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Woman arrested after letting son go to park

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Mom arrested after letting child walk to park

After letting her 7-year-old son walk from their home to a park to play, a Florida mother faces up to five years in jail for child neglect.

What to buy this tax-free weekend

Shop tax-free for back to school August 1 through August 3

Virginia's Tax-Free weekend on school supplies, clothes and shoes is happening Friday through Sunday.

Hot car death boy

Courtesy Lindsey Rogers-Seitz

A mother's mission to stop hot car deaths

As a mother, I would understand completely if Lindsey Rogers-Seitz, a mother from Ridgefield, Connecticut, never wanted to get out of bed in the morning.

Sundae in a can

Courtesy Dominique Ansel

Cronut creator unveils ice cream sundae in a can

Cronut imitators, take note! The chef behind the infamous Cronut, Dominique Ansel, announced his newest concoction: an ice cream sundae ... in a can.

Shopping at mall

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How to shop for back-to-school tax-free

If you're going to drop hundreds of dollars on back-to-school supplies, you might as well do it now.

Preventing identity theft

Roanoke Sheriff's Office to host free community shred day

This Saturday, the Roanoke City Sheriff's Office will host a community shred day for fraud prevention.

New vending machine encourages customers to eat healthier


New vending machine encourages employees, patients to eat healthier

Carilion Clinic is the new owner of a vending machine aimed at getting patients and employees to eat healthier. The hospital is the first health care provider in Virginia to have the touch screen machine.

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Nine popular, but unhealthy restaurant meals

Warning: These meals are hazardous to your health. Delicious, perhaps, but hazardous.

Festival brings bacon treats to downtown Roanoke

In true celebration, we invite you to join us again as we celebrate all things deliciously BACON in downtown Roanoke.


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.



Mom arrested after letting child walk to park

Woman arrested after letting son go to park

Courtesy Nicole Gainey

After letting her 7-year-old son walk from their home to a park to play, a Florida mother faces up to five years in jail for child neglect.

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Yukon Gold potato soup with black olive caviar

Yukon Golds bring their buttery flavor to this party.

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Would-be online house-hunting giant has brokers scared

For sale real estate

REUTERS/Larry Downing

The two biggest names in online house hunting -- Zillow and Trulia -- may be teaming up, a pairing that is making some real estate brokers nervous.

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Dog passes out with joy when owner returns

Happy dog passes out


A dog is so happy when its owner returns from two years in Europe that it passes out in joy.

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Home price increases continue at slower pace

For sale sign 2


Home prices continued to rise this spring, but the pace of increase has slowed since late last year.

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What is risk of catching Ebola on a plane?

Weekly int'l flights from countries hit by Ebola

Jason Kwok/CNN

Deadly diseases like Ebola are only a plane ride away. In today's interconnected world, linked by transoceanic flights, one infected person can trigger a domino effect that pays no attention to borders.

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Grieving parents drowning in student loan debt get relief

Lisa and Darnelle Mason

Courtesy Mason Family

Steve Mason and his wife Darnelle have been struggling to pay their daughter's six-figure student loan debt ever since she passed away five years ago -- and now they are starting to get some much needed relief.

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Dow plunges 317 points, now down for year

Floor of NYSE

The best thing we can say about Thursday's stock market trading is that it is now over. The Dow fell 317 points, erasing all of its gains for the year.

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  • Is the iPad doomed?

    New HD iPad

    Courtesy: Apple

    Tablet sales are "crashing," says Best Buy's CEO! IPad sales are sinking fast! Is this the beginning of the end for the tablet?

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