Taubman Museum “financially secure”; all general admission now free...

The Taubman Museum of Art says its financial future is now secure, and as of today, general admission is free every day.  WFIR's Evan Jones ...

Virginian station restoration on track for completion in 2013

The first big step in restoring the former Virginian Railway station is now complete, and plans call for the work to be completed sometime next ...

New license plate hopes to bring awareness to sexual assault and domestic v...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 24 people are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner every minute.  One ...

700 people at risk for meningitis from tainted injections; close to 80 unde...

State health officials say close to 700 people may have received tainted injections at two area medical facilities, and one of those persons now confirmed ...

No sales tax this weekend on energy-efficient products

Virginia is holding its sixth annual sales-tax holiday on energy-efficient products.  From Friday through Monday, residential consumers can save money by buying sales-tax exempt heat ...

Roanoke Airport: we support many common customer airline concerns

Roanoke Regional Airport officials say they are communicating regularly with airlines in hopes of addressing common passenger concerns on price and service. The Airport commissioned ...

Haiti still needs help

A local organization is hoping lots of people will put on their hiking shoes tomorrow.  WFIR's Timothy Martin explains why. Hike Haiti Wrap 2-WEB Click ...

UVA analysts: debate performance does not assure voter preference shift

Analysts at the University of Virginia Center for Politics say Mitt Romney's debate performance last night is certainly helpful to his campaign, but it does ...

Having the “stranger” talk with your kids

In light of the events in this week in Roanoke County, police are reminding parents to talk to their children about strangers. WFIR's Timothy Martin ...

VA to convert state vehicle fleet to propane and natural gas

Virginia is on the road to converting its state vehicle fleet from gasoline and diesel fuel to natural gas and propane. It costs more up ...

Police: another report of someone trying to lure children into white SUV

Roanoke County Police are now receiving more reports of someone attempting to lure children into a white SUV  -- and police say the accounts are ...

Police: man killed in attempted home invasion

Roanoke City Police say two men who tried to force their way into an apartment late last night were met with a struggle and gunfire ...

App developer expands to Blacksburg, brings jobs local officials want most

A Texas-based company that develops apps for mobile devices will establish a new office in Blacksburg. Atomic Axis expects to bring 30 new jobs to ...

Deadline coming for those that filed for an extension with the IRS

A big deadline is coming up for some taxpayers.  IRS Spokesman Mark Hanson says about 243,000 Virginians filed for an automatic six-month extension back in ...

Roanoke College poll: Obama, Kaine widen Virginia leads

A new Roanoke College poll shows President Obama holding an eight-point lead over Mitt Romney in Virginia. The poll was conducted over nine days in ...

Renovated Center in the Square set to re-open next May

The $27 million renovations of Center in the Square should be complete within three months and the new Center set to re-open next May. The ...

Election help for disabled and senior residents

Virginia officials have launched a project to educate disabled and senior residents about voting accessibility.  WFIR's Timothy Martin reports. Disabled-Senior Wrap 1-WEB Click here to watch ...

Roanoke Symphony to move into well-known downtown building

The former Shenandoah Hotel building best-known in recent decades for housing "Twist and Turns" will soon be the new home for the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, ...

As greenway plans gradually become reality, some parts remain big challenge...

Roanoke County planners take the next step today toward what could eventually become a new greenway in the southwest county. A public meeting is scheduled ...

Mild winter didn’t help reduce the flea population

A local vet says he's seeing a lot of flea cases this time of  year.  WFIR's Timothy Martin reports. Fleas Wrap 1-WEB ...