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    Frank and Delores Hammett have been without power for 65 days. Frank and Delores Hammett have been without power for 65 days.

    Elderly couple without power 65 days after $9K outstanding power bill

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    A $500 power bill left by their deceased son has left elderly Floyd residents Frank and Delores Hammett living on their porch because late fees took that bill to nearly $9,000 and caused their power to be drastically cut down by AEP.  More>>

    Varekai brings the story of Icarus to life in Roanoke

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    Cirque du Soleil is known for the colorful costumes and amazing acrobatics but Varekai offers more.

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    Virginia Department of Health makes November 20 Virginia Quit Day Video included

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    Virginia health officials are launching a campaign to help cigarette smokers kick the habit. More>>

    Warrants issued for suspect in Hanover Ave. shooting Video included

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    Roanoke Police say they have obtained two arrest warrants for 27-year-old James Malcolm Calloway of Roanoke for the shooting incident in the 700 block of Hanover Avenue NW Tuesday afternoon.  More>>

    Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

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    Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes. More>>

    City council to meet on Confederate Flag controversy in November

    City council to meet on Confederate Flag controversy in November

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    Danville's city manager announces the city council will consider a resolution regarding a confederate flag flying on the grounds of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. More>>

    Rt. 220 reopens, driver facing charges in tractor trailer rollover

    Rt. 220 reopens, driver facing charges in tractor trailer rollover

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    All north and southbound lanes of Rt. 220 in Henry County are shut down following a tractor trailer rollover, according to Virginia State Police. More>>

    FBI conduct further DNA testing in Murphy's car

    FBI conduct further DNA testing in Murphy's car

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    The FBI lab has started DNA testing to determine if Jesse Matthew's DNA was in the vehicle Alexis Murphy was driving the night she disappeared. More>>

    iROANOKE app launches

    iROANOKE app launches

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    Starting Wednesday, October 22, 2014 the city is taking citizen engagement to the next level with the new iROANOKE app.   More>>

    Roanoke streets closed due to installation project

    Roanoke streets closed due to installation project

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    According to Roanoke city officials, some roads will be temporarily closed due to a new stormwater drainage system installation project. More>>

    One person killed in Blacksburg house fire

    One person killed in Blacksburg house fire

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    The Montgomery County Sheriff's office confirms one person died in a house fire in Blacksburg Wednesday morning. More>>

    Search to resume for Va. teen missing since 2013

    Search to resume for Va. teen missing since 2013

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    Authorities plan to resume a search for the remains of a Virginia teenager who disappeared last year.   More>>

    Dynax expanding, bringing 75 new jobs to Botetourt Co.

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    75 new jobs are coming to Botetourt County thanks to an expansion by Dynax America Corporation. More>>

    Murphy reacts to human remains found in Albemarle County Video included

    Reporter Katie Love talks to Trina Murphy. Reporter Katie Love talks to Trina Murphy.
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    "I may have to eat my words, but I think before it's all said and done, he'll be attached to quite a few deceased and missing people," Trina Murphy said. More>>

    Hundreds expected to attend candlelight vigil for Hannah Graham

    Hundreds expected to attend candlelight vigil for Hannah Graham Video included

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    The vigil is being organized by the Virginia Tech chapter of 'Help Save The Next Girl.' More>>

    76-year-old lost hiker rescued in Montgomery County

    76-year-old lost hiker rescued in Montgomery County

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    A 76-year-old hiker who was reported missing for almost seven hours was found in good condition early Wednesday morning, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. More>>

    Police: Halloween safety tips

    Police: Halloween safety tips

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    The Martinsville Police Department released a few tips to keep in mind this Halloween. More>>

    God's Pit Crew building home for tornado victims Video included

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    God's Pit Crew is on the ground making a difference for a couple who lost their home to a tornado in Louisville, Mississippi. More>>

    WSLS gets look inside IMAX theatre under construction in Blacksburg Video included

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    Construction on the Frank Theatre CineBowl Grille at Blacksburg's First Main shopping district is still underway with dozens of construction workers on site. More>>

    Family talks about their loss after a double homicide in Martinsville Video included

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    Julius Giggett's Uncle Marvin Carter created a Facebook page to try and help the youth in Martinsville. 

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    Halloween homes welcome teal pumpkins to their doorstep

    Halloween homes welcome teal pumpkins to their doorstep

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    There's a push this year to add a different kind of Halloween decoration to the front of your house. A pumpkin painted teal! More>>

    Buchanan horse farm seeing benefits of agritourism grant Video included

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    The Fields of Gold agritourism program in the Shenandoah Valley received more than $93,000 from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) to promote marketing and tourism for spots like Amethyst Acres. More>>

    Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

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    The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their... More>>

    Investigators: Secret Service use 'problematic'

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    A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a... More>>

    Roanoke's top business leaders honored Video included

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    (WSLS) Junior achievement of Southwest Virginia held its 2014 Business Hall of Fame at Hotel Roanoke on Tuesday night..More than 400 people were on hand to see Carilion CEO Nancy Agee and Boxley Materials CEO Ab Boxley inducted into the Hall of Fame.Jack Avis, owner and vice president of Avis Construction and immediate Vice President of Mill Mountain Theater was awarded the Young Entrepreneur Award.This was the 24th year for the annual event, which honors Roanoke's top business leaders. WSLS ... More>>

    Bent Mountain residents to host meeting about proposed pipeline

    Many Bent Mountain residents oppose proposed pipeline Video included

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    Many in the Bent Mountain community will come together Tuesday to discuss the potential impact of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline.  More>>

    Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

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    With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana. More>>

    NBC News freelancer Ashoka Mukpo declared free of Ebola

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    Ashoka Mukpo, the cameraman diagnosed with Ebola while working in Liberia as a freelancer for NBC News, has been declared free of the virus. More>>

    Two companies expand to Carroll County Video included

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    Two companies announced that they will expand to Carroll County's industrial park Tuesday.  More>>

    The Marching Virginians lead the way with Hokies for The Hungry Video included

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    On game day we focus on the plays that happen in all four quarters, but we also focus on the half time show and the energy Virginia Tech's band brings to the field. More>>

    Motorist hits Liberty Rd. bridge near downtown Roanoke

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    An accident on 581 south near downtown caused major traffic delays Tuesday. More>>

    MSN.com experienced service outage Tuesday

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    According to IsItDownRightNow.com, popular news website MSN.com experienced widespread outages Tuesday afternoon. More>>

    Where Warner and Gillespie stand on healthcare Video included

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    As the Senate election approaches we're showing you where the candidates stand on key issues. More>>

    Amherst Town Hall for sale

    Amherst Town Hall for sale

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    Constructed in 1939, the former bank with a huge walk-in safe is now for sale.  More>>

    Deputies investigate rifle theft at Walmart

    Deputies investigate rifle theft at Walmart

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    The Amherst County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a muzzle loading rifle was reported stolen from a local Walmart. More>>

    Search for Alexis Murphy will continue soon

    Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy. Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy.
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    The search for missing Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy's body will continue in the next few months. More>>

    Staunton teen indicted in golf course slaying

    A 16-year-old Staunton boy will be tried as an adult on charges of killing a mentally disabled man on a city golf course. More>>

    State officials examine accuracy of eyewitness accounts

    State officials examine accuracy of eyewitness accounts

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    The Virginia State Crime Commission is examining whether police are doing enough to ensure the accuracy of eyewitness identifications.  More>>

    Construction of new classroom building at Virginia Tech to begin in November

    Construction of new classroom building at Virginia Tech to begin in November

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    Officials said the new facility will provide a more modern learning space on Virginia Tech's campus to serve all students.

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    Pistorius gets five years in prison for Steenkamp's death Video included

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    Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for culpable homicide in the Feb. 14, 2013 shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp. More>>

    80-year-old woman killed in Rt. 11 crash

    80-year-old woman killed in Rt. 11 crash Video included

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    Virginia State Police are investigating a two-vehicle accident that claimed the life of an 80-year-old Fairfield woman. More>>

    Va. joins higher ed distance learning agreement

    Virginia higher education officials are making it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them. More>>

    Major airbag recall on more than 4.7 million vehicles Video included

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    A safety crisis dealing with defective airbags has been expanded, with the government issuing an urgent plea for more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed. Experts say parts dealing with inflation can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.  More>>

    Jack Avis is Junior Achievement's Young Entrepreneur Video included

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    (WSLS) Tuesday night will be a night of recognizing achievements of the past and inspiring greatness for the future here in the Star City.Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia will hold its 2014 Business Hall of Fame at Hotel Roanoke.Jack Avis, owner and vice president of Avis Construction, is this year's Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He will receive the award at tomorrow night's ceremony.Avis is credited with bringing back the Mill Mountain Theatre -- where he served as a board member a... More>>

    Pulaski County officials move forward with tobacco tax initiative Video included

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    Members on the Pulaski School board recently approved a resolution to adopt a county wide tobacco tax initiative to fund three schools in the county. The tax would generate up to 1 million dollars for the schools. More>>

    Radford police search for suspect in armed altercation

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    Police in Radford are looking for a suspect in an armed altercation that happened Sunday. More>>

    Bent Mountain Community prepares anti-pipeline meeting

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    The Mountain Valley Pipeline Project has caused a great deal of concern here in Southwest Virginia, mainly because residents say there are more questions than there are answers.  More>>

    Virginia Tech to hold Hannah Graham vigil Video included

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    The Virginia Tech community is coming together to honor UVA student Hannah Graham later this week.  More>>

    Robert Sarvis sets sights beyond winning Senate seat Video included

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    Sarvis is a Libertarian running for Senate against Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Republican Ed Gillespie.  More>>

    Wasena Skate Park closed until further notice

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    The Wasena Skate Park will be temporarily closed until further notice.  More>>

    Matthew charged in 2005 sexual assault case

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    Jesse Matthew has been indicted for a 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax, VA.  More>>

    British royal couples' 2nd child due in April

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    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April - the first time they have offered a month for the royal birth. More>>

    Virginia Tech student charged with murder's hearing continued Video included

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    A hearing is continued Monday for a former Virginia Tech student charged with first degree murder.  More>>

    UVA students and Charlottesville residents pray for Graham's family Video included

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    Residents who live in Charlottesville said they used Sunday to pray. Many were at the Copeley Bridge over the weekend, sending their respects and leaving flowers. 

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    Three big expenses you'll save on this fall

    Three big expenses you'll save on this fall

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    The recent volatility in the financial markets have left many Americans feeling jittery. More>>

    PETA uses virtual reality to show students what chickens see before slaughter

    PETA uses virtual reality to show students what chickens see before slaughter

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    "It's so hard to empathize with animals when we interact so little with our food. This is probably one of the more effective ways of getting information out to people who would likely want to be vegetarian if they had just one experience where they were interacting in an empathetic way with animals." 
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    Human remains found near Charlottesville to be examined in Richmond Video included

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    Medical examiners in Richmond are expected begin working on Monday to identify human remains that were found in the search for Hannah Graham over the weekend. More>>

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      Expert: Autopsy doesn't show if Brown went for gun

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      Two experts say Michael Brown's official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range the day he was killed by a Ferguson police officer.
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      Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

      A federal jury has reached a verdict in the case of four Blackwater security guards on trial in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqi citizens.
      Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an...
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      2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

      Police say a man believed to be a member of the Canadian Forces has been shot at National War Memorial, and there are reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament.
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    • Radford's Grant Earns Week 8 Honors

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    • Hokies Welcome Hurricanes to Thursday night Atmosphere

      Hokies Welcome Hurricanes to Thursday night Atmosphere

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      Keselowski wins Talladega to advance to 3rd round of NASCARS Chase

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      TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down - not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.He kept his head up and arrived at Talladega Superspeedway determined to shake off a bad week that earned him a $50,000 fine from NASCAR and moved him to the edge of elimination in the Chase for the Spri...
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      When it comes to those "must-see-together" TV shows, a new survey suggests it can be hard to wait and actually watch together.
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