Council member Robert Jeffrey Jr. indicted on two felony counts

Council member Robert Jeffrey Jr. indicted on two felony counts

A Grand Jury in Roanoke has indicted Roanoke City Councilman Robert Jeffrey Jr. on two felony counts of obtaining money by false pretense from the Economic Development Authority for the City of Roanoke. The dates of the alleged offenses took place in November and December of 2020. Commonwealth’s Attorney Donald Caldwell said in a statement…Continue Reading

DMV adds back some in person options

DMV adds back some in person options

If you still go to the DMV in person for some functions beginning tomorrow Department of Motor Vehicles customers may choose to schedule an appointment for service or opt for walk-in service on alternating days at all 75 customer service centers. Appointment-only service will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; walk-in service only on…Continue Reading

LU, UVA, WFT score wins over weekend

LU, UVA, WFT score wins over weekend

Liberty beat UAB 36-12 on the road Saturday in Birmingham. UVA topped Miami 30-28 after the Hurricanes missed a last second field goal. And a Taylor Heinicke touchdown pass in the last minute of the game rallied the Washington Football Team to a win over Atlanta. WPLY-MIN The post LU, UVA, WFT score wins over…Continue Reading

Roanoke man cited after TSA catches him with loaded handgun at ROA

Roanoke man cited after TSA catches him with loaded handgun at ROA

ROANOKE, Va. – Transportation Security Administration officers stopped a Roanoke resident from carrying his .45 caliber handgun onto an airplane at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport on Saturday, October 2. The handgun was loaded with six bullets. TSA officials detected the gun in the man’s carry-on bag. They immediately alerted the airport police, who responded to the…Continue Reading

Carilion physicians on pregnancy, fertility and COVID vaccines

Carilion physicians on pregnancy, fertility and COVID vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccine, fertility and pregnancy – and misinformation. It prompted Carilion Clinic OB-GYN physician Dr. Jaclyn Nunziato and Dr. Emily Evans-Hoeker, a Reproductive Medicine and Fertility Specialist for Carilion – to reach out to us, wanting to set the record straight. They spoke with WFIR’s Gene Marrano last week … here is a very…Continue Reading

Man charged in fatal shooting of Virginia girl

Man charged in fatal shooting of Virginia girl

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The owner of the gun that authorities say a 14-year-old boy allegedly used to kill a 13-year-old girl has been charged with a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Richard M. Pierce appeared in the Henrico County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court…Continue Reading

Islamic State figure charged with supporting terrorist group

Islamic State figure charged with supporting terrorist group

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A leading Islamic State media figure and foreign fighter has been charged in U.S. federal court in Virginia with conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization resulting in death, federal officials said Saturday. Mohammed Khalifa, a Saudi-born Canadian citizen who was a leading figure in the Islamic State…Continue Reading

A small Fire at CIA headquarters injures 2

A small Fire at CIA headquarters injures 2

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Two people were injured after a small fire at CIA headquarters in McLean, Virginia, the Fairfax County fire department said Saturday.Capt. Steven Bonkoski told The Washington Post that a small fire in a building was put out by sprinklers about 12:30 a.m.Two agency employees were taken to a hospital for evaluation…Continue Reading

Virginia seeks disaster declaration after extreme rainfall

Virginia seeks disaster declaration after extreme rainfall

Virginia’s governor is asking for federal assistance to help Buchanan County recover from extreme rainfall that destroyed homes and caused an estimated $13.8 million in damage to public infrastructure in August. According to a news release, Gov. Ralph Northam requested Thursday that President Joe Biden approve federal assistance through a major disaster declaration to help…Continue Reading