Pregnant woman, unborn child dead after Henry County shooting

Pregnant woman, unborn child dead after Henry County shooting
FROM HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF's OFFICE:On February 18, 2020, at 9:48 pm the Martinsville-Henry County Emergency 911 Center received a call that an individual had been ...
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Down by Downtown coming back in April

Down by Downtown coming back in April
April's Down by Downtown music festival is in the planning stages and a big change is being made to this year's event. WFIR intern reporter ...
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Update: Roanoke County police nab robbery suspect

Update: Roanoke County police nab robbery suspect
(Updated) Roanoke County Police have now arrested a suspect after he was identified through the assistance of local citizens. Raphael C. Sierra, 20, of Roanoke ...
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New CarePortal in Roanoke will help fill the gap

New CarePortal in Roanoke will help fill the gap
(updated audio) Linking government agencies like the Department of Social Service to local churches and faith-based organizations - pitching in to help children and families ...
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Richmond Raceway president Dennis Bickmeier weighs in on Daytona

Richmond Raceway president Dennis Bickmeier weighs in on Daytona
Richmond Raceway president Dennis Bickmeier was in Daytona for a portion of NASCAR's season opening week but came home before the Daytona 500 accident on ...
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Designing senior living spaces: more than trip hazards and grab bars

Designing senior living spaces: more than trip hazards and grab bars
Many senior living experts are in Roanoke for the next couple of days, looking at ways to design residential centers that don't just house seniors ...
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Bear care: Roanoke-area wildlife center cares for three orphaned cubs

Bear care: Roanoke-area wildlife center cares for three orphaned cubs
Not one, not two, but three orphaned black bear cubs are being cared for at the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center in southwest Roanoke County. A ...
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Driver found dead in crashed pickup off Blue Ridge Parkway

Driver found dead in crashed pickup off Blue Ridge Parkway
NEWS RELEASE:  On February 17, 2020 at approximately 4:00 pm, National Park Service dispatchers received a report of a vehicle off the roadway and down ...
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Richmond Catholic Diocese to offer settlements if victims do not sue

Richmond Catholic Diocese to offer settlements if victims do not sue
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Catholic Diocese of Richmond says it will offer  monetary settlements to sexual abuse victims if they give up the right ...
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Crumbles aims to open in downtown Roanoke before March

Crumbles aims to open in downtown Roanoke before March
A new breakfast spot is set to open on Kirk Avenue in Downtown Roanoke - right across 2nd street from the City of Roanoke Municipal ...
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Tech, UVA both win over the weekend

Tech, UVA both win over the weekend
The Virginia and Virginia Tech men's basketball teams both won on Saturday; both squads are back on the court at home tomorrow night. Head coaches ...
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NS shutting Roanoke Distribution Center, jobs relocating or eliminated

NS shutting Roanoke Distribution Center, jobs relocating or eliminated
Norfolk Southern has announced the closure of its Roanoke Distribution Center, saying that work will move to Altoona, Pennsylvania. The company says all mechanical workers ...
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“Mom Expo” leads to Huddle Up Moms and then to “Love Your...

"Mom Expo" leads to Huddle Up Moms and then to "Love Your Body" tonight
First at a "Mom Expo" last summer and then at the first meeting of a new organization created after that event, the "Huddle Up Moms" ...
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Edwards plays big role in killing proposed assault-style weapon ban

Edwards plays big role in killing proposed assault-style weapon ban
It looks like a proposed statewide ban on the sale of assault-style weapons is dead for the year in Richmond. So is the proposed ban ...
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Virginia Republican announces gubernatorial run

Virginia Republican announces gubernatorial run
UPDATE:A Richmond area Republican lawmaker has declared her intention to run for Governor in 2021. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has that story 2-18 Chase Gov Wrap-WEB ...
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Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority to survey residents about high speed int...

Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority to survey residents about high speed internet
The Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority has installed about 100 miles of high-speed fiber underground, with a focus on connections to business and local government customers ...
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Democrats descend on Virginia ahead of Super Tuesday — but not here

Democrats descend on Virginia ahead of Super Tuesday -- but not here
Democratic Presidential candidates are descending on Virginia ahead of its primary in two weeks. More ahead of Super Tuesday, with WFIR’s Ian Price: 02-17 Dems ...
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Good weekend for men’s basketball teams

Good weekend for men's basketball teams
UVA, Virginia Tech and Liberty all won on Saturday. Flames head coach Richie McKay had a comment after the win over NJIT at home. WPLY-MIN ...
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General Assembly considers 5-cent fee for grocery plastic bags

General Assembly considers 5-cent fee for grocery plastic bags
The General Assembly is now into the second half of considering new legislation, and among some of the proposals not yet receiving much public attention ...
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Search continues for missing Franklin County man

Search continues for missing Franklin County man
(from Franklin County Sheriff's Office) Missing: Keith Bentford Perdue, Age 56, White Male. On February 14, 2020 at approximately 09:24 AM, a family member reported ...
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