Optimism over COVID vaccines drives gas prices higher

Optimism over COVID vaccines drives gas prices higher
Gas prices in some parts of Virginia are now higher than they were last year at this time, and the rollout of COVID vaccines is ...
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Defense Secretary nominee discusses identifying white supremacist troops

Defense Secretary nominee discusses identifying white supremacist troops
Virginia U.S. Senator Tim Kaine questioned the Secretary of Defense nominee about how the military should address the rise of white supremacy and extremism among ...
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Shooting incident last night on Williamson Road.

Shooting incident last night on Williamson Road.
(Roanoke PD) On January 19, 2021 [last night] at approximately 11:30 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a person with a gunshot wound in the ...
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VDH reporting 138 new coronavirus cases in the Roanoke Valley

VDH reporting 138 new coronavirus cases in the Roanoke Valley
According to the latest numbers released this morning by the Virginia Department of Health there are 138 new confirmed or probable coronavirus cases, 5 new ...
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Update Carilion Clinic vaccination event this weekend is FULL

Update Carilion Clinic vaccination event this weekend is FULL
(Update 12 noon) Registration is already full for this weekend's 65+ community COVID-19 vaccine event at the Berglund Center - some 4000 people - after ...
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Winter Festival of New Works is virtual starting tomorrow

Winter Festival of New Works is virtual starting tomorrow
Its no shock that the Hollins-Mill Mountain Winter Festival of New Works featuring plays written by Hollins University students is virtual this year. Tomorrow through ...
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Hokies cool their heels, Caps lost in OT

Hokies cool their heels, Caps lost in OT
The 16th-ranked Virginia Tech men's basketball team is off until a home game on Saturday against Notre Dame. Hokies head coach Mike Young on building ...
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McAuliffe looks to take bold action to stop gun violence if elected

McAuliffe looks to take bold action to stop gun violence if elected
Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is discussing gun control legislation he would pursue, if elected to serve another term. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has that story ...
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Warner elevation to Senate committee chair also elevates his national role

Warner elevation to Senate committee chair also elevates his national role
Virginia Senator Mark Warner is set to lead the body's intelligence committee when Democrats gain control of the chamber, something expected as soon as today ...
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Local mass vaccination events may be announced soon

Local mass vaccination events may be announced soon
The director for the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts says she hears "heart breaking stories everyday" about people seeking a COVID-19 vaccine shot. Dr ...
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Coalition opposes legalizing recreational marijuana in VA

Coalition opposes legalizing recreational marijuana in VA
A coalition of groups statewide that include drug abuse prevention advocates and law enforcement agencies spoke out this morning on a Zoom conference - opposing ...
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Mega Millions jackpot grows again to $865 million

Mega Millions jackpot grows again to $865 million
UPDATE: The jackpot for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing (Tuesday, January 19) has just been increased to an estimated $865 million. PREVIOUS: DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) ...
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UPDATE: Fire death blamed on victim smoking while on oxygen

UPDATE: Fire death blamed on victim smoking while on oxygen
UPDATED NEWS RELEASE: On Monday, January 18th, at 6:46pm, Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 2500 block of Larchwood St NE for a fire. Units ...
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VDH reporting 107 new coronavirus cases in Roanoke Valley

VDH reporting 107 new coronavirus cases in Roanoke Valley
According to the latest numbers released this morning by the Virginia Department of Health there are 107 new confirmed or probable coronavirus cases, and 6 ...
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Panthers zero in on new GM; COVID sidelines Wizards

Panthers zero in on new GM; COVID sidelines Wizards
A deal is being finalized with Former Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney to become the new GM of the Washington Football Team. And the ...
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McAuliffe calls on the General Assembly to ban sale of assault weapons

McAuliffe calls on the General Assembly to ban sale of assault weapons
Press Release from Terry McAuliffe's Campaign: Terry McAuliffe today called on the General Assembly to pass a ban on the sale of assault weapons this ...
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SIMPLE Roanoke programs gives micro-grants to a wide variety of applicants

SIMPLE Roanoke programs gives micro-grants to a wide variety of applicants
Call it tithing to a community perhaps and not a church. The SIMPLE Roanoke program is 3 years old and wants to make sure people ...
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AARP to hold online job expo for workers 50+

AARP to hold online job expo for workers 50+
After millions of Americans have lost their jobs because of COVID-19, many are having a hard time finding employment again. AARP will be helping those ...
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GOP State senator, and gubernatorial candidate responds to those looking to...

GOP State senator, and gubernatorial candidate responds to those looking to censure her
A Republican state Senator and Gubernatorial candidate is responding to Democratic colleagues who are looking to censure her. WFIR’s Clark Palmer explains. 1-18 Chase Censure ...
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What can you do in Virginia’s Blue Ridge this winter? Here’s so...

What can you do in Virginia's Blue Ridge this winter? Here's some ideas
The cold weather is here and that means there are special winter activities to enjoy in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Local restaurants have been adapting to ...
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