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 2021-09-22 17:26 

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IRS: Some child tax credit payments delayed...

The IRS said it's aware some families have not yet received their payments and is looking into it....

 2021-09-22 17:19 

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COVID hospitalizations down in Virginia; 3,737 new cases reported...

2,166 people across Virginia were hospitalized as of Wednesday with confirmed or test-pending cases of COVID-19, down from 2,211 reported Tuesday....

 2021-09-22 17:11 

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Jesse Jackson released from Chicago facility after COVID-19 recovery...

A spokeswoman for Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition confirmed Wednesday that the civil rights leader left a downtown Chicago facility on Wednesday....

 2021-09-22 16:51 

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No credible threats found in Wythe County Schools investigation...

Social media threats were posted Tuesday and Wednesday....

 2021-09-22 16:44 

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R. Kelly says he won't testify at his sex trafficking trial...

Lawyers had already said R. Kelly was unlikely to testify on his own behalf. The defense is now expected to rest its case later Wednesday, clearing the way for the start of closing arguments....

 2021-09-22 16:31 

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Biden, Macron to meet next month on submarine spat...

The Indo-Pacific defense deal between the U.S., Australia and Britain was announced last week by Biden, with France being formally informed only a few hours beforehand, according to French diplomats....

 2021-09-22 16:24 

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Dorito finally finds forever home after spending a quarter of her life at a shelter...

After more than a dozen posts on social media and spending 139 days at the Toledo Humane Society, Dorito was finally adopted....

 2021-09-22 16:19 

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Alleged serial rapist preyed on woman older than 60, police say...

Investigators said he preyed on older women, and in some cases pretended to be a worker to break into the homes....

 2021-09-22 16:12 

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Biden meeting with Democrats as $3.5T plan faces party split...

The House faces a deadline Monday to vote on the first part of President Joe Biden's plan — a nearly $1 trillion public works measure that was already approved by the Senate but has become tangled in disputes over the broader package....

 2021-09-22 16:04 

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Western Virginia Water Authority will resume water cut-offs...

Shut-offs as of October 1 will be for customers with past-due balances more than 45 days old....

 2021-09-22 15:52 

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Weather cancels day one of Henry County Fair...

Advance tickets are still good for any day of the fair....

 2021-09-22 15:50 

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Officials: Many migrants from border camp staying in US...

Haitians have been freed on a "very, very large scale" in recent days, according to one U.S. official who put the figure in the thousands....

 2021-09-22 15:39 

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Day 4 of search in Florida park for Gabby Petito's boyfriend...

Teton County Coroner Brent Blue classified Petito's death as a homicide — meaning her death was caused by another person — but did not disclose how she was killed pending further autopsy results....

 2021-09-22 15:29 

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Polls: Fewer than 1/3 of Americans want Roe v. Wade overturned...

Three recent polls found that fewer than a third of Americans favor overturning Roe v. Wade, the high court decision that protects abortion rights....

 2021-09-22 15:19 

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CDC panel debates COVID-19 booster shots for Americans...

The meeting came days after a different advisory group — this one serving the Food and Drug Administration — overwhelmingly rejected a sweeping White House plan to dispense third shots to nearly everyone. Instead, that panel endorsed booster d...

 2021-09-22 15:00 

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Parents outraged, protest over children's book on puberty at their public library...

Protestors in a community outside of Kansas City want their public library to get rid of a book that teaches children about puberty and sex education....

 2021-09-22 14:37 

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Video shows man clinging to semitruck on Atlanta-area highway...

Video footage shows a man riding on the outside of a semitruck on a Georgia interstate....

 2021-09-22 14:33 

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Doctors encourage getting flu shot by Halloween...

Doctors recommend everyone older than 6 months should get the shot by Halloween, regardless of what flu season is like....

 2021-09-22 13:53 

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Child killed, 2 others hurt in bus stop shooting in Kentucky...

One child was killed and two others were wounded in a drive-by shooting at a school bus stop in Louisville, Kentucky, Wednesday morning....

 2021-09-22 13:41 

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Man searches for boy in photo found in rubble of 9/11...

Twenty years later, he still has the photo frame wrapped up in the very handkerchief he had with him that night....

 2021-09-22 13:31 

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UN health agency sets higher, tougher bar for air quality...

The U.N. health agency released its revised Air Quality Guidelines on Wednesday as climate change is a leading topic at the U.N. General Assembly in New York....

 2021-09-22 13:12 

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Staffing shortage leads animal shelter to turn away new animals...

To help adopt 130 cats currently in the shelter, it is offering half-price adoptions with approved applications....

 2021-09-22 12:57 

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Doctor cleared of COVID-19 vaccine theft sues Harris County...

The lawsuit filed on Dr. Hasan Gokal's behalf seeks unspecified damages....

 2021-09-22 12:49 

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High school football player dies after suffering a serious head injury...

Tyler Christman was on life support when his family took part in a "hero walk," a ceremonial event to honor a patient before an organ donation....

 2021-09-22 12:21 

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Disappearances of Indigenous women get less attention than Gabby Petito's case, advocates say...

With so much attention on Gabby Petito, some Native Americans have questioned why missing women in their communities have received so little attention in comparison....

 2021-09-22 12:16 

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People gather in Verona to remember 3-year-old Khaleesi Cuthriell...

In Verona, People gathered Tuesday night to remember Khaleesi Cuthriell. A vigil planned before the devastating news became a vigil for justice....

 2021-09-22 11:40 

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Virginia's First Lady visits Lynchburg, champions safe learning environments...

With schools continuing in-person learning, she says efforts on safe learning are key....

 2021-09-22 11:18 

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Anti-vaccination funeral home advertisement went viral, but it's not what it seems...

David Oakley's digital billboard message was likely seen by thousands of people in uptown Charlotte Sunday afternoon. Even more people saw pictures of the billboard on social media....

 2021-09-22 11:09 

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Suspects in Kristin Smart disappearance could face trial...

Paul Flores, 44, a former California Polytechnic State University student, is charged with murder and his father, Ruben Flores, 80, is charged as an accessory for allegedly helping to bury her body. Both have pleaded not guilty....

 2021-09-22 11:00 

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Birthdays and anniversaries for September 22, 2021...

Look who's celebrating a birthday or anniversary September 22, 2021....

 2021-09-22 10:50 

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Top US military officer holds talks with Russian counterpart...

The daylong session in the Finland's capital between Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of the Russian General Staff, comes at a crucial time after the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanist...

 2021-09-22 10:19 

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Woman found dead in freezer was ex-LA sheriff's detective...

No arrests have been made since the body was discovered on Sunday in Riverside after another relative asked police to check on the older woman....

 2021-09-22 10:07 

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Biden doubling vaccine purchase, calls for more global shots...

Aid groups have warned that the persistent vaccine inequities risk extending the global pandemic, and that could lead to new and more dangerous variants....

 2021-09-22 09:58 

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EARLY YEARS: The time to apply for federal financial aid for college is now...

Students thinking of attending college next year need to start applying for FAFSA to keep from paying more than they need to...

 2021-09-22 09:25 

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Mom who nearly died of COVID-19 meets newborn weeks after birth...

Pregnant and recently pregnant people are at an increased risk for severe illness from the virus, according to the CDC, and vaccination is recommended....

 2021-09-22 07:49 

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Locally heavy rain and flood risk continues today...

More heavy rain today could lead to more flash flooding....

 2021-09-22 07:32 

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America's longest living married couple celebrates 86th anniversary...

The couple tied the knot in 1935 and have been inseparable ever since....

 2021-09-22 05:52 

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Trump sues niece, NY Times over records behind '18 tax story...

The lawsuit accuses Mary Trump of breaching a settlement agreement by disclosing tax records she received in a dispute over family patriarch Fred Trump's estate....

 2021-09-22 03:25 

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Franklin County approves new Fire-EMS station...

This comes after much opposition from the county's volunteer firefighters....

 2021-09-22 02:56 

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Virginia airports to receive over $9M in federal funding...

The Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport will be receiving $5.6M to extend their runway....

 2021-09-22 02:44 

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Stabbing in Martinsville leaves two people in the hospital Tuesday evening...

One person was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Another person was taken to SOVAH Martinsville with no details provided regarding injuries....

 2021-09-22 02:39 

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'Sex and the City' and 'White Collar' actor Willie Garson dies at 57...

Willie Garson, best known his roles in "Sex and the City" and "White Collar" has died at 57...

 2021-09-22 02:37 

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Pittsylvania County high-speed internet project gets green light...

The county's board of supervisors, along with Pittsylvania County Public Schools agreed to commit more than $16M to create a "fiber to the home network."...

 2021-09-22 02:14 

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American Rescue Plan Act projects approved by Roanoke city council...

The cost of all nine projects added up to about $36 million worth of investments....

 2021-09-22 02:13 

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Brazil health minister tests positive for the coronavirus...

The minister is vaccinated against the virus....

 2021-09-22 01:10 

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Science Museum of Western VA "Stuck Like Glue"...

The Science Museum of Western Virginia joined 7@four and performed "Stuck Like Glue," which focuses on air pressure and how changes in temperature affects air pressure....

 2021-09-22 01:10 

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Washington and Lee University museums reopen...

Three new shows are opening in two of the on-campus museums with their re-admittance of the public....

 2021-09-22 01:02 

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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations in RCAHD reaching records set in early 2021, according to health director...

COVID-19 situation update from Dr. Cynthia Morrow...

 2021-09-22 00:23 

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Virginia nurses make emotional plea as they confront another COVID surge...

Virginia nurses on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 made an emotional plea for help Tuesday morning. With critical care units filling up again, and nurses increasingly stressed by the continuing pandemic, they asked Virginians to do what they...

 2021-09-21 23:28 

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Carilion Clinic encourages more pregnant women to get vaccinated...

Carilion Clinic is encouraging more pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine....

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