Newest police cruiser with a message debuts

Once again the Roanoke City police department has stepped up to promote services that can assist those in crisis – via decals on a patrol car. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Virginia ranked 12th strictest state on DUI

A new study of the strictest and most lenient states on driving under the influence has the commonwealth listed right outside the top 10. More from WFIR’s Ian Price:

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2018 challenger to Congressman Goodlatte: Democrat Peter Volosin

Peter Volosin

Long-time Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte already knows he will face Democratic opposition in November of next year. A Roanoke native has announced his candidacy. Peter Volosin is 31, with a background as a union representative, regional planner and EMT. He spoke with WFIR’s Evan Jones:

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Click here for the Volosin campaign website.

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Outgoing Taubman director looks back – and ahead

The outgoing executive director at the Taubman Museum of Art – Della Watkins – vows to remain focused until she leaves on September 8th. WFIR’s Gene Marrano spoke with her recently:

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Click below to hear much more from Della Watkins about her time at the Taubman:

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Kids Square children’s museum is open

There’s a new cultural attraction that’s sure to be a hit with the younger set. More on “Kids Square” from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Approach to Confederate monuments unchanged in Richmond

Baltimore, San Antonio and Durham, North Carolina are just several places where a re-evaluation of Confederate monuments is taking place after the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, but the process was already underway in Richmond. More from WFIR’s Ian Price:

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