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WSET: Jamey Singleton’s condition improves but still “guarded&#...

WSET-TV reports meteorologist and web producer Jamey Singleton continues to improve -- now out of intensive care but still listed in guarded condition. Singleton was ...
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Norfolk Southern eliminating 140 Roanoke positions

Norfolk Southern announced today it is eliminating 140 Roanoke positions. The railroad says it is ending regional railcar classification at the Roanoke yard; that’s basically ...
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Roanoke adds downtown on-street parking spaces, considers meter experiment

The City of Roanoke is making changes right now to downtown on-street parking. On some blocks, it means adding more spaces, and in others, it ...
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Team of researchers hopes to fix a lake in the NRV that keeps draining

Researchers in the New River Valley are working on a solution to stop a lake from draining next to the Mountain Lake Conservancy and Hotel ...
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Transportation, budget, Medicaid all OKed in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The two largest measures before Virginia's General Assembly — the state budget and a landmark reform of the way Virginia funds ...
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Iconic Roanoke-built locomotive may return to the rails

A classic Roanoke-built steam locomotive may one day again return to rails to pull excursion trains. The Virginia Museum of Transportation is looking at restoring ...
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AARP: Social Security going paperless, seniors need to know

The federal government wants all Social Security recipients to receive monthly benefits electronically by a week from today, but the AARP says seniors should not ...
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Martinsville Speedway snags familiar brand to sponsor spring race

STP and Martinsville Speedway are teaming up for the spring race.  WFIR's Timothy Martin reports. STP-Martinsville Wrap 2-WEB ...
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Why attempts to hire a hit man usually end up with an undercover cop instea...

A Radford University criminal justice professor and former police officer say it's not uncommon for murder-for-hire attempts to fail -- like the one police say ...
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National College in Salem to get new name

The National College in Salem is getting a new name.  National College was established back in 1886.  On March 4th, the campus in Salem will ...
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Civil War music this weekend in Roanoke County

A journey of music, food and history will be on display this Sunday.  WFIR's Bob Clark explains. 2-20 Civil War Celebration Wrap #1-WEB ...
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AUDIO: Wednesday 2/20 headlines from WFIR

A Franklin County elementary school teacher and school nurse are charged with conspiring to hire a hit man.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on the ...
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Elementary teacher, school nurse charged with conspiring to hire hit man

A Franklin County elementary school teacher and school nurse are charged with conspiring to hire a hit man to kill the teacher's former husband. State ...
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Singleton charged with reckless driving after head-on crash

Local meteorologist Jamey Singleton has been charged with reckless driving after a head-on crash yesterday on Route 122 in Bedford County.  State Police say around ...
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Postal union: no layoffs in Lynchburg-Roanoke consolidation

When the U.S. Postal Service consolidates its Lynchburg mail sorting operations into Roanoke this weekend, it will mean 90 fewer positions -- but no layoffs ...
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Negotiators agree on transportation funding compromise; Richmond votes awai...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Legislative negotiators have reached a transportation funding reform compromise that could get full House and Senate votes by week's end.   ...
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VA whooping cough cases jump to highest number in 53 years

The number of reported whooping cough cases in Virginia rose by almost 45% last year to 578 --  the largest number reported statewide since 1959 ...
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Roanoke River Greenway back to normal after flood

Roanoke's greenway is all cleaned up after flooding from the Roanoke River late last month.  WFIR's Timothy Martin with more. Greenway-Clear Wrap 2-WEB ...
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AUDIO: Tuesday 2/19 headlines from WFIR

TV meteorologist Jamey Singleton was involved in a serious car accident this morning in Bedford County.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on the top stories ...
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UPDATE: Jamey Singleton airlifted to Roanoke after car crosses road into on...

UPDATE: Singleton's family says he is alert and communicating, but his condition remains serious. WSET-TV meteorologist Jamey Singleton was airlifted to Roanoke after an accident ...
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