4-8-24 Illegal immigrant sex crimes, Fatal Vehicle Rolls Down Hill, Scooter Catches Fire
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Bedford County prosecutors say a man in the US illegally was sentenced Friday for sex crimes with a child 15 years of age or older. One person was killed and another person was injured when a disabled vehicle rolled down a hill in Bedford County. A Roanoke County mother is asking for safety improvements after her car was broken into Saturday while she and her daughter practiced softball. As Governor Youngkin faces a deadline to take action on a proposed budget, the Commonwealth’s Lt Governor doesn’t believe the proposal can stand in its current form. Two people have been hospitalized after an ..read more
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4-5-24 Fentanyl Xylazine Cocktails, Electric Bill Increases, Solar Eclipse Viewing Options
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A 15-year-old girl is safe after being abducted by a man in Richmond Wednesday night. The Wytheville Police Department and the DEA are reporting that a cocktail of fentanyl and xylazine is making its way through the Commonwealth. As APCO looks to secure another rate increase, a Roanoke resident fears she may not be able to keep up higher bills. Governor Glenn Youngkin took additional action on legislation sent to him by the General Assembly. Numerous colleges are hosting viewing parties for the Solar Eclipse on Monday. Among them is Radford University. Roanoke College is joining other entities ..read more
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4-4-24 Pulaski Biggest Gift, GOP Lawmaker for Retail Cannabis, Mobile Coffee Shop Shows Silent Movies
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A Kansas man, who told a 14-year-old Lynchburg girl he wanted to “take a kid’s virginity” after meeting her online, pled guilty this week to federal child exploitation charges. A Virginia Tech student is facing several charges after being arrested during a drug trafficking investigation. Pulaski County officials say they have accepted the biggest donation in the localities history. According to the Virginia Department of Corrections, a K-9 officer was killed while protecting its assigned Corrections Officer, staff, and inmates at Sussex I State Prison. In vetoing a bill with bi-partisan suppor ..read more
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4-2-24 AEP Increases, Mayoral Race, Eclipse Viewing Info
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April 1st -- Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Fires, Cannabis Response
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The Virginia Department of Forestry announced a part-time firefighter died while battling a three-acre wildfire in Scott County. Emergency crews have successfully contained a Blue Ridge Parkway wildfire in Bedford County. The blaze covered close to 13 acres of land. Bedford County Emergency crews say a charcoal kebab grill sparked a structure fire on Wetherwood Drive Saturday. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. SARA Roanoke is using this time to stress its mission and educate the public. One of Virginia’s US Senators says Russian President Vladimir Putin discounted American intelligence ..read more
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WFIR News Express 3-29-24
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Marijuana News -- A retail marijuana market has been vetoed. Pushback from cannabis advocates after a letter to the DEA. A look at slavery in Charleston, South Carolina is at the VT campus ..read more
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WFIR News Express 3-28-24
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WFIR News Express 3-27-2024
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Here is the latest news from around the Roanoke Valley and Commonwealth of Virginia ..read more
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WFIR News Express 3-26-24
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The six percent real estate commission - 3 percent to both buyer's and seller's agents - was never "set in stone," but a lot of people did think that due to the business practices of a trade organization. It led to a class action lawsuit - and a major upheaval in the Real estate business. The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office says a Blue Ridge man is facing charges connected to the murder of a 5-year-old boy in August of last year. Recently passed legislation will soon require drivers in the Commonwealth to have car insurance. Salem City Council has unanimously agreed the city’s manager could ..read more
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WFIR News Express 3-25-24
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The family of a nine year old boy who died after being hit by a car in Roanoke City is asking for changes to be made. Officials say crews battling still-burning wildfires in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley are getting an assist from rain and from the state government, which has deployed new resources to the area. With the Presidential election less than 8 months away, Virginia's senior US Senator is worried about foreign actors meddling in that contest - like they did in 2016. A former GOP State Delegate was arrested over the weekend on felony gun and drug charges, according to the Campbell Count ..read more
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