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    The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is searching for a missing boater after a two boat collision near the entrance to Craddock Creek near the Smith Mountain Lake dam Thursday. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is searching for a missing boater after a two boat collision near the entrance to Craddock Creek near the Smith Mountain Lake dam Thursday.

    Search under way for missing boater on Smith Mountain Lake

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    The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is searching for a missing boater after a two boat collision overnight. More>>

    Virginia's sales tax holiday now in effect Video included

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    Virginia's Sales Tax Holiday starts today.
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    Sheryl Crow takes the stage in the Star City Video included

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    Grammy winning singer Sheryl Crow took the stage at Elmwood Park on Thursday night. Thousand of fans sang along as the Grammy winning artist played the guitar and the harmonica throughout the show. During the show, Crow's children ran on stage to high-five their mom. Crow mentioned her kids several times during the show. Crowds enjoyed songs including "First Cut is the Deepest", More>>

    Tremaine Edmunds Commits to Hokies LIVE on WSLS-10 Video included

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        Dan River's Tremaine Edmunds became the third high-profile recruit to announce his college decision live on WSLS-10 Sports.

     

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    Tractor trailer overturns on Lee Highway

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    Virginia State Police say a tractor trailer overturned in front of Young's Towing.
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    Tractor trailer accident causes traffic delays in Botetourt County

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    A tractor trailer accident is causing traffic delays in Botetourt County. More>>

    Aeroprobe celebrates ribbon cutting for new facility Video included

    Aeroprobe celebrates Christiansburg grand opening Aeroprobe celebrates Christiansburg grand opening
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    CHRISTIANSBURG - A New River Valley company celebrates its most recent expansion Thursday, which means more jobs in this area. Air data instrumentation manufacturer Aeroprobe officially cut the ribbon at their new facility in Falling Branch Corporate Park in Christiansburg. Aeroprobe leaders expect this to generate more than $5 million in investment and about 40 new jobs. The company made the short move from Blacksburg because they say being in Montgomery County, and therefore close to severa... More>>

    Kids create original musical instruments at Virginia Tech camp

    Maker Camp helps kids get creative Maker Camp helps kids get creative
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    Kids in Blacksburg tapped into their inner creative genius to build their very own musical instruments. More>>

    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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    Virginia calf with prosthetic legs gets book deal Video included

    Hero the calf. Hero the calf.
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    A special calf named 'Hero 'is back home in Virginia after getting two prosthetics legs. More>>

    WSLS Reporter, Anchor Jenna Zibton needs your birthday donations!

    WSLS Anchor, Reporter Jenna Zibton is training for the Chicago Marathon. WSLS Anchor, Reporter Jenna Zibton is training for the Chicago Marathon.

    Thursday, July 31 is WSLS Reporter/Anchor Jenna Zibton’s birthday! If you’re looking for the perfect present to get her, how about a donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities?!
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    Forest amputee part of USA Paracanoe National Team competing in Moscow

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    A Forest man is leaving for Moscow to compete as part of the USA Paracanoe National Team. 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>>

    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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    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>>

    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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    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    Home invasion victim's husband talks about wife's ordeal Video included

    The Cochrans were married last February. The Cochrans were married last February.
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    The victims of a home invasion spoke out about their terrifying ordeal Wednesday.
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    Floyd community members fight against pipeline proposal

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    Natural gas companies EQT Midstream and Next Era want to build a 330 mile pipeline across local counties. More>>

    State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Bedford County

    State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Bedford County

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    BEDFORD COUNTY (WSLS) -- State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Bedford County. 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>>

    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>>

    Smith Mountain Lake State Park expected to break record

    Smith Mountain Lake State Park expected to break record Video included

    Smith Mountain Lake State Park set to break a record in number of visitors. Smith Mountain Lake State Park set to break a record in number of visitors.
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    SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE (WSLS) - The water, the beautiful landscape, and all the activities draw hundreds of people to Smith Mountain Lake each year.The Robinsons are visiting the lake from Harrisonburg for the first time. Brothers Isaac and Andrew are enjoying their afternoon paddling on their kayaks at the state park."We've been having a lot of fun," says Aaron Robinson, visitor. "The boys have been enjoying it and the sand and water. We've been doing some of the hiking trails on the campground... More>>

    Softball tourney means big business for local economy Video included

    Excitment on the field means more celebration dinners after the game. Excitment on the field means more celebration dinners after the game.
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    There's a lot of excitement on the field at Moyer Stadium, as 140 teams from around the country battle it out in the biggest tournament in the league, played in the Roanoke Valley.While there is a lot of action going on in the field, it's also adding an extra buzz around town, especially when it's meal time for the more than three thousand people the tournament brings in.Locally owned Chick-fil-a is only one of many b... More>>

    Roanoke City says goodbye to 30 year emergency dispatcher

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    Wednesday, Roanoke City will say goodbye to an E 911 dispatcher who has answered the phone for people in need for more than 30 years. More>>

    Boones Mill train depot on wheels, set to move Friday

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    Friday is the day that the town of Boones Mill has been working towards for almost three years now, the big moving day for the Boones Mill train depot. More>>

    Boones Mill train depot moves for the first time in over 100 years Video included

    Boones Mill train depot is attached to wheels and moved 600 yards to final resting place. Boones Mill train depot is attached to wheels and moved 600 yards to final resting place.
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    After three years of waiting crowds gathered Friday morning in Boones Mill by the railroad tracks to watch their towns most important piece of history start a new beginning. More>>

    Montgomery County to team up with schools for health plan Video included

    County joining forces with schools for health insurance County joining forces with schools for health insurance
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    Montgomery County and its public school system are combining their self insurance plans for health care coverage to save money.
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    Former Roanoke congressman Caldwell Butler dies

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    Former Roanoke congressman Caldwell Butler has passed away at 89-years-old. More>>

    David Wilson sent to hospital for battery of tests

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    After suffering a “burner” in practice Tuesday, the Giants are going to take no chances with running back David Wilson. More>>

    Man facing drug and child abuse charges pleads guilty

    Bedford County Sheriff's Department say two year old boy was killed after being suffocated Bedford County Sheriff's Department say two year old boy was killed after being suffocated
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    A man facing drug and child abuse charges related to the death of his 2-year-old son pleaded guilty Tuesday in Bedford County court.
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    Murder for hire suspect denied bond

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    Murder for hire suspect Kevin Colgan was denied bond in court Tuesday.
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    Bedford Sheriff Department searches home on Nemmo Road Video included

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    There was a flurry of police activity Monday in Bedford County. More>>

    Christiansburg Police help injured dog, looking for owner Video included

    Peeti, before and after surgery. Peeti, before and after surgery.
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    Christiansburg Police are hoping to find the owner of a dog found injured early Monday morning on Roanoke Street near Starlight Drive. More>>

    Checking the facts on Mike Hymes, Ben Chafin political ad Video included

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    Republican Delegate Ben Chafin and Tazwell County Supervisor Democrat Mike Hymes are running to fill the vacated Senate seat of Phillip Puckett, who resigned in June. More>>

    Perfect weather for Wake the World at Smith Mountain Lake Video included

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    Dozens of volunteers helped organize boat rides for under-privileged children who live near Smith Mountain Lake Tuesday. More>>

    RG III, a year later Video included

    RG III at training camp, 2014. RG III at training camp, 2014.
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    In 2013, Redskins camp was all about Robert Griffin III.
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    Friendship Retirement Community shooter may have been intoxicated Video included

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    The man who walked into the Friendship Retirement Community with a gun may have been intoxicated according to a nurse. More>>

    Temporary Park and Ride lot to open in Christiansburg Video included

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    Beginning Friday, Aug. 1, a new temporary Park and Ride lot in Christiansburg will open to replace the existing lot off Interstate 81 at exit 118 near Falling Branch Elementary School. More>>

    Sons of Confederate Veterans demand apology from Washington & Lee Video included

    These are the items the 15-year-old says he wore to Lee Chapel and was asked to remove. These are the items the 15-year-old says he wore to Lee Chapel and was asked to remove.
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    Lexington (WSLS) - The Stonewall Brigade, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1296 is calling upon Washington Lee University President, Kenneth P. Ruscio, to apologize for what it calls the school's mistreatment of a 15-year-old boy over the weekend. More>>

    Downtown Roanoke's new Ponce de Leon apartments fill up fast Video included

    The new Ponce de Leon Apartment building. The new Ponce de Leon Apartment building.
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    The grand opening for downtown Roanoke's new Ponce de Leon apartment building is on Wednesday. Space has gone quickly since construction started 9 months ago with only 12 of the 90 apartments units still available.  More>>

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    • What's News Today, Friday, August 1, 2014

      What's News Today

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

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

    • Search under way for missing boater on Smith Mountain Lake

      Search under way for missing boater on Smith Mountain Lake

      Friday, August 1 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:51:39 GMT
      The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is searching for a missing boater after a two boat collision near the entrance to Craddock Creek near the Smith Mountain Lake dam Thursday.The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is searching for a missing boater after a two boat collision near the entrance to Craddock Creek near the Smith Mountain Lake dam Thursday.
      The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is searching for a missing boater after a two boat collision overnight.
      The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is searching for a missing boater after a two boat collision overnight.
    • 35 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

      35 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

      Friday, August 1 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:33:21 GMT
      A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.
      A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled on Friday as violence erupted in and around a southern town in the war-ravaged strip, with at least 40 Palestinians killed in Israeli shelling while the military said two soldiers were...
    • US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

      US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

      Friday, August 1 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:25:04 GMT
      U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.
      U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...
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