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Phase 1C launches locally tomorrow

Phase 1C launches locally tomorrow
(from VDH) The Virginia Department of Health’s Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) will begin to vaccinate essential workers in Phase 1c beginning on ...
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Nats baseball season opener postponed until tomorrow – COVID

Nats baseball season opener postponed until tomorrow - COVID
Max Scherzer will now take the mound - hopefully - tomorrow at home versus Jacob DeGrom and the NY Mets in the Washington Nationals home ...
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Northam signs voting rights law that is first in the nation

Northam signs voting rights law that is first in the nation
Governor Northam has signed into law a measure that supporters say provides protections against voter suppression, discrimination, and intimidation in the commonwealth. It’s called the Voting ...
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Mill Mountain Zoo to open its doors to more visitors starting tomorrow

Mill Mountain Zoo to open its doors to more visitors starting tomorrow
Roanoke's unique mountaintop zoo is ready to welcome bigger crowds. More from WFIR intern reporter Alex Powell: 3-31 Mill Mountain Wrap-WEB ...
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Tech spring practice means time to fine tune offense

Tech spring practice means time to fine tune offense
Its spring football practice time at Virginia Tech for quarterback Braxton Burmeister and the Hokies offense, time to work on chemistry: WPLY-MIN ...
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Carilion marks VAX shot # 100,000 today

Carilion marks VAX shot # 100,000 today
As of today between vaccinating their own employees and what's been distributed at mass clinics, Carilion has put 100,000 shots in arms. 98 year old ...
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Are you in phase 1a or 1b? Many here can now call to schedule vaccinations

Are you in phase 1a or 1b? Many here can now call to schedule vaccinations
The Virginia Department of Health has opened up a phone line that most Roanoke Valley residents eligible for Phase 1a or 1b COVID-19 vaccinations can ...
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Logistical challenge: getting COVID vaccinations to the homebound

Logistical challenge: getting COVID vaccinations to the homebound
State health officials say providing COVID-19 vaccines to homebound Virginians presents logistical challenges that they are working to overcome as soon as possible. The main ...
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GOP candidate for Governor: Time to clean house on Parole Board

GOP candidate for Governor: Time to clean house on Parole Board
(Associated Press) -- The chair of the Virginia Parole Board has filed a defamation lawsuit against a Richmond TV station and one of its reporters ...
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Latest COVID hospital numbers

Latest COVID hospital numbers
Updated numbers for the Near Southwest Region, which includes Carilion, Centra, LewisGale, Sovah, and the Salem VA medical center as of today: there are 120 ...
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Recreational cannabis use legal July 1st, instead of 2024

Recreational cannabis use legal July 1st, instead of 2024
Governor Northam has announced amendments that will make recreational use of marijuana legal in Virginia as of July 1st this year, as opposed to July ...
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Man found dead in apartment; death considered “suspicious”

Man found dead in apartment; death considered "suspicious"
NEWS RELEASE: Boones Mill, VA. (March 30, 2021) -The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at approximately 1:15pm on March 29th, 2021 from ...
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VDH releases latest coronavirus data from Roanoke Valley

VDH releases latest coronavirus data from Roanoke Valley
The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 1 new COVID-19 related death and 3 new related hospitalizations in the Roanoke Valley in the latest 24-hour ...
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Roanoke Fire-EMS Peer Support Team is there to help

Roanoke Fire-EMS Peer Support Team is there to help
Firefighters and EMS technicians that save lives and provide immediate aid to the sick or injured are often thought of as a rare, "tough breed." ...
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Juvenile and adult male injured in Roanoke shooting

Juvenile and adult male injured in Roanoke shooting
On March 30, 2021 at approximately 4:45 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a possible shooting in the 1400 block of Melrose Avenue NW. Responding ...
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UPDATE: Woman charged with weekend Roanoke shooting

UPDATE: Woman charged with weekend Roanoke shooting
NEWS RELEASE:  Roanoke Police have arrested Aariqua Austin, 23 of Roanoke, and charged her with malicious wounding regarding the shooting that occurred in the 500 ...
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Can a fully-vaccinated person still get COVID-19?

Can a fully-vaccinated person still get COVID-19?
Can a fully-vaccinated person still get COVID-19? Dr. Cynthia Morrow with the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts attempted to answer that today.  Morrow said ...
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Northam: Rail plan signed today will lead to more Amtrak service for SW Va

Northam: Rail plan signed today will lead to more Amtrak service for SW Va
Virginia state government has finalized a $3.7 billion rail plan that officials say will expand and improve freight and passenger rail service across the Commonwealth ...
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UVA opens first spring football practice in two years

UVA opens first spring football practice in two years
Its spring football practice time for UVA starting today - Cavs head coach Bronco Mendenhall says he missed it in 2020: WPLY-MIN ...
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VDH publishes latest coronavirus data from Roanoke Valley

VDH publishes latest coronavirus data from Roanoke Valley
The VDH today is reporting 1 new coronavirus death and 4 new related hospitalizations in the Roanoke Valley in the latest 24-hour reporting period. State ...
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