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    Ferrum College students pack meals for Stop Hunger Now

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    More than 600 Ferrum College freshman and transfer students joined together with churches and Boy Scouts to pack meals for people in Third World countries.
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    Prosecutor wraps up closing arguments in McDonnell corruption trial

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    The prosecutor has wrapped up closing arguments in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. More>>

    Blacksburg Police make arrest in Social House vandalism

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    Blacksburg Police make an arrest in the vandalism of Blacksburg Social House, just hours after it was discovered.

     

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    Second person of interest identified and located in connection with shooting

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    The Lynchburg Police Department has identified a second person of interest in a deadly shooting that happened earlier this week. Police officers are looking for 25-year-old Edwin Ramon Gray of Lynchburg. More>>

    Identity of pilot killed in Augusta Co. Crash is released

    Identity of pilot killed in Augusta Co. Crash is released

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    Augusta County (WSLS) - According to Col. James Keefe, 104th Fighter Wing Commander, following the fatal crash of a 104th Fighter Wing F-15C aircraft in the mountains near Deerfield Valley, Va. the family has asked that the unit share with the public the name of the pilot who was fatally injured Wednesday. "On behalf of the family of our fallen pilot and with a sense of profound sadness, I am sad to share that Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr., was killed tragically in Wednesday's F-15 cra... More>>

    Deadly Pulaski County accident under investigation

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    One man is dead after a single vehicle accident in Pulaski County. The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2700 block of Wysor Road in Draper. More>>

    UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

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    The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in... More>>

    Virginia Living Magazine names Jefferson College of Health Sciences as a top Health & Medicine college

    Dr. Nathinel Bishop in front of new JCHS sign that was  put up this week Dr. Nathinel Bishop in front of new JCHS sign that was put up this week
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    Jefferson College of Health Sciences has transitioned from being primarily an associate degree school to a college that offers baccalaureate and masters degrees for students. More>>

    Roanoke police investigate hit and run on Tazwell Avenue

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    Roanoke City Police are investigating a hit and run crash at the corner of Tazwell Avenue and 12th Street Friday morning. One person was hurt. More>>

    Roanoke Police ramping up enforcement for Labor Day Video included

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    Police across the Roanoke Valley will have extra officers out this weekend looking for signs of drinking and driving. More>>

    UPDATE: 2 Roanoke CVS pharmacies receive bomb threats

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    Roanoke County police say an incident on Williamson Road has the northbound lanes near Plantation Road closed right now. All southbound lanes are currently open. More>>

    Rasoul drafting bill to change BPOL tax for Virginia businesses Video included

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    A local delegate is looking to change a well known tax that's been a thorn in the side of Virginia businesses. Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) is planning to present a bill to the General Assembly that would offer a compromise on the BPOL tax. More>>

    Comedian Michael Winslow stops by WSLS 10 Today Video included

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    The "Man of 10,000 Sound Effects" Michael Winslow stopped by the set of WSLS 10 Today on Friday for a live interview. He's performing in downtown Roanoke Friday and Saturday. More>>

    Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

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    Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. More>>

    Labor Day leads to road closures and traffic delays

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    WSLS-- On this last holiday weekend of the summer, several road closures will be taking place across our region for local events. Here's a look at some of the big ones to keep in mind:Downtown Roanoke: Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. road closures will be in place for the Labor Day Parade. Parts of Jefferson Street, Albermarle Avenue, Elm Avenue, Franklin Road, Campbell Avenue and Williamson Road will all be closed.Angels of Assisi Block Party: Campbell Avenue will be closed between 4th Stree... More>>

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    • Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

      Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

      Friday, August 29 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:11:08 GMT
      The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.
      The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.
    • Student evades monitors, spreads Ebola to Senegal

      Student evades monitors, spreads Ebola to Senegal

      Friday, August 29 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:01:27 GMT
      The World Health Organization says the past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak began, more evidence that the crisis is worsening.
      A university student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal, carrying the deadly virus to a fifth West African nation showing how quarantines, border closures and flight bans...
    • Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran

      Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran

      Friday, August 29 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:50:11 GMT
      Ground teams planned to resume searching Thursday for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia, according to a Virginia State Police spokeswoman.
      The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday.
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    • Hokies Not Looking Past William & Mary

      Hokies Not Looking Past William & Mary

      Thursday, August 28 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:29:50 GMT
         Looking past an FCS opponent is not something Virginia Tech wants to get caught doing again.
         Looking past an FCS opponent is not something Virginia Tech wants to get caught doing again.

       

    • 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...
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