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    McDonnell's son arrested for DUI in Va. Beach

    Virginia Beach police say one of former Gov. Bob McDonnell's sons has been arrested for driving under the influence. More>>

    Virginia Western student plays Santa to kids

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    A Virginia Western student is making a difference in the lives of young people through donations.  More>>

    Stagg Bowl attracts "regulars" and brings millions to Roanoke Valley

    Stagg Bowl attracts "regulars" and brings millions to Roanoke Valley

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    The NCAA Div. III Championship game will be held at Salem Stadium for the ninth year in a row.  More>>

    VSP release findings in Christiansburg deadly house shooting

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    Virginia State Police released their findings Thursday in October's deadly house shooting in Christiansburg. More>>

    Police arrest 3, search for 2 others in Poor Mountain burglary

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    The Roanoke County Police Department arrested three people and are searching for additional two in connection to a burglary reported on Poor Mountain. More>>

    SC man charged with DUI after hitting Virginia State Police cruiser

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    A North Augusta, S.C. man is in jail after hitting a Virginia State Police trooper's car. More>>

    Accident on I-81 in Rockbridge County caused heavy delays

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    Drivers can expect heavy delays Thursday along Interstate-81 southbound  in Rockbridge County following an accident. More>>

    Carmike Cinemas issues statement on "The Interview" release

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    The movie "The Interview" is no longer coming soon. Instead, posters for the embattled film that pokes fun at Northern Korea are simply coming down.  More>>

    Va. lawmaker to resign, then seek seat in special election

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    A Virginia Democratic state lawmaker is resigning from office after recently entering a plea in connection with accusations that he had an improper sexual relationship with a teenager. But Del. Joseph D. Morrissey says he plans to run for his seat in a special election. More>>

    I-81 SB and rest area reopen after tractor trailer accident

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    Interstate-81 southbound and a nearby rest area in Botetourt County were shut down Thursday morning due to an accident involving two tractor trailers. The area reopened to drivers around 10:30 a.m.  More>>

    AAA: Busy holiday travel season for Virginians

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    More than one-third of Virginians are expected to travel this holiday season. More>>

    Virginia launches human trafficking awareness campaign

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    Virginia is launching a new human trafficking awareness campaign saying we have the fifth highest number of human trafficking cases referenced on the trafficking hotline.


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    Majority Leader proposes caps on mandatory student athletic fees

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    Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) announced Thursday that he will propose legislation in the 2015 General Assembly session to cap student athletic fees at Virginia's four-year public universities.  More>>

    Toys for Tots donations increase significantly this year Video included

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    More than 14,000 toys were collected this holiday season. Compare that to 8,600 toys last year.   More>>

    Man charged in Boston bombings due in court Video included

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    The man charged in the Boston bombings will be in court on Thursday. A final pre-trial hearing is to be held for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  More>>

    Grand jury indicts former executives in W.Va. chemical spill Video included

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    A grand jury indicts four former executives of a chemical company on pollution charges in a spill that prompted a drinking water ban for 300,000 West Virginians in January. More>>

    W.Va. mine explosion trial could be delayed Video included

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    An ex-coal executive in West Virginia wants his criminal case moved and his January 26th trial delayed for one year.  More>>

    Greenway could be coming to Daleville, Amsterdam communities Video included

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    It would be 3.1 miles and connect Botetourt Center at Greenfield with neighborhoods and businesses along Route 220 south to the Daleville town center. More>>

    Boko Haram insurgents kidnap women and children, kill 32

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    Boko Haram insurgents have kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in Northeastern Nigeria. More>>

    Thursday marks 'Free Shipping Day' Video included

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    If you're still not done with your holiday shopping, we have good news. Thursday, Dec. 18 marks Free Shipping Day. More>>

    What's News Today, Thursday, December 18, 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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    Pipeline opponents question report: 'Are there any benefits?' Video included

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    For the first time a large group of opponents against Mountain Valley Pipeline gathered in one location, and sent a very clear message to pipeline officials saying they don't want the pipeline. More>>

    AP source: North Korea linked to Sony hacking

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    Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in... More>>

    Roanoke Boys and Girls Club gets Three Degree Guarantee donation Video included

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    Hundreds of dollars are headed to the Boys and Girls Club as part of our “Three Degree Guarantee” give-away. More>>

    Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats Video included

    Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25... More>>

    "We care" offers Christmas presents for 1500 children in Franklin County Video included

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    More than 1,500 less fortunate children in Franklin County will have presents under the tree this Christmas thanks to donations made by community members. More>>

    Martinsville PD officer responds to loose pit bull report, finds cute pups

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    The Martinsville Police Department may have expected two vicious animals when they were called about a pair of pit bulls on the loose.  More>>

    14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak

    Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and... More>>

    Lynchburg officer honored for life-saving actions

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    A Lynchburg police officer was honored for his quick thinking and trauma care. More>>

    Wallops Island rocket launch pad awaits repairs

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    Despite a massive explosion in October, authorities say a state-owned launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility should be repaired and ready for testing late next year. More>>

    Wrongful death civil suit of 7-year-old Shane Nichols settled

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    A civil lawsuit involving the wrongful death of a 7-year-old boy in the Burnt Chimney area of Franklin County has been settled.  More>>

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    • Pope Benedict helped free American from Cuba

      Pope Benedict helped free American from Cuba

      Pope Francis rightly got credit for helping bring the U.S. and Cuba together and free U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross. But it was actually Francis' predecessor, Emeritus Benedict XVI, who made the...
      Pope Francis rightly got credit for helping bring the U.S. and Cuba together and free U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross. But it was Francis' predecessor, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, who made the first high-level...
    • Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

      Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

      Hackers backed by North Korea perpetrated an unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that...
      The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the...
    • Contractors ill-equipped for secret Cuba programs

      Contractors ill-equipped for secret Cuba programs

      When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out...
      When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the...
    • Sports | Virginia Tech, High School, Football, Basketball, BaseballSportsMore>>

    • 49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble

      49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble

      Wednesday, December 17 2014 5:51 PM EST2014-12-17 22:51:06 GMT
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      Northern California authorities are investigating San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault.
      Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose...
    • Altavista, Magna Vista Both Seeking State Gold Saturday

      Altavista, Magna Vista Both Seeking State Gold Saturday

      Friday, December 12 2014 11:44 PM EST2014-12-13 04:44:39 GMT
          Both Altavista and Magna Vista are battling for state crowns Saturday. The Colonels have done this all before, while the Warriors are first-timers to the finals.
          Both Altavista and Magna Vista are battling for state crowns Saturday. The Colonels have done this all before, while the Warriors are first-timers to the finals.

       

    • Federal charges add to Sharper's legal troubles

      Federal charges add to Sharper's legal troubles

      Federal charges add to Sharper's legal troubles

      In addition to a nine count indictment from the Orleans Parish Criminal Court, former Saints player Darren Sharper, along with a former St. Bernard Parish sergeant, was charged in a six-count federal indictment.
      In addition to a nine count indictment from the Orleans Parish Criminal Court, former Saints player Darren Sharper, along with a former St. Bernard Parish sergeant, was charged in a six-count federal indictment.
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    • Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats

      Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats

      The top theater chains in North America have dropped "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the Christmas Day release of the film.
      Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25...
    • NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

      NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

      Wednesday, December 17 2014 4:22 PM EST2014-12-17 21:22:27 GMT
      Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" that referenced the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
      The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too.
    • Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim

      Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim

      Tuesday, December 16 2014 8:30 PM EST2014-12-17 01:30:18 GMT
      Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974.
      Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974.
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