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Animal rights group wants to buy Michael Vick’s house

A Pennsylvania-based animal rights group is raising money to buy NFL star Michael Vick's former dogfighting compound and turn it into a rehabilitation center for ...
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UPDATED: Vinton police chief calling it quits

Vinton Police Chief Herbert Cooley will retire in June.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin spoke with Vinton Town Manager Chris Lawrence about the future of the department ...
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Roanoke police chief releases crime report

Roanoke Police Chief Chris Perkins says overall crime in Roanoke dropped 4.26 percent from 2009 to 2010.  However, certain types of crimes such as domestic ...
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Virginia Tech admissions staff reviews 20,000 applications

There's very little time for rest in the Virginia Tech admissions department between now and the end of March. The university is deciding which high ...
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Vinton Police Chief Herbert Cooley retiring in June

Vinton Police Chief Herbert Cooley's last day on the job will be June 30th.  Cooley has served in law enforcement since 1966.  He came to ...
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College admissions officials look to the fall

Roanoke College and Hollins University both say application numbers are generally steady this year. And since both use rolling admissions, most high school hopefuls already ...
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Florists prepare for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine's Day now a week away, business is picking for one profession. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin explains: VD Flowers Wrap 1-WEB ...
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Conference at Virginia Tech considers terrorism aimed at the food supply

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is teaming up with the FBI to present a conference on terrorism aimed at the U.S. food ...
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Design of new Glenvar library looks to go beyond books

Roanoke County has set aside almost six million dollars to build a new library in Glenvar. Construction scheduled to start this fall. But before design ...
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Cuccinelli asks Supreme Court to expedite decision on Virginia health care ...

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to skip the usual appeals court process and expedite consideration of Virginia's health care ...
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Police seek missing necklace in Morgan Harrington case

Police are looking for a key piece of jewelry in the Morgan Harrington murder investigation. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin explains: 02727_Harrington-Necklace-Wrap-1-WEB ...
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Roanoke Apco crews help repair Ohio storm damage

That massive storm that moved across midwest and northern states left hundreds of thousands of people without power. Now crews from Roanoke are helping some ...
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Blasting begins Thursday for US 221 project

It's going to get loud Thursday in southwest Roanoke County when road construction crews begin blasting. More from News/Talk 960's Evan Jones. 02723_02-02-Route-221-Wrap1-WEB ...
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Collection agency targets former customers of Hollywood Video

A lot of former Hollywood Video customers are getting letters and phone calls from a collections agency. The Better Business Bureau in Roanoke says it ...
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MDA Muscle Walk set for February 13 in Roanoke County

A walk to help area residents with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle diseases is coming up in less than two weeks. News/Talk 960's Timothy ...
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Senate candidate Allen praises Florida judge’s health care ruling

Virginia Republicans from the governor to the attorney general are lauding the decision of a federal judge in Florida, who joined a federal judge in ...
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Roanoke County considers regulations for small wind turbines

Roanoke County is preparing regulations for wind energy generation units--and not just the huge commercial kind. As News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports, they're starting with ...
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Baseball teams prepare for start of next season

February arrives tomorrow .. which means major league baseball teams begin spring training in just two weeks. As News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports, minor league ...
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Virginia taxpayers see changes this year in e-filing state taxes

Tax season is here and at the state level there are some changes this year. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin talked with a representative from the ...
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Flu cases are on the rise in southwest Virginia

Flu cases are picking up in southwestern Virginia. The numbers are now labeled as "widespread," and health officials say it is not too late to ...
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