Happy Healthy Cooks holds lip-sync fundraiser

Happy Healthy CooksThe third annual Lip-syncing contest at Sidewinders in downtown Roanoke tomorrow night benefits a program that teaches youngsters better eating habits … more from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Virginia Tech conducts national study that closely monitors truck drivers

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Researchers at Virginia Tech are conducting¬† a comprehensive study on truck drivers, one expected to provide mountains of information on the unique challenges truckers face and how they handle those challenges. The findings are expected to be be of national significance in efforts to make all vehicles and drivers safer, as WFIR’s Evan Jones reports.

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Roanoke-based “Crossing Streets” debuts tonight

WFIR-arts-and-cultureSome Roanoke City police officers took a “star turn” when Alexander Films shot the low-budget, independent movie “Crossing Streets” last year … tonight it debuts at the Grandin Theatre… as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Click below to hear more from Marc Hutchins and Kathyrn Hattam on “Crossing Streets”

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Vinton Police Department investigating fatal crash

Vinton Police DepartmentOn Monday around 10:30 p.m., Vinton Police officers on patrol saw street lights out in the area of Washington Avenue and Lynnhaven Circle. They began investigating, and once on the scene they found a Chevrolet van had crashed into a utility pole on Washington Avenue at Preston Road, which is located in front of the Vinton Masonic Lodge building. The driver, 52-year-old Calvin Wayne Carter, was pronounced dead at the scene. No further details have been made available.

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