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Former cop: it’s possible to gain a murder conviction even without a ...

A Radford University criminal justice professor says police and prosecutors are sometimes able to gain murder convictions in cases where a body is never found ...
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Abortion right activists cheer state decision, but both sides express conce...

While abortion rights activists are cheering a decision last week regarding abortion clinic building standards, neither side sounds entirely happy with the outcome. The State ...
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Fees going up at DMV

Some new fees will take effect next month at the Department of Motor Vehicles.  WFIR's Timothy Martin reports. DMV Fees Wrap 1-WEB Click here for more ...
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Investigators: evidence of “violent event” before Heather Hodge...

Franklin County investigators say there is evidence of a "violent event" prior to the disappearance of Heather Hodges more than two months ago, and the ...
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Game officials seek comments on Virginia Black Bear Management Plan

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries estimates there are now about 17,000 black bears in Virginia--and they've released a proposed plan for managing ...
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UVA Board of Visitors to meet amid growing turmoil over ousted president

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet in Charlottesville this afternoon to discuss interim candidates for University President. It will do ...
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Top teen cars from AAA

This is the time of year when parents and teens go shopping for cars.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on a list from AAA to make ...
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Virginia GOP backs 2013 convention over primary

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ In a reversal of an earlier decision, the ruling committee of the Virginia Republican Party is going with a closed convention ...
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VA Board of Health relaxes proposed restrictions for existing abortion clin...

The Virginia Board of Health has eliminated the most hotly-contested provision in the state's new abortion clinic regulations.   The board voted 7-4 Friday to ...
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Virginia jobless rate stays at 5.6 percent

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Virginia's unemployment rate remained at the lowest rate in three years in May and is still below the national average.   ...
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Rescue Mission using dogs to help people with drug and alcohol problems

The Roanoke Rescue Mission is teaming up dogs and people in an effort to teach recovery principles.  WFIR's Timothy Martin reports. Rescue Mission Dogs Wrap ...
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Kaine-Allen race likely to produce unprecedented deluge of Senate ads

Expect an unprecedented deluge of political ads all the way until election day now that Virginia's U.S. Senate race is officially squared away. The contest ...
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Embezzlement charges postpone Buchanan water system improvements

Buchanan residents are going have to wait longer for a long-anticipated water system upgrade, the result of embezzlement charges placed against former Town Treasurer Wanda ...
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ABC to open almost all stores on Sundays starting in July

Starting next month, all state liquor stores will be open Sundays -- except where local laws prohibit it. The ABC says the stores will be ...
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Morgan Harrington case back in the spotlight with new push to find her kill...

The band Metallica is participating in a publicity campaign aimed at catching a man wanted in the death of a Virginia Tech student who disappeared ...
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Gas Buddy: pump prices likely to start heading higher soon

Gas prices are likely to start heading up again shortly, that from GasBuddy.com, which tracks pump prices across the country.  Average prices in the region ...
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Republican Primary Election Returns

George Allen has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, getting about two thirds of the vote in yesterday's primary. Jamie Radtke ran a distant ...
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What to tell neighbors if you want to bring in backyard chickens

Salem appears ready to join the list of cities and towns allowing chickens in the yards of single-family homes. Initial approval came Monday night after ...
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Roanoke giving bike riders more options

Downtown Roanoke is trying to become more bicycle friendly.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on some recent changes ...
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High water, stranded hikers, and a 12-hour rescue

Almost three dozen rescue personnel worked through the night to bring three stranded hikers to safety in southwest Roanoke County. Heavy rains raised Bottom Creek, ...
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