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    Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast

    A late winter storm blanketed the Northeast on Thursday after zipping across much of the South, leaving hundreds of drivers and their passengers stranded on highways in Kentucky and thousands of customers without power in... More>>

    Tens of thousands without power in West Virginia

    Tens of thousands of customers remain without electricity heading into a frigid night in West Virginia. More>>

    Fire destroys Meadows of Dan Baptist Church Video included

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    The Patrick County Sheriff's office confirmed multiple crews battled a fire at Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.  More>>

    Roads improve in Roanoke Valley as crews clear snow, slush Video included

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    Crews with VDOT and the city of Roanoke say they will work to clear secondary roads Thursday night. More>>

    TRAFFIC ALERT: I-81 northbound closed due to tractor trailer accident

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    VDOT said Thursday evening that an incident involving a tractor-trailer and another vehicle blocked both northbound lanes on Interstate 81 at mile marker 118. More>>

    UPDATE: Boy and girl under age 10 die in Galax house fire Video included

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    Two children died in a house fire in Galax Thursday morning. More>>

    UPDATE: Route 311 reopens in Roanoke County

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    Many drivers were frustrated on southwest Virginia interstates Thursday, as snowy roadways led to multiple accidents. More>>

    Harrison Ford reported fair after plane crash

    Harrison Ford's plane on the ground Thursday at Penmar Golf Course in Mar Vista, California. Harrison Ford's plane on the ground Thursday at Penmar Golf Course in Mar Vista, California.
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    Actor Harrison Ford was injured Thursday when a vintage World War II training plane he was piloting crash landed on a Mar Vista, California, golf course. More>>

    Man dies when car swept away by rising water in Russell Fork River

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    The Virginia State Police Search Recovery Team recovered both a vehicle and its passenger from the Russell Fork River Thursday afternoon. More>>

    Virginia Tech, Radford U. canceling classes due to weather

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    Radford University sent a message to students that the school will close at 2:00 p.m. Thursday. More>>

    Local man arrested after bringing gun to Lynchburg Regional Airport

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    A local man was arrested for trying to bring a loaded, semi-automatic handgun onto a plane. More>>

    Alumnae raise money online to try and save College

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    Alumnae are raising money in hopes to stop Sweet Briar College from closing at the end of the school year.  More>>

    Mistrial in Jodi Arias case after jury deadlocks on sentence

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    A judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the Jodi Arias sentencing case after a jury deadlocked on whether the convicted murderer should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008. More>>

    Seven arrested following joint drug-alcohol investigation in Halifax County

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    Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control special agents, in collaboration with the Halifax/South Boston Gang and Narcotics Task Force, says they wrapped up an investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol and drugs last week with seven arrests.  More>>

    Man stuck in rising water on tractor in Eagle Rock back on dry land Video included

    Images from Viewer Cynthia Dudley of rescue Images from Viewer Cynthia Dudley of rescue
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    Rescue crews say a man stuck on his tractor in rising water is safe on land.   More>>

    Lynchburg Civil Air Patrol to conduct search and rescue training Video included

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    If an aircraft goes down in our area, the “professional volunteers” of the Lynchburg Civil Air Patrol say crews will be ready to rescue at a moment's notice. More>>

    Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia Airport

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    An aircraft skidded on the runway at LaGuardia Airport and crashed into a fence as it tried to land amid a blinding wintry mix Thursday morning. More>>

    Rain, sleet and snow creating need for caution in Southwest Virginia

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    Officials say as of 10 a.m., there are approximately 70 roadways in southwestern Virginia closed due to flooding.   More>>

    Federal offices in DC area close ahead of winter weather

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    The federal government says its offices in the Washington area will be closed Thursday because of a new round of winter weather expected in the region. More>>

    VCU keeps a door open for possible Sweet Briar transfers

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    VCU says it has extended its transfer application deadline and will work with Sweet Briar students who want to continue their educations in Richmond. More>>

    Rep. John Lewis, civil rights icon, to be honored in Virginia

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    Lewis was a central figure in the nation's civil rights movement. The Georgia Democrat organized the march from Selma to Montgomery, a seminal moment in the movement a half century ago. More>>

    Police: Syracuse students suffer severe frostbite from fraternity hazing

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    A Syracuse student may lose four of his fingers after falling victim to severe frostbite during what police are calling fraternity hazing.  More>>

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus phasing out elephant acts

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    The Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus is stamping out its famous elephant acts. More>>

    Former EMS worker could face life in prison for sexually assaulting patient

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    Keith Dean was found guilty on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 following a two-day trial in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court. Dean was facing charges of aggravated sexual battery and object sexual penetration. More>>

    Round Town: Car show for a good cause Video included

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    Here's a look at events happening Round Town this weekend. More>>

    Old Dominion provost to step down, return to teaching

    Old Dominion University Provost Carol Simpson plans to step down at the end of June and return to teaching and research. More>>

    Dog rescued after being shot, tied to railroad tracks

    Tampa police Sr. Sgt. Rich Mills holds Cabela after she was rescued from train tracks Wednesday. Tampa police Sr. Sgt. Rich Mills holds Cabela after she was rescued from train tracks Wednesday.
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    Florida police stopped an oncoming train in time to rescue a dog that had been shot and tied to the tracks, police said Wednesday night. More>>

    Hillary Clinton breaks silence on email scandal

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    Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday night that she has asked the State Department to release all of her emails from her four years as secretary of state as the disclosure that she used a private email address for official government business shadowed her potential presidential campaign. More>>

    Heavy, wet snow expected for Thursday commute in the Shenandoah Valley

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    Heavy snow is expected to impact drivers during the morning and evening commute on Thursday. Many portions of the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands are expected to receive up to eight inches or more throughout the day. More>>

    What's News Today: Thursday, March 5, 2015

    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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    • Fire destroys Meadows of Dan Baptist Church

      Fire destroys Meadows of Dan Baptist Church

      MEADOWS OF DAN (WSLS 10) - The Patrick County Sheriff's office confirmed multiple crews battled a fire at Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.
      The church was photographed by onlookers fully engulfed in flames Thursday afternoon. The owner of the Poor Farmers Market, Felecia Shelor, took pictures of the burning church from across the street. She said in a Facebook message to WSLS 10 that the loss of the church was like the loss of a family member.

      MEADOWS OF DAN (WSLS 10) - The Patrick County Sheriff's office confirmed multiple crews battled a fire at Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.
      The church was photographed by onlookers fully engulfed in flames Thursday afternoon. The owner of the Poor Farmers Market, Felecia Shelor, took pictures of the burning church from across the street. She said in a Facebook message to WSLS 10 that the loss of the church was like the loss of a family member.

    • UPDATE: Boy and girl under age 10 die in Galax house fire

      UPDATE: Boy and girl under age 10 die in Galax house fire

      GALAX (WSLS 10) - Two children died in a house fire in Galax Thursday morning.  The Carroll County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Wytheville Field Office, is investigating a house fire that killed two children and injured a mother and another child Thursday morning.  The fire happened at a home on Glendale Road and was first reported at 8:41 a.m.
      GALAX (WSLS 10) - Two children died in a house fire in Galax Thursday morning.  The Carroll County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Wytheville Field Office, is investigating a house fire that killed two children and injured a mother and another child Thursday morning.  The fire happened at a home on Glendale Road and was first reported at 8:41 a.m.
    • Scott County, VA declares local state of emergency

      Scott County, VA declares local state of emergency

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