State police investigate fatal crash on I-81

State police investigate fatal crash on I-81
(VSP release) Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash which occurred on the southbound side of Interstate 81, near the 131 mile ...
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Salem fire displaces one person

Salem fire displaces one person
(from City of Salem) The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to a residential structure fire at 1006 West Riverside Drive (Lot 68) at approximately ...
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Virginia teen accused of killing mother, brother

Virginia teen accused of killing mother, brother
MIDLAND, Va. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting his mother and his 6-year-old brother in their Virginia home was arrested on Saturday ...
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Bloomberg makes pitch to Virginia voters

Bloomberg makes pitch to Virginia voters
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — If there is a state where Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg could expect a return on investment, it is Virginia. By ...
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We have liftoff: Va-launched flight on way to space station

We have liftoff: Va-launched flight on way to space station
(From Governor's office) RICHMOND—The 13th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station successfully launched today at 3:21 p.m. from Wallops Island. The mission will ...
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Early morning fire extinguished quickly

Early morning fire extinguished quickly
(from Roanoke FIRE-EMS) UPDATE: Cause is accidental, electrical in nature. At 12:41am, Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 1900 block of Valley View Blvd NW ...
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More on new Hollins University president as of August 1

More on new Hollins University president as of August 1
The new Hollins University President as of August 1 went to an all-female high school and believes in the single-sex college model for young women ...
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Bloomberg to speak to Virginia Democrats

Bloomberg to speak to Virginia Democrats
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg is set to address Virginia Democrats at their biggest fundraising event of the year. The billionaire ...
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Huddle Up Moms looks to make life easier for women after giving birth

Huddle Up Moms looks to make life easier for women after giving birth
A support group for new mothers - "Huddle Up Moms" - is just getting off the ground in Roanoke, looking to help women find all ...
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Local senior living provider lets workers instantly access daily pay

Local senior living provider lets workers instantly access daily pay
A Roanoke senior living provider is providing something new for its workers: instant access to any wages earned up to that point. They no longer ...
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Donation makes food storage a little easier for Rescue Mission

Donation makes food storage a little easier for Rescue Mission
There were almost 205,000 meals served by the Roanoke Rescue Mission last year to people struggling with hunger and homelessness. Now a donated piece of ...
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Northam: strong economy means more money for state budget

Northam: strong economy means more money for state budget
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is telling lawmakers that a stronger than expected economy means they will have an extra $180 million ...
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Daytona 500 kicks off NASCAR season; Tech women win OT game

Daytona 500 kicks off NASCAR season; Tech women win OT game
The NASCAR season kicks off with the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Dennis Bickmeier is the President of Richmond Raceway and he weighs in. And the ...
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State-sponsored bus route does so well that new ones are coming

State-sponsored bus route does so well that new ones are coming
Amtrak's Roanoke service appears to be a success by almost any measure in its first 21 months, but another state-sponsored public transportation project is also ...
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Roanoke Stars, Roanoke College hold wheelchair basketball tournament

Roanoke Stars, Roanoke College hold wheelchair basketball tournament
Wheelchair basketball is one of the more recognizable "adaptive sports" and ALL are welcome tomorrow at Roanoke College to take part in a 3-on-3 tournament ...
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Some disappointed by Virginia’s criminal justice reform push

Some disappointed by Virginia’s criminal justice reform push
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After Democrats took control of Virginia’s state legislature, criminal justice reform advocates saw their best chance in decades for widespread change ...
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Supreme Court Justice reflects on ruling allowing women into VMI

Supreme Court Justice reflects on ruling allowing women into VMI
An associate Supreme Court Justice who helped strike down the all male admissions policy at VMI, reflects on the rulings impact. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has ...
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Bear ‘foster’ mom raises cub saved by dog

Bear 'foster' mom raises cub saved by dog
BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — An orphaned black bear cub has been placed with a substitute mother this week after being saved by a dog and ...
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Over 1,000 gather in Richmond to oppose abortion bills

Over 1,000 gather in Richmond to oppose abortion bills
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 1,000 people rallied at the Virginia Capitol on Thursday, protesting legislation advancing in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly that would ...
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One dead in Roanoke house fire

One dead in Roanoke house fire
Roanoke fire officials say one person was killed when flames erupted this morning in a northwest home. Firefighters were called to the 23oo block of ...
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