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    Motorcyclist killed in Campbell County crash

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    CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va (WSLS) - Virginia State Police (VSP) are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash in Campbell County. According to officials, the crash occurred Saturday at 11:20 a.m. at the intersection of Timberlake Road and Powhatan Road. A 2007 Harley-Davidson FLS motorcycle was traveling west on Timberlake Road when a 2010 Mazda-3 pulled out from Powhatan Road onto Timberlake Road and struck the motorcycle. Both the motorcycle's driver, Lewis M. Smith, 71, of Lynchburg, Va., and pass... More>>

    John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

    John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86. More>>

    Two men charged in connection to string of break-ins

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    Police arrested Joshua Kelley and Jeffrey Waddell in relation to a string of convenience store burglaries in the Roanoke Valley.  More>>

    Carrying The Load: A veteran reminds us what not to forget on Memorial Day

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    I was once asked what I thought about on Memorial Day, and I said, truthfully, that it's the same thing I think about every day: the men who fought next to me, people whose flesh and futures were destroyed by the violence of armed combat. More>>

    Soldiers Reflect on Service While Placing Flags at Arlington National Cemetery

    Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment place American flags at the graves of U.S. soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery on May 21 in preparation for Memorial Day. "Flags-In" has become an annual ceremony since the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (T Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment place American flags at the graves of U.S. soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery on May 21 in preparation for Memorial Day. "Flags-In" has become an annual ceremony since the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (T
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    The rolling hills of Arlington National Cemetery are covered by a slate grey sky on this day. And Army Spc. Anthony Moore is taking on a very special mission for the first time. Moore is participating in Flags In, the time honored tradition in the nation's most hallowed military resting place, that signals the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend and a moment to pause and honor our fallen heroes. More>>

    Cleveland officer found not guilty in shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects

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    CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cleveland officer has been found not guilty in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire after a high-speed chase. The judge's verdict for 31-year-old Michael Brelo comes after a four-week bench trial on two counts of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams in November 2012. Brelo could have faced 22 years in prison if convicted on both counts. The sister of Timothy Russell says even though a whi... More>>

    Strawberry Festival draws large crowd in Bedford County Video included

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     Thousands turn out for the annual Strawberry Festival at Scott's Strawberry Farm in Bedford County. More>>

    Newport News police use Taser to subdue suspect after officer assaulted

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    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Police in Newport News say they used a Taser to subdue a man accused of stealing a truck and trying to choke an officer. Media outlets report 28-year-old Orestes Thomas Guerra was charged Friday with assault and battery of a law enforcement officer, strangulation, resisting arrested and possession of stolen property. Police say in a statement that officers responding to a report of a stolen box truck found the vehicle with a man inside. The statement says the suspe... More>>

    Police arrest man suspected of impersonating an officer, arrest also made in recent burglaries

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    ROANOKE, Va (WSLS) - Roanoke City police said officers made arrest in two recent crimes, one caseinvolved a man suspected of impersonating an officers. According to police, Devin Johnson II was arrested for impersonating a law enforcement officer. Police said the suspect pulled over a vehicle on Grandview Avenue and asked to see the driver's license and registration. The driver told officers the suspect was driving a dark colored Cadillac with a police-style blue light and siren. The driver ... More>>

    D.C. Mansion Murder Suspect Had Help, Police Say

    Savvas Savopoulos, 46, and his wife, Amy Savopoulos, 47. Savvas Savopoulos, 46, and his wife, Amy Savopoulos, 47.
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    Police investigating the murder of a wealthy Washington, D.C., family and their housekeeper suspect that the alleged killer, Darron Wint, had help from accomplices, according to court documents released Friday.In an affidavit seeking an arrest warrant for Wint, a city detective said he believed that others helped Wint hold the three adults and a child captive before killing them and torching the family's home. More>>

    New trial expected for man convicted in Chandra Levy death

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    A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys on Friday said the "interests of justice" would best be served by one. More>>

    Ireland Gay Marriage Referendum: 'Yes' Campaign Poised for Victory

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    Ireland appeared to have become the first country in the world to vote for gay marriage Saturday after both sides in its referendum declared a resounding victory for "Yes" campaigners.There was a mood of excitement in Dublin as early results showed a high turnout and a strong lead for "Yes" votes. More>>

    Police add extra patrols on the water during Memorial Day weekend

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    Each year, on average, 700 people die in boating-related accidents nationwide. That's why safety is big concern. More>>

    St. Albans Sanatorium "haunted" by financial struggles Video included

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    A well-known historic site in the New River Valley is struggling to stay alive, ironically it just happens to be in the business of the dead, para-normally speaking. More>>

    House fire in Danville caused by child playing with matches

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    House fire caused by child playing with matches. More>>

    Fincastle Baptist to host large firework show at Freedom Fest Video included

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    A Botetourt County church is saying "thank you" to our veterans and those who serve our community each and every day. F More>>

    Man killed in shooting was under protective order from his wife

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    A man prohibited by protective order from having contact with his wife was found dead in a residence where she and her son were located. More>>

    Franklin Co. Speedway raising awareness for missing Heather Hodges

    Franklin Co. Speedway raising awareness for missing Heather Hodges

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    The Franklin County Speedway is raising awareness for missing Franklin County woman Heather Hodges. More>>

    Police search for man accused of impersonating officer

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    Roanoke City police are looking for a man accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer. More>>

    Montgomery County dispatcher saves Riner man Video included

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    A Riner man and his wife presented a Montgomery County 9-11 dispatcher with a life-saving award, after her quick actions helped save his life.  More>>

    Police hope to make arrests "very soon" in string of break-ins Video included

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    17 businesses have been broken into over the last two weeks in Southwest Virginia. More>>

    Victim in Fairfax attack to testify at pretrial hearing for Jesse Matthew

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    A woman who was attacked in a 2005 case that authorities have linked to the death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham will testify at a pretrial hearing next month. More>>

    Two-car garage in Fieldale total loss after fire

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    The Henry Co. Assistant Fire Marshal confirmed a detached, two-car garage on The Great Road was damaged by fire Friday. More>>

    Va. police officer 'pulls over' pink Power Wheel to send a message

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    A Virginia police officer posted a home video on Facebook that's now going viral.  More>>

    Cruelty against animals being investigated in Roanoke Co.

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    An investigation is underway for a report of animal cruelty.The Roanoke County Police Department said officers served a search warrant at a house in the 3700 block of Cove Hollow Road Friday.  More>>

    Tractor trailer rollover on I-81 NB in Montgomery Co. causing major delays

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    Virginia State Police are on the scene of a tractor trailer rollover along Interstate-81. More>>

    Save your Memorial Day cookout by avoiding these common grilling mistakes

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    Memorial Day is the unofficial start of grilling season. And though your trusty grill likely will get a workout over the course of a fun-filled summer, Memorial Day is one of the days where it simply must perform. More>>

    Police increase patrols for Memorial Day weekend Video included

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    Police across Southwest Virginia will be out in full force for Memorial Day weekend.   More>>

    Roanoke native Curtis Turner entered into NASCAR Hall of Fame Video included

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    The seventh NASCAR class is headed to the Hall of Fame next year includes yet another Southwest Virginia connection. 


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    Moneta PTA holds fundraiser; tapes principal to the wall

    Melanie Simmons was unavailable this morning. Melanie Simmons was unavailable this morning.
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    A local principal was taped to the wall today - and it was all in good fun! More>>

    Virginia SOL testing hit twice by cyber attacks

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    Students take the SOL tests on computers and the system was attacked the past two Wednesdays. The Virginia Department of Education says the first attack was a cyberattack on Pearson, the company that does the testing on May 13. More>>

    I-81 NB reopens in Botetourt Co after serious accident

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    Virginia State Police responded to a serious single-vehicle accident along Interstate-81 Friday morning.  More>>

    Masked men strike 3 more times in burglary spree: Police

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    Roanoke County police are operating under the assumption that a recent string of break-ins are connected. More>>

    Botetourt Co. deputies investigating break-in at 604 Minute Mart

    Scene of the break-in at 604 Minute Mart. The suspect(s) broke the glass window to gain entry. Scene of the break-in at 604 Minute Mart. The suspect(s) broke the glass window to gain entry.
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    The incident happened in the early morning hours of Friday, May 22 at the 604 Minute Mart located at 5981 Cloverdale Road. More>>

    2 arrested after 30 handguns stolen from Virginia pawn shop

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    Police have arrested two men they say stole 30 handguns from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Virginia. More>>

    Jesse Matthew scheduled for pretrial hearing in Fairfax

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    A Charlottesville man charged with the murder of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham will be in court Friday for a hearing in a separate case. More>>

    Duggar son apologizes after molestation allegations

    Josh Duggar, Executive Director of the Family Research Council Action, speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa August 9, 2014. The pro-family Iowa organization is hosting the event in conjunction with national partners Family Research Council Josh Duggar, Executive Director of the Family Research Council Action, speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa August 9, 2014. The pro-family Iowa organization is hosting the event in conjunction with national partners Family Research Council
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    A son in the large, Christian family featured in reality television show "19 Kids and Counting" issued an apology and quit his job on Thursday after reports that he molested underage girls when he was a teenager. More>>

    How Red Nose Day helps save children's lives

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    Efrain Gonzalez and his family had no health insurance when he became very ill and a charity mobile health clinic stepped in to help. More>>

    53 people in 9 states sickened after eating raw tuna

    FILE: A sushi restaurant chef serves three-style tuna cooked from a 222-kilogram bluefin tuna sold for the record of 155.4 million yen (some 1.3 million U.S. dollars) in the New Year's first auction at Tsukiji Market, at flagship store of sushi restaurant FILE: A sushi restaurant chef serves three-style tuna cooked from a 222-kilogram bluefin tuna sold for the record of 155.4 million yen (some 1.3 million U.S. dollars) in the New Year's first auction at Tsukiji Market, at flagship store of sushi restaurant
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    Other affected states include Arizona, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. More>>

    6 Baltimore officers indicted for Freddie Gray's death

    TOP: Baltimore Police Officer Garrett Miller, Sgt. Alicia White, Officer Edward Nero. BOTTOM: Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., Lt. Brian Rice, Officer William Porter TOP: Baltimore Police Officer Garrett Miller, Sgt. Alicia White, Officer Edward Nero. BOTTOM: Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., Lt. Brian Rice, Officer William Porter
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    A grand jury in Baltimore has indicted six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, the city's top prosecutor said Thursday. More>>

    D.C. mansion killings suspect in custody: Cops

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    The suspect in last week's brutal slaying of three members of a northwest Washington, D.C., family and their housekeeper is in custody in northeast D.C., the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed. More>>

    Waco Shootout: Biker freed after paying $1 million bond

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    One of the 177 bikers arrested following a deadly shooting outside of a Waco, Texas, restaurant is free after paying a $1 million bond. More>>

    NYC vendor caught selling $30 hotdogs to tourists fired

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    The hot dog vendor exposed by the NBC 4 New York I-Team forselling outrageously overpriced food to visitors and touristsnear ground zero has been fired, the cart owner says. More>>

    Police investigate after one person shot in leg on Melrose Ave.

    One officer is detained after a shooting while off-duty One officer is detained after a shooting while off-duty
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    Roanoke police were investigating a shooting in the 2500 block of Melrose Avenue.  More>>

    Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

    The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area's catastrophic blowout in 1969, but it has become a new rallying point for environmentalists in their battle against... More>>

    Burton students donate computers to Straight Street Video included

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    Roanoke County students studying computers are making a difference for those who don't have access to technology.  More>>

    10 Things to Know for Friday

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

    Hundreds of bikers ride for The Wall Video included

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    Hundreds of motorcyclists traveled through Central and Southwest Virginia Thursday for a good cause.From Los Angeles, California to Arlington, Virginia, veterans are riding in the 27th annual "Run for the wall. More>>

    Red Nose fundraiser could benefit education in the Roanoke Valley Video included

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    Folks across the country will tune in for the first time to the Red Nose Day special airing on NBC Thursday More>>

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    • February Mugshots- Northeast Tennessee

      February Mugshots- Northeast Tennessee

      Friday, February 27 2015 5:08 PM EST2015-02-27 22:08:15 GMT
      The individuals appearing in our mugshot gallery were booked into the Washington County and Sullivan County, TN jails. 
      The individuals appearing in our mugshot gallery were booked into the Washington County and Sullivan County, TN jails. 
    • Police arrest man suspected of impersonating an officer, arrest also made in recent burglaries

      Police arrest man suspected of impersonating an officer, arrest also made in recent burglaries

      Saturday, May 23 2015 3:31 PM EDT2015-05-23 19:31:08 GMT
      ROANOKE, Va (WSLS) - Roanoke City police said officers made arrest in two recent crimes, one caseinvolved a man suspected of impersonating an officers. According to police, Devin Johnson II was arrested for impersonating a law enforcement officer. Police said the suspect pulled over a vehicle on Grandview Avenue and asked to see the driver's license and registration. The driver told officers the suspect was driving a dark colored Cadillac with a police-style blue light and siren. The driver ...
      ROANOKE, Va (WSLS) - Roanoke City police said officers made arrest in two recent crimes, one caseinvolved a man suspected of impersonating an officers. According to police, Devin Johnson II was arrested for impersonating a law enforcement officer. Police said the suspect pulled over a vehicle on Grandview Avenue and asked to see the driver's license and registration. The driver told officers the suspect was driving a dark colored Cadillac with a police-style blue light and siren. The driver ...
    • 9 suspects located; help Tri-Cities's deputies capture the area's most wanted

      9 suspects located; help Tri-Cities's deputies capture the area's most wanted

      Wednesday, May 20 2015 1:39 PM EDT2015-05-20 17:39:37 GMT
      Someone saw Lonnie Hurd's photo on-the-air Monday evening and called in a tip that led deputies straight to him in south Johnson City.
      Someone saw Lonnie Hurd's photo on-the-air Monday evening and called in a tip that led deputies straight to him in south Johnson City.
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