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2012 gas prices: recent trends are not encouraging

Gas prices may be down in recent months, but they are still at record highs for December -- and that doesn't bode well for what ...
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Habeeb calls for change in restoring felons’ voter rights

Governor McDonnell will present his two-year budget proposal today to House and Senate money committees as the General Assembly prepares for next year's session. Many ...
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Squires Student Center at VT getting a Hokie facelift

Changes are underway at Virginia Tech's Squires Student Center.   WFIR's Bob Clark reports the facelift is designed to give the building more of a "Hokie ...
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Police arrest suspect in greenway assault

Roanoke police say they have arrested s suspect for assaulting a jogger this week on the Roanoke River Greenway along Wiley Drive.  Police say 23-year-old ...
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Arts exhibit honors Roanoke-born jazz great

An arts exhibit celebrating a Roanoke-born jazz great opens this evening at the Jefferson Center. Don Pullen left Roanoke after high school and gained worldwide ...
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Roanoke school locked down after gunshot report

Roanoke Police locked down Westside Elementary School this morning after receiving a report of shots fired nearby,  but it now appears the report was unfounded ...
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End of an era: library building closes today

It's the end of an era today in Roanoke County. The main library building will close its doors for at 6:00 pm today, ending a ...
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McDonnell proposes $2.2 billion increase to public employee pension fund

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing a $2.2 billion state infusion of cash into Virginia's critically underfunded public employee pension system.  Finance ...
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Get your skis and snowboards out — Wintergreen opens Saturday

Skiers will be able to hit the slopes in Nelson County this weekend when Wintergreen Resort opens its winter season. They made some snow earlier ...
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McDonnell: increase higher ed funding, reduce tuition burden

Governor McDonnell is asking lawmakers to boost funding for state-supported higher education by more than 220 million dollars within three years. As WFIR's Evan Jones ...
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Shenandoah Life policyholders vote today on proposed sale

Shenandoah Life policyholders vote today on the proposed sale of the insurer to a Texas-based company. It is the next step required to take the ...
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Parkway officials: no plans to restrict bicycles

Blue Ridge Parkway officials are trying to dispel rumors that bicycles will soon be restricted along the roadway. Officials say that simply is not true ...
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Police release store holdup surveillance video

Roanoke Police have released surveillance video of an armed robbery two nights ago at the 7-11 store on the 3600 block of Williamson Road. Police ...
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School project ends with sweet gift

A charity in the Southwest Virginia receives a sweet gift. Students at Fishburn Park Elementary School have chosen Ronald McDonald House Charities as the winner ...
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Big bridge beams to bring US 221 delays

Traffic is likely to come to standstill at times later today on a busy southwest Roanoke County road. It's part of that construction project on ...
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Elks National Home in Bedford is all lit up!

The Elks National Home's Christmas display is back in Bedford through the end of the year.  WFIR's Timothy Martin on what you'll see this holiday ...
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Still no motive in Virginia Tech shooting

State Police say despite working through the weekend, they still do not know what led to last week's shooting death of a Virginia Tech police ...
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LG unveils new maternity care center

LewisGale is unveiling its new Maternity Care Center today in Salem, adding to the changes mothers, newborns, and their families increasingly experience at hospitals. Moms ...
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Salem contractor pleads guilty in kickback scheme

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A Salem contractor is facing up to 23 years in prison and $500,000 in fines after pleading guilty to participating in ...
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Service and sacrifice: police officers and families all share it

Thousands of law enforcement officers converged on Virginia Tech's campus for yesterday's services honoring fallen officer Deriek Crouse. Tech Police Chief Wendell Flinchum said his ...
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