Evan Jones

Bedford Co. Sheriff's photo - June 2010

It’s been one year since Bedford County sheriff’s deputies found a goat bound and panting in a hot trunk, and from all appearances, the animal is none the worse for his experience. The latest on “Trunk” from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.

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The federal government is proposing new pollution standards for coal-powered power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency says it would greatly reduce emissions of toxic chemicals like arsenic and mercury into the air, but electric utilities like Appalachian Power say its customers would feel a different impact. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.

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Tim Kaine may be the likely Democrat party candidate for Senate, but anyone looking for his campaign website might find a different political party appearing on their computer. News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports there’s not much Kaine can do.

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A six-figure grant will help William Fleming High School offer more advance placement courses to more students, starting next fall. As News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, it offers the promise of greater student success in college — and beyond.

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The Ten Commandments are going back up in Giles County Schools. The Giles County School Board voted Tuesday to erect a display that includes the commandments with other historic documents. The hope is to present the commandments in a context courts would rule as historic in nature, not religious.  But as News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, a legal challenge now seems inevitable.

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Roanoke Fire-EMS Photo

Roanoke firefighters needed more than one hour to declare a fire at the former Villa Heights Recreation Center under control. They were sent out shortly after 1:30, and arriving units reported flames on the ground floor and heavy smoke.  A short time later, commanders ordered all firefighters out of the building.  The former center building has been vacant and unused for about four years.