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Pilot, passenger killed in plane crash at Virginia International Raceway

A small private plane has crashed at Virginia International Raceway in Halifax County.

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What counts as a 'real name' on Facebook?

A Facebook policy that asks users to provide real names on profiles has people from all walks of life worrying their accounts might be in jeopardy.

Food is the highlight at Roanoke Greek Festival

Roanoke Greek Festival brings culture, food and fun

This weekend, the flavors and culture of Greece are coming to Roanoke.


Radford hoping to raise $75,000 for statue at Glencoe Museum

The goal is to have a statue of Mary Draper Ingles placed on the grounds of the Glencoe Museum.

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Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Roanoke

The raccoon was found in the 1300 block of Tomi Lane, which is in Southeast Roanoke.

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Are these the world's sexiest accents?

It's estimated that there are nearly 7,000 languages on earth. That's nearly 7,000 different ways to traipse clumsily through the English language -- or to sex it up like an old Justin Timberlake song.

Autism conference offers affordable advice to parents

Getting answers about autism can be expensive.
Tomorrow, the Piedmont Autism Action Group will host its 6th annual autism awareness conference.

Fall Home Show to offer courses on home improvement

Fall Home Show to offer new courses on house improvements

The Fall Home Show is in its 19th year, but this weekend's event has plenty of new additions.

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Millennials are staying put at mom and dad's place

Remember all of those Millennials living in their parent's basements because they couldn't find a job or afford a place of their own? Well, they haven't moved out yet.

Roanoke Valley celebrates 9th annual Spay-Ghetti event


Roanoke Valley SPCA holds 9th annual Spay-Ghetti event to prevent overpopulation

People spent the day enjoying a hot meal for a good cause. Tuesday marker the 9th annual Spay-Ghetti event for the Roanoke Valley SPCA.

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Why you crave pumpkin flavors in the fall

The Wall Street Journal labeled it a "Halloween horror story." The Internet called it something else: a "pumpkin panic."



Millennials are staying put at mom and dad's place

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Remember all of those Millennials living in their parent's basements because they couldn't find a job or afford a place of their own? Well, they haven't moved out yet.

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Omelet focaccia sandwiches


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Make a truly elegant weekend breakfast or brunch!

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Baby Boomers face big housing crunch

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America's Baby Boomers are facing a serious housing crunch, with many expected to struggle to afford their homes come retirement.

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Donations to Obie the dachshund investigated

Obie the dachshund


He may be Portland, Oregon's, favorite dog, but his owner is facing another battle. Obie quickly became a viral sensation after the dachshund -- once topping out at 77 pounds -- underwent an incredible weight-loss journey, and donations poured in from people wanting to help with his expenses.

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Could this futuristic building house an entire city?

Endless City skyscraper proposal

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Ambitious plans for a "city in the city" skyscraper that could house apartments, offices, shops and parks have been revealed.

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JetBlue flight makes scary emergency landing

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Many wept. Some prayed. But after their smoke-filled plane rattled to an emergency landing, passengers had a new lease on life, as they exited a JetBlue flight Thursday via inflatable chutes.

"I'm just happy to be alive," said passenger Jarrod West, w...

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Obama sets new plan against college assaults

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The Obama administration is launching a big new offensive: Combating sexual assault on college campuses.

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Retirement savings gap widens between rich and poor


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When it comes to retirement savings, the gap between the rich and poor is growing dramatically.

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  • Obama signs order to fight superbugs

    MRSA bacteria

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    The rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria could lead to a future full of untreatable infections, experts have warned us for years.

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