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    Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life Video included

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    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."

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    FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

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    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.

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    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

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    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. More>>

    Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

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    The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives.

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    Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

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    An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold. More>>

    Alexis Murphy's family speaks about Taylor sentence Video included

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    Randy Taylor was sentenced to two life sentences today in a Nelson County court. More>>

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    Localities hesitant for the fiber optic cable project Video included

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    Progress for the multi-locality broad brand initiative slows as local officials determine they need more information. More>>

    Roanoke pastor offers free haircuts, clothes and food

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    A local church is providing free haircuts to men, women and children in Roanoke.
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    Kroger: Food safety is top priority Video included

    Kroger says food safety is their top priority. Kroger says food safety is their top priority.
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    When we check those items off of our grocery lists we may be more concerned with saving time and money than whether that product may be on a recall list. More>>

    GM issues 6 more safety recalls

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    General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. More>>

    Roanoker biscuits named top 10 place for Southern-style biscuits

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    The Roanoker Restaurant has been named one of the top 10 places to find Southern-style biscuits by USA Today. More>>

    Virginia Crossroads: Trains, rivers and oysters in the Chesapeake Bay Video included

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    Much of the water that starts out here in the mountains, eventually makes its way to the Chesapeake Bay, which environmentalists have been trying to “save” for decades. This especially applies to the declining Oyster population. More>>

    FloydFest 2013 feedback surveys used to plan 2014 event Video included

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    After FloydFest 12 in 2013, people who attended the event were asked for the feedback and this year's organizers used the responses in this year's planning.
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    NRV mall shooter sentenced to 38 years Video included

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    CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS) - The man accused of shooting two people at the New River Valley Mall last year is sentenced to 68 years behind bars, and will serve 38 years.Neil MacInnis plead guilty to malicious wounding and firearms charges, after he walked into the New River Community College mall campus in Christiansburg and shot two women.Both victims spoke in court Wednesday. More>>

    Confederate flag rally in Lexington

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    The debate continues over the Confederate flag at Washington and Lee University. More>>

    Solarize Blacksburg participants enjoy green benefits Video included

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    Dozens of people in Blacksburg took part in its Solarize Blacksburg campaign earlier this year. Some are getting solar installed right now while others are reaping the benefits now that they're using it. More>>

    Floydfest 13 gets underway today Video included

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    FLOYD (WSLS) - Thousands of people will arrive in Floyd today for the start of Floydfest.    More>>

    Roanoke Police dealing with more fatal cocaine overdoses Video included

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    134 deaths were linked to cocaine overdoses in 2013, nearly 50 percent more than in 2010. More>>

    Roanoke County proposes water tower to fix water pressure problems

    Roanoke County proposes water tower to fix water pressure problems Video included

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    Roanoke County (WSLS) - Some residents in Roanoke County could see their water pressure improve by next year. More>>

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    • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

      Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

      Thursday, July 24 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:31:31 GMT
      The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
      A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
    • Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

      Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

      Thursday, July 24 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:31:15 GMT
      Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags.
      Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags...
    • House, Senate advance competing border proposals

      House, Senate advance competing border proposals

      Thursday, July 24 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:24:43 GMT
      Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the southern border, but they're unlikely to end up with a deal...
      At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled...
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