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    Vigil held for 2-year-old girl who died after being left in hot van Video included

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    Roanoke City Police are investigating the incident surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl. According to a news release from police, officers were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE at 4:27 p.m. Sunday for an unresponsive child. More>>

    Hello, Dolly: Tropical storm forms over Bay of Campeche

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    Dolly, the fourth named storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, is expected to make landfall in Mexico.

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    Kraft Foods recalls over 7,500 cases of Kraft American Singles

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    (WSLS)-- Kraft Foods announces a voluntary recall of more than 7,500 cases of craft singles cheese slices.The company says the recall is a precaution after a supplier failed to store the cheese in accordance with Kraft temperature standards.No complaints or illnesses have been reported. If you have one of the affected packages, return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.Here are the affected items:Product Name:12 oz Kraft American Singles (16 slices)Best When Used by Date... More>>

    Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

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    Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved. More>>

    Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

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    McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the... More>>

    Community mourns loss of two-year-old girl left behind in hot car

    Community mourns loss of 2-year-old girl left behind in hot car Video included

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    Dozens of people in the community in Southeast Roanoke gathered and circled around to remember the life of a two-year-old girl. More>>

    World War II B-17 bomber takes flight over Roanoke Video included

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    ROANOKE (WSLS) - If you saw an unusual aircraft over the Roanoke Valley skies Monday, that was an old World War II B-17 bomber that has made its way to the area for the week. It is called the Memphis Belle, and it is in town celebrating the 71st anniversary of its last historic mission in the second world war. Several former B-17 crew members from Roanoke got the chance to take a ride on the aircraft.The Memphis Belle will be open for public tours on Friday and for public flights on Saturday ... More>>

    Arkansas man dies in early-morning crash on I-81

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    An Arkansas man is dead after being involved in a crash on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County.
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    Accident on I-81N causes Labor Day travel headaches

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    According to VDOT's 511Virginia.org website, an accident on Interstate 81 North near mile marker 96 is causing major traffic delays. More>>

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    Labor Day blood drive happening in Roanoke

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    A Labor Day blood drive is being held today in Roanoke.It's at the Historic Lawson Building at 401 Gainsboro Road, NW. More>>

    What's News Today, Monday, September 1st Video included

    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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    More money, reasons for Roanoke Co. to open libraries on Sunday's Video included

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    In less than a week, two Roanoke County libraries will open on Sunday's for the first time since the recession. The South County and Vinton libraries will open their doors from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. More>>

    Buena Vista Labor Day Parade kicks off this morning Video included

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    The event consistently draws large crowds as it's commonly referred to as the unofficial kickoff of campaign season in Virginia. More>>

    The Virginian closing

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    The Virginian, which is one of the largest low income housing developments in Lynchburg, closed today. More>>

    Roanoke child death investigation

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     Police and fire crews are investigating the death of a child in Roanoke. More>>

    Sweet Briar College student confesses to 'White Only', 'Colored' signs

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    A student at Sweet Briar College confessed to putting "hurtful signs" on doors of students and a water cooler.
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    Henry County pursuit ends in deadly accident

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    One man is dead following an accident last night in Henry County. More>>

    Vehicle hits electric fence, catches fire in Roanoke County Video included

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    Roanoke County Police are investigating after a teen was seriously hurt in a crash Saturday. More>>

    Lincoln Terrace neighborhood reunion Video included

    Downtown Roanoke is getting more businesses in including restaurants and shops. Downtown Roanoke is getting more businesses in including restaurants and shops.
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    People who lived in the Lincoln Terrace a neighborhood in Roanoke gathered to catch up with those who may have moved out.
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    Virginia Tech adds Hokie Village to home games

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    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>>

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    • US military targets extremists in Somalia

      US military targets extremists in Somalia

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:53 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:53:31 GMT
      The Pentagon says U.S. military forces have targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabaab network in an operation in Somalia.
      U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.
    • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

      Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:11 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:11:09 GMT
      Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.
      Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.
    • Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

      Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:51 AM EDT2014-09-02 05:51:10 GMT
      An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother.
      An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother in another case that casts a harsh light on Thailand's beleaguered surrogacy industry.
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    • Hokies Prep for Ohio State

      Hokies Prep for Ohio State

      Monday, September 1 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:40:12 GMT
      Virginia Tech knows it will have its hands full when the team takes the field in Columbus Ohio Saturday, Sept. 6.
      Virginia Tech knows it will have its hands full when the team takes the field in Columbus Ohio Saturday, Sept. 6.
    • Hokie Newcomers Make Waves Early

      Hokie Newcomers Make Waves Early

      Sunday, August 31 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:36:52 GMT
      Associated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech entered its season opener with 32 players on the dress squad who never had played in a collegiate game for the Hokies, including 17 true freshmen and a starting quarterback who transferred in over the summer.Considering what transpired on the field, head coach Frank Beamer came out of the game feeling rather positive about his team's potential for this season.Behind...
      Associated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech entered its season opener with 32 players on the dress squad who never had played in a collegiate game for the Hokies, including 17 true freshmen and a starting quarterback who transferred in over the summer.Considering what transpired on the field, head coach Frank Beamer came out of the game feeling rather positive about his team's potential for this season.Behind...
    • Brewer and Hokies win opener vs. William and Mary

      Brewer and Hokies win opener vs. William and Mary

      Saturday, August 30 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:53:49 GMT
      JIMMY ROBERTSONAssociated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Michael Brewer threw for 251 yards with two touchdown passes, and Virginia Tech beat William Mary 34-9 in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday.Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech, completed 23 of 30 passes, including touchdown passes of 13 yards to Isaiah Ford and 8 yards to Bucky Hodges.Virginia Tech pulled away by scoring on three straight drives and four...
      JIMMY ROBERTSONAssociated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Michael Brewer threw for 251 yards with two touchdown passes, and Virginia Tech beat William Mary 34-9 in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday.Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech, completed 23 of 30 passes, including touchdown passes of 13 yards to Isaiah Ford and 8 yards to Bucky Hodges.Virginia Tech pulled away by scoring on three straight drives and four...
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