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    The economy and rural communities are benefiting from more than 10 years since the first class began at the VCOM in Blacksburg. According to research from National Center for Rural Health Works, the total VCOM economic impact for Virginia from June 2011 to June 2012 was $119,971,273. Here's a break down $1,312,650 in visitor spending $35,842,137 in student spending $ More>>

    Charges against Michael Heller dropped

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    Michael Heller had been charged with being an accessory after the fact in the murder of Virginia Tech student Samanata Shrestha. At a court hearing in the New River Valley today, the charges against him were dropped .Charges are still pending against Virginia tech student Jessica Ewing and graduate Keifer Brown in the case.CLICK HERE FOR EARLIER COVERAGE More>>

    Sex offender arrested after being found at child day care center

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    A man whose record indicates he's a violent sex offender, has been arrested after being found at Shining Star Family Center on Williamson Road.Police say James Marion Floyd the 4th has been charged with being present on the property of a child day care center during business hours, and with two counts of failing to register his address as a violent sex offender. Police arrested him on Tuesday.Shining Star Family Center is a religious-based child care facility that also offers dance lessons an... More>>

    3 Blacksburg companies raise major capital

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    Three Blacksburg companies have raised major capital recently. More>>

    Roanoke County Schools job fair

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    Roanoke County Schools is holding a job fair hiring for school bus drivers and aides, cafeteria staff and school nurses. The biggest need is bus drivers although they wouldn't say how many positions they are hiring for. In the first two hours of the job fair they had more than 30 people stop by. The job fair ends at 7 p.m. And is at the central office (5937 Cove Road) More>>

    Transitional Living Center to celebrate 25 years of service Video included

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    Over the last 25 years, the Transitional Living Center has provided thousands of homeless people with temporary shelter while they look for work and a permanent home.

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    UPDATE: Sheryl Crow tickets sell out for Elmwood Park concert Video included

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    Tickets are on sale today for Sheryl Crowe's performance at Elmwood Park. Tickets are $15 at the Jefferson Center or online. More>>

    Audible Egg Hunt coming to the Roanoke Valley this weekend Video included

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    The kids will hunt for beeping eggs developed by the Virginia State Police, a unique twist on a popular holiday tradition. More>>

    Roanoke Arts Commission to plan for future public art Video included

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    The Roanoke Arts Commission is asking for your input tonight as it looks to update the city's public art plan. More>>

    What's News Today, Thursday, April 17th Video included

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    The stories that will be making headlines today in Southwest Virginia and across the country. More>>

    Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

    Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist... More>>

    Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

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    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. More>>

    Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

    There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday. More>>

    Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

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    President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern. More>>

    Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    Ukrainian unity was on display Thursday night as peaceful demonstrations were held in at least four eastern cities condemning Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs. More>>

    Schools tweak strategies for weather days

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    Future bouts of unpredictable weather could produce a hodgepodge of solutions for making up lost school days, similar to what happened this year. More>>

    Ukraine: More stringent border checks for Russians

    Ukraine is introducing stringent checks for Russian citizens who want to cross the border into Ukraine. More>>

    Texas town recovering, year after deadly blast Video included

    As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion. More>>

    New emails released in IRS scandal

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    An activist group has released new e-mails in the IRS targeting scandal. More>>

    Samples collected from oil slick not from plane

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    Let the games begin: It's NBA playoff time

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    Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking Video included

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    • Sex offender arrested after being found at child day care center

      Sex offender arrested after being found at child day care center

      Thursday, April 17 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:30:22 GMT
      A man whose record indicates he's a violent sex offender, has been arrested after being found at Shining Star Family Center on Williamson Road.Police say James Marion Floyd the 4th has been charged with being present on the property of a child day care center during business hours, and with two counts of failing to register his address as a violent sex offender. Police arrested him on Tuesday.Shining Star Family Center is a religious-based child care facility that also offers dance lessons an...
      A man whose record indicates he's a violent sex offender, has been arrested after being found at Shining Star Family Center on Williamson Road.Police say James Marion Floyd the 4th has been charged with being present on the property of a child day care center during business hours, and with two counts of failing to register his address as a violent sex offender. Police arrested him on Tuesday.Shining Star Family Center is a religious-based child care facility that also offers dance lessons an...
    • VA: Man will get warning instead of $525 citation for $.89 drink refill

      VA: Man will get warning instead of $525 citation for $.89 drink refill

      Thursday, April 17 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:43:50 GMT
      Officials with the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston say a North Charleston man who was initially federally charged with a $525 fine for an $.89 drink refill will instead be given a warning.
      Officials with the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston say a North Charleston man who was initially federally charged with a $525 fine for an $.89 drink refill will instead be given a warning.
    • VCOM Makes a Difference

      VCOM Makes a Difference

      Thursday, April 17 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:29:56 GMT
      The economy and rural communities are benefiting from more than 10 years since the first class began at the VCOM in Blacksburg. According to research from National Center for Rural Health Works, the total
      The economy and rural communities are benefiting from more than 10 years since the first class began at the VCOM in Blacksburg. According to research from National Center for Rural Health Works, the total VCOM economic impact for Virginia from June 2011 to June 2012 was $119,971,273. Here's a break down $1,312,650 in visitor spending $35,842,137 in student spending $
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