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    Police say cultural differences and language barriers lead to distrust in some communities Video included

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    Roanoke City police officers said there are nearly 100 nationalities throughout the city. Due to past experiences or cultural differences some groups don't trust the police. More>>

    Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department fitness coordinator recognized Video included

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    A Roanoke County fire fighter and paramedic is recognized for his work organizing the department's wellness and fitness program. More>>

    Postal workers protest consolidating Roanoke processing center Video included

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    Dozens of postal workers protested in Roanoke Wednesday after the united states postal service proposed to take away the overnight commitment for first class mail. More>>

    Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriage in Virginia Video included

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    The Supreme Court has put a hold on same-sex marriages in Virginia, which were scheduled to begin Thursday. More>>

    City of Danville getting facelift, Wi-Fi Video included

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    The River District in downtown Danville is getting a facelift. More>>

    Danville Utilities schedules power outages for some

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    Danville utilities has scheduled a power outage starting at 5:30 Wednesday evening and Thursday. More>>

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    New online tool helps you keep up with vehicle recalls

    New online tool helps you keep up with vehicle recalls

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    If you've ever wondered whether your car -- or one you're looking to buy -- is on a recall list, the U.S. Department of Transportation is unveiling a brand new search tool to find out. More>>

    Lynchburg-area schools screening for Ebola

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    Liberty University is screening international students for the Ebola virus.
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    Va. students improve, beat national average on ACT

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    Virginia students continue to improve and exceed the national average on the ACT college admissions exam. The Virginia Department of Education reports that Virginia students scored an average of 22.6 on the test this year.
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    Roanoke Co couple honored as 'Angels in Adoption' Video included

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    A Roanoke County couple gets national recognition for making a difference in the lives of children. More>>

    Bedford Ride thrives despite lack of state, federal money Video included

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    Four years ago, Bedford Ride lost its federal funding, which accounted for 50 percent of the operating budget. Then the state funding dried up as well.But since then, the program has found new resources through grants, donations and a greater commitment from Bedford County and the Town of Bedford. More>>

    Destructive beetle found in Alleghany, Bath counties

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    Agriculture officials say the emerald ash borer has been detected in four more counties in Virginia. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Tuesday the highly destructive beetle is now in Alleghany, Bath, Fauquier and Page counties. More>>

    Virginia Cares gives employers incentive to hire ex-offenders Video included

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    Virginia Cares is seeing success with a program that places ex-offenders into new jobs. Looking Forward gives employers a key incentive to hire ex-offenders. More>>

    Man wanted in Roanoke County burglary investigation Video included

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    A couple once believed to be missing are now suspects in connection with a string of burglaries. Joshua Bolt is still at large and is believed to be armed and dangerous.

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    Virginia Western to unveil new student life center Video included

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    Roanoke (WSLS) - Virginia Western Community College is getting ready to unveil its new Student Life Center. More>>

    Chafin wins, gives GOP control of General Assembly

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    Ben Chafin's victory gives Republicans full control of the State Senate and the General Assembly. 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

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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>>

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    • US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

      US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:44:17 GMT
      Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.
      President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,...
    • His 101st birthday present? Another day at work

      His 101st birthday present? Another day at work

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:23:27 GMT
      Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job.
      Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job.
    • Holder says he understands mistrust of police

      Holder says he understands mistrust of police

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:14:00 GMT
      Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
      Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he...
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    • David Wilson aims for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

      David Wilson aims for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:37:55 GMT
      NEW YORK (AP) - Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field.The 23-year-old Wilson, who competed in the triple jump during high school and at Virginia Tech, intends to train in the event with an eye on making the United States team for the 2016 Rio Olympics.Speaking to reporters Monday at Citi Field, where he addressed schoo...
      NEW YORK (AP) - Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field.The 23-year-old Wilson, who competed in the triple jump during high school and at Virginia Tech, intends to train in the event with an eye on making the United States team for the 2016 Rio Olympics.Speaking to reporters Monday at Citi Field, where he addressed schoo...
    • 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.
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