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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Local food bank needs your help

Feeding America Southwest Virginia is very low on supplies.  WFIR's Bob Clark says the shelves at the food bank are near empty as 2011 comes ...
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2011 was a record year at the Rescue Mission

As 2011 comes to an end, the Roanoke Rescue Mission is looking back on what's been a very busy year. Services provided by the Rescue Mission ...
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Improve your health with Roanoke 100 Miler

A program to promote good health for the New Year begins soon. Roanoke Parks and Recreation invites anyone to participate in the Roanoke 100 Miler ...
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Millionaire Raffle tickets going fast

The Virginia Lottery's Millionaire Raffle has proven to be very popular.  Lottery officials expect all 330,000 tickets to be sold by noon on Saturday.  WFIR's ...
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Early primaries/caucuses likely to impact VA vote

The presidential primary season begins in earnest just five days from now when the Iowa caucuses kick things off next Tuesday. And a leading political ...
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Roanoke County PD: increased holiday patrols still in effect

Roanoke County Police say they will continue their campaign to remove impaired drivers from the local roadways this holiday weekend. Police report multiple checkpoints will ...
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VT kicker Journell out of jail

Virginia Tech placekicker Cody Journell is out of jail, but he won't be heading for the Sugar Bowl. A judge released Journell this morning on ...
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NASCAR tracks’ wager on Sugar Bowl: loser serves lots of hot dogs

The Presidents of Martinsville and Michigan Speedways have a wager on the outcome of next Tuesday's Sugar Bowl. If Virginia Tech wins, Michigan International's Roger ...
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Police try new approach to fighting drug sales — and neighborhood cri...

Roanoke Police hope a 16-month effort to eliminate drug dealing in a street sales hotspot sets a new model for reducing crime citywide. It's called ...
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