Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.
Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub. More>>
Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. More>>
Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men... More>>
A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion... More>>
The Virginian, which is one of the largest low income housing developments in Lynchburg, closed today. More>>
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said. More>>
Police and fire crews are investigating the death of a child in Roanoke. More>>
An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the... More>>
A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon. More>>
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold... More>>
Aftershocks continue to rattle interior Alaska after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake Saturday night. More>>
A spokesman for the National Transportation Board says all five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died. More>>
A student at Sweet Briar College confessed to putting "hurtful signs" on doors of students and a water cooler.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. More>>
Michael Sam was probably never an ideal fit with the St. Louis Rams and it had absolutely nothing to do with his sexual orientation. More>>
Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. More>>
One man is dead following an accident last night in Henry County. More>>
They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united... More>>
The earthquake was located near the site of last week's earthquake.
The earthquake was located near the site of last week's earthquake.More>>
A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving. More>>
Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said... More>>
Roanoke County Police are investigating after a teen was seriously hurt in a crash Saturday. More>>
A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday. More>>
Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen... More>>
A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday into the... More>>
Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. More>>
People who lived in the Lincoln Terrace a neighborhood in Roanoke gathered to catch up with those who may have moved out.
Virginia Tech has new activities for home games this year. The Corp of Cadets fired cannons for the crowd Saturday afternoon in the new Hokie Village. More>>
Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone. More>>
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>>
Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police. More>>
One man is dead and another is seriously injured following a fork lift accident in Christiansburg earlier today. More>>
Roanoke County police are investigating after a car went into a house early Saturday morning. More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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.
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.More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
Hillsville normally has about 3,000 people in town limits, but Labor Day weekend, it will host more than 100 times that many. More>>
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.
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's Deputy Title IX officer is investigating at least three allegations of sexual assault. More>>
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 an arrest in the vandalism of Blacksburg Social House, just hours after it was discovered.
Blacksburg Police make an arrest in the vandalism of Blacksburg Social House, just hours after it was discovered.
Solid Rock International is committed to seeing change for people who need medical care in San Juan. More>>
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.
The prosecutor has wrapped up closing arguments in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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 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>>
Police across the Roanoke Valley will have extra officers out this weekend looking for signs of drinking and driving. More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. More>>
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>>