Armed robbery in Botetourt County

Armed robbery in Botetourt County
From Botetourt County Sheriff's Office: The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office reports an armed robbery on Saturday at 6:21 pm at the Wuppertal Vape Tobacco Store, ...
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Dead woman found in Bedford County

Dead woman found in Bedford County
From Bedford County Sheriff's Office: At 5:04 a.m. this morning Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from a person advising they had found a ...
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VA becomes first to mandate computer science education

VA becomes first to mandate computer science education
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has become the first state to adopt mandatory standards for computer-science education. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the state Board ...
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Man arrested after taking photo in VT restroom

Man arrested after taking photo in VT restroom
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A 34-year-old man is facing multiple charges after police say he took photos of a college student in a restroom on ...
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Rosen is now Salem District CTB member

Rosen is now Salem District CTB member
Former Roanoke City Council member Court Rosen has been appointed by Governor McAuliffe as the new Salem District representative on the Commonwealth Transportation Board. Rosen ...
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Amtrak holiday tix going fast

Amtrak holiday tix going fast
Local train travelers from Roanoke need to act fast to buy tickets for the holidays. WFIR's Bob Clark has more on this story 11-17 Amtrak ...
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Kroger donates truck to Feeding America

Kroger donates truck to Feeding America
Feeding America-Southwest Virginia needed a new refrigerated truck - and Kroger wanted to roll out its new "Zero Hunger, Zero Waste" program. So this morning ...
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Pita Pit celebrates 2 years in downtown Roanoke

Pita Pit celebrates 2 years in downtown Roanoke
A restaurant chain in downtown Roanoke is celebrating its 2nd anniversary today with discounts all day long. WFIR’s Ian Price has more: ...
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Virginia death row inmate gets hearing on witness statements

Virginia death row inmate gets hearing on witness statements
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court has ordered a lower court to hold a hearing on a Virginia death row inmate's claim that ...
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Kaine offers his take on tax reform

Kaine offers his take on tax reform
The House voted to approve their tax reform bill yesterday; now the U.S. Senate is hashing out its version in Washington. Democratic Senator Tim Kaine ...
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AAA: Thanksgiving holiday travel will be busiest in ten years

AAA: Thanksgiving holiday travel will be busiest in ten years
Thanksgiving is still six days away, but for many people, the holiday travel season begins today. And AAA says if you are on the move ...
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House fire in Cave Spring area, no injuries

House fire in Cave Spring area, no injuries
From News Release: Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded at about 6:05 p.m., on Thursday, November 16, 2017 to the 3500 block of Forester Road ...
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Goodlatte, Griffith, Garrett praise tax reform plan; Warner pans it

Goodlatte, Griffith, Garrett praise tax reform plan; Warner pans it
The Roanoke region’s three Republican congressmen are praising House passage of a tax reform bill. Bob Goodlatte, Morgan Griffith and Tom Garrett say in statements ...
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Lea, Rasoul among 85 appointed to Northam transition team

Lea, Rasoul among 85 appointed to Northam transition team
Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea and Delegate Sam Rasoul are among several people from our area who have been named as a member of Governor-elect Ralph ...
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Senator Kaine: Roy Moore “unfit” to serve

Senator Kaine: Roy Moore "unfit" to serve
Members of his own party have come out against him - and now Virginia's junior Democratic U.S. Senator speaks about about Alabama's Roy Moore. WFIR's ...
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UPDATE: Virginia regulators approve carbon-reduction plan

UPDATE: Virginia regulators approve carbon-reduction plan
UPDATE: The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board today approved regulations to limit carbon emissions from Virginia electric utilities. The rule approved today intends to cap ...
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Review: Poor communication hampered Charlottesville response

Review: Poor communication hampered Charlottesville response
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A review commissioned by Virginia officials found poor communication between state and local responders during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville ...
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Garrett nears end of first year in Congress unhappy with inaction

Garrett nears end of first year in Congress unhappy with inaction
As 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte prepares for his final year at the Capitol, his next-door colleague in the 5th District is nearing the end ...
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CCAP registration for 2018 underway at Virginia Western

CCAP registration for 2018 underway at Virginia Western
Its been a game-changer for some high school students who struggle to pay for education after they graduate - WFIR's Gene Marrano spoke to Virginia ...
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WFIR’s Gene Marrano honored for media excellence

WFIR's Gene Marrano honored for media excellence
The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America honored WFIR Anchor-Reporter Gene Marrano Wednesday night with its annual “Adam & Alison Award ...
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