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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McAuliffe entertains the idea of debating Trump in 2020

McAuliffe entertains the idea of debating Trump in 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been mum on running for president. But he’s entertained the idea of debating President Donald Trump ...
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The Latest: Northam signs order outlawing discrimination

The Latest: Northam signs order outlawing discrimination
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Ralph Northam’s inauguration as Virginia’s 73rd governor (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed ...
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NY law enforcement thanks Bedford Co. authorities for help in gang investig...

NY law enforcement thanks Bedford Co. authorities for help in gang investigation
From News Release: MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that 17 alleged members and associates of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) ...
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Vehicle-pedestrian accident on Challenger Avenue in Roanoke County

Vehicle-pedestrian accident on Challenger Avenue in Roanoke County
From Roanoke County Police: On 01/13/2018 at approximately 01:07 an Officer was flagged down in reference to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. The ...
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Soup for Seniors

Soup for Seniors
A very popular local program involving soup returns soon. Details from WFIR's Bob Clark. 1-12 Soup For Seniors Wrap #1-WEB ...
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A fundraiser, a craft beer, and the story behind spreading the love

A fundraiser, a craft beer, and the story behind spreading the love
Non-profits in the Roanoke area will benefit from a fundraiser thanks to a craft beer that is all about spreading the love. WFIR’s Ian Price ...
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Virginia mobile home park without adequate water for 2 weeks

Virginia mobile home park without adequate water for 2 weeks
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) _ A mobile home park in Virginia has been left without sufficient running water for nearly two weeks, following the regional ...
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Bill would let Virginia cities remove Confederate monuments

Bill would let Virginia cities remove Confederate monuments
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia cities would have the authority to remove or alter Confederate monuments under a proposal from a top Democratic state lawmaker ...
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ARCH dedicates new shelter for homeless vets

ARCH dedicates new shelter for homeless vets
Some homeless people in the valley that have "fallen through the cracks" because of their particular circumstances have a new option. More on a ribbon ...
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Dream Bowl: top smaller-college players in Roanoke Valley

Dream Bowl: top smaller-college players in Roanoke Valley
The football season is not over at Salem Stadium. Some of the top smaller-college players are competing this weekend in games designed to celebrate their ...
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