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    GE makes donation to Virginia Transportation Museum

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    ROANOKE (WSLS10) - General Electric makes a donation to the Virginia Transportation Museum in the name of education.GE isdonated 35-hundred dollars to the museum in support of the organization's educational outreach and development of future exhibits. More>>

    WSLS 10 most honored television news station by The Virginias AP Broadcasters Awards

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    ROANOKE (WSLS10) – WSLS 10 was the most honored news television station in the Roanoke/Lynchburg market Saturday as the station earned six awards from the 2015 Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters awards. More>>

    "Love for Lynn" planned to raise money for Dublin woman set on fire

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    Friends of a Pulaski county native who was burned during a domestic violence dispute will come together tomorrow to raise money for her recovery.Police say Lynn Fuller's boyfriend set her on fire back in December.It happened at a home near San Diego, California.Her parents who live in Dublin say Lynn was put in a medically induced coma and has had a lot of skin grafting since the attack. More>>

    UPDATE: Roanoke police investigate fatal shooting

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    ROANOKE (WSLS10) -Roanoke police are investigating a shooting that left one dead and another injured.It happened around 3:30 a.m.Saturday morning on Ordway drive Northwest in Roanoke.Police say when responding to a call they found a man and woman in the parking lot with apparent gunshot wounds. More>>

    Women learn safety techniques in Roanoke

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    ROANOKE (WSLS) -Workers from organizations in the star city came together Saturday to better help educate young women.Every year the organizers from the "American Association of University Women" holds a program for girls in the city. More>>

    Dozens of People attended a community gathering for Noah Thomas

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    Saturday morning, a group of people from the Pulaski Countycommunity to celebrate the life of Noah Thomas. More>>

    VT Corps of Cadets hold annual competition

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    Virginia Tech's Corps of Cadets held the annual Jaffe Eager Squad Drill competition. More>>

    Virginia Passes Law to Crack Down on Sale of Puppy Mill Animals

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    RICHMOND (WSLS10) -Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation that will crack down on the sale of puppies raised in cruel puppy mills.SB 1001 restricts the sources of pet store puppies and the sale of dogs and cats in certain venues, includingroadsides, parking lots and flea markets. More>>

    Counselors brought in to grieve for Noah at Riverlawn Elementary

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    People in the community have been grieving over the loss of five-year-old Noah Thomas. More>>

    One dead after a shooting in Roanoke

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    Roanoke Police are looking for details in an early morning shooting.  More>>

    Pittsylvania County School Board approves $84.5 million budget Video included

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    The Pittsylvania County School Board approved next year's budget. It's $84.5 million and includes a 1.5 percent raise for employees and a 1-percent VRS offset that's required.
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    Lynchburg College expands Equestrian Program, hires Sweet Briar Coach

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    LYNCHBURG (WSLS10) -Lynchburg College announces the expansion of its equestrian program as it hires Sweet Briar's riding instructor Mimi Wroten.Sweet Briar has been known for its equestrian program over the years. Now, Lynchburg College hopes to pick up where it will be leaving off after its closure. More>>

    State Police issue senior alert for missing Charlotte Co. man

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    CHARLOTTE CO., VA (WSLS 10) - Virginia State Police have issued a senior alert for a missing Charlotte County man.George A. Clark, 77, was last seen around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26 in the 800 block of Thomas Jefferson Highway in Charlotte Courthouse, Virginia.Investigators say Clark was driving a 2009 gray Nissan Altima with Virginia registration, ADK9364. More>>

    Suspect fires shot at police during 2-hour standoff in Blacksburg

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    BLACKSBURG(WSLS10)- A Blacksburg man is in custody after a two-hour stand-off with police.It happened Friday just after 5 p.m. in the 100 block of Marlington Street in Blacksburg.Police say a suicidal man had barricaded himself in his home and threatened to kill himself and others. More>>

    Media General working to reach agreement with Suddenlink Cable

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    WSLS 10 is working hard to reach an agreement with Suddenlink Cable before our contract expires on April 7, 2015 at 5:00 PM (ET). Suddenlink serves WSLS 10 viewers in the western portion of our viewing area as well as in West Virginia.   More>>

    Mother remembers 3-year-old daughter, killed in Elliston train accident Video included

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    Anna Rickman manages a smile when she talks about her daughter Marlee Dawn Rickman-Lily. The 3-year-old was killed when the car she was riding in was hit by a train in Elliston. More>>

    Racing fans brave chilly weather in Martinsville ahead of STP 500 Video included

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    MARTINSVILLE (WSLS 10) - Hundreds of fans are getting a head start on race weekend at Martinsville Speedway.Rainy weather and temperatures in the 40s on Friday didn't dissuade fans from tailgating.The spring and fall races in Martinsville have become a tradition for Jonathan Lowder and his friends."The birth of my son, that's the only (race) we've missed in 15 years," Lowder said. "I had to miss that one. My wife wouldn't have been too happy."Others made the trip for the first time.Donald Sey... More>>

    Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

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    Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. More>>

    Norfolk Southern releases statement on fatal accident involving train in Elliston

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    Norfolk Southern along with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accident in Elliston involving a train that ended up taking the life of a 3-year-old girl. More>>

    State education board votes to expand SOL retesting

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    Elementary and middle school students who fail this spring's Standards of Learning tests by narrow margins or because of extenuating circumstances can retake the exams before the end of the school year. More>>

    Governor vetoes gun bills, proposes lower gift limits

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    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants a $100 aggregate gift cap for state lawmakers and is vetoing several pro-gun bills. More>>

    Sixth year Botetourt Co. girl collects Easter baskets for children

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    A Botetourt girl is proving you're never too young to make a difference in your community.  More>>

    Authorities: Noah Thomas case moving forward as a death investigation Video included

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    After fives days of searching for 5-year-old Noah Thomas, and the tragic discovery of his body Thursday afternoon, authorities announced Friday they're focusing their efforts now on a death investigation.  More>>

    Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz may have hidden illness, prosecutors say

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    Germanwings crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of illness from his employers and was signed off work on the day of the disaster, prosecutors said Friday. More>>

    Deputies search for suspect in 'Stop In Food Store' armed robbery

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    Deputies say the suspect entered the store dressed in black clothing and carrying what appeared to be a rifle or shotgun under a jacket. The clerk was away from the counter at the time.  More>>

    1 charged dropped against suspect Jesse Matthew in U.Va. slaying

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    Jesse Matthew Jr. appeared by way of video feed into Charlottesville General District Court on Thursday as a charge of abduction with intent to defile was dropped. He is being held for trial, which is scheduled for June. More>>

    Amanda Knox: Italy's highest court set to deliver verdict

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    Italy's highest court was expected to rule Friday on whether to uphold the murder conviction of American Amanda Knox, a process that could trigger an extradition battle with the United States. More>>

    Sheriff: Noah Thomas' body found in septic tank near his home Video included

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    The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, along with other regional and federal officials, say they're following up on more than 100 credible leads as the search for 5-year-old Noah Thomas enters day five. More>>

    'Floating classroom' looks for local students

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    The James River Association is accepting applications for the fifth annual James River Expedition, “a floating classroom” where students paddle down the 340-mile length of the James River. More>>

    Roanoke Co. Chief Richard Burch to retire on April 1

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    After four decades in fire and rescue Roanoke County Chief Richard Burch is retiring April 1, 2015. Friday, the county hosted a reception in Chief Burch's honor. More>>

    U.Va. naming new dorm after once-enslaved couple

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    The university's Board of Visitors passed a resolution this week to name the dormitory the Gibbons House in memory of William and Isabella Gibbons. More>>

    10 Things to Know for Today

    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

    Va. developing limits on school seclusion, restraint

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    State education officials are developing regulations to limit the use of restraint and seclusion to discipline unruly students. More>>

    Governor to announce vetoes, Va. ethics reform proposal

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    The governor has scheduled a Friday morning news conference to highlight the bills passed during the 2015 legislative session he's vetoing. More>>

    Jury recommends 8 years for Virginia woman in twins' deaths

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    A Brunswick County jury has recommended an eight-year prison term for a suburban Richmond woman convicted of two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of her twins after she gave birth in her college dormitory. More>>

    Bond denied for man charged with second-degree murder in road rage incident

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    A Botetourt County judge has denied bond for a man charged with second-degree murder after a road rage incident. More>>

    Memorial Mass for Virginia Tech student Cameron Smook scheduled for Friday

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    Officials with Virginia Tech announced Tuesday a memorial Mass for Cameron Smook, who was a senior in the Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering, is scheduled for 11 a.m. March 27. More>>

    Germanwings Crash: Cockpit voice recorder yields timeline of terror

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    It started off like any other flight — with a routine morning ascent over a calm Mediterranean Sea that gave no hint of the terror soon to engulfGermanwings Flight 4U9525. More>>

    'Gas-related' explosion destroys three buildings in New York City

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    A fiery explosion destroyed three buildings and ignited a massive blaze in downtown Manhattan, officials and witnesses said Thursday afternoon. More>>

    Aunt and uncle of Noah Thomas react to discovery of his body Video included

    Noah Thomas' aunt and uncle grieving news of his death. Noah Thomas' aunt and uncle grieving news of his death.
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    During a news conference on Thursday, authorities announced that they recovered the body of Noah Thomas shortly after 1:00 p.m. More>>

    Former Fort Chiswell star Coleman Thomas arrested in Knoxville Video included

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    A former Fort Chiswell star and current Tennessee Volunteer has run into legal trouble in Knoxville. More>>

    911 call describes chilling moments after Elliston train accident Video included

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    A Norfolk Southern train collided Wednesday with a car at a railroad crossing in Elliston. 3-year-old girl was killed. More>>

    Sources: Noah Thomas found dead on family's property Video included

    Sources have confirmed that missing Pulaksi Co. 5-year-old Noah Thomas has been found dead on the family's property. More>>

    Blacksburg Police investigating reported assault and battery at elementary school

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    Blacksburg Police are investigating a reported assault and battery involving a staff member at Gilbert Linkous Elementary School. Child Protective Services is also investigating.
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    Montgomery Co. to pay tribute to fallen first-responders

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    Work is expected to begin in late June on a new memorial for fallen first-responders in Montgomery County. More>>

    State agency agrees to assist Danville in solving water problem

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    The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has agreed to survey the Dan River to determine the source of the algae growth that caused the odd taste and odor in the city's drinking water. More>>

    Co-pilot apparently had 'desire to destroy' plane, officials Say

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    The co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings plane appears to have "intentionally" forced the jet into a descent while his captain was locked out of the cockpit, prosecutors said Thursday. More>>

    Liberty Christian Academy collecting Easter bags for kids with cancer

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    Liberty Christian Academy is partnering again with Lynchburg locals, Nathan Norman and his family, to raise awareness for pediatric cancer. More>>

    Rt. 661 in Montgomery Co. scheduled to close Friday for railroad repairs

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    On Thursday, March 26, Route 661 (Chrisman Mill Road) in the Christiansburg area will be shut down for railroad repairs. More>>

    Round Town: Thursday, March 26, 2015

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    Here's a look at what's going on around town this weekend.  More>>

    Tracie Nininger's attorney denied motion to throw out breathalyzer results as evidence

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    A Roanoke County woman previously charged in the alcohol-related death of a construction worker was in court Thursday for a pre-trial motion. More>>

    Augusta County seeks extension of pipeline's comment period

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    Augusta County wants federal regulators to give the public more time to comment on a proposed natural gas pipeline.   More>>

    One man killed, another remains in the hospital after Bent Mountain Rd. crash

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    A man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on Bent Mountain Road. More>>

    New information surfaces on septic tank Noah Thomas' body was discovered in Video included

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    On Friday further information was released on the septic tank 5-year-old Noah Thomas' body was discovered in. More>>

    Driver airlifted to hospital after tractor trailer accident on I-81S Video included

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    A tractor trailer accident on I-81 northbound near mm 120 stopped traffic for several hours Wednesday just after 6:30 p.m.  More>>

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    • Louisville Downs NC State in Regional Semis

      Louisville Downs NC State in Regional Semis

      Friday, March 27 2015 11:59 PM EDT2015-03-28 03:59:09 GMT
           Louisville wins the All-ACC Regional semifinal in Syracuse to advance to the Region Finals.
           Louisville wins the All-ACC Regional semifinal in Syracuse to advance to the Region Finals.
    • Martinsville Has Soggy Start, Logano Grabs Pole

      Martinsville Has Soggy Start, Logano Grabs Pole

      Friday, March 27 2015 11:55 PM EDT2015-03-28 03:55:17 GMT
           Jonathan Merryman gives his observations from the NASCAR practice day at Martinsville on Friday.
           Jonathan Merryman gives his observations from the NASCAR practice day at Martinsville on Friday.
    • Racing fans brave chilly weather in Martinsville ahead of STP 500

      Racing fans brave chilly weather in Martinsville ahead of STP 500

      Friday, March 27 2015 6:05 PM EDT2015-03-27 22:05:46 GMT
      MARTINSVILLE (WSLS 10) - Hundreds of fans are getting a head start on race weekend at Martinsville Speedway.Rainy weather and temperatures in the 40s on Friday didn't dissuade fans from tailgating.The spring and fall races in Martinsville have become a tradition for Jonathan Lowder and his friends."The birth of my son, that's the only (race) we've missed in 15 years," Lowder said. "I had to miss that one. My wife wouldn't have been too happy."Others made the trip for the first time.Donald Sey...
      MARTINSVILLE (WSLS 10) - Hundreds of fans are getting a head start on race weekend at Martinsville Speedway.Rainy weather and temperatures in the 40s on Friday didn't dissuade fans from tailgating.The spring and fall races in Martinsville have become a tradition for Jonathan Lowder and his friends."The birth of my son, that's the only (race) we've missed in 15 years," Lowder said. "I had to miss that one. My wife wouldn't have been too happy."Others made the trip for the first time.Donald Sey...
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