Dawgs avoid elimination to force Game 3 against Birmingham

3 points from Cam Bakker and 26 saves from Jacob Caffery helped Roanoke avoid elimination and take game 2 of their SPHL semi-final series against the  Birmingham Bulls last night 4-1. The Dawgs face a winner-take-all game three tonight in Pelham. The winner will advance to the President’s Cup Finals.

Former VA Gov McAuliffe not running for President in 2020.

UPDATE: The crowded field of Democratic hopefuls running for President in 2020 will not feature a former Virginia Governor. WLNI’s Clark Palmer has more,

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Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced last night he will not run for President of the United States in 2020 and will instead focus on helping Democrats in the upcoming state and national elections. McAuliffe told Chris Cuomo last night that he ” had been courted by state Democrats and he would be going home to work like a dog to make sure Virginia is blue.” McAuliffe also spoke about the difficulty of breaking into a current field of 20 candidates and how he believes he can make a difference in Virginia.

Bill banning usage of hand held phones while driving fails

An amendment that would have banned the usage of hand held cell phones while driving failed to pass the General Assembly.While the bill passed in the Senate Wednesday, it failed after House Speaker Kirk Cox said the amendment wasn’t relevant. Advocates say they are disappointed but will continue to argue for increased driver safety.

VT fans start Go Fund Me page to keep Buzz Williams in Blacksburg

A Virginia Tech fan has started a Go Fund Me page in an attempt to keep Virginia Tech Basketball Coach Buzz Williams in Blacksburg. The creator of the page says quote “ Oil Barons are targeting our beloved coach and are offering him big money to coach at Texas A&M , and Hokie nation should raise the money to beat their offer.” The page is asking for 3.5 million dollars which is the reported offer Texas A&M could make to Williams.

Kaine says fixing the individual health insurance market is key to improving healthcare in U.S.

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine

With the healthcare debate in the U.S. still front and center, Democratic U.S. Senator Tim Kaine says improving the individual insurance market is step one. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has more.9-28 Kaine Health Insurance WLNI Wrap-WEB

Authorities searching for missing Pittsylvania County teen

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Authorities in Pittsylvania County are asking for help to locate a missing girl. Officials say 17-year-old Brianna Hyde was last seen at her home Saturday night – if you have any information about her whereabouts you are encouraged to contact police.

UPDATE: Missing Radford Teen Found

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Update: Authorities say they have located Radford teen Rebekah Sisson who has been missing since last week. There are no further details available at this time.


Radford Police are searching for a missing teenage girl. Authorities say 16-year-old Rebekah Sisson who was reported missing yesterday was last seen Tuesday at Radford High school. Her family says they last heard from her around 5 o’clock the day she went missing. Sisson is 5’6 and weighs 115 pounds, if you have any information about her whereabouts you are encouraged to contact police.

Trial pushed back for suspect in killing of Nicole Lovell

Natalie Keepers

A Montgomery County Judge has moved back the trial date for the woman accused of helping to kill Blacksburg teen Nicole Lovell. WLNI’s Clark Palmer has more.

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