Update: Roanoke man wanted in shooting turns himself into police

The hunt is over for a man accused of shooting a woman in Roanoke early Sunday morning. Police say Joseph Via, 38, turned himself into ...
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Shenandoah CEO: company will grow again, future staff growth not yet clear

It's a new day in more ways the one for Shenandoah Life Insurance. After three years and three months under state receivership, the company has ...
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Appalachian Power hopes a new video will bring awareness to the dangers of ...

Appalachian Power is using National Electrical Safety Month to focus on copper theft.  Appalachian Power spokesman Todd Burns says they're starting see more cases pop ...
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Explore Park on the rebound, but it is gradual

Four years after closing down amid financial difficulties, Explore Park is gradually coming back, with many activities now open every day. More are coming this ...
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Region’s US Attorney plays central role in national fraud case

Abbott Laboratories will pay $1.5 billion in penalties to settle a health care fraud case prosecuted in western Virginia. As WFIR's Evan Jones reports, the ...
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Goodwill holding appraisal event this Friday with familiar face

Got an old item in your house and think it may be worth something?  Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is holding an appraisal event this ...
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State to pay ex-nursing students $2.4 million

ROANOKE, Va. (AP)   The state will pay 73 former Virginia Western Community College nursing students a total $2.4 million to settle a fraud lawsuit.      ...
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Woman shot, police seek suspect

Roanoke Police are looking for a man they say shot a woman several times early Sunday morning. Police say 38-year-old Joseph Via should be considered ...
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Developer: Shenandoah Building renovation planning already under way

Construction work to renovate the Shenandoah Building should begin by Labor Day. A Richmond developer took ownership of the century-old downtown building last week, and ...
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Roanoke community rabies clinic set for Saturday

Organizers of a community rabies clinic in Roanoke this coming weekend are urging people to register now if they want to bring their cat or ...
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On course: Roanoke set to fund greenway at Countryside

Roanoke's final plan for the former Countryside Golf Course may not yet be entirely in place, but funding for one of the first changes should ...
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Arson Awareness Week focuses on kids

This week is Arson Awareness Week.  This year's theme is Prevent Youth Firesetting.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on what parents should look out for ...
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Corporate gift to elected and non-profit leaders: leadership conference

Leaders from local governments and non-profit organizations have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills today at the "Chick-fil-A Leadercast", an event they probably wouldn't ...
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City Market Building to make ground floor changes

A change is already in the works for the recently-renovated City Market Building. A big part of the ground floor should have a new look ...
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“You and the Law” returns next week

The Roanoke Bar Association is bringing back a popular education program starting next week.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more. Click here for more information ...
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Downtown farmers market tries expansion to Kirk Family Y

The downtown Roanoke City Market is on the move next month -- at least for one afternoon a week. The farmers market will set up ...
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Webcam looks in live on SML osprey nest

An osprey couple at Smith Mountain Lake expects to hatch three chicks near the end of the month, and for the first time, you can ...
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New virtual matching service available for senior home care

There's a new way for families to search for caregivers in Virginia and it's all online.  WFIR's Timothy Martin reports. Click here for more information ...
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Roanoke Police fire shot at robbery suspect now under arrest

Roanoke Police say a suspect is in custody after a late-night robbery spree -- three robberies involving a shotgun -- and it all ended moments ...
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Bowers re-elected mayor, cuts ribbon to mark victory

Roanoke Mayor David Bowers has won election to a fourth term overall and second in a row with 52% of yesterday's vote., but yesterday's victory ...
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