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    Caught red-handed, bank robber pleads guilty

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    The man charged with robbing Valley Bank in Roanoke County has plead guilty to robbery. 59-year-old Glen Walton Ruff robbed the bank of more than eight hundred dollars on Challenger Avenue back on February 7th.He then fled to the Kroger grocery store nearby, where police later found him and made the arrest. Ruff is currently in the Roanoke County Salem jail. He will be in court again for sentencing on June 10th. More>>

    Boones Mill close to saving historic train depot Video included

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    It's the first thing you see driving into Boones Mill, nestled on the hill side is the old train depot. While many only see tattered lumber, boarded up windows and broken glass, to the community, it's what their town was made from. "it means a whole lot to the people here in Boones mill because they built the town around the train station,” said Lisa Webster, a Boones Mill resident. More than a century old, the depot... More>>

    He Said, She Said at the Movies: Transcendence Review Video included

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    WSLS 10's Ryan Hunt and Erin Brookshier review Johnny Depp's new sci-fi movie. More>>

    More details on sex offender arrested after being at Roanoke child day care Video included

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    A man whose record stems back from 2010 as a violent sex offender was arrested after being at the Shining Star Family Center on Williamson Road.    More>>

    Changes coming to Vinton Fire House Video included

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    The town of Vinton says in order to provide life saving services 24-hours a day they need to come up with more than $100,000. It's part of a plan to add 24-hour fire services but they have to find money in the budget which could mean raising taxes or cutting other services. Silence fills the Vinton firehouse after 6 p.m. when the staff goes home and volunteers take calls until 6 a.m. "The city has had to come in and help us at night where we are either slow getting a truck out or possibly not... More>>

    Indiana man arrested at Lynchburg Regional with loaded gun

    This .38 caliber firearm caught by TSA officers This .38 caliber firearm caught by TSA officers
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    An Indiana man was arrested Thursday, April 17th at Lynchburg Regional Airport after he was caught with a loaded gun in the side pocket of his carry-on bag by TSA officers. More>>

    VT students & staff compete to win Entrepreneurship Challenge Video included

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    The Entrepreneurship Challenge at Virginia Tech is kick-starting business ideas in our area. Faculty, staff, and students can compete to win thousands of dollars worth of mentorship and business support. More>>

    Vinton proposes getting rid of dumpsters Video included

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    Vinton town manager Chris Lawrence is proposing getting rid of three dumpsters across from the public works building on 3rd Street. He says neighbors have complained about hundreds of vultures that would congregate around that area. He estimates it would save them about $10,000 a year in costs. Lawrence says crews come to every home and business weekly to pick up trash More>>

    Portions of Franklin Road closed tomorrow Video included

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    Portions of Franklin Road will be closed tomorrow allowing crews to repair potholes. More>>

    SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

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    A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. More>>

    Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

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    Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev. More>>

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

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    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. More>>

    Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

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    An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured. More>>

    Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land

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    Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City. More>>

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