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 2021-09-20 13:15 

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VDH reports 8,943 new COVID-19 cases, 306 new hospitalizations between Friday and Monday...

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Between Friday morning and Monday morning, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 8,943 new coronavirus cases and 70 new virus-related deaths, bringing the Commonwealth's total COVID-19 count up to 836,140 confir...

 2021-09-20 13:11 

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'Hey, hey, hey, goodbye!': Passengers sing as two kicked off Florida flight for not wearing masks...

A video on Twitter captured the moment two people were escorted off an American Airlines flight out of Miami for not wearing masks....

 2021-09-20 12:55 

WFXR

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Princess Beatrice gives birth to daughter in London...

Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have had a baby daughter, Buckingham Palace said Monday....

 2021-09-20 11:43 

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'Our mitigation measures are working': Virginia Tech president discusses COVID-19 data from Blacksburg campus...

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — As part of an update on the impact of COVID-19 on the Virginia Tech campus and the Blacksburg community, Virginia Tech's president announced Monday that the university's pandemic protocols are working against the spr...

 2021-09-20 10:53 

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Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine works in children ages 5 to 11...

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon -- a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters....

 2021-09-20 10:48 

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Photos: Not your normal Emmy ceremony...

This year was different — defiantly so...

 2021-09-20 10:25 

WFXR

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Some districts take new 'test and stay' approach to minimize student quarantine...

A new COVID-19 testing model is looking to minimize time missed from school due to quarantine. The resource intensive approach is sometimes called "test to stay."...

 2021-09-20 10:22 

WFXR

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Texas doctor says he performed abortion after 6 weeks to challenge state's restrictive law...

Dr. Alan Braid revealed he...

 2021-09-20 10:12 

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US lawmakers concerned about negative impact of Instagram on teens' mental health...

Some U.S. lawmakers are concerned about the negative impact Instagram is having on teens' mental health....

 2021-09-20 09:49 

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Family of seven displaced after Sunday night house fire in Roanoke County...

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A family of seven in the Fort Lewis area is displaced after a house fire broke out in Roanoke County Sunday night. According to the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department, units were dispatched at approximately 8:45 p...

 2021-09-20 08:56 

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'She touched the world': Families release statements after body believed to be Gabby Petito found...

After FBI Denver confirmed that remains consistent with 22-year-old Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito...

 2021-09-20 08:34 

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Gabby Petito timeline: Remains found in Wyoming fit description of missing 22-year-old...

Authorities say a body discovered Sunday in Wyoming is believed to be Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito....

 2021-09-20 08:29 

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Pinpoint Weather: Cloud cover and rain chances increase ahead of midweek cold front...

(WFXR) — Big changes are coming to our weather pattern this week thanks to a midweek cold front. For Monday, a wedge will set up across the region as easterly winds steer cool and moist air off of the Atlantic. This will provide more cloud cover ove...

 2021-09-20 03:39 

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Delmarva's ninth-inning homer ends Salem Red Sox season short of playoffs...

SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — The Salem Red Sox saw its season come to an end after letting a 6-1 lead slip away against the Delmarva Shorebirds, losing 9-7 and eliminating the Sox from playoff contention on the final day of the regular season. Delmarva score...

 2021-09-19 22:43 

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FBI: Remains found in Wyoming fit the description of Gabby Petito...

Agents are expected to give an updated Sunday evening on the search for missing YouTuber Gabby Petito after a body was found in Wyoming....

 2021-09-19 21:01 

WFXR

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Nation's health experts continue to push for COVID booster shot...

On CBS...

 2021-09-19 20:17 

WFXR

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Pinpoint Weather: Not as warm Monday with more clouds and a few showers likely...

A weak front will continue to fall apart across our region. In the meantime, just a few showers will be possible with the heating of the day. Most areas will stay dry. This evening, high pressure to our north will begin to influence our weather a bit more...

 2021-09-19 20:16 

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Virginia to add tests to find pandemic-related learning gaps...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Schools across Virginia will soon administer additional testing to assess how students in third through eighth grades are doing in math and reading after two turbulent school years. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the m...

 2021-09-19 19:31 

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Illinois family's emotional battle with COVID: Mother hospitalized after giving birth, father fears job loss...

A suburban Illinois mother remains hospitalized after a grueling battle with COVID-19 that she fought while pregnant. As a result of the virus, she had to be put into an induced coma and gave birth early....

 2021-09-19 19:20 

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Tractor-trailer crash causing delays along I-81 north in Montgomery County...

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) A tractor-trailer crash is slowing traffic along a stretch of I-81 north in Montgomery County. According to VDOT, the crash is located at mile marker 122.2 of I-81 north. VDOT says the northbound left lane and left shoulder a...

 2021-09-19 19:08 

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Chesterfield inmate dies in custody, investigation opened by police...

CHESTERFIELD, (WRIC) — An inmate in the Chesterfield County jail died Saturday night as a result of a medical emergency, according to the Chesterfield Sheriff's Office. A fellow inmate notified facility staff at around 10 p.m. that Rebecca Frank...

 2021-09-19 18:59 

WFXR

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At least 75 animals die at Central Texas pet resort in late night fire...

The deadly fire happened at around 11:05 p.m. Sept. 19 at Ponderosa Pet Resort in Georgetown, the Georgetown Fire Department chief confirmed Sunday....

 2021-09-19 17:25 

WFXR

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Why can't we just move water to solve a drought?...

Have you seen the U.S. Drought Monitor's map lately? It's not good. Especially for one half of the country. More than 98 percent of the Western United States is experiencing drought. In the Northeast, it's only about 15 percentof the land unde...

 2021-09-19 17:22 

WFXR

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COVID calculator: Group develops tool to estimate person's chance of getting virus...

A new online calculator has been created to reportedly compute a person...

 2021-09-19 17:19 

WFXR

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Tone-deaf, offensive and downright dull: The worst movies of the past 20 years, according to Metacritic...

The past two decades have given us some real bombs at the box office. Here are the movies so bad, we wish we could unsee them....

 2021-09-19 17:13 

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Appalachian Power announces transmission improvements in Pittsylvania County...

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) Upgrades are being planned to the electric transmission system serving Appalachian Power customers in Pittsylvania County. The Danville Area Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves rebuilding approximately three miles of transmissio...

 2021-09-19 16:47 

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Study uncovers the filthiest part of your bathroom — and it may surprise you...

(StudyFinds.org) A dirty and disgusting bathroom is enough to make any person squirm, but which spot is really the dirtiest? A new study reveals it's not the toilet and it's not the sink. The germiest place in your bathroom is likely the spot wher...

 2021-09-19 16:40 

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Roanoke County fire crews suspect brush fire around Bohon Hollow and Hillcrest Roads on Saturday afternoon was 'human caused'...

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) Crews with Roanoke County Fire and Rescue extinguished a brush fire Saturday afternoon. They say that crews were dispatched the area of Bohon Hollow Road and Hillcrest Road in the western part of the county for the fire at aroun...

 2021-09-19 16:29 

WFXR

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Flower shortage hits businesses as wedding boom drives demand...

A shortage of flowers is putting a strain on businesses trying to get enough to their customers....

 2021-09-19 16:19 

WFXR

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Nurses are leaving the profession, and replacing them won't be easy...

As more nurses leave the workforce, patient care will no doubt suffer....

 2021-09-19 15:48 

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Photos: Boaters rescue owl from South Carolina River...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) An owl is exhausted, but alive after boaters saved it from the Cooper River near downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Lacey Pileggi and her family were on their way out of Charleston when they spotted something unusual swimming in ...

 2021-09-19 15:44 

WFXR

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LIVE: Teams search for Brian Laundrie; Gabby Petito still missing...

The search for Brian Laundrie, 23, continues Sunday morning in Sarasota County as police and FBI agents follow a lead from Laundrie...

 2021-09-19 15:41 

WFXR

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Henry Street Festival brings music, fun and fellowship to the Star City...

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) Music of all sorts filled the air in downtown Roanoke on Saturday for the Henry Street Music Festival. Elmwood Park played host to the event which celebrated African American heritages and featured all sorts of crafts, cuisines and mer...

 2021-09-19 15:13 

WFXR

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Which states drive the most pickup trucks?...

Americans love pickup trucks. Which states love them the most?...

 2021-09-19 13:32 

WFXR

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One juvenile is dead after overnight shooting at the Pittsylvania County Fairgrounds...

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office is searching for information surrounding a shooting that took place at the Pittsylvania County Fairgrounds in Ringgold. The department says that a juvenile was fatally shot durin...

 2021-09-19 12:56 

WFXR

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'Certainly a twist': Agents search in Wyoming for Gabby Petito, in Florida for fiance Brian Laundrie...

Dozens of North Port police officers, FBI agents and members of other law enforcement agencies on Saturday searched the 24,000-acre Carlton Reserve in the Sarasota, Florida area....

 2021-09-19 12:50 

WFXR

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Vaccines in your salad? Scientists growing medicine-filled plants to replace injections...

(StudyFinds.org) Vaccinations can be a controversial subject for many people, especially when it comes to injections. So what if you could replace your next shot with a salad instead? Researchers at the University of California-Riverside are working on a ...

 2021-09-19 12:46 

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Police: 'Grease' actor arrested after throwing plates, food at deputies in Maryland restaurant...

(NEXSTAR) An actor known for his role in the 1978 film adaptation of "Grease" was arrested earlier this week for causing a disturbance at a restaurant, according to multiple reports. Eddie Deezen, who played class nerd Eugene, was arrested Thursda...

 2021-09-19 12:42 

WFXR

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What to look for when your check engine light goes on...

A Check Engine light can often be caused by something very simple. Let's run through some of the main reasons....

 2021-09-19 10:40 

WFXR

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Pinpoint Weather: Dry for most on Sunday; a fall feel is in sight...

Sunday will be dry for the vast majority of us; however, there could be a spotty shower or two in parts of the New River Valley, so locations such as Tazewell, Marion, and Wytheville may see a few showers possible. For the rest of us, we'll be Partly ...

 2021-09-19 03:51 

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Patrick Henry beats William Fleming to claim the Noel C. Taylor trophy...

ROANOKE, Va. The Patrick Henry Patriots battled their way back to claim the Noel C. Taylor trophy this afternoon at Patriot Stadium. The Patriots were trailing by 3 points in the fourth quarter, when Patrick Henry wide receiver Carmelo Taylor scored the P...

 2021-09-19 02:59 

WFXR

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Flames Run Home Win Streak to 13 With Victory over ODU...

LYNCHBURG, Va. A smothering second-half defensive effort and six total touchdowns by Flames' quarterback Malik Willis led Liberty to a 45-17 win over Old Dominion, Saturday night, at Williams Stadium. With the win, the Flames extend their school recor...

 2021-09-19 02:51 

WFXR

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Heritage holds off E.C. Glass to win Jug Bowl...

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Heritage held off a furious second-half comeback by E.C. Glass to claim the 2021 fall edition of the Jug Bowl, 49-42. The Pioneers had a 35-14 lead at halftime before the Hilltoppers scored back-to-back touchdowns to get with...

 2021-09-19 02:38 

WFXR

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Willis accounts for 6 TDs, Liberty routs Old Dominion, 45-17...

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP/Wire Services) — Malik Willis threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more as Liberty shut out Old Dominion in the second half to earn a 45-17 in a non-conference game. The half-dozen scores were his second highest career total,...

 2021-09-19 00:10 

WFXR

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Law enforcement and protestors gather for 'Justice for January 6th' rally...

Those in attendance say this event is about getting a message out to all Americans, the need for fairness for nonviolent offenders from January 6th....

 2021-09-18 23:18 

WFXR

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Backup QB Ironside leads VMI to 31-21 victory over Cornell...

ITHICA, N.Y. (AP) Redshirt freshman backup quarterback Collin Ironside passed for 230 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score to lead VMI to a 31-21 nonconference victory over Cornell in the Big Red's season opener. It was Cornell's fir...

 2021-09-18 23:17 

WFXR

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WVU builds big lead, holds on to beat No. 15 Va Tech 27-21...

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia's comfortable lead evaporated, the sellout crowd's cheers had turned to boos and possession of the Black Diamond Trophy came down to a goal-line stand. Braxton Burmeister nearly brought No. 15 Virginia Tech bac...

 2021-09-18 21:57 

WFXR

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W&L Football Cruises Past Guilford, 63-7...

LEXINGTON, Va. Washington and Lee amassed 49 points and 481 yards by halftime in cruising to a 63-7 victory over Guilford in ODAC football action on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field. The Generals marched 53 yards on five plays, scoring on the first poss...

 2021-09-18 20:44 

WFXR

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Family of woman who died in Virginia jail settles lawsuit...

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The family of a woman who died at a Virginia jail after staff ignored her drug withdrawal symptoms has agreed to settle a lawsuit for $500,000. Pamela Riddick was booked into the Portsmouth City Jail on Aug. 21, 2017, on outst...

 2021-09-18 20:13 

WFXR

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Lynchburg area towing community remembers 'most honorable' tow truck driver who died from COVID-19...

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — More than 40 tow trucks traveled from Lynchburg's Memorial Ave., over the John Lynch Bridge, and into Madison Heights to honor a well-loved and well-respected tow truck driver. 68-year-old Gary "Bubbles" Vaughan p...

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