Tomorrow is National Children’s Grief Awareness Day, and a local counselor says people should be more aware of how kids handle dealing with the death of a loved one. Many children get misdiagnosed with ADHD, but really they are just going through the grieving process. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the story.
The Virginia Department of Forestry says, this year’s acorn crop is at its lowest since 2008. A Department of Forestry spokesperson says the lack of acorns affects deer, squirrels, black bears and other animals. Weather, bugs and how big the acorn crops were last year all affect the amount of acorns there are this year. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the details.
The votes in the race for attorney general will be certified one week from today, and the legal team for Mark Herring says the Democrat will remain the winner even if Republican Mark Obenshain requests a recount. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more.
In response, Obenshain campaign Spokesperson Paul Logan issued the following statement:
Virginia after 2008 has a more thorough process for recounts than it had employed in past close elections. We are currently in the state canvass stage in the closest statewide election in Virginia history, separated by 7/1000ths of a percent in the vote total. This is new territory for Virginia and at this stage in the automatic vote counting process, the responsible thing to do is to prepare for a potential transition should there be another change in the vote lead. Our top priorities in this record close election are to get it right and ensure that every legitimate vote is counted.
If your computer gets infected with this latest version of ransomeware, the Better Business Bureau says there’s not much anyone can do to help you. Your choices are pay the money to get your files back, or lose them to scammers. Starr Anderson has the details.
Norfolk Southern has made the list of top one hundred military-friendly employers, and they’ve been on list for seven years now. A Norfolk Southern spokesperson says, the railroad company wants to show their support to veterans returning from duty. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the details.
Homeland Security, the Children’s Miracle Network and many other groups have teamed up to help one pediatric cancer patient experience a fun and educational day. A day that may not have otherwise been possible due to health complications or financial concerns. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the details.
Now that it’s getting cooler outside, the Virginia Department of Forestry says if you use a fireplace or woodstove to stay warm remember to dispose of the ashes properly. Making sure the ashes are cool enough to dump is key. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more.
Sarah Beasley could go from shift manager at McDonald’s to having a career in the music industry. Beasley is competing for the Voice of McDonald’s title. She has made it to the semi-finals and now she must compete to make it to the finals. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more.
Click here for the Voice of McDonald’s web site, where you can vote for Beasley or any of the semi-finalists.
If you give a donation to the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines, the Better Business Bureau says beware of scammers. The Local BBB President says many scammers are reaching out to people through social media pretending to be in the Philippines, and they’re asking for money. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more.
Tomorrow’s Grief Share program is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Roanoke. Thursday’s program is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg.