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    Tim Kaine to speak to female business leaders today in Roanoke

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    Tim Kaine will speak with female business leaders in Center in the Square in Roanoke today. They will focus on business and family issues. More>>

    New policy restores voting rights for Virginia felons quicker

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    A new amendment to Virginia's Restoration of Rights Policy that goes into effect today will make it easier for violent felons to regain their voting rights. Governor Terry McAuliffe approved the amendment saying it will help increase transparency and efficiency of the civil rights restoration process. Anyone that has served time for a violent crime can now petition to have their More>>

    Timesaver Traffic Report: Monday, April 21

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    Good Monday morning! There are two new road closures we want to let you know about as you head out the door.Rt 622 (Bradshaw Road) in Roanoke County will be closed as crews replace pipes in the area starting at 8 a.m. Weather permitting, the road will reopen Saturday, April 26. Signs and message boards will be in place to alert the public.Drivers will need to find detours.Fort Lewis Church Road in Salem will be closed through Friday, April 25. Crews are working on the Rt 460/Rt 11 widening pr... More>>

    What's News Today, Monday, April 21st

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

    Radford Police Report Attempted Abduction

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    Radford City Police responded to an attempted abduction on the 700 block of 12th St. in the West end of Radford. Police say a parent reported it around 6 Saturday evening, Saying 3 children between the ages of 7 and 8 years old said 2 males inside a compact car offered them money to get into the vehicle. Police believe it is an older model red and black Mitsubishi Eclipse or Camaro with a spoiler on the back. The bottom of the vehicle is believed to be red with a black hood and black on the s... More>>

    Easter Celebrations in the Star City

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    After the Easter services in the Star City, many people decided to join their families and have some fun. At Booker T. Washington Park children ate, played in the bounce house and even joined in on the Easter Egg Hunt. Organizers say the had about 200 eggs with candy, small toys, and even money inside. I mean there's always a true meaning to easter and we hope that they get that but then after church after they do the church thing its time to come out and have fun and let the kids enjoy thems... More>>

    Virginia Tech Hackathon

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    Imagine working for 36 hours to come up with an idea that would amaze your bosses. About 450 students attending the Virginia Tech Hackathon had that assignment. Students from Virginia Tech, University of Pennsylvania and other schools started on several projects Friday evening. Some students came up with creating ideas on how use drones, some created virtual reality app's and others created websites to see how big their carbon footprint is. "We are trying to push at this hackathon people grow... More>>

    Lynchburg students walking to school on Earth Day

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    Lynchburg City Schools’ Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program will be participating in Walk to School on Earth Day at four LCS elementary schools. Safe Routes to School is a national program to make walking and biking to school a safer and more appealing option to access school and to emphasize the importance of physical activity in the health and well-being of our children. Dearington, T. C. Miller, R. S. Payne, and Paul Munro elementary schools will participate in the Walk to School Day on ... More>>

    Danville woman hurt during hit and run

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    A Danville woman was hurt during a hit and run according to police. Danville Police say it happened in the 400 block of Arnett Boulevard Saturday night just after 9 p.m. Police say the woman was crossing Arnett Boulevard when a vehicle hit her as she was leaving her parked vehicle and the driver left the scene. The victim was transported to the Danville Regional Medical Center for minor injuries. After further investigation Thomas Gill, 82, of Danville was charged with Felony Hit and Run. H... More>>

    Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

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    DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help fight climate change. A $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and released Sunday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change concludes that biofuels made with corn residue release 7 percent more gree... More>>

    AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events

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    By The Associated Press From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event - the crucifixion... More>>

    Henry County Suspicious Activity

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    Press Release from the Henry County Sheriff's OfficeThe Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a call on April 18, 2014 regarding suspicious activity. Three white males driving a white pickup truck were seen in the area of Glen Court in the Ridgeway area of Henry County. The individuals walked to the back of a residence but a neighbor yelled at them and they left. Entry into the home was not gained. On April 19, 2014, three white males were seen on Andra Drive, also in Ridgeway. A male subjec... More>>

    Helicopter egg drop in Fincastle

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    Hundreds of people were at Fincastle Baptist Church Saturday. They had an hunt and a helicopter drop where a helicopter flew overhead and dropped eggs on the ground. The child with egg closest to the flag got a Toys R Us gift card. The day also included candy and face painting. More>>

    16th Annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival Video included

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    People in Salem flew kites of all shapes and sizes at the Blue Ridge Kite Festival today. This is the 16th year the festival has been put on by the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber. The first 1,000 children received free kites and t-shirts. “We have been having a fabulous day. The wind is in our favor, the skies are lovely, and everybody has been having a fabulous time,” said Wendi Schultz, the Roanoke County Tourism and... More>>

    Vinton Chamber of Commerce Advertises for Relay for Life Event Video included

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    The Vinton Chamber of Commerce is working to get the word out about “Relay for Life.” They placed purple ribbons on signs, fences, and even bridges throughout the town to raise awareness about the Vinton “Relay for Life” event. Cancer survivors Don and Carolyn Williams say that even though Vinton is small, the town gives big. Last year the town raised a little over $100,000. The Williams say it saved their lives.... More>>

    UPDATE: Police say one person shot on Greenway

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    According to Roanoke City Police a shooting suspect is at large after one person was shot on the Roanoke River Greenway near the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road. Police say the victim has non-life threatening injuries. The call came in around 8:55. More>>

    Memorial Services for Gus Deeds

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    The Facebook page... "Celebrating the life of Gus Deeds" announces 2 memorial services.PREVIOUS ARTICLES ON GUS DEEDSGus,the son of Senator Creigh Deeds,will be remembered Saturday, May 3rd at 10 a.m. atMillboro Elementary School in Millboro and also at 3 p.m. at the nature camp in Vesuvius. There will be a time after each service to greet the family."Celebrating the life of Gus Deeds" More>>

    Heroin dealer gets 30 years after 3 customers die

    A D.C. drug dealer has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after three of his customers in Fairfax County died. More>>

    Va. Beach mulls arena that could lure NBA, NHL

    The Virginia Beach metropolitan area is one of the largest in the country without a major professional sports team, and numerous attempts to lure one here have repeatedly left sports fans in the area disappointed. More>>

    Bedford church to start food pantry Video included

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    A Bedford church is joining the fight against hunger starting in May. The Bedford Church of God on Main Street is starting a weekly food pantry. Pastor David Hinsen says the response has been outstanding. People are already calling to make donations, stopping in, and volunteers have started sorting the food. “We just want to be a blessing to Bedford Virginia. Listen, we will change the world, but there's no better place to start than right here in Bedford,” Pastor Hinsen explained. The food b... More>>

    Caught red-handed, bank robber pleads guilty

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    The man charged with robbing Valley Bank in Roanoke County has plead guilty to robbery. 59-year-old Glen Walton Ruff robbed the bank of more than eight hundred dollars on Challenger Avenue back on February 7th.He then fled to the Kroger grocery store nearby, where police later found him and made the arrest. Ruff is currently in the Roanoke County Salem jail. He will be in court again for sentencing on June 10th. More>>

    Boones Mill close to saving historic train depot Video included

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    It's the first thing you see driving into Boones Mill, nestled on the hill side is the old train depot. While many only see tattered lumber, boarded up windows and broken glass, to the community, it's what their town was made from. "it means a whole lot to the people here in Boones mill because they built the town around the train station,” said Lisa Webster, a Boones Mill resident. More than a century old, the depot... More>>

    He Said, She Said at the Movies: Transcendence Review Video included

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    WSLS 10's Ryan Hunt and Erin Brookshier review Johnny Depp's new sci-fi movie. More>>

    More details on sex offender arrested after being at Roanoke child day care Video included

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    A man whose record stems back from 2010 as a violent sex offender was arrested after being at the Shining Star Family Center on Williamson Road.    More>>

    Changes coming to Vinton Fire House Video included

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    The town of Vinton says in order to provide life saving services 24-hours a day they need to come up with more than $100,000. It's part of a plan to add 24-hour fire services but they have to find money in the budget which could mean raising taxes or cutting other services. Silence fills the Vinton firehouse after 6 p.m. when the staff goes home and volunteers take calls until 6 a.m. "The city has had to come in and help us at night where we are either slow getting a truck out or possibly not... More>>

    Indiana man arrested at Lynchburg Regional with loaded gun

    This .38 caliber firearm caught by TSA officers This .38 caliber firearm caught by TSA officers
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    An Indiana man was arrested Thursday, April 17th at Lynchburg Regional Airport after he was caught with a loaded gun in the side pocket of his carry-on bag by TSA officers. More>>

    VT students & staff compete to win Entrepreneurship Challenge Video included

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    The Entrepreneurship Challenge at Virginia Tech is kick-starting business ideas in our area. Faculty, staff, and students can compete to win thousands of dollars worth of mentorship and business support. More>>

    Vinton proposes getting rid of dumpsters Video included

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    Vinton town manager Chris Lawrence is proposing getting rid of three dumpsters across from the public works building on 3rd Street. He says neighbors have complained about hundreds of vultures that would congregate around that area. He estimates it would save them about $10,000 a year in costs. Lawrence says crews come to every home and business weekly to pick up trash More>>

    Portions of Franklin Road closed tomorrow Video included

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    Portions of Franklin Road will be closed tomorrow allowing crews to repair potholes. More>>

    After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

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    A year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, runners and spectators began filtering in Monday morning at the starting line in Hopkinton... More>>

    High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

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    Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their... More>>

    SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

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    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster... More>>

    Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

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    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing... More>>

    Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

    Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment. (Source: MGN) Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment. (Source: MGN)
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    Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the... More>>

    GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House

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    The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday. More>>

    Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Former midddleweight boxer Rubin Carter has died. (Source: Flickr) Former midddleweight boxer Rubin Carter has died. (Source: Flickr)
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    By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many... More>>

    On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

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    In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston. More>>

    Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

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    Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state... More>>

    4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

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    Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists. More>>

    Easter morning delivery for space station

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    Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies. More>>

    Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

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    Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the... More>>

    Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

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    It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck? More>>

    13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

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    Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed... More>>

    NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

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    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. More>>

    Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

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    The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. More>>

    Your Week in Viral Videos: Dyed eggs and dead technology

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    Easter is Sunday, and you’ve probably dyed a few eggs or know someone who has. More>>

    Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

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    A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an official to express the... More>>

    US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

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    The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup... More>>

    Mrs. Obama to appear on May episode of 'Nashville'

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    Michelle Obama is going a little bit country. More>>

    Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

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    No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it. More>>

    Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

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    The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox... More>>

    At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

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    Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the... More>>

    Confusion, anger as sunken ferry's relatives wait

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    The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. He stood on a stage in front of relatives of those missing from a sunken ferry, explaining how divers trying to find their loved ones are... More>>

    Your Week in Pop Culture: 5 questions the 'Scandal' finale didn't answer

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    Five questions left after the season 3 finale of Scandal, kids interacting with a Sony Walkman will make you feel old and more this week in pop culture. More>>

    Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

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    President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays. More>>

    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

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    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's... More>>

    Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

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    Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the... More>>

    Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

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    A robotic submarine has finished its sixth trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean in the hunt for wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, six weeks after the aircraft mysteriously disappeared, the search... More>>

    Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

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    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need - three of whom were seen lifeless in the... More>>

    SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

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    A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. More>>

    Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

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    Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev. More>>

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

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    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. More>>

    Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land

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    Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City. More>>

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      Last week, construction crews retrieved a time capsule from the old Huff Lane Elementary School. Some of the items found include newspaper articles from the year 1950.
      Last week, construction crews retrieved a time capsule from the old Huff Lane Elementary School. Some of the items found include newspaper articles from the year 1950.
    • Virginia Tech Researchers Find The Best Way to Catch Stink Bugs

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      Virginia Tech researchers in the entomology department have studied several different options for catching stinkbugs in your home and came up with one very simple option that will cost you about seven
      Virginia Tech researchers in the entomology department have studied several different options for catching stinkbugs in your home and came up with one very simple option that will cost you about seven dollars. After two years of studying three different traps the most effective one involved a turkey roasting pan, half gallon of water, and some dish liquid. Tonight more on the tas
    • Radford Police Report Attempted Abduction

      Radford Police Report Attempted Abduction

      Sunday, April 20 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:42:45 GMT
      Radford City Police responded to an attempted abduction on the 700 block of 12th St. in the West end of Radford. Police say a parent reported it around 6 Saturday evening, Saying 3 children between the ages of 7 and 8 years old said 2 males inside a compact car offered them money to get into the vehicle. Police believe it is an older model red and black Mitsubishi Eclipse or Camaro with a spoiler on the back. The bottom of the vehicle is believed to be red with a black hood and black on the s...
      Radford City Police responded to an attempted abduction on the 700 block of 12th St. in the West end of Radford. Police say a parent reported it around 6 Saturday evening, Saying 3 children between the ages of 7 and 8 years old said 2 males inside a compact car offered them money to get into the vehicle. Police believe it is an older model red and black Mitsubishi Eclipse or Camaro with a spoiler on the back. The bottom of the vehicle is believed to be red with a black hood and black on the s...
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    • After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

      After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

      Monday, April 21 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:15:38 GMT
      For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...
      A year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, runners and spectators began filtering in Monday morning at the starting line in Hopkinton...
    • Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

      Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

      Monday, April 21 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:23:49 GMT
      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.
      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.
    • SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

      SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

      Monday, April 21 2014 6:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:03:23 GMT
      South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous acts" in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.
      South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster...
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