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    BREAKING NEWS: 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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    Captain of sunken SKorean 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 Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody,... 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>>

    13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

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    Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the... 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>>

    Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

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    A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after... 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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    • BREAKING NEWS: Police say one person shot on Greenway

      BREAKING NEWS: Police say one person shot on Greenway

      Friday, April 18 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:03:08 GMT
      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.
      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.
    • Knoxville woman finds body under deck during Easter egg hunt

      Knoxville woman finds body under deck during Easter egg hunt

      April 18, 2014 07:19 AM 2014-04-18 12:19:00 GMT
      A mother was shocked to discover the odor she'd smelled was a dead body underneath the deck of her Knoxville home.
      A mother was shocked to discover the odor she'd smelled was a dead body underneath the deck of her Knoxville home.
    • Virginia Tech Researchers Find The Best Way to Catch Stink Bugs

      Virginia Tech Researchers Find The Best Way to Catch Stink Bugs

      Monday, April 7 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:08:15 GMT
      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
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    • Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

      Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

      Saturday, April 19 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:42:02 GMT
      Fiat and Chrysler say they will build three new Jeep models in China for the local market, the biggest for Jeeps outside the U.S.
      Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind...
    • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

      13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

      Saturday, April 19 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:22:06 GMT
      Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on...
      Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the...
    • Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

      Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

      Saturday, April 19 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:21:57 GMT
      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. Two crew members also were taken into...
      The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody,...
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