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Three years after embezzlement scandal, little reform has taken place in Covington's city structure

COVINGTON, Ky. -- When Covington's finance director was arrested in 2013 for allegedly embezzling nearly $800,000, city officials jumped in to clean up procedures and processes to make sure it would never happen again. Two finance directors and three interim finance directors later, the same departm

WCPO - 2017-09-21 11:28:01

Covington business owners look to improve shops with city grant

COVINGTON, Ky. -- City officials hope supporting small business will spur big growth in the Cov. The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday issued rent subsidies and facade improvement grants to seven businesses, including a wood-centric decor shop and a privately-owned grocery store. Economy Meat Market

WCPO - 2017-09-20 21:48:56

One reason the festival can afford to bring in such acts is that it has had

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church in Independence isn't one of the larger parishes in the Diocese of Covington. At about 900 families, it's only one-third the size of parishes like Immaculate Heart of Mary in Burlington or St. Timothy in Union, said St. Cecilia parishioner Ed Re

WCPO - 2017-09-23 11:00:16

Next Nine: New WCPO Insider event highlights future leaders

CINCINNATI - To get ready for Next Nine, we must re-introduce the first nine. WCPO is launching a monthly program to recognize the next generation of young leaders who could make this city the best it can be. The debut Next Nine event is Sept. 27 at the Backstage Event Center Downtown from 6-8 p.m.

WCPO - 2017-09-22 17:29:40

Crash closes Interstate 81 North in Rockbridge County

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. - A crash closed all northbound lanes on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County on Wednesday afternoon. VDOT The crash happened at mile marker 174.5, just south of the Natural Bridge exit at mile marker 175. Drivers should expect delays in the area.

WSLS - 2017-09-20 20:33:01

Woman's body found on Louisa road, apparently struck by vehicle

Louisa County sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a woman who appears to have been struck by a vehicle late last night. The woman's body was found Friday morning along the side of the road near the back gate of the Blue Ridge Shores subdivision off Firehouse Road, according to Maj. Don

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-22 17:26:00

McCormick sees challenges and opportunities for local Red Cross

MARTINSVILLE - With offices located in Martinsville, Stuart, Danville and Lynchburg, along with a service area spanning the seven bordering counties, when Michelle McCormick accepted the position of executive director of the American Red Cross Blue Ridge Chapter, she agreed to help people over sever

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-21 03:30:00

All of Blue Ridge Parkway open after Irma's heavy rains

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The entire Blue Ridge Parkway has reopened after the heavy rains of Hurricane Irma forced the closure of some parts of it. The National Park Service said the last of the debris from the storm was cleared away Thursday at Craggy Gardens near Asheville. Parts of the road were cl

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-22 18:51:28

May tries to reboot Brexit, offers 2-year transition period

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) - Britain is prepared to abide by European Union rules and pay into the bloc's coffers for two years after leaving the EU in March 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday in a conciliatory speech intended to revive foundering exit talks. The proposal got a positive, if mute

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-22 17:06:46

The Latest: EU's Brexit chief welcomes 'constructive' speech

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The European Union's Brexit negotiator is welcoming Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on leaving the bloc but says its content must be turned into action. Michel Barnier said in a tweet t

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-22 15:53:50

Med Beat: Lexington Fire Department gets additional opioid antidote

The Lexington Fire Department has added more doses of an opioid overdose antidote to its arsenal. The Virginia Department of Health, through a grant, supplied 14 doses of naloxone to the fire department. Naloxone commonly comes in a syringe that is squirted into the nose of the person who is overdos

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-21 13:36:00

Poland's premier blasts EU before talks with Hungary leader

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's prime minister has accused European Union leaders of being politically motivated in criticizing her government's overhaul of the judiciary as being a threat to the rule of law. Beata Szydlo made the remarks late Thursday, just hours before hosting Hungarian counterpart

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-22 10:41:09

After humdrum German campaign, Merkel hopes for fourth term

BERLIN (AP) - Chancellor Angela Merkel appears all but certain to win a fourth term when Germans vote Sunday after a humdrum campaign produced few divisive issues but saw smaller parties gain support - including the nationalist, anti-migration Alternative for Germany, which is set to become the most

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-22 07:17:51

The Latest: May briefs Cabinet to reboot Brexit talks

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on Britain's talks to leave the European Union (all times local): 12:05 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May is briefing her Cabinet on plans to reboot faltering Brexit negotiations, as she struggles to unite the government after a public rift. May is outlining details of

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-21 11:08:47

May to urge new partnership, transition period for Brexit

LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister Theresa May will try to kick-start faltering Brexit negotiations on Friday by proposing a new economic and security partnership between Britain and the European Union, plus a transition period after the U.K.'s formal departure in 2019, May's office said. Downing Street r

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-21 22:00:39

Averett layoffs target staff, administration

Buy Now Averett University's historical marker will inform viewers that the school began in 1859 as Union Female College, offering instruction to young women. Matt Bell/Register & Bee Averett University has laid off about a dozen employees in a cost-cutting measure that targeted staff and administra

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

Pence applauds UN resolution on peacekeeping reform

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Security Council backed reforms Wednesday to reduce inefficiencies, corruption and abuse in the U.N.'s far-flung peacekeeping operations, a key priority of the Trump administration at the U.N. General Assembly. Vice President Mike Pence cast the approval vote for the United

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-21 01:58:52

Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal - which he has called the worst agreement ever negotiated by the United States - but has not told even his top national security advisers what his decision is. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said W

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-21 01:47:18

Rouhani says Iranians are waiting for an apology from Trump

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his "extremely offensive" rhetoric and "unfounded" allegations about his country. Rouhani told a news conference that the Trump administration is se

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-21 00:38:45

Group is helping those with special needs lives their best life

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) There are more than 20 million families that have at least one member with a disability. A group in Roanoke is striving to help one of our most vulnerable populations. Feeding the chickens and putting away groceries is a normal day for Kyle Crenshaw and his peers over at Katie's

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-22 00:49:00