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    Roanoke mothers work together to stop sexual violence Video included

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    Both Lisa Cowling and Gil Harrington spoke at the Take Back the Night event at Jefferson College of Health Sciences. Cowling's daughter Cara Holley was raped and murdered in Roanoke in July of 2010. Harrington's daughter Morgan was raped and murdered in October of 2009 in Charlottesville. More>>

    Roanoke Co. Police search for credit card fraud suspects

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    Roanoke County Police say the two suspects are using stolen card numbers to buy gift cards and other items. More>>

    Roanoke City Police investigates armed robbery Video included

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    Roanoke City Police are investigating an armed robbery at Check Into Cash, which is located at Valley View Boulevard. More>>

    Time capsule retrieved at Huff Lane site. Video included

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    Last week, construction crews retrieved a time capsule from the old Huff Lane Elementary School. Some of the items found include newspaper articles from the year 1950. More>>

    Pulaski father indicted for capital murder of infant son Video included

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    Howard Samuel Cole has been charged with the capital murder and illegal disposal of a body.Hisson Corey Cole was found dead in the woods in Pulaski. More>>

    Tattoo fundraiser to give money to Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center Video included

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    People do some wild things for charity, but what about getting a tattoo. "Ink 4 Autism" is a worldwide event going on in the month of April and one local studio is taking part. Asylum studios will tattoo for a cause this Friday and Saturday. Manager, Tamar Boland, shows us some autism awareness designs in this book. "Ink 4 Autism" is raising money for Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center. It's not every day peopl... More>>

    Virginia Tech remembers April 16th with an art exhibition

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    BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech remembers the tragedy of April 16th, 2007, with an art exhibition called "Then and Now." The display features condolence items that were sent to the school or left behind after the shootings and audio and video footage of the aftermath. The library's special collections department is responsible for the nearly 500 feet of material, and they hope to keep it available for many future generations to see.The display will be open in the first floor of Newman Library unti... More>>

    Deadly pig virus hits Virginia Video included

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    BLACKSBURG - A virus thathasnever been seen before in theU.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and that ispushing up pork prices by 10 percent or more. Scientists believe the virus Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea came from China, but they do not know how it got into the U.S. Last week, Virginia had its first confirmed case. Scientists are working on a vaccine, but so far, they have not been able to stop the spread. Kevin Pelzer with the Virginia Tech veterinary school says... More>>

    Tractor trailer fire on I-81S slows traffic

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    A tractor trailer caught on fire on I-81 South near mile marker 158, between the Buchanan and Troutville exits. VA511.org says traffic was backed up as much as 3 miles. The south left and right lanes were closed as of 3PM.Thanks to viewer Ginny Smith for the photo. More>>

    10 Roanoke City Council candidates meet for the first time today Video included

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    The Williamson Road Area Business Association will host a candidate forum today just three weeks before the election. More>>

    Missing Spotsylvania man found, safe

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    A man listed as missing from Spotsylvania County may be in the Lynchburg area. Lynchburg police say a man was spotted near the Fresh Market in Lynchburg in a burgundy 2006 Nisson pickup with Texas tags. Their news release said the man "had an apparent injury". The truck and the tags match those reported in a Spotsylvania missing persons case. Police in Spotsylvania Co. say Jess Edward Gratehouse has been missing since 11AM Monday.Gratehouse is believed to suffer from dementia. If you have inf... More>>

    Blacksburg company Fitnet secures $1.4 in venture financing

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    The Fitnet Corporation developed the first-ever mobile fitness training app called Fitnet. The app uses a webcam to help clients with workouts led by real personal trainers. More>>

    Tips for last minute tax filers Video included

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    If you haven't filed your taxes yet you're less than 24 hours from being late. The agency is reminding taxpayers to review their tax returns for common errors that could delay the processing of their returns. More>>

    1 dead, after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

    Dozens of military boats and helicopters scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, officials said. At... More>>

    New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

    A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. More>>

    Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing Video included

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    Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's... More>>

    Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising Video included

    In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist... More>>

    AP NewsBreak: Iran cuts nuke weapons ability

    The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into... More>>

    Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

    For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who... More>>

    Region that shaped Tsarnaev more volatile Video included

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    The region where Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev lived for six months in the year prior to the April 15, 2013, attack is a hotbed for terrorist activity plaguing southern Russia.  More>>

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      31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.
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      Fugitive Fridays tracks down Central Virginia's most wanted. Take a look at the photos and see if you can help police track down these suspects.
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    • Time capsule retrieved at Huff Lane site.

      Time capsule retrieved at Huff Lane site.

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:21:27 GMT
      Last week, construction crews retrieved a time capsule from the old Huff Lane Elementary School. Some of the items found include newspaper articles from the year 1950.
      Last week, construction crews retrieved a time capsule from the old Huff Lane Elementary School. Some of the items found include newspaper articles from the year 1950.
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    • Pulaski father indicted for capital murder of infant son

      Pulaski father indicted for capital murder of infant son

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:02:03 GMT
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      Howard Samuel Cole has been charged with the capital murder and illegal disposal of a body.Hisson Corey Cole was found dead in the woods in Pulaski.
      Howard Samuel Cole has been charged with the capital murder and illegal disposal of a body.Hisson Corey Cole was found dead in the woods in Pulaski.
    • Police say Lynchburg man stabbed inside a home

      Police say Lynchburg man stabbed inside a home

      Saturday, April 12 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-04-12 19:39:00 GMT
      Courtesy: Lynchburg Police Dept. Courtesy: Lynchburg Police Dept.
      Lynchburg Police are investigating after a man went to Lynchburg General Hospital's Emergency Room with stab wounds. On Saturday around 6:30 a.m. police were called to the hospital.Michael Payne, 33 from Lynchburg, had with several stab wounds to his chest and stomach. Payne told officers was visiting a friend in the 1200 block of Peirce Street when he was attacked and stabbed by Jamel Owen Davis, 29 from Lynchburg man. Payne was admitted to the hospital and is in stable condition.Police say ...
      Lynchburg Police are investigating after a man went to Lynchburg General Hospital's Emergency Room with stab wounds. On Saturday around 6:30 a.m. police were called to the hospital.Michael Payne, 33 from Lynchburg, had with several stab wounds to his chest and stomach. Payne told officers was visiting a friend in the 1200 block of Peirce Street when he was attacked and stabbed by Jamel Owen Davis, 29 from Lynchburg man. Payne was admitted to the hospital and is in stable condition.Police say ...
    • Hokies Have Emerging Defensive Stars

      Hokies Have Emerging Defensive Stars

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      The Virginia Tech defense lost a slew of seniors from a nationally ranked unit--leaving plenty of room for upcoming stars to shine.
           The Virginia Tech defense lost a slew of seniors from a nationally ranked unit--leaving plenty of room for upcoming stars to shine.
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