Rep. Ben Cline
A Congressman representing our area says calls to rename James Madison University or blast Mount Rushmore are “cancel culture” jumping the shark. WFIR’s Ian Price has more:
07-13 Home History Wrap
Former U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman (left), U.S. Attorney General William Barr (right
The former top prosecutor in New York is reportedly testifying tomorrow before the House Judiciary Committee after he was fired by President Trump while reportedly investigating associates of the President. WFIR’s Ian Price spoke about it with a former U.S Attorney in our area:
07-08 Fishwick Berman WRAP
Another restaurant has launched in downtown Roanoke despite the pandemic. WFIR’s Ian Price has more:
07-02 Clutch WRAP-WEB
(UPDATE 7-1) — The juvenile male involved in this incident has passed away from his injuries. This is now being investigated as a homicide. No arrests have been made at this time. This remains an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (540)344-8500 and share what you know. You can also text us at 274637; please begin the
text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.
(previously) From Roanoke Police Department: On June 27, 2020 right after 3:00 a.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a shots fired call in the 5000 block of Valley View Blvd NW. Responding officers located a juvenile male with a critical gunshot wound. He was transported by Roanoke Fire-EMS to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
No one has been charged regarding this incident. This is an ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (540)344-8500 and share what you know. You can also text us at 274637; please begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.
As of today, possession of an ounce or less of Marijuana is a civil offense punishable in Virginia by only a $25 fine — no more arrests or criminal record. But the head of Virginia NORML says that does NOT go far enough as WFIR’s Ian Price reports:
07-01 Decriminalization WRAP-WEB
Former U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman (left), U.S. Attorney General William Barr (right)
U.S. Senator Mark Warner says the firing of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman is part of a “trend” for the Trump administration. WFIR’s Ian Price has more:
06-22 Berman Canned WRAP
The Presidential election has taken a backseat to COVID-19 and demonstrations against police brutality which has kept attention off of one candidate. WFIR’s Ian Price has more:
06-18 Lynch Prez Race WRAP
Ed Lynch- Hollins U. photo
The Republican Party of Virginia’s move in the 5th District of ousting an Incumbent Congressman for a more conservative candidate in November most likely won’t be emulated across the country, as a political analyst tells WFIR’s Ian Price:
06-16 Lynch Riggs WRAP-WEB
If you’ve been to a protest, you might have noticed a person wearing a lime-green hat on the sidelines recording what’s happening. WFIR’s Ian Price has more about certified Legal Observers:
06-11 Legal Observer WRAP
Rep. Morgan Griffith
Economic uncertainty after the COVID-19 pandemic, what should be done with Confederate Monuments in Virginia, and what can be done to address police brutality against law-abiding citizens. We dove into all those hot-button issues with Salem Republican Congressman Morgan Griffith this morning on The Roanoke Valley’s Morning News:
06-10-20 M. Griffith FULL-Interview