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Police arrest Roanoke arson suspect

Roanoke Police say they have charged a city resident with setting fire to a vacant home overnight near Tazewell Avenue and 8th Street SE. Police ...
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School leaders to Richmond: give schools more flexibility

Governor McDonnell says state public education funding would increase slightly under his budget proposal for the coming year. Area school superintendents say that's a good ...
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Planned Parenthood: new rules will cost us but not close us

Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge must spend hundreds of thousands of dollars this year to comply with new state regulations covering abortion providers, but ...
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Tax tips from the IRS

This is the time to start gathering documents in order to file your tax returns.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has some tips to get you started and ...
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Protests to resume outside City Market Building

Peace activists will soon be back in front of the Roanoke City Market Building -- but their vigils cannot extend around to the outside dining ...
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No future need to register boat at one state office, its trailer at another

State officials agree it didn't make much sense: registering a boat at one state office then going to another to register its trailer. That is ...
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Lea, Price, Rosen seek council re-election as a team

Three members of Roanoke City Council will seek re-election this year, and they will run as a team. Anita Price, Court Rosen and Sherman Lea ...
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Salem launches new alert system

The City of Salem has a new way to alert citizens.  WFIR's Timothy Martin says you can get alerts and warnings sent to your e-mail, ...
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VA GOP to reconsider loyalty oath in March primary

Virginia Republicans are reconsidering whether to require voters to sign a loyalty oath in the March 6th presidential primary. They'll revisit the matter later this ...
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Roanoke violent crime trend is down; Chief credits neighborhood groups

The final numbers are not yet out, but 2011 appears ready to go down as the latest of several recent years to see reduced violent ...
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Old Roanoke mansion gets a makeover

You may have noticed in recent weeks that the Mountain View Center in Roanoke looks a little different.  WFIR's Timothy Martin says a major exterior ...
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Roanoke police seek suspect in city’s first 2012 murder

Roanoke Police are investigating their first murder case of the new year, and they are looking for a suspect.  Police say they are seeking 24-year ...
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Aveion Lewis’ mother gets 40 years for toddler’s death

The mother of Aveion Lewis must serve 40 years in prison for the death of her two-year-old son. Morgan Lockett could have received up to ...
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Roanoke property assessments in the mail: citywide values drop more than 1%

Overall real estate property assessments have fallen for the first time in Roanoke history, and that means less money for city services and schools. City ...
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Salvation Army happy with recent Red Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army in Roanoke is starting out 2012 good financial shape thanks to lots of holiday donations.  WFIR's Timothy Martin explains ...
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Water officials: supplies already good for all of 2012

Whatever else happens in the Roanoke Valley in 2012, this much appears certain: there will be no water restrictions, even if hot ,dry weather arrives ...
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Volunteer Tree Stewards needed in Roanoke

Roanoke Parks and Recreation is looking for Volunteer Tree Stewards to help care for the city's urban forest.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has details on a ...
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New library opens Tuesday

Roanoke County's new library building which opens Tuesday morning is much bigger than the one it replaces -- and an example of how libraries have ...
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AAA’s best and worst of 2011

AAA has come out with its best and worst list of 2011 when it comes to transportation.  WFIR's Timothy Martin spoke to AAA's Martha Meade ...
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Will the cold weather last?

After a blast of cold air this week the forecast calls for a return of above normal temperatures for the Roanoke Valley. Phil Hysell with the National ...
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