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Split Salem City Council approves HopeTree rezoning B'nai B'rith recognizes Alex Caywood, Israel Hairston and Simone' Hamlar Roanoke woman convicted in Jan. 6 riots at U.S. Capitol Roanoke wins eighth All-America City Award Settlement reached in lawsuit filed by tenant of former Del. Marie March State police identify man shot and killed by Roanoke police Mountain Valley Pipeline is done and ready, developers say Poverty mires many Virginians in segregated schools; some seek solutions Community gardens bring fresh food closer to Roanoke Reaching past the classroom in Montgomery County Radford University gets grant to collaborate on IT and cybersecurity 2024 B'nai B'rith Award nominees Ha sets women's scoring record to win Roanoke Valley Golf Hall of Fame Smith Mountain Lake group receives state grant to study harmful algal blooms Barber: Pieces fit for Virginia to head back to the College World Series CASEY: Election denier won’t oversee Roanoke city ballot-counting in 2024 Drysdale receives Rotary's leadership award A busy hurricane season is expected, but what does that actually mean? Voter outreach groups targeted by new laws in GOP-led states are struggling to do their work Trump or Biden? Either way, US seems poised to preserve heavy tariffs on imports Noncitizen voting, already illegal in federal elections, becomes a centerpiece of 2024 GOP messaging Trump-affiliated group releases new national security book outlining possible second-term approach Florida Democrats hope abortion and marijuana questions draw young voters despite low enthusiasm Have you ever wondered why the US has so many tornadoes? Here are the reasons Dozens of deaths reveal risks of injecting sedatives into people restrained by police: ‘It’s a recipe for disaster’ Local election workers fear threats to their safety as November nears. One group is trying to help As medical perils from abortion bans grow, so do opportunities for Democrats in a post-Roe world Total solar eclipse sweeps across North America Roundtable discussion answers frequently asked questions about the upcoming solar eclipse KenPom talks March Madness basketball and weather (he's a meteorologist!) | Across the Sky podcast References

Split Salem City Council approves HopeTree rezoning

The 3-2 decision clears the way for building up to 340 homes and commercial space in a project that is expected to be under construction for at least a decade.

B'nai B'rith recognizes Alex Caywood, Israel Hairston and Simone' Hamlar

“A ton of people instilled the right thoughts in me, to keep going and keep my grades up."

Roanoke woman convicted in Jan. 6 riots at U.S. Capitol

Casey Tryon-Castro will be sentenced later, following a 10-day trial in Washington, D.C.'s, federal court that concluded Monday.

Roanoke wins eighth All-America City Award

City officials represented Roanoke last weekend in Denver, Colorado, during the National Civic League’s annual All-America Award event.

Settlement reached in lawsuit filed by tenant of former Del. Marie March

The lawsuit claimed that March harassed and discriminated against a disabled woman living in a Christiansburg apartment Mach owned.

State police identify man shot and killed by Roanoke police

Travis Tauren Martin, 41, of Roanoke, was pronounced dead at the scene of an officer-involved shooting Saturday.

Mountain Valley Pipeline is done and ready, developers say

The company asks for approval to begin operations Tuesday.

Poverty mires many Virginians in segregated schools; some seek solutions

Over the years ideas to combat the problem have ranged from busing and school district consolidation, to rezoning, open enrollment, increased funding, extended school years and expanded school choice.

Community gardens bring fresh food closer to Roanoke

“You look around in this area, if you ride around for a while, you're not gonna find a supermarket,” one gardener said.

Reaching past the classroom in Montgomery County

Montgomery County schools had 189 homeless students at the end of the just-finished academic year. The school system is putting a new focus on helping them.

Radford University gets grant to collaborate on IT and cybersecurity

Radford University is getting a a $202,872 grant to support an initiative to grow the regional economy though IT and cybersecurity education programs.

2024 B'nai B'rith Award nominees

The B’nai B’rith Athletic and Achievement Award winners will be announced Monday evening at the Hotel Roanoke. Here are the 2024 nominees:

Ha sets women's scoring record to win Roanoke Valley Golf Hall of Fame

Ha became the first player to win junior and women’s individual titles in the 51-year history of the event.

Smith Mountain Lake group receives state grant to study harmful algal blooms

The Smith Mountain Lake Association kicked off its second annual A Day at the Lake Saturday by announcing $150,000 in state funding to study harmful algal blooms. The news came as a part of the day-long event promoting lake health and safety.

Barber: Pieces fit for Virginia to head back to the College World Series

For Virginia baseball coach Brian O’Connor, helping guide his players where he’s already been is a huge part of the payoff for his work.

CASEY: Election denier won’t oversee Roanoke city ballot-counting in 2024

Following the 2020 presidential election, Al Bedrosian said he believed Donald Trump “actually” won the election, “probably by millions of votes.” Roanoke Republicans later nominated him to the Roanoke City Electoral Board – and a Circuit County judge approved.

Drysdale receives Rotary's leadership award

The Rotary Club of Christiansburg-Blacksburg awarded its 2024 Professional Leadership Award to Dr. Daniel Drysdale, owner of Blacksburg’s Drysdale Eye Center and former member of the Club.

A busy hurricane season is expected, but what does that actually mean?

Planning a trip to the East Coast or Gulf Coast this summer? It could be a very active Atlantic tropical storm season.

Voter outreach groups targeted by new laws in GOP-led states are struggling to do their work

Advocates are struggling with laws passed in several Republican-controlled states that have criminalized much of the work done by voter outreach groups.

Trump or Biden? Either way, US seems poised to preserve heavy tariffs on imports

On issues from taxes to immigration, Trump and Biden agree on essentially nothing. Yet, they embraced similar approaches on trade.

Noncitizen voting, already illegal in federal elections, becomes a centerpiece of 2024 GOP messaging

Republicans are introducing legislation and fall ballot measures, ensuring the issue will remain in voters' minds in the months ahead.

Trump-affiliated group releases new national security book outlining possible second-term approach

One group trying to lay the groundwork for a second Donald Trump administration is out with a new policy book that aims to articulate an "America First" national security agenda.

Florida Democrats hope abortion and marijuana questions draw young voters despite low enthusiasm

In Florida and across the nation, young voters could prove pivotal inthe 2024 election, from the presidency to ballot amendments and down ballot races that will determine who controls Congress.

Have you ever wondered why the US has so many tornadoes? Here are the reasons

An active jet stream pattern in the western half of the country means that the first half of May will favor more tornadoes in the Great Plains.

Dozens of deaths reveal risks of injecting sedatives into people restrained by police: ‘It’s a recipe for disaster’

The practice of sedating people detained by police is quietly spreading across the nation, illustratingan often-hidden way fatal police encounters end: not by gunfire but with the silent use of a medical syringe.

Local election workers fear threats to their safety as November nears. One group is trying to help

A top concern for local election workers throughout the country this year is their own safety. A group formed after the 2020 presidential election is traveling the country helping them prepare for what could lie ahead.

As medical perils from abortion bans grow, so do opportunities for Democrats in a post-Roe world

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022, Republicans insisted the ruling would mostly impact those seeking abortions to end unwanted pregnancies. But that hasn’t been the case.

Total solar eclipse sweeps across North America

Millions across North America witnessed the moon block out the sun during a total solar eclipse Monday.

Roundtable discussion answers frequently asked questions about the upcoming solar eclipse

Dr. Robert H. Gowdy, a physics professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, explains what you need to know about the April 8 eclipse.

KenPom talks March Madness basketball and weather (he's a meteorologist!) | Across the Sky podcast

College basketball statistician Ken Pomeroy (aka KenPom) comes on the podcast to talk about his wildly popular basketball analytics website and his time as a meteorologist.

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