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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Roanoke Police watching drivers as school zone lights start blinking again

There will be a heavy police presence in schools zones in Roanoke City.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin has details. Click here for more information from ...

New special license plates coming soon to VA

New special license plates will be available to Virginia residents soon. Details from News/Talk 960's Bob Clark ...

Do you know this man? He’s a suspect in several thefts.

From Roanoke County Police: Police are investigating three thefts that occurred over the past week in south Roanoke County. Detectives hope the release of an ...

Roanoke County police chief to retire

Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder says he will retire this fall, ending a law enforcement career lasting three decades.  He spoke with News/Talk 960's ...

State prepares for Hurricane Irene — and its aftermath

A state of emergency is in effect today in Virginia as Hurricane Irene draws closer. The state has many agencies preparing for the hurricane's arrival ...

Red Cross ready to help hurricane victims

The Red Cross is standing by to help as Hurricane Irene makes its way along the U.S. East Coast. The story from News/Talk 960's  Bob ...

Football contest to fight dropout rate ready for 12th year

The Western Virginia Education Classic is ready for another year. The details from News/Talk 960's Bob Clark ...

Bowers presents upbeat State of the City address

Roanoke Mayor David Bowers presents his State of the City address this morning, and he's delivering an upbeat message. The story from News/Talk 960's Evan ...