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Fire at saw mill in Bedford County is under investigation Video included

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Bedford County's Fire Chief says there were no injuries, but the owner estimates the damages at about $75,000. More>>

Red Cross assisting after Carroll Co. fire

Red Cross assisting after Carroll Co. fire

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One person is displaced after a fire in Carroll County. It happened Wednesday night around 7:00 p.m. on Gardner Mill Road in Hillsville. The Red Cross is now providing assistance and will continue to coordinate recovery efforts. More>>

29 Virginia High Schools on Personal Finance Top-100 List

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29 schools in the Commonwealth, including many in our area, ranked the the nation's top 100 best high schools for personal finance instruction. More>>

Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office investigating juvenile death

Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office investigating juvenile death Video included

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Deputies were called to Double Oaks Lane in the Burnt Chimney community, where they found a seven-year-old boy with a gunshot wound. More>>

Roanoke Police release pictures of suspects in armed robbery

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Roanoke City Police continue to investigate the armed robbery that took place at Check into Cash on Valley View Boulevard last Tuesday, April 15th. More>>

Parking fees raised at Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport

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Your next trip to the airport could be a little more expensive. The Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport plans to raise the price of parking starting July 1st. The cost for short term parking will go up $2 to a total of $16 a day. The long term lot will go up $1, raising the fee to $9 a day. Airport officials say the reason for the raise is to help increase revenue and make up for budget cuts. They say thirty per... More>>

"Chaos" gives a new taste of Franklin County

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Thursday was a major milestone for the new brewery in Franklin County. Owners Joe and Wendy Hallock made their first big sale. "it's kind of a prideful moment for us," Wendy said. It’s been a year of ”chaos” here at the brewery...but for Joe and Wendy -it's exactly what they asked for, thus the brand affectionately named after a mis-pronunciation. Wendy explained the method behind the madness. "Because we are on ... More>>

89-year-old homeless shelter volunteer named Hometown Hero

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Modern Woodmen of America will present their Hometown Hero award Thursday night to an 89-year-old homeless shelter volunteer. Gene Meador has worked in the RAM House kitchen for 23 years. He not only helps prepare the food, but also sets up the serving line. The kitchen volunteers say Gene will pretty much jump-in and help out with anything needed. “He's my hero. He's an inspiration to everyone,” explained Tom Brennan, RAM House volunteer. “God has blessed me with a long life and I think fro... More>>

Update: Roanoke police investigating shooting in Schewels parking lot

UPDATE: Roanoke police investigating shooting in Schewels parking lot

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 Roanoke Police are investigating after a man was shot in the Schewels parking lot on the 3600 block of Ferncliff Avenue. Police says it does not appear to be a random act. One man was shot and taken to the hospital. More>>

Christiansburg continues sidewalk improvement program

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CHRISTIANSBURG - Christiansburg residents may soon see more changes to their sidewalks near the downtown area. Town leaders are working on a plan for the fifth year of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant that will allow them to construct new sidewalks and repair damaged ones near the Park Street area. The project is designed to make it easier and safer for low income residents to get from their neighborhoods to the government, business and shopping district in downtown. D... More>>

Roanoke City Council holding budget hearing tonight Video included

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Tonight Roanoke City Council will hold a public hearing on next year's budget. It's at 7 p.m. in council chambers. More>>

UVA Cavalier Marching Band selected to perform in 2015 Macy's Day Parade

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The University of Virginia Cavalier Marching Band received the news that it has been selected to perform in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Cavaliers will join the line of march and begin its performance to the sound of “Let’s Have a Parade,” the iconic phrase that has signaled the start of every Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1924. The band will join nine other marching bands from across the count... More>>

Blue Ridge tourism has record breaking year Video included

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2013 was a record breaking year for tourism here in the Blue Ridge. According to the progress report in 2013 the Virginia Blue Ridge saw more than six hundred thousand visitors from online advertising alone.. On average each person spends 90 dollars a day. In total that's $56,000,000 spent locally. That’s a record for the area. The Blue Ridge made another $800,000 from motor coach tours and had a record breaking y... More>>

Virginia Tech Enrollment Numbers Growing Video included

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Officials say the number of students attending Virginia Tech is increasing because more students see it as a place to get a good education.Students the reason they come to Virginia Tech is because of the community. Officials say more students is because there are more facilities to teach them like Lavery Hall.They also say retooling some course offerings also created a push for more students wanting to come the school. "We introduced our meteorology degree we introduced a degree in real estat... More>>

Free Weekend Parking in Downtown Roanoke

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With Multiple Events Going on in Downtown Roanoke, City Makes Parking Easier. More>>

Liberty High School holds first Bedford County Special Olympics Video included

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55 students participated in the events.     More>>

Hazmat drill important for southwest Virginia Video included

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A hazmat training drill is going on today and tomorrow in Rockbridge County. More>>

Governor signs child identity theft measure into Virginia law Video included

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A proposed measure to protect children from identity theft is now officially law. Governor Terry McAuliffe signed HB543 in Richmond Thursday morning.According to a study from Javelin Strategy and Research one in 40 families with children under the age of 18 have at least one child with compromised information.The new bill means that parents can essentially freeze their child's credit so thieves can't use it and potentially rack up thousands of dollars in debt. Virginia State Police Captain Ro... More>>

Techpad partners with town of Blacksburg for faster Internet Video included

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BLACKSBURG - Techpad has officially entered into a contract with the town of Blacksburg to use a portion of the town's fiber optic cable network. Techpad workers say this will cut upload and download speeds from hours to seconds.The contract is part of a pilot program in Blacksburg to attract businesses and technology to the downtown area.The new Brownstone building in downtown Blacksburg, which is still under construction, will also provide its residential and commercial occupants with acces... More>>

Amherst County early morning shooting

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The Amherst County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that happened early this morning. Investigators say they got a call shortly after 5 a.m. regarding a domestic shooting on Ewers Lane in Madison Heights. More>>

What's News Today, Wednesday, April 23rd Video included

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The stories that will make headlines today in Southwest Virginia and nationwide. More>>

Another McDonald's headed to the Roanoke Valley

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The Roanoke Valley will soon have another fast food restaurant. On Tuesday, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors approved plans to build a new McDonald's along the 220 corridor. The site is located near Clearbrook Elementary School. Construction on the project is expected to begin by the summer. & More>>

Roanoke County updates new storm water ordinance Video included

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Roanoke county leaders hope to one day make these water ways clean enough to drink from. But who will pay for it? A new ordinance which will help the county clean up storm drains is the first step. WSLS wanted to know how much change you can expect. Arnold Covey has worked with Roanoke County community development for 33 years. Covey says this changes the way new homes and businesses will be built in the county. “I ... More>>

12-year-old accidentally kills little brother in Franklin Co. Video included

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says a 12-year-old year boy accidentally killed his 7-year-old brother. Deputies received a 911 call about shots fired on Tuesday at 11:46 a.m. More>>

Dining Out for Shelter helps a homeless shelter in the New River Valley Video included

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BLACKSBURG -Restaurants in the New River Valley are teaming up to help a men's homeless shelter in the area.A handful of businesses in Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Radford are donating a portion of their sales to To Our House, ashelter that provides men in the area a place to stay and resources to help them get back on their feet.Hereare the participating restaurants:BlacksburgBollo's Cafe BakeryCeritano's Ristorante (5pm-9pm)Dairy Queen (4pm-7pm)Frosty ParrotGillie'sMoe's Southwest Grill (... More>>

Virginia Tech launches centers to study big data and entrepreneurship Video included

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BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech is renewing their focus on two new centers in the Pamplin College of Business to help support research, teaching and outreach in business intelligence and analytics. The faculty leaders say that companies are seeing a trend across the country of high volumes of data, and it is important to help them utilize this information. Customer feedback through social media is an example of this kind of data, and the new centers will work with businesses, nonprofits and govern... More>>

Google challenges nonprofits on ideas to use Glass

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Google has a challenge for U.S. nonprofits. On Tuesday, the tech giant is asking nonprofit groups to propose ideas for how to use the Web-connected eyewear Google Glass in their work. More>>

UPDATE: Man found dead on Appalachian Trail in Bedford County identified

UPDATE: Man found dead on Appalachian Trail in Bedford County identified

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The man's body was found Monday morning at the Matts Creek Shelter. More>>

Easter Sales Big for Candy Store in Downtown Roanoke

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Lawson Jaeger the owner of "The Candy Store" in downtown Roanoke says his sales jumped 35-40 percent from Easter. He owns a specialty shop and he says people are coming in and buying pop rocks. Jaeger hopes his sales remain consistent . More>>

Natural Bridge works to "Go Green" Video included

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The new owners at Natural Bridge are working to keep the property picture perfect. They’re working to keep the property clean, not only to preserve the scenic beauty, but to have less of an environmental impact on the area. WSLS met with Natural Bridge Executive Director Richard Dane who says new priorities for the property came with the new owners. "The new ownership and the new partnership for the property is v... More>>

Alexander Black House in Blacksburg nears completion Video included

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BLACKSBURG - The Alexander Black House is now weeks away from its grand opening in Blacksburg, where it will become a cultural center and event venue for the town. The home originally belonged to Alexander Black, the grandson of the man for whom Blacksburg is named. Now, it will be used for things like lectures, workshops and weddings. The first floor renovations cost about $800,000 in donations from the community, and workers have been careful to preserve as much as they can.Project manager ... More>>

Radford Police Report Attempted Abduction Video included

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Radford City Police responded to an attempted abduction on the 700 block of 12th St. in the West end of Radford. Police say a parent reported it around 6 Saturday evening, Saying 3 children between the ages of 7 and 8 years old said 2 males inside a compact car offered them money to get into the vehicle. Police believe it is an older model red and black Mitsubishi Eclipse or Camaro with a spoiler on the back. The bottom of the vehicle is believed to be red with a black hood and black on the s... More>>

Former UVA Dean pleads guilty to child pornography charges

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Michael G. Morris, 50, of Crozet, pled guilty to three charges related to the trafficking of images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors. More>>

What's News Today, Monday, April 21st Video included

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The stories that will make headlines today in Southwest Virginia and nationwide. More>>

Roanoke man and dog return from Washington State mudslides Video included

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A Roanoke man and his dog are back from Washington State after volunteering in the wake of the tragic mudslides. Mark Smoot and Levvi traveled across the country to make a difference helping victims. Mark documented his trip volunteering at the base camp where searchers moved in and out. He didn't get to help at ground zero, but did what he could to make a difference for those tasked with finding people alive. He say... More>>

Timesaver Traffic Report: Monday, April 21

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Good Monday morning! There are two new road closures we want to let you know about as you head out the door.Rt 622 (Bradshaw Road) in Roanoke County will be closed as crews replace pipes in the area starting at 8 a.m. Weather permitting, the road will reopen Saturday, April 26. Signs and message boards will be in place to alert the public.Drivers will need to find detours.Fort Lewis Church Road in Salem will be closed through Friday, April 25. Crews are working on the Rt 460/Rt 11 widening pr... More>>

Easter Celebrations in the Star City

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After the Easter services in the Star City, many people decided to join their families and have some fun. At Booker T. Washington Park children ate, played in the bounce house and even joined in on the Easter Egg Hunt. Organizers say the had about 200 eggs with candy, small toys, and even money inside. I mean there's always a true meaning to easter and we hope that they get that but then after church after they do the church thing its time to come out and have fun and let the kids enjoy thems... More>>

Virginia Tech Hackathon Video included

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Imagine working for 36 hours to come up with an idea that would amaze your bosses. About 450 students attending the Virginia Tech Hackathon had that assignment. Students from Virginia Tech, University of Pennsylvania and other schools started on several projects Friday evening. Some students came up with creating ideas on how use drones, some created virtual reality app's and others created websites to see how big their carbon footprint is. "We are trying to push at this hackathon people grow... More>>

Danville woman hurt during hit and run

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A Danville woman was hurt during a hit and run according to police. Danville Police say it happened in the 400 block of Arnett Boulevard Saturday night just after 9 p.m. Police say the woman was crossing Arnett Boulevard when a vehicle hit her as she was leaving her parked vehicle and the driver left the scene. The victim was transported to the Danville Regional Medical Center for minor injuries. After further investigation Thomas Gill, 82, of Danville was charged with Felony Hit and Run. H... More>>

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

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DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help fight climate change. A $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and released Sunday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change concludes that biofuels made with corn residue release 7 percent more gree... More>>

Henry County Suspicious Activity

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Press Release from the Henry County Sheriff's OfficeThe Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a call on April 18, 2014 regarding suspicious activity. Three white males driving a white pickup truck were seen in the area of Glen Court in the Ridgeway area of Henry County. The individuals walked to the back of a residence but a neighbor yelled at them and they left. Entry into the home was not gained. On April 19, 2014, three white males were seen on Andra Drive, also in Ridgeway. A male subjec... More>>

Helicopter egg drop in Fincastle

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Hundreds of people were at Fincastle Baptist Church Saturday. They had an hunt and a helicopter drop where a helicopter flew overhead and dropped eggs on the ground. The child with egg closest to the flag got a Toys R Us gift card. The day also included candy and face painting. More>>

16th Annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival Video included

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People in Salem flew kites of all shapes and sizes at the Blue Ridge Kite Festival today. This is the 16th year the festival has been put on by the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber. The first 1,000 children received free kites and t-shirts. “We have been having a fabulous day. The wind is in our favor, the skies are lovely, and everybody has been having a fabulous time,” said Wendi Schultz, the Roanoke County Tourism and... More>>

Vinton Chamber of Commerce Advertises for Relay for Life Event Video included

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The Vinton Chamber of Commerce is working to get the word out about “Relay for Life.” They placed purple ribbons on signs, fences, and even bridges throughout the town to raise awareness about the Vinton “Relay for Life” event. Cancer survivors Don and Carolyn Williams say that even though Vinton is small, the town gives big. Last year the town raised a little over $100,000. The Williams say it saved their lives.... More>>

Bedford church to start food pantry Video included

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A Bedford church is joining the fight against hunger starting in May. The Bedford Church of God on Main Street is starting a weekly food pantry. Pastor David Hinsen says the response has been outstanding. People are already calling to make donations, stopping in, and volunteers have started sorting the food. “We just want to be a blessing to Bedford Virginia. Listen, we will change the world, but there's no better place to start than right here in Bedford,” Pastor Hinsen explained. The food b... More>>

Caught red-handed, bank robber pleads guilty

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The man charged with robbing Valley Bank in Roanoke County has plead guilty to robbery. 59-year-old Glen Walton Ruff robbed the bank of more than eight hundred dollars on Challenger Avenue back on February 7th.He then fled to the Kroger grocery store nearby, where police later found him and made the arrest. Ruff is currently in the Roanoke County Salem jail. He will be in court again for sentencing on June 10th. More>>

He Said, She Said at the Movies: Transcendence Review Video included

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WSLS 10's Ryan Hunt and Erin Brookshier review Johnny Depp's new sci-fi movie. More>>

More details on sex offender arrested after being at Roanoke child day care Video included

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A man whose record stems back from 2010 as a violent sex offender was arrested after being at the Shining Star Family Center on Williamson Road.    More>>

Vinton proposes getting rid of dumpsters Video included

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Vinton town manager Chris Lawrence is proposing getting rid of three dumpsters across from the public works building on 3rd Street. He says neighbors have complained about hundreds of vultures that would congregate around that area. He estimates it would save them about $10,000 a year in costs. Lawrence says crews come to every home and business weekly to pick up trash More>>

First Fridays kicks off tonight in downtown Roanoke Video included

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The first concert in the First Fridays outdoor concert series kicks off tonight in downtown Roanoke. Organizers are trying to start with a bang this year by opening the event with one of their biggest performers of the season, Clare Dunn. More>>

What's News Today, Friday, April 18th Video included

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

Operation Easter Bunny's kid organizer reflects on growth Video included

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“Operation: Easter Bunny” is in its fifth year in Botetourt County. Last week we introduced you to the 10-year-old who is the brain child behind the effort. Sarah Hamblin will make her final delivery Friday morning to Eagle Rock Elementary School as part of "Operation: Easter Bunny." As her 5th year winds down she reflects on the growth she's seen. Sarah started this when she was just five. She's gotten pretty good a... More>>

WSLS investigates flaws in South Peak wall Video included

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After wall repairs this February, the South Peak construction site is a focus of many. WSLS viewers have raised concerns over cracks in the retaining wall. We wanted to find out if there is cause for concern. WSLS met with Virginia Western Dean and geologist John Anderson at the site to get his expert opinion. He says a crack over time can weaken the retaining wall. "The force of the material behind it pushing i... More>>

South Peak Engineer addresses crack on one of the walls

South Peak Engineer addresses crack on one of the walls Video included

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One of the walls on the South Peak development may look like a crack but engineers say it's something else. It is two walls joined together providing support for the ground. However even though the terrace is intentional on another wall there is an unintentional fracture. The engineer of the project Michael Circeo says the crack has been there since they first worked on the wall. Since the walls are about 40 feet tall, cracks can happen because of sediment and distress.Circeo says even though... More>>

VCOM Makes a Difference Video included

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The economy and rural communities are benefiting from more than 10 years since the first class began at the VCOM in Blacksburg. According to research from National Center for Rural Health Works, the total VCOM economic impact for Virginia from June 2011 to June 2012 was $119,971,273. Here's a break down $1,312,650 in visitor spending $35,842,137 in student spending $ More>>

Charges against Michael Heller dropped Video included

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Michael Heller had been charged with being an accessory after the fact in the murder of Virginia Tech student Samanata Shrestha. At a court hearing in the New River Valley today, the charges against him were dropped .Charges are still pending against Virginia tech student Jessica Ewing and graduate Keifer Brown in the case.CLICK HERE FOR EARLIER COVERAGE More>>

Sex offender arrested after being found at child day care center

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A man whose record indicates he's a violent sex offender, has been arrested after being found at Shining Star Family Center on Williamson Road.Police say James Marion Floyd the 4th has been charged with being present on the property of a child day care center during business hours, and with two counts of failing to register his address as a violent sex offender. Police arrested him on Tuesday.Shining Star Family Center is a religious-based child care facility that also offers dance lessons an... More>>

3 Blacksburg companies raise major capital Video included

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Three Blacksburg companies have raised major capital recently. More>>

Roanoke County Schools job fair Video included

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Roanoke County Schools is holding a job fair hiring for school bus drivers and aides, cafeteria staff and school nurses. The biggest need is bus drivers although they wouldn't say how many positions they are hiring for. In the first two hours of the job fair they had more than 30 people stop by. The job fair ends at 7 p.m. And is at the central office (5937 Cove Road) More>>

UPDATE: Sheryl Crow tickets sell out for Elmwood Park concert Video included

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Tickets are on sale today for Sheryl Crowe's performance at Elmwood Park. Tickets are $15 at the Jefferson Center or online. More>>

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 Video included

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>>

Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

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Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the... More>>

Kerry warns Russia of expensive new sanctions

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Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. More>>

Google, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit

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Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another. More>>

FDA OKs first-ever DNA alternative to Pap smear

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Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer. It was a role previously reserved for the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of women's health. More>>

Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

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Three Americans - a pediatrician and a father and son - were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers,... More>>

Gas supplies interrupted by Wyoming plant blast

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It remains to be seen just how much of a lasting natural gas-price spike people in the West will feel after a dramatic explosion and fire at a major gas processing plant in western Wyoming. More>>

FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

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The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown. More>>

Your Week in Pop Culture: Amazon Prime makes power push with HBO deal

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Amazon and HBO make a huge TV streaming power play, bunnies make a news anchor uncomfortable and Brian Williams is hip hop's greatest ambassador this week in pop culture. More>>

Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

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Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where... More>>

FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

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The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance... More>>

People choosing to live 'la vida locavore'

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Getting food from local sources ensures fresher goods for customers and provides a boost to area farmers and the economy. More>>

Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

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Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those penalties... More>>

A $1,000 MBA? MOOCs making education more accessible to learners

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A rising trend in education is making university-level classes affordable for anyone with an internet connection.
 
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MH370: Object found on coast not related to lost plane

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The object, found Wednesday, was described as a torn and misshapen piece of sheet metal with rivets, coated with fiberglass. More>>

SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

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Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the... More>>

Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

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Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle. More>>

Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet

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Australian officials said Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they are satisfied it is not a clue in the search for the... More>>

Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him

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A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him. More>>

Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

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Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008. More>>

Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

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An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. More>>

'Call of Duty' player becomes victim of 'swatting'

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A New York teenager becomes the victim of 'swatting' after the loser of a video game calls authorities.
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Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

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A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. More>>

Your Week in Music: Beyonce teams up with Boots in 'dreamy' new song

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Beyonce's new surprise guest appearance, the Austin City Limits lineup and a '90s flashback in Your Week in Music.
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Yeardley Love's mother develops relationship violence app

Yeardley Love's mother develops relationship violence app

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The mother of a slain UVA student is using technology to help victims of domestic violence, according to NBC affiliate WBAL in Baltimore.
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IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

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The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday. More>>

Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

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Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft... More>>

The most 'scandalous' politicians are family men

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Politicians are no longer known just for their 'cookie cutter' image and great family values. They are also known for living out the biggest scandals on television. More>>

Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

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Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday. More>>

Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

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A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing... More>>

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

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Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record - except in the United States. More>>

GM, lawyers fight over bankruptcy protections

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General Motors Co. and a battalion of trial lawyers are preparing for an epic court fight over whether GM is liable for the sins of its corporate past. More>>

Michaels details store locations, dates in security breach

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Michaels narrowed down specific dates for each of the stores involved in a security breach that lasted about eight months and affected 3 million users. More>>

E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

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Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. More>>

Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

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Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies. More>>

Earth Day's beginnings rooted in 1970s activism

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The observance was first held in 1970, the idea of Sen. Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin, who took the idea from the anti-war movement of the time. More>>

American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

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A year ago, an injured Meb Keflezighi watched the Boston Marathon from the stands at the finish line on Boylston Street, leaving five minutes before the bombs went off. More>>

Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

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Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43. More>>

In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

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Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves. More>>

US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

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Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for... More>>

Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins Boston Marathon again

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Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings. More>>

Parents: 234 girls kidnapped from Nigeria school

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Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents told the state governor Monday. More>>

Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

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From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing... More>>

High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

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Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their... More>>

Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment. (Source: MGN) Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment. (Source: MGN)
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Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the... More>>

GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House

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The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday. More>>

Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Former midddleweight boxer Rubin Carter has died. (Source: Flickr) Former midddleweight boxer Rubin Carter has died. (Source: Flickr)
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By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many... More>>

On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

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In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston. More>>

Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

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Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state... More>>

4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

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Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists. More>>

Easter morning delivery for space station

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Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies. More>>

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

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Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the... More>>

Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

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It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck? More>>

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

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Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed... More>>

NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

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John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. More>>

Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

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The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. More>>

Your Week in Viral Videos: Dyed eggs and dead technology

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Easter is Sunday, and you’ve probably dyed a few eggs or know someone who has. More>>

Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

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A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an official to express the... More>>

US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

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The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup... More>>

Mrs. Obama to appear on May episode of 'Nashville'

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Michelle Obama is going a little bit country. More>>

Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

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No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it. More>>

Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

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The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox... More>>

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

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Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the... More>>

Confusion, anger as sunken ferry's relatives wait

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The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. He stood on a stage in front of relatives of those missing from a sunken ferry, explaining how divers trying to find their loved ones are... More>>

Your Week in Pop Culture: 5 questions the 'Scandal' finale didn't answer

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Five questions left after the season 3 finale of Scandal, kids interacting with a Sony Walkman will make you feel old and more this week in pop culture. More>>

Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

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President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays. More>>

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

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People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's... More>>

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

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Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the... More>>

Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

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A robotic submarine has finished its sixth trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean in the hunt for wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, six weeks after the aircraft mysteriously disappeared, the search... More>>

Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

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The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need - three of whom were seen lifeless in the... More>>

SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

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A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. More>>

Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

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Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev. More>>

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

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A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. More>>

Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land

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Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City. More>>

Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

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Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr." More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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

Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead. More>>

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

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Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and... More>>

Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion Video included

Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight." More>>

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

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Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. More>>

Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

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President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern. More>>

Schools tweak strategies for weather days

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Future bouts of unpredictable weather could produce a hodgepodge of solutions for making up lost school days, similar to what happened this year. More>>

Ukraine: More stringent border checks for Russians

Ukraine is introducing stringent checks for Russian citizens who want to cross the border into Ukraine. More>>

Signs of Change at Smith Mountain Lake Video included

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Willard Companies welcomes Warren Buffett's brand to Smith Mountain Lake. Wednesday Prudential Waterfront Properties officially becomes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate. "The fact that Warren Buffett is now in the home services and the real estate market with his expertise in his research that's telling me that the real estate homemarket is getting More>>

Man arrested at Lynchburg Airport with loaded gun

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For the second time in a week a man was arrested at Lynchburg Regional Airport after he was caught with a loaded handgun by TSA officers. The Lynchburg man was stopped this morning after a TSA officer spotted the 9 millimeter automatic pistol you see here in the man's carry-on bag. He was ticketed to fly to Indianapolis through Charlotte. As we reported on our website last week an Indiana man was arrested at Lynchburg Regional on Thursday, April 17th on a state weapons charge. More>>

What's News Today, Thursday, April 24, 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>>

Slain sailor to be awarded Navy medal

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A 24-year-old sailor who was shot and killed aboard a Navy destroyer while trying to protect another will be awarded a medal for heroism.  More>>

Future of New River Valley customs agent unclear Video included

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Senator Tim Kaine said he's working to get the New River Valley customs agent position filled. However, it's an uphill battle due to the sequester cuts. More>>

Dominion to promote tree plantings at Va. schools

Dominion to promote tree plantings at Va. schools

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The philanthropic arm of energy company Dominion is involving Virginia students in a tree-planting project leading to Arbor Day.

Called "Project Plant It!," the program will be busy through Friday with Dominion and its forestry team leading tree-planting programs at schools across Virginia. First stop is Tuesday at Woodville Elementary School in Richmond.

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Report: Legal gay marriage could boost Va. economy

Report: Legal gay marriage could boost Va. economy

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A report by a think tank at UCLA says legalizing gay marriage in Virginia could generate up to $60 million in spending in three years.

The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law estimates that about 7,000 same-sex couples may choose to get married in Virginia within three years of a change in law.
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UCLA report finds same-sex marriage could generate $60 million for Virginia

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A UCLA think tank report estimates Virginia could generate up to $60 million over the next three years by legalizing same-sex marriage.  More>>

What's News Today, Tuesday, April 22nd Video included

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

Blue Ridge Marathon Runners Make the Most of the Mountains Video included

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Running "the double" is becoming a tradition for some runners in the Star City. More>>

UPDATE: Police say no indicators Greenway shooting victim knew suspect

UPDATE: Police say no indicators Greenway shooting victim knew suspect

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According to Roanoke City Police a shooting suspect is at large after one person was shot on the Roanoke River Greenway near the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road. Police say the victim has non-life threatening injuries. The call came in around 8:55. More>>

UPDATE: Tim Kaine talks economy, education with women leaders in Roanoke Video included

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Tim Kaine will speak with female business leaders in Center in the Square in Roanoke today. They will focus on business and family issues. More>>

Easter eggs with racist notes upset Va. residents

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Residents of a Henrico neighborhood are upset after finding Easter eggs containing racist notes on their lawns. More>>

New policy restores voting rights for Virginia felons quicker Video included

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A new amendment to Virginia's Restoration of Rights Policy that goes into effect today will make it easier for violent felons to regain their voting rights.  More>>

Lynchburg students walking to school on Earth Day

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Lynchburg City Schools’ Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program will be participating in Walk to School on Earth Day at four LCS elementary schools. Safe Routes to School is a national program to make walking and biking to school a safer and more appealing option to access school and to emphasize the importance of physical activity in the health and well-being of our children. Dearington, T. C. Miller, R. S. Payne, and Paul Munro elementary schools will participate in the Walk to School Day on ... More>>

  • Powdered alcohol not approved

    Powdered alcohol not approved

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:51:38 GMT
    Don't expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon. 
    Don't expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon. 
  • Memorial Services for Gus Deeds

    Memorial Services for Gus Deeds

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:31:17 GMT
    The Facebook page... "Celebrating the life of Gus Deeds" announces 2 memorial services.PREVIOUS ARTICLES ON GUS DEEDSGus,the son of Senator Creigh Deeds,will be remembered Saturday, May 3rd at 10 a.m. atMillboro Elementary School in Millboro and also at 3 p.m. at the nature camp in Vesuvius. There will be a time after each service to greet the family."Celebrating the life of Gus Deeds"
    The Facebook page... "Celebrating the life of Gus Deeds" announces 2 memorial services.PREVIOUS ARTICLES ON GUS DEEDSGus,the son of Senator Creigh Deeds,will be remembered Saturday, May 3rd at 10 a.m. atMillboro Elementary School in Millboro and also at 3 p.m. at the nature camp in Vesuvius. There will be a time after each service to greet the family."Celebrating the life of Gus Deeds"
  • Roanoke Mother stands up against bullying after son's suicide

    Roanoke Mother stands up against bullying after son's suicide

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-04-25 01:08:08 GMT
    A Roanoke County mother is standing up against bullying after her 16-year-old son committed suicide. Maxx Poff was found dead on February 20th from a gunshot wound. "Maxx was a lover. He wasn't a fighter and it just kills me to know the pain he was going through for somebody bullying him," Maxx's mother Dianna Poff says. Roanoke County Assistant Police Chief Chuck Mason says detectives heard information was being circulated through social media that suggested bullying was the mean reason fo...
    A Roanoke County mother is standing up against bullying after her 16-year-old son committed suicide. Maxx Poff was found dead on February 20th from a gunshot wound. "Maxx was a lover. He wasn't a fighter and it just kills me to know the pain he was going through for somebody bullying him," Maxx's mother Dianna Poff says. Roanoke County Assistant Police Chief Chuck Mason says detectives heard information was being circulated through social media that suggested bullying was the mean reason fo...
  • Blacksburg tech company Rackspace moves into unique facility

    Blacksburg tech company Rackspace moves into unique facility

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:28:00 GMT
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    A local technology company moves into a new and larger facility in Blacksburg. Rackspace offers a unique atmosphere for employees. The conference rooms are named after local landmarks, you can play ping-pong, or grab a free snack. Rackspace Senior Business Operations Manager Robber McAden says the new facility helps the company stay competitive. "We are going against the Facebook's, the Amazons, the Google's, the Microsoft's," our Rackspace Senior Business Operations Manager Robber McAden sa...
    A local technology company moves into a new and larger facility in Blacksburg. Rackspace offers a unique atmosphere for employees. The conference rooms are named after local landmarks, you can play ping-pong, or grab a free snack. Rackspace Senior Business Operations Manager Robber McAden says the new facility helps the company stay competitive. "We are going against the Facebook's, the Amazons, the Google's, the Microsoft's," our Rackspace Senior Business Operations Manager Robber McAden sa...
  • New River Valley Spike in Hepatitis C Cases Attributed to Unlicensed Tattoo Artists

    New River Valley Spike in Hepatitis C Cases Attributed to Unlicensed Tattoo Artists

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:47:54 GMT
    In the NRV Health District 39% of reported diseases are Hepatitis C cases.
    In the NRV Health District 39% of reported diseases are Hepatitis C cases.
  • UPDATE: ER reopens at Twin County Hospital in Galax

    UPDATE: ER reopens at Twin County Hospital in Galax

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:52:32 GMT
    An electrical fire at Twin County Hospital in Galax has forced the emergency room to close. EMS will transport patients with emergencies to other hospitals. If you're driving yourself or someone else to the emergency room, Galax Police are asking you to go to Mt. Airy or Wytheville instead.
    An electrical fire at Twin County Hospital in Galax has forced the emergency room to close. EMS will transport patients with emergencies to other hospitals. If you're driving yourself or someone else to the emergency room, Galax Police are asking you to go to Mt. Airy or Wytheville instead.
  • NRV Habitat ReStore challenges artists to repurpose

    NRV Habitat ReStore challenges artists to repurpose

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:20:09 GMT
    Earth Week is coming to an end but some New River Valley artists are making a lasting effort to reduce waste. Dozens of people are hoping to win Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley ReStore's repurposing contest.
    Earth Week is coming to an end but some New River Valley artists are making a lasting effort to reduce waste. Dozens of people are hoping to win Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley ReStore's repurposing contest.
  • Smart Investment? Roanoke city considers $250,000 investment in arts programs

    Smart Investment? Roanoke city considers $250,000 investment in arts programs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:24:09 GMT
    Arts and culture programs have become Roanoke Valley money makers. For instance, this summer's sold-out Sheryl Crow concert is expected to bring thousands of dollars in revenue. Although, concerts and performances continue to attract tourism dollars, several of the organizations involved have struggled financially. During Roanoke City council budget talks funding for those programs have taken center stage. The recommended budget included $250,000 to help fund local organizations. However, cou...
    Arts and culture programs have become Roanoke Valley money makers. For instance, this summer's sold-out Sheryl Crow concert is expected to bring thousands of dollars in revenue. Although, concerts and performances continue to attract tourism dollars, several of the organizations involved have struggled financially. During Roanoke City council budget talks funding for those programs have taken center stage. The recommended budget included $250,000 to help fund local organizations. However, cou...
  • Golf Course Dog Chases Geese

    Golf Course Dog Chases Geese

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:20:01 GMT
    That dog running in front of the golf cart doesn't have much to do any more. She likes it well enough -- running in front of the cart. But it's not why they brought her here some seven years ago to the Waterfront Country Club. Back then instead of carts -- she chased geese. Dan Robertson/Golf Course Superintendent: “We had as many as 40 to fifty here at one time. And they dig into the grass in the golf course and wh...
    That dog running in front of the golf cart doesn't have much to do any more. She likes it well enough -- running in front of the cart. But it's not why they brought her here some seven years ago to the Waterfront Country Club. Back then instead of carts -- she chased geese. Dan Robertson/Golf Course Superintendent: “We had as many as 40 to fifty here at one time. And they dig into the grass in the golf course and wh...
  • Roanoke Co. Board of Supervisors plan to dissolve local environmental group

    Roanoke Co. Board of Supervisors plan to dissolve local environmental group

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:23:20 GMT
    This week, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors discussed the county's involvement with environmental programs.
    This week, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors discussed the county's involvement with environmental programs.
  • Roanoke City proposed budget includes funding for arts, no pay raises for city employees

    Roanoke City proposed budget includes funding for arts, no pay raises for city employees

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:22:39 GMT
    A lot of discussion at this time of the year for many city and town councils revolves around the upcoming budget. This week, the Roanoke city council discussed the proposed budget for the
    A lot of discussion at this time of the year for many city and town councils revolves around the upcoming budget. This week, the Roanoke city council discussed the proposed budget for the 2014 - 15 fiscal year. The Director of Finance Ann Shawyer discussed the proposed $260 million plan which included a drop in sales tax revenue
  • Tax increase in Franklin County

    Tax increase in Franklin County

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:48:48 GMT
    People in Franklin County will soon have to pay more taxes. The Franklin County Board of Supervisors passed a budget Tuesday night to raise taxes to help with the county and school's shortfall.
    People in Franklin County will soon have to pay more taxes. The Franklin County Board of Supervisors passed a budget Tuesday night to raise taxes to help with the county and school's shortfall.
  • VDOT to spend $78 million to fix Route 220 in Botetourt County

    VDOT to spend $78 million to fix Route 220 in Botetourt County

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:50:41 GMT
    The proposed project would improve Route 220 between Eagle Rock and Iron Gate in Botetourt County.
    The proposed project would improve Route 220 between Eagle Rock and Iron Gate in Botetourt County.
  • Local officials to participate in HAZMAT drill in Rockbridge County

    Local officials to participate in HAZMAT drill in Rockbridge County

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:36:53 GMT
    More than 80 safety officials from our area will take part in full-scale a hazardous material drill today in Rockbridge County. The Roanoke Valley's Regional HAZMAT team, Rockbridge County Emergency Responders, and local hospital officials are a few of the many that will be in attendance. This type of drill is very important for our area. Numerous tractor trailers travel on I-81 each day and some carry dangerous chemicals. With accidents happening on the interstate multiple times each mo...
    More than 80 safety officials from our area will take part in full-scale a hazardous material drill today in Rockbridge County. The Roanoke Valley's Regional HAZMAT team, Rockbridge County Emergency Responders, and local hospital officials are a few of the many that will be in attendance. This type of drill is very important for our area. Numerous tractor trailers travel on I-81 each day and some carry dangerous chemicals. With accidents happening on the interstate multiple times each mo...
  • NRV residents asked to 'Give Big' today

    NRV residents asked to 'Give Big' today

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:42 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:42:24 GMT
    People throughout the New River Valley are expected to give big today in the first ever GiveBigNRV giving day.
    People throughout the New River Valley are expected to give big today in the first ever GiveBigNRV giving day.
  • Boones Mill close to saving historic train depot

    Boones Mill close to saving historic train depot

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:16:49 GMT
    It's the first thing you see driving into Boones Mill, nestled on the hill side is the old train depot. While many only see tattered lumber, boarded up windows and broken glass, to the community, it's what their town was made from. "it means a whole lot to the people here in Boones mill because they built the town around the train station,” said Lisa Webster, a Boones Mill resident. More than a century old, the depot...
    It's the first thing you see driving into Boones Mill, nestled on the hill side is the old train depot. While many only see tattered lumber, boarded up windows and broken glass, to the community, it's what their town was made from. "it means a whole lot to the people here in Boones mill because they built the town around the train station,” said Lisa Webster, a Boones Mill resident. More than a century old, the depot...
  • Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Develops New Cancer Research Initiative

    Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Develops New Cancer Research Initiative

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:01:25 GMT
    Virginia Tech Carilion Research Insititue brings in millions of research dollars to the Roanoke Valley.
    Virginia Tech Carilion Research Insititue brings in millions of research dollars to the Roanoke Valley.
  • Changes coming to Vinton Fire House

    Changes coming to Vinton Fire House

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:06:23 GMT
    The town of Vinton says in order to provide life saving services 24-hours a day they need to come up with more than $100,000. It's part of a plan to add 24-hour fire services but they have to find money in the budget which could mean raising taxes or cutting other services. Silence fills the Vinton firehouse after 6 p.m. when the staff goes home and volunteers take calls until 6 a.m. "The city has had to come in and help us at night where we are either slow getting a truck out or possibly not...
    The town of Vinton says in order to provide life saving services 24-hours a day they need to come up with more than $100,000. It's part of a plan to add 24-hour fire services but they have to find money in the budget which could mean raising taxes or cutting other services. Silence fills the Vinton firehouse after 6 p.m. when the staff goes home and volunteers take calls until 6 a.m. "The city has had to come in and help us at night where we are either slow getting a truck out or possibly not...
  • Indiana man arrested at Lynchburg Regional with loaded gun

    Indiana man arrested at Lynchburg Regional with loaded gun

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:42:40 GMT
    This .38 caliber firearm caught by TSA officers This .38 caliber firearm caught by TSA officers
    An Indiana man was arrested Thursday, April 17th at Lynchburg Regional Airport after he was caught with a loaded gun in the side pocket of his carry-on bag by TSA officers.
    An Indiana man was arrested Thursday, April 17th at Lynchburg Regional Airport after he was caught with a loaded gun in the side pocket of his carry-on bag by TSA officers.
  • VT students & staff compete to win Entrepreneurship Challenge

    VT students & staff compete to win Entrepreneurship Challenge

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:13:13 GMT
    The Entrepreneurship Challenge at Virginia Tech is kick-starting business ideas in our area. Faculty, staff, and students can compete to win thousands of dollars worth of mentorship and business support.
    The Entrepreneurship Challenge at Virginia Tech is kick-starting business ideas in our area. Faculty, staff, and students can compete to win thousands of dollars worth of mentorship and business support.
  • Students Object to Confederate Flags on Va. Campus

    Students Object to Confederate Flags on Va. Campus

    A group of law students at Washington and Lee University is demanding the school banish the Confederate flag from its Lexington campus and repudiate one of its namesakes, Gen. Robert E. Lee.
    A group of law students at Washington and Lee University is demanding the school banish the Confederate flag from its Lexington campus and repudiate one of its namesakes, Gen. Robert E. Lee.
  • Portions of Franklin Road closed tomorrow

    Portions of Franklin Road closed tomorrow

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:18:39 GMT
    Portions of Franklin Road will be closed tomorrow allowing crews to repair potholes.
    Portions of Franklin Road will be closed tomorrow allowing crews to repair potholes.
  • Transitional Living Center to celebrate 25 years of service

    Transitional Living Center to celebrate 25 years of service

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:26:00 GMT
    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.
    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.

  • Audible Egg Hunt coming to the Roanoke Valley this weekend

    Audible Egg Hunt coming to the Roanoke Valley this weekend

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:41:07 GMT
    The kids will hunt for beeping eggs developed by the Virginia State Police, a unique twist on a popular holiday tradition.
    The kids will hunt for beeping eggs developed by the Virginia State Police, a unique twist on a popular holiday tradition.
  • Radford couple prepares to run Boston Marathon for the second time

    Radford couple prepares to run Boston Marathon for the second time

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:02:34 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Consumer NewsMore>>

  • 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
  • Fewer homeowners underwater on their mortgages

    Fewer homeowners underwater on their mortgages

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    States with the highest percentage of seriously underwater homes included Nevada, Florida and Illinois.
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