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Execs on trial for tainted peanut butter

It was in a bland, windowless third-floor courtroom here that Jeff Almer first locked eyes with the man he holds responsible for his mother's death.

Spokesperson says Uber is not a cab company

Local cab companies question new technology company called Uber

There's a new way to get around town, but not everyone is on board with it. The company Uber introduced its services to 22 college towns across the country, including Roanoke and Blacksburg.

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A&E deal would price Vice at $2.5 billion

For Vice, it's finally paying off to cover the edgy news no one else will touch -- big time.

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The Coolest Kickstarter ever raises over $13 million

The Coolest Cooler (yes, a cooler) raised $13.3 million in its 52-day run. The previous record holder, the Pebble smartwatch raised $10.2 million in 2012.

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Dollar General in SE Roanoke gets initial green light for ABC license

Despite objections from the Roanoke City Chief of Police and a Southeast neighborhood organization, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has given an initial green light for a Dollar General store to have an alcohol license.

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Roanoke police looking for barber shop robbery suspect

According to police, the owner of the barber shop said a man walked in, displayed a firearm and demanded money.

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Wall Street bets on prison growth from border crisis

There's a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, and Wall Street is betting that it will result in a boom for private prisons.

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Denny's aimed at 1% opens in NY

Denny's swung open its doors in a luxury apartment building in New York's City's financial district Friday morning.

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America's cheapest gas is in this town

You think the gas near you is getting cheaper? Try filling up in the South Carolina city of Rock Hill.

Two Walmart Neighborhood Market stores coming to Lynchburg area

The first store will be at 21886 Timberlake Road in Campbell County, and the second one will be in Forest at 1073 Regis Lane.

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