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    Congress races to finish VA, highway bills

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    Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants. More>>

    Virginia calf with prosthetic legs gets book deal

    Hero the calf. Hero the calf.
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    A special calf named 'Hero 'is back home in Virginia after getting two prosthetics legs. More>>

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    Virginia Settles ABC Lawsuit

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    Attorney General Mark Herring says the Commonwealth has reached a settlement with Elizabeth Daly in her $40 million lawsuit against several agents of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. More>>

    WSLS Reporter, Anchor Jenna Zibton needs your birthday donations!

    WSLS Anchor, Reporter Jenna Zibton is training for the Chicago Marathon. WSLS Anchor, Reporter Jenna Zibton is training for the Chicago Marathon.

    Thursday, July 31 is WSLS Reporter/Anchor Jenna Zibton’s birthday! If you’re looking for the perfect present to get her, how about a donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities?!
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    Forest amputee part of USA Paracanoe National Team competing in Moscow

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    A Forest man is leaving for Moscow to compete as part of the USA Paracanoe National Team. More>>

    Roanoke County Police ask for community's help to catch most wanted Video included

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    Local law enforcement agencies need your help to get the most wanted criminals off the streets.
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    Officials: Patient that sparked scare at Charlotte hospital had Malaria Video included

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    According to officials, a patient arrived at Carolinas Medical Center Emergency Department on Tuesday evening after visiting a country known for high risk of infectious diseases.
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    Roanoke Fire-EMS sees big jump in number of fires

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    The department responded to 55 fires in 2013. Through July, they've responded to 60 fires this year. More>>

    Powell might not have been told early on about CIA techniques

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    A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and... More>>

    Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

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    A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said. More>>

    Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolated

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    The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers... More>>

    Coca Cola, Kroger team up with Roanoke, Vinton to encourage recycling Video included

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    If you recycle in Roanoke or Vinton you could be selected for a fifty dollar gift card from Kroger if you place the Coca Cola recycle and win sticker on the side of your bins. More>>

    Roanoke Police arrest three after shooting and fight on Orange Ave Video included

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    Police are looking for a Boones Mill man after they say he shot into a vehicle with people inside Tuesday night.
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    New phone app could save your life if you're attacked Video included

    Lifeline Response has saved 4 lives since it's debut in February. Lifeline Response has saved 4 lives since it's debut in February.
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    New technology could save your life in the event of an attack.
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    Unique reunion between two veterans in Roanoke Video included

    Mark Angle and David Beard checking out the customized motorcyle. Mark Angle and David Beard checking out the customized motorcyle.
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    A unique reunion happened in Roanoke between two veterans living only 30 miles a part and never knowing it until now. Mark Angle and David Beard both served in the U.S. navy more than forty years ago. More>>

    Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

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    Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival... More>>

    Homestead Creamery benefiting from waterline expansion in Franklin Co. Video included

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    Franklin County plans to help residents and businesses with the new water line.

     

     

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    Ponce de Leon officially opens in Downtown Roanoke

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    The Ponce de Leon officially open its doors on Wednesday.
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    Franklin County accident causes lane closures on Brooks Mill Road

    State Trooper injured in accident on Brooks Mill Road

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    State Police confirm that a trooper was involved in a crash Tuesday night. More>>

    Franklin road closure planned Friday, August 1

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    Crews will close part of Franklin Road Friday for the "Fridays on Franklin" event.
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    Charges upgraded to First Degree Murder in death of Virginia Tech student Video included

    21-year-old Virginia Tech student Samanata Shrestha was found dead February 10 in Blacksburg. 21-year-old Virginia Tech student Samanata Shrestha was found dead February 10 in Blacksburg.
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    Charges against woman accused of killing a Virginia Tech student have been upgraded to First Degree Murder and Transporting or Concealing a Dead Body. More>>

    Fact Check: Ben Chafin, Mike Hymes trade jabs in latest ads Video included

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    Republican Delegate Ben Chafin and Democrat Mike Hymes are running to see who will fill the seat of former Senator Phillip Puckett. More>>

    Home invasion victim's husband talks about wife's ordeal Video included

    The Cochrans were married last February. The Cochrans were married last February.
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    The victims of a home invasion spoke out about their terrifying ordeal Wednesday.
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    Floyd community members fight against pipeline proposal

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    Natural gas companies EQT Midstream and Next Era want to build a 330 mile pipeline across local counties. More>>

    State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Bedford County

    State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Bedford County

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    BEDFORD COUNTY (WSLS) -- State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Bedford County. More>>

    Fugitive sex offender captured in Roanoke

    Fugitive sex offender captured in Roanoke

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    ROANOKE (WSLS) - A man wanted for sex crimes against a minor was captured in Roanoke during a traffic stop. More>>

    Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

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    The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests. More>>

    Steamy love letters from Warren G. Harding to mistress released by Library of Congress

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    After 50 years under lock and key, the steamy love letters of President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, were released on Tuesday.  More>>

    Friends share memories of Caldwell Butler Video included

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    People across the county and along the Roanoke Valley are mourning the loss of Caldwell Butler. Friends said the former congressman was an outstanding lawyer, a real gentleman and a devoted family man. On Tuesday, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Rep. Griffith, and others in the Virginia delegation honored the life of former Congressman M. Caldwell Butler on the floor of the House. It was a fitting tribute by republicans and democrats who honored a man known to look beyond party lines. Friends said Caldwe... More>>

    Roanoke Police investigate shots fired incident

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    On July 29, 2014 at 6:08 p.m. Roanoke Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Orange Avenue NE to investigate a shots fired call. Immediately upon arrival officers detained several subjects believed to have been involved in the incident. The preliminary investigation suggests the individuals involved were traveling in two different vehicles on Hollins Road when at least one of the occupants in one of the vehicles starting shooting at the other vehicle. The vehicles separated briefly and t... More>>

    China reports deadly attack in northwest

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    A mob armed with knives and axes rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed Islamic... More>>

    Smith Mountain Lake State Park expected to break record

    Smith Mountain Lake State Park expected to break record Video included

    Smith Mountain Lake State Park set to break a record in number of visitors. Smith Mountain Lake State Park set to break a record in number of visitors.
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    SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE (WSLS) - The water, the beautiful landscape, and all the activities draw hundreds of people to Smith Mountain Lake each year.The Robinsons are visiting the lake from Harrisonburg for the first time. Brothers Isaac and Andrew are enjoying their afternoon paddling on their kayaks at the state park."We've been having a lot of fun," says Aaron Robinson, visitor. "The boys have been enjoying it and the sand and water. We've been doing some of the hiking trails on the campground... More>>

    Softball tourney means big business for local economy Video included

    Excitment on the field means more celebration dinners after the game. Excitment on the field means more celebration dinners after the game.
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    There's a lot of excitement on the field at Moyer Stadium, as 140 teams from around the country battle it out in the biggest tournament in the league, played in the Roanoke Valley.While there is a lot of action going on in the field, it's also adding an extra buzz around town, especially when it's meal time for the more than three thousand people the tournament brings in.Locally owned Chick-fil-a is only one of many b... More>>

    Roanoke City says goodbye to 30 year emergency dispatcher

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    Wednesday, Roanoke City will say goodbye to an E 911 dispatcher who has answered the phone for people in need for more than 30 years. More>>

    Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

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    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia. More>>

    Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

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    For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say... More>>

    Montgomery County to team up with schools for health plan Video included

    County joining forces with schools for health insurance County joining forces with schools for health insurance
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    Montgomery County and its public school system are combining their self insurance plans for health care coverage to save money.
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    • Default fuels uncertainty, stock drop in Argentina

      Default fuels uncertainty, stock drop in Argentina

      Thursday, July 31 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:35:24 GMT
      The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering...
      Argentina's economy minister says he is willing to hold further talks with holdout investors whose claim for bond payments forced the South American country into its second default in 13 years.
    • Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges

      Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges

      Thursday, July 31 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:35:06 GMT
      The U.N.'s top human rights official is accusing Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war.
      Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.
    • AP PHOTOS: Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

      AP PHOTOS: Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

      Thursday, July 31 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:34:20 GMT
      Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.
      Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.
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