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    4-year-old reportedly kidnapped by grandparents found safe; arrests pending Video included

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    The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says the 4-year-old child, Lelend Lakey, who was reportedly kidnapped by his grandparents has been found safe and has been reunited with his mother.  More>>

    Man charged with attempted arson after threatening to burn down his house

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    Michael W. McCarty, 56, is charged with one count of threatening to burn an occupied building and one count of attempted arson of an occupied building. More>>

    Disaster simulation held at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital Video included

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    A live disaster simulation was held Friday morning at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital to further test the ability of students to work across various disciplines. More>>

    Salem police seek suspect in attempted abduction

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    Officers say at approximately 7:50 a.m., they received information from a 13-year-old female that a older male had attempted to coax her into his vehicle while she was headed to her bus stop. More>>

    High schoolers participate in Skills USA Competition Video included

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    Students from across the Commonwealth are competing and showcasing their skills in auto repair. More>>

    Gas line explosion injuries 11 in Fresno

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    (NBC)-A California public works employee and a county jail inmate were seriously burned when a natural gas line exploded at a sheriff's gun range near Fresno Friday, sending a fireball into the sky and sparking several smaller fires, authorities said.Nine other inmates were also taken to area hospitals for treatment after the gas line near the Fresno County sheriff's shooting range exploded at around 2:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. ET), Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims told reporters.Deputies at the ... More>>

    Security a main priority at Boston Marathon

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    BOSTON (WSLS10)- Hundreds of police officers and bomb-sniffing dogs are getting ready for the 2015 Boston Marathon.Right now, preparations are underway to keep everyone safe at this year's event on Monday.It's been two years since the marathon bombings , and the city leaders say you can still expect heightened security. Despite the extra precautions, authorities are still hoping to make the marathon a family-friendly event.As of now, there is no intelligence that points to potential threats s... More>>

    Virginia alcohol agency's arrest powers under scrutiny

    A Virginia alcohol-law enforcement agency that has sparked public outrage over two high-profile arrests has investigated three complaints of excessive use of force by its officers in the last five years. More>>

    Runners race to the finish line in the star city for the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon Video included

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    ROANOKE (WSLS10)- The 5th annual Foot levelers Blue Ridge Marathon springs into action Saturday morning. The race brings thousands of people to the star city.Race officials estimate 18-hundred people from 47 different states and six countries will take part in Saturdays event.Last year, about 16-hundred runners came into the star city, generating more than 500-thousand dollars from the weekend.That's up about 10-percent from 2013.To keep people coming back, generating revenue for the star cit... More>>

    Roommate charged in Virginia university student's death

    Authorities say a University of Mary Washington student is charged with first-degree murder and abduction in the death of his roommate. More>>

    Dick Beardsley speaks to runners before Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon Video included

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    Downtown Roanoke had a real pulse on Friday night as the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon brought in runners from all over the region and 47 different states. While the eateries and coffee shops enjoyed the extra patrons, Charter Hall in the City Market Building hosted runners with a pre-marathon pasta dinner and a talk by American running great Dick Beardsley, Beardsley talked about lessons learned from a life of running, and thrilled the audience of about 100 with a blow by blow account of... More>>

    Bedford Hardware closes after more than 100 years

    Bedford Hardware closes after more than 100 years

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    After more than 100 years in business, a well-known staple in centertown Bedford is saying goodbye. More>>

    Walking Dead convention in Lynchburg

    The Walking Dead convention in Lynchburg Video included

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    The Walking Dead convention is being held this weekend. Walking Dead is the highest rated show on cable right now with about 17.5 million viewers. More>>

    Man seriously injured in motorcycle accident on Rt. 8 in Montgomery Co.

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    The accident occurred at 4:44 p.m. Monday, April 13 along VA-8N at the 2.4 mile marker, south of Christiansburg. More>>

    Crews respond to house fire in Roanoke City

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    Multiple fire and rescue units are responding to an active fire reported at a home in Roanoke City. More>>

    VSU board OKs 3 percent increase in tuition, fees

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    Virginia State University's Board of Visitors has approved a 3 percent increase in tuition and mandatory fees. More>>

    Anthem Inc. announces series of layoffs

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    Anthem Inc. announced a series of layoffs across Virginia late Thursday, declining to reveal a specific number of job reductions between now and the middle of the year.  More>>

    Virginia students, staff and parents rally for education in Richmond Video included

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    They say Virginia is funding its schools below 2009 levels and they want politicians to know it is time to change that. He points to recent students that show Virginia as the 9th wealthiest state but ranking 41st in the country in K-12 per-pupil spending. More>>

    ESPN reporter suspended over profanity-laden rant

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    "I'm in the news, sweetheart, I will f***ing sue this place," McHenry can be seen telling a worker at Advance Towing in Arlington, Virginia, after her car was impounded. More>>

    Virginia Tech heads to NASA's Wallops Island flight facility for launch of RockSat-X rocket

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    Three aerospace experiments built by Virginia Tech College of Engineering students are slated to travel into space on Saturday aboard a NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket at the space agency's Wallops Flight Facility on the Virginia coast. More>>

    New 'Star Wars' trailer released

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    Here you go, galaxy. The Force is back. More>>

    Cancer survivor prepares for challenge of Blue Ridge Marathon Video included

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    A local cancer survivor is gearing up for the ultimate challenge. Gina Bradley of Franklin County has been training since October to run in the 10K race associated with the Blue Ridge Marathon. More>>

    What's News Today: Friday, April 17, 2015 Video included

    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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    Round Town: Runs, marathons and zombies

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    Here are the events happening Round Town this weekend.

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    Va. Beach woman claims $3M lottery prize

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    A Virginia Beach woman has claimed a $3 million prize in the Virginia Lottery. More>>

    'I Can't Breathe!': Hear panicked 911 call of man trapped in jet's baggage hold

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    The man who woke up from a nap and found himself trapped in the baggage compartment of an airborne jet called 911 in a panic, screaming, "I ... can't ... breathe!" from the belly of Alaska Airlines Flight 448 this week. More>>

    3.2-Mile 'Run in Remembrance' to affect Virginia Tech campus parking and traffic

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    Parking and traffic on campus will be affected by the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance scheduled for Saturday, April 18. More>>

    Millionaire Robert Durst to Cops: I want my $161K

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    Murder suspect Robert Durst — who is worth about $100 million, according to the FBI's estimate — is demanding that authorities return $161,000 seized after his arrest. More>>

    Weekend Street Closures: April 17-18

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    The following streets will be closed due to various events occurring Friday, April 17 - Saturday, April 18. More>>

    'Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure' marks special milestone for local woman Video included

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    Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K, 10K and one mile walk is next week. For one local woman the race has marked some pretty major milestones in her life.  More>>

    Scattered thunderstorms possible with big warm up ahead Video included

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    Hit-or-miss showers, isolated storms possible on Friday with highs in the lower 70s. More>>

    17-year-old killed in head-on collision in Alleghany County Video included

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    Police say Cheyanne Spellman, 17, of Covington, was driving west on Route 60 when she crossed the center line and hit a tractor trailer head on. More>>

    Roanoke Fire displaces two people Video included

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     Two people need a place to stay after a fire destroyed their home. More>>

    Virginia Tech remembers April 16th, eight years later Video included

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    Virginia Tech students and staff honor those lost eight years ago. On April 16th, 2007, 32 students and faculty members lost their lives in a series of campus shootings. More>>

    Noah Thomas' parents denied bond; admitted to leaving children home alone Video included

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    The father of late 5-year-old Noah Thomas appeared in court Wednesday morning for a hearing in Pulaski County Juvenile Domestic Court where he was denied bond, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office. More>>

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    • Kenseth Grabs Bristol Pole

      Kenseth Grabs Bristol Pole

      Friday, April 17 2015 9:36 PM EDT2015-04-18 01:36:13 GMT
            Joey Logano was quickest during the first two qualifying segments, but not the all important final session at Bristol--Matt Kenseth was.
            Joey Logano was quickest during the first two qualifying segments, but not the all important final session at Bristol--Matt Kenseth was.
    • Colonels, Terriers Join Signing Frenzy

      Colonels, Terriers Join Signing Frenzy

      Thursday, April 16 2015 11:19 PM EDT2015-04-17 03:19:00 GMT
          William Fleming and William Byrd High Schools get into the mix with signings this week.
          William Fleming and William Byrd High Schools get into the mix with signings this week.
    • Red Sox Open 2015 Home Schedule with Victory

      Red Sox Open 2015 Home Schedule with Victory

      Thursday, April 16 2015 11:03 PM EDT2015-04-17 03:03:07 GMT
          The Red Sox returned from a soggy Myrtle Beach to find more of the same in Salem, but it wasn't wet enough to stop the home opener from going off without a hitch.
          The Red Sox returned from a soggy Myrtle Beach to find more of the same in Salem, but it wasn't wet enough to stop the home opener from going off without a hitch.
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