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    Detroit-area man faces prison for death on porch

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    A suburban Detroit man who shot an unarmed woman on his porch could come face-to-face with her parents as he receives his sentence for second-degree murder. More>>

    Lawsuits seek any Michael Brown juvenile records

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    Lingering questions about Michael Brown could be answered Wednesday as two news organizations seek the release of any possible juvenile records for the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a Missouri police officer... More>>

    CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

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    As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than... More>>

    Bedford County school leaders prepare to close another school Video included

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    On Tuesday, people from Thaxton Elementary School and Bedford Primary School have a final chance to weigh-in on potential school closings.  More>>

    Obama to Europe: NATO to oppose Russian aggression

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    Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, bolstering... More>>

    Free spay or neuter program helps control animal population in Carroll County Video included

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    Pet owners in Carroll County have the chance to have their dogs and cats spayed or neutered for free. More>>

    Pulaski Mariners leaving, Shelor owners proceed with Calfee Park purchase Video included

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    The Pulaski Mariners will not return to Calfee Park for their next season. Meanwhile, the owner of Shelor Motor Mile still plans to buy the park.  More>>

    Roanoke Times columnist dies at 66

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    One of the most well-known columnist for the Roanoke Times has died.  More>>

    Radford University nursing students pass exams at rate higher than national average

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    Radford University nursing students are passing their exams on the first try at a rate higher than the national average.  More>>

    City of Danville tearing down old homes in hopes new business will come Video included

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    The City of Danville is working to eliminate blighted properties in its neighborhoods.  More>>

    'Find Morgan Harrington's Killer' to appear on Unsolved Mysteries Video included

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    Lifetime's true-crime show, "Unsolved Mysteries" is featuring the case of a murdered Virginia Tech student. More>>

    Roanoke doctor charged with child porn in court for hearing Video included

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    The Roanoke doctor charged with possessing more than 40,000 images of child pornography is in court Tuesday. More>>

    Westbound lane of I-64 closed due to deadly accident

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    One driver has died after an accident on Interstate 64 West that caused traffic delays Tuesday.
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    Summer season wrapping up at Smith Mountain Lake Video included

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    Business owners at Smith Mountain Lake would like to see the tourism season extend past the summer months. More>>

    Henry Hotel transformed and turned into apartments

    Henry Hotel transformed and turned into apartments Video included

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    The iconic Henry Hotel in uptown Martinsville will be completely transformed and turned into apartments. More>>

    ISIS claims beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff Video included

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    The Islamic State militant group released a video Tuesday that it claimed shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

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    Closing of the Virginian causes families to find new homes Video included

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    The Virginian, one of the largest low income housing developments in Lynchburg, closed this weekend after its Section 8 housing permit ran out. More>>

    Teen involved in weekend crash dies from injuries Video included

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    Roanoke County Police say the juvenile who was injured in a crash Saturday has died. More>>

    Roanoke delegate looks to add solar tax credits, incentives Video included

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    Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) is working on a bill to add more tax credits and incentives for solarization projects. He said North Carolina has 100 times more solar energy than Virginia. More>>

    Roanoke program grows to combat teen pregnancy Video included

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    Family Service of the Roanoke Valley was recently awarded a $300,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to expand pregnancy prevention programming for local youth. More>>

    Shelor Motor Mile Owner wants to invest millions in Pulaski Video included

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    The owner of Shelor Motor Mile wants to invest $3 million in the town of Pulaski. $1 million would go towards renovating a historic warehouse and transform it into a restaurant and retail store on the bottom floor. More>>

    Kraft Foods recalls over 7,500 cases of Kraft American Singles

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    (WSLS)-- Kraft Foods announces a voluntary recall of more than 7,500 cases of craft singles cheese slices.The company says the recall is a precaution after a supplier failed to store the cheese in accordance with Kraft temperature standards.No complaints or illnesses have been reported. If you have one of the affected packages, return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.Here are the affected items:Product Name:12 oz Kraft American Singles (16 slices)Best When Used by Date... More>>

    Community mourns loss of two-year-old girl left behind in hot car

    Community mourns loss of 2-year-old girl left behind in hot car Video included

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    Dozens of people in the community in Southeast Roanoke gathered and circled around to remember the life of a two-year-old girl. More>>

    World War II B-17 bomber takes flight over Roanoke Video included

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    ROANOKE (WSLS) - If you saw an unusual aircraft over the Roanoke Valley skies Monday, that was an old World War II B-17 bomber that has made its way to the area for the week. It is called the Memphis Belle, and it is in town celebrating the 71st anniversary of its last historic mission in the second world war. Several former B-17 crew members from Roanoke got the chance to take a ride on the aircraft.The Memphis Belle will be open for public tours on Friday and for public flights on Saturday ... More>>

    Vigil held for 2-year-old girl who died after being left in hot van Video included

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    Roanoke City Police are investigating the incident surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl. According to a news release from police, officers were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE at 4:27 p.m. Sunday for an unresponsive child. More>>

    Arkansas man dies in early-morning crash on I-81

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    An Arkansas man is dead after being involved in a crash on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County.
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    Accident on I-81N causes Labor Day travel headaches

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    According to VDOT's 511Virginia.org website, an accident on Interstate 81 North near mile marker 96 is causing major traffic delays. More>>

    Labor Day blood drive happening in Roanoke

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    A Labor Day blood drive is being held today in Roanoke.It's at the Historic Lawson Building at 401 Gainsboro Road, NW. More>>

    What's News Today, Monday, September 1st Video included

    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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    More money, reasons for Roanoke Co. to open libraries on Sunday's Video included

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    In less than a week, two Roanoke County libraries will open on Sunday's for the first time since the recession. The South County and Vinton libraries will open their doors from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. More>>

    Buena Vista Labor Day Parade kicks off this morning Video included

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    The event consistently draws large crowds as it's commonly referred to as the unofficial kickoff of campaign season in Virginia. More>>

    The Virginian closing

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    The Virginian, which is one of the largest low income housing developments in Lynchburg, closed today. More>>

    Roanoke child death investigation

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     Police and fire crews are investigating the death of a child in Roanoke. More>>

    Sweet Briar College student confesses to 'White Only', 'Colored' signs

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    A student at Sweet Briar College confessed to putting "hurtful signs" on doors of students and a water cooler.
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    Henry County pursuit ends in deadly accident

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    One man is dead following an accident last night in Henry County. More>>

    Lincoln Terrace neighborhood reunion Video included

    Downtown Roanoke is getting more businesses in including restaurants and shops. Downtown Roanoke is getting more businesses in including restaurants and shops.
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    People who lived in the Lincoln Terrace a neighborhood in Roanoke gathered to catch up with those who may have moved out.
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    Virginia Tech adds Hokie Village to home games

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    Virginia Tech has new activities for home games this year. The Corp of Cadets fired cannons for the crowd Saturday afternoon in the new Hokie Village. More>>

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    • Teen involved in weekend crash dies from injuries

      Teen involved in weekend crash dies from injuries

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:53:49 GMT
      Roanoke County Police say the juvenile who was injured in a crash Saturday has died.
      Roanoke County Police say the juvenile who was injured in a crash Saturday has died.
    • Kraft Foods recalls over 7,500 cases of Kraft American Singles

      Kraft Foods recalls over 7,500 cases of Kraft American Singles

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:43:53 GMT
      (WSLS)-- Kraft Foods announces a voluntary recall of more than 7,500 cases of craft singles cheese slices.The company says the recall is a precaution after a supplier failed to store the cheese in accordance with Kraft temperature standards.No complaints or illnesses have been reported. If you have one of the affected packages, return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.Here are the affected items:Product Name:12 oz Kraft American Singles (16 slices)Best When Used by Date...
      (WSLS)-- Kraft Foods announces a voluntary recall of more than 7,500 cases of craft singles cheese slices.The company says the recall is a precaution after a supplier failed to store the cheese in accordance with Kraft temperature standards.No complaints or illnesses have been reported. If you have one of the affected packages, return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.Here are the affected items:Product Name:12 oz Kraft American Singles (16 slices)Best When Used by Date...
    • Vigil held for 2-year-old girl who died after being left in hot van

      Vigil held for 2-year-old girl who died after being left in hot van

      Monday, September 1 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:30:57 GMT
      Roanoke City Police are investigating the incident surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl. According to a news release from police, officers were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE at 4:27 p.m. Sunday for an unresponsive child.
      Roanoke City Police are investigating the incident surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl. According to a news release from police, officers were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE at 4:27 p.m. Sunday for an unresponsive child.
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    • By talking basketball, nothing lost in translation

      By talking basketball, nothing lost in translation

      Wednesday, September 3 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-09-03 07:24:31 GMT
      The guy who tells Ukraine what plays to run speaks English. So does the guy who tells the Dominican Republic what their opponents will do.
      The guy who tells Ukraine what plays to run speaks English. So does the guy who tells the Dominican Republic what their opponents will do.
    • Putin, Poroshenko discuss settlement in Ukraine

      Putin, Poroshenko discuss settlement in Ukraine

      Wednesday, September 3 2014 3:12 AM EDT2014-09-03 07:12:31 GMT
      A spokesman for the Russian president says Vladimir Putin has discussed a peace settlement in eastern Ukraine with President Petro Poroshenko and found that they "largely share views" on ways out of the crisis.
      Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed a peace settlement in eastern Ukraine with President Petro Poroshenko and found that they "largely share views" on ways out of the crisis, Putin's spokesman was quoted as...
    • UK team unlocking secrets of North Korea volcano

      UK team unlocking secrets of North Korea volcano

      Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:42 AM EDT2014-09-03 06:42:14 GMT
      More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in its ash. But unlike other...
      More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in its ash. But unlike other major...
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    • Hokies Prep for Ohio State

      Hokies Prep for Ohio State

      Monday, September 1 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:40:12 GMT
      Virginia Tech knows it will have its hands full when the team takes the field in Columbus Ohio Saturday, Sept. 6.
      Virginia Tech knows it will have its hands full when the team takes the field in Columbus Ohio Saturday, Sept. 6.
    • Hokie Newcomers Make Waves Early

      Hokie Newcomers Make Waves Early

      Sunday, August 31 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:36:52 GMT
      Associated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech entered its season opener with 32 players on the dress squad who never had played in a collegiate game for the Hokies, including 17 true freshmen and a starting quarterback who transferred in over the summer.Considering what transpired on the field, head coach Frank Beamer came out of the game feeling rather positive about his team's potential for this season.Behind...
      Associated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech entered its season opener with 32 players on the dress squad who never had played in a collegiate game for the Hokies, including 17 true freshmen and a starting quarterback who transferred in over the summer.Considering what transpired on the field, head coach Frank Beamer came out of the game feeling rather positive about his team's potential for this season.Behind...
    • Brewer and Hokies win opener vs. William and Mary

      Brewer and Hokies win opener vs. William and Mary

      Saturday, August 30 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:53:49 GMT
      JIMMY ROBERTSONAssociated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Michael Brewer threw for 251 yards with two touchdown passes, and Virginia Tech beat William Mary 34-9 in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday.Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech, completed 23 of 30 passes, including touchdown passes of 13 yards to Isaiah Ford and 8 yards to Bucky Hodges.Virginia Tech pulled away by scoring on three straight drives and four...
      JIMMY ROBERTSONAssociated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Michael Brewer threw for 251 yards with two touchdown passes, and Virginia Tech beat William Mary 34-9 in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday.Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech, completed 23 of 30 passes, including touchdown passes of 13 yards to Isaiah Ford and 8 yards to Bucky Hodges.Virginia Tech pulled away by scoring on three straight drives and four...
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