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    Coca Cola and Kroger team up with Roanoke and Vinton to encourage resident recycling

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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>>

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

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    Local law enforcement agencies need your help to get the most wanted criminals off the streets.
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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>>

    Roanoke Police investigate shooting, fight 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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    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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    State officials: Patient at Charlotte hospital did not have Ebola 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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    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>>

    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>>

    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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    • Aging pipe break points to US water main risk

      Aging pipe break points to US water main risk

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:09:18 GMT
      The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the...
      The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many...
    • Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

      Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:08:53 GMT
      Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as...
      A Japanese group is combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information it hopes will lead to the graves of Americans still listed as missing in action on the Pacific island of Saipan.
    • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

      Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:07:54 GMT
      Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.
      A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other...
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