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    Salem City Schools testing could be used statewide

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    Four years ago, fourth grade teachers at G.W. Carver Elementary School began using the MAP Test, which stands for Measures of Academic Progress. Given three times per school year, it allows teachers to more accurately track student progress. More>>

    Your Storm Team 10 Forecast

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    Search underway for missing Pittsylvania County teen

    Search underway for missing Pittsylvania County teen

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    PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY (WSLS) - The Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in locating a missing teen. More>>

    Report: At least 30 Ukraine troops dead in attack

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    Interfax-Ukraina news agency is citing a Ukrainian Interior Ministry official as saying at least 30 servicemen were killed after pro-Russian rebels fired missiles at them early Friday. More>>

    In Afghanistan, Kerry seeks path in voting crisis

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    Secretary of State John Kerry sought Friday to broker a deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates as a bitter dispute over last month's runoff election risked spiraling out of control. More>>

    German FM to meet Kerry to discuss spying claims

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    Germany's foreign minister said Friday he will tell U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting this weekend that Berlin wants to reinvigorate the two countries' friendship "on an honest basis" after asking... More>>

    Lebanese rockets hit Israel in offensive's 4th day

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    Gaza rocket fire struck a gas station and set it ablaze Friday in southern Israel, seriously wounding one person as rocket fire also came from Lebanon for the first time in the four-day offensive. More>>

    Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds

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    The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion... More>>

    As LeBron decides, Miami and Cleveland wait

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    By TIM REYNOLDS and TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writers When it comes to LeBron James, all that's certain is this: One fan base is about to feel scorned, and other is about to feel absolute joy. More>>

    Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

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    A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was,... More>>

    How will privatized parking impact Roanoke? Video included

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    On July 1st, the City of Roanoke transitioned to privatize parking which means the city no longer issues parking tickets. PARK Roanoke took over ticketing duties. It is the same group that has managed the city's off-street lots and garages for several years. Fees associated with on-street parking fines have been a money maker for the Star City.According to city officials, in fiscal year 2012, the city collected $400,932 from on-street parking ticket fines which include the ticket fee, late pa... More>>

    Obama offers US help negotiating Israel cease-fire

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    President Barack Obama offered the help of the United States on Thursday in negotiating a cease-fire to end escalating violence between Israel and Hamas, as world leaders warned of an urgent need to avoid another... More>>

    More pregnant inmates at Western Virginia Regional Jail Video included

    Western Virginia Regional Jail is seeing more female inmates Western Virginia Regional Jail is seeing more female inmates
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    Behind the bars at the Western Virginia Regional Jail are hundreds of inmates but recently more of those who are coming in are pregnant. More>>

    House GOP moves ahead on suing Obama

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    House Republicans took the initial step on Thursday to sue President Barack Obama over the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate of the health care law. More>>

    Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

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    Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration... More>>

    WSLS welcomes new Vice President and General Manager, Garry Kelly Video included

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    Media General announced Thursday that Garry Kelly has been named Vice President and General Manager of WSLS-TV, effective August 11, 2014.
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    Girls Rock Roanoke has space for more campers Video included

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    Girls Rock Roanoke camp is back for a second year in the Star City. More>>

    Car sales increase across Virginia Video included

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    This summer more new cars are being driven off of the dealers lots. 2014 is shaping up to be the biggest year for the auto industry in 8 years. More>>

    Micah's Mobile Backpack hoping to feed more children than ever this summer Video included

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    It may be summer break, but for those kids who rely heavily on school for their food, the summer months can be some of the hardest.
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    Addiction treatment center treats more patients after expansion Video included

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    The Life Center of Galax addiction treatment center expanded one year ago this month. The expansion is allowing the facility to serve more people who are looking for drug rehabilitation services. More>>

    Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

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    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV -... More>>

    Ferrum College partners With FloydFest to offer Learn & Lodge packages

    Visitors can learn about the region’s musical heritage plus enjoy comfortable lodging on campus just down the ‘Crooked Road’ from the famous festival. (source: Ferrum.edu) Visitors can learn about the region’s musical heritage plus enjoy comfortable lodging on campus just down the ‘Crooked Road’ from the famous festival. (source: Ferrum.edu)
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    Visitors can learn about the region’s musical heritage plus enjoy comfortable lodging on campus just down the ‘Crooked Road’ from the famous festival. More>>

    Your Week in Pop Culture: Music biopics set to rock the box office

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    Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and Miles Davis are coming back to life on the big screen, little kids love each other despite their race and Britney Spears isn't perfect in a leaked, un-produced track this week in pop culture.  More>>

    Roanoke Police investigating Grandin Village beating

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    A Roanoke 18-year old was beaten by a baseball bat Sunday night according to police. Officers were called to the 1300 block of Grandin Road SW for a fight just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday.
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    Developments bring different demographics to downtown Blacksburg Video included

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    There are several developments in Blacksburg that will bring more than just college students to downtown.
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    Roanoke Police, residents talk about gangs Video included

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    Gangs are something Virginia has been working to fight for years. The topic recently surfaced again in our region after investigators say members of a gang killed a reserve Virginia police officer.
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    FBI lists more than 90 gangs in Virginia Video included

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    The FBI lists more than 90 gangs in Virginia. According to the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment Report, gangs are responsible for an average of 48 percent of violent crime in most jurisdictions including robbery, drug trafficking and fraud. More>>

    Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks

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    Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret... More>>

    'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods Video included

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    The sprawling and bloodthirsty saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for such fantasy fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama... More>>

    Higher crash numbers not deterring anti-DUI campaign Video included

    The latest advertisment created by the Roanoke Prevention Alliance encourages young drinkers to make plans to get home safely before a night The latest advertisment created by the Roanoke Prevention Alliance encourages young drinkers to make plans to get home safely before a night
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     A campaign in Roanoke that aims to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes in the area will continue this year despite an increase in accidents in 2013. More>>

    Morgan Griffith hopes to expand Amtrak beyond Roanoke Video included

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    Representative Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) believes Congress can get behind and help pay for a plan to bring Amtrak into Southwest Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. More>>

    New program helps NRV communities make SMART energy choices Video included

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    A new program is taking a unique approach to encourage green living. Community Housing Partners is investing grant money in CHP SMART Homes. More>>

    Cleanup from fatal storms begins in Eastern states

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    Residents of this rural central New York town on Wednesday picked through debris from homes battered by a deadly tornado, and utility crews worked to restore power in several Eastern states hit by severe storms. More>>

    Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court

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    Utah has decided to go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue against gay marriage, meaning the nation's highest court will have at least one same-sex marriage case on its plate when it returns in October. More>>

    Texas shooting victim led police to alleged gunman

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    A three-hour standoff has ended and a suspect who allegedly killed six people has surrendered.
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    High-tech, data-driven tools help police fight crime Video included

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    Local law enforcement agencies are using crime analysts as fortune teller of sorts. Computers serve as their crystal ball as they work to predict where and when crimes could occur. Both Roanoke County and Roanoke City police officers are using a data driven approach to crime to help reduce service calls." More>>

    Ride to Give cyclist travels through Roanoke Valley on 900 mile journey

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    Dave Nazaroff of Nyack, New York biked through our area Wednesday on his way to Gainesville, Georgia.He's on a 900 mile journey to raise money for a little girl, Callie Truelove who lives in Gainesville. More>>

    Photographing deer in Shenandoah National Park Video included

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    I’ve been so taken with the opportunities to photograph the deer in the Shenandoah National Park, that I’ve now gone twice this summer.
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    Obama to border critics: 'This is not theater'

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    President Barack Obama, seeking to keep a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border from becoming a deeper political liability, pushed back Wednesday at critics who have cast his administration's response to the... More>>

    Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties

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    The World Cup's second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show. More>>

    Route 39 closures begin July 14 in Rockbridge Co.

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    The Virginia Department of Transportation announced daytime closures of Route 39 (Maury River Road) in Rockbridge County will begin Monday, July 14.
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    Radford Police issue utility bill phone scam alert

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    Police have a warning for people in Radford: If you own a business and someone calls to tell you your utility bill is late, it's likely a scam.
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    20 recruits graduate from Roanoke Valley Regional Fire & EMS Academy

    Recruits from the 17th Roanoke Fire-EMS training academy graduated Wednesday. Recruits from the 17th Roanoke Fire-EMS training academy graduated Wednesday.
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    Recruits from the 17th Roanoke Valley Regional Fire EMS Academy graduated from a 20-week training program Thursday.
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    Roanoke City police recognized by President Obama's top drug policy advisor Video included

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    Policy makers more than 200 miles away from Roanoke, in our nation’s capital, are taking note of what's happened in our backyard regarding drug abuse prevention.
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    Washington and Lee University students, president comment on flag removal

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    Washington and Lee University President Kenneth Ruscio announced the school will remove confederate battle flags from the school’s chapel.
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    Washington and Lee University removing Confederate battle flags Video included

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    Washington and Lee University says it is removing Confederate battle flags from its campus. The move was announced in a lengthy email from university president Kenneth Rusio to faculty and students on Tuesday.
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    "The Voice" contestant Josh Kaufman is finding success on the road

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    Summer 2014 Voice Tour is full of talent.

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    Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue suffering because of heat and tractor repairs Video included

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    R.V.H.R hopes to raise fifty thousand dollars before the end of the year because a donor has agreed to match the money.

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    US immigration policy a disaster, experts say

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     America needs to focus more attention on nations in its own hemisphere, three experts say. More>>

    Motor Mile's June 27 race still has race fans buzzing Video included

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    There are photo-finishes. And then there are picture-perfect finishes and history was made at Motor Mile Speedway Friday night.
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    Blacksburg IMAX site taking shape Video included

    The future Franks Theatres' CineBowl & Grille in Blacksburg is about to take shape. The future Franks Theatres' CineBowl & Grille in Blacksburg is about to take shape.
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    The future Franks Theatres' CineBowl Grille in Blacksburg is about to take shape as construction workers prepare the walls of the facility. More>>

    What's News Today, Wednesday, July 9th Video included

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    The stories that will make headlines today in Southwest Virginia and nationwide. More>>

    Roanoke airport sees more passengers flying direct to New York City Video included

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    The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is seeing strong numbers for its direct flight to New York City on American Airlines. More>>

    National Drug Policy to be announced in Roanoke this morning Video included

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    The White House's Director of Drug Policy will be in Roanoke today to release the 2014 National Drug Policy Reform Plan. The plan will serve as a blueprint for drug policy reform in the nation for the next year. More>>

    VSP identifies man who died in Washington Co., VA standoff Video included

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    A standoff at a home on Rocky Hill Road in Bristol, Va. that authorities surrounded following an alleged hostage situation Tuesday afternoon, is now reportedly over. More>>

    UPDATE: Route 311 back open after 2 vehicle crash

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    Roanoke County Police are investigating a multi-vehicle accident at Catawba Valley Drive and Rusty Road. More>>

    VA apologizes to whistleblowers facing retaliation

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    A top official at the Veterans Affairs Department says he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after making complaints about poor patient care, long wait times and other problems. More>>

    Roanoke County sees number of service calls drop

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    Calls for service in Roanoke County have dropped over the years. Police Chief Howard Hall said the decreases is partly due to their data-driven approach to crime. Figures show that in 2012 Roanoke County police received 30,348 calls for service. In 2013, there were 29,564 service calls. From January through May of 2014, there were just over 12,000 service calls. When it comes to the types of calls police receive, Chief Hall said reports about suspicious people or vehicles tops the list. Othe... More>>

    Thousands sterilized in the state for being "unfit" for society Video included

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    In the early to mid 1900's, the Central Virginia Training Center in Madison Heights were filled with hundreds of children and young adults. They were brought to the hospital deemed "unfit or mentally deficient for society." More>>

    66th Annual Primetime Emmys nomination announcement

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    (WSLS)-- Today marks a big day for primetime television shows and actors.Later this morning, the 2014 Emmys Award nominations will be announced, and expectations are running high for many categories, including best drama and best mini-series.Major NBC contenders include "The Blacklist," "The Tonight Show" with new host Jimmy Fallon, "Parks and Recreation," as well as "Parenthood."Mindy Kaling and Carson Daily will host a live webcast beginning at 8:15 on Thursday, July 10, to announce the 201... More>>

    • What's News Today, Friday, July 11, 2014

      What's News Today

      Friday, July 11 2014 4:22 AM EDT2014-07-11 08:22:32 GMT
      Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.

      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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    • Bosnian mom buries 2 sons 19 years after massacre

      Bosnian mom buries 2 sons 19 years after massacre

      Friday, July 11 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-07-11 11:58:07 GMT
      After 19 years, Hajrija Selimovic will finally have a place to mourn her family on Friday.
      After 19 years, Hajrija Selimovic finally has a place to mourn her family.
    • Report: At least 30 Ukraine troops dead in attack

      Report: At least 30 Ukraine troops dead in attack

      Friday, July 11 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-07-11 11:52:05 GMT
      Russian officials say they have closed three major border crossings in the wake of heavy fighting in Ukraine.
      Interfax-Ukraina news agency is citing a Ukrainian Interior Ministry official as saying at least 30 servicemen were killed after pro-Russian rebels fired missiles at them early Friday.
    • 4 suspended for rigging Vanessa-Mae results

      4 suspended for rigging Vanessa-Mae results

      Friday, July 11 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-07-11 11:39:02 GMT
      Slovenia has suspended four of its ski officials for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics.
      Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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    • Barksdale to Leave Hokies

      Barksdale to Leave Hokies

      Thursday, July 10 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-11 03:10:56 GMT
          Danville's C.J. Barksdale is the latest Hokie to step away from the Virginia Tech basketball program.
          Danville's C.J. Barksdale is the latest Hokie to step away from the Virginia Tech basketball program.

       

    • Argentina Advances to World Cup Final

      Argentina Advances to World Cup Final

      Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:45:46 GMT
       Argentina will get to take a shot a Germany after outlasting the Netherlands in the World Cup Semifinal.  
       Argentina will get to take a shot a Germany after outlasting the Netherlands in the World Cup Semifinal.     

       

    • Miami Football Players Charged in Sexual Assault

      Miami Football Players Charged in Sexual Assault

      Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:38:52 GMT
          Two Miami football players have been dismissed from the team and suspended from the University following sexual assault charges.
          Two Miami football players have been dismissed from the team and suspended from the University following sexual assault charges.

       

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    • He Said, She Said at the Movies: Deliver Us From Evil Review

      He Said, She Said at the Movies: Deliver Us From Evil Review

      Friday, July 4 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-07-04 20:15:38 GMT
      HE SAID:I promised you I would go see “Tammy” this week, but the reviews have been terrible and I don’t think I could risk seeing something as awful as “Transformers: Age of Extinction” back to back. So I switched gears and went to see “Deliver Us From Evil”, which tells the story of NYPD officer Ralph Sarchie (a real person played by Eric Bana in the movie) who investigates a series of crimes that seem to involve pow...
      HE SAID:I promised you I would go see “Tammy” this week, but the reviews have been terrible and I don’t think I could risk seeing something as awful as “Transformers: Age of Extinction” back to back. So I switched gears and went to see “Deliver Us From Evil”, which tells the story of NYPD officer Ralph Sarchie (a real person played by Eric Bana in the movie) who investigates a series of crimes that seem to involve pow...
    • He Said, She Said at the Movies: 22 Jump Street Review

      He Said, She Said at the Movies: 22 Jump Street Review

      Thursday, July 10 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:18:59 GMT
      HE SAID: “22 Jump Street” isn’t just one of the best comedies of the year, it’s one of the most adept, intelligent and thoughtful spoof movies ever made.
      HE SAID: “22 Jump Street” isn’t just one of the best comedies of the year, it’s one of the most adept, intelligent and thoughtful spoof movies ever made.
    • He Said, She Said at the Movies: Jersey Boys Review

      He Said, She Said at the Movies: Jersey Boys Review

      Thursday, July 10 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:18:55 GMT
      (source: www.idolator.com)(source: www.idolator.com)

      WSLS 10 producer Ryan Hunt reviews the movie based on the Tony-Award winning musical.

      WSLS 10 producer Ryan Hunt reviews the movie based on the Tony-Award winning musical.

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