Eight Republicans file for 6th District Congress nomination

Eight Republicans file for 6th District Congress nomination
Eight Republicans will seek their party’s nomination for the 6th Congressional seat that Bob Goodlatte is leaving at the end of the year. The deadline ...
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Police: hotel employees lock selves in office to thwart attempted holdup

Police: hotel employees lock selves in office to thwart attempted holdup
Roanoke City police report an attempted robbery last night at the Holiday Inn Express on Gainsboro Road Northwest. Police say the suspect pointed a gun ...
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Bestpitch will run again in May for Council

Bestpitch will run again in May for Council
After yesterday's Roanoke City Council afternoon meeting one of its members declared he wants to serve another four years. WFIR's Gene Marrano has that story: ...
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Rep. Garrett announces re-election bid live on WFIR and predicts victory

Rep. Garrett announces re-election bid live on WFIR and predicts victory
U.S. Congressman Tom Garrett made the announcement earlier today on WFIR that he will seek re-election this year. The Republican also says the big scoop ...
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VDOT warns commuters of slick roads and icy patches in Roanoke area

VDOT warns commuters of slick roads and icy patches in Roanoke area
SALEM – Morning snow showers have started to fall through southwest Virginia and road conditions may continue to change and impact drivers over the next few ...
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Democrats block bill to help shuttered rural SW Va hospital re-open

Democrats block bill to help shuttered rural SW Va hospital re-open
Any hopes for a bipartisan tone in Richmond were dealt a sharp setback -- at least for the moment -- Tuesday. Democrats in the State ...
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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
Cervical cancer has few symptoms and often goes undetected. Its a condition that New Horizons Health Care wants to shed light on this month as ...
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Woman struck, killed on US 220; police don’t know who she is

Woman struck, killed on US 220; police don't know who she is
State Police say they don’t yet know the identity of a woman who was struck and killed Friday evening while walking in a travel lane ...
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Roanoke Regional Writers Conference is this weekend

Roanoke Regional Writers Conference is this weekend
If you are a published author - at various stages in a full time or freelance career - an 11th annual event this weekend may ...
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Health survey helps Carilion identify lapses in care

Health survey helps Carilion identify lapses in care
Carilion Clinic is conducting online community health surveys for localities across the western part of Virginia. WFIR’s Ian Price has more: 01-16 Health Surveys WEB-WRAP ...
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Virginia Senate panel votes to raise felony theft threshold

Virginia Senate panel votes to raise felony theft threshold
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A bill designed to soften penalties in Virginia for stealing smaller dollar items is moving through the state Senate. A Senate ...
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Virginia panel votes down push for stricter gun laws

Virginia panel votes down push for stricter gun laws
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia state Senate panel has defeated a Democratic push for stricter gun laws. A Republican-led panel voted Monday to block ...
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Flu season could be on the wane soon

Flu season could be on the wane soon
The flu outbreak may have reached its peak for this year's flu season. WFIR's Madison Everett has more: 1-16 Flu Wrap #2-WEB ...
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Taubman wine festival returns

Taubman wine festival returns
If you're looking for something to do later on this month, the Taubman Museum of Art is hosting an International Wine Festival. WFIR's Madison Everett ...
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Villa Heights mansion use still up in air says one possible tenant

Villa Heights mansion use still up in air says one possible tenant
During our recent in-studio conversation with northwest Roanoke activist Martin Jeffrey he talked about the sale of the historic mansion in Villa Heights Park to ...
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BREAKING: Train derailment being investigated in Eggleston

BREAKING: Train derailment being investigated in Eggleston
Virginia State Police have confirmed that they are currently working a train derailment in the Eggleston area of Giles County. Details are scarce, however, an ...
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Roanoke 100 Miler has kicked off

Roanoke 100 Miler has kicked off
The annual Roanoke 100 Miler program designed to get people outdoors - or at least active in the winter - kicked off yesterday. WFIR's Gene ...
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Bike Skills Park meetings this week

Bike Skills Park meetings this week
Roanoke County wants feedback from residents on a "mountain bike skills" facility it plans to build at Explore Park. More on meetings being held tonight ...
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OSHA offers work safety classes

OSHA offers work safety classes
Classes that can be helpful for establishing a safe and healthy workplace begin soon. WFIR's Bob Clark reports 1-12 OSHA Classes Wrap #2-WEB ...
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Water line break in Roanoke at Orange Ave and Courtland Road NE

Water line break in Roanoke at Orange Ave and Courtland Road NE
From Western Virginia Water Authority:  A 12-inch water line break at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Courtland Road NE is impacting traffic.  While both westbound lanes ...
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