Roanoke native says violence in Charlottesville feels like verge of “race war”

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A woman who grew up in Roanoke was in Charlottesville last weekend during the deadly clash between a white nationalist rally and counter protesters. Taylor Zimmer says the violent rallies combined with the national media coverage makes it feel like we’re on the verge of a race war. More from WLNI’s Ian Price:

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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 WLNI’s Ian Price:

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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 WLNI’s Ian Price:

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Man accused of fatal car attack during Charlottesville rallies is denied bond

James Fields Jr.

The attorney assigned to represent the Ohio man accused of plowing his car into counter-protesters in Charlottesville is a plaintiff in the lawsuit against the city regarding removal of Confederate statues. WLNI’s Ian Price with more:

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UPDATE: State Police helicopter that crashed issued no distress signal

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UPDATE: The National Transportation Safety Board says the State Police helicopter that crashed near Charlottesville Saturday issued no distress signal before going down, killing both troopers on board. The investigation is expected to take at least one

Governor McAuliffe says he was close with the two Virginia State Troopers who died over the weekend in a helicopter crash responding to violence in Charlottesville. More from WLNI’s Ian Price:

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Health officials warn of West Nile virus positive mosquitoes

Pools of mosquitoes near Richmond have tested positive for West Nile virus. No reports of mosquitoes in our area carrying the disease, but just to be safe WFIR’s Ian Price has details on how you can avoid the insects:

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Libertarian candidate discusses not being invited to gubernatorial debate

Cliff Hyra

Two candidates for governor were at the most recent debate — now the third candidate who was NOT invited is weighing in on why he should have been. More from WFIR’s Ian Price:

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Mystery behind GOP Senate healthcare vote today draws concern

The Senate is expected to vote today on whether or not to repeal – or repeal and replace – the Affordable Care Act, but as WFIR’s Ian Price reports they won’t have any support from senators here in the commonwealth:

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“Great American Eclipse” providing researchers a rare opportunity

While many are making plans to watch the eclipse next month researchers at Virginia Tech are preparing to study its effects. WLNI’s Ian Price has details:

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Virginia ranked near the bottom of “Most Fun” states survey

Do you think Virginia is a fun place to live? Because a ranking of the most fun states in America has the commonwealth behind a large majority of the nation. WLNI’s Ian Price has more:

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Full survey results can be found here

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