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    Vehicle fire causes major traffic back-up in Bland County

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    BLAND COUNTY (WSLS) - A vehicle fire is causing major traffic jams near the East River Mountain Tunnel. The below information is from VDOT's website at 5:00 p.m. I-77N at East River Mountain Tunnel North Description:On I-77 in the County of Bland, at East River Mountain Tunnel North, motorists can expect major delays due to a vehicle fire. The north left shoulder, left lane, right lane, and right shoulder are closed. Traffic backups are approximately 6.0 miles.Last updated:Fri 07/25/2014 4:54... More>>

    'Walking Dead' plays season 5 trailer at Comic-Con

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    Fans attending Friday's panel for "The Walking Dead" at Comic-Con got to see the first trailer for season five. More>>

    Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw

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    After complaining of pain in his jaw, an Indian teen and his family discovered that he had a severe dental condition - and surgeons pulled 232 "teeth" from his jaw.  More>>

    Police still investigating after burglar killed

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    Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an... More>>

    Side-by-Sides Take Off-Roading By Storm Video included

    Off-roading goes high-tech with these new 4-wheelers. Off-roading goes high-tech with these new 4-wheelers.
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    It’s well-known that our area has a plethora of options for outdoorsmen.
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    Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

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    Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel... More>>

    Historic Radford building to get new life Video included

    Historic Radford building has been vacant for around 20 years Historic Radford building has been vacant for around 20 years
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    RADFORD - One of downtown Radford's oldest buildings will soon come to life again after sitting vacant for more than 20 years. The red brick building on West Main Street was built in the late 1800's, and it is now undergoing renovations to house a handful of residential units on the top stories and commercial space on the street level. Developers say although work has just started, they have already received a lot of interest from potential tenants. Business owners nearby are welcoming the mo... More>>

    'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

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    Bel Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of the American high school, died... More>>

    Father & son hit by car in Roanoke get special donation Video included

    Acoya and Chris Spencer were hit by a car in November. Acoya and Chris Spencer were hit by a car in November.
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    A father and son hit by a car in Roanoke are finally getting some good news. More>>

    Natural Bridge benefiting from future state park status Video included

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    New ownership is paying off for the natural bridge park and hotel. More>>

    Boones Mill train depot moves for the first time in over 100 years Video included

    Boones Mill train depot is attached to wheels and moved 600 yards to final resting place. Boones Mill train depot is attached to wheels and moved 600 yards to final resting place.
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    After three years of waiting crowds gathered Friday morning in Boones Mill by the railroad tracks to watch their towns most important piece of history start a new beginning. More>>

    How Salem became the Championship City

    Salem is known for all the championships hosted in the city. Salem is known for all the championships hosted in the city.
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    Salem is the city where hundreds of athletes test out their skills from the court to the field. More>>

    Carroll County woman wins $1 million prize in Virginia Lottery

    (Source: Virginia Lottery) (Source: Virginia Lottery)
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    A Carroll County woman took the top prize in the Virginia Lottery's Winner Take All Scratcher game. More>>

    Your Storm Team 10 Forecast

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    Virginia keeping drug used in botched executions

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    One of the drugs used in three recent botched executions will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection protocol.
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    Washington and Lee Univ. closing Lee Chapel over "safety concerns" Video included

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    The Lee Chapel and Museum at Washington and Lee University will be closed Friday at 3 p.m. through Sunday over safety concerns ahead of the Sons of Confederate Veterans rally planned for Saturday.
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    Mark Warner, Ed Gillespie to meet for the first time this weekend Video included

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    (WSLS) - Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie will go head-to-head on stage for the first time this weekend. With a little more than three months until November's election, Warner holds a sizeable lead in the polls. The latest Roanoke College poll released this week shows the first term senator 25 points ahead of Gillespie. More>>

    UPDATE: Crash on Interstate 81 in Montgomery Co. Video included

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    All lanes on I-81 southbound are closed due to a tractor trailer crash near mile marker 120 More>>

    Accident causing lane closures on Interstate 81-North

    UPDATE: Interstate 81 lane reopens after Botetourt Crash

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    Two lanes are still closed but traffic is now passing on the right shoulder. More>>

    10 Things to Know for Today

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    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

    US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

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    The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday. More>>

    Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

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    An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week. More>>

    Traveler catches epic lightning strike on flight

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    Traveler Gina Hyams caught a massive cloud-to-ground lightning strike while on a flight Thursday.

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    FloydFest artist Michael Franti, uses voice to inspire others Video included

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    The music and fun continued at FloydFest Thursday. Thousands of people are expected to attend this year's event. This music festival obviously has a positive economic impact on the local economy but people are also using a love for music to positively impact the lives of others.Artist Michael Franti said FloydFest is a way for fans and artist to experience different types of music. He said he hopes his songs inspire others and leave people with a more positive outlook on life."When you watch ... More>>

    The Blue Ridge Independent Living Center Celebrates 25 Years Video included

    Comedian Brett Leake spoke at the event, providing a light-hearted insight into the struggles those with special needs face. Comedian Brett Leake spoke at the event, providing a light-hearted insight into the struggles those with special needs face.
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    Since 1989, the nonprofit group Blue Ridge Independent Living Center has helped thousands of community members with disabilities remain in their homes. More>>

    Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

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    Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the... More>>

    'Kim Jong-un Dance' video upsets Kim Jong-un

    'Kim Jong-un' shows some fancy footwork in a viral YouTube video. North Korean officials were not amused. (Source: YouTube) 'Kim Jong-un' shows some fancy footwork in a viral YouTube video. North Korean officials were not amused. (Source: YouTube)
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    North Korea's supreme leader and The Onion's 2012 Sexiest Man Alive is quite upset about a video making the rounds. A YouTube viral hit out of China features Kim Jong-un's head pasted to several clips of people dancing and breaking out karate moves.

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    Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

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    Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crash during storms. Aviation has suffered one of its worst... More>>

    Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe

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    Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and... More>>

    Astronaut tweets 'saddest photo' of Israel-Gaza firefight

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    Astronaut Alexander Gerst took a photo of the fighting in the Middle East from the International Space Station, calling it his "saddest photo" yet.

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    UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

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    A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and... More>>

    New details in Roanoke County credit card conspiracy Video included

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    We are learning more details about a massive conspiracy to forge credit cards in Roanoke County.   More>>

    Progress being made on 611 locomotive in North Carolina Video included

    611 Locomotive getting renovations done in North Carolina. 611 Locomotive getting renovations done in North Carolina.
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    The 611 locomotive is now stripped down and being taken apart for a big makeover.
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    Roanoke unveils plans to revitalize troubled neighborhoods Video included

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    Roanoke city leaders unveil their plan Thursday to transform one of the most troubled sections of the city.
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    Boones Mill train depot on wheels, set to move Friday

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    Friday is the day that the town of Boones Mill has been working towards for almost three years now, the big moving day for the Boones Mill train depot. More>>

    House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

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    With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait... More>>

    'Coolest Cooler' Kickstarter set to break crowdsourcing record

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    Don't get bored with those 20th century coolers - buy into the technologically-savvy, new millennium version of Ryan Grepper - the Coolest Cooler, and it's set to break a Kickstarter record. 

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    UPDATE: Deadly heroin overdoses on the rise in Southwest Virginia Video included

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    According to Office of the Chief Medical Examiner there were 14 fatal overdoses in Southwest Virginia last year. More>>

    Firefighters: "We aren't capable of handling another train explosion"

    Virginia fire fighters say they aren't equiped to handle these type of train explosions. Virginia fire fighters say they aren't equiped to handle these type of train explosions.
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    U.S. senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced they support measures by the U.S. Department of Transportation Wednesday to improve the safety of crude oil rail shipments. More>>

    Teens from 7 states wrap up service work in Roanoke Video included

    (source: http://heartworkcamp.com/) (source: http://heartworkcamp.com/)
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    More than 200 teens from seven states are in Roanoke this week for Catholic Heart Work Camp. They are working at more than a dozen sites across the area including a Habitat for Humanity house.
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    Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

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    Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed... More>>

    Wytheville man charged with murder of sisters

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    A suspect has been charged with two counts of felony homicide for the deaths of two women in Wytheville. More>>

    Roanoke Valley company looks for overcharges on medical bills Video included

    Chris Salmon with his mother, Sharon. Chris survived a brain aneurysm. Chris Salmon with his mother, Sharon. Chris survived a brain aneurysm.
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    Chris Salmon survived a brain aneurysm but his mom, Sharon, was left with more than $60,000 in medical bills.
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    GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs

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    Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes. More>>

    Transformation plan underway for troubled Roanoke neighborhoods Video included

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    Roanoke (WSLS) - The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority will unveil it's plan to transform one of the most troubled sections of the city at an event tonight. More>>

    Roanoker Restaurant excited over national biscuit recognition Video included

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    If you're craving a biscuit for breakfast, one of the top 10 places to get one in the south is right here in Roanoke. More>>

    Roanoke Co. man in court for credit card scam Video included

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    ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS) - 43-year-old William Gomez is charged with six felonies after police found 370 illegal credit cards in his apartment. More>>

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

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    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. More>>

    FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

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    The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. More>>

    Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

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    The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives.

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    Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

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    An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold. More>>

    Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life Video included

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    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."

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    Alexis Murphy's family speaks about Taylor sentence Video included

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    Randy Taylor was sentenced to two life sentences today in a Nelson County court. More>>

    Localities hesitant for the fiber optic cable project Video included

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    Progress for the multi-locality broad brand initiative slows as local officials determine they need more information. More>>

    Roanoke pastor offers free haircuts, clothes and food

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    A local church is providing free haircuts to men, women and children in Roanoke.
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    Kroger: Food safety is top priority Video included

    Kroger says food safety is their top priority. Kroger says food safety is their top priority.
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    When we check those items off of our grocery lists we may be more concerned with saving time and money than whether that product may be on a recall list. 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>>

    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>>

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

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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>>

    FloydFest 2013 feedback surveys used to plan 2014 event Video included

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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 Video included

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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>>

    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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      A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that one of the 17 siblings said will be "a great pick-me-up."
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      An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.
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