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American Cancer Society: sunscreen a must!

The American Cancer Society says Melanoma will account for more than 75,000 cases of skin cancer this year. WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on why everyone ...
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SML osprey-cam running again, but no sign of eggs, chicks

A camera at Smith Mountain Lake that looks onto an osprey nest is up and running again, but while it was down, the crueler side ...
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New computerized sketches of suspect in Morgan Harrington murder

The FBI has released a new computerized picture of the suspect in a Virginia Tech student’s October 2009 disappearance and murder. Morgan Harrington was last ...
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Groundbreaking today for $15M Salem elementary school

A groundbreaking ceremony this morning will mark the start of construction for a new South Salem Elementary School, set to open at the start of ...
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Red Cross lining up prizes in hopes of bringing in blood donors

The American Red Cross is using a point system to reward frequent donors.  WFIR's Timothy Martin explains. Click here for more information ...
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Heritage High School student wins RAYSAC car

A high school student from Lynchburg has won the RAYSAC car, donated by First Team Auto Mall.  Sean Warner is a rising senior at Heritage ...
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VA Democrats line up behind McAuliffe for 2013 governor’s race

Virginia Democrats hold their state convention in Fairfax tonight and tomorrow, and it appears increasingly clear they will unite around one candidate for governor next ...
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Commonwealth Games to feature Redskins’ bus tour

The Subway Commonwealth Games are preparing for their 23rd year, and this year, the games include a visit from the Washington Redskins' 80th Anniversary Bus ...
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Pita bread highlights 14th annual Lebanese Festival

The 14th annual Lebanese Festival starts today and runs through Sunday at St. Elias Catholic Church on Cove Road.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on ...
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WSLS, Cox Cable reach new retransmission agreement

UPDATE: WSLS announced late this afternoon that is has agreed on a new retransmission contract with Cox Cable. That means WSLS will remain on the ...
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VA ACLU leader steps down after 23 years

An era ends this week for the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia. Long-time Executive Director Kent Willis steps down after 23 years. The ACLU ...
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LewisGale partners with MedExpress Urgent Care

LewisGale Regional Health System and MedExpress Urgent Care recently announced a partnership.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on what that means for patients ...
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State Police charge former Sheriff Hunt with “misconduct by an electe...

Virginia State Police released this statement Wednesday afternoon: SALEM - Special Agents from the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation have charged Former Franklin ...
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Study: valley’s fiber optic delivery should be treated as public util...

A new study for the Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission concludes the Roanoke region lags behind many others in its fiber optic broadband infrastructure, and ...
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D-Day Memorial plans Bob Slaughter tribute June 6

The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford is planning a special tribute to Bob Slaughter one week from today when it next marks the D-Day anniversary ...
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A hot summer could mean more air pollution

After a warm winter and spring, temperatures this summer are once again expected to be above normal.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on what that could ...
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Bob Slaughter, D-Day Memorial driving force, dies at 87

The man viewed as most instrumental in creating the National D-Day Memorial has died. Bob Slaughter passed away this morning at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital ...
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VDOT: new 511 app puts real-time traffic info in your hands

The summer travel season is just getting started, and VDOT believes a recently-introduced app can be very useful in planning and keeping tabs on any ...
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DMV: flip flops, sandals don’t cut it when you’re behind the wh...

As summer nears, flip flops and sandals become increasing popular footwear.  The DMV says that's perfectly fine with them -- unless you are behind the ...
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More time outdoors means greater threat of rabies exposure

Rabies can be a serious threat to humans and other animals.  At this time of year when we're spending more time outside, the chances for ...
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