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    Special election underway in Southwest Virginia today Video included

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    Control of the state senate will be determined by voters in Southwest Virginia today. A special election is taking place in the 38th district to fill the seat of Senator Phillip Puckett. Today's race between Republican Ben Chafin and Democrat Mike Hymes is winner take all. More>>

    The most expensive vote in Virginia could be in Radford Video included

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    One voting precinct could has only three registered voters. It will cost Montgomery County taxpayers more than $3,000.

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    Danville shooting investigation

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    DANVILLE (WSLS)-- Danville Police are searching for an unknown shooter this morning after a malicious wounding last night. More>>

    Virginia gets high marks for internet speed Video included

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    The telecommunications company Broadview Networks said the Commonwealth is number one nationwide when it comes to internet speed. It's an important distinction, but one some experts say is misleading. More>>

    Shortfall in Bulletproof Vest Partnership hurts Roanoke Co. Video included

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    .But a shortage of money from Congress is changing that and hurting bottom lines.In 2013, Roanoke County Police requested $13,325 from the BVP to buy new vests.The county only received $4,944. More>>

    Police search for driver in deadly Pittsylvania County accident

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    State Police are searching for a male driver they say ran from the scene of a deadly accident Sunday night. More>>

    Back to school driving safety tips

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    (WSLS)-- The end of summer can be a very exciting time of year with many students heading back to class over the next several weeks. As summer vacation ends, traffic begins picking up as people head back to work and school. We want to remind you, there are different driving patterns and rules of the road every driver should be aware of. Here are some things you should be aware of:Respect the school buses. Yield when school bus drivers are attempting to merge. Leave a significant amount of spa... More>>

    Bulletproof Vest Program in need of more money from Congress Video included

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    The Bulletproof Vest Program, run through the U.S. Department of Justice, covers 50 percent of the cost of bulletproof vests for local departments. But its run into money problems over the last several years as demand grows. More>>

    Bedford Boys Bible in top 10 endangered artifact competition

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    A Bible belonging to one of the Bedford Boys is part of the Virginia Top 10 Endangered Artifact competition.The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford nominated the artifact belonging to Bedford native John Schenk. 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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    Valley View interchange construction closes I581

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    ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Construction on walking platforms along the Valley View interchange bridge will lead to road closures on I581 throughout the week.Two lanes of the three lane section of I581 will be closed during the work from 10 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning.Northbound closures will be in place Tuesday, July 29 and Friday, August 1. Southbound lane closures will be in place Wednesday and Thursday July 30-31.Shoulder closures may also be in place throughout the week Monda... More>>

    UPDATE: Crash on Interstate 81 in Montgomery Co. Video included

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    All lanes on I-81 southbound are closed due to a tractor trailer crash near mile marker 120 More>>

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