Roanoke’s rail museums are joining forces Saturday to create one of their biggest days of the year. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/05-13-Rail-Days-Wrap3-WEB.mp3|titles=05-13 Rail Days Wrap3-WEB]
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Crude oil prices neared two-and-a-half month lows yesterday, but prices at the pump have barely budged. Whatever the cause or causes might be, Virginia gas station dealers say don’t blame them. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/05-12-Gas-Stations-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=05-12 Gas Stations Wrap1-WEB]
It’s been a busy week at News-7. First it names Chris Hurst to succeed Keith Humphry as co-anchor, and now it names the next News Director, who starts in June. Dan Dennison replaces the recently-dismissed Amy Morris, now Executive Producer at WABC-TV in New York City. News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones has more.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/05-12-News-7-Voicer-WEB.mp3|titles=05-12 News-7 Voicer-WEB]
Streets in Vinton and neighboring parts of Roanoke will be filled with walkers and runners this coming weekend in the first-ever “Mannathon”. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/05-12-Mannathon-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=05-12 Mannathon Wrap1-WEB]
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Another sign of changing times: Verizon is no longer required to deliver residential white pages telephone directories to its Virginia customers. You can still get one, but as News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, only by request.
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Verizon customers will still get yellow pages with business and government listings delivered to their homes each year. Click here for more information from the State Corporation Commission
Rising oil prices are affecting your cost of driving in more ways the one. News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports they’re also hitting you where the rubber meets the road.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/05-11-Tires-Wrap2-WEB.mp3|titles=05-11 Tires Wrap2-WEB]
Click here for the full AAA Mid-Atlantic news release. Click “Virginia” when the new page opens.
Governor McDonnell says his job creation and economic development mission in Asia is going well. McDonnell spoke to reporters in a conference call from Shanghai, China, where he announced the opening of a Virginia trade office. More on the governor trade mission from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/05-11-McDonnell-Trade-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=05-11 McDonnell Trade Wrap1-WEB]
A federal appeals panel has heard the arguments. Now it must rule whether a key provision of the health care overhaul law in constitutional. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/05-10-PM-Health-Wrap2-WEB.mp3|titles=05-10 PM Health Wrap2-WEB]
Virginia takes center stage today in the legal battle over federally-mandated health insurance coverage as a federal appeals court in Richmond takes up the question. News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones has more.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/05-10-Healthcare-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=05-10 Healthcare Wrap1-WEB]
The same three federal judges considering Virginia’s health care law challenge will also hear arguments in the appeal of a separate but related suit filed by Liberty University. News/Talk 960’s Jeff Taylor explains.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Staver-Lawsuit-Wrap-1-WEB.mp3|titles=Staver-Lawsuit Wrap 1-WEB]