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The tractor-trailer was carrying paper rolls. Traffic is getting through the area via a parking lot.

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TAP looks to help Spanish-speaking families in Roanoke

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TAP helps Spanish-speaking families prepare for new school year

Total Action for Progress, also known as TAP, is helping families just weeks before school starts in Roanoke. TAP’s Domestic Violence Services program will hold a back to school event on Saturday, August 1, 10 am until 2 pm at Breckenridge Middle School.

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Google via CNN

Google Maps will help you avoid waiting in line

Don't you hate waiting in long lines? Google knows how you feel.

Windows 10 is on the way, here's why you shouldn't upgrade just yet

An industry expert we talked to said although Windows 10 will be released Wednesday, people should wait a few weeks before upgrading to let the bugs work themselves out.

Jack Dorsey's beard

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Twitter's Jack Dorsey: We know we must be easier to use

Twitter's main problem has been, in a nutshell: People who know how to use it, love it. Everyone else kind of scratches their heads.

Stoned App

Courtesy Bells Farm

How stoned are you? This app has the answer

You smoked and you're stoned. But how high are you? Now there's an app for that.

Phalanx CIWS

"Phalanx CIWS test fire - 081107-N-5416W-003" by U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Weinert. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Militarized AI arms race almost certain, says Hawking, others

A group of concerned scientists, researchers and academics, including Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have warned that a military artificial intelligence arms race could soon develop if preventative measures are not taken.

A global arms race is "virtua...

Disney CEO Bob Iger

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Disney's Bob Iger: ESPN could be sold directly to consumers

ESPN, one of the most popular networks in cable, could one day be sold directly to consumers who are cutting the cord, Disney CEO Bob Iger believes.

Iger said that Disney has even done some research into pricing for a stand-alone ESPN, but said the co...

Samsung Galaxy S II with Android

Samsung

Android phones can be hacked with a simple text

Android phones can get infected by merely receiving a picture via text message, according to research published Monday.

Kim Kardashian June 2015

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Kim Kardashian tweets and Twitter's boss listens

Kim Kardashian is known for glamour but she has another concern: grammar.

Apple Watch

Apple

Apple Watch coming to a Best Buy near you

There's a new way to get the Apple Watch.

Best Buy announced that the gadget will have a spot on its shelves starting Aug. 7.

One hundred Best Buy stores will stock the Apple Watch at first. By the time holiday season rolls around, another 200 stor...

Google Nest smart thermostat

Courtesy of Nest

Apple pulls Google Nest smart thermostat from its shelves

Apple wants its customers all to itself.

The company pulled Google's Nest's smart thermostat from its website as well as online stores earlier this month.

Street rally connects residents with employers

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Street rally connects Roanoke residents to employers

Community Cultivators Incorporated is trying to put Roanoke back to work. A street rally/job fair took place Friday along Melrose Avenue in Roanoke.

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