Be prepared for emergency situation says Roanoke Fire-EMS

If an emergency situation arises when you and your family are out and about do you have a plan on how and where to reunite ...
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Splash Valley set to open on Saturday

The long Memorial Day weekend means a trip out of town for some - but a "stay-cation" for others. A tip on what to do ...
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Roanoke police investigate homicide

ROANOKE POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE IN SE Roanoke, Va.- On May 23, 2017 at 7:56 p.m., Roanoke police were dispatched to the intersection of 8th Street ...
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Zagster debuts in Roanoke

Organizers of a new bike share program lifted the kick-stand on hundreds of bikes this morning. Ride Solutions and Zagster debuted the program and WFIR's ...
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Sen Kaine: President Trump’s budget brakes campaign promises

Virginia’s Junior Senator says all the cuts in President Trump’s 2018 budget would have a negative impact on the commonwealth - especially in our area ...
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Habitat expands to Botetourt County

Sometime this week a very special house still under construction will be delivered to Buchanan - and its a first as WFIR's Gene Marrano reports: ...
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611’s Roanoke-based excursions return this weekend

The Virginia Museum of Transportation is getting ready to fire up its only Roanoke-based steam N&W 611 excursions of the year this coming weekend. And ...
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More than 1M Virginians expected to travel over Memorial Day

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Officials expect more than one million Virginians to get away over Memorial Day weekend.AAA estimates that 2.6 percent more Virginians will ...
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Authorities investigating inmate death at Roanoke City jail

From the Roanoke City Sheriff's Office:The Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office and the Roanoke City Police Department are investigating the death of an inmate. On Tuesday, ...
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BRAAC celebrates expansion

A project 5 years in the making has come to fruition and today the Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center celebrated its expansion. 5-23 BRAAC ...
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I-81 driver run over, killed after accident ejects him from vehicle

State Police say a Harrisonburg man was killed on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County when he was ejected from his car in an accident, then ...
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Roanoke College World Series Fan Bus deadline tomorrow at noon

Roanoke College is trying to get a home-field advantage at the World Series by taking fans to Wisconsin, but time is running out to make ...
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Developer Ed Walker: Salem is “awesome” and holds plenty of downtown residential promise

Salem City Council approved an incentive agreement last night to bring a new purpose and new life for the former West Salem Body Shop. Ed ...
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Hollins supervisor critical of Roanoke County budget process

The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the budget and capital improvement program for the next fiscal year later today - the ...
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‘Shame’ spray-painted on Confederate monument in Virginia

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The word "shame" has been spray-painted on a Confederate monument in Virginia.Media outlets report Norfolk police spokesman Daniel Hudson says officers ...
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Pharmaceutical company to expand in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A pharmaceutical company from India is expanding its Virginia operation thanks in part to state incentives.Gov. Terry McAuliffe yesterday announced that ...
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Mayor Lea holding “Solidarity Walk” with Council members

A unique City Council meeting will convene later this week in northwest Roanoke - in the name of solidarity. The story from WFIR's Gene Marrano: ...
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Bedrosian assails county’s debt load

It's no shocker, but Roanoke County Supervisor Al Bedrosian declared today at a news conference he will vote "no" on the next fiscal year's $187 ...
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