Flu cases are picking up in southwestern Virginia. The numbers are now labeled as “widespread,” and health officials say it is not too late to get a flu shot to help protect yourself from the virus. The story from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones:
As Feburary nears, counties, cities and towns will devote increasing attention to next year’s budget. News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports on the outlook for Roanoke County.
Roanoke Police Chief Chris Perkins wants his officers be more than just enforcers, even though that remains a necessary part of the job. He has now spent alost seven months at the top, first as acting chief before his appointment in October. As News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, Perkins believes the more officers can do beyond arresting and confronting, the more crime rates can go down:
The Mount Pleasant First Aid Crew is no more, disbanding because they no longer had enough volunteers to handle emergency calls. Paid professional staff will now handle all rescue calls in that part of Roanoke County. But Roanoke City still has a volunteer rescue squad, and it’s seeking contributions to pay for a new piece of equipment. News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones has the story.
A Roanoke landmark is marking an unhappy anniversary this weekend. It has been ten years since fire heavily damaged the Virginian Railway Passenger Station. But as News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, restoration work should begin this year.
The Clearbrook Walmart opens today, and among the changes you’re most likely to notice is traffic on U.S. 220. The story from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.
It started as a missing person case, but it’s now a murder investigation. Alexander Ernandes is dead, and a suspect is in jail, charged with his murder. News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones was in Rocky Mount today when the news was announced.
The Clearbrook section of Roanoke County changes in a big way Wednesday when the new Walmart Supercenter opens its doors. There’s a grand opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Once that wraps up, Clearbrook becomes a retail destination. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones:
It’s no surprise, but it is official. Former Republican Senator George Allen is running to reclaim the seat in 2012. News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones has more.
Newly-elected Delegate Greg Habeeb wants his colleagues to embrace greater use of newer technology. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones: