Youth Mental Health First Aid class offered by Carilion Saturday

For the first time, Carilion Clinic is offering a class tomorrow for people to learn how to help teenagers who are experiencing mental health or addiction. More WFIR’s Ian Price:

09-22 Youth Mental Health WEB-WRAP

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Roanoke College professor writes book on advocate for abolishing death penalty

A professor says a book he co-authored with a student focuses on a tireless but largely unrecognized advocate for abolishing the death penalty. WFIR’s Ian Price has more:

09-20 Courageous Fool WEB-WRAP

The full interview with Professor Todd Peppers can be found below

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Research could lead to new ways to combat type 2 diabetes

Researchers from Virginia Tech are learning more about why olive products can help prevent type 2 diabetes. WFIR’s Ian Price has more:
09-19 Olives-Diabetes WEB-WRAP

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Roanoke County man in custody after standoff with police

News Release from Roanoke County 9/19/2017: At 6:50 p.m. Monday, a call was received in the 9-1-1 Center in reference to a domestic incident with a weapon in the 5200 block of Quail Hollow Circle. It was alleged that a male had threatened family members, damaged several vehicles, threatened a neighbor with a knife, and retreated inside the residence where he was living.

The male has now been identified as Derek Besase, 30, of Roanoke County.

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Richmond braces for rally tomorrow surrounding Confederate monuments

Authorities in Virginia’s capital are taking extra precautions for a Confederate heritage rally tomorrow after last month’s United the Right rally in Charlottesville turned violent.  Details from WFIR’s Ian Price:

09-15 Confederate Rally-RVA WEB-WRAP

 

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Free VIN etching event this Saturday in Roanoke

A way to deter car theft is being offered for free this Saturday in Roanoke by Virginia State Police. WFIR’s Ian Price has details on the VIN etching event:
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Registration ends tomorrow for Growler Team Relay

Registration closes tomorrow at 8 pm for a 42.6-mile team relay from Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers to Big Lick Brewing Company – and back. WFIR’s Ian Price has more:

09-12 Growler Relay WEB-WRAP

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Analyst: GOP candidate attempting to close gap in governor’s race

Ed Gillespie

Gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie has unveiled a criminal justice plan that veers away from the mainstream Republican’s usual ideology. More from WFIR’s Ian Price:

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Radford ranked 15th best city for soccer fans

A city in our region has been ranked in the top 15 on a nationwide survey that looks at the best cities for soccer fans. WFIR’s Ian Price has details:

09-08 Soccer Cities WEB-WRAP

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ABC stores host record number of in-store tastings

Virginia ABC is hosting a record number of in-store tastings this month to celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month and Virginia Spirits Month. WFIR’s Ian Price has details:

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