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3 Blacksburg companies raise major capital Video included

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Three Blacksburg companies have raised major capital recently. 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>>

What's News Today, Friday, April 18th

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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>>

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>>

Pakistani madrassa names library after bin Laden

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A spokesman for a controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, says he has named the school's new library in honor of Osama bin Laden. 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>>

Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

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A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak. 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>>

  • Roanoke Times Under Investigation Related to Asbestos Removal

    Roanoke Times Under Investigation Related to Asbestos Removal

    Thursday, April 10 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-04-10 23:09:49 GMT
    Roanoke Times third floor renovation Roanoke Times third floor renovation
    "An investigation into employee safety at The Roanoke Times began today," explains Southwest Regional Health Director of The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Paul Sanier.
    "An investigation into employee safety at The Roanoke Times began today," explains Southwest Regional Health Director of The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Paul Sanier.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang

    Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang

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

    Montgomery Co. to teach families gardening

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

  • Taubman Museum Events

    Taubman Museum Events

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

  • World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:01 AM EDT2014-04-18 08:01:08 GMT
    By The Associated Press Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:
    By The Associated Press Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:
  • Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

    Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:51:04 GMT
    Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good...
    Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday...
  • Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

    Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:50 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:50:59 GMT
    In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run...
    In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run they've...
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