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Hot pursuit in Bedford County ends in accident

Hot pursuit in Bedford County ends in accident
From Bedford County Sheriff's Office:  [This morning at approximately 3am] the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a pursuit in the Goodview area of ...
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STUDY: Cannabis reduces chronic pain patients use of opioids

STUDY: Cannabis reduces chronic pain patients use of opioids
A new study shows chronic pain patients significantly reduce their use of opioids following the initiation of Cannabis Therapy. The head of a Virginia Marijuana ...
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Two working fires in Roanoke

Two working fires in Roanoke
Two working fires in Roanoke. Officials posted on Facebook that Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched after 3 am this morning to a fire in the 400 ...
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Flu making a comeback this Fall

Flu making a comeback this Fall
The director for the New River Health District on staying safe this Thanksgiving weekend when it comes to COVID-19 - and on another virus making ...
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Jury awards millions in Unite the Right civil trial

Jury awards millions in Unite the Right civil trial
(AP) A jury has awarded millions of dollars in damages against white nationalist leaders for violence that erupted during the 2017 Unite the Right rally ...
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Roanoke man scratches winning $1 million ticket

Roanoke man scratches winning $1 million ticket
A Roanoke man scratched a lucky Virginia Lottery ticket -- a one-million-dollar "Power 10s" ticket. Donald Harris chose the one-time cash option of roughly $640,000 ...
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Driving out of state? Gas prices vary a lot when you leave Virginia

Driving out of state? Gas prices vary a lot when you leave Virginia
If you have any out-of-state driving in your upcoming holiday plans, some nearby states have significantly lower average gas prices -- but for some others, ...
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COVID-19 Safest States study shows troubling Virginia trend

COVID-19 Safest States study shows troubling Virginia trend
A regularly updated study shows how safe each state is during the COVID-19 pandemic. WFIR’s Ian Price has details about where Virginia landed on the ...
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Offer to buy Roanoke Times, Richmond-Times Dispatch

Offer to buy Roanoke Times, Richmond-Times Dispatch
The Roanoke Times might be changing ownership. Hedge fund Alden Global Capital, one of the country’s largest newspaper owners with a reputation for intense cost ...
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Drumstick Dash 5K course will move to greenway due to police shortage

Drumstick Dash 5K course will move to greenway due to police shortage
(From DrumstickDash.net) These last few days have been a whirlwind of conversations with Roanoke City Traffic & Engineering - then follow ups with our Race ...
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Small Business Saturday returns to downtown Roanoke this weekend

Small Business Saturday returns to downtown Roanoke this weekend
While you are getting those Holiday shopping lists together for Black Friday and Cyber-Monday, don't forget about "Small Business Saturday" this weekend. More from WFIR's ...
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Build Back Better could mean more jobs

Build Back Better could mean more jobs
After a summer plagued with extreme weather events ranging from dangerous heat waves - intense hurricanes - floods - and raging wildfires that cost Americans ...
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94 people facing 243 charges following drug investigation

94 people facing 243 charges following drug investigation
From Franklin County Sheriff's Office: Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic, has taken over this country’s substance abuse epidemic by force. Similar to morphine, but ...
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Youngkin talks about cooperation

Youngkin talks about cooperation
Glen Younkin recently commented on the cooperation that he has seen in his transition to become Virginia's next governor ... WFIR's Rob Ruthenberg has more ...
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Bad weekend for local college football teams

Bad weekend for local college football teams
Not a good weekend for college football teams locally ... Pitt beats UVA 48 to 38 ... JC Price's first game as interim head coach ...
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Build Back Better moves on to the Senate

Build Back Better moves on to the Senate
President Biden's "Build Back Better" legislation has been passed by Democrats in the House as expected. Now comes the heavy lifting in the Senate. More ...
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Most expired foods remain safe but may not taste their best

Most expired foods remain safe but may not taste their best
With big Thanksgiving dinners on the way in many homes this week, those preparing them may come across foods in their pantries with expired dates ...
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Police officer charged with assaulting man with stun gun

Police officer charged with assaulting man with stun gun
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A grand jury in Virginia has indicted a police officer on charges that he misused a stun gun on an unarmed ...
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Virginia inmate’s mother sentenced for smuggling contraband

Virginia inmate’s mother sentenced for smuggling contraband
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Maryland woman has been sentenced to 45 months in prison for her role in a scheme in which bribes were ...
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Ex-Virginia doctor sent to prison for illegal prescriptions

Ex-Virginia doctor sent to prison for illegal prescriptions
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia doctor has been sentenced to three years in prison for writing prescriptions that mixed powerful painkillers into narcotic ...
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