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    Accident on I-81N causes Labor Day travel headaches

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    According to VDOT's 511Virginia.org website, an accident on Interstate 81 North near mile marker 96 is causing major traffic delays. More>>

    2-year-old girl dies in Roanoke after being left in van

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    Roanoke City Police are investigating the incident surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl. According to a news release from police, officers were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE at 4:27 p.m. Sunday for an unresponsive child. More>>

    Labor Day blood drive happening in Roanoke

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    A Labor Day blood drive is being held today in Roanoke.It's at the Historic Lawson Building at 401 Gainsboro Road, NW. More>>

    What's News Today, Monday, September 1st Video included

    Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.

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    Buena Vista Labor Day Parade kicks off this morning Video included

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    The event consistently draws large crowds as it's commonly referred to as the unofficial kickoff of campaign season in Virginia. More>>

    The Virginian closing

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    The Virginian, which is one of the largest low income housing developments in Lynchburg, closed today. More>>

    Roanoke child death investigation

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     Police and fire crews are investigating the death of a child in Roanoke. More>>

    Arkansas man dies in early-morning crash on I-81

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    An Arkansas man is dead after being involved in a crash on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County.
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    • Roanoke region manufacturing companies meet to talk about challenges

      Roanoke region manufacturing companies meet to talk about challenges

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:11 GMT
      Local manufacturers met Wednesday at Virginia Western to talk about the need in our area for specific skills. The group of seventy said there are several challenges facing the industry including critical thinking and problem solving, a misperception of manufacturing and a lack of programs available. They agreed there needs to be a clear career path for manufacturing jobs and changing perception is important. "Every day is more and more complex. Requirements get tighter, deliveries get shorter...
      Local manufacturers met Wednesday at Virginia Western to talk about the need in our area for specific skills. The group of seventy said there are several challenges facing the industry including critical thinking and problem solving, a misperception of manufacturing and a lack of programs available. They agreed there needs to be a clear career path for manufacturing jobs and changing perception is important. "Every day is more and more complex. Requirements get tighter, deliveries get shorter...
    • New delivery service "Fetches" good business

      New delivery service "Fetches" good business

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:55 GMT
      Here at Fetch in downtown Roanoke, the calls come in, the food orders get taken, then picked up fresh from the restaurant and minutes later your favorite food is delivered to your door. An idea that's spreading in popularity as the cities only delivery service is booming only three months after opening. "Things have been incredible lately." Jonathan Kelly is the young entrepreneur behind the business, and is quick...
      Here at Fetch in downtown Roanoke, the calls come in, the food orders get taken, then picked up fresh from the restaurant and minutes later your favorite food is delivered to your door. An idea that's spreading in popularity as the cities only delivery service is booming only three months after opening. "Things have been incredible lately." Jonathan Kelly is the young entrepreneur behind the business, and is quick...
    • VIDEO: Homemade air conditioner in 10 minutes

      VIDEO: Homemade air conditioner in 10 minutes

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:18 GMT
      Summer is officially here! Hot weather means high bills for air conditioning, but one man gave us an easy solution.
      Summer is officially here! Hot weather means high bills for air conditioning, but one man gave us an easy solution.
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    • Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

      Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

      Monday, September 1 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:03:47 GMT
      North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a...
      North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking...
    • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

      Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

      Monday, September 1 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:03:45 GMT
      President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish these days about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession. And the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the...
      President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for...
    • US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

      US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

      Monday, September 1 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:43:44 GMT
      A new study says Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor.
      Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.
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