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    What's News Today, Wednesday, August 27, 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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    Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

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    An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting. More>>

    10 things to know about corporate inversions

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    Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut... More>>

    Authorities: Man who shot 7 is 'serial killer'

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    A man who authorities are now calling a serial killer opened fire on Los Angeles-area streets for five straight days until he was finally arrested, police said. More>>

    Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

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    A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause... More>>

    Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US

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    Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said. More>>

    Roanoke police and resident discuss community concerns about law enforcement

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    Roanoke City's Police Chief, Roanoke City Council Members, along with concerned citizens met to discuss issues such as harassment and profiling by police. More>>

    Man dead after Lynchburg shooting

    Man dead after Lynchburg shooting

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    Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead Tuesday night. More>>

    UPDATE: Thousands of items pile up at old William Byrd High School Video included

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    The items are being stored at the old William Byrd High School in Vinton where the gym, auditorium and almost every room is filled with unused school supplies. More>>

    Chick-fil-A gets a second chance in Roanoke County Video included

    Roanoke County Board of Supervisors to reconsider allowing this fast food chain. Roanoke County Board of Supervisors to reconsider allowing this fast food chain.
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    The Roanoke County board of supervisors will revisit plans to build a Chick-Fil-A along route 460 near the Bonsack Walmart. More>>

    Non profit helps startups in Danville Video included

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    The Launch Place received a $10 million grant from the Danville Regional Foundation to help start-ups in Danville. More>>

    Allstate plans on downsizing to a new location in Roanoke County

    Allstate downsizing to new location in Roanoke Co. Video included

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    The Roanoke County Board of Supervisor's approved a $300,000 grant, in a 4-1 vote Tuesday, for Allstate to build a new office and call center building with an estimated cost of $15 million. More>>

    $1 million Roanoke City laptop initiative passes, hopes to improve test scores

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    The Roanoke City School Board unanimously approves an initiative to give every 8th grade student a laptop in hopes of improving test scores.

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    Local non-profit collecting supplies for Iraqi and Syrian refugees Video included

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    As President Obama once again stresses to a group in North Carolina Tuesday the U.S. will not send combat troops to Iraq disaster response groups are sending aid to refugees. More>>

    Carilion CEO takes the Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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    Carilion Clinic took part in the ALS Challenge on Tuesday.
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    Coca Cola shares sustainability on college campuses Video included

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    When you think about the "Share a Coke" campaign you probably think of a can of Coca Cola with your name on it. More>>

    Delay expected after wall blow-out at Roanoke Market Garage Video included

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    Part of a wall on the Market Garage hotel under construction in downtown Roanoke blew out Tuesday morning as construction workers poured concrete, said Don Snell with Memphis based Pride Construction. No one was injured. More>>

    Lynchburg man cleared of attempted murder charges after retrial

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    A Lynchburg man is cleared of attempted murder charges after a retrial. More>>

    Roanoke woman featured in website for bone marrow match

    Roanoke woman featured in website for bone marrow match Video included

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    A Roanoke woman and K-92 receptionist was selected to help her find a match for a bone marrow transplant. More>>

    Henry Co. brothers take plea deal for store clerk's murder

    Dominique Hylton Dominique Hylton
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    Two Henry County brother stake a plea deal for the murder of a store clerk in 2010. More>>

    'Oh, the things I do for Roanoke,' Mayor Bowers takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

    Roanoke City Mayor David Bowers taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Roanoke City Mayor David Bowers taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
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    Roanoke City Mayor David Bowers accepted WSLS Reporter Katie Love's 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge' on Sunday. More>>

    Radford man in jail for child pornography charges

    Radford man in jail for child pornography charges

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    A Radford man is in jail, arrested on child pornography charges. 21-year-old Justin Blankenship of Radford is charged with five counts of knowingly possessing child pornography.

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    McAuliffe orders cuts to Virginia state agencies

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    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering his agency heads to cut their budgets 5 percent this fiscal year and 7 percent next year to cope with an $880 million budget shortfall. More>>

    Botetourt County announces new Fire-EMS Chief

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    Botetourt County has appointed Jeff Beckner as its first Chief of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Beckner brings more than 30 years of fire and EMS service and leadership to his new role as chief. More>>

    Second person in SML boating accident dies Video included

    Boaters Ronald Lemmons and James McCoulloch both died as a result of a boating accident. Boaters Ronald Lemmons and James McCoulloch both died as a result of a boating accident.
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    The second boater in the Smith Mountain Lake accident passed away on Sunday according to Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. James McCulloch, 68, of Vinton died on Sunday. More>>

    Former Bedford County teacher charged with sexual battery against three students

    Harry Dillard is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery. Harry Dillard is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery.
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    A former Bedford County teacher is heading to court in September on aggravated sexual battery charges relating to three students. More>>

    Healthier options stocked in Virginia Tech vending machines Video included

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    Virginia Tech is now offering healthier options for people looking to snack. If you plan to hit the vending machine between classes or during a break today you'll notice the changes. More>>

    Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets tackle renovated obstacles Video included

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    Classes resumed at Virginia Tech Monday but cadets have already been at work. They've been testing out a newly renovated obstacle course. More>>

    Christiansburg works to improve Sunset Cemetery Video included

    Community input meeting for Sunset Cemetery Community input meeting for Sunset Cemetery
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    The town of Christiansburg hears from residents this week on plans to improve the town cemetery. The cost of operating Sunset Cemetery exceeds its revenue by about $60,000. More>>

    Roanoke residents hope to prevent incidents like shooting in Ferguson Video included

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    Thousands of friends and family gathered to say goodbye to Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old fatally shot by a Missouri police officer. The teen's death fueled nearly two weeks of sometimes violent street protests and also raised concerns about diversity on police forces as well as the actions of law enforcement agents nationwide. More>>

    Pulaski County Schools in support of county-wide tax Video included

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    The Pulaksi County School Board voted to approve a resolution in support of a county wide tobacco tax. More>>

    WSLS 10 Today's Emmy predictions

    WSLS 10 Today's Emmy predictions Video included

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    (WSLS) - The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards kick off tonight at 8:00 p.m. right here on WSLS 10 Today, and with all of the buzz about the nominees on social media, we thought it would be fun to share the morning team's picks and predictions for the big winners of the night. More>>

    Chick-Fil-A plans get another look from county planners Video included

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    The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors will revisit the proposed Chick-fil-A along U.S. 460 Tuesday.
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    66th Prime Time Emmy Awards

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - LOS ANGELES (AP) - If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards. More>>

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    • Government-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells

      Government-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:48:01 GMT
      A town in east Ukraine has come under shellfire amid fears that pro-Russian rebels in the region are advancing on government-held areas.
      A town in east Ukraine came under shellfire by pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday, amid fears that they are launching a counter-offensive on government-held parts of the region.
    • Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

      Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:58 AM EDT2014-08-27 07:58:20 GMT
      An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is holding, as many wonder what was gained during 50 days of fighting.
      An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.
    • Women's World Cup turf war heats up

      Women's World Cup turf war heats up

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 07:48:14 GMT
      By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.
      By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.
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    • Hendrick Teams Test at Martinsville

      Hendrick Teams Test at Martinsville

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:57:44 GMT
         Hendrick Motorsports was at Martinsville Speedway Tuesday---testing for the upcoming race in the chase.
         Hendrick Motorsports was at Martinsville Speedway Tuesday---testing for the upcoming race in the chase.

       

    • Hokies Freshman Wide Receiver to Start

      Hokies Freshman Wide Receiver to Start

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:53:55 GMT
      Freshman sensation Isaiah Ford is one of the young talents that have taken the Hokies fall camp by storm.
           Freshman sensation Isaiah Ford is one of the young talents that have taken the Hokies fall camp by storm.
    • WSLS HS Camp Tour-William Fleming Colonels

      WSLS HS Camp Tour-William Fleming Colonels

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-08-26 04:50:33 GMT
        William Fleming hopes to continue to improve under Coach Bobby Martin.
        William Fleming hopes to continue to improve under Coach Bobby Martin.

       

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