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Redistricting Commission holds public hearing tonight in Roanoke

The panel charged with recommending new boundaries for Virginia's Congressional and General Assembly Districts holds a public hearing tonight at 7:00 at Virginia Western Community ...
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VA to hold tornado preparedness drill Tuesday

More than 1.1 million Virginians have signed up to take part in a statewide tornado drill Tuesday. The National Weather service will trigger the alerts ...
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Habitat for Humanity helping revitalize Hurt Park

Roanoke's Habitat for Humanity has a busy year planned in the city's Hurt Park neighborhood, part of a much greater revitalization effort involving several agencies ...
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Over 50 public safety agencies will soon descend on the Virginia Western ca...

Virginia Western will host its second annual Public Safety Day later this week. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports ...
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Help Japan NOW!

Donate now to help relief efforts in Japan ...
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Japan earthquake hits home at Botetourt County plant

The earthquake in Japan hits close to home for a Botetourt County plant that employs hundreds of people. The story from News/Talk 960's Evan Jones ...
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“There’s been a tsunami–I’m okay.”

A Roanoke Valley woman whose daughter teaches English in Japan and lives on the northeast coast says she has heard from her daughter and is ...
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VA seeks shorter exam wait for vets filing disability claims

More veterans can now seek service-related disability benefits for things ranging from agent orange exposure to Parkinson's Disease, and the Salem VA Medical Center is ...
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WANTED: loving home for a German Shepherd

German Shepherds will be available for adoption Saturday at Roanoke Tractor Supply.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports. Click here for more information ...
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St. Patrick’s Day celebration is biggest day of the year in downtown ...

Downtown Roanoke is preparing for a very busy Saturday. As News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports, the Saint Patrick's Day celebration is green in more ways ...
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Flood warning canceled for James River

The National Weather Service has canceled its earlier flood warning for points along the James River, including Buchanan in northern Botetourt County.  Forecasters had expected ...
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Amber Alert messages coming to lottery machines in Virginia

A citizen suggestion has led to a new way of notifying the public about Amber Alerts in Virginia. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin explains ...
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Name of driver killed by boulder on I-77 is released

State Police say a US Army Sergeant from Colorado was at the wheel of a car that plowed at full speed into a large boulder ...
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Building homes while earning GED’s

A federal grant will help about 70 Roanoke area high school dropouts get their diplomas, earn a wage, and develop job skills. Details from News/Talk ...
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Roanoke City Schools hold registration for kindergarten, first grade

Roanoke City Public Schools will be registering children for kindergarten and first grade Thursday and Friday, March 10 and 11 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.   ...
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Redistricting commission gets down to mapwork

The commission that will recommend new congressional and legislative boundaries for Virginia is getting down to the mapwork, and it has just over three weeks ...
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Taubman Museum of Art drops admission prices

New admission rates at the Taubman Museum of Art will take effect tomorrow. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports ...
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Driver killed when boulder tumbles onto I-77

A big boulder tumbled onto Interstate 77 in Carroll County last night, and a driver was killed instantly when his car ran into it at ...
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Next round of downpours may take region off drought watch

Southwest Virginia officially remains under a drought watch -- for now. Rainfall for the year is still below normal. But the combination of last weekend's ...
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Roanoke City School officials continue to wait on Governor Bob McDonnell...

Roanoke City School officials are looking at options for starting schools before Labor Day. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports.  ...
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