Category Archives: Local News

McAuliffe tours FBRI

A day ahead of the first debate with Republican challenger Glenn Youngkin in Grundy, the Democratic candidate for Governor – Terry McAuliffe – toured the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute’s year-old addition in Roanoke today. During his first term as Governor the Commonwealth chipped in about half of the 90 million dollars for the Research Institute expansion.…Continue Reading

APCO wants another rate increase

Appalachian Power, a utility subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), this week filed its annual fuel factor update with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) and is requesting an increase in the fuel rate for its Virginia customers. Fuel costs are the portion of a customer’s bill used to recover the cost of natural…Continue Reading

Cavs coach likes QB production

UVA plays at North Carolina this Saturday night.  Cavs head football coach Bronco Mendenhall likes what he has seen from starting quarterback Bryce Armstrong in Virginia’s 2-0 start: WPLY-MIN The post Cavs coach likes QB production first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Police not sure what led fatal Roanoke gas station shooting

UPDATE 9:40 AM: Roanoke Police say they don’t know yet what led to the fatal shooting of one and the critical injuring of another in the 3900 block of Melrose Avenue after gunshots were fired late last night inside of a Shell gas station there. Authorities say a woman was pronounced dead at the scene…Continue Reading

Medical marijuana users can now get flowers at dispensaries

Last Friday September 10th, was the first day cannabis dispensaries in Virginia were able to sell cannabis flowers, also known as buds, for medical uses. WFIR Intern reporter Caroline Moore has the story. 9-15 Cannabis Flowers Sale wrap #1-WEB The post Medical marijuana users can now get flowers at dispensaries first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM…Continue Reading

BREAKING: Large police presence at Roanoke City gas station

WDBJ-7 is reporting Roanoke police have gathered and taped off an area at the Shell gas station off of Melrose Avenue. We will provide more information when it becomes available. The post BREAKING: Large police presence at Roanoke City gas station first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Caldwell makes run for reelection official

Its official: Donald Caldwell has issued a press release announcing that he is seeking re-election as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Roanoke in November. Caldwell points to his 40-year track record, also noting what he says is the poor financial management history of his Democratic opponent, Melvin Hill. Caldwell is running as an…Continue Reading

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