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    FBI now assisting in search for missing UVA student, Hannah Graham

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    The FBI is now assisting Charlottessville Police in the search for missing UVA student, Hannah Elizabeth Graham. More>>

    Bedford search may be related to 1975 cold case

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    The Bedford County Sheriff's Office and the Virginia State Police are assisting the Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department with a homicide investigation. More>>

    Lyon Sisters: Police to Search Property Once Owned by Family of Person of Interest

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    Montgomery County detectives will search a Virginia property in connection with the 1975 disappearance of two young sisters, sources say. More>>

    Residents rally against proposed pipeline in Nelson County

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    Dozens of people attended an public meeting in Nelson County to learn more about a proposed pipeline.  More>>

    Citizen's Academy leads to support for Franklin County Sheriff's Department and community members

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    Tuesday is the first night for volunteers enrolled in this fall's Citizen's Academy. Some choose to continue that training through the Citizens on Patrol Academy.

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    83-year-old woman dragged by truck after purse stolen in Roanoke

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        An 83-year-old woman was dragged a few feet by a pickup truck after her purse was stolen in Roanoke. More>>

    Concord woman charged in connection with four burglaries

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    Investigators with the Lynchburg Police Department have arrested and charged a woman for a series of burglaries. 38-year-old Katie Carico Hyatt, of Concord, is charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny. More>>

    Heritage High School to close early after water main break

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    Students at Heritage High School will go home early Tuesday. Lynchburg City Schools Media Relations Coordinator, Cindy Babb, says a water main was hit during site work.
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    Friends of Nelson to rally Tuesday before pipeline meeting

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    According to “Friends of Nelson”, a group who opposes the pipeline project, they are planning a “booth style” floor plan to speak with folks one on one. More>>

    Lynchburg Voters League helps get more people registered Video included

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    The Lynchburg Voters League and several local civic groups are helping citizens get registered to vote every Tuesday through October 7. More>>

    CareerFest 2014 opens today at Salem Civic Center Video included

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    Dress for success this morning as the 2014 CareerFest is Tuesday in Salem. More>>

    New Horizons Healthcare expands staff with new grant Video included

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    New Horizons Healthcare plans to expand its staff within the next four months thanks to a new federal grant. The $210,000 grant will allow the group to hire six new employees. More>>

    Apple boosts record iPhone 6 preorder sales

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    (WSLS)-- It's been just one week since Apple representatives made a major announcement about the new iPhone 6 and i-Phone 6 plus, and already the company is seeing record sales.Friday, Apple began pre-orders for the new smartphone. In the first day alone, a record four million new phones were purchased. Apple leaders say because of the huge number of preorders, not everyone who ordered the new phones will get them this Friday as planned. Some people will have to wait until next month because ... More>>

    Botetourt Co. and Western Virginia Water Authority meet with residents to hear concerns Video included

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    Officials in Botetourt County lead the discussion about a potential merger between the county utilities and the Western Virginia Water Authority. More>>

    Vote for your favorite Member One "Best Moment of Their Lives" entry Video included

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    A local credit union wants to know which moment is deserving of $500. Member One Federal Credit Union posted the top seven entries of the "Best Moments of Their Lives" contest to Facebook Monday. More>>

    Federal trial for man selling designer drugs at store

    Federal trial starts for Roanoke man selling designer drugs at store Video included

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    A federal trial is underway for a man charged with five counts of selling designer drugs such as bath salts and synthetic marijuana. More>>

    Veterans voice concerns at Salem VA Medical Center town hall Video included

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    Veterans and their families voiced concerns and complaints during a town hall meeting at the Salem VA Medical Center discussing topics ranging from scheduling problems and prescriptions to patient care.
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    Brad Paisley & Florida Georgia Line to perform in Blue Ridge Music Festival 2015 Video included

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    The Blue Ridge Music Festival announced country music star Brad Paisley and Florida Georgia Line will be performing in May of 2015 in Salem. More>>

    Women charged with assault of a bus driver appear in court Video included

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    Two women who are are facing misdemeanor charges after they tried to come onto a school bus full of about 30 students and confront one of them about an incident that happened the previous day were in court Monday. More>>

    Danville teen shot and killed on the street, witnesses say by multiple gunshots Video included

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    Flowers were laid along Woodside Drive in Danville next to blood-stained pavement after 19-year-old Paul Harper was shot and killed Thursday night. More>>

    Southwest Virginia couple wins trip to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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    Michael Bratton and his wife say they had a blast seeing the show tape Friday night and it turns out it's a special show! Barbra Streisand was the only guest. More>>

    Anthem expands services to allow for convenient access to medical information Video included

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    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has expanded its LiveHealth Online services to include most people who have Anthem as their health insurance carrier. More>>

    Truck fire causing delays on Highway 460 E

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    A truck fire is causing delays on Highway 460 east-bound in Bedford County Monday afternoon. More>>

    Botetourt art student creates van Gogh like painting Video included

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    A Botetourt County art student will wake up seeing stars each morning. Naomi Grooten says she was inspired by painter Vincent van Gogh to create her own masterpiece. More>>

    Roanoke City Market building businesses to expand alcohol service

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    The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has granted the Roanoke City Market building an ABC license for the interior of the historic building. More>>

    Botetourt County seeking public input on potential water service changes Video included

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    BOTETOURT COUNTY(WSLS) - Water quality has been an issue for some living in Botetourt County and it's one of the main reasons county leaders are looking into joining the Western Virginia Water Authority.A meeting will be held tonight in which the public can ask county leaders and water authority representatives about the changes that could happen.John Williamson, member of the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors, says the change could benefit residents and businesses.The hope is that reside... More>>

    Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

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    Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. More>>

    Blue Ridge Veterans Celebration 5K helps military personnel and their families Video included

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    The Blue Ridge Veterans Celebration 5K run and walk takes over Wasena Park in Roanoke for the third year in a row. More>>

    Salem golf tournament helps man with ALS Video included

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    Nearly 200 people teed off at a golf tournament in Salem on Sunday to benefit a local man with ALS. More>>

    Construction of Hampton Inn and Suites in Downtown Roanoke remains at a standstill Video included

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      Construction of the future Hampton Inn and Suites in Downtown Roanoke remains at a standstill. More>>

    Increase of accidental fires in Roanoke City Video included

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    The number of accidental fires in Roanoke City has increased in the last few years. According to Roanoke Fire EMS, it's mostly cooking and smoking fires, which can be deadly and are preventable. More>>

    Radford University receives grant for new program for mental health care

    Radford University receives grant for new program for mental health care Video included

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    Radford University will have a new focus on mental health care. The school received a $750,000 federal grant for a new program. More>>

    Streets closing for Old Salem Days Video included

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    Old Salem Days takes place Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and some streets will be closed during that time. More>>

    General Shale to close Blue Ridge facility Video included

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    General Shale announced plan to close its Blue Ridge facility.  More>>

    Roanoke Co. Fire and Rescue Chief Richard Burch to retire

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    Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Chief Richard Burch announced plans to retire April 1, 2015. More>>

    Roanoke students celebrate 200th anniversary of National Anthem Video included

    Students at Fallon Park Elementary in Roanoke started school Friday with a spangled tribute to the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner. Students at Fallon Park Elementary in Roanoke started school Friday with a spangled tribute to the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.
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    The 200th anniversary of our National Anthem is this weekend but the celebrations have already started. More>>

    Bedford County man charged with abduction & assaults

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    A Bedford County man is charged with abduction, three counts of assault and battery, and destruction of private property and trespassing. More>>

    Trial date set in Social House vandalism case Video included

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    The trial date has been set for the 21-year-old accused of vandalizing Social House, a Blacksburg restaurant. More>>

    Roanoke remembers one of its own on 9/11 Video included

    Donald Young, Roanoke native was killed in the Pentagon on 9/11 Donald Young, Roanoke native was killed in the Pentagon on 9/11
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    Donald McArthur Young, a decorated Navy officer who was born and raised here in Roanoke, is now honored on Roanoke's war memorial after his life was tragically taken during the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. More>>

    E-mails show city leaders 'shocked' by Advance Auto Parts restructuring Video included

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    Emails between Roanoke City leaders show they were shocked back in June when Advance Auto Parts announced the company was restructuring. More>>

    Paint fumes cause Hidden Valley Middle School to close

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    ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS)-- Due to heavy paint fumes from overnight painting, Hidden Valley Middle School is closing immediately for the safety of students.Buses are returning students home at this time.Parents who dropped off students this morning are asked to come to pick their child up.Roanoke County School leaders say crews are currently working to clear the fumes. More>>

    Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

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    Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. More>>

    Danville overnight shooting, one teen killed

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    DANVILLE (WSLS)-- Danville police are investigating a shooting that killed one teenager last night.Just before 11:30 p.m. police were called to the 100 block of Woodside Drive for a report of gunshots. When they arrived, police found the teen in the street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Police he was taken to the Danville Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead by emergency department staff.The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Paul Andrew Harper, Jr. Police are still i... More>>

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    • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

      Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:22:56 GMT
      President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...
      American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an...
    • Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

      Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:12:40 GMT
      Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.
      They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee.
    • NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

      NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:02:51 GMT
      NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.
      NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.
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    • Brad Keselowski wins Chase Race #1

      Brad Keselowski wins Chase Race #1

      Sunday, September 14 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:57:32 GMT
      JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal the win in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.He had twice picked his way through the field Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, and found himself watching a spirited, side-by-side battle for the lead between Kevin Harvick and rookie Kyle Larson. As everyone else held their breath watching the Harvick and Larson duel, Kesel...
      JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal the win in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.He had twice picked his way through the field Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, and found himself watching a spirited, side-by-side battle for the lead between Kevin Harvick and rookie Kyle Larson. As everyone else held their breath watching the Harvick and Larson duel, Kesel...
    • RGIII leaves game with leg injury

      RGIII leaves game with leg injury

      Sunday, September 14 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-09-14 20:21:21 GMT
      LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Robert Griffin III departed with his left ankle in a splint, and DeSean Jackson walked off gingerly supporting his left arm and shoulder Sunday in the first quarter of the Washington Redskins' game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.The Redskins announced that neither would return.Griffin was hurt while making an acrobatic, leaping, across-the-body throw near the sideline while being pursued by line...
      LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Robert Griffin III departed with his left ankle in a splint, and DeSean Jackson walked off gingerly supporting his left arm and shoulder Sunday in the first quarter of the Washington Redskins' game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.The Redskins announced that neither would return.Griffin was hurt while making an acrobatic, leaping, across-the-body throw near the sideline while being pursued by line...
    • Blacksburg Girls look strong at Knights Crossing

      Blacksburg Girls look strong at Knights Crossing

      Saturday, September 13 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-09-13 23:46:00 GMT
      The 11th annual Knights Crossing cross country meet was held Saturday at Green Hill Park in Salem. The Blacksburg Girls looked strong as always in the event held by Cave Spring High School. The 4th ranked team in the nation took the Girls Team Title in the Girls Red 5k. E.C. Glass sophomore Libby Davidson took first place overall in the event. She set the course record, running a 17:36.7 minute mile.
      The 11th annual Knights Crossing cross country meet was held Saturday at Green Hill Park in Salem. The Blacksburg Girls looked strong as always in the event held by Cave Spring High School. The 4th ranked team in the nation took the Girls Team Title in the Girls Red 5k. E.C. Glass sophomore Libby Davidson took first place overall in the event. She set the course record, running a 17:36.7 minute mile.
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    • He Said She Said: "Calvary" movie review

      He Said She Said: "Calvary" movie review

      Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:24:24 GMT
      HE SAID:“Calvary” is a difficult movie to watch.

      SHE SAID: I'm kind of on the fence with "Calvary," between full price and matinee. 

      HE SAID:“Calvary” is a difficult movie to watch.
      SHE SAID: I'm kind of on the fence with "Calvary," between full price and matinee. 
    • "Chicago Fire" actress dies after being hit by falling tree

      "Chicago Fire" actress dies after being hit by falling tree

      Monday, September 8 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-09-08 20:23:05 GMT
      A Chicago actress who performed in some of the city's most renowned theaters and appeared in hit TV shows like NBC's "Chicago Fire" has died after she was hit by a falling tree during Friday afternoon's storms.
      A Chicago actress who performed in some of the city's most renowned theaters and appeared in hit TV shows like NBC's "Chicago Fire" has died after she was hit by a falling tree during Friday afternoon's storms.
    • He Said, She Said: "The November Man"

      He Said, She Said: "The November Man"

      Thursday, September 4 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-09-04 17:06:24 GMT
      HE SAID: “The November Man” is a lot better than it has any right to be. 
      SHE SAID: I really liked this movie. The woman who sold me the ticket said, "You're really going to like this movie." And she was right

      WSLS Ten Producers Ryan Hunt and Michella Drapac review "The November Man."

      HE SAID: “The November Man” is a lot better than it has any right to be. 
      SHE SAID: I really liked this movie. The woman who sold me the ticket said, "You're really going to like this movie." And she was right

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