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Norfolk Southern: Man hit and killed on Lynchburg train trestle

Lynchburg emergency crews are looking for a person who may have fallen off a train trestle.

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Roanoke County child starts school year with new hand

Eli Smith starts new school year with new hand

We're following up with a special Roanoke County fourth grader, who's starting the new school year with a new myoelectric hand.

Zoo Do fundraiser has made a difference over years

Zoo Do fundraiser supports animal research, education programs

It costs $2,300 to run Mill Mountain Zoo each day, according to staff. That's why they're having on of the zoo's biggest fundraisers this Friday.

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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts set to rock Roanoke on Thursday

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett is coming to Roanoke on Thursday as part of the Budweiser Summer Series.

Roanoke Wingfest brings spicy, savory flavors to Dr. Pepper Park

This Saturday's Roanoke Wingfest will bring spicy and savory flavors to Dr. Pepper Park.


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Eastmont Tomato Festival brings family, foodies together

Tomato, to-mah-to. However you say it, you'll find plenty of them at Saturday's eighth annual Eastmont Tomato Festival.

Back to school health checklist should include vision and hearing exams

Back to school health checklist

Lots of students in our area are already back in the classroom.
If your child still has a little bit of summer break left, there are some things you can do to make sure they have a healthy start to the school year.

Hacking for a great cause in Roanoke this weekend

Web, software developers host 'hack-a-thon' at Grandin CoLab

This weekend, web and software developers will hack several Roanoke-based organizations, but not in the bad way.

How sports and clubs can improve students health

Carilion doctor shares student-athlete health tips for school year

Back to school means back to the playing field for some student athletes. WDBJ7 talked to a Carilion orthopaedic doctor about how those students can stay healthy on and off the field.

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