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    Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

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    Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing... More>>

    Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

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    Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists. More>>

    Roanoke program grows to combat teen pregnancy

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    Family Service of the Roanoke Valley was recently awarded a $300,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to expand pregnancy prevention programming for local youth. More>>

    Roanoke delegate looks to add solar tax credits, incentives

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    Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) is working on a bill to add more tax credits and incentives for solarization projects. He said North Carolina has 100 times more solar energy than Virginia. 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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    US military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

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    U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader. More>>

    What's News Today, Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    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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    Shelor Motor Mile Owner wants to invest millions in Pulaski Video included

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    The owner of Shelor Motor Mile wants to invest $3 million in the town of Pulaski. $1 million would go towards renovating a historic warehouse and transform it into a restaurant and retail store on the bottom floor. More>>

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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>>

    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>>

    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>>

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

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

      Monday, September 1 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:30:57 GMT
      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.
      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.
    • Kraft Foods recalls over 7,500 cases of Kraft American Singles

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

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:43:53 GMT
      (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...
      (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...
    • 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

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

      Monday, September 1 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:50:01 GMT
      Dozens of people in the community in Southeast Roanoke gathered and circled around to remember the life of a two-year-old girl.
      Dozens of people in the community in Southeast Roanoke gathered and circled around to remember the life of a two-year-old girl.
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    • Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

      Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:01:46 GMT
      A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.
      Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.
    • UK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case

      UK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:53:32 GMT
      U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it is inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who spirited their ill 5-year-old child out of the country in order for him to receive a revolutionary...
      U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Tuesday it was inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who took their ill 5-year-old child to Spain in order for him to receive a revolutionary type of...
    • Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

      Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:53:29 GMT
      Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the...
      Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing...
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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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