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    22 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

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    Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing... More>>

    Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback

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    The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long... More>>

    Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

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    As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter. More>>

    Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

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    The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria. More>>

    EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

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    The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider... More>>

    Roanoke County police investigating crash, driver charged with DUI

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    Roanoke County (WSLS) - Roanoke County police are investigating after a car went into a house early Saturday morning.Police say around 4:00 a.m. officers were dispatched to the 5700 block of Castle Rock Road. Police say the driver fled the scene. After locating the registered owner of the vehicle, the driver was later located at his home less than 2 miles away on Cresthill Road.Maurice Rowe III, 21, was arrested and transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for minor inju... More>>

    Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

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    An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock... More>>

    Virginia Western Boots2Books race raises money for Veterans

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    Roanoke (WSLS) - More than 100 people gathered Saturday morning for a 5K race benefiting the Virginia Western Educational Foundation's Veterans Assistance Fund. TheBoots2Books race was hosted by the Virginia Western Armed Forces Student Association and started on the campus of Virginia Western Community College.“Despite the supports and funding available to veterans as they return to college and prepare for the workforce, many still find themselves needing help,” said Matthew Jones, president... More>>

    Your Week in Viral Videos: Little girl in awe of space shuttle

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    Millions of people were inspired by the space shuttle, and it continues to do that, even though it hasn't flown in more than three years.

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    Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

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    A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after... More>>

    Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

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    Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization... More>>

    Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days

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    A time few could imagine during the glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos and more than 5,000 jobs will be lost this weekend. More>>

    Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

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    A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said. More>>

    Labor Day Flea Market and Gun Show brings thousands to Hillsville

    Labor Day Flea Market and Gun Show Labor Day Flea Market and Gun Show
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    Hillsville normally has about 3,000 people in town limits, but Labor Day weekend, it will host more than 100 times that many. More>>

    Roanoke, Rocky Mount entertainment venues successful Video included

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    If you are looking for entertainment there are a lot of options. Thousands of people have been in the newly remodeled Elmwood Park since it opened in October and the Harvester.
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    Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua

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    Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate with emergency crews. More>>

    Virginia Tech investigates 3 sexual assault allegations

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    Virginia Tech's Deputy Title IX officer is investigating at least three allegations of sexual assault. More>>

    3/4 of students stay home after "Purge" rumors spread on social media Video included

    Online 'Purge' threat stating 'all crime is legal' Online 'Purge' threat stating 'all crime is legal'
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    Of the 1,494 students enrolled at Danville High School, only 425 came to school Friday.In total, 2,615 students stayed home from school in the Danville school district. More>>

    Blacksburg Police make arrest in Social House vandalism Video included

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    Blacksburg Police make an arrest in the vandalism of Blacksburg Social House, just hours after it was discovered.

     

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    Roanoke group works to bring state of the art medical care to Dominican Republic communities Video included

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    Solid Rock International is committed to seeing change for people who need medical care in San Juan. More>>

    Ferrum College students pack meals for Stop Hunger Now Video included

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    More than 600 Ferrum College freshman and transfer students joined together with churches and Boy Scouts to pack meals for people in Third World countries.
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    Prosecutor wraps up closing arguments in McDonnell corruption trial

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    The prosecutor has wrapped up closing arguments in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. More>>

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    Second person of interest identified and located in connection with shooting

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    The Lynchburg Police Department has identified a second person of interest in a deadly shooting that happened earlier this week. Police officers are looking for 25-year-old Edwin Ramon Gray of Lynchburg. More>>

    Identity of pilot killed in Augusta Co. Crash is released

    Identity of pilot killed in Augusta Co. Crash is released

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    Augusta County (WSLS) - According to Col. James Keefe, 104th Fighter Wing Commander, following the fatal crash of a 104th Fighter Wing F-15C aircraft in the mountains near Deerfield Valley, Va. the family has asked that the unit share with the public the name of the pilot who was fatally injured Wednesday. "On behalf of the family of our fallen pilot and with a sense of profound sadness, I am sad to share that Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr., was killed tragically in Wednesday's F-15 cra... More>>

    Deadly Pulaski County accident under investigation

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    One man is dead after a single vehicle accident in Pulaski County. The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2700 block of Wysor Road in Draper. More>>

    UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

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    The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in... More>>

    Virginia Living Magazine names Jefferson College of Health Sciences as a top Health & Medicine college Video included

    Dr. Nathinel Bishop in front of new JCHS sign that was  put up this week Dr. Nathinel Bishop in front of new JCHS sign that was put up this week
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    Jefferson College of Health Sciences has transitioned from being primarily an associate degree school to a college that offers baccalaureate and masters degrees for students. More>>

    Roanoke police investigate hit and run on Tazwell Avenue

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    Roanoke City Police are investigating a hit and run crash at the corner of Tazwell Avenue and 12th Street Friday morning. One person was hurt. More>>

    Roanoke Police ramping up enforcement for Labor Day Video included

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    Police across the Roanoke Valley will have extra officers out this weekend looking for signs of drinking and driving. More>>

    UPDATE: 2 Roanoke CVS pharmacies receive bomb threats

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    Roanoke County police say an incident on Williamson Road has the northbound lanes near Plantation Road closed right now. All southbound lanes are currently open. More>>

    Rasoul drafting bill to change BPOL tax for Virginia businesses Video included

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    A local delegate is looking to change a well known tax that's been a thorn in the side of Virginia businesses. Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) is planning to present a bill to the General Assembly that would offer a compromise on the BPOL tax. More>>

    Comedian Michael Winslow stops by WSLS 10 Today Video included

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    The "Man of 10,000 Sound Effects" Michael Winslow stopped by the set of WSLS 10 Today on Friday for a live interview. He's performing in downtown Roanoke Friday and Saturday. More>>

    Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

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    Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. More>>

    Labor Day leads to road closures and traffic delays

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    WSLS-- On this last holiday weekend of the summer, several road closures will be taking place across our region for local events. Here's a look at some of the big ones to keep in mind:Downtown Roanoke: Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. road closures will be in place for the Labor Day Parade. Parts of Jefferson Street, Albermarle Avenue, Elm Avenue, Franklin Road, Campbell Avenue and Williamson Road will all be closed.Angels of Assisi Block Party: Campbell Avenue will be closed between 4th Stree... More>>

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    • Rams cut Sam, 1st drafted openly gay player

      Rams cut Sam, 1st drafted openly gay player

      Saturday, August 30 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:20:45 GMT
      The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.
      The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.
    • 22 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

      22 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

      Saturday, August 30 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:10:55 GMT
      Rescuers using long ladders tried to get food and water to freelance miners trapped in a Nicaraguan gold mine, as the effort to reach the 24 men entered its second day.
      Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing...
    • Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

      Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

      Saturday, August 30 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:21:36 GMT
      Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad.
      The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.
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    • Hokies Not Looking Past William & Mary

      Hokies Not Looking Past William & Mary

      Thursday, August 28 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:29:50 GMT
         Looking past an FCS opponent is not something Virginia Tech wants to get caught doing again.
         Looking past an FCS opponent is not something Virginia Tech wants to get caught doing again.

       

    • Earnhardt Jr. looking forward to fall Martinsville race

      Earnhardt Jr. looking forward to fall Martinsville race

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:08:03 GMT
      MARTINSVILLE, Va. (August 26, 2014) – Some of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s biggest wins have come on NASCAR's largest tracks. But it is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' shortest track … Martinsville Speedway … that is a sentimental favorite for Earnhardt.Part of that sentiment stems from Earnhardt's love for the roots of racing, and no track has deeper roots in NASCAR than Martinsville Speedway. And some of that sentiment comes ...
      MARTINSVILLE, Va. (August 26, 2014) – Some of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s biggest wins have come on NASCAR's largest tracks. But it is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' shortest track … Martinsville Speedway … that is a sentimental favorite for Earnhardt.Part of that sentiment stems from Earnhardt's love for the roots of racing, and no track has deeper roots in NASCAR than Martinsville Speedway. And some of that sentiment comes ...
    • Hokies give Frank Beamer 2 Year Extension: Through 1/1/2019

      Hokies give Frank Beamer 2 Year Extension: Through 1/1/2019

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:22:25 GMT
      BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced a two-year contract extension through January 1, 2019 for head football coach Frank Beamer on Wednesday.“We are pleased to be in a position to present Coach Beamer with this contract extension,” Babcock said. “Announcing before our home opener serves as a tangible show of support for the winningest coach in college football who does it the ri...
      BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced a two-year contract extension through January 1, 2019 for head football coach Frank Beamer on Wednesday.“We are pleased to be in a position to present Coach Beamer with this contract extension,” Babcock said. “Announcing before our home opener serves as a tangible show of support for the winningest coach in college football who does it the ri...
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