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 2021-04-14 12:22 

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White Claw launching high-alcohol hard seltzer for summer...

White Claw is releasing a new seltzer with higher alcohol content for summer, and it...

 2021-04-14 11:46 

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No charges yet in Minnesota shooting of Black man as protests continue...

Prosecutors expect to decide Wednesday whether to charge a white former police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb, sparking nights of protests and raising tensions amid the nearby murder trial of the ex-offi...

 2021-04-14 11:20 

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First lady Jill Biden to undergo 'procedure,' says White House...

The White House says President Joe Biden will accompany his wife, Jill Biden, early Wednesday morning to an appointment where she will undergo a "common medical procedure."...

 2021-04-14 11:10 

WFXR

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Queen returns to royal duties 4 days after Prince Philip's death...

Queen Elizabeth II has returned to royal duties, four days after the death of her husband, Prince Philip....

 2021-04-14 11:07 

WFXR

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Nashville meteorologist 'almost brought to tears' from response to hearing aids post...

Meaghan Thomas has dealt with hearing loss her whole life, relying on the use of hearing aids. Earlier this month, Thomas decided to share her story in a post on her Facebook page....

 2021-04-14 11:05 

WFXR

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Riot declared, 1 arrested after fire at police office in Portland, Oregon...

Police declared a riot for the second night in a row Tuesday after a crowd of about 100 people set out another "direct action" march from Kenton Park to the Portland Police Association office where fires were quickly ignited....

 2021-04-14 11:00 

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Windsor council affirms support for officer who initiated controversial traffic stop, will start community workshops on policing...

The Windsor Town Council on Tuesday affirmed its support of the town...

 2021-04-14 10:32 

WFXR

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Roanoke City Schools announces dates, venue for in-person graduations...

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Three weeks after announcing that high school seniors would be allowed to have in-person graduations this spring, Roanoke public school officials shared additional details about these ceremonies. According to Roanoke City Publi...

 2021-04-14 09:57 

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Disney adopts 'gender inclusive' rules, revamps park dress code for cast members...

On Tuesday, a Chairman of Disney Parks, Josh D'Amaro, revealed the update to the company's dress and style code, as part of a wider effort to make its employees and guests feel even more welcome at its theme parks....

 2021-04-14 09:53 

WFXR

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'It is crazy': Simone Biles excited as Olympics finally hit 100-day mark...

(NEXSTAR) — As athletes mark 100 days until the long-awaited 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Team USA's standout gymnast Simone Biles is all smiles thinking about the delayed games finally arriving. "100 days still sounds so far away, but three to f...

 2021-04-14 09:52 

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Bridgerton renewed: Netflix confirms seasons 3, 4...

If you are a fan of steamy love scenes too revealing to watch with your parents, you...

 2021-04-14 09:49 

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Time running out to take a chance at winning $2,500 in prizes with Smith Mountain Lake Getaway Sweepstakes...

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, Va. (WFXR) — The deadline to enter the Smith Mountain Lake Getaway Sweepstakes is approaching, which means time is running out for you to try your luck at winning $2,500 in prizes like accommodations, boat rentals, and restauran...

 2021-04-14 09:21 

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Peaks of Otter Lodge job fair scheduled for Wednesday in Bedford...

BEDFORD, Va. (WFXR) — If you're looking for a new job, a number of opportunities are available at the Peaks of Otter Lodge and will be up for grabs at a Bedford job fair on Wednesday. According to Virginia Career Works, Delaware North has openin...

 2021-04-14 08:44 

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1 in 5 Americans on prescribed mental health meds amid COVID-19, study finds...

A new study using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mental health prescriptions rose 6.5% nationally in the last eight months....

 2021-04-14 08:39 

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Pinpoint Weather: Showers and storms, a few strong to severe...

While the morning commute will likely be a dry one, showers and storms will increase in coverage through the afternoon in time for the evening commute. After a somewhat chilly start to the day, look for highs back into the low to mid 70s across the Piedmo...

 2021-04-14 08:07 

WFXR

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Friday Night Blitz : Regional Finals...

Friday Night Blitz Class 6 Region A-Thomas Dale at Oscar Smith-Saturday 2pm Region B-Patriot at Massaponax-Friday 7pm Region C-James Robinson at South County-Friday 7pm Region D-Chantilly at James Madison-Friday 7pm Class 5 Region A-Maury at Deep Creek-Sa...

 2021-04-14 07:04 

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WFXR Sports Digital Original : Liberty Christian Academy Head Football Coach Frank Rocco...

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — WFXR Sports Director Jermaine Ferrell speaks with Liberty Christian Academy head football coach Frank Rocco about the Bulldogs upcoming Region 3C Final against Heritage....

 2021-04-14 07:03 

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Patrick Henry wins Region 5D Golf Title...

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Patrick Henry Golf team wins the Region 5D title Tuesday. Maxwell Stevens takes the individual crown for the Regional Title. PH advances to the Class 5 state tournament....

 2021-04-14 07:02 

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Virginia Tech Baseball Team a Contender for the ACC Title...

BLACKSBURG, Va. Virginia Tech baseball is experiencing one of its best seasons in years. Currently ranked 17th in the country, the Hokies have won three consecutive ACC series and are at the top of conference's coastal division. "We got a lot of d...

 2021-04-14 07:01 

WFXR

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William Fleming's Victoria Board signs to go to Richard Bland College...

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — William Fleming senior volleyball and basketball player Victoria Board signs Tuesday a NLI to go to Richard Bland College in Petersburg to play volleyball....

 2021-04-14 02:51 

WFXR

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Coach O says LSU NEEDS this Spring Game...

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron met with the Media on Tuesday to preview LSU's first Spring Game since 2019 — last year's was cancelled for fans due to COVID. Coach O emphasized he didn't just want to seamlessly get in and out of the exhibitio...

 2021-04-14 02:13 

WFXR

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Franklin County High School remaining open amid COVID-19 outbreak...

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health is reporting an "Outbreak in Progress" at Franklin County High School. Director of Operations, Jason Guilliams says "Our staff has established a safe zone in the classroom, ...

 2021-04-14 01:35 

WFXR

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EXPLAINER: What's known about J&J's vaccine and rare clots...

A rare, rogue immune response is the main suspect as authorities investigate highly unusual blood clots following use of two similar COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca....

 2021-04-14 01:29 

WFXR

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West Virginia approves $7M to build new veterans nursing home...

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) West Virginia lawmakers recently approved spending $7 million dollars in state funding to build a new veterans nursing home in Beckley. It was a long time coming. The nursing home will be the second in the state and will serve the so...

 2021-04-14 01:26 

WFXR

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New $3,000 child tax credit: Payments to start in July see if you're eligible...

New advance monthly payments of as much as $300 per child could begin flowing to lower-income families this summer....

 2021-04-14 01:22 

WFXR

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STD cases at 'all-time high,' CDC says...

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at an all-time high, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday....

 2021-04-14 01:17 

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Pulaski County School Board discusses new policies for treatment of transgender students...

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) During a Tuesday night meeting, the Pulaski County School Board discussed new model guidance for the treatment of transgender students handed down from the Commonwealth. Dr. Kevin Siers, the district's Superintendent says th...

 2021-04-14 01:06 

WFXR

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New River Community College opens fall registration; announces summer registration is ongoing...

DUBLIN, Va. (WFXR) New and returning students at New River Community College (NRCC) can now begin registration for fall 2021 semester. NRCC plans to offer more traditional in-person course offerings in the fall than have been possible recently, with hybri...

 2021-04-14 00:23 

WFXR

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Moderna vaccine remains 90 percent effective after 6 months, company says...

The Moderna COVID-19 is 90-percent effective even after 6 months, the company announced Tuesday....

 2021-04-14 00:19 

WFXR

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Campbell County launches anti-litter campaign...

RUSTBURG, Va. (WFXR) Officials with Campbell County are working to clean up their region and have created a campaign to do just that. Local residents, organizations, civic groups and businesses are being asked to come together to be "part of the solut...

 2021-04-14 00:05 

WFXR

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Your grocery bill will likely be more expensive this month...

Your grocery bill may see an increase this month -- grocery prices are up for another straight month, according to data released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics....

 2021-04-14 00:01 

WFXR

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Expert says Chauvin was justified in pinning down George Floyd...

Former Officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because he kept struggling, a use-of-force expert testified for the defense Tuesday, contradicting a parade of authorities from both inside and outside the Minneapolis Police...

 2021-04-13 23:14 

WFXR

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Roanoke Valley Forecast...
 2021-04-13 23:13 

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Central Virginia Forecast...
 2021-04-13 23:12 

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Sen. Marco Rubio teams up with NY Democrat to help veterans exposed to toxic burn pits...

Rubio (R-FL) and New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand are introducing a bill they believe would make it easier for victims to get help....

 2021-04-13 23:12 

WFXR

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Southside Virginia Forecast...
 2021-04-13 23:11 

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New River Valley Forecast...
 2021-04-13 23:07 

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West Virginia listed highest in number of poorly-rated bridges in US...

To be designated as poor a bridge is evaluated in three areas based on a set of guidelines....

 2021-04-13 22:37 

WFXR

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Crews battle house fire in NW Roanoke...

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) Roanoke Fire-EMS is actively battling a house fire. According to the department, the call came in at 6:13 p.m. for a fire in the 500 block of Harrison Avenue NW. When crews arrived, they found smoke and flames coming from a home. Firef...

 2021-04-13 22:35 

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Alleghany Highlands Forecast...
 2021-04-13 22:22 

WFXR

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VDH: J&J pause could last 'days to weeks'; CDC confirms 45-year-old Virginia woman's death under investigation...

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Department of Health has provided an update on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after Virginia paused all J&J vaccinations while investigating rare blood clot reports. The state vaccine coordinator says the ...

 2021-04-13 22:16 

WFXR

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Va. reports 12,000 'excess deaths' during pandemic; Fatal overdose surge contributed...

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC)- New preliminary data is painting a clearer picture of Virginia's death toll during the coronavirus pandemic and it suggests that the period between March 2020 through February 2021 had far more fatalities than usual. Using histor...

 2021-04-13 22:13 

WFXR

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Where does Virginia stand in new 'best state' poll?...

What...

 2021-04-13 22:11 

WFXR

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Biden, Harris meet with Congressional Black Caucus about police reform...

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris joined the leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus to renew calls for systematic change, following the killing of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old unarmed Black man shot and killed by Minneapolis police S...

 2021-04-13 22:05 

WFXR

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Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority needs landlords to house families in need...

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The number of families in need of housing in Roanoke has increased during the pandemic, according to the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority officials. Before the pandemic began, the housing authority in Roanoke was ser...

 2021-04-13 21:50 

WFXR

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Virginia expands Medicaid access for legal immigrants...

RICHMOND, Va. — Ni Kin became a permanent resident in 2002 at 70 years old, but she was unable to work after moving from Myanmar to Virginia due to mobility problems. Kin required more medical attention related to her condition as she aged, but was ...

 2021-04-13 21:45 

WFXR

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Democrats push for passage of anti-Asian hate crimes bill...

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. say they...

 2021-04-13 21:41 

WFXR

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Christiansburg Police say two of the most recent cases of police impersonation are 'unfounded'...

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) Christiansburg Police have issued an update to the case of police impersonations across the region, saying the two most recent cases have been reported to be unfounded, meaning the investigation showed that the reported incident...

 2021-04-13 21:36 

WFXR

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Hokies emerge as ACC baseball title contenders...

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Three straight ACC series victories. First place in the Coastal division. And a Top 20 national ranking. Virginia Tech baseball is experiencing one of its best seasons in years. "We got a lot of different contributions f...

 2021-04-13 21:30 

WFXR

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Roanoke Leaders fear Johnson & Johnson vaccine halt will stop others from pursuing vaccination...

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — All Johnson and Johnson vaccinations are on hold in the Commonwealth, following a recommendation from the CDC and FDA, but Roanoke leaders are encouraging people to still get vaccinated. Health officials are investigating unusu...

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