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WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterDay five withour power and in one Roanoke neighborhood there's no question this heat is hurting and patience is running out. A tree is uprooted and now sits on top of one home on 19th Street in the Hurt Park neighborhood. Shantell English lives in...
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A CODE ORANGE air quality alert has been issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for the Roanoke valley today.The combination of no wind along with stagnant, hot air will lead to increased areas of ozone and particle pollution in the...
Most people love the spring weather but hate the allergies that come with it. For those living in central Virginia, that’s more true than ever this year. The lack of freezing temperatures this winter means the spring pollination season is in full...
Two local schools have received the first-ever U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award. Fishburn Park Elementary School in the City of Roanoke and the Gereau Center in Franklin County received the award, along with 76 other schools across...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterMitt Romney's expected to get the GOP nomination for president and when he does one Roanoke doctor will be cheering. You see the two have been friends since they were young men in the 1960's. "We first met in the fall of 1966 when we were serving as...
Tags: Republican Party, Allergies, Elections, Marriage, Brigham Young
Weekend Anchor/ReporterGovernor McDonnell signed a new bill into law that's cracking down on drunk driving. Anyone convicted of drinking and driving must now have a device put in their vehicle that will check the amount of alcohol in their system. No matter if it'...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Criminals
Anchor/ReporterWhat if there was a way to bring more than a thousand jobs to Southwest Virginia for perhaps the next 35 years? On top of that, these jobs would be in the region's hardest hit area of Pittsylvania County. A new study, prepared for the Virginia Coal and...
REPORTERA new study offers parents more reasons to watch what their kids eat. Swedish researchers tracked over two thousand boys and girls. They found those who are obese at the age of four are more likely to develop asthma and allergies by the time they're...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterThe temperature's are high. The sun's out and so is something else that's making many people miserable right now. It is pollen. Wednesday was a gorgeous day and that brought people outside at Wasena Park in Roanoke. Some were pushing strollers. Others...
A push on Sunday from students to get Virginia Tech to use clean energy. Hundreds of students from across the state were on campus for a rally. They're part of the Virginia Alliance for a Cleaner Environment. They are advocating for clean energy...
Tags: Politics, Virginia Tech, Activism
REPORTERIf you haven't yet scheduled your flu shot, or one for your children, now is the time. Dr. John Moore with Carilion Pediatric Associates says there should be plenty of flu vaccine to go around this year, even though there have been vaccine shortages in...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterIt's allergy season again. Ragweed is a big culprit right now. But how do you know if your sneezing and watery eyes are a cold or if you really do have an allergy? There is a test that can give you the answer.Brandon Beck is getting that test done. ...
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