The Virginia Lottery machines are busy today with tonight’s MegaMillions jackpot now at $312 million. As News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, it’s one of the largest U.S. lottery prizes ever.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/03-25-Lottery-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=03-25 Lottery Wrap1-WEB]
A non-partisan group is urging Virginia lawmakers to consider some alternative redistricting plans devised by college students. The Virginia Redistricting Coalition points to the winners of a college map-drawing competition. The Virginia General Assembly will return to Richmond to redraw state and Congressional district boundaries next month.
The Roanoke Valley’s two Republican Congressmen share similar concerns regarding U.S. military action in Libya, especially if the action has no apparent end in sight. News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones spoke with 9th District Congressman Morgan Griffith and 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/03-25-Libya-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=03-25 Libya Wrap1-WEB]
Roanoke County planners hope to have a revised set of proposed rules ready by late June to regulate large-scale wind turbines. As News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, the proposed regulations now take on increased importance.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/03-24-Turbines-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=03-24 Turbines Wrap1-WEB]
A big change at the top for Carilion Clinic. CEO Ed Murphy is leaving to take a job in New York. Current Chief Operating Officer Nancy Howell Agee will become the new CEO July 1st. As News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, Agee already has some clear goals in mind.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/03-24-Carilion-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=03-24 Carilion Wrap1-WEB]
An annual state inventory shows Virginia industries released fewer chemicals into the air, land and water in 2009. Details from News/Talk 960’s Timothy Martin.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/DEQ-Report-Wrap-2-WEB.mp3|titles=DEQ Report Wrap 2-WEB]
Someone’s taking wallets from hospital waiting rooms from Wytheville to the Roanoke Valley. And as News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, all signs point toward the same woman.
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See surveillance photos from Salem and Wythe County on next page.
It was one year ago today that President Obama signed the health care overhaul bill — the same day Virginia immediately filed a lawsuit challenging the law’s constitutionality. And as News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, the latest briefs were submitted just yesterday.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/03-23-Cuccinelli-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=03-23 Cuccinelli Wrap1-WEB]