New census numbers released

While Virginia's population has increased over the past decade, new U.S. Census figures show a decline in the percentage of two important working-age groups. Details ...
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Safety officials: don’t ever leave kids in hot cars, even for a minut...

It's getting hot again -- and even hotter inside cars left out in the sun. As News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports, public safety agencies caution ...
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Lyme Disease on the increase in Virginia

Health officials say Virginia had about 1,200 cases of Lyme Disease last year, a 37 percent increase from 2009.  It is spread by infected ticks, and ...
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Stink bugs move outside — and cause costly crop losses

Stink bugs may be a winter annoyance in your home, but they're causing much bigger trouble outside during the summer. News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports ...
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Shhh! VDOT conducts “quiet-pavement” pilot projects

VDOT will use "quiet-pavement" on a few projects in Virginia this year. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin says the procedure could one day show up in ...
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Setup begins for Festival in the Park

Crews are beginning the annual transformation of Elmwood Park into Festival in the Park. News/Talk 960's Evan Jones takes us there ...
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Want to start a farm? Help is on the way.

If you have ever thought about starting a farm or ranch, you are not alone these days, and work is underway to help more  people ...
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Roanoke auction block: 29 properties

The City of Roanoke is putting 29 properties on the auction block later today.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports. Click here for more information ...
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Heat exhaustion & stroke danger often greatest at summer’s start

We're into the first hot spell of the year, and heat exhaustion can be a particular problem when each summer season begins. More from News/Talk ...
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Newer Martinsville employer to shut down — 631 jobs lost

The hard-hit Martinsville area is losing hundreds more jobs, and this time it is from an employer that came there less than seven years ago ...
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Emergency official: get a plan in place

Roanoke's emergency management coordinator says you need to make a game plan on what to do if a hurricane impacts this area.  News/Talk 960's Timothy ...
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Prepare for severe weather tax-free — for one week

Virginia's Hurricane Preparedness tax-free holiday starts Wednesday and will continue for one week. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management says the tax-free holiday covers a ...
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Pay attention! Saturation patrols today on I-81

State Police have saturation patrols out again today on Interstate 81. News/Talk 960's Evan Jones has more on "Operation Air Land and Speed." ...
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Damp spring means bright displays along Blue Ridge Parkway

Our wet spring may have been put a damper on many outdoor activities, but it's resulting in a banner display along the Blue Ridge Parkway ...
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Goodwill auction set for Thursday

Goodwill is now offering customers a new way to shop for last chance deals. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports ...
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Last chance before demolition: CS Middle to hold open house

If you ever attended Cave Spring Middle School, you have one last chance to look around this weekend before wrecking crews move in next month ...
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Roanoke Police: woman assaulted at downtown parking garage

Roanoke Police are investigating an assault at a downtown parking garage. Police say a woman was walking to her car at the Gainsboro garage Thursday ...
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Roanoker biscuits due for national TV exposure

The Roanoker Restaurant is in line for some national TV exposure today, thanks to its inclusion in a new cookbook "Off the Eaten Path."  It's ...
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Register now for summer camps at Virginia Western

Virginia Western Community College is inviting area students to sign up for career exploration and enrichment summer camps. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports. Click here ...
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VDOT plans road project with or without intermodal terminal

VDOT will conduct a public meeting late Thursday afternoon on plans to improve a road near the proposed Norfolk Southern intermodal terminal. But as News/Talk ...
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