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Delta variant on the wane?

Delta variant on the wane?
COVID cases from the Delta variant may have peaked and could be on a downward trend; meanwhile local Virginia Department of Health officials are gearing ...
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Checkpoint Strikeforce is back

Checkpoint Strikeforce is back
Checkpoint Strikeforce is back just in time for the labor day weekend focusing on male drivers between the ages of 21 to 35. Over the ...
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Roanoke Police investigating after shots fired at area hotel

Roanoke Police investigating after shots fired at area hotel
No injuries have been reported from a shooting in Roanoke, according to police.Authorities say the shooting  happened shortly after 1 a.m. this morning at the ...
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A consumer sentiment report has just come out

A consumer sentiment report has just come out
The Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations Report conducted by Roanoke College saw a dramatic drop in the overall optimism regarding the economy and a ...
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Volunteers, blood headed to regions impacted by Hurricane Ida

Volunteers, blood headed to regions impacted by Hurricane Ida
The American Red Cross in Virginia is again putting out an urgent call for blood and platelet donations, some of which could wind up in ...
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Suspect arrested in late Sunday night shooting

Suspect arrested in late Sunday night shooting
(from Roanoke PD) On August 29, 2021 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a person with a gunshot wound in the 3600 ...
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Tax Preparers Need for T.A.P’s Tax Clinic

Tax Preparers Need for T.A.P's Tax Clinic
T.A.P. is looking for people to become tax preparers to help with next years tax season. T.A.P. is in need of volunteers to learn how ...
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McAuliffe asks for GOP suit over signature omission to be tossed

McAuliffe asks for GOP suit over signature omission to be tossed
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Virginia Republicans that seeks to remove him from the ...
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Shooting on Williamson Road NW late last night

Shooting on Williamson Road NW late last night
(from Roanoke PD) On August 27, 2021 at approximately 11:55 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a person with a gunshot wound in the 3100 ...
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Famous Anthony’s to close Crystal Spring location

Famous Anthony's to close Crystal Spring location
That will happen on Monday. See photo from front door ...
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Possible road rage shooting in Roanoke today

Possible road rage shooting in Roanoke today
On August 27, 2021 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a person with a gunshot wound in the 2300 block of Franklin ...
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Kaine talks infrastructure at the Cove

Kaine talks infrastructure at the Cove
Senator Tim Kaine was at an event at Carvins Cove in Roanoke on Wednesday, to talk about the Infrastructure bill. WFIR Intern Reporter Caroline Moore ...
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Gun violence prevention subject of another Herring roundtable

Gun violence prevention subject of another Herring roundtable
For the second day in a row, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring took part in a local round table discussion; this time at the Vinton ...
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New Classes Come To Mill Mountain

New Classes Come To Mill Mountain
Mill Mountain Theatre will be gearing up to have it's full fall - In person class schedule this year. Along with the Acting - Movement ...
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Shooting incident late this morning in NW Roanoke

Shooting incident late this morning in NW Roanoke
(From Roanoke PD) On August 27, 2021 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Roanoke Police were notified a person with a gunshot wound in the 900 block ...
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VDH reports largest single day coronavirus case spike since February

VDH reports largest single day coronavirus case spike since February
The VDH today is reporting 3,520 new coronavirus cases statewide, which is the largest single day case spike since February 11th, and 40 new virus ...
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Congressman: Afghanistan pullout plan “a recipe for disaster”

Congressman: Afghanistan pullout plan “a recipe for disaster”
You can count one Roanoke-area U.S. Congressman among those who believe the plan to pull troops out of Afghanistan should have been executed better. WFIR’s ...
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Childhood immunizations are down; health officials urge parents to act

Childhood immunizations are down; health officials urge parents to act
State health officials say the numbers of childhood vaccines being administered in Virginia has fallen significantly in the last year and a half, and they ...
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Four people displaced by Salem structure fire

Four people displaced by Salem structure fire
The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to a structure fire at 1434 Azalea St. this evening at approximately 7:38 p.m. The home sustained heavy ...
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Herring talks about opioid epidemic at Bradley Clinic

Herring talks about opioid epidemic at Bradley Clinic
Attorney General Mark Herring was in Roanoke this morning at the Bradley Free Clinic, taking part in a roundtable discussion on the opioid epidemic. Herring, ...
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