Yesterday was “International Overdose Awareness Day”

Health-NewsYesterday was “International Overdose Awareness Day” and people that have been impacted by drug use met at a local park. Garst Mill Park in Roanoke County was the gathering spot … there was a candlelight vigil for those lost to a drug overdose. WFIR’s Gene Marrano was there:

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Police: two-year-old dies in Roanoke after parent leaves her in hot car

Roanoke-PoliceFrom Roanoke Police: On August 31, 2014 at approximately 4:27 p.m. Roanoke Police were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE to investigate a report of an unresponsive child that was found in a car seat in a vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence. Roanoke Fire-EMS was the first on the scene and pronounced the child deceased. Officers and detectives interviewed family members, witnesses and gathered potential physical evidence. At this stage of the investigation, it appears that the child, a two year old girl, was accidentally left in the closed van by a parent for an extended period of time. The child was taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Detectives continue to investigate this offense and have been in consultation with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office with the ongoing investigation.

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“Driftwood Tides” is latest novel from a Roanoke writer

Driftwood TidesA Roanoke writer’s fourth novel makes its official debut today. best-selling author Gina Holmes set her latest, “Driftwood Tides,” at Nags Head.  WFIR’s Gene Marrano spoke with the author:

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Click below to hear more of Gene Marrano’s conversation with author Gina Holmes:

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WW II bomber in skies over Roanoke today — and again this coming weekend

Memphis Belle

Memphis Belle

An airplane that once flew bombing missions in Europe will be in the skies over Roanoke today and again this coming weekend. The Memphis Belle is a World War II B-17 bomber, and it is conducting media preview flights today in advance of flights for the general public Saturday and Sunday. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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