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New details in Roanoke County credit card conspiracy Video included

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We are learning more details about a massive conspiracy to forge credit cards in Roanoke County.   More>>

Progress being made on 611 locomotive in North Carolina Video included

611 Locomotive getting renovations done in North Carolina. 611 Locomotive getting renovations done in North Carolina.
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The 611 locomotive is now stripped down and being taken apart for a big makeover.
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Roanoke unveils plans to revitalize troubled neighborhoods Video included

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Roanoke city leaders unveil their plan Thursday to transform one of the most troubled sections of the city.
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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>>

UPDATE: Deadly heroin overdoses on the rise in Southwest Virginia Video included

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According to Office of the Chief Medical Examiner there were 14 fatal overdoses in Southwest Virginia last year. More>>

Firefighters: "We aren't capable of handling another train explosion"

Virginia fire fighters say they aren't equiped to handle these type of train explosions. Virginia fire fighters say they aren't equiped to handle these type of train explosions.
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U.S. senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced they support measures by the U.S. Department of Transportation Wednesday to improve the safety of crude oil rail shipments. More>>

Teens from 7 states wrap up service work in Roanoke Video included

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More than 200 teens from seven states are in Roanoke this week for Catholic Heart Work Camp. They are working at more than a dozen sites across the area including a Habitat for Humanity house.
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Wytheville man charged with murder of sisters

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A suspect has been charged with two counts of felony homicide for the deaths of two women in Wytheville. More>>

Roanoke Valley company looks for overcharges on medical bills Video included

Chris Salmon with his mother, Sharon. Chris survived a brain aneurysm. Chris Salmon with his mother, Sharon. Chris survived a brain aneurysm.
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Chris Salmon survived a brain aneurysm but his mom, Sharon, was left with more than $60,000 in medical bills.
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Transformation plan underway for troubled Roanoke neighborhoods Video included

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Roanoke (WSLS) - The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority will unveil it's plan to transform one of the most troubled sections of the city at an event tonight. More>>

Roanoker Restaurant excited over national biscuit recognition Video included

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If you're craving a biscuit for breakfast, one of the top 10 places to get one in the south is right here in Roanoke. More>>

Roanoke Co. man in court for credit card scam Video included

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ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS) - 43-year-old William Gomez is charged with six felonies after police found 370 illegal credit cards in his apartment. More>>

Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life Video included

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FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."

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Randy Taylor receives murder & abduction sentence on Wednesday

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.
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Nelson County Judge will decide the fate of convicted murderer Randy Taylor on Wednesday. More>>

Localities hesitant for the fiber optic cable project Video included

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Progress for the multi-locality broad brand initiative slows as local officials determine they need more information. More>>

Roanoke pastor offers free haircuts, clothes and food

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A local church is providing free haircuts to men, women and children in Roanoke.
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Kroger: Food safety is top priority Video included

Kroger says food safety is their top priority. Kroger says food safety is their top priority.
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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. More>>

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

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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. More>>

FloydFest 2013 feedback surveys used to plan 2014 event Video included

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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.
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Virginia State Police investigate fatal crash in Campbell Co.

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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. More>>

Healing Strides of Virginia sees uptick in volunteers

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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 ... More>>

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

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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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Virginia Senate to discuss budget Thursday with Republican majority

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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. More>>

Attorney General to visit Roanoke to discuss gang violence

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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. More>>

Blacksburg to make changes to downtown parking

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The town of Blacksburg is about to make changes as a result of newly completed parking study. More>>

Edwards, Habeeb: Budget could pass this week

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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. More>>

What's News Today, Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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

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 WSLS 10 producers Ryan Hunt and Michella Drapac review the Tom Cruise science fiction thriller. More>>

Roanoke County leaders vote to open two libraries on Sundays

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On Tuesday, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to open South County Library and Vinton library on Sundays.     More>>

Certification now easier for future nursing assistants

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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... More>>

Police investigate heroin trafficking issue in Roanoke

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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>>

More details surface in Roanoke money laundering scheme

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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>>

What's News Today, July 2, 2014

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

Martinsville gets nearly $1 million in Community Development grants

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The City of Martinsville will spend the money on the Northside Comprehensive Community Development project. More>>

Star City Roller Girls gear up for Saturday Bout

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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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  • Man battling Mesothelioma plans to spend last Floydfest with his wife

    Man battling Mesothelioma plans to spend last Floydfest with his wife

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:25:33 GMT
    You never know who you'll cross paths with at FloydFest. There are thousands of people, each with a unique story. Cheryl Holcomb and her husband, Kirk, have attended the annual event for several years. A few years ago, Kirk was diagnosed with Mesothelioma said Cheryl. "There is not a cure so we are doing chemo to try to get as much time as we can" said Cheryl Holcomb.With their time together running out, the couple made their annual trip to FloydFest. "We drove back this year because we knew...
    You never know who you'll cross paths with at FloydFest. There are thousands of people, each with a unique story. Cheryl Holcomb and her husband, Kirk, have attended the annual event for several years. A few years ago, Kirk was diagnosed with Mesothelioma said Cheryl. "There is not a cure so we are doing chemo to try to get as much time as we can" said Cheryl Holcomb.With their time together running out, the couple made their annual trip to FloydFest. "We drove back this year because we knew...
  • Side-by-Sides Take Off-Roading By Storm

    Side-by-Sides Take Off-Roading By Storm

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:07:24 GMT
    Off-roading goes high-tech with these new 4-wheelers.Off-roading goes high-tech with these new 4-wheelers.
    It’s well-known that our aria has a plethora of options for outdoorsmen.
    It’s well-known that our area has a plethora of options for outdoorsmen.
  • Historic Radford building to get new life

    Historic Radford building to get new life

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:02:43 GMT
    Historic Radford building has been vacant for around 20 yearsHistoric Radford building has been vacant for around 20 years
    RADFORD - One of downtown Radford's oldest buildings will soon come to life again after sitting vacant for more than 20 years. The red brick building on West Main Street was built in the late 1800's, and it is now undergoing renovations to house a handful of residential units on the top stories and commercial space on the street level. Developers say although work has just started, they have already received a lot of interest from potential tenants. Business owners nearby are welcoming the mo...
    RADFORD - One of downtown Radford's oldest buildings will soon come to life again after sitting vacant for more than 20 years. The red brick building on West Main Street was built in the late 1800's, and it is now undergoing renovations to house a handful of residential units on the top stories and commercial space on the street level. Developers say although work has just started, they have already received a lot of interest from potential tenants. Business owners nearby are welcoming the mo...
  • Father & son hit by car in Roanoke get special donation

    Father & son hit by car in Roanoke get special donation

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:50:02 GMT
    Acoya and Chris Spencer were hit by a car in November.Acoya and Chris Spencer were hit by a car in November.
    A father and son hit by a car in Roanoke are finally getting some good news.
    A father and son hit by a car in Roanoke are finally getting some good news.
  • Natural Bridge benefiting from future state park status

    Natural Bridge benefiting from future state park status

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:28:40 GMT
    New ownership is paying off for the natural bridge park and hotel.
    New ownership is paying off for the natural bridge park and hotel.
  • Vehicle fire causes major traffic back-up in Bland County

    Vehicle fire causes major traffic back-up in Bland County

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:24:05 GMT
    Image from traffic camera on I-77  in Bland Co.Image from traffic camera on I-77 in Bland Co.
    BLAND COUNTY (WSLS) - A vehicle fire is causing major traffic jams near the East River Mountain Tunnel. The below information is from VDOT's website at 5:00 p.m. I-77N at East River Mountain Tunnel North Description:On I-77 in the County of Bland, at East River Mountain Tunnel North, motorists can expect major delays due to a vehicle fire. The north left shoulder, left lane, right lane, and right shoulder are closed. Traffic backups are approximately 6.0 miles.Last updated:Fri 07/25/2014 4:54...
    BLAND COUNTY (WSLS) - A vehicle fire is causing major traffic jams near the East River Mountain Tunnel. The below information is from VDOT's website at 5:00 p.m. I-77N at East River Mountain Tunnel North Description:On I-77 in the County of Bland, at East River Mountain Tunnel North, motorists can expect major delays due to a vehicle fire. The north left shoulder, left lane, right lane, and right shoulder are closed. Traffic backups are approximately 6.0 miles.Last updated:Fri 07/25/2014 4:54...
  • Boones Mill train depot moves for the first time in over 100 years

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

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:12:14 GMT
    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.
    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.
    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.
  • How Salem became the Championship City

    How Salem became the Championship City

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:56:54 GMT
    Salem is known for all the championships hosted in the city.Salem is known for all the championships hosted in the city.
    Salem is the city where hundreds of athletes test out their skills from the court to the field.
    Salem is the city where hundreds of athletes test out their skills from the court to the field.
  • Carroll County woman wins $1 million prize in Virginia Lottery

    Carroll County woman wins $1 million prize in Virginia Lottery

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:32:50 GMT
    (Source: Virginia Lottery)(Source: Virginia Lottery)
    A Carroll County woman took the top prize in the Virginia Lottery's Winner Take All Scratcher game.
    A Carroll County woman took the top prize in the Virginia Lottery's Winner Take All Scratcher game.
  • Virginia keeping drug used in botched executions

    Virginia keeping drug used in botched executions

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:11:06 GMT
    One of the drugs used in three recent botched executions will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection protocol.
    One of the drugs used in three recent botched executions will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection protocol.
  • Washington and Lee Univ. closing Lee Chapel over "safety concerns"

    Washington and Lee Univ. closing Lee Chapel over "safety concerns"

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:37:23 GMT
    The Lee Chapel and Museum at Washington and Lee University will be closed Friday at 3 p.m. through Sunday over safety concerns ahead of the Sons of Confederate Veterans rally planned for Saturday.
    The Lee Chapel and Museum at Washington and Lee University will be closed Friday at 3 p.m. through Sunday over safety concerns ahead of the Sons of Confederate Veterans rally planned for Saturday.
  • Mark Warner, Ed Gillespie to meet for the first time this weekend

    Mark Warner, Ed Gillespie to meet for the first time this weekend

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:53:47 GMT
    (WSLS) - Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie will go head-to-head on stage for the first time this weekend. With a little more than three months until November's election, Warner holds a sizeable lead in the polls. The latest Roanoke College poll released this week shows the first term senator 25 points ahead of Gillespie.
    (WSLS) - Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie will go head-to-head on stage for the first time this weekend. With a little more than three months until November's election, Warner holds a sizeable lead in the polls. The latest Roanoke College poll released this week shows the first term senator 25 points ahead of Gillespie.
  • UPDATE: Crash on Interstate 81 in Montgomery Co.

    UPDATE: Crash on Interstate 81 in Montgomery Co.

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:09:04 GMT
    All lanes on I-81 southbound are closed due to a tractor trailer crash near mile marker 120
    All lanes on I-81 southbound are closed due to a tractor trailer crash near mile marker 120
  • Accident causing lane closures on Interstate 81-North

    UPDATE: Interstate 81 lane reopens after Botetourt Crash

    UPDATE: Interstate 81 lane reopens after Botetourt Crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:49:42 GMT
    Two lanes are still closed but traffic is now passing on the right shoulder.
    Two lanes are still closed but traffic is now passing on the right shoulder.
  • FloydFest artist Michael Franti, uses voice to inspire others

    FloydFest artist Michael Franti, uses voice to inspire others

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:46:55 GMT
    The music and fun continued at FloydFest Thursday. Thousands of people are expected to attend this year's event. This music festival obviously has a positive economic impact on the local economy but people are also using a love for music to positively impact the lives of others.Artist Michael Franti said FloydFest is a way for fans and artist to experience different types of music. He said he hopes his songs inspire others and leave people with a more positive outlook on life."When you watch ...
    The music and fun continued at FloydFest Thursday. Thousands of people are expected to attend this year's event. This music festival obviously has a positive economic impact on the local economy but people are also using a love for music to positively impact the lives of others.Artist Michael Franti said FloydFest is a way for fans and artist to experience different types of music. He said he hopes his songs inspire others and leave people with a more positive outlook on life."When you watch ...
  • The Blue Ridge Independent Living Center Celebrates 25 Years

    The Blue Ridge Independent Living Center Celebrates 25 Years

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:37:59 GMT
    Comedian Brett Leake spoke at the event, providing a light-hearted insight into the struggles those with special needs face.Comedian Brett Leake spoke at the event, providing a light-hearted insight into the struggles those with special needs face.
    Since 1989, the nonprofit group Blue Ridge Independent Living Center has helped thousands of community members with disabilities remain in their homes.
    Since 1989, the nonprofit group Blue Ridge Independent Living Center has helped thousands of community members with disabilities remain in their homes.
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