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What's News Today, Friday, July 19, 2013

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Take note of a traffic change in Roanoke County before you head out. Weather permitting, the existing lane on eastbound Colonial Avenue at Cave Spring Kroger that serves as a through lane, and left turn lane will be designated an exclusive left turn lane. The change is intended to improve safety and help with traffic flow.

Ted Cruz, A freshman senator from Texas will be the keynote speaker at the Republican Party of Iowa's summer picnic today. He's thought to be weighing a 2016 presidential bid and planning trip to New Hampshire and Florida, two other key states in the presidential race, this summer.

Also today, the President and First Lady will host a reception for the Foreign Diplomatic Corps at the White House. Members include ambassadors, diplomats and other dignitaries representing foreign countries across the globe.

The Commonwealth Games open tonight. The parade of athletes begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Roanoke Civic Center.

  • 2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

    2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

    A government office says a South Korean passenger ship carrying about 470 people has sent a distress call off the southern coast after it began leaning to one side.
    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...
  • Roanoke City Police investigates armed robbery

    Roanoke City Police investigates armed robbery

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:43:33 GMT
    Roanoke City Police are investigating an armed robbery at Check Into Cash, which is located at Valley View Boulevard.
    Roanoke City Police are investigating an armed robbery at Check Into Cash, which is located at Valley View Boulevard.
  • Mountain View Terrace House Fire

    Mountain View Terrace House Fire

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:01:26 GMT
    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.
    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.
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