Category Archives: Local News

Booster shot approved this week – or not quite yet?

Mixed signals again on a possible 3rd dose or “booster shot” for the COVID-19 vaccines to help ward off the variant strains. Dr. Cynthia Morrow with the Roanoke City and Allegheny Health Districts said today that CDC and FDA approval could come later this week – but yesterday other FDA officials said the data doesn’t…Continue Reading

Tech, WFT lose key players

Bad news for the Virginia Tech football team. Tight end James Mitchell will miss the rest of the season. And tough luck for the Washington Football Team which lost starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick early in the 1st game of the season on Sunday. WPLY-MIN The post Tech, WFT lose key players first appeared on News/Talk…Continue Reading

Haunted house hiring paid help, unique applicants wanted

A haunted house benefiting Center in the Square is looking to hire help. WFIR’s Ian Price has details on “Blue Ridge Nightmares” 09-14 Haunted Help WRAP For more information or to apply click HERE The post Haunted house hiring paid help, unique applicants wanted first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Data not in on booster shots yet says local health director

Several FDA executives are among those who now say there is no data right now that shows a third COVID shot – a booster of sorts – is needed. A local health district director weighed in yesterday as WFIR’s Gene Marrano: 9-14 Bissell Wrap#2-WEB The post Data not in on booster shots yet says local…Continue Reading

Not enough testing capacity for non-vaxxers right now?

President Joe Biden’s new federal regulation announced last week requires companies with 100 employees or more to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine. As an alternative they can have non-vaccinated employees tested weekly but Dr. Noelle Bissell with the New River Health District said today that’s a problem right now. Bissell also said that the Health Department…Continue Reading

As COVID cases surge, more local drive-through testing resumes

New drive-through COVID testing sites begin operating Tuesday in the Roanoke Valley in efforts to help slow the spread — and its impacts on health care providers. With local cases surging, and more COVID patients requiring treatment, the Virginia Department of Health hopes more drive-through testing will catch more cases more quickly. The drive-through COVID…Continue Reading

Tech sails; Liberty grinds

No problem for Virginia Tech on Saturday – beating Middle Tennessee State handily 35-14. And  on the road Saturday, Liberty grinds out a 21 to 13 win over Troy: WPLY-MIN The post Tech sails; Liberty grinds first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Polls across Virginia show a trend of undecided voters

A recent poll from Virginia Commonwealth University had a surprising number of undecided potential voters in the upcoming gubernatorial race according to one former Virginia Governor. WFIR’s Rob Ruthenberg has this report. 9-13 WILDER WRAP 1-WEB The post Polls across Virginia show a trend of undecided voters first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

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