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    Warren G. Harding's love letter's 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>>

    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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    Former Roanoke congressman Caldwell Butler dies

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    Former Roanoke congressman Caldwell Butler has passed away at 89-years-old. More>>

    David Wilson sent to hospital for battery of tests

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    After suffering a “burner” in practice Tuesday, the Giants are going to take no chances with running back David Wilson. More>>

    Man facing drug and child abuse charges pleads guilty

    Bedford County Sheriff's Department say two year old boy was killed after being suffocated Bedford County Sheriff's Department say two year old boy was killed after being suffocated
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    A man facing drug and child abuse charges related to the death of his 2-year-old son pleaded guilty Tuesday in Bedford County court.
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    Murder for hire suspect denied bond

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    Murder for hire suspect Kevin Colgan was denied bond in court Tuesday.
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    Floyd community members fight against pipeline proposal Video included

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    Natural gas companies EQT Midstream and Next Era want to build a 330 mile pipeline across local counties. More>>

    Bedford Sheriff Department searches home on Nemmo Road Video included

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    There was a flurry of police activity Monday in Bedford County. More>>

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    Christiansburg Police help injured dog, looking for owner Video included

    Peeti, before and after surgery. Peeti, before and after surgery.
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    Christiansburg Police are hoping to find the owner of a dog found injured early Monday morning on Roanoke Street near Starlight Drive. More>>

    Checking the facts on Mike Hymes, Ben Chafin political ad Video included

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    Republican Delegate Ben Chafin and Tazwell County Supervisor Democrat Mike Hymes are running to fill the vacated Senate seat of Phillip Puckett, who resigned in June. More>>

    Perfect weather for Wake the World at Smith Mountain Lake

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    Dozens of volunteers helped organize boat rides for under-privileged children who live near Smith Mountain Lake Tuesday. More>>

    RG III, a year later Video included

    RG III at training camp, 2014. RG III at training camp, 2014.
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    In 2013, Redskins camp was all about Robert Griffin III.
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    Friendship Retirement Community shooter may have been intoxicated Video included

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    The man who walked into the Friendship Retirement Community with a gun may have been intoxicated according to a nurse. More>>

    Temporary Park and Ride lot to open in Christiansburg Video included

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    Beginning Friday, Aug. 1, a new temporary Park and Ride lot in Christiansburg will open to replace the existing lot off Interstate 81 at exit 118 near Falling Branch Elementary School. More>>

    Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

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    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. More>>

    Sons of Confederate Veterans demand apology from Washington & Lee Video included

    These are the items the 15-year-old says he wore to Lee Chapel and was asked to remove. These are the items the 15-year-old says he wore to Lee Chapel and was asked to remove.
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    Lexington (WSLS) - The Stonewall Brigade, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1296 is calling upon Washington Lee University President, Kenneth P. Ruscio, to apologize for what it calls the school's mistreatment of a 15-year-old boy over the weekend. More>>

    Downtown Roanoke's new Ponce de Leon apartments fill up fast Video included

    The new Ponce de Leon Apartment building. The new Ponce de Leon Apartment building.
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    The grand opening for downtown Roanoke's new Ponce de Leon apartment building is on Wednesday. Space has gone quickly since construction started 9 months ago with only 12 of the 90 apartments units still available.  More>>

    China reports deadly attack in northwest

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    A mob armed with knives 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 on Islamic militants,... More>>

    Facebook forces separate chat app on mobile users

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    Facebook will stop the messenger function within its iPhone and Android apps, pushing a new app for mobile users that want to chat. More>>

    What's News Today, Tuesday, July 29th Video included

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    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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    Valley View interchange construction closes I581

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    ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Construction on walking platforms along the Valley View interchange bridge will lead to road closures on I581 throughout the week.Two lanes of the three lane section of I581 will be closed during the work from 10 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning.Northbound closures will be in place Tuesday, July 29 and Friday, August 1. Southbound lane closures will be in place Wednesday and Thursday July 30-31.Shoulder closures may also be in place throughout the week Monda... More>>

    Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

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    Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward... More>>

    US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

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    In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with... More>>

    City council gives the green light to add fuel station in Salem

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    People in Salem will soon have another place to fill up on food and gas. On Monday, the Salem City Council approved plans for a Kroger fuel station in the Ridgewood Farms Shopping Center. Once built, the fuel station will be located close to Lewis-Gale Medical Center not far from Jersey Lily's and Humble Pie. City officials said the design plan includes 5 multiple dispensing pumps. NO word on when construction will begin. More>>

    McDonell corruption trial begins Video included

    (source: NBC12.com) (source: NBC12.com)
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    Jury selection began Monday in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife. More>>

    Wytheville to build veteran housing Video included

    Wytheville to get veteran housing Wytheville to get veteran housing
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    Wythe County veterans will soon have housing designed specifically for them.
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    Fourth Circuit ruling could impact local clerk's offices, marriage licenses Video included

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    The 4th Circuit court in Richmond ruled that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional Monday. More>>

    Burglars take money raised by seniors for back-to-school program Video included

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    Roanoke County Police are searching for two robbery suspects who stole money being collected by residents of Edinburgh Square Retirement Community.
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    Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

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    Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians - including nine children playing on a swing - in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians... More>>

    Floydfest wraps up 'Revolutionary' festival

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    This weekend wrapped up Floydfest 2014, an event thirteen years in the making that WSLS proudly sponsors. More>>

    Traffic delays continue after I-77 tunnel fire

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    Periodic lane closures are scheduled for the coming weeks as repairs continue following Friday's tractor-trailer fire inside I-77 East River Mountain Tunnel. More>>

    Healthcare career supply and demand balances out in Roanoke Video included

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    Carilion Clinic and Jefferson College of Health Sciences have a relationship that fills gaps in healthcare and allows people to study and work near home.

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    Roanoke Police search for bank robbery suspect

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    Roanoke Police say a man robbed the Carter Bank Trust Monday. Employees told police the suspect walked into the bank around 9:20 a.m. and displayed what appeared to be a firearm.
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    Pedestrian struck by vehicle airlifted to Roanoke Memorial

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    A 23-year-old woman was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital after she was hit by a vehicle in a crosswalk Monday.
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    What a difference a year makes -- Redskins Training Camp 2014 Video included

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    It’s year two of Redskins Camp in Richmond at the still seemingly new and certainly beautiful Bon Secours training camp. Last year the vibe was all about Robert Griffin III and the previous season’s successes. More>>

    Father & son hit by car in Roanoke get special donation Video included

    Acoya and Chris Spencer were hit by a car in November. Acoya and Chris Spencer were hit by a car in November.
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    A father and son hit by a car in Roanoke are finally getting some good news. More>>

    Roanoke County forensic lab expands to meet crime growth

    Roanoke County forensic lab expands to meet crime growth Video included

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    Roanoke County (WSLS) - Virginia's Department of Forensic Science will celebrate the expansion of it's Western Laboratory this afternoon. More>>

    Corruption trial of former gov. Bob McDonnell starts today Video included

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    The former first couple of Virginia is facing more than a dozen corruption charges over their relationship with former Star Scientific CEO Johnnie Williams. More>>

    DUI accident in Roanoke closes part of I-81 North

    DUI accident in Roanoke closes part of I-81 North

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    ROANOKE (WSLS) - Part of Interstate 581 in Roanoke was shut down early this morning following what police say was a DUI crash.The accident happened around 3:10 a.m. Police say a man was driving a truck when he lost control and flipped.He was arrested for driving under the influence.All northbound lanes will be reopened to traffic momentarily. More>>

    Senior Symposium at Liberty University

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    Lynchburg (WSLS) - Liberty University is hosting a Senior Symposium this week. The event is to help people learn more about practical applications for senior living. It will include presentations on technology, caregivers of family members, reverse mortgages, and estate planning. The sessions are July 28 to August 1 from 9 a.m. to noon in the library. It is a free event.For more information: CLICK HERE. More>>

    Miss Virginia at Park Grove Retirement Community Video included

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    Miss Virginia Courtney Garrett sang an opera selection from the movie "The Godfather" for people at the Park Grove Retirement Community. It was part of the annual ice cream social that every Miss Virginia has been involved with for about 20 years. Garrett says the reason she's at the retirement community is to spread her platform of defying disabilities. "Its about educating the community about different disabilities that are affecting many Americans today and how we can better accommodate th... More>>

    Salem Red Sox Seeing an Increase in Attendance Video included

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    The Salem Red Sox's new general manager Ryan Sheltonis already hitting a home run for the team. Since he's been on the job attendance has increased and fans are more engaged. Last year the average attendance was a little over 2,700 much lower compared to just a couple years prior. In 2011, it was more than 3,400. The Salem Red Sox general manager says attendance has increased about 30 percent from last year. They completely sold out two games, a first time in six years which is due to their m... More>>

    Love Week Starts Video included

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    One church in Roanoke is helping others get a head start on back to school supplies. About 25 volunteers packed 250 back packs full of pencils, notebooks and tissues for "Straight Street." It's all part of Elevation Roanoke's second annual Love Week where volunteers give their time all week to help organizations. One organization they helped is Straight Street which is a place where teens can hanged out make friends and find someone who will listen to their problems. "We're excited that we ge... More>>

    Motorcyclist dies in Nelson Co. crash

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    Nelson County - (VA State Police)Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper E.D. Everhart responded to a two-vehicle crash Saturday (July 26) in Nelson County. The crash occurred at 10:30 a.m., at the intersection of Routes 29 and 56. A 2009 Harley Davidson FLHT was traveling north on Route 29 when it crossed the center of the roadway into the southbound lanes. The motorcycle then struck a southbound 2010 Honda Civic. The moto... More>>

    It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

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    With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again. More>>

    Danville malicious wounding

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    Officers responded to the 100 block of Macon Street in Danville Saturday evening in reference to someone being shot. More>>

    Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

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    Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. More>>

    Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

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    Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival. More>>

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    • Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

      Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

      Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
      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.
    • Floydfest wraps up 'Revolutionary' festival

      Floydfest wraps up 'Revolutionary' festival

      Monday, July 28 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:42:30 GMT
      This weekend wrapped up Floydfest 2014, an event thirteen years in the making that WSLS proudly sponsors.
      This weekend wrapped up Floydfest 2014, an event thirteen years in the making that WSLS proudly sponsors.
    • Bedford Sheriff Department searches home on Nemmo Road

      Bedford Sheriff Department searches home on Nemmo Road

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:19:56 GMT
      There was a flurry of police activity Monday in Bedford County.
      There was a flurry of police activity Monday in Bedford County.
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    • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:00:25 GMT
      The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...
      The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...
    • Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

      Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:47:27 GMT
      The Senate is scheduled to take up legislation Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments.
      The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election...
    • ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

      ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:37:50 GMT
      ESPN says it has suspended sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure they don't provoke attacks.
      ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.
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