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    Police investigating shooting near VSU campus

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    ETTRICK, VA (WSLS) - Police in Chesterfield are investigating reports of an overnight shooting near the Virginia State University campus. More>>

    Danville police investigate possible gang activity Video included

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    Danville police said 8 people face charges of prohibited street gang activity in connection to an attack of a 49 year-old man. More>>

    UPDATE: Wanted Roanoke Co. man found in woods

    Tiffany and Joshua are now both in jail. Tiffany and Joshua are now both in jail.
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    The Roanoke County man police have been looking for since Tuesday was caught in the woods Friday morning. More>>

    Ukraine: Russia's convoy a set-up for provocation

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    Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a... More>>

    Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel

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    Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque with bags over their heads and shot in front of hundreds of people. The killings came in response to Israel's... More>>

    National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

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    The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. More>>

    Democrats reframe debate on health care

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    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch. More>>

    UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

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    The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. More>>

    $1.1 million dollar renovation project wrapping up at East Salem Elementary

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    Salem (WSLS) - Students at East Salem Elementary will return to a newly renovated building on September 2nd. More>>

    What's News Today, Friday, August 22, 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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    Your Storm Team 10 Forecast

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    Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

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    The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history. More>>

    Liberty University tests students for Ebola virus Video included

    International students take surveys to assess risk of Ebola. International students take surveys to assess risk of Ebola.
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    Liberty University in Lynchburg is screening its international students for the Ebola virus. More>>

    Local cupcake shop plans fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Video included

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    A local cupcake shop is giving back during Cupcakes for Ronald. Viva la Cupcake will be selling cupcakes outside the Ronald McDonald House on Friday, August 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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    Man with ALS explains what Ice Bucket Challenge means to him Video included

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    The popularity of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continues to grow on social media and is helping raise more than $40 million nationwide.
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    Roanoke city police investigating after baby suffered severe injuries

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    Roanoke Police are investigating after a baby suffered severe abuse after the father admitted he grasped the baby because he kept crying. More>>

    Accident causes traffic delays in I-81

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    An accident on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County caused traffic delays for northbound travelers Thursday afternoon.
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    Gov. McAuliffe forms task force to combat sexual assault on college campuses Video included

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    Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring today announced a comprehensive effort to address sexual assault and violence on college campuses. More>>

    Roanoke City Police Officer will deploy overseas

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    A Roanoke City Police Officer will deploy to serve overseas in "Operation Enduring Freedom." More>>

    Roanoke Valley agencies learn about human trafficking Video included

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    Roanoke Valley agencies learned about human trafficking Thursday. More>>

    Trey Edmunds reports from Virginia Tech on move in day Video included

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    The Virginia Tech Football Team was out in full force on Thursday assisting incoming freshman unpack their cars, and fill their dorms. Dan River product and now Virginia Tech Running Back Trey Edmunds was on hand helping his team mates with all the heavy lifting, he also took some time out to do a special report for WSLS 10. More>>

    Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriage in Virginia Video included

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    The Supreme Court has put a hold on same-sex marriages in Virginia, which were scheduled to begin Thursday. More>>

    Daytime Blue Ridge, 96.3 WROV and WSLS join in Nationwide Day of Peace

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    WSLS 10 and Daytime Blue Ride are teaming up with 96.3 WROV for a National Day of Peace.
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    Virginia-area artifacts vie for 'endangered' designation

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    Time is running out to vote for some of the area's most unique relics that are vying for the title of Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. More>>

    Katie Love accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Challenges Mayor Bowers

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    WSLS 10 Reporter Katie Love was challenged by WSLS 10 Anchor Aaron Martin to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. However, this is no ordinary ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Katie challenged Roanoke City Mayor David Bowers to pour ice and water on his head in business attire. More>>

    Virginia Western investing more in STEM-H Video included

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    Virginia Western Community College is looking to create more job ready graduates, particularly when it comes to STEM-H fields. STEM-H stands for science, technology, engineering, math and healthcare. More>>

    YMCA at Virginia Tech Y-Toss sells out in single day Video included

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    The YMCA at Virginia Tech is tallying results from its best ever Y-Toss sale. More>>

    News conference today in Roanoke after same-sex marriage hold Video included

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    Roanoke ( WSLS)  -- A press conference will be held in place of same-sex marriages in Roanoke today,  after a stay was issued by the United States Supreme Court. More>>

    Police say cultural differences and language barriers lead to distrust in some communities Video included

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    Roanoke City police officers said there are nearly 100 nationalities throughout the city. Due to past experiences or cultural differences some groups don't trust the police. More>>

    Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department fitness coordinator recognized Video included

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    A Roanoke County fire fighter and paramedic is recognized for his work organizing the department's wellness and fitness program. More>>

    Postal workers protest consolidating Roanoke processing center Video included

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    Dozens of postal workers protested in Roanoke Wednesday after the united states postal service proposed to take away the overnight commitment for first class mail. More>>

    City of Danville getting facelift, Wi-Fi Video included

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    The River District in downtown Danville is getting a facelift. More>>

    Danville Utilities schedules power outages for some

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    Danville utilities has scheduled a power outage starting at 5:30 Wednesday evening and Thursday. More>>

    New online tool helps you keep up with vehicle recalls

    New online tool helps you keep up with vehicle recalls

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    If you've ever wondered whether your car -- or one you're looking to buy -- is on a recall list, the U.S. Department of Transportation is unveiling a brand new search tool to find out. More>>

    Lynchburg-area schools screening for Ebola

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    Liberty University is screening international students for the Ebola virus.
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    Va. students improve, beat national average on ACT

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    Virginia students continue to improve and exceed the national average on the ACT college admissions exam. The Virginia Department of Education reports that Virginia students scored an average of 22.6 on the test this year.
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    Roanoke Co couple honored as 'Angels in Adoption' Video included

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    A Roanoke County couple gets national recognition for making a difference in the lives of children. More>>

    Bedford Ride thrives despite lack of state, federal money Video included

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    Four years ago, Bedford Ride lost its federal funding, which accounted for 50 percent of the operating budget. Then the state funding dried up as well.But since then, the program has found new resources through grants, donations and a greater commitment from Bedford County and the Town of Bedford. More>>

    Destructive beetle found in Alleghany, Bath counties

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    Agriculture officials say the emerald ash borer has been detected in four more counties in Virginia. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Tuesday the highly destructive beetle is now in Alleghany, Bath, Fauquier and Page counties. More>>

    Virginia Cares gives employers incentive to hire ex-offenders Video included

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    Virginia Cares is seeing success with a program that places ex-offenders into new jobs. Looking Forward gives employers a key incentive to hire ex-offenders. More>>

    Man wanted in Roanoke County burglary investigation Video included

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    A couple once believed to be missing are now suspects in connection with a string of burglaries. Joshua Bolt is still at large and is believed to be armed and dangerous.

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    Virginia Western to unveil new student life center Video included

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    Roanoke (WSLS) - Virginia Western Community College is getting ready to unveil its new Student Life Center. More>>

    Chafin wins, gives GOP control of General Assembly

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    Ben Chafin's victory gives Republicans full control of the State Senate and the General Assembly. More>>

    Republican party's power after win in 38th district special election

    Republican party's power after win in 38th district special election Video included

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    The commotion around the 38th district race hasn't been silent since campaigning started after Phillip Puckett resigned in June. More>>

    Danville Utilities employees fired after internal audit Video included

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    The Danville Police Department is investigating the possible abuse of overtime pay and a possible illegal use of credit cards and the Danville utilities department.
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    Hunger a growing problem in Southwest Virginia Video included

    A new report from Feeding America shows that hunger is a growing problem in Southwest Virginia. A new report from Feeding America shows that hunger is a growing problem in Southwest Virginia.
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    Although the economy is slowly improving, many still struggle to make ends meet. More>>

    Franklin Co. woman arrested for abandoning 9 dogs in trailer

    Mug Shot from Western Virginia Regional Jail. Mug Shot from Western Virginia Regional Jail.
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    A Franklin County woman is arrested after abandoning her nine dogs in a trailer with no food or water for two weeks. More>>

    Guilty verdict for Rocky Mount man charged with putting child in scalding water Video included

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    A Rocky Mount was in court Tuesday morning facing child abuse charges after police say he put a toddler in a bathtub of scalding water. More>>

    Raccoon test positive for rabies in Gretna

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    People living on North Fork Drive in Gretna received a health alert regarding a raccoon from the area that tested positive for rabies.
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    Pulaski man running cross country to raise awareness about suicide, depression Video included

    Tony Smith is running across the country to raise awareness Tony Smith is running across the country to raise awareness
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    A local man quit his job so he can run across the country spreading a message of hope and life. It's a message that hits home for a Pulaski family who lost their son.
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    Roanoke-area police using body cameras during patrols

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    Some police departments across the country have adopted new technology for use on patrols.
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    • Iraq militants kill 64 in attack on Sunni mosque

      Iraq militants kill 64 in attack on Sunni mosque

      Friday, August 22 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:45:31 GMT
      Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric has called on the country's leaders to settle their differences in a "realistic and doable" manner and swiftly form a new government, badly needed in the face of a...
      A suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people and wounding more than 60, officials said.
    • Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

      Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

      Friday, August 22 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:45:26 GMT
      Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says the country has confirmed two new Ebola cases, the first two to have spread beyond those who had direct contact with the ill traveler from Liberia who brought the...
      Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu...
    • Ukraine: Russia's convoy a set-up for provocation

      Ukraine: Russia's convoy a set-up for provocation

      Friday, August 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:15:30 GMT
      Ukraine's armed forces say they have caused heavy casualties among pro-Russian separatist forces, although their overall advance quelling the rebel resistance remains haphazard and faltering.
      Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a...
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    • WSLS HS Camp Tour-Salem Spartans

      WSLS HS Camp Tour-Salem Spartans

      Thursday, August 21 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:39:36 GMT
        Salem was one win from a state finals berth a year ago, and they return the bulk of that squad in 2014.
            Salem was one win from a state finals berth a year ago, and they return the bulk of that squad in 2014.
    • Trey Edmunds reports from Virginia Tech on move in day

      Trey Edmunds reports from Virginia Tech on move in day

      Thursday, August 21 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:00:26 GMT
      The Virginia Tech Football Team was out in full force on Thursday assisting incoming freshman unpack their cars, and fill their dorms. Dan River product and now Virginia Tech Running Back Trey Edmunds was on hand helping his team mates with all the heavy lifting, he also took some time out to do a special report for WSLS 10.
      The Virginia Tech Football Team was out in full force on Thursday assisting incoming freshman unpack their cars, and fill their dorms. Dan River product and now Virginia Tech Running Back Trey Edmunds was on hand helping his team mates with all the heavy lifting, he also took some time out to do a special report for WSLS 10.
    • David Wilson aims for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

      David Wilson aims for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:37:55 GMT
      NEW YORK (AP) - Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field.The 23-year-old Wilson, who competed in the triple jump during high school and at Virginia Tech, intends to train in the event with an eye on making the United States team for the 2016 Rio Olympics.Speaking to reporters Monday at Citi Field, where he addressed schoo...
      NEW YORK (AP) - Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field.The 23-year-old Wilson, who competed in the triple jump during high school and at Virginia Tech, intends to train in the event with an eye on making the United States team for the 2016 Rio Olympics.Speaking to reporters Monday at Citi Field, where he addressed schoo...
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