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    Roanoke doctor in court today for child pornography

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    Doctor Steven Collins will be in court today after being arrested for possession of child pornography. He practices at The Doctor's Office on Williamson Road and has pediatric patients. More>>

    UPDATE: Search for missing pilot expands in Augusta County Video included

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      The search continues today for the pilot who went missing after his plane crashed in Augusta County.

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    What's News Today, Thursday, August 28, 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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    Roanoke's first H&M opens today

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    Valley View Mall will celebrate the opening of its newest store when the gates to HM open today at noon. More>>

    UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

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    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday. More>>

    Ukraine, NATO, US: Russian forces inside Ukraine

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    "Russian forces have entered Ukraine," the country's president declared Thursday, cancelling a foreign trip and calling an emergency meeting of his security council. Reports from analysts to separatist rebels to NATO... More>>

    Virginia communities adjust to new optical scanning machines

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    As we inch closer to elections in November, many communities in Virginia are keeping their eyes on 2016. That's when they will have to transition to optical scan voting machines instead of the touch screen. More>>

    MaggieMoos in Roanoke to shut down

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    MaggieMoos, open in Roanoke for 10 years, is about to shut its doors for good.

     

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    Phone call data may alter Malaysia jet search area

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    Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extended farther south based on a new... More>>

    Your Storm Team 10 Forecast

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    On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role

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    President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision? More>>

    Federal program provides tear gas, guns and other military equipment to local police departments Video included

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    For years a federal program known as 1033 has pumped millions of dollars worth of military supplies to local police forces. In fact, Martinsville police as well as Danville police have taken part in the program. Martinsville Police Chief Sean Dunn said his agency received helmets, tear gas and a swat van through the federal program. He said the 1033 program provided military-style equipment to help better protect police and the public." I think the intent is to focus on drug and terror type ... More>>

    Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

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    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend. More>>

    Roanoke's West End Center looks to offer healthier snacks

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    The West End Center for Youth in Roanoke is working to offer healthier snacks during its after school program  following success over the summer. More>>

    Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life Video included

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    The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men... More>>

    Roanoke's first H&M opens Thursday at Valley View Mall

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    H&M opens Thursday at Valley View Mall.It's the store's first location in Roanoke. The store is about 17,000 square feet and is on the second level near Sears.
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    No forensic evidence to link Henry Co. brothers to 2010 murder Video included

    Some of the evidence found in the 2010 murder. Some of the evidence found in the 2010 murder.
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    Henry County Commonwealth's Attorney says there was no forensic evidence to link the two brothers charged with the murder of a store clerk in 2010. Andrew Nester said surveillance video, witness testimony, and police work, all pointed to Dominque Hylton and his brother Montreal Kent, killing 57-year-old Nirmal Singh in 2010. More>>

    Bedford food pantry trying to keep up with growth Video included

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    A Bedford church that launched a new food pantry earlier this year is busier than ever and the proof is in the numbers. More>>

    Man held in LA serial shootings appears in court

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    A man accused of going on a five-day rampage of serial shootings in the Los Angeles area made his first court appearance Wednesday on charges that could lead to the death penalty. More>>

    Roanoke doctor arrested for possession of child pornography

    Roanoke doctor arrested for possession of child pornography Video included

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    Roanoke doctor, Steven Collins, was arrested on Tuesday on one count of possession of child pornography. More>>

    Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

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    In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards... More>>

    Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war

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    Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering. More>>

    US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

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    A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind... More>>

    10 things to know about corporate inversions

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    Burger King is drawing a lot of flak over plans to shift its legal address to a foreign country by merging with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain. More>>

    Krispy Kreme hiring for new location

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    Krispy Kreme is hiring for its new Roanoke location on Hershberger Road.
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    Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

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    Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours. More>>

    Roanoke County seeks public input on new school superintendent Video included

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    People in Roanoke County will have their first opportunity to speak out about what qualities they want in a new superintendent at a public hearing tonight. More>>

    Students Make New Gains on Mathematics SOLs Video included

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    Student achievement improved during 2013-2014 on challenging mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) tests first introduced three years ago, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reported today.
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    Study to examine registrars across Virginia

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    A new study is taking a closer look at registrars in Virginia. It will focus on the changing role of registrars and electoral board members to further educate the General Assembly. More>>

    Alleghany Co school superintendent announces retirement

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    Superintendent of Alleghany County Public Schools, Dr. Sarah Campbell, announced her retirement at Tuesday night's school board meeting. More>>

    Police identify person of interest in deadly Lynchburg shooting

    UPDATE: Police identify person of interest in deadly Lynchburg shooting Video included

    Dominique Moss, 24, has been identified as a person of interest in the Lynchburg shooting. Dominique Moss, 24, has been identified as a person of interest in the Lynchburg shooting.
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    Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead Tuesday night. More>>

    Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

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    A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause... More>>

    Roanoke police and resident discuss community concerns about law enforcement

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    Roanoke City's Police Chief, Roanoke City Council Members, along with concerned citizens met to discuss issues such as harassment and profiling by police. More>>

    UPDATE: Thousands of items pile up at old William Byrd High School Video included

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    The items are being stored at the old William Byrd High School in Vinton where the gym, auditorium and almost every room is filled with unused school supplies. More>>

    Chick-fil-A gets a second chance in Roanoke County Video included

    Roanoke County Board of Supervisors to reconsider allowing this fast food chain. Roanoke County Board of Supervisors to reconsider allowing this fast food chain.
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    The Roanoke County board of supervisors will revisit plans to build a Chick-Fil-A along route 460 near the Bonsack Walmart. More>>

    Non profit helps startups in Danville Video included

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    The Launch Place received a $10 million grant from the Danville Regional Foundation to help start-ups in Danville. More>>

    Allstate plans on downsizing to a new location in Roanoke County

    Allstate downsizing to new location in Roanoke Co. Video included

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    The Roanoke County Board of Supervisor's approved a $300,000 grant, in a 4-1 vote Tuesday, for Allstate to build a new office and call center building with an estimated cost of $15 million. More>>

    $1 million Roanoke City laptop initiative passes, hopes to improve test scores

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    The Roanoke City School Board unanimously approves an initiative to give every 8th grade student a laptop in hopes of improving test scores.

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    Local non-profit collecting supplies for Iraqi and Syrian refugees Video included

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    As President Obama once again stresses to a group in North Carolina Tuesday the U.S. will not send combat troops to Iraq disaster response groups are sending aid to refugees. More>>

    Carilion CEO takes the Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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    Carilion Clinic took part in the ALS Challenge on Tuesday.
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    Coca Cola shares sustainability on college campuses Video included

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    When you think about the "Share a Coke" campaign you probably think of a can of Coca Cola with your name on it. More>>

    Delay expected after wall blow-out at Roanoke Market Garage Video included

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    Part of a wall on the Market Garage hotel under construction in downtown Roanoke blew out Tuesday morning as construction workers poured concrete, said Don Snell with Memphis based Pride Construction. No one was injured. More>>

    Lynchburg man cleared of attempted murder charges after retrial

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    A Lynchburg man is cleared of attempted murder charges after a retrial. More>>

    Roanoke woman featured in website for bone marrow match

    Roanoke woman featured in website for bone marrow match Video included

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    A Roanoke woman and K-92 receptionist was selected to help her find a match for a bone marrow transplant. More>>

    Henry Co. brothers take plea deal for store clerk's murder

    Dominique Hylton Dominique Hylton
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    Two Henry County brother stake a plea deal for the murder of a store clerk in 2010. More>>

    'Oh, the things I do for Roanoke,' Mayor Bowers takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

    Roanoke City Mayor David Bowers taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Roanoke City Mayor David Bowers taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
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    Roanoke City Mayor David Bowers accepted WSLS Reporter Katie Love's 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge' on Sunday. More>>

    Radford man in jail for child pornography charges

    Radford man in jail for child pornography charges

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    A Radford man is in jail, arrested on child pornography charges. 21-year-old Justin Blankenship of Radford is charged with five counts of knowingly possessing child pornography.

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    McAuliffe orders cuts to Virginia state agencies

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    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering his agency heads to cut their budgets 5 percent this fiscal year and 7 percent next year to cope with an $880 million budget shortfall. More>>

    Botetourt County announces new Fire-EMS Chief

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    Botetourt County has appointed Jeff Beckner as its first Chief of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Beckner brings more than 30 years of fire and EMS service and leadership to his new role as chief. More>>

    Second person in SML boating accident dies Video included

    Boaters Ronald Lemmons and James McCoulloch both died as a result of a boating accident. Boaters Ronald Lemmons and James McCoulloch both died as a result of a boating accident.
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    The second boater in the Smith Mountain Lake accident passed away on Sunday according to Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. James McCulloch, 68, of Vinton died on Sunday. More>>

    Former Bedford County teacher charged with sexual battery against three students

    Harry Dillard is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery. Harry Dillard is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery.
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    A former Bedford County teacher is heading to court in September on aggravated sexual battery charges relating to three students. More>>

    Healthier options stocked in Virginia Tech vending machines Video included

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    Virginia Tech is now offering healthier options for people looking to snack. If you plan to hit the vending machine between classes or during a break today you'll notice the changes. More>>

    Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets tackle renovated obstacles Video included

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    Classes resumed at Virginia Tech Monday but cadets have already been at work. They've been testing out a newly renovated obstacle course. More>>

    Christiansburg works to improve Sunset Cemetery Video included

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    The town of Christiansburg hears from residents this week on plans to improve the town cemetery. The cost of operating Sunset Cemetery exceeds its revenue by about $60,000. More>>

    Roanoke residents hope to prevent incidents like shooting in Ferguson Video included

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    Thousands of friends and family gathered to say goodbye to Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old fatally shot by a Missouri police officer. The teen's death fueled nearly two weeks of sometimes violent street protests and also raised concerns about diversity on police forces as well as the actions of law enforcement agents nationwide. More>>

    Pulaski County Schools in support of county-wide tax Video included

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    The Pulaksi County School Board voted to approve a resolution in support of a county wide tobacco tax. More>>

    WSLS 10 Today's Emmy predictions

    WSLS 10 Today's Emmy predictions Video included

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    (WSLS) - The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards kick off tonight at 8:00 p.m. right here on WSLS 10 Today, and with all of the buzz about the nominees on social media, we thought it would be fun to share the morning team's picks and predictions for the big winners of the night. More>>

    Chick-Fil-A plans get another look from county planners Video included

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    The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors will revisit the proposed Chick-fil-A along U.S. 460 Tuesday.
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    66th Prime Time Emmy Awards

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - LOS ANGELES (AP) - If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards. More>>

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    • Earnhardt Jr. looking forward to fall Martinsville race

      Earnhardt Jr. looking forward to fall Martinsville race

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:08:03 GMT
      MARTINSVILLE, Va. (August 26, 2014) – Some of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s biggest wins have come on NASCAR's largest tracks. But it is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' shortest track … Martinsville Speedway … that is a sentimental favorite for Earnhardt.Part of that sentiment stems from Earnhardt's love for the roots of racing, and no track has deeper roots in NASCAR than Martinsville Speedway. And some of that sentiment comes ...
      MARTINSVILLE, Va. (August 26, 2014) – Some of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s biggest wins have come on NASCAR's largest tracks. But it is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' shortest track … Martinsville Speedway … that is a sentimental favorite for Earnhardt.Part of that sentiment stems from Earnhardt's love for the roots of racing, and no track has deeper roots in NASCAR than Martinsville Speedway. And some of that sentiment comes ...
    • Hokies give Frank Beamer 2 Year Extension: Through 1/1/2019

      Hokies give Frank Beamer 2 Year Extension: Through 1/1/2019

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:22:25 GMT
      BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced a two-year contract extension through January 1, 2019 for head football coach Frank Beamer on Wednesday.“We are pleased to be in a position to present Coach Beamer with this contract extension,” Babcock said. “Announcing before our home opener serves as a tangible show of support for the winningest coach in college football who does it the ri...
      BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced a two-year contract extension through January 1, 2019 for head football coach Frank Beamer on Wednesday.“We are pleased to be in a position to present Coach Beamer with this contract extension,” Babcock said. “Announcing before our home opener serves as a tangible show of support for the winningest coach in college football who does it the ri...
    • Hendrick Teams Test at Martinsville

      Hendrick Teams Test at Martinsville

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:57:44 GMT
         Hendrick Motorsports was at Martinsville Speedway Tuesday---testing for the upcoming race in the chase.
         Hendrick Motorsports was at Martinsville Speedway Tuesday---testing for the upcoming race in the chase.

       

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