Company expansion to bring 125 new jobs to Roanoke

UnitedHealthCare says it will be renovating and expanding its Roanoke call center to accommodate about 125 new employees over the next two years. The company's ...
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Bill to restrict texting while driving runs out of gas

A bill to further restrict texting while driving is now dead for the year in Richmond, but backers say they'll keep on trying. The story ...
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Police stay busy at Elm Avenue interchange

The Elm Avenue interchange of I-581 saw 59 crashes last year. Many accidents started because drivers ignored traffic signals and blocked the intersections. News/Talk 960's Timothy ...
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Stink bugs are back, re-emerging inside many homes

A now-familiar pest is making its way inside many homes this time of year, and there's not much you can do about it. The story ...
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Rest in peace at Virginia Tech

If you haven't picked a final resting place yet, Virginia Tech is now an option.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports ...
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Lawsuit looms to take down Ten Commandments in Giles Co. schools

An atheist and agnostic group appears ready to file suit against Giles County schools for posting the Ten Commandments inside school buildings. The Freedom from ...
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More vehicles damaged in Roanoke

The Roanoke Police Department is investigating more property damage to vehicles.  Five cars on Bosworth Drive and Darwin Road were damaged Tuesday night.  This past ...
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“Eat for Education” sponsor: meals tax increase should not cont...

The Roanoke City Council member who proposed the "Eat for Education" meals tax increase is happy to see it helping Roanoke Schools as intended, but Court ...
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White-nose syndrome killing bats in Virginia

White-nose syndrome is causing bats in southwest Virginia to die.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin says that could mean an increase in insect populations ...
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Report released on last summer’s state computer meltdown

Governor Bob McDonnell's office says last summer’s massive computer failure that created havoc at the Department of Motor Vehicles was caused by both hardware failure ...
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Fire damages Williamson Road auto paint & body shop

A morning fire damaged Action Auto Painting and Body works on Williamson Road, but the fire suppression system apparently prevented it from being a lot ...
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Suits filed over disability accommodations

A series of lawsuits has been filed against a half-dozen Roanoke area shopping malls, two hotels and Radford University claiming that they fail to provide ...
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Dozens of vehicles damaged in Roanoke City

The Roanoke Police Department says 57 vehicles were damaged over the weekend from either a BB gun or air rifle.   A $500 reward is being offered ...
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Virginia railroad officials: stay away from train tracks!

Three people were struck and killed by trains in Virginia over the weekend. News/Talk 960's Jeff Taylor says railroad officials urge citizens to stay away ...
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Funding up in the air for public broadcasting

The president of Blue Ridge PBS is urging lawmakers not to cut funding for public broadcasting. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin explains. 170millionamericans.org ...
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Fire season nears: outdoor burning restrictions take effect Tuesday

As temperatures begin to rise, so do the chance of wildfires in Virginia. And starting Tuesday, Virginia's annual restrictions on open outdoor fires take effect. News/Talk ...
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Senator Warner: Events in Egypt beyond U.S. control

Virginia Senator Mark Warner says the downfall of a long-time Middle East ally is something beyond our country's control. His comments came during a visit ...
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Volunteers needed for this year’s Greenbrier Classic

Registration is now open for volunteers at this year's Greenbrier Classic golf tournament. But News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin says spots are going fast. Click here ...
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It’s a four-day Valentine’s Day bonanza for area restaurants

 Roanoke Valley restaurants are preparing for a busy weekend, made even busier this year because Valentine's Day falls on a Monday. News/Talk 960's Evan Jones ...
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Video shows Roanoke City employee’s striptease was planned

A new video posted on YouTube shows the male striptease by a city library employee in downtown Roanoke last weekend was very much a planned ...
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