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Do you know this man? He’s suspected of several Vinton burglaries

Vinton Police are hoping a surveillance photo will help lead them to a man wanted for several recent burglaries in the town. Police say the ...
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Storm debris mulch pile grows; mulch is free for many

The mountain of debris from downed trees and limbs is creating a growing mulch pile in Roanoke, and for many area residents, it is free ...
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Will we experience more extreme, hot weather this summer?

The latest hot weather spell in the Roanoke Valley sets records, but we will see more of it? Details from WFIR's Bob Clark: 7-9 Roanoke's ...
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Storm debris removal likely to last into August

The crews that haul all the storm debris away from your homes have another busy week ahead -- Roanoke City and County officials say they ...
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Fallon Park pool to re-open this Friday

Those looking to cool off will have another option starting Friday.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on the Fallon Park pool. Parks-Pool Wrap 2-WEB Click ...
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Roanoke County Police: criminals keep quiet in days after the storm

Roanoke County Police say there's been little if any increase in crime in the week since the storms blew through. There are a few cases ...
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Roanoke crime: down overall since the power went out

Roanoke residents have generally been on their best behavior since the storms came through and power went out. Police Chief Chris Perkins says overall crime ...
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Storm debris piling up in Roanoke

Solid waste crews in Roanoke are working 14-hour days to clean up the damage from last Friday's storm.   WFIR's Timothy Martin says the process could ...
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AC repairs ahead of schedule; Roanoke Co. administration building reopens F...

Repairs to the Roanoke County administration building have moved more quickly than first anticipated, and as a result, it will open earlier than first announced ...
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Apco: new problems found, but 750 more workers to repair them

Appalachian Power says new obstacles keep popping up, but 750 more repair workers are now on the job to restore service, bringing the total above ...
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Crisis at local food bank could come after the power returns

As you can imagine, it's been a busy week for Feeding America Southwest Virginia in Salem.  WFIR's Timothy Martin says while they escaped the worst ...
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Home centers try to keep up with continued demand for relief supplies

It's been almost five days since those destructive storms moved through, and home centers are still trying to keep up with the demand for relief ...
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Things go from bad to worse at the Red Cross

The Red Cross has been busy this week opening shelters and dealing with a blood crisis.  We told you last week that supplies were way down ...
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Tales from the cooling center: help for those seeking relief from the heat

More than a dozen cooling shelters remain open across central and southwest Virginia to help people dealing with no power, no air conditioning and food ...
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Apco President: 90 big high voltage lines came down in Friday storm

Appalachian Power reports more than 138,000 customers still without power in its Virginia service area as of 9:30 this morning, down from almost 200,000 one ...
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Power outages affect traffic lights

Friday night's wind storm that left tens of thousands of Roanoke Valley residents in the dark also knocked out a number of traffic signals. Police ...
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Outages also affect cable customers

Thousands of Roanoke Valley residents are still waiting for more than the power to come back. Many have also been without cable television and telephone ...
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Salem Fair opens Tuesday

Last Friday's wind storm will not delay the opening of the Salem Fair.  The story from WFIR's Bob Clark: 7-2 Salem Fair Wrap #1-WEB ...
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New DUI law starts July 1st

Starting July 1st, a new law will take effect that changes the punishment for first time DUI offenders. WFIR's Starr Anderson has more. DUI WRAP ...
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Hot outside? Leave the pets at home

The extreme heat can take a toll on us and our pets.  WFIR's Timothy Martin with more on what not to do during this extreme ...
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