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Altercation leads to shooting incident last night

Altercation leads to shooting incident last night

(from Roanoke PD) n February 20, 2024 at approximately 8:10 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified by the City of Roanoke E-911 Center of reports of shots fired in the 700 block of 29th Street NW. As officers were responding to the scene, they were advised that a person with a gunshot wound had been located inside… ... Continue Reading
Wasena bridge demolition/rebuild gets underway in May

Wasena bridge demolition/rebuild gets underway in May

By May the 85-year-old Wasena Bridge demolition will get underway. At a ceremonial groundbreaking this morning Roanoke City Councilman Peter Volison says supporting Wasena neighborhood businesses during the two years there will be no connection to old Southwest is an imperative. (Volosin also recalled the community engagement process the city undertook when the Franklin Road… ... Continue Reading
Haley says she will stay in race; VT political analyst explains why

Haley says she will stay in race; VT political analyst explains why

Nikki Haley is vowing to stay in the Republican contest for President past this Saturday’s primary in her own state – and at least through Super Tuesday. A Virginia Tech political analyst comments on what her end game may be. WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:   The post Haley says she will stay in race; VT… ... Continue Reading
The Look of Love and Swoon tours in exhibition’s final weeks at the Taubman

The Look of Love and Swoon tours in exhibition’s final weeks at the Taubman

From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar – With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and in the near future. Sponsored by the Roanoke Cultural Endowment.

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Roanoke City Council votes to approve  Evans Spring Master Plan

Roanoke City Council votes to approve Evans Spring Master Plan

Members of Roanoke City Council have voted to approve adoption of the Evans Spring Master Plan despite opposition from some residents. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has that story.

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‘Tri-demic’ is still a concern despite Winter soon ending

‘Tri-demic’ is still a concern despite Winter soon ending

Spring is less than a month away, but the flu season is far from over, WFIR’s Alex Torres has more on the so-called tri-demic:

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