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Financial improprieties investigation in Virginia, not just D.C.

Financial improprieties investigation in Virginia, not just D.C.
While an investigation update from the D.C. attorney general on the Washington Commanders is set for today, we’re taking a look at a similar investigation ...
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Roanoke monthly Amtrak ridership up nearly 65%

Roanoke monthly Amtrak ridership up nearly 65%
The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority today announced that ridership on the Commonwealth’s Amtrak service grew by 37.6% in the month of September as compared to ...
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Roanoke police officer sues city for defamation

Roanoke police officer sues city for defamation
A Roanoke police officer claims the city defamed him in a 2020 Facebook message explaining how downtown’s “End Racism Now” street mural lists the names ...
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Describe the Night on stage at Virginia Tech will resonate says director

Describe the Night on stage at Virginia Tech will resonate says director
A play set in Russia that covers a 90-year span from Stalin to the fall of the Berlin wall - and to Vladimir Putin in ...
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Roanoke County names new police chief

Roanoke County names new police chief
Roanoke County has announced the appointment of Michael Poindexter as the next Chief of Police effective January 1, 2023. Roanoke County conducted a nationwide search ...
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Non-fatal shooting in NW Roanoke early this morning

Non-fatal shooting in NW Roanoke early this morning
On November 9 at approximately 1:45 a.m., Roanoke Police were notified by the City of Roanoke E-911 Center of a person with a gunshot wound ...
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ANAYLSIS: President Biden must be relieved by elections

ANAYLSIS: President Biden must be relieved by elections
If the midterms are a “report card” of sorts on President Biden then how did he do? WFIR’s Ian Price has more with our political ...
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Culture Calendar: plays, music and a book signing this weekend

Culture Calendar: plays, music and a book signing this weekend
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - sponsored by the Roanoke Arts Commission - roanokearts.org. With a look at some of ...
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Roanoke GOP says strongest showing in decades is just the start

Roanoke GOP says strongest showing in decades is just the start
Republicans came closer to a Roanoke City victory than at any time since 2000, coming within several hundred votes of gaining a seat on Council ...
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Roanoke City Dems sweep council elections

Roanoke City Dems sweep council elections
The Democratic candidates for Roanoke City Council swept the election - with Joe Cobb gaining the most votes. WFIR's Emma Thomas begins our 2022 Election ...
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Griffith easily reelected; looks for a change in the political landscape

Griffith easily reelected; looks for a change in the political landscape
With the Republicans looking late last night as if they would reclaim the majority in the US House of Representatives, one local Congressman reelected in ...
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Update: suspect arrested following Salem vehicle pursuit

Update: suspect arrested following Salem vehicle pursuit
Update: Griffin Newman, 25, was arrested Tuesday night in Salem at 8:11 p.m. without incident. He is currently being held without bond. Newman is charged with Shooting ...
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Election results for all of Virginia as they come in

Election results for all of Virginia as they come in
CLICK HERE to see the latest election results for the November 8th, 2022 contest.  ...
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Police inspect possible gunshot through car window

Police inspect possible gunshot through car window
The roadway is all clear after police vehicles blocked the right lane of Campbell Avenue near the corner of 5th Street investigating a car that ...
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Local novelist returns with his Mickey Mathews Mysteries for a 6th title

Local novelist returns with his Mickey Mathews Mysteries for a 6th title
A retired Virginia Western history professor who then turned to writing historical fiction has released his sixth novel in a series. More from WFIR's Emma ...
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Peters Creek precinct location confusion

Peters Creek precinct location confusion
An election poll worker at the Peters Creek precinct says voters got some incorrect information in the mail on where to cast their ballot today ...
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A community safety organization expands outside Roanoke

A community safety organization expands outside Roanoke
The CEO of The Peacemakers organization in Roanoke - which along with other local agencies works to reduce gun violence - says they are branching ...
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Cybersecurity expert warns about Twitter’s newest change

Cybersecurity expert warns about Twitter's newest change
Just before today's elections, one of the nation's top cybersecurity experts talks how one change to a major social media site might undermine confidence in ...
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Shooting fatality in NW Roanoke last night

Shooting fatality in NW Roanoke last night
(from Roanoke PD) On November 6 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified by the City of Roanoke E-911 Center of a person with ...
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Volunteer rescue squad celebrating 90 years in Salem

Volunteer rescue squad celebrating 90 years in Salem
Ahead of a major anniversary, one volunteer paramedic explains why she volunteers. Darlene Gee has been a part of an all-volunteer EMS operation since she ...
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