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Roanoke Valley firefighters aid Washington Co. search and rescue

17 Roanoke Valley firefighters face a busy Friday in Washington County, hard hit by powerful storms two nights ago. They train together several times of ...
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Roanoke community helping in arson decline

Days before Arson Awareness Week, officials say arson fires are on the decline.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports ...
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VA storms kill at least 8; cleanup under way

Governor McDonnell has declared a state of emergency after powerful storms killed at least eight people in Virginia. Seven died when one of those storms ...
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Prescription drug take-back day set for Saturday

Area community service agencies are teaming up with law enforcement to take part in another national prescription drug take-back day. The idea is to keep ...
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“Official” forest fire season about to end, but fire threat doe...

Virginia's forest fire season officially ends on Saturday. That means as of Sunday, outdoor burning will once again be permitted before 4:00 p.m. But as ...
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Regional Sustainability Summit tomorrow in Daleville

Leaders from area colleges, governments, and the business community will come together tomorrow to talk about regional sustainability ...
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VT to appeal federal fine; Cuccinelli blasts feds

Virginia Tech will appeal a $55,000 federal fine, and in making the announcement, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli blasted the U.S. Department of Education. Details from ...
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ACLU challenges Cuccinelli demand for professor’s records

College professors and American Civil Liberties Union are entering a court case involving Virginia's Attorney General and his demand for private communications from a former ...
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BBB: watch out for Pinnacle Security

Interested in a security system for your house? There's one company you might want to stay away from. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin has details ...
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New power lines go up to serve SW Roanoke City, County

Crews are stringing new power lines into place in southwest Roanoke County. It's part of a project designed to bring more reliable service to parts ...
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VA legislators consider Congressional redistricting

Virginia legislators are trying once again to redraw the state's legislative districts, this after Governor McDonnell vetoed their earlier plan. And as News/Talk 960's Evan ...
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WANTED: storytellers in Salem

The Second Annual Virginia Tall Tales Championship is coming up next weekend.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin with more on the event. Click here for registration ...
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Supreme Court turns down VA request to fast-track health care challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court rejected a call Monday from Virginia's attorney general to depart from its usual practice and put review of the ...
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Parents offered early start on school vaccinations

Area health officials are urging parents to take advance of spring break by getting their kids up to date on all their school-required vaccinations.  The ...
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Expansion of protective orders should benefit more

Virginia has a new protective orders law in place that should make it easier for those who feel threatened. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin explains. Click ...
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Virginia Western goal: tuition-free education for any qualifying area high ...

Virginia Western Community College wants to provide tuition-free education to any qualifying Roanoke area high school senior. And as News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports, it ...
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AARP to hold Roanoke Town Hall Meeting

AARP is bringing a town hall meeting to Roanoke Monday to hear what's on the minds of the 50-plus population in this area. Ginger Thompson ...
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Slowly but surely, Roanoke River Greenway becomes reality

Another section of the Roanoke River Greenway is almost complete, bringing a much larger long-term plan closer to completion as well. This latest stretch runs ...
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Interstate 581’s Valley View interchange on path to completion?

The 581 interchange at Valley View in Roanoke is now on a list to be finished.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin has details ...
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Off-track bet: plans to pave new exercise path at Fleming

The details must still be worked out, but plans are in the works to build a paved exercise path on William Fleming High School property ...
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