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    Couple linked to several robberies in Roanoke County

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    10 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide

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    Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said. More>>

    Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

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    The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square. More>>

    Prison company pays $8 million in back wages

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    The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California... More>>

    Patient in CA hospital being tested for Ebola

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    An unknown person has been admitted to a California hospital and tested for a possible Ebola infection.

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    Ben Chafin wins special election for Senate seat

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    According to representatives from his campaign, unofficial election results show Delegate Ben Chafin (R-Russell) has won the special election for the open Virginia Senate seat. More>>

    Republican party's power after win in 38th district special election

    Republican party's power after win in 38th district special election Video included

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    The commotion around the 38th district race hasn't been silent since campaigning started after Phillip Puckett resigned in June. More>>

    Danville Utilities employees fired after internal audit Video included

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    The Danville Police Department is investigating the possible abuse of overtime pay and a possible illegal use of credit cards and the Danville utilities department.
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    Hunger a growing problem in Southwest Virginia Video included

    A new report from Feeding America shows that hunger is a growing problem in Southwest Virginia. A new report from Feeding America shows that hunger is a growing problem in Southwest Virginia.
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    Although the economy is slowly improving, many still struggle to make ends meet. More>>

    Franklin Co. woman arrested for abandoning 9 dogs in trailer

    Mug Shot from Western Virginia Regional Jail. Mug Shot from Western Virginia Regional Jail.
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    A Franklin County woman is arrested after abandoning her nine dogs in a trailer with no food or water for two weeks. More>>

    Guilty verdict for Rocky Mount man charged with putting child in scalding water Video included

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    A Rocky Mount was in court Tuesday morning facing child abuse charges after police say he put a toddler in a bathtub of scalding water. More>>

    Raccoon test positive for rabies in Gretna

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    People living on North Fork Drive in Gretna received a health alert regarding a raccoon from the area that tested positive for rabies.
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    Pulaski man running cross country to raise awareness about suicide, depression Video included

    Tony Smith is running across the country to raise awareness Tony Smith is running across the country to raise awareness
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    A local man quit his job so he can run across the country spreading a message of hope and life. It's a message that hits home for a Pulaski family who lost their son.
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    Roanoke-area police using body cameras during patrols

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    Some police departments across the country have adopted new technology for use on patrols.
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    Lynchburg College receives $5 million contribution from alumnus

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    The President of Lynchburg College says an alumnus left the school a record-breaking donation in his estate. Roanoke native Walter W. Ridgway Jr. left $5 million, the bulk of his estate, to the college when he died Feb. 23, 2013.
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    Crews work to help stranded whale in Virginia Beach

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    The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team has been monitoring a stranded whale daily since August 14.
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    Water main break closes Plantation Road in Roanoke

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    Plantation Road, between Liberty Road and Hollins Road, is closed to through traffic because of a water main break.
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    Piety pie shop opens at Towers Shopping Center Video included

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    A new business is now open at Towers Shopping Center and it's serving up sweet treats. It's called Piety and it's the brainchild of the owners of Bubblecake Bake Shop. More>>

    Special election underway in Southwest Virginia today Video included

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    Control of the state senate will be determined by voters in Southwest Virginia today. A special election is taking place in the 38th district to fill the seat of Senator Phillip Puckett. Today's race between Republican Ben Chafin and Democrat Mike Hymes is winner take all. More>>

    Tractor trailer fire closes Route 695 in Bedford County

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    BEDFORD COUNTY (WSLS)-- A tractor trailer fire on Route 695 has all lanes of traffic near Pike Road and Route 617 closed this morning.The Bedford County Sheriff's Office says the call came in just before 7 a.m.All vehicles, including Bedford County School buses are being detoured as the cleanup process continues this morning. More>>

    Roanoke City makes progress is helping homeowners living in floodplain Video included

    Photo of flooding near Meadowbrook Road last year. Photo of flooding near Meadowbrook Road last year.
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    On Monday night, Roanoke City Council accepted a Pre-disaster Mitigation federal grant for more $233,000. More>>

    10-year-old cancer survivor to be Cure by Design model Video included

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    The American Cancer Society fundraiser is a night to celebrate survivors of all cancers and raise money for research.  We introduce you to our first model Maci Winebarger, a little girl who has been through so much in just 10 years. More>>

    City Council awards bid for Civic Center naming rights Video included

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    Roanoke City Council recommended Monday night that the bid for naming rights of the Roanoke Civic Center be awarded to Berglund Automotive Group.

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    VH-1 donates more than $500,000 to Roanoke City music programs Video included

    VH-1 has donated over $500,000 to Roanoke City Schools. VH-1 has donated over $500,000 to Roanoke City Schools.
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    This year students at Roanoke city schools can expect a big addition to their music classics thanks to a network music program. More>>

    Roanoke City returns to classes with some changes Video included

    Roanoke City starts their 2014-2015 school session Monday, August 18th. Roanoke City starts their 2014-2015 school session Monday, August 18th.
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    The hallways of Roanoke City public schools are once again filled with students. More>>

    The most expensive vote in Virginia could be in Radford Video included

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    One voting precinct could has only three registered voters. It will cost Montgomery County taxpayers more than $3,000.

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    H&M announces August opening date for Valley View Mall store

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    Retailer H&M announced Monday it's Valley View Mall store will open Thursday, Aug. 28 at noon.
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    USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

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    A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock. A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she reaches the age of 18. More>>

    Businesses create 300 new jobs in to Grayson County Video included

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    Governor Terry Mcauliffe was in Grayson County Monday to announce three economic investments in the area. More>>

    Gun sales in Virginia are down compared to 2013 Video included

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    Gun sales in Virginia are down following three years of growth. Virginia State Police background checks are down 23 percent from 2013. Transactions at gun shows declined by 21 percent during the same period.
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    Roanoke County Schools ask for public's opinion on new superintendent

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    The Roanoke County School Board is asking for public input about criteria and qualities they would like to see in a new superintendent.
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    Virginia Western to build $33 million STEM-H facility Video included

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    Virginia Western President Dr. Robert Sandel said the college has been approved for a $33.1 million loan to build a STEM-H facility on campus. They will now hire an architect to place and design the new building. More>>

    Trial date set for Jessica Ewing

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    Jessica Ewing, the woman charged in connection with the murder of Virginia Tech student Samanata Shrestha waived her right for a speedy trial with a jury. The trial has been set for February, 2015. More>>

    Roanoke County Schools make changes to bus routes

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    Roanoke County school bus routes have been published online. The schools spokesperson says there are some changes this year to help with cost savings. To take a look at the bus routes you can visit the Roanoke County Schools website. More>>

    Roanoke City Police increasing patrols for first day of school Video included

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    The Roanoke City Police Department will have extra officers on the roads this morning to keep watch on kids heading back to school. The department will have between 6 to 10 extra officers out today designated specifically for child safety. More>>

    Roanoke City Council expected to accept $12,000 for bulletproof vests Video included

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    Roanoke City Council will consider accepting more than $12,000 to help pay for bulletproof vests for the police and sheriff's departments during today's meeting. This is part of the U.S. Department of Justice's Bulletproof Vest Partnership. More>>

    Money pours into Virginia Senate race ahead of special election Video included

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    We're less 24 hours away from the special election to determine who will replace Phillip Puckett in the Virginia Senate. But the race between Delegate Ben Chafin (R-Russell) and Tazwell County Supervisor Mike Hymes (D-Tazwell) is about more than who will represent the 38th district. More>>

    Update: WSLS catches up with survivors in Danville gas explosion Video included

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    The following is a news release regarding a gas explosion early Saturday morning at a Danville apartment building:Police say at 1:16 a.m. a vehicle traveling on Arnett Boulevard veered off the roadway and hit a Royal Terrace Apartments building in the 600 block of Arnett Blvd.The building was damaged in a natural gas explosion that was caused when the vehicle hit the building and severed gas lines at the meters, creating a leak that filled the building with a high concentration of gas.While f... More>>

    Businesses help students in Star City get ready for school

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    Hundreds came to First Impressions Hair Designs Sunday to get their haircut and Kand J Cafe provided lunch. More>>

    Traffic Alert: Lane closures scheduled for I581 / Valley View area

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    Weather permitting, day and nighttime lane closures will be in place on north and southbound I-581 in the area of Valley View Boulevard in Roanoke the week of August 18.
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    Deadly Salem house fire investigation

    Deadly Salem house fire investigation

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    One person is dead following a house fire in Salem Sunday morning. Salem Fire and EMS tell us it is investigating the cause. It happened in the 800 block of Lakeview Street. Salem Fire and EMS and Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded to the call which came in around 7 a.m. and found one person dead inside the home. More>>

    Roanoke city public schools hosts annual back to school extravaganza Video included

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    Thousands of people showed up to get school supplies in Roanoke. More>>

    Child hit by car in Salem

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    Salem Police along with Fire and EMS responded to a traffic crash involving child Saturday evening. More>>

    Va. facing larger budget shortfall than expected

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    Virginia is facing a larger shortfall in the current two-year state budget than officials had expected. But officials aren't ready to outline specific cuts.
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    John Carlin takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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    Daniels challenged news anchorJohn Carlin to suffer the same indignity.Carlin was doused during the 11 pm news, saying that he could not be called out by an NBA player and not respond to the call. More>>

    Statistics show fewer African American applicants pass police test in Danville

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    The Danville Police Department says less than 20% of its department is made up of minorities. This comes in an area where the population is nearly half minority. More>>

    Roanoke's Troy Daniels takes ice bucket challenge and talks to kids Video included

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    Houston Rockets star Troy Daniels stops by the Roanoke Boys and Girls Club to get kids ready to head back to school and took the ice bucket challenge on WSLS 10 at 6 o'clock. More>>

    Ronald McDonald House Charities celebrates 30 years in southwest Virginia Video included

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    It's a big year for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia. They are celebrating 30 years of providing a "home away from home" for hundreds of families every year while their children get critical care at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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    Patio-style homes being developed in Bedford Video included

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    The Villas at Oakwood had its groundbreaking ceremony Friday afternoon. More>>

    Roanoke gas prices drop

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    Gas prices are down compared to this time last year. Triple-A Mid Atlantic says since last year prices at pumps in Virginia have dropped 13-cents.
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    Man accused of killing ex-wife back in court

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    The Pulaski County man accused of killing his ex-wife in 2005 was in circuit court Friday for a pre-trial motions hearing.
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    Multi-vehicle accident causes traffic delays on I-81

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    A multi-vehicle accident causing traffic delays on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County Friday afternoon.
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    Air Force conducts takeoff, landing practice at Roanoke Regional Airport

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    Residents near the Roanoke Regional Airport reported hearing and seeing U.S. Air Force jets Friday afternoon.
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    Concern grows over proposed pipeline in Floyd Video included

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    There were over 100 angry or concerned people gathered to discuss an oil pipeline Thursday night.
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    Department of Education gives Virginia money to help cover AP tests

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    The U.S. Department of Education is giving Virginia money to help low-income students afford advance placement tests.The Commonwealth will receive more than $350,000. More>>

    CHIP working to expand program for pregnant moms Video included

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    Roanoke (WSLS) - Child Health Investment Partnership of the Roanoke Valley, a local nonprofit, is working to expand one of it's programs in order to get more money.CHIP has until the end of September to sign up 25% more womenin it's "Pregnant Moms" program.If the organization can achieve that goal, it will receive $18,000.The money would be used to market the program and pay for services for the additional women.Women in the program work with a nurse throughout their pregnancy. They receive p... More>>

    What's News Today, Friday, August 15th

    Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.

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    Gretna students mourn the loss of two teens killed in fatal crash Video included

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    On Thursday, grieving students replaced the cheering fans who typically pack the stands at Gretna High School. Hundreds of heavy hearts and tear-filled eyes gathered for a vigil to remember Donovan Stone and William Ward.The two teens died following a crash on Level Run Road last Sunday. "It hurts, it's hard' said Ebony Callard.

     

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    • Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

      Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-08-20 06:44:46 GMT
      Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce.
      Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.
    • 10 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide

      10 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-08-20 06:44:40 GMT
      Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said.
      Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said.
    • Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

      Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-08-20 06:35:59 GMT
      The National Guard has arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters have again clashed with police in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
      Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes...
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    • WSLS HS Football Camp Tour-Roanoke Catholic Celtics

      WSLS HS Football Camp Tour-Roanoke Catholic Celtics

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:45:21 GMT
      Roanoke Catholic welcomes home a former student who moved away to Richmond. The quarterbacks return should make the Celtics more of an aerial attack team.
           Roanoke Catholic welcomes home a former student who moved away to Richmond. The quarterbacks return should make the Celtics more of an aerial attack team.
    • Glenvar's Dooley Poised to Be Key Hokies Backup This Fall

      Glenvar's Dooley Poised to Be Key Hokies Backup This Fall

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:44:11 GMT
          A former Glenvar Highlander star is set to make some noise this fall on the Hokies defense.
          A former Glenvar Highlander star is set to make some noise this fall on the Hokies defense.
    • Redskins Edge Browns, Defense Shuts Down Cleveland QB's

      Redskins Edge Browns, Defense Shuts Down Cleveland QB's

      Monday, August 18 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:47:21 GMT
        The Redskins defense dismantled the Browns first team offense and left them with a real quarterback quandry. 
        The Redskins defense dismantled the Browns first team offense and left them with a real quarterback quandry. 

       

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