Could a certain roar be coming back to Mill Mountain Zoo?

Mill Mountain Zoo's executive director says the zoo has big plans this year to mark its 60th anniversary.  Ray Correia wasn’t specific, but did say ...
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Apco hopes on-line course helps reduce electrical injuries, deaths

A new interactive online  tutorial that focuses on electrical safety has been introduced by Appalachian Power.  Deaths from electrical accidents rank  in the top ten ...
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Sabato: GOP leaders fear “Newt-mare” in VA, other states

One of the nation's leading political analysts say Virginia is part of the equation that has many Republican leaders deeply worried over a possible Newt ...
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Four inducted into valley’s Baseball Hall of Fame

The Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame continues to grow, with four new members inducted last night. Since its beginning 21 years ago, the Hall of ...
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Sharp rise in VA teen traffic deaths

Monday's fatal accident in Franklin County is one of many this month involving teenagers in Virginia, with a big resulting increase in teen traffic deaths. So ...
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Mayoral challenger Rasoul: keep some form of “Eat for Education”...

Extending the "Eat for Education" city meals tax is getting little apparent support on Roanoke City Council,  but one of the candidates for mayor believes ...
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Carilion to expand role among region’s urgent care centers

Among the several new urgent care centers in the Roanoke Valley will be a couple under the name of VelocityCare.  WFIR's Jim Kent reports you ...
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Funeral services set for FCHS student killed in crash

Funeral services are set for the 17-year-old Franklin County High School student killed in a car crash Monday.  A service for Zachary Parsons will be ...
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Keagy Village set for Trustee’s Sale

The Keagy Village retail development is now scheduled for a trustee's sale on February 2 -- one week from tomorrow. The legal notice is published ...
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School counselors help students cope with grief and loss

Franklin County High School is helping students cope with the loss of their friend and classmate. 17-year-old Zachary Parsons of Boones Mill was killed in ...
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Furniture from Michael Jackson’s home arrives in Roanoke

Sought-after furniture from Michael Jackson's final home will go on display at Grand Home Furnishings at Valley View this weekend.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has details ...
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Some unemployment benefits checks may arrive late this week

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The Virginia Employment Commission says some unemployment benefit checks could be a day late because an 800 number used by recipients ...
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UPDATED: police identify FCHS student killed in Monday crash

State Police have released the name of the Franklin County High School student killed in Monday afternoon's accident. He is 17-year-old Zachary Ian Parsons of ...
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Fresh look for old locomotive

The Virginia Museum of Transportation's bicentennial locomotive, the N&W 1776 is getting a makeover.  Yesterday, the locomotive was rolled away from the museum and will ...
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More visitors, less funding for region’s most popular state parks

More people made their way to the region's most popular state parks last year -- a lot more in some cases, like the 19% increase ...
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Gas Buddy: month-by-month gas forecast peaks at $4.15

You've heard predictions of $4 a gallon gas by June. Now the "Gas Buddy" web sites are breaking out specific month-by-month gas price predictions for ...
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Lawmakers face big transportation funding decisions

The General Assembly enters its third week today with one of the biggest issues still awaiting action -- funding for transportation. Governor McDonnell proposes new ...
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EPA: test your home for radon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is urging homeowners to test for radon. Unsafe levels of radon can lead to serious illness.  The Surgeon General says radon ...
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McDonnell endorses Romney, campaigns in SC

Governor McDonnell is now endorsing Mitt Romney for President -- and will promptly campaign with him in South Carolina. McDonnell's backing comes one day before ...
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Radio host Joey Self gets track announcing call from Daytona

Roanoke radio host Joey Self is taking on some prestigious part-time work -- he'll be part of the track announcing team during next month's "Speedweeks" ...
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