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Bedford Co. Sheriff's Office investigates burglary at country club

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Investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff's Office are investigating a burglary of the Boonsboro Country Club. More>>

2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers 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, killing at least two... 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>>

Mountain View Terrace House Fire

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Roanoke City Dispatch say fire crews are on scene, working to put out a house firein the 2100 Block of Mountain View Terrace.Dispatch says they received the call around 6:30 p.m.We will keep you updated as more information comes into our newsroom. More>>

Salem Red Sox Selling More Tickets This Season Video included

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For 2013, the average attendance was 2,735. Compare that to 3,429 in 2011. More>>

Roanoke Times Under Investigation Related to Asbestos Removal Video included

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"An investigation into employee safety at The Roanoke Times began today," explains Southwest Regional Health Director of The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Paul Sanier. More>>

Radford couple prepares to run Boston Marathon for the second time Video included

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BLACKSBURG - A Radford couple is getting ready to run the Boston Marathon for the second year in a row, but this time, they are running for a cause. Justin and Kirsten Mosby were well out of harm's way during the marathon bombings last year. But the tragedy made such an impression on the runners that they decided to reach out to that community this year by raising money for the Michael Lisnow Respite Center, an organization near Boston that supports handicapped children and their families. Ki... More>>

Transitional Living Center to celebrate 25 years of service

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Over the last 25 years, the Transitional Living Center has provided thousands of homeless people with temporary shelter while they look for work and a permanent home.Total Action for Progress runs thefacility and willcelebrate the milestone at PM today.The ceremony will also serve as a far well, as the program will come to an end later this month.The facilityhas done a lot of good for the community, butTotal Action for Progress feels its time for a change.That's why it's heading in a new dire... More>>

Sheryl Crow Tickets on sale today

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Tickets are on sale today for Sheryl Crowe's performance at Elmwood Park.The concert will be on July 31st.The upcoming eventwill be the first time that Crow will perform in the Star City.It's costing about $100,000 to bringthe Grammy winner to our area.The City of Roanoke will pay $75,000. The rest will be covered by sponsors.Tickets are $15.They can be purchased online or the Jefferson Center. More>>

Audible Egg Hunt coming to the Roanoke Valley this weekend Video included

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The kids will hunt for beeping eggs developed by the Virginia State Police, a unique twist on a popular holiday tradition. More>>

Roanoke County Names Teacher of the Year Video included

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Roanoke County tonightawarded Mount Pleasant Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Dana Hoos the winner of the Golden Apple Award, the highest honor presented by the Roanoke County Education Foundation. Immediately after winning the award, which includes $3,000 and the use of a brand new Hyundai Sonata for a year, courtest of First Team, Hoos told WSLS anchor John Carlin, emcee for the event, "It's the first time I've won anything since I won some fudge sauce for some ice cream when I was ten... More>>

Virginia Tech Day of Remembrance Events Video included

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Virginia Tech is remembering those who died 7 years ago.The day started with the lighting of the ceremonial candle at midnight. On Wednesday morning several people went onto the Drillfield and participated in the community picnic, others silently andpaid their respects at the memorial and others sat watched videos and pictures of events after the incident. Some decided to give back to their community in honor of the 32 who died. "I felt like this was a great way to um serve and also in rememb... More>>

Solarize Blacksburg campaign getting strong response Video included

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BLACKSBURG - People in Blacksburg are responding to the Solarize Blacksburg program, which was launched last month.The goal was to double the number of solarized homes in town by getting 70 people to sign the contract.So far, almost 300 people have signed up to have their homes assessed for a solar unit.A look back to the launch:http://www.wsls.com/story/24889220/solarize-blacksburg-set-to-launch-wednesday-afternoonThe program's organizers say this interest is fueled not only by long-term en... More>>

Roanoke Police say crime is down Video included

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Roanoke Police say crime is down since the department reorganization on January 7th. Overall crime is down 12.75% from January 7-March 6, 2014 compared to the same time period in 2013. -Burglary has dropped 32% (95 cases down to 65) -larceny dropped 9% (527 cases down to 479) -rape dropped 66% (9 cases to 3 cases) -aggravated assault increased 23% (22 cases up to More>>

Healing Strides of Virginia needs volunteers Video included

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Healing Strides of Virginia helps people with physical and mental needs using horse lessons and right now they have plenty of horses they're just short on volunteers. For the past five years they've built the number of student riders up to 125 and some lessons require up to five volunteers at a time. Nicki Breedlove started volunteering here after her autistic daughter came to summer camp. She says volunteers get to ... More>>

Roanoke Valley getting courthouse dog Video included

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A courthouse facility dog will be joining the Children's Trust staff to assist children and their families during the investigation ad prosecution of crimes. This is Molly who has the same training as a service dog but she is a facility dog. Currently there are 60 courthouse dogs working in 23 states. Children's Trust is hopeful to have a dog placed with them in the up More>>

UPDATE: Neil MacInnis enters guilty plea Video included

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Neil MacInnis is facing several charges for opening fire at New River Community College in Christiansburg last year. Two women were hurt. More>>

Bedford Water Authority looking to raise rates by 14 percent

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The Bedford Regional Water Authority announced it will look to raise water and sewer rates for customers by 14 percent.The water authority said the average customer using 4,000 gallons per month will pay an extra $3 per month for water and $4 per month for sewer. 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>>

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>>

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>>

The View Looks Goode for Alpacas in Bedford County Video included

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Animals at A Goode View Alpaca Farm are now ready for spring now. Today is shearing day and in a matter of hours all fifteen animals have a new haircut that suits them much better for the season. More>>

Roanoke Police Gives All and Now Community Gives Back Video included

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While Roanoke Police are out on the front lines serving and protecting in the star city the community is giving back to an officer who went beyond the call of duty. Officer Lin Manning got married today. Police say he's been working for decades and this is his third time battling cancer. Now Manning is unable to work so one hundred people came out to "Booker T . Washington Park to jog and raise money for him. "To have the community come back and give back lin never asked for nothing lin didn... More>>

New person charged in Kevin Quick case Video included

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The Goochland Commonwealth Attorney's Office said Kweli Uhuru has been charged with gang participation in connection with Quick's death. More>>

Traffic accident on I-581 South

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An accident on 581 is causing major delays on 581 south. The wreck is near Downtown Roanoke. Traffic cancongestion has backed up all the wayto Valley View Mall. More>>

Virginia Tech catering employee arrested on forgery charges

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BLACKSBURG - A catering services employee at Virginia Tech faces charges after police say he forged employee meal tickets.22-year-old Edward Crook II is charged with six counts of forgery and one count of felony embezzlement.Virginia Tech police officers say Crook forged the signature of a former supervisor to get more than 130 free meal tickets. That cost the university dining services around $1,000. More>>

Sinkland Farms expanding thanks to agritourism growth Video included

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CHRISTIANSBURG - Sinkland Farms is expanding in the New River Valley thanks to the growth of agritourism in the area.Located near Christiansburg, it will open a new 5,000 square-foot multi-purpose facility in just a few weeks.The Sink family broadened the farm's operations more than 20 years ago to include agritourism elements like hosting pumpkin festivals and weddings as a way to stay on their feet. Today, they bring in tens of thousands of people each year with these events, and they say... More>>

Alleghany County School Board recognizes teacher of the year fighting cancer Video included

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The Alleghany County School Board will recognize the 2014 "Teacher of the Year" at Monday night’s meeting and the veteran teacher received the honor despite being in the fight for her life. Renee Warren has taught kindergarten at Sharon Elementary School for 33 years. Back in September, over Labor Day weekend, she learned she had stage three breast cancer. After undergoing a double mastectomy she was back in the clas... More>>

Vinton Police Dept. investigates burglary

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The Town of Vinton Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying suspects involved in a burglary/grand larceny. More>>

Pete Sampras named tennis pro emeritus at The Greenbrier

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The Greenbrier has named Pete Sampras as its "first-ever Greenbrier Tennis Pro Emeritus". In a news release, The Greenbrier says Sampras has participated in the Champions Tennis Classic the past two years.Sampras, a Tennis Hall of Famer,was the #1 men's tennis player in the worldfor286 weeks. He won 14 Grand Slam events and 64 singles championships.The Greenbrier has five indoor and five outdoor courts, and a modern pro shop.Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier, said "Pete Sampras is the cons... More>>

FBI & State Police search area where Randy Taylor lived Video included

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Several agencies are searching the area in Nelson County where Randy Taylor lived. Taylor is charged with the murder and abduction of 17-year-old Alexis Murphy. FBI, Virginia State Police, and investigators with the Nelson County Sheriff's Office are searching an area in Lovingston off of Route 29. More than 50 investigators are helping with the teams. Taylor's More>>

Roanoke City receiving more calls about suspected child abuse Video included

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In both February and March, the department received more than 200 calls about suspected abuse. More>>

What's News Today, Monday, April 14, 2014 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. More>>

Easter Egg Hunt in the Star City Video included

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Some children in the star city had the chance to go on an early easter egg hunt. "Woodlawn United Methodist Church" held its annual easter egg hunt today. Kids showed up and participated in a mission project .. which included making butterflies for cancer survivors. The Easter Bunny also told the kids the story of what easter stands for."It's also about the love of jesus christ and he died for them and also its about sharing that love for others like cancer survivors to let them know we beli... More>>

Radford City Building Permits Growing Video included

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The city says some reasons are because they have low taxes, and decent utility costs another reason is because the student population at Radford University is growing which means students will need a place to stay.Radford city officials say in 2011 the value of building permits was 8. 4 million and that's now increased to 14. 6 million in 2013. City officials say the value of permits is going up because of the new apartment complex being built."We are very pleased to be able to accommodate al... More>>

Floyd County Schools looking to cut about $1 million from budget

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Floyd County has to find a way to slash close to one million dollars from the current operating budget for the 2014-2015 school year. Floyd County Superintendent Kevin Harris says he's working to trim $967,000 from the budget, about five percent, and will present a plan to the school board Monday at 4 p.m. The money was there for the 2013-2014 school year because of excess money they carried over from the previous year. Harris planned on buying four new school buses next year at about $80,000... More>>

State police investigate deadly accident in Franklin Co.

State police investigate deadly accident in Franklin Co.

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State police are investigating a deadly crash in Franklin County.It happened just before 10:00 p.m.Saturday on Route 890.Investigators say a pick up truck was driving northbound when it ran off the road, hit a boulder and then a utility pole.The driver, 56-year-old Kenny Zeigler of Union Hall, died at the scene.Police say he was not wearing a seat belt. More>>

City of Roanoke Opens New Park Video included

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It’s officially Spring, and officials from the City of Roanoke say adults, children, and pets will have a new place to go outdoors and have fun. The Roanoke City Council, as well as staff from the Parks and Recreation department, had a ribbon cutting ceremony for Countryside Park. The Director of Parks and Recreation, Steven Buschor, says the 33 acre park has a new playground for children to play on and trails for th... More>>

Virginia Tech Remembers Fallen Hokies Video included

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Each year after April 16 comes around, students on campus say it’s a day of remembrance for those who lost their lives 7 years ago, and say they will never forget. The 3.2 for 32 Remembrance Run starts off the week of activities Virginia Tech has planned to remember those who were killed. Before the run starts, workers release 32 white balloons. Each balloon represents those who died. Event organizers say they had 8... More>>

Church Organization Volunteers Help the Hungry Video included

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Several hundred people showed up at First Baptist Church to help package meals for those in need in the Star City. About 600 people from Danville, Bedford, and other areas of Virginia came to Roanoke to package macaroni. This is the first year that Donald Gillette, president of Because We Care Ministries, organized the event. He says he’s grateful so many people came in to help. “It is amazing,” Gillette said. “I’m a... More>>

Komen's Race for the Cure Comes to Roanoke Video included

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Hundreds of people participated in the 5th annual Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” 5K run and walk in Roanoke. About 200 breast cancer survivors celebrated being in remission. This is the biggest fundraiser for the non-profit. 2,200 people registered this year, which is more than last year. Catherine Turner, the executive director of the event, says so far they’ve raised more than $250,000. “It’s an absolutel... More>>

Lynchburg Police investigating shooting

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A 24-year old was taken to the hospital Friday night shot twice in his stomach according to police. Lynchburg Police say it happened around 11:20 p.m. in the area of Charlotte Street and Early Street. Daniel Garland from Lynchburg was taken to the hospital. Witnesses stated that a large group of black males were seen in the area before and after the shooting. Witnesses then stated that once the shots were fired the group fled the area on foot.-----------Here is the news release from Lynchburg... More>>

Va. college 'free-speech zones' latest to fall

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LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college "free speech zones" is unfolding in Virginia, where lawyers are negotiating a settlement in the case of a student who was barred from preaching on campus. The Virginia Community College System has agreed to suspend its student demonstrations policy in response to a lawsuit filed by Thomas Nelson Community College student Christian Parks. Both sides have asked a federal judge in Norfolk to put the c... More>>

Police say Lynchburg man stabbed inside a home

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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 ... More>>

He Said, She Said at the Movies: Draft Day Review Video included

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 WSLS 10's Michella Drapac and Ryan Hunt review Kevin Costner's new movie. More>>

Botetourt County girl collects Easter baskets for children in need Video included

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Operation: Easter Bunny is underway in Botetourt County thanks to the generosity of a 10-year-old. For the past 5 years Sarah Hamblin has collected Easter baskets for children in need. Friday, she helped deliver about 75 baskets to the Botetourt Food Pantry. Sarah's goal this year was to collect 75 baskets and the response from the community has been so great she's up to 111 now. This effort to give back was actually... More>>

Tractor trailer crash causing delays on I-81 in Montgomery County Video included

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Crews are continuing to clean up a tractor trailer crash on Interstate 81 northbound in Montgomery County. It happened around 6 a.m. at mile marker 112. The left lane and right shoulder are closed. More>>

Southside Audible Egg Hunt returns this weekend Video included

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Happening this weekend, dozens of visually impaired kids will be in Southside taking part in a unique Easter egg hunt. With the help of a bomb technician with the Virginia State Police, Henry County Schools teacher Lori Floyd created a beeping plastic egg. More>>

HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius to resign after rocky healthcare rollout

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After a rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act in October, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her post, according to the Associated Press. More>>

Westside Elementary debate team standing by to visit White House Video included

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The Westside Elementary School debate team left for Howard University this Thursday morning to work one-on-one with the collegiate debate team. The students are also on standby to stop by The White House and possibly meet President Barack Obama. We caught up with the team before they left as they put in their last practice rounds. Debate team coach, Jeff May, has really made a difference for the students, teaching th... More>>

Health Department lifts advisory on Pigg River

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Paul Chapman, the director of Franklin County Parks and Recreation says the Department of Health has lifted their advisory for the Pigg River.The advisory was prompted by a 30,000 gallon manure spill from a farm upstream. Staff will be removing the warning signs tomorrow morning.No detectable impacts to the Pigg River were found. READ MONDAY'S STORY ON THE SPILL More>>

Accident blocks Brandon Ave. Video included

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Thursday afternoon, Roanoke City dispatchsays a motor vehicle accident has Brandon Avenue blocked off between Arlington Road and Grandin Road. We'll bring you the latest as soon as we know more. More>>

Salem Police get 4 new cars Video included

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You will soon see Salem Police driving new cars. The department bought four new Chevy Caprices that were shipped from Australia. Along with the new cars comes a new design. They wanted to update the look that had been in place since the mid 1990s. Officers voted on the design. Sgt. Michael Crawley says they cost about $50,000 each. The backseat is made of hard More>>

Roanoke County's Explore Park getting ready for opening Video included

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Explore Park located off the Blue Ridge Pkwy. in Roanoke County is getting ready for an open house next month. As you may remember the park closed in 2008. Since Roanoke Cpunty signed a 99 year contract last year they have been making upgrades to several buildings in the park. The wedding chapel will host the first wedding in June. The Taubman building is get More>>

New Franklin Co. Fire Marshal after 23 years Video included

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David Bowles started last week and has 25 years of experience in the fire service. Most recently, Bowles worked for the FBI traveling around the world with the Technical Hazard Response Unit. More>>

Waid Park Expansion Project Reflects Health Needs in Franklin County Video included

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Franklin County Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with Rotary of Franklin County to make Waid Park at part of the solution to community health needs in Franklin County. One of the goals is to connect the existing trail system and extend it to create a 3.2 mile loop which would be available for community 5K events. The Franklin County Community Health Assessment reveal More>>

Ukraine: 3 killed after Black Sea base attack

Three pro-Russian protesters were killed and 13 injured during an attempted overnight raid on a Ukrainian National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine's authorities said. More>>

Samples collected from oil slick not from plane

Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil... More>>

Nigeria: Fate of 100+ abducted girls unknown

The fate of more than 100 girls and young women abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied a report from Nigeria's military that almost all the students were... More>>

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel... More>>

Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking Video included

Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of... More>>

uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN

A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing... More>>

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. More>>

Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a... More>>

Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration. More>>

NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering... More>>

Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own... More>>

Your Week in Music: So much new music, so little time

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You'll find this week's biggest releases, an overview of the most shocking surprise performances at Coachella and a little acoustic bliss in this Your Week in Music. More>>

Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. More>>

Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history. More>>

Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane Video included

As a robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. More>>

Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks 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>>

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>>

Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to... 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>>

Income taxes by the numbers: Last-minute filers hurry to beat deadline

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The IRS says nearly 100 million tax returns have been filed so far and millions more are expected by April 15.
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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>>

Ukrainian military convoy dispatched against pro-Russian militants Video included

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Ukraine's ambassador says his government won't let what happened in Crimea happen in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian National Guard battalion was sent to the Donetsk region Tuesday. More>>

Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the... 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>>

Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies Video included

Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies. More>>

Chief: Suspects wore GPS devices during killings

Two parolees raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday. More>>

Fires still besiege Chile port; 15 dead, 500 hurt

Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smoldering wreckage of hilltop neighborhoods around Valparaiso for a third straight day Monday as sailors in riot gear stood ready to evacuate 700 more families... More>>

Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control Video included

The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfolding. More>>

Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the... More>>

Report: Childcare costs exceed college tuition in 31 states

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According to the advocacy group Childcare Aware of America, the cost of daycare exceeds in-state college tuition in 31 states. More>>

APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday. More>>

MH370: 'Time to go underwater,' Australian official says Video included

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The searchers have concluded that the batteries for the source of the pings have likely died, as no new pings have been detected since Tuesday. More>>

UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

The U.N. Security Council met late Sunday in emergency session as violence escalated in eastern Ukraine, hours before a Monday morning deadline for pro-Russia protesters to lay down their arms or face Ukrainian troops. More>>

Kiev government to deploy troops in Ukraine's east

Turning to force to try to restore its authority in the vital industrial east, Ukraine's government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash an increasingly brazen pro-Russian insurgency, despite... More>>

Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

One of golf's most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That's just fine with Bubba Watson. More>>

Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel

The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate... More>>

Your Week in Viral Videos: Minivan vs. cement truck

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The most stunning thing is not that a cement truck driver thought it was a good idea to run a red light, but just how well the minivan it crashed into held up. More>>

Democratic lawmaker: GOP base 'animated by racism'

An overhaul to the nation's broken immigration system remains stalled because "the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism," the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said... More>>

Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday homily Video included

Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by... More>>

Prize-winning Chihuahua puppy stolen in Britain

British police are appealing for help finding five stolen dogs, including a Chihuahua puppy that recently won a major prize at the prestigious Crufts competition. More>>

4.9-magnitude earthquake rattles central Idaho

A 4.9-magnitude earthquake shook central Idaho, flinging items off walls and scaring residents but otherwise producing no reported damage or injuries in the sparsely populated mountain area. More>>

Long hunt for missing jet looms as pings go silent

After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet and Australia's leader is warning that the massive search will likely be long. More>>

Calif. Democrats walk middle path in health debate

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has been making a habit lately of bucking his own president and voting with the Republican majority in the House as it moves to amend or overturn parts of the national health care law. More>>

Uniformed men occupy Donetsk police HQ

Men in the uniforms of Ukraine's now-defunct riot police on Saturday occupied police headquarters in Donetsk, the eastern city that is one of the flashpoints of a wave of pro-Russia protests, hours after armed men... More>>

Couple: Truck was on fire before deadly bus crash

A tractor-trailer already was on fire as it came across a median and crashed into a tour bus, killing 10 people, according to a couple whose car was sideswiped by the big rig. More>>

Cruz says he's optimistic about turning US around

Ted Cruz says he's optimistic about the country's future. More>>

Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California. The bus... More>>

Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner

The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right. More>>

'Obamacare' under attack as conservatives eye 2016

Republicans eyeing the 2016 White House race battered President Barack Obama's health care law and nicked each other Saturday, auditioning before a high-profile gathering of conservatives that some political veterans... More>>

Pakistan judge dismisses 9 month old's murder case

A Pakistani judge dismissed an attempted murder charge Saturday that police lodged against a 9-month-old boy, ending a bizarre case that drew new criticism to the country's troubled criminal justice system. More>>

Beef prices reach highest level since 1987

The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners - and relief isn't likely anytime soon. More>>

Woman accused of tossing shoe at Clinton released

A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet toward Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared aware during questioning by U.S. Secret Service agents of the allegation against her, authorities said Friday. More>>

Searchers race to find jet; no new signals heard Video included

With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed Saturday in a race against time to find its dying black boxes five weeks after families first learned their loved ones... More>>

Police: No known target in school stabbing rampage

No evidence has surfaced yet to show that a boy charged in a stabbing rampage at his high school was targeting any particular student, and efforts to establish a motive are stalled because the suspect isn't talking and... More>>

Bubba keeps it simple and builds a 3-shot lead

Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket. More>>

Leaked findings paint pattern of CIA deception

A controversial torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee paints a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation methods used on terror suspects after the Sept.... More>>

New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'

Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political. More>>

4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons that spewed in what would become the worst offshore spill in... More>>

Prosecutor challenges Pistorius' story of killing

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Pope assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse

Pope Francis said Friday he took personal responsibility for the "evil" of priests who raped and molested children, asking forgiveness from victims and saying the church must be even bolder in its efforts to protect the... More>>

No bail yet for man in deadly Fla. day care crash

A man who authorities say drove an SUV that crashed into another vehicle, sending it spinning into a daycare center where a girl was killed and 14 people were injured, was ordered Friday to stay in jail until a judge can... More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

Truck in deadly crash slammed into charter bus

A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median Thursday in Northern California and slammed into a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college. At least nine were killed in the fiery crash,... More>>

Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton as the former secretary of state began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech. More>>

Haas leads, with a pair of Masters champs 1 back

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Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

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Sriracha factory declared a public nuisance

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Despite recent efforts, Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods has been officially declared a public nuisance by their local city council.
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'It's a Small World' turns 50 with sing-along

The timeless Disney tune "It's a Small World" that wafts through our memories from past theme park vacations turns 50 this year, and on Thursday, Disney parks worldwide hosted a global sing-along. More>>

Your Week in Pop Culture: The latest version of Android is coming - eventually

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Good things coming to Androis users who wait, the end of The Boondocks without the show's creator, Josh Charles lives on through Dan Rydell and more this week in pop culture. More>>

Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like 'deer in headlights'

The 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing 22 people at his high school was dazed "like a deer in the headlights" hours later and doesn't fully grasp what he did, his attorney said Thursday as he sketched out the... More>>

Putin: Ukraine debt threatens Europe gas supplies

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Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman

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CBS has named Stephen Colbert as new host of the Late Show, effective when David Letterman retires. More>>

VIDEO: Granny rides roller coaster, can't stop laughing

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The YouTube video shows 70-year-old "nan" Ria Van den Brand bursting with laughter as she experiences the "twists and turns" of the amusement park staple. More>>

In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

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What's News Today, Thursday, April 17th Video included

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The stories that will be making headlines today in Southwest Virginia and across the country. More>>

Virginia Tech to host Remembrance Day events Video included

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The University and students continue to plan remembrance events to honor the 32 that were lost. More>>

751-foot ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay

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A large ship has gone aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard says it has received reports of other ships dragging anchor due to high winds.  More>>

Fired NC Democratic Party director hired in Va.

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The Virginia Democratic Party's newest executive director is set to start this week, two months after being fired from a similar post in North Carolina. More>>

Neurological disease confirmed in Va. horse

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An equine neurological disease caused by a virus has been confirmed in a horse from Northern Virginia.  More>>

Forum on coal dust effects set in Norfolk

Forum on coal dust effects set in Norfolk

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Environmental groups are holding a forum in Norfolk on the effects of coal dust on health and the environment.

The forum, called "Norfolk's Coal Dust Blues," is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Webb Center at Old Dominion University.

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Neurological disease confirmed in Va. horse

Neurological disease confirmed in Va. horse

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An equine neurological disease caused by a virus has been confirmed in a horse from Northern Virginia. State Veterinarian Dr. Richard Wilkes says the horse was euthanized Friday. The horse lived on a farm in The Plains in Fauquier County. Wilkes says an investigation by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services didn't find any other horses displaying signs of the disease, Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy, or fevers. But horses on the farm will ... More>>

Virginia Tech students kick off Shack-A-Thon for Habitat for Humanity Video included

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Volunteers in Blacksburg are waking up in a shack this morning as they work to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Six teams are competing and building their own 8 X 8 X 8 structures outside Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech. More>>

Big backups on Interstate 81 due to construction

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Weather permitting, two maintenance projects will require lane closures along Interstate 81 and Route 419 in Roanoke County this week. Route 419 Lane Closures Beginning Friday lane closures will be in place on north and southbound Route 419 at the exit 141 interchange. The closures will be in place until 6 a.m. Monday, April 14. The work is necessary for repairs to the Route 419 bridge over I-81. Drivers should watch for signs and use caution in the work zone. Law enforcement will assist... More>>

Roanoke County getting 2 new apartment complexes Video included

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New apartments are going up in southwest Roanoke County. 48 new one and two bedroom apartments near Cave Spring High School. "Well, it's exciting. It's exciting to be a part of the energy and the momentum and the progress that you can find in this particular area. So, it's a good thing," said Thomas Fellers the Fralin Homes Vice President. Westmont is being developed by Fralin Homes the same company developing another complex in north Roanoke County not far from the airport on Peters Creek Ro... More>>

Roanoke Valley officers get training about human trafficking Video included

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Roanoke Valley law enforcement wrapped up a two day human trafficking training session Friday. 56 people were at the training from about 20 offices in the Roanoke Valley. This was a joint effort put on by the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia, Virginia Attorney General and Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. The topics ranged from investigating organized prostitution rings, interview techniques, detecting traces of trafficking, prosecuting and ... More>>

Judge weighs request for 62 separate arson trials

Judge weighs request for 62 separate arson trials

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ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) - A judge is considering a woman's request for separate trials on 62 counts of setting fires on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Media outlets report that the judge wants to review testimony from Tonya Bundick's earlier trial on two charges, as well as a statement by co-defendant Charles Smith, before ruling.

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Martinsville had highest jobless rate in February

Martinsville had highest jobless rate in February

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in February.

The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 11.4 percent. That's the same as January and down from 15.4 percent a year ago.

The statewide rate for February was 5.3 percent.
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  • Americas get front-row seat for lunar eclipse

    Americas get front-row seat for lunar eclipse

    North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year.
    North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year- in color.
  • Actor Kevin Costner stops in for a cheeseburger in downtown Roanoke

    Actor Kevin Costner stops in for a cheeseburger in downtown Roanoke

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:22 AM EDT2014-04-17 08:22:24 GMT
    People at a popular Roanoke eatery got quite the surprise visit on Wednesday. Actor Kevin Costner stopped in for a quick bite to eat at the Texas Tavern. Cooks at the tavern said Costner sat on stool number 10 near the end of the bar and ordered a large cheeseburger with everything on it, hot dog chili and a lemonade. Texas Tavern cook, Randy Dodd, spoke with the actor. He said Costner signed hid hat and even signed an autograph for Dodd's wife Vicky. Roanoke Police Officer Tim Donathan gave ...
    People at a popular Roanoke eatery got quite the surprise visit on Wednesday. Actor Kevin Costner stopped in for a quick bite to eat at the Texas Tavern. Cooks at the tavern said Costner sat on stool number 10 near the end of the bar and ordered a large cheeseburger with everything on it, hot dog chili and a lemonade. Texas Tavern cook, Randy Dodd, spoke with the actor. He said Costner signed hid hat and even signed an autograph for Dodd's wife Vicky. Roanoke Police Officer Tim Donathan gave ...
  • Christiansburg mall shooter comments on mental health issues

    Christiansburg mall shooter comments on mental health issues

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:17 AM EDT2014-04-17 07:17:32 GMT
    The man who shot two women at the New River Community College Campus' plead guilty to four felonies on Wednesday.The Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney showed four videos in court that Neil MacInnis made of himself. In the video he compared himself to the shooters at Virginia Tech, Columbine, and Aurora.MacInnis said in one video, "If people like us can get them {referring to a gun}, we need more protection." He also talked about his plan to bring a gun to the New River Community Colle...
    The man who shot two women at the New River Community College Campus' plead guilty to four felonies on Wednesday.The Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney showed four videos in court that Neil MacInnis made of himself. In the video he compared himself to the shooters at Virginia Tech, Columbine, and Aurora.MacInnis said in one video, "If people like us can get them {referring to a gun}, we need more protection." He also talked about his plan to bring a gun to the New River Community Colle...
  • Urban communities work to address fresh food shortage

    Urban communities work to address fresh food shortage

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:00:30 GMT
    This week the first ever "Virginia Urban Agriculture" summit took place in Lynchburg. State and local leaders came together to discuss among other things food safety, nutrition and the need for better access to fresh foods in urban communities. Throughout the commonwealth, growers have identified food deserts where convenient stores, not grocery stores, are the only access people have to food. Some believe urban farms and community gardens are a way to bring fresh foods to families and improv...
    This week the first ever "Virginia Urban Agriculture" summit took place in Lynchburg. State and local leaders came together to discuss among other things food safety, nutrition and the need for better access to fresh foods in urban communities. Throughout the commonwealth, growers have identified food deserts where convenient stores, not grocery stores, are the only access people have to food. Some believe urban farms and community gardens are a way to bring fresh foods to families and improv...
  • Roanoke County arrest man after burglary attempt

    Roanoke County arrest man after burglary attempt

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:11:18 GMT
    Roanoke Police have charged a man with burglary, robbery and malicious wounding.On Tuesday night, Roanoke County Police responded to a call about a burglary in progress. Once they got to the residence on View Avenue, police found two men holding a third man on the floor. That man, Zachary Adam Phoenixwas arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding, Burglary while Armed with a Deadly Weapon, and Robbery. Phoenix, 25, of Franklin County, is being hedl at the Roanoke County Jail without bond.
    Roanoke Police have charged a man with burglary, robbery and malicious wounding.On Tuesday night, Roanoke County Police responded to a call about a burglary in progress. Once they got to the residence on View Avenue, police found two men holding a third man on the floor. That man, Zachary Adam Phoenixwas arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding, Burglary while Armed with a Deadly Weapon, and Robbery. Phoenix, 25, of Franklin County, is being hedl at the Roanoke County Jail without bond.
  • Roanoke runners honor Boston marathon victims, Police prepare for Blue Ridge race

    Roanoke runners honor Boston marathon victims, Police prepare for Blue Ridge race

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:02:35 GMT
    The running community is traditionally a close knit community. When tragedies occur like the Boston Marathon Bombings, runners take it personally. This week, the usual Tuesday night Fleet Feet Pub Run in roanoke started differently as athletes recognized those who lost their lives in the Boston Marathon Bombings. "This is something that has certainly bonded people together" said Lisa Nielsen, Fleet Feet runner. "I know a lot of people ran our marathon in Roanoke last year because of what happ...
    The running community is traditionally a close knit community. When tragedies occur like the Boston Marathon Bombings, runners take it personally. This week, the usual Tuesday night Fleet Feet Pub Run in roanoke started differently as athletes recognized those who lost their lives in the Boston Marathon Bombings. "This is something that has certainly bonded people together" said Lisa Nielsen, Fleet Feet runner. "I know a lot of people ran our marathon in Roanoke last year because of what happ...
  • What's News Today, Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    What's News Today, Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:32:45 GMT
    Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.
    Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.
  • Roanoke mothers work together to stop sexual violence

    Roanoke mothers work together to stop sexual violence

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:12:54 GMT
    Lisa Cowling and Morgan Harrington work together.Lisa Cowling and Morgan Harrington work together.
    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.
    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.
  • Tattoo fundraiser to give money to Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center

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

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:25:44 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Roanoke City Council member appointed to Virginia Parole Board

    Roanoke City Council member appointed to Virginia Parole Board

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:51:23 GMT
     Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed council member Sherman Lea. 
     Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed council member Sherman Lea. 
  • McAuliffe to speak at Virginia Tech commencement

    McAuliffe to speak at Virginia Tech commencement

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:55:00 GMT
    A spokesperson with the governor's office tells us that Governor Terry McAuliffe will be the spring commencement speaker at Virginia Tech this year. That will take place next month at Lane Stadium -- on Friday, May 16th, with a morning ceremony at 9 a.m.
    A spokesperson with the governor's office tells us that Governor Terry McAuliffe will be the spring commencement speaker at Virginia Tech this year. That will take place next month at Lane Stadium -- on Friday, May 16th, with a morning ceremony at 9 a.m.
  • Healthy Roanoke Valley Making Progress

    Healthy Roanoke Valley Making Progress

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:58:13 GMT
    Healthy Roanoke Valley has a new look to go along with the same healthy mission to make change happen. There are 57 different community groups working together to fill the gaps in health care across the Roanoke Valley including Carilion Clinic, Roanoke Valley United Way, Salem VA, LewisGale Medical Center. "We have really started to become what is recognized as a force for change. We have been able to pull a lot of stakeholders together they're working on shared strategies and goals. The en...
    Healthy Roanoke Valley has a new look to go along with the same healthy mission to make change happen. There are 57 different community groups working together to fill the gaps in health care across the Roanoke Valley including Carilion Clinic, Roanoke Valley United Way, Salem VA, LewisGale Medical Center. "We have really started to become what is recognized as a force for change. We have been able to pull a lot of stakeholders together they're working on shared strategies and goals. The en...
  • Urban camping Roanoke launches for summer festivals

    Urban camping Roanoke launches for summer festivals

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:53:39 GMT
    Urban Camping is making its way to downtown Roanoke this summer with the festivals taking place.There will be a designated lot on 699 Williamson Road SE next to Elmwood Park.People can bring their RV, 5th wheeler, or camper/pop-up on some major festival weekends. There are no hook-ups but there will be onsite staff, trash pick up, and a gathering tent/fire-pit.So far the designated dates include April 25 and 27.An RV weekend pass is $50 and a camper weekend pass is $40.One of the organizers, ...
    Urban Camping is making its way to downtown Roanoke this summer with the festivals taking place.There will be a designated lot on 699 Williamson Road SE next to Elmwood Park.People can bring their RV, 5th wheeler, or camper/pop-up on some major festival weekends. There are no hook-ups but there will be onsite staff, trash pick up, and a gathering tent/fire-pit.So far the designated dates include April 25 and 27.An RV weekend pass is $50 and a camper weekend pass is $40.One of the organizers, ...
  • Blacksburg company Fitnet secures $1.4 in venture financing

    Blacksburg company Fitnet secures $1.4 in venture financing

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:00:43 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Major renovations underway at Natural Bridge

    Major renovations underway at Natural Bridge

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:31:28 GMT
    The jewel of Rockbridge County, natural bridge continues renovations after re-opening last month for Saint Patrick's day weekend.New hiking trails on the property, as well as upgraded internet service and plumbing are just a few of the updates people can look forward to with more construction underway. General Manager Richard Dane says the first phase of the renovation will cost around $4 million. "The natural bridge ...
    The jewel of Rockbridge County, natural bridge continues renovations after re-opening last month for Saint Patrick's day weekend.New hiking trails on the property, as well as upgraded internet service and plumbing are just a few of the updates people can look forward to with more construction underway. General Manager Richard Dane says the first phase of the renovation will cost around $4 million. "The natural bridge ...
  • Tips for last minute tax filers

    Tips for last minute tax filers

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-04-15 11:36:18 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • What's News Today, Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    What's News Today, Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:37 AM EDT2014-04-15 10:37:58 GMT
    Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.
    Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.
  • Salem Red Sox fans happy to see bigger crowds

    Salem Red Sox fans happy to see bigger crowds

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-12 02:32:57 GMT
    Salem Red Sox crowd.Salem Red Sox crowd.
    There are more people filling the seats at the Salem Red Sox games. It's a welcomed change for dedicated fans.
    There are more people filling the seats at the Salem Red Sox games. It's a welcomed change for dedicated fans.
  • Blue Ridge Bike Fest kicks off at Roanoke Civic Center

    Blue Ridge Bike Fest kicks off at Roanoke Civic Center

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-12 01:34:52 GMT
    More than 11,000 people are expected to attend the Blue Ridge Bike Fest this weekend.
    More than 11,000 people are expected to attend the Blue Ridge Bike Fest this weekend.
  • New Technology Makes a Difference For Carilion Clinic Heart Patients

    New Technology Makes a Difference For Carilion Clinic Heart Patients

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:36:21 GMT
    Brenda Glass, Sterling Glass, Dr. Jason FoerstBrenda Glass, Sterling Glass, Dr. Jason Foerst
    Brenda and Sterling Glass are about to go home after a heart procedure that uses new technology at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.Here are the facts:*The new heart valve implant is called the MedtronicCoreValve System*It was approved by the FDAin January*It is less invasive than open heart surgery*6 Carilion Clinic patients havehad the surgery"Ifeel like a new person. Iwalked around and aroundand I am so grateful.I just feel like a new person," says Glass.Cardiologist, Dr. Jason Foerst is one of f...
    Brenda and Sterling Glass are about to go home after a heart procedure that uses new technology at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.Here are the facts:*The new heart valve implant is called the MedtronicCoreValve System*It was approved by the FDAin January*It is less invasive than open heart surgery*6 Carilion Clinic patients havehad the surgery"Ifeel like a new person. Iwalked around and aroundand I am so grateful.I just feel like a new person," says Glass.Cardiologist, Dr. Jason Foerst is one of f...
  • UPDATE: Morning delays on Interstate 81 in Roanoke Co. clear

    UPDATE: Morning delays on Interstate 81 in Roanoke Co. clear

    Friday, April 11 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-04-11 16:15:16 GMT
    Drivers should expect significant delays heading southbound on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County this morning.VDOT says one lane is closed at mile marker 133.
    Drivers should expect significant delays heading southbound on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County this morning.VDOT says one lane is closed at mile marker 133.
  • 2013 World Series trophy to be displayed at Salem Red Sox game

    2013 World Series trophy to be displayed at Salem Red Sox game

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:32:53 GMT
    Part of the weekend home games for the Salem Red Sox will focus on celebrating its Major League affiliate, the Boston Red Sox. Saturday is Boston Red Sox Championship Night and fans will be able to celebrate the Sox World Series win with the 2013 World Series trophy.
    Part of the weekend home games for the Salem Red Sox will focus on celebrating its Major League affiliate, the Boston Red Sox. Saturday is Boston Red Sox Championship Night and fans will be able to celebrate the Sox World Series win with the 2013 World Series trophy.
  • Major detour cleared early on Interstate 81 Northbound

    Major detour cleared early on Interstate 81 Northbound

    Major detour cleared early on Interstate 81 Northbound

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-11 10:54:05 GMT
    All lanes on Interstate 81 northbound in Montgomery County are now back open to all traffic. VDOT reports that the work requiring the eight-day detour was completed ahead of schedule and the detour ended at around 6:30 this morning.Therepaving project between mile markers 121and 125began Sunday, and was originally scheduled to end 6 a.m. Monday, April 14.Contractors will resume the remaining work using nightly lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. until October.
    All lanes on Interstate 81 northbound in Montgomery County are now back open to all traffic. VDOT reports that the work requiring the eight-day detour was completed ahead of schedule and the detour ended at around 6:30 this morning.Therepaving project between mile markers 121and 125began Sunday, and was originally scheduled to end 6 a.m. Monday, April 14.Contractors will resume the remaining work using nightly lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. until October.
  • What's News Today, Friday, April 11, 2014

    What's News Today, Friday, April 11, 2014

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-04-11 08:17:08 GMT
    Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.
    Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.
  • Rocky Mount man pleads guilty to second-degree murder of 3-month-old

    Rocky Mount man pleads guilty to second-degree murder of 3-month-old

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-04-11 03:15:57 GMT
    A Rocky Mount man pleads quilting to the second-degree murder of a 3-month-old. Xavier Craighead, 21, could face up to 40 years in prison.
    A Rocky Mount man pleads quilting to the second-degree murder of a 3-month-old. Xavier Craighead, 21, could face up to 40 years in prison.
  • Roanoke Valley tackles sexting and other dangers children face

    Roanoke Valley tackles sexting and other dangers children face

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-04-11 02:22:51 GMT
    Students at younger ages are logging on to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Roanoke County Police Officer, Rick Crosier, said social media has become a growing concern even in elementary schools. In an effort to educate families about the potential safety threats that exist online and through cell phone use, the Roanoke County Police Department organized a "Danger of Social Media" event. Officers said that with each push of a button comes the potential for dangers such as cyber...
    Students at younger ages are logging on to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Roanoke County Police Officer, Rick Crosier, said social media has become a growing concern even in elementary schools. In an effort to educate families about the potential safety threats that exist online and through cell phone use, the Roanoke County Police Department organized a "Danger of Social Media" event. Officers said that with each push of a button comes the potential for dangers such as cyber...
  • The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine becoming more diverse

    The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine becoming more diverse

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:13:58 GMT
    BLACKSBURG - The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine is seeing an increase in the diversity of its student population.Since 2012, the school has experienced more than a 50 percent rise in the number of African-American, Asian and Hispanic students. There are also now more male students, in what has traditionally been a female-dominated field. Program leaders say this is largely the result of face-to-face recruitment efforts, and this diversity better represents today's w...
    BLACKSBURG - The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine is seeing an increase in the diversity of its student population.Since 2012, the school has experienced more than a 50 percent rise in the number of African-American, Asian and Hispanic students. There are also now more male students, in what has traditionally been a female-dominated field. Program leaders say this is largely the result of face-to-face recruitment efforts, and this diversity better represents today's w...
  • Harvester Performance Center opens Friday

    Harvester Performance Center opens Friday

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:11:31 GMT
    Harvester Performance CenterHarvester Performance Center
    The highly-anticipated Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount will finally open its' doors. Crews are getting ready for the musical hall's first performance Friday at 8 p.m.
    The highly-anticipated Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount will finally open its' doors. Crews are getting ready for the musical hall's first performance Friday at 8 p.m.
  • Salem World War I cannon under restoration

    Salem World War I cannon under restoration

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:55:30 GMT
    Restoration is underway for theWorld WarIcannon in Salem that was damaged by a hit and run driver back in January.CLICK HERE TO READ PREVIOUS STORIES.The cannon is now being restored free of charge from West Salem Body shop and the city of Salem.The only costwill bethe replacement of the wooden wagon wheels totaling around $3,700 which will be paid for by the man charged with the crime. The city hopes to have the cannon fully restored by August before the 100th anniversary of World War I.
    Restoration is underway for theWorld WarIcannon in Salem that was damaged by a hit and run driver back in January.CLICK HERE TO READ PREVIOUS STORIES.The cannon is now being restored free of charge from West Salem Body shop and the city of Salem.The only costwill bethe replacement of the wooden wagon wheels totaling around $3,700 which will be paid for by the man charged with the crime. The city hopes to have the cannon fully restored by August before the 100th anniversary of World War I.
  • Salem launches pilot recycling partnership on greenway

    Salem launches pilot recycling partnership on greenway

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:00:02 GMT
    As part of its ongoing commitment to the environment, the City of Salem is pleased to announce a pilot project to test the demand for recycling on the Salem portion of the Roanoke River Greenway. The city has partnered with "Star City Recycling" to provide this service at no cost to citizens for a two-year period. "It’s essential to keep trails as clean as possible and that includes our greenway," says Salem City Councilwoman, Lisa Garst. "It’s also important to provide an alternative to t...
    As part of its ongoing commitment to the environment, the City of Salem is pleased to announce a pilot project to test the demand for recycling on the Salem portion of the Roanoke River Greenway. The city has partnered with "Star City Recycling" to provide this service at no cost to citizens for a two-year period. "It’s essential to keep trails as clean as possible and that includes our greenway," says Salem City Councilwoman, Lisa Garst. "It’s also important to provide an alternative to t...
  • Volunteers work to restore American chestnut to Catawba

    Volunteers work to restore American chestnut to Catawba

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-04-10 15:11:04 GMT
    Volunteers will plant the trees for the Catawba Chestnut Breeding Orchard at the Catawba Sustainability Center on Sunday with the hopes of bringing back a former economic engine in Appalachia.

    Volunteers will plant the trees for the Catawba Chestnut Breeding Orchard at the Catawba Sustainability Center on Sunday with the hopes of bringing back a former economic engine in Appalachia.

  • Understanding Flu Remains a Major Focus of Research

    Understanding Flu Remains a Major Focus of Research

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-04-10 14:43:26 GMT
    There are renewed efforts to understand flu and its affects on all of us by the National Institutes of Health.
    There are renewed efforts to understand flu and its affects on all of us by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Roanoke Valley Pound joins national program

    Roanoke Valley Pound joins national program

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-10 13:15:07 GMT
    The Pound is a new member of the Rescue Waggin program, which transports dogs from crowded shelters to others across the nation where adoption rates are higher.
    The Pound is a new member of the Rescue Waggin program, which transports dogs from crowded shelters to others across the nation where adoption rates are higher.
  • Alumni Hall to open at Blacksburg's First & Main

    Alumni Hall to open at Blacksburg's First & Main

    Thursday, April 10 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-04-10 11:22:36 GMT
    New businesses are moving into Blacksburg's First Main shopping district. The newest addition is national retailer, Alumni Hall.
    New businesses are moving into Blacksburg's First Main shopping district. The newest addition is national retailer, Alumni Hall.
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  • Evenflo recalls more than a million child safety seats

    Evenflo recalls more than a million child safety seats

    Sunday, April 6 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-04-06 20:35:59 GMT
    A consumer alert, as Evenflo recalls more than a million child car seats because of a problem with the buckles. The company is recalling convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats because the buckles can get stuck, making it tough to get a child out of the seat. Customers can replace the defective buckle with a new one. The recall covers nearly two dozen models. Here is a link to the recall: http://safety.evenflo.com/cs/sc/cssc99_RD.phtml?rid=EFR36src=WEB
    A consumer alert, as Evenflo recalls more than a million child car seats because of a problem with the buckles. The company is recalling convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats because the buckles can get stuck, making it tough to get a child out of the seat. Customers can replace the defective buckle with a new one. The recall covers nearly two dozen models. Here is a link to the recall: http://safety.evenflo.com/cs/sc/cssc99_RD.phtml?rid=EFR36src=WEB
  • Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang

    Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang

    Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car's 50th anniversary.
    Ford is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang with a limited-edition model and a display atop the Empire State Building.
  • Montgomery Co. to teach families gardening

    Montgomery Co. to teach families gardening

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-04-09 10:41:41 GMT
    Virginia Cooperative Extension will soon start a family gardening series for families in Montgomery County. The sessions start later this month and run all summer long.
    Virginia Cooperative Extension will soon start a family gardening series for families in Montgomery County. The sessions start later this month and run all summer long.
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  • Taubman Museum Events

    Taubman Museum Events

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 2:53 PM EDT2013-10-22 18:53:26 GMT
    Here's a list of events and exhibitions, as provided by the Taubman Museum of Art. Current and Future Exhibitions REUNION: Highlights of the Collection- Saturday, July 20, 2013 - Saturday, July 19, 2014 Myth:
    Here's a list of events and exhibitions, as provided by the Taubman Museum of Art. Current and Future Exhibitions REUNION: Highlights of the Collection- Saturday, July 20, 2013 - Saturday, July 19, 2014 Myth:
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