Governor McAuliffe enacts new rules for Lee statue rallies

Governor McAuliffe enacts new rules for Lee statue rallies
From Associated Press: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration has enacted rules for political rallies at Richmond's Robert E. Lee statue that limit crowd size and ...
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Candidate to succeed Goodlatte says GOP needs to better energize base

Candidate to succeed Goodlatte says GOP needs to better energize base
One of the two Republican candidates already running for Congress next year in the 6th District says the G-O-P needs to re-energize its base in ...
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Check out what Amtrak calls “refreshed seating”

Check out what Amtrak calls "refreshed seating"
The upgraded seating installed in business and coach class cars on Amtrak passenger trains is now an exhibit in Roanoke. More from WFIR's Gene Marrano: ...
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Armed robber holds up Salem smoke shop

Armed robber holds up Salem smoke shop
Salem Police are looking for a masked gunman who robbed a smoke shop. Police say he walked into the Choice Cigarette Discount Outlet last night, ...
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Amtrak shows off new seats at Roanoke exhibit

Amtrak shows off new seats at Roanoke exhibit
From Amtrak: WASHINGTON – Amtrak and Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge have teamed up to offer a new display at Virginia’s Blue Ridge Visitor Center. Amtrak ...
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Campaign finance, open records bills among 1st proposed

Campaign finance, open records bills among 1st proposed
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Campaign finance and public records bills are among the first to be filed for the upcoming Virginia legislative session. Democrats and ...
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Rasoul, other Dems file legislation for Assembly session

Rasoul, other Dems file legislation for Assembly session
Bills involving campaign fund use, redistricting and court record availability were filed today for the 2018 General Assembly session by Democrats. Delegate Sam Rasoul filed ...
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Virginia election officials: Some voters got wrong ballots

Virginia election officials: Some voters got wrong ballots
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Virginia election officials say dozens of voters were wrongly assigned ballots in a district that could determine party control in the ...
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Rafter found safe after being blown across Chesapeake

Rafter found safe after being blown across Chesapeake
MACHIPONGO, Va. (AP) - A rafter who was blown off course has been found after an unexpected overnight trek across the Chesapeake Bay. The Coast ...
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Find out what’s “Within Reach” in health care field tonig...

Find out what's "Within Reach" in health care field tonight
Tonight from 6 to 8pm those interested in furthering their education in the field of health care - from certificate program to medical school - ...
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Holiday tips to stay safe this week

Holiday tips to stay safe this week
It's Thanksgiving week and friends and family will be visiting. Roanoke Fire EMS has some safety tips to pass along. More on this story from ...
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Five Roanoke houses damaged in Sunday fire

Five Roanoke houses damaged in Sunday fire
From Roanoke Fire-EMS: Around 2:33pm today firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 500 block of Bullitt Ave., SE. When crews arrived they were ...
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Bassett man killed in single-vehicle crash

Bassett man killed in single-vehicle crash
From Virginia State Police: Virginia State Police Trooper B.M. DeLoatch is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Henry County. The crash occurred Nov. 18, 2017, ...
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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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