Physicians push Medicare For All Act as Obamacare replacement

The debate over what to do with America’s health-care system has been renewed after the GOP’s American Health Care Act was pulled before a vote in the House of Representatives. WFIR’s Ian Price has details on a third health-care option:

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Moneta man killed Bedford County accident

State Police have identified the victim of a Friday night traffic accident in Bedford County. Troopers say 58-year-old William Cadd of Moneta lost control of his SUV on Diamond Hill Road and struck an oncoming van. Cadd died at the scene. The van driver, 26-year-old James Kirk of Moneta, was transported for hospital treatment.

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Explore Park plan moves forward with request for proposals

Becoming the region’s premier outdoor adventure-based tourist destination is a step closer for Roanoke County’s Explore Park, as WFIR’s Gene Marrano explains:

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PH music students perform in DC today

Twenty high school students will miss class today to perform at a prestigious music festival. WFIR’s Lillian Boyd has more.

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Police search for suspect in connection with bank robbery

Roanoke Police are looking for a suspect who robbed the Hometown Bank on Franklin Road. Authorities say the incident took place around 1 p.m. Saturday when the suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of money after handing one of the tellers a note. Investigators do not know if the suspect is a man or woman but say the suspect is 5’8 and wore a hooded jacket, glasses, with cloth covering their face. If you have any information about the incident you are encouraged to contact police.

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Gillespie wins Fairfax straw poll in GOP governor’s race

Ed Gillespie

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie has won a straw poll in Fairfax County in the race for the GOP nomination for Virginia governor.Gillespie took about 56 percent of the vote Saturday in a straw poll at Robinson Secondary School during a candidate event hosted by the Fairfax County Republican Committee.Gillespie will face off in a June 13 primary against state Sen. Frank Wagner and Corey Stewart, a former Virginia chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.Fairfax County GOP Chairman Matt Ames noted that no candidate has been elected governor in more than 30 years without also carrying heavily populated Fairfax County.Virginia’s 2017 gubernatorial contest is expected to be widely watched as an early indicator of how voters are responding to Trump’s presidency.

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