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  • Randy Taylor receives murder & abduction sentence on Wednesday

    Randy Taylor receives murder & abduction sentence on Wednesday

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:54:00 GMT
    Randy Taylor was found guilty of the murder and abduction of Alexis Murphy.Randy Taylor was found guilty of the murder and abduction of Alexis Murphy.
    Nelson County Judge will decide the fate of convicted murderer Randy Taylor on Wednesday.
    Nelson County Judge will decide the fate of convicted murderer Randy Taylor on Wednesday.
  • Localities hesitant for the fiber optic cable project

    Localities hesitant for the fiber optic cable project

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:39:48 GMT
    Progress for the multi-locality broad brand initiative slows as local officials determine they need more information.
    Progress for the multi-locality broad brand initiative slows as local officials determine they need more information.
  • Roanoke pastor offers free haircuts, clothes and food

    Roanoke pastor offers free haircuts, clothes and food

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:16:39 GMT
    A local church is providing free haircuts to men, women and children in Roanoke.
    A local church is providing free haircuts to men, women and children in Roanoke.
  • Kroger: Food safety is top priority

    Kroger: Food safety is top priority

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:59:43 GMT
    Kroger says food safety is their top priority.Kroger says food safety is their top priority.
    When we check those items off of our grocery lists we may be more concerned with saving time and money than whether that product may be on a recall list.
    When we check those items off of our grocery lists we may be more concerned with saving time and money than whether that product may be on a recall list.
  • Virginia Crossroads: Trains, rivers and oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

    Virginia Crossroads: Trains, rivers and oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:16:52 GMT
    Much of the water that starts out here in the mountains, eventually makes its way to the Chesapeake Bay, which environmentalists have been trying to “save” for decades. This especially applies to the declining Oyster population.
    Much of the water that starts out here in the mountains, eventually makes its way to the Chesapeake Bay, which environmentalists have been trying to “save” for decades. This especially applies to the declining Oyster population.
  • FloydFest 2013 feedback surveys used to plan 2014 event

    FloydFest 2013 feedback surveys used to plan 2014 event

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:36:10 GMT
    After FloydFest 12 in 2013, people who attended the event were asked for the feedback and this year's organizers used the responses in this year's planning.
    After FloydFest 12 in 2013, people who attended the event were asked for the feedback and this year's organizers used the responses in this year's planning.
  • Virginia State Police investigate fatal crash in Campbell Co.

    Virginia State Police investigate fatal crash in Campbell Co.

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:46 GMT
    Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle that happened at Route 501 and Bocock Road in Campbell Co.
    Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle that happened at Route 501 and Bocock Road in Campbell Co.
  • Healing Strides of Virginia sees uptick in volunteers

    Healing Strides of Virginia sees uptick in volunteers

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:46 GMT
    Healing Strides of Virginia is getting ready to kick off their summer session at the end of June with a list full of new volunteers. A couple months ago the therapeutic riding program put out a call for help after getting low on volunteers. Since our first story aired viewers have really stepped up. They've had three volunteer training sessions since then with about 15 people each. In one of those sessions 10 out of ...
    Healing Strides of Virginia is getting ready to kick off their summer session at the end of June with a list full of new volunteers. A couple months ago the therapeutic riding program put out a call for help after getting low on volunteers. Since our first story aired viewers have really stepped up. They've had three volunteer training sessions since then with about 15 people each. In one of those sessions 10 out of ...
  • What's News Today, Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    What's News Today, Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:45 GMT
    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.

  • Virginia Senate to discuss budget Thursday with Republican majority

    Virginia Senate to discuss budget Thursday with Republican majority

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:45 GMT
    Republicans now have full control of the General Assembly. It could put Governor Terry McAuliffe in a difficult position as he pushes for Medicaid expansion according to Hollins Political Science Professor Dr. Ed Lynch.
    Republicans now have full control of the General Assembly. It could put Governor Terry McAuliffe in a difficult position as he pushes for Medicaid expansion according to Hollins Political Science Professor Dr. Ed Lynch.
  • Attorney General to visit Roanoke to discuss gang violence

    Attorney General to visit Roanoke to discuss gang violence

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:44 GMT
    Attorney General Mark Herring will be in Roanoke today. He will speak at a statewide conference that will train law enforcement officers and prosecutors to combat gangs and gang violence. The event begins
    Attorney General Mark Herring will be in Roanoke today. He will speak at a statewide conference that will train law enforcement officers and prosecutors to combat gangs and gang violence.
  • Blacksburg to make changes to downtown parking

    Blacksburg to make changes to downtown parking

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:44 GMT
    The town of Blacksburg is about to make changes as a result of newly completed parking study.
    The town of Blacksburg is about to make changes as a result of newly completed parking study.
  • Edwards, Habeeb: Budget could pass this week

    Edwards, Habeeb: Budget could pass this week

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:41 GMT
    Senator John Edwards (D-Roanoke) and Delegate Greg Habeeb (R-Salem) both believe a compromise could be reached quickly. The Senate and House of Delegates will reconvene Thursday.
    Senator John Edwards (D-Roanoke) and Delegate Greg Habeeb (R-Salem) both believe a compromise could be reached quickly. The Senate and House of Delegates will reconvene Thursday.
  • What's News Today, Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    What's News Today

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:40 GMT
    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.

  • He Said, She Said at the Movies: Edge of Tomorrow Review

    He Said, She Said at the Movies: Edge of Tomorrow Review

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:40 GMT
     WSLS 10 producers Ryan Hunt and Michella Drapac review the Tom Cruise science fiction thriller.
     WSLS 10 producers Ryan Hunt and Michella Drapac review the Tom Cruise science fiction thriller.
  • Roanoke County leaders vote to open two libraries on Sundays

    Roanoke County leaders vote to open two libraries on Sundays

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:39 GMT
    On Tuesday, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to open South County Library and Vinton library on Sundays. Currently, the four main branches are not open on Sunday. Board members received
    On Tuesday, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to open South County Library and Vinton library on Sundays.    
  • Certification now easier for future nursing assistants

    Certification now easier for future nursing assistants

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:38 GMT
    Total Action for Progress (TAP) is excited to make a special announcement on Tuesday, June 10 about a partnership between Medical Facilities of America and the TAP This Valley Works Certified Nursing Assistant program. The partnership will increase the work-readiness of the graduates of the program by providing on-site testing for its CNA students. This change will shorten the turnaround time from graduation to fin...
    Total Action for Progress (TAP) is excited to make a special announcement on Tuesday, June 10 about a partnership between Medical Facilities of America and the TAP This Valley Works Certified Nursing Assistant program. The partnership will increase the work-readiness of the graduates of the program by providing on-site testing for its CNA students. This change will shorten the turnaround time from graduation to fin...
  • Police investigate heroin trafficking issue in Roanoke

    Police investigate heroin trafficking issue in Roanoke

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:38 GMT
    Roanoke City authorities are now investigating what they believe to be a heroin trafficking problem in the star city. The investigation began in January when Roanoke Police Department’s Narcotics and Organized Crime unit learned that several people were trafficking heroin from out of state to sell in Roanoke. As WSLS has reported, heroin is a growing problem here in our area and across the state. As of now police a...
    Roanoke City authorities are now investigating what they believe to be a heroin trafficking problem in the star city. The investigation began in January when Roanoke Police Department’s Narcotics and Organized Crime unit learned that several people were trafficking heroin from out of state to sell in Roanoke. As WSLS has reported, heroin is a growing problem here in our area and across the state. As of now police a...
  • More details surface in Roanoke money laundering scheme

    More details surface in Roanoke money laundering scheme

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:38 GMT
    More details in a Roanoke City money laundering scheme now show that the businesses buying stolen goods may have played more of an organizing role to the crime. Last week we told you about the busts at seven Roanoke City convenient stores after police say someone from those businesses were buying stolen goods from various shoplifters.READ THE ORIGINAL STORY HERE.Police were originally tipped off about these seven bu...
    More details in a Roanoke City money laundering scheme now show that the businesses buying stolen goods may have played more of an organizing role to the crime. Last week we told you about the busts at seven Roanoke City convenient stores after police say someone from those businesses were buying stolen goods from various shoplifters.READ THE ORIGINAL STORY HERE.Police were originally tipped off about these seven bu...
  • What's News Today, July 2, 2014

    What's News Today, July 2, 2014

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:32 GMT
     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. 
  • What's News Today, Thursday, July 3, 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. 
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch through Thursday evening

    Severe Thunderstorm Watch through Thursday evening

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:24 GMT
    ROANOKE (WSLS) - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 9 p.m. for parts of southwestern and central Virginia.Areas along and east of the Blue Ridge into the Highlands is included in the watch.A warm and humid air mass is in place ahead of a cold front. With high instability, wind gusts over 60 mph and golf ball sized hail will be possible.As temperatures drop this evening, storms will get weaker.Heavy rain remains possible as well. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect into this even...
    ROANOKE (WSLS) - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 9 p.m. for parts of southwestern and central Virginia.Areas along and east of the Blue Ridge into the Highlands is included in the watch.A warm and humid air mass is in place ahead of a cold front. With high instability, wind gusts over 60 mph and golf ball sized hail will be possible.As temperatures drop this evening, storms will get weaker.Heavy rain remains possible as well. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect into this even...
  • Martinsville gets nearly $1 million in Community Development grants

    Martinsville gets nearly $1 million in Community Development grants

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:14 GMT
    The City of Martinsville will spend the money on the Northside Comprehensive Community Development project.
    The City of Martinsville will spend the money on the Northside Comprehensive Community Development project.
  • Star City Roller Girls gear up for Saturday Bout

    Star City Roller Girls gear up for Saturday Bout

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:06 GMT
    (source: starcityrollergirls.com)(source: starcityrollergirls.com)
    A sport that often gets classified between speed skating and professional wrestling has evolved from that stereotypical 70’s sport to highly organized and strategic.
    A sport that often gets classified between speed skating and professional wrestling has evolved from that stereotypical 70’s sport to highly organized and strategic.
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