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    Virginia Settles ABC Lawsuit

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    Attorney General Mark Herring says the Commonwealth has reached a settlement with Elizabeth Daly in her $40 million lawsuit against several agents of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. More>>

    Franklin County accident causes lane closures on Brooks Mill Road

    State Trooper injured in accident on Brooks Mill Road

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    State Police confirm that a trooper was involved in a crash Tuesday night. More>>

    Fugitive sex offender captured in Roanoke

    Fugitive sex offender captured in Roanoke

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    ROANOKE (WSLS) - A man wanted for sex crimes against a minor was captured in Roanoke during a traffic stop. More>>

    Roanoke Police investigate shots fired incident

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    On July 29, 2014 at 6:08 p.m. Roanoke Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Orange Avenue NE to investigate a shots fired call. Immediately upon arrival officers detained several subjects believed to have been involved in the incident. The preliminary investigation suggests the individuals involved were traveling in two different vehicles on Hollins Road when at least one of the occupants in one of the vehicles starting shooting at the other vehicle. The vehicles separated briefly and t... More>>

    Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

    Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond. More>>

    Friends share memories of Caldwell Butler Video included

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    People across the county and along the Roanoke Valley are mourning the loss of Caldwell Butler. Friends said the former congressman was an outstanding lawyer, a real gentleman and a devoted family man. On Tuesday, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Rep. Griffith, and others in the Virginia delegation honored the life of former Congressman M. Caldwell Butler on the floor of the House. It was a fitting tribute by republicans and democrats who honored a man known to look beyond party lines. Friends said Caldwe... More>>

    Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

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    Israel's military said Thursday it was calling up another 16,000 reserves, a move that allows it to substantially widen its 23-day campaign against Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip. More>>

    Congress cooperates and fights as recess nears

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    Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working... More>>

    House approves VA health care overhaul

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    The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. More>>

    Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolated

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    The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers... More>>

    Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

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    Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against... More>>

    Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

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    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other... More>>

    Coca Cola, Kroger team up with Roanoke, Vinton to encourage recycling Video included

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    If you recycle in Roanoke or Vinton you could be selected for a fifty dollar gift card from Kroger if you place the Coca Cola recycle and win sticker on the side of your bins. More>>

    Roanoke Police arrest three after shooting and fight on Orange Ave Video included

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    Police are looking for a Boones Mill man after they say he shot into a vehicle with people inside Tuesday night.
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    New phone app could save your life if you're attacked Video included

    Lifeline Response has saved 4 lives since it's debut in February. Lifeline Response has saved 4 lives since it's debut in February.
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    New technology could save your life in the event of an attack.
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    Roanoke County Police ask for community's help to catch most wanted Video included

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    Local law enforcement agencies need your help to get the most wanted criminals off the streets.
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    Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

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    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. More>>

    Unique reunion between two veterans in Roanoke Video included

    Mark Angle and David Beard checking out the customized motorcyle. Mark Angle and David Beard checking out the customized motorcyle.
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    A unique reunion happened in Roanoke between two veterans living only 30 miles a part and never knowing it until now. Mark Angle and David Beard both served in the U.S. navy more than forty years ago. More>>

    Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

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    Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival... More>>

    Homestead Creamery benefiting from waterline expansion in Franklin Co. Video included

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    Franklin County plans to help residents and businesses with the new water line.

     

     

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    Ponce de Leon officially opens in Downtown Roanoke

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    The Ponce de Leon officially open its doors on Wednesday.
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    Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

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    U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for... More>>

    Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies

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    Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives... More>>

    Franklin road closure planned Friday, August 1

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    Crews will close part of Franklin Road Friday for the "Fridays on Franklin" event.
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    Charges upgraded to First Degree Murder in death of Virginia Tech student Video included

    21-year-old Virginia Tech student Samanata Shrestha was found dead February 10 in Blacksburg. 21-year-old Virginia Tech student Samanata Shrestha was found dead February 10 in Blacksburg.
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    Charges against woman accused of killing a Virginia Tech student have been upgraded to First Degree Murder and Transporting or Concealing a Dead Body. More>>

    Correction: Debt Study story

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    In a story July 29 about consumer debt reported to collection agencies, The Associated Press erroneously indicated that 80 percent of Americans have no debt on file. The study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute found... More>>

    Roanoke Fire-EMS sees big jump in number of fires

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    The department responded to 55 fires in 2013. Through July, they've responded to 60 fires this year. More>>

    Fact Check: Ben Chafin, Mike Hymes trade jabs in latest ads Video included

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    Republican Delegate Ben Chafin and Democrat Mike Hymes are running to see who will fill the seat of former Senator Phillip Puckett. More>>

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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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    • GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives

      GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives

      Thursday, July 31 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-31 07:21:27 GMT
      Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails.
      Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails.
    • Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

      Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

      Thursday, July 31 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-31 07:21:23 GMT
      Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia.
      Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia.
    • Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

      Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

      Thursday, July 31 2014 3:20 AM EDT2014-07-31 07:20:57 GMT
      Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break.
      Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast doubt on any resolution to...
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