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    Severe Thunderstorm Watch

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:05 GMT
    A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 p.m. or until canceled for the cities of Danville and Lynchburg as well as Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell, Charlotte, Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties.A line of rain and storms will move through the Highway 29 and 501 corridors through the afternoon hours. This line of storms could bring wind gusts over 60 mph.Severe thunderstorms can occasionally produce tornadoes.Heavy rain is also possible. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect.
    A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 p.m. or until canceled for the cities of Danville and Lynchburg as well as Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell, Charlotte, Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties.A line of rain and storms will move through the Highway 29 and 501 corridors through the afternoon hours. This line of storms could bring wind gusts over 60 mph.Severe thunderstorms can occasionally produce tornadoes.Heavy rain is also possible. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect.

    Virginia Crossroads: Trains, rivers and oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

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    Much of the water that starts out here in the mountains, eventually makes its way to the Chesapeake Bay, which environmentalists have been trying to “save” for decades. This especially applies to the declining Oyster population. More>>

    GM issues 6 more safety recalls

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    General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. More>>

    FloydFest 2013 feedback surveys used to plan 2014 event

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    After FloydFest 12 in 2013, people who attended the event were asked for the feedback and this year's organizers used the responses in this year's planning.
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    NRV mall shooter sentenced to 38 years

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    CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS) - The man accused of shooting two people at the New River Valley Mall last year is sentenced to 68 years behind bars, and will serve 38 years.Neil MacInnis plead guilty to malicious wounding and firearms charges, after he walked into the New River Community College mall campus in Christiansburg and shot two women.Both victims spoke in court Wednesday. More>>

    Confederate flag rally in Lexington

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    The debate continues over the Confederate flag at Washington and Lee University. More>>

    Solarize Blacksburg participants enjoy green benefits Video included

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    Dozens of people in Blacksburg took part in its Solarize Blacksburg campaign earlier this year. Some are getting solar installed right now while others are reaping the benefits now that they're using it. More>>

    Floydfest 13 gets underway today Video included

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    FLOYD (WSLS) - Thousands of people will arrive in Floyd today for the start of Floydfest.    More>>

    Roanoke Police dealing with more fatal cocaine overdoses Video included

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    134 deaths were linked to cocaine overdoses in 2013, nearly 50 percent more than in 2010. More>>

    Randy Taylor to be sentenced today

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    In May, a jury found Taylor guilty of abducting and killing 17 year-old Alexis Murphy, recommending two life sentences. More>>

    Roanoker biscuits named top 10 place for Southern-style biscuits

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    The Roanoker Restaurant has been named one of the top 10 places to find Southern-style biscuits by USA Today. More>>

    Roanoke County proposes water tower to fix water pressure problems

    Roanoke County proposes water tower to fix water pressure problems Video included

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    Roanoke County (WSLS) - Some residents in Roanoke County could see their water pressure improve by next year. More>>

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    • Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

      Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:22:03 GMT
      Federal regulators are proposing to phase out thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil. It's the government's response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a...
      Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing quantities of crude oil and other highly flammable...
    • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

      US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:45:26 GMT
      Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...
      Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.
    • SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

      SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:43:09 GMT
      Regulators are expected to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry - the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors.
      Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry - the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors.
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