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Fire damages Williamson Road auto paint & body shop

A morning fire damaged Action Auto Painting and Body works on Williamson Road, but the fire suppression system apparently prevented it from being a lot ...
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Suits filed over disability accommodations

A series of lawsuits has been filed against a half-dozen Roanoke area shopping malls, two hotels and Radford University claiming that they fail to provide ...
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Dozens of vehicles damaged in Roanoke City

The Roanoke Police Department says 57 vehicles were damaged over the weekend from either a BB gun or air rifle.   A $500 reward is being offered ...
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Virginia railroad officials: stay away from train tracks!

Three people were struck and killed by trains in Virginia over the weekend. News/Talk 960's Jeff Taylor says railroad officials urge citizens to stay away ...
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Funding up in the air for public broadcasting

The president of Blue Ridge PBS is urging lawmakers not to cut funding for public broadcasting. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin explains. 170millionamericans.org ...
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Fire season nears: outdoor burning restrictions take effect Tuesday

As temperatures begin to rise, so do the chance of wildfires in Virginia. And starting Tuesday, Virginia's annual restrictions on open outdoor fires take effect. News/Talk ...
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Senator Warner: Events in Egypt beyond U.S. control

Virginia Senator Mark Warner says the downfall of a long-time Middle East ally is something beyond our country's control. His comments came during a visit ...
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Volunteers needed for this year’s Greenbrier Classic

Registration is now open for volunteers at this year's Greenbrier Classic golf tournament. But News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin says spots are going fast. Click here ...
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It’s a four-day Valentine’s Day bonanza for area restaurants

 Roanoke Valley restaurants are preparing for a busy weekend, made even busier this year because Valentine's Day falls on a Monday. News/Talk 960's Evan Jones ...
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Video shows Roanoke City employee’s striptease was planned

A new video posted on YouTube shows the male striptease by a city library employee in downtown Roanoke last weekend was very much a planned ...
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“Granddad Bandit” pleads guilty; likely to get 25 years

The man dubbed the "Granddad Bandit" pleaded guilty in Richmond today to robbing 26 banks in 15 states, including the downtown Roanoke Valley Bank branch ...
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Boucher for Senate? UVA political expert says it might work

Now that Virginia Senator Jim Webb says he will not run for reelection in 2012, attention will turn to finding the Democrat party candidate. Former ...
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Robyn Schon named general manager of Roanoke Civic Center

The Roanoke Civic Center has a new general manager. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin says the top guy for the last two years is heading about ...
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Habeeb plans “Telephone Town Hall” meeting

Recently-elected Delegate Greg Habeeb plans to place about 20,000 calls to 8th District homes this evening, inviting everyone who answers to take part in a ...
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Senator Webb: I will not run for reelection in 2012

Virginia Senator Jim Webb says he will not run for reelection in 2012, and political observers say they are hardly surprised. More from News/Talk 960's ...
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Virginia’s first black Supreme Court Chief Justice dies

Virginia Supreme Court Justice Leroy Hassell Sr., the state's first black chief justice, has died. He was 55.  The court disclosed his death in a ...
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This isn’t CSI: Tina Smith murder scene lab results take time

As the abduction charge against Jeffrey Easley moves on, police and prosecutors are awaiting lab results from evidence gathered at the Tina Smith murder scene ...
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New mobile data units coming to Roanoke Fire-EMS

A new FEMA grant will help Roanoke Fire EMS make an important purchase. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin explains ...
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UPDATED: Easley hearing reveals details of Tina Smith’s murder

Testimony at a hearing for Jeffrey Easley reveals more about what police found inside Tina Smith's home -- and a surprise revelation about her former ...
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Animal rights group wants to buy Michael Vick’s house

A Pennsylvania-based animal rights group is raising money to buy NFL star Michael Vick's former dogfighting compound and turn it into a rehabilitation center for ...
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