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Goodlatte: Poff renovations too costly, won’t meet needs

Congressman Bob Goodlatte says the Obama administration continues to disregard cost, need and other concerns surrounding planned renovations at the Poff Federal Building. More from ...
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Federal official cites reasons, benefits in Poff renovations

Congressman Bob Goodlatte is still fighting Obama administration plans to spend about $60 million in stimulus funds to renovate the Poff Building. But the agency ...
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Ticket required for free dental clinic

A Mission of Mercy free dental clinic is coming up next month at the Roanoke Civic Center. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin with more on what's ...
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I-73 planning goes on, but no funding to design or build it

VDOT holds a public hearing next week on a proposed corridor change for Interstate 73, but there's still no money to design the highway, let ...
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Property tax exemptions for many disabled vets – if they would only a...

Many disabled veterans across Virginia no longer have to pay property taxes, but if Roanoke County's experience is any indication, most who qualify have not ...
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Poison Prevention Week targets children and the elderly

This week is Poison Prevention Week.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin says it's a good time to make sure your home is as safe as possible ...
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Roanoke Police make purse-snatching arrest

Roanoke Police have made an arrest in a series of purse snatches at the Valley View Wal-Mart.  Police have charged 62-year-old Dickie Joe Anderson of ...
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$1.5 million marijuana bust in Botetourt County

State Police say they confiscated about 500 marijuana plants with a street value of about $1.5 million yesterday at a Botetourt County residence. More from ...
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Japan disaster relief is personal at Roanoke Valley company

A Roanoke County-based company is taking up an office collection today for disaster relief in Japan. And as News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports, in many ...
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Planned Parenthood funding still part of budget battle

The continuing budget battle in Washington still has future federal funding for Planned Parenthood services in question. And there are differing points of view on ...
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Roanoke County launches new website

If you're a frequent visitor of Roanoke County's website, you may have noticed a new look this week. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports ...
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Police pleased with first big Facebook test

Roanoke Police sound pleased with their first use of Facebook for a breaking public safety situation. More from News/Talk 960's Evan Jones ...
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How to report debris in Smith Mountain and Leesville lakes

Debris from recent rains is starting to show up in Smith Mountain and Leesville lakes. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin with more on how you can ...
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Surge in potassium iodide sales, but experts question its value

There's a nationwide run on potassium iodide supplements, almost half a world away from the troubled nuclear power reactors in Japan. But many health experts ...
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Salem police hope photos help nab purse snatcher

Salem Police are looking for a purse snatcher, and they have some surveillance photos to help out. News/Talk 960's Evan Jones has the story. (See ...
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Carvins Cove full; area water supplies to remain ample this year

Our recent rains have brought the Carvins Cove reservoir back to 100% full, and that means the region's water supply will remain more than ample ...
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As baby boomers turn senior, Alzheimer’s cases to increase

Alzheimer's Disease is sure to affect a growing number of families in coming years as more baby boomers become senior citizens. The Alzheimer's Association says ...
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Millions of unclaimed dollars sitting at IRS

The Internal Revenue Service says time is running out to collect money from 2007. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin explains ...
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Police say it was an umbrella, not a gun at Valley View

Roanoke Police say it was an umbrella -- not a gun -- that led to yesterday's lockdown, evacuation and extensive search at Valley View Mall ...
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Area family loses son in Libya fighting

The fighting inside Libya is hitting home to a southwest Virginia family which lost a son over the weekend. The story from News/Talk 960's Evan ...
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