accidents in parking lots --  and remember to ...

“Seeing red” isn’t always best for sales

In a store or on a website, the color red may attract attention, but it isn't always to the best color to use when trying ...

New look arrives for City Market Building ground floor

The new furniture and new look are now mostly in place at the Roanoke City Market Building's ground floor, and starting this Sunday, they also ...

Christmas tree safety tips

Now that Thanksgiving is over, many of you will be putting up Christmas trees this weekend.  WFIR's Timothy Martin says before you start, keep some ...

Fantasyland returns to downtown Roanoke Friday

Santa Claus returns to Fantasyland at the History Museum of Western Virginia Friday, November 23.  Fantasyland attracted more than 4,000 visitors last year. There will be ...

Drumstick Dash is holiday bonanza for some downtown businesses

Downtown Roanoke is a crowded police for several hours Thanksgiving morning  as thousands of people walk and run in the Stellar One Drumstick Dash. It's ...

Busy day at the Rescue Mission starts with dash and ends with feast

Right after today's Drumstick Dash is over, the Roanoke Rescue Mission starts setting up for its Thanksgiving feast.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has the story. Rescue ...

Murder-attempted suicide in Hurt Park home where couple’s eight children al...

Roanoke Police say man fatally stabbed his wife and then tried to kill himself overnight at a home on the 1300 block of East Salem ...

Hidden Valley recycling site to close — too much garbage being dumped

A popular Roanoke County recycling center is about to move.  Some people have treated the recycling trailers at Hidden Valley High School more as an ...

Heavy State Police patrols this week — but not in the air

It's a high enforcement holiday weekend for Virginia State Police. They'll have extra patrols on duty, but as has usually been the case in recent ...