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Fire department offers safety tips on deep-frying Thanksgiving turkey

There's nothing like a delicious turkey to complete your Thanksgiving meal. Those with Roanoke Fire-EMS are warning families who choose to deep-fry their turkeys to be careful.

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How the .01% do Thanksgiving: Helicoptering to private jets

Most Americans will be spending hours waiting in airport security lines or burning daylight in bumper-to-bumper traffic to get to their Thanksgiving destinations.

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What if you don't like your kids' friends?

If it hasn't happened already, it likely will at some point: the moment you don't like one of your child's friends. What do you do?

Hometown and Homemade: What to add to your Thanksgiving feast

You submitted some of your best Thanksgiving recipes, and we picked three side dishes and three desserts to feature on WDBJ7 Mornin'.



Caramel apples and carrots

Serve this sweet treat as a side or a dessert!

Food Safety Tips

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We're just four days away from Thanksgiving. Many of you may have already started the preparations for the big meal and we have some food safety tips that can make your holiday meal even better.

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Home Cookin' with Heart: 'Tis the season for fall flavors

Hello, everyone! Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving? I am slowly getting prepared. I felt like I had plenty of time and now all of a sudden it is here.

Want a new pet? Just name your price

Talk to a person who has adopted a pet, and they’ll most likely say it’s one of the best things they’ve ever done.

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Judge overturns Montana same-sex marriage ban

A federal judge overturned Montana's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday, making it the 34th state in the nation to allow such unions.


CHILDREN OF METH: Child says dad kicked her out so he could make meth at Blacksburg home

We recently met a 13-year-old girl who ran away from home. She told WDBJ7’s Orlando Salinas that her father had been arrested and charged with making meth. A neighbor took the girl in. This is her story, "Children of Meth."



What if you don't like your kids' friends?

Friends gathering


If it hasn't happened already, it likely will at some point: the moment you don't like one of your child's friends. What do you do?

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Caramel apples and carrots



Serve this sweet treat as a side or a dessert!

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A gingerbread house that can be yours for $78,000

Gingerbread house

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You know what would really impress your guests this holiday season? A custom gingerbread house worth $77,910.

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Family may win fight to save beloved dog

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A Louisiana family may have won a reprieve in its fight to protect its beloved pit bull from a local "vicious dogs" ordinance.

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Russians buying up high-end London property

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Super rich Russian buyers are streaming back into the London property market, searching for new homes for their millions as the domestic economy falters and currency tumbles.

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Airfare is still going up, even as costs go down

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Some airline costs are going down, but ticket prices are still going up.

The biggest expense for any airline is fuel, and the price of jet fuel is down 18% since August. Still, airfares are up 3% this year according to the industry trade group Airlin...

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Ferguson library sees donations roll in

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Ferguson is in turmoil, but one community safe haven is getting a lot of attention.

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Apple now worth a whopping $700 billion

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In the exclusive club of the world's most valuable companies, Apple is king. And its crown just added more bling.

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