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With Christmas nearing, the Salvation Army needs your help

Those who run the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program are getting a bit nervous.  WFIR's Timothy Martin explains why. The Red Kettle Campaign is also ...
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Virginia Tech students raise funds for slain officer’s family

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A student movement called known as “Hokies for Crouse” is helping to raise money for the family of slain Virginia Tech ...
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Virginia Tech shooter had visited gun range

RADFORD, Va. (AP) _ A friend says the man who authorities say killed a Virginia Tech police officer had visited a shooting range this year ...
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Funeral today for fallen Virginia Tech officer

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) _ A big contingent of law enforcement officials is expected to honor a fallen brother when a funeral is held for a ...
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Family of Virginia Tech shooter offers condolences

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The family of a man who investigators say gunned down a Virginia Tech police officer offers its condolences and prayers to ...
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Virginia Tech tragedy renews political gun debate

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) _ Thursday's point-blank assassination of a Virginia Tech campus policeman is sure to renew the gun control battle in all its fury ...
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Morrill: Roanoke should consider downtown parking meters

Roanoke removed downtown parking meters in 1999, and now, its city manager thinks bringing them back at least deserves consideration.  Chris Morrill says meters create ...
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Cell phones for soldiers: a call for donations

A program that will provide free cell phones and minutes for soldiers continues through January.  The Military Officers Association is asking that used cell phones ...
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Police ID VT shooter

State Police say a Spotsylvania County man who was a part-time student at Radford University fatally shot a Virginia Tech police officer Thursday and took ...
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Funeral arrangements set for slain VT officer

Funeral arrangements for Virginia Tech Police Officer Deriek W. Crouse have been set. The family will receive friends at the Horne funeral home, 1300 North ...
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Authorities identify officer killed at Virginia Tech

The Virginia Tech police officer who was gunned down is being identified as a 39-year-old Army veteran and father of five. The university said last ...
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Questions remain after VT shooting

Authorities are still sorting out why a Virginia Tech police officer was killed in a campus parking lot by a gunman who then apparently shot ...
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Exams at Virginia Tech delayed to Saturday

Virginia Tech is postponing the start of final exams from Friday to Saturday. The university sent this message Thursday evening: "The final exams that were ...
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A 6-hour tour: Fincastle area holiday homes

A one-day holiday tour is set for this Saturday in the Fincastle area. Eight homes will be open; tickets for the home tour are $15 ...
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Allen-Kaine debate: structured at times, lively at others

Virginia got a likely preview of next year's US Senate race when George Allen and Tim Kaine debated in Richmond yesterday head-to-head. The debate followed ...
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VA launches on-line health registry

Virginia is launching a registry for residents to let friends a families know their health care wishes if they are unable to make their own ...
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Give the gift of Scratchers if you wish, but not when it’s illegal

The Virginia Lottery thinks its tickets make great gifts -- but not when it's against the law. Under Virginia law, anyone who gives a lottery ...
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Bowers to seek fourth term as mayor

Roanoke Mayor David Bowers made it official last night: he will seek another four years in next May's municipal election. Bowers has been elected mayor three ...
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AAA: more elderly drivers behind the wheel

Americans will see more and more elderly drivers on the roadway in the next few years.  AAA says in less than 10 years, one out ...
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202 Market striptease appeal goes to full ABC Board

Lawyers for 202 Market are going before the full Alcohol Beverage Control Board this afternoon, appealing a ruling that would suspend the restaurant’s liquor license ...
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