Appomattox County teenager charged with killing mom

Deputies were called to a home on Chestnut Mountain Road around 5 a.m. Friday morning.

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I-81 crash near Arcadia exit in Botetourt County causing major delays

The accident is on Interstate 81 South at mile marker 168.

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Christiansburg police searching for owner of injured dog

The dog is a female toy poodle with apricot-colored fur and is believed to be about 10 years old.

Dozens donate for Paws for a Cause


Dozens participate in Paws for a Cause event in downtown Roanoke

A little rain did not stop the Paws for a Cause bike ride in downtown Roanoke. Angels of Assisi puts on the event every year.

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Four puppies die after being abandoned in Pittsylvania County dumpster

The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information about four newborn puppies that were abandoned in a Pittsylvania County dumpster.

Copperhead killed on West Virginia Capitol grounds

A state Capitol police officer has killed a copperhead snake on the Capitol grounds in Charleston.

Angels of Assisi looks to find forever homes


Angels of Assisi looks to find more homes for more animals

Roanoke's Angels of Assisi needs your help now more than ever. The organization is competing against 49 other shelter in the United States. It's all for Rachel Ray's $100K Challenge.

Hunter, a 5-month-old Collie mix, is available for adoption

Hunter might be the perfect dog for you. He is a 5-month-old Collie and Hound mix.

Missing African Grey Parrot

Reward offered for missing parrot

A Botetourt County woman is offering a reward following the disappearance of her African Grey Parrot.


Protest at Mill Mountain Zoo

A Roanoke group says they don't want to see animals caged up in the zoo, calling it cruel.



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    Mary Mueller/CNN

    Dogs on vacation living in the lap of luxury

    More and more animal lovers who aren't opposed to splurging on their furry friends are choosing overnight stays at resort-style retreats that offer services fit for royalty.

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  • Dog who guarded dying friend needs a home

    Dog guards dying friend


    A dog who's captured the hearts of many for guarding his dying friend now needs a new home.

  • Study: Dogs can feel jealous, too

    golden retriever dog closeup

    Madison Crawley/SXC

    New research suggests that dogs can exhibit jealousy, a human emotion usually ascribed to squabbling siblings or the jilted third of a love triangle.

  • City to veteran: Get rid of therapeutic ducks

    Domesticated duck

    Wikimedia Commons/Johnny Jet

    An Iraq War veteran is trying to convince his Ohio village to let him keep his 14 therapeutic ducks.

  • 8 unlikely, adorable city mascots

    Hamish McHamish

    Courtesy Hamish McHamish

    The world's most adorable city mascots have some heady responsibilities and impressive lines on their CVs, from running a train station to gracing a "Vanity Fair" cover with Hollywood elite. But cuteness alone didn't get them their celebrity. Their stories did.

  • Pit bull saves deaf teen from house fire

    Pit bull saves deaf teen


    A teen is alive thanks to the family's pit bull, who woke him up from a nap when his house caught fire.



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