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    VSP: Forensic Evidence Links Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington Case

    VSP: Forensic Evidence Links Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington Case Video included

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    Forensic evidence came out Monday linking accused abductor, Jesse Matthew, to the Morgan Harrington case, according to Virginia State Police.  More>>

    U.S. Supreme Court Justices expected to discuss Same-Sex Marriage Video included

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    The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to discuss same-sex marriage at its private conference Monday. Seven marriage petitions are in front of the court, including the Virginia case of Bostic vs. Schaefer.
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    Helicopters used in Albemarle County to search for Hannah Graham Video included

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    Albermarle County (WSLS) - The following is a message from Albermarle County Police: "In an effort to help find Hannah Graham there are professional search crews in rural Albemarle County today. Do not be alarmed if you see search crews or helicopters in the area. Please allow the crews to work without disruption as they diligently search for Hannah Graham".You can follow the developments in the search here in the dedicated Hannah Graham search section on WSLS. More>>

    Missing AR real estate agent found dead

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    The woman's body was found in the early hours of Tuesday.

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    Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

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    Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that China won't back down from its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub, dashing hopes that the standoff between demonstrators and authorities could be... More>>

    Dense Fog Advisory

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    (WSLS) - A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday for most of the region. More>>

    What's News Today, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 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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    Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

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    The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to... More>>

    Gov't to reveal drug company payments to doctors

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    Striving to shine a light on potential ethical conflicts in medicine, the Obama administration is releasing data on drug company payments to tens of thousands of individual doctors. More>>

    Roanoke business owners discuss ways to network, expand Video included

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    On Monday, Roanoke business owners gathered to discuss ways to help the business community grow.  More>>

    Former drug addict talks about his experiences with cocaine, PCP and other drugs Video included

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    Richard Atkins said his life passed him by while he was addicted to cocaine, PCP and other drugs."I just spiraled out of control" he said.  More>>

    White House intruder gets far past front door

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    The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight... More>>

    Legislators push to enforce new regulations on in-home daycare's Video included

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    Dakota Penn-Williams, 9 months, and Kayden Curtis, 21-months, still only babies, died after suffering fatal injuries during a house fire at their in-home daycare in Lynchburg. More>>

    Gil Harrington responds to new forensic link to Jesse Matthew Video included

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    It's been a long five years not knowing who raped and killed 20-year-old Morgan Harrington. There's now finally a big break in this case. More>>

    Organizers prepare for the second annual Smith Mountain Lake Oktoberfest 5k Video included

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    If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate fall and help the Franklin County YMCA at the same time, mark your calendar for Oct. 4. More>>

    Booker T. Washington National Monument unveils new interactive display

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    Display outlines Booker T. Washington's Franklin County history through several new exhibits.

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    Delays continue Monday morning following Chicago air traffic control fire

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    (WSLS)-- The nation's air travel system is slowly beginning to recover, following an alleged act of employee sabotage at a large regional air traffic control center on Friday. More>>

    Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets washes cars for Wounded Warrior Project Video included

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    Students from one local university volunteered their time to give back to those who have served our country. The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets held it's second annual car wash benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.
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    Roanoke native, NBA player returns for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk Video included

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    About 1200 people came out to walk and support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Roanoke native Luke Hancock was in town for the event.
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    Virginia mom charged with kidnapping her 3 children

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    A Virginia woman faces charges of kidnapping her three children.
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    Virginia Tech dorm, Lynchburg greenhouse complex added to Landmarks Registry

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    The first dormitory built at Virginia Tech is among the eight new listings to the Virginia Landmarks Registry.
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    KISS Program teaches Roanoke Valley families about safe sleep environment for infants Video included

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    Every three days in Virginia an infant dies due to being placed in an unsafe sleep environment.
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    Thousands of pounds of prescription drugs collected Video included

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    Several organizations along with local law enforcement are working to make sure drugs stay out of teenager's hands.
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    Va. records 1st 2014 case of West Nile in horse

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    Virginia officials are reporting the state's first 2014 case of West Nile virus in a horse.
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    Thousands run in Virginia 10 miler Video included

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    Lynchburg (WSLS) - Thousands of runners took part in the 41st Virginia 10 miler today.This is a historic race that draws elite athletes from all over the world including runners from Ethiopia and Morocco.The Virginia 10 miler is known as a challenging course with a lot of hills which makes it attractive to some runners.Many local runners including WSLS 10's Brie Jackson took part in either the 4 mile or 10 mile event.Kathrine Switzer, best known as the first woman to run the Boston Marathon w... More>>

    Taste of Your Town: The Neighbors Place Video included

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    WSLS Anchor John Carlin visited The Neighbors Place restaurant in Lynchburg before the Jefferson Forest vs. Brookville high school football game Friday, Sept. 26 to get a first-hand look at one of the town's favorite traditions.  More>>

    TRADITIONS: Glenvar High School Highlander Honor Video included

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    Walking into the stadium at Glenvar High School you can feel the excitement. Cheering fans pack the stands and students have their school pride written across their chest.  More>>

    Jesse Matthew's best friend doesn't believe allegations are true Video included

    Jesse Matthew's friend Michael Moore sits down with reporter Katie Love. Jesse Matthew's friend Michael Moore sits down with reporter Katie Love.
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    The best friend of abduction suspect, Jesse Matthew, says the man described in the media is not the person he knows. More>>

    Roanoke County couple model together for Cure by Design Video included

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    Cancer-surviving models hit the stage to raise money for the American Cancer Society, including a Roanoke County couple who battled cancer together. More>>

    Roanoke crews investigating Maxey's Seat Cover Center fire

    Crews were investigating a fire at Maxey's Seat Cover Center Crews were investigating a fire at Maxey's Seat Cover Center
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    Fire crews are investigating what caused a two alarm fire in Roanoke. The fire started around 10 p.m. Thursday at Maxey's Seat Cover Center on Melrose.
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    Triple amputee, Patrick County Marine getting new smart home

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    Get the first look into the custom home built for a Patrick County Marine who lost his legs and an arm in an IED blast in Afghanistan.
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    Chief Longo: "Based upon the current evidence," Matthew likely knows where Graham is Video included

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    Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said "based upon the current evidence," he is confident Jesse Matthew Jr. knows where Hannah Graham is.  More>>

    Virginia Hosts National Drug Take-Back Day Events in the Roanoke Area

    Virginia Hosts National Drug Take-Back Day Events in the Roanoke Area

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    In 2013, more than 420 Virginians died of misuse or overdose of opiates like hydrocodone, oxycodone, or methadone. National research shows that 6.5 million people abused prescription drugs in 2013, the majority of whom got their drugs from friends or family members, including the home medicine cabinet. More>>

    Va. State Board of Elections: Thousands of voters may lack proper ID

    Va. State Board of Elections: Thousands of voters may lack proper ID

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    The Virginia State Board of Elections says about 450,000 voters in Virginia may lack the proper identification needed to cast a ballot in the November midterm elections.  More>>

    Students respond to missing UVa student by forming new chapters of HSTNG

    Students respond to missing UVa student by forming new chapters of HSTNG

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    University of Virginia and Blacksburg High School are the newest chapters to organize awareness under Help Save the Next Girl's banner. 

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    Fight at William Fleming HS ends with student pepper sprayed

    Fight at William Fleming HS ends with student pepper sprayed Video included

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    A fight at William High School earlier this week resulted in one student being pepper sprayed.It happened just after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23.  More>>

    Feeding America competing for $60K grant, asking for public help

    Feeding America competing for $60K grant, asking for public help

    Feeding Ameica is competeting in the Walmart grant opportunity. Feeding Ameica is competeting in the Walmart grant opportunity.
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    Feeding America Southwest Virginia is asking the public to help them earn up to $60,000 in grant money. More>>

    Goodlatte believes compromise possible on internet sales tax Video included

    Rep. Bob Goodlatte at today's announcement. Rep. Bob Goodlatte at today's announcement.
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    A bill proposing an internet sales tax could get new life this fall in Washington. More>>

    Texas woman who found suspect Jesse Matthew talks about her encounter Video included

    Jesse Matthew appears in court in Galveston, Texas. Jesse Matthew appears in court in Galveston, Texas.
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    Matthew agreed to voluntarily let police bring him back to Virginia; signing a waiver and leaving the court after another short hearing where he declined a court appointed attorney. As Charlottesville police prepare to bring him back, many questions still remain. Chief Timothy Longo said the search will now expand to Texas.


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    People upset over new noise ordinance in Botetourt County Video included

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    Botetourt County residents say they're concerned after a new noise ordinance is preventing them from participating in outdoor activities, like shooting guns.  More>>

    Franklin County farmer to model for Cure by Design Video included

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    The second annual Cure by Design is Friday at The Hotel Roanoke and will raise money for cancer research and the American Cancer Society. We introduce you a model who has battle cancer for the past seven years. Melvin Montgomery spends a lot time on his dairy farm with little helpers, his grandchildren. More>>

    Omni investment in Homestead Resort is paying off Video included

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    Hundreds of people checked into one hundred eight rooms Thursday afternoon at Omni Homestead Resort. More>>

    Second child dies Wednesday from Lynchburg day-care fire Video included

    Kayden died from her injuries sustained at the fire at her day-care. Kayden died from her injuries sustained at the fire at her day-care.
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    A second child has died after remaining on life support since a fire at an in-home daycare in Lynchburg. More>>

    Owners of The Inn on Campbell are ready to sell

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    The Inn on Campbell has been open in downtown Roanoke for three years now. More>>

    Roanoke City graduation rates up

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    Roanoke City graduation rates are up more than 24-percent since 2008. More>>

    Jesse Matthew accused of sexual assault at Liberty University in 2002

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    The Lynchburg Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney confirms the suspect in Hannah Graham's disappearance, Jesse Matthew, was involved in a sexual assault allegation at Liberty University in October of 2002. More>>

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    • Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

      Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

      Tuesday, September 30 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-09-30 10:02:10 GMT
      Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands for reforms after spending another night blocking streets in an unprecedented show of civil...
      Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that China won't back down from its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub, dashing hopes that the standoff between demonstrators and authorities could be...
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      By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
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      Obama, Modi to put upbeat face on US-India ties

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      President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi are trying to put an optimistic face on the future of relations between India and the United States.
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    • Hokies get ready for UNC

      Hokies get ready for UNC

      Monday, September 29 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-09-30 03:55:45 GMT
      Virginia Tech hopes to right the ship this weekend in terms of their ACC schedule. The Hokies, who are 0-1 so far in league play travel to Chapel Hill to take on a UNC Tar Heel Team also looking for its first ACC win. The Tar Heels are coming off of two games where their defense got freight trained. ECU was able to hang 70 points UNC and Clemson followed that up with a 50 point showing against the Heels. Hokies Quarte...
      Virginia Tech hopes to right the ship this weekend in terms of their ACC schedule. The Hokies, who are 0-1 so far in league play travel to Chapel Hill to take on a UNC Tar Heel Team also looking for its first ACC win. The Tar Heels are coming off of two games where their defense got freight trained. ECU was able to hang 70 points UNC and Clemson followed that up with a 50 point showing against the Heels. Hokies Quarte...
    • Altavista's Thornhill is Week 4 Player of Week

      Altavista's Thornhill is Week 4 Player of Week

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        The Colonels romped over Galax and their quarterback earns Player of the Week honors.
            The Colonels romped over Galax and their quarterback earns Player of the Week honors.
    • Salem's Fox is 1st and 10 Player of the Week #2

      Salem's Fox is 1st and 10 Player of the Week #2

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          Coleman Fox of Salem grabs player of the week honors for week 2 with a commanding performance against Patrick Henry.
          Coleman Fox of Salem grabs player of the week honors for week 2 with a commanding performance against Patrick Henry.
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