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    Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Crews on scene of chemical spill at packaging plant

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     Roanoke County Fire Rescue crews, along with Regional and State officials remain on scene of a Hazardous Material spill that occurred about 2:30 this afternoon More>>

    Train goes to Kharkiv with crash victims remains

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    A train bearing the remains of people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands. More>>

    Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

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    South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more... More>>

    Roanoke County to accept FEMA aid after 2012 derecho

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    The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors is expected to accept more than $120,000 to help offset cleanup costs from the 2012 storm. More>>

    What's News Today, Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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    Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.

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    Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

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    An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens. More>>

    Israeli official: Israeli soldier missing in Gaza

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    An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official told The Associated Press on Tuesday. More>>

    Virginia Tech to host helmet makers ahead of hockey helmet ratings release

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    Helmet manufacturers will be in Blacksburg today as Virginia Tech researchers prepare for release of the Hockey STAR safety ratings. More>>

    Roanoke City Police mourn Det. Lin Manning Video included

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    A Roanoke City Police detective died Saturday from cancer.
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    Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

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    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. More>>

    Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

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    A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. More>>

    Water main on Starkey Road repaired

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    Expect delays on Starkey Road in Roanoke County.Crews from Western Virginia Water Authority are working on a water main break right now. More>>

    Roanoke Civic Center may get new name Video included

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    The Roanoke Civic Center may soon get a new name. More>>

    Damsel in Defense: Bedford woman selling self defense products Video included

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     A Bedford County woman is on a mission to protect other women from being attacked. Toni Orange is part of a nationwide group called ‘Damsel in Defense. More>>

    Roanoke County libraries see attendance growth Video included

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    Libraries across Roanoke County are seeing a growth in visitors.South County Library has seen a six percent increase in visitors from May to August in 2013 compared to the number of visitors in 2011.
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    Boy receives praise for saving child at Christiansburg pool Video included

    Xavier shows WSLS Anchor Lindsey Ward where he saved the boy in trouble. Xavier shows WSLS Anchor Lindsey Ward where he saved the boy in trouble.
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    Praise continues for a 7-year-old boy who jumped into action to save another young kid from drowning at a Christiansburg pool. More>>

    Adult Care Center of the Roanoke Valley making changes to improve participant experience Video included

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    Adult Care Center of the Roanoke Valley provides services for adults 21 and older who need attention and help with day to day activities. More>>

    Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

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    President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the... More>>

    Solarize Roanoke program launches through September Video included

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    Roanoke launches a new campaign Monday to help homeowners be more environmentally friendly.
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    New Va. mental health panel has first meeting

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    Virginia lawmakers are promising a top-to-bottom review of the state's mental health system with the goal of making it a model for the rest of the country. More>>

    Two bodies found at Evington home Video included

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    The partially decomposed body of a woman and a man were found by a Bedford County Sheriff's Deputy Saturday.
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    New business could join Franklin County Industrial Park

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    Rocky Mount (WSLS)-Franklin County could be the home of a new industrial business. Monday night the Rocky Mount town council will discuss during closed session a prospective business who has shown interest in joining the facility in Franklin Counties Industrial Park.James Ervin, Rocky Mount town manager says it is still very early in the discussion about the potential.Ervin would not discuss publicly the name or any o... More>>

    Roanoke County drawing interest in old library Video included

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    Roanoke County is working to sell the old library on Electric Road (Rt. 419). More>>

    Roanoke to announce energy saving program, Blacksburg reaping benefits Video included

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    The City of Roanoke will announce plans this afternoon for a new energy saving program for homeowners. More>>

    Walls go up at future IMAX in Blacksburg Video included

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    The scenery is changing in Blacksburg as the walls to the developing Franks Theatres' CineBowl Grille go up at First Main shopping center. More>>

    Air travelers will pay higher security fees starting today Video included

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    Roanoke (WSLS) - If you plan on taking to the skies for your next trip, be prepared to pay higher security fees.    More>>

    UN Security Council debates Malaysia jet resolution Video included

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    Ambassadors met in the early morning hours Monday as fighting continues between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in the area.

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    3 teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings

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    Three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men and fatally beat them before leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable, Albuquerque police said Sunday. More>>

    Radford Police investigate New River drowning

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    Radford City Police are investigating a possible drowning that happened Sunday.
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    Liberty University hosts Railroad Emergency Response training session

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    Lynchburg (WSLS) - Liberty University is hosting a training session on Railroad Emergency Response Tactics for local emergency personnel on Monday. This comes less than three months after a train derailment in downtown Lynchburg that triggered evacuations. Norfolk Southern will lead the session. About thirty workers from Liberty's Police Department will be there along with Lynchburg EMS. Training will feature a high-level railroad emergency simulation and proper procedures including how to ha... More>>

    Organization teams up with Salem Red Sox to get animals adopted Video included

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    SALEM(WSLS) Angels of Assisi partnered with the "Salem Red Sox" for "Bark in the Park." It's an event where people can come with their dogs to watch the team play. The organization also had dogs available to meet kids. They hope by exposing their dogs to other areas of the Roanoke Valley more animals will get adopted. "We're hoping to expand our community outreach we do a lot with roanoke city and the surrounding areas we'd love to reach out to salem and get our name out there and get some mo... More>>

    Christiansburg Aquatic Center Holds West Virginia State Swimming Championships Video included

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    The "Christiansburg Aquatic Center" is a staple in the town of Christiansburg. This weekend the center hosted the "West Virginia Long Course Championship." The reason is because the director of championship competition says in the entire state of West Virginia there are no facilities that are capable of holding the meet. He hopes West Virginia will have a facility like the aquatic center in Christianburg. "There's no suitable pool in the state of west virginia i'm sorry to say to hold this ty... More>>

    Officer in fatal NY arrest stripped of gun, badge

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    A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, police said Saturday. More>>

    Roanoke Valley Broadband Initiative

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    Roanoke (WSLS) - Roanoke's mayor says he is furious after learning some jurisdictions are unsure about the broadband initiative to create a faster internet service for the Roanoke Valley. The City of Roanoke already set aside $2 million for the project. It would create faster internet service in the roanoke valley by building an open access fiber optic cable network. Mayor David Bowers says, "We're not big enough for private investment to succeed and we're not small enough to get tobacco fina... More>>

    HAZMAT crews cleaning up I81 in Wytheville, expect delays

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    Wythe County Emergency Management officials say that a tractor and trailer hauling two Fed-Ex containers wrecked on the northbound side of Interstate 81 in Wytheville at mile marker 73.3.
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    Grayson Rd. to reopen by the end of the weekend following train accident

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    Wytheville (WSLS) - Workers continue to clean up after a train accident Monday in Wytheville. The clean up will take several more days, but they hope to have Grayson Road back to normal by the end of the weekend. Officials say they placed booms in the streams surrounding the crash site as a precaution to protect Reed Creek. They say so far there is no evidence of anything leaking into streams and waterways. More>>

    Cleaning up the Blue Ridge Parkway

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    The Blue Ridge Parkway is a little cleaner after more than two dozen people volunteered to pick up trash Saturday. It was part of Citizens Day where people were working on service projects across the Commonwealth.
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    Forestry department works to spread wildfire education

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    Families came out to watch a movie and learn about what forestry workers do to protect us from wildfires.
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    Soldiers greeted in Roanoke after returning from Afghanistan Video included

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    Military members reunited with their families after spending about a year in Afghanistan. Families greeted three Army soldiers at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Saturday afternoon.
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    Airlines symbolize nations' hopes or reflect shame

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    The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline. More>>

    Rory McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at British Open

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    Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday. More>>

    Sunday marks 2 years since theater massacre

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    Sunday is the anniversary of a theater shooting, where a man wearing police-style armor killed 12 people and injured 70 during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the Denver suburb of Aurora.  More>>

    NASA 'live' tweeting Apollo 11 moon landing Video included

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    Since Wednesday, NASA has been live tweeting the Apollo 11 launch, moon landing and recovery. Sunday marks the anniversary of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin becoming the first men to set first foot on the moon. More>>

    Watch le Tour, cheer for an American

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    Recently I told you about the Americans’ chances for success in the Tour de France. Now, with the race about half over – I wasn’t too far off. More>>

    Elliston Fire Department rallies around member with cancer Video included

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    Elliston (WSLS) - Volunteer fire departments give so much to our communities.Now, one NRV fire fighter needs help from the community.The Elliston Fire Department is taking care of one of their own not with just words of encouragement, but actions of care.At 60-something years old Paul Herrell can't get around as quickly as he used to.He walks with a cane, lost an arm in an accident and was recently diagnosed with stag... More>>

    Chateau Morrisette Winery to expand product to Tennessee Video included

    Chateau Morrisette Winery, known for its distinctive black dog label, will now sell wine in central and western Tennessee. Chateau Morrisette Winery, known for its distinctive black dog label, will now sell wine in central and western Tennessee.
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    FLOYD (WSLS) - A Floyd County winery announces it will expand its product into parts of Tennessee. Chateau Morrisette Winery, known for its distinctive black dog label, will now sell wine in central and western Tennessee. Winery owners say this increased exposure will also lead to a boost in area tourism. Many of their visitors are from out of state, and they often like to explore other wineries across the region.Chateau Morrisette's general manager, George Weldon, says this expansion will l... More>>

    IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed

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    The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails. More>>

    Virginia Western receives national grant for STEM education Video included

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    Virginia Western is one of ten community colleges receiving a national grant to support STEM education. The school is getting a $20,000 grant to help start a new bio-technology program.
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    Angels of Assisi a top competitor in ASPCA challenge

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    Angels of Assisi is one step closer to receiving thousands of dollars in grant money.The ASPCA is sponsoring 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, where a total of $600,000 in prize grants is up for grabs to help shelters save more homeless cats and dogs.Angels of Assisi is one of 50 contestants nationwide competing.The 50 contestants are working to save more animals during the months of June, July and August 2014 t... More>>

    Rocky Mount veteran honors fallen in History Channel's 'Counting Cars' show Video included

    Motorcycle customized by History Channel's 'County Cars' Show. Motorcycle customized by History Channel's 'County Cars' Show.
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     A Rocky Mount couple was chosen to be a part of the History Channel's 'Counting Cars' show. Mark Angle is a veteran who wanted to honor the lives of eight men killed during a collision between the USS Belknap and the USS Kennedy in 1975. More>>

    Roanoke Interstate 581 and Valley View Interchange improvements Video included

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    Construction has started on the new Interstate 581 and Valley View Interchange. Crews are currently doing prep work.
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    More construction for new businesses in North Roanoke County

    More construction for new businesses in North Roanoke County Video included

    More construction going on in the northern part of Roanoke County. More construction going on in the northern part of Roanoke County.
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    ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS) - As you drive through North Roanoke County, you may see more construction sites popping up. General Manger of Howard Johnson, Mehulsinh Vashi, says having more options will help his business and guests."People can come and it's an advantage for our guests actually," says Vashi. "They don't have to go far to find the places to eat and all of that."A Waffle House will be serving up food a few feet away from his hotel and within a few miles away there will be a Walmart Nei... More>>

    Cleanup continues after Wytheville train derailment

    Wytheville officials plan to complete cleanup by the end of the weekend. Wytheville officials plan to complete cleanup by the end of the weekend.
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    WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WSLS)– Wytheville officials say that cleanup after the Norfolk Southern train derailment will continue through the weekend.The track is fully repaired, and trains are back on schedule through that area.READ PREVIOUS STORIES ON THE DERAILMENT HERE.Traffic along US-21 is open but is still reduced to one lane. Workers say the leacleanupase will take several more days, but hope to have Grayson Road restored to normal drive times by the end of the weekend.Ikey Davidson, Wythe Coun... More>>

    IRS phone scam back in our area

    The BBB says they’ve received several reports that irs impersonators are calling residents and demanding that they pay taxes they don’t actually owe. The BBB says they’ve received several reports that irs impersonators are calling residents and demanding that they pay taxes they don’t actually owe.
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    The better business bureau is cautioning residents here in southwest Virginia about a phone scam involving con artists pretending to be IRS agents.The BBB says they’ve received several reports that irs impersonators are calling residents and demanding that they pay taxes they don’t actually owe and are told to send the funds via a prepaid card or wire transfer. These impersonators even have a computer program that wil... More>>

    Marvel announces new Captain America, Thor

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    Marvel Comics announced the changes for two of its most iconic characters, Captain America and Thor, this week on separate TV shows.

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    VA Dept. of Education names chief academic officer

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    John "Billy" Haun of Charlottesville will become the Virginia Department of Education's chief academic officer starting September 1st.
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    2 groups plan to monitor Dan River

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    RICHMOND(AP) - Two water protection groups are teaming up to continue monitoring the Dan River for large deposits of coal ash from a massive spill in North Carolina that flowed into Virginia.The planned long-term monitoring comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded Thursday that Duke Energy had completed the removal of large pockets of coal ash.The monitoring will be conducted by the Roanoke River Basin Association and the Dan River Basin Association. The groups are fearf... More>>

    Buchanan Carnival raises more than $75,000 for town's EMS Video included

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    Buchanan Mayor Larry Hall said around 5,000 people showed up on the 4th of July, the largest one day turnout in the carnival's 60 year history. More>>

    Commonwealth Games gets underway in the Roanoke Valley tonight Video included

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    Thousands of people will make their way to the Roanoke Valley this weekend for the 25th Annual Subway Commonwealth Games. More>>

    AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine Video included

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    American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched... More>>

    Roanoke artists makes music video to highlight "Fathers First" Video included

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    A new music video is helping spread the word about a Roanoke program that helps men become better fathers. On Thursday, Fathers First helped debut local hip-hop artist Robert Wormley's new music video. The song was written by Rob "Fhat Rob" Wormley II about his experience in the TAP Fathers First program. Fathers First provides families with the assistance to address issues such as healthy relationships, communication skills and parenting responsibilities. Wormley's music video highlights th... More>>

    Sexual assault education now required at Virginia Tech Video included

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    Virginia Tech leaders says they are taking on the White House's challenge to be more diligent about preventing sexual assaults. For the first time this year, every incoming student will be required to take a 45-minute module on sexual assault awareness and prevention. More>>

    Door-to-door meat company flagged by BBB in Salem Video included

    Charles Finney and his daughter were not happy with their purchase from USA Gourmet. Charles Finney and his daughter were not happy with their purchase from USA Gourmet.
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    Black mystery meat, with no labels, freezer burned in poorly sealed packaging. Discolored covered in ice and sticky to the touch.This is the meat that daughter Brenda Reynolds found in her 81 year-old-fathers freezer when she came over to make him dinner."We cooked two steaks and it didn't taste like steak at all, it was like a mystery meat," Brenda said.Charles Finney bought one hundred dollars worth of meat from a U... More>>

    A historic building in Pulaski to be restored Video included

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    PULASKI (WSLS) - One of Pulaski's most historic buildings may not be empty much longer.Plans are now in the works to restore the old Dalton building downtown. This building was built in the 1920's as a movie house but has been vacant for more than three decades.Town leaders are now working to convert the landmark into a hotel and restaurant.The town must apply for grants to get started with the project by October. More>>

    Food pantry benefit concert to be held in Radford

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    RADFORD (WSLS) - Nearly 20 local musicians will gather at Bisset Park in Radford Friday to help the hungry.Play Away the Hunger will kick off at 5:30 Friday evening to raise money and food donations for the Radford food pantry.Summer months are particularly difficult for the pantry because families that rely heavily on school for their kids' food must use the pantry more often. More>>

    Heart attack survivor thanks Life-Guard 12 crew for getting her the critical care she needed Video included

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    A Lexington couple thanks Carilion Clinic's Life-Guard 12 crew members for their dedication to patient care.

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    Subway's Jared visits Boys and Girls Club in Roanoke

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    Jared Fogle of Subway visits Boys and Girls Club in Roanoke. Jared Fogle of Subway visits Boys and Girls Club in Roanoke.
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    ROANOKE (WSLS) - Jared Fogle known as the Subway guy in commercials spoke to children at the Boys and Girls Club in Roanoke Thursday afternoon.Fogle helped kick off the 2014 Subway Commonwealth Games of Virginia. He spoke to kids about his battle with weight as a child and adult. About sixteen years ago, he made a change to eat lowfat Subway sandwiches and since then has followed a healthy diet. He wanted kids to understand the importance of diet and exercise, which is something he tells peop... More>>

    UVA rape victim calls on university officials across country for change Video included

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    At 17, and a new student at the University of Virginia, Liz Securro entered a fraternity house a virgin and left a rape victim.
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    Meth Labs are a growing problem but cleanup costs are down

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    ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS) - Meth labs are a problem throughout Southwest Virginia. It costs only a few dollars to make and it's why police say meth won't be going away anytime soon."It's a continuous problem," says Lt. Rob Fridley with Virginia State Police. "It has been since 2009 in our area here in the Roanoke Valley."However Lt. Fridley says even though the numbers of meth lab busts are up the cost to clean it is actually down. It's because of a new program with the Drug Enforcement Administr... More>>

    Roanoke woman helps ex-offenders find work

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    A Roanoke woman is helping ex-offenders turn their lives around. Kathy Tune opened K & J's Cafe in 2012. Since then, she's hired nearly have a dozen people with criminal backgrounds. Tune, an ex-offender, said she knows the employment struggles people convicted of crimes face. Tune is among a group of people who support efforts to "Ban the Box" in Roanoke City. Currently, the city co More>>

    Construction may start soon for Krispy Kreme in Roanoke

    Construction may start soon for Krispy Kreme in Roanoke

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    ROANOKE (WSLS) - Construction may soon start for a new Krispy Kreme restaurant in Roanoke. As we've previously reported, a fire closed down one on Melrose Avenue last year.On Wednesday, a demolition permit was issued on the site where the former Appliance Outlet building still stands. Thursday, crews and equipment were on site. City officials told us, it is now up to the developer on when construction will start. More>>

    Subway Commonwealth Games help grow sports, business Video included

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    The opening ceremonies for the 25th annual Subway Commonwealth Games are Thursday night. Brickhouse Crossfit is one of the businesses hosting competition and the co-owner says he's notice growth since last year.
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    Arrest made in death of Henry County brothers

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    Two people have been arrested in connection of the shooting death of two brothers in Henry County. Jonathan Rivera-Olvera, 24, and James Travis Moore, 33, were arrested this week.
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    Virginia executions down over the last five years Video included

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    Since 1976, only Texas and Oklahoma have executed more people than Virginia. More>>

    UPDATE: Shooting suspect's mother was resident at Friendship Retirement Community Video included

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    Roanoke County Police have identified the man they say fired shots at an officer inside Friendship Retirement Community Monday night.
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    Virginia Tech moves to rate hockey helmets Video included

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    Virginia Tech researchers are now focusing on making hockey helmets safer. This is after their research led to changes in the football helmets used by your kids and NFL players. More>>

    Abercrombie Fuel in Danville dealing with major gas leak

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    A propane gas leak at Abercrombie Fuel in Danville shut down River Street for several hours this morning. More>>

    Plane cabin design proposes standing room-only seating

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    Passengers in such planes would spend the flight in an upright position, similar to riding on a standard bike.

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    Taubman architect dies at 56

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    (WSLS) -- Randall Stout, the architect who designed Roanoke's Taubman Museum of Art, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 56. More>>

    Rising medical costs could force Pulaski County Humane Society to close Video included

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    The Pulaski County Humane Society is running out of money and time to keep its doors open. Staff said they barely have enough money to operate through their next payroll. Over the years, the Pulaski County Humane Society helped save hundreds of strays, rescues and other animals. As the number of pets increased, staff treated more tick and fleas cases as well as other health problems.Now the organization finds itself in a financial struggle."We are looking at closing the spay neuter clinics al... More>>

    Massive crater appears at 'end of the earth' in Russia

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    A massive crater has been discovered on the northwestern portion of the Russian continent, in an area called 'the end of the the earth.'

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    Salem Planning Commission approves Kroger Fuel Center request

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    Salem (WSLS) The City of Salem Planning Commission approves the Kroger Fuel Center request for Ridgewood Farms Shopping Center. The fuel center would be close to Lewis Gale Medical Center, and would go near the road between Jersey Lily's and Humble Pie.The request will now go before Salem City Council July 28th. More>>

    Huckleberry Trail expansion plans going forward in Blacksburg Video included

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    Plans are underway to build a pedestrian bridge and a town park in connection to the Huckleberry Trail in Blacksburg. More>>

    Formerly homeless child raises awareness for Roanoke Rescue Mission Video included

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    "Packing the Park" of Wednesday's Salem Red Sox game also makes a difference for the Roanoke Rescue Mission. More>>

    Business may soon be able to deliver alcohol to your door Video included

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    Just six months after opening, the prepared food delivery company Fetch says business in the Star City IS up 50 percent. More>>

    Parents of missing woman talk about the man deputies believe killed their daughter Video included

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    Gayle Snead's 35-year-old daughter, Wendy, disappeared after going on a fishing trip. Now, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office says they have filed charges in the case.
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    Sen. John Edwards in Roanoke to end veteran homelessness

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    Senator John Edwards in Roanoke to talk about ending veteran homelessness. Senator John Edwards in Roanoke to talk about ending veteran homelessness.
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    State Senator John Edwards spent part of his day talking about ending homelessness among veterans Wednesday morning. More>>

    Roanoke hasn't seen a murder in 2014 Video included

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    Roanoke is experiencing its longest period in the last decade without a murder. A look at the statistics citywide from 2004 to 2013 show at least one murder by July 10th.
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    Plan submitted to split California into 6 states

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     Tim Draper, who has made billions in the technology sector, submitted enough signatures to put the issue on a statewide ballot in 2016. More>>

    Man starts fire using 'blowtorch' to kill spider

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    A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday. More>>

    The LOVEworks tourism tool is working in Virginia Video included

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    Back in 1969 before there was Facebook, Twitter or Instagram marketing was much different. The slogan Virginia is for Lovers was born on bumper stickers and buttons. More>>

    World Changers repair substandard homes in Roanoke

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    Some students will set out this week to help change the world starting in Roanoke. World Changers are in the Star City working on a number of projects to improve living conditions for people living in substandard housing. More>>

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    • Train goes to Kharkiv with crash victims remains

      Train goes to Kharkiv with crash victims remains

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:12 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:12:14 GMT
      A train bearing the bodies of the people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.
      A train bearing the remains of people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.
    • 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

      11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:12 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:12:09 GMT
      About a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.
      About a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.
    • American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

      American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:53 AM EDT2014-07-22 08:53:32 GMT
      By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
      By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
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    • Virginia Tech, Virginia Meet Media at ACC Kickoff

      Virginia Tech, Virginia Meet Media at ACC Kickoff

      Monday, July 21 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:15:05 GMT

          The Hokies and the Cavaliers both appear to have some work to do to make a splash in this year's ACC football campaign.

          The Hokies and the Cavaliers both appear to have some work to do to make a splash in this year's ACC football campaign.

       

    • Tremaine Edmunds to Commit Live on WSLS, July 31st

      Tremaine Edmunds to Commit Live on WSLS, July 31st

      Thursday, July 17 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:13:27 GMT
      Rivals 4 star recruit Tremaine Edmunds has confirmed with ourmedia partnerJason Stamm ofRivals.com and Hokiehaven.com that he will commit live on WSLS 10 on Thursday, July 31st. Edmunds has narrowed his choices down to the University of Maryland, Wake Forest, USC, and Virginia Tech.
      Rivals 4 star recruit Tremaine Edmunds has confirmed with ourmedia partnerJason Stamm ofRivals.com and Hokiehaven.com that he will commit live on WSLS 10 on Thursday, July 31st. Edmunds has narrowed his choices down to the University of Maryland, Wake Forest, USC, and Virginia Tech.
    • Daniels Gets Two-Year Deal with Rockets

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