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 2021-04-21 13:51 

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North Carolina teacher dies trying to save kids from rip current...

KURE BEACH, N. C. (AP) — Authorities on the North Carolina coast say a teacher died while attempting to save two children caught in a rip current. News outlets report Kure Beach police citing witnesses who say two children were caught in a rip curre...

 2021-04-21 13:38 

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The Question of the Day: Wednesday, April 21, 2021...

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 2021-04-21 13:27 

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DOJ to announce Minneapolis police probe, source says...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland is expected to announce that the Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after the verdict in George Floyd's death, a person familiar with t...

 2021-04-21 13:13 

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Family of 3 displaced by fire, 2 pets killed following Bedford house fire...

Three people are without a home and two pets are dead after a fire in Bedford Tuesday afternoon. According to the Bedford Fire Department, the fire occurred just after 1 p. m. on the 100 block of Pinetree Drive. When crews got there, they found smoke comi...

 2021-04-21 13:13 

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Queen Elizabeth expresses thanks for 'support and kindness'...

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has expressed her thanks for all the "support and kindness" shown following the death of her husband, Prince Philip. In a statement Wednesday posted on social media on her 95th birthday and which she personal...

 2021-04-21 12:59 

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Attention skywatchers: Lyrid Meteor Shower, Space X Falcon 9 rocket visible Thursday...

Attention Skywatchers! You'll want to have your eyes peeled on Thursday morning as two events will be visible with the naked eye in the sky. First, the annual Lyrid Meteor Shower will peak on Thursday morning, April 22. Now, traditionally theLyrid Met...

 2021-04-21 12:56 

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Chauvin found guilty in murder of George Floyd. What's next for the defense?...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - After 10 hours of deliberation, the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd. "I'm not surprised that 12 citizens of our community discharged their civic duty and arrived at a unanimous ...

 2021-04-21 12:55 

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Columbus police fatally shoots Black teen swinging knife...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fatal shooting of a knife-wielding Black teenage girl by police in Columbus, Ohio, came within minutes of the verdict in George Floyd's killing — causing outrage by some in the community over the continued police ...

 2021-04-21 12:26 

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'Sliver of hope.' Relief, caution as America absorbs verdict...

NEW YORK (AP) — When the verdicts came in — guilty, guilty and guilty — Lucia Edmonds let out the breath she hadn't even realized she'd been holding. The relief that the 91-year-old Black woman felt flooding over her when white f...

 2021-04-21 12:00 

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Top Navalny associates detained ahead of protests...

MOSCOW (AP) — Two close associates of Alexei Navalny were detained Wednesday ahead of protests planned to support the imprisoned Russian opposition leader, who has been on a hunger strike since March 31. Navalny's team called Sunday for nationwi...

 2021-04-21 11:45 

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Americans divided over policy, but content with Biden's overall performance, says pollster...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - 59% of voters approve of President Biden's overall job performance thus far, while 39% disapprove, according to a recent Pew Research poll. "My numbers right now are a couple of points lower than the Pew numbers but no matter ho...

 2021-04-21 11:44 

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Chauvin verdict shows 'law enforcement can be punished for bad behavior' says Williams...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - The morning after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, lawmakers and leaders in Washington, D. C. have been commenting on the verdict. "This is the kind of behavior that we've seen for decades," said Arm...

 2021-04-21 11:35 

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US-backed Afghan peace meeting postponed, as Taliban balk...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An upcoming international peace conference that was meant to move Afghanistan's warring sides to a power-sharing deal and ensure an orderly U. S. exit from the country has been postponed, its sponsors announced Wednesda...

 2021-04-21 11:10 

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Democrats push $25B to electrify school buses, a Biden priority...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are unveiling legislation that would invest $25 billion to convert the nation's fleet of gasoline- and diesel-powered school buses to electric vehicles, aiming at a component of President Joe Biden's $2...

 2021-04-21 10:55 

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Derek Chauvin verdict gives hope, if only fleeting, to Black America...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Relief, even if fleeting and momentary, is a feeling that Black Americans have rarely known in America: From slavery to Jim Crow segregation to enduring punishments for living while Black, a breath of fresh air untainted by oppres...

 2021-04-21 10:53 

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Job search rule for unemployment benefits in Va. return this June...

A major change is coming for Virginians collecting unemployment. In the coming weeks, residents will now have to prove they're looking for work. According to a new announcement from the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), the work search requirement...

 2021-04-21 10:23 

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'There's huge demand:' Housing market booming along the Southside...

Look around town and you will see "For Sale" signs-- but not for very long. "I think it is an excitement that our citizens are feeling and everybody wants to take advantage of it," said realtor Hampton Wilkins. Wilkins says his team with W...

 2021-04-21 10:21 

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Lynchburg businesses prepare for minimum wage increase May 1...

On May 1, minimum wage workers will see a $2 bump in pay. For some restaurant workers, like at The Water Dog, employees who make $7. 25 an hour now will make $9. 50 starting next Saturday. At All God's Children Preschool & Daycare, Director Kristen St...

 2021-04-21 05:15 

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Rustburg outlasts Hidden Valley to advance to Class 3 Volleyball State Finals...

CLASS 3 Semifinals: Rustburg 3, Hidden Valley 1 - (25-21, 25-27, 25-19, 25-21) RUST: (15-0) Kate Hardie - 39 Kills. Meah Coles - 61 Assists. Anna Maddox - 15 Kills. Tinsley Abbott - 13 digs. HV: (13-3) Cam Davenport - 33 Kills, 13 Digs. Faith Mitchell - 2...

 2021-04-21 04:16 

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Lynchburg Police investigating homicide, suspect arrested and charged...

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened at the James Crossing Apartments on Tuesday, April 20. Police say they were called to the800-block of Greenfield Drive for a report of a malicious woun...

 2021-04-21 02:44 

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Lynchburg reacts to news coming out of Chauvin Trial...

Former police officer Derek Chauvin is now a convicted murderer and some people in the community are saying they're surprised. But, they say this is a step in the right direction for our country. "There can be justice in this country and it made m...

 2021-04-21 02:43 

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Lynchburg leaders call for peaceful protests following Derek Chauvin verdict...

Lynchburg leaders were prepared for all scenarios following Tuesday's guilty verdict. Last summer, the Hill City saw both violent and peaceful protests after Floyd's deathCommunity leaders and local police called for peaceful protests ahead of Der...

 2021-04-21 02:40 

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US military: 32 of 40 Guantanamo prisoners now vaccinated...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most of the prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday, the U. S. military said a day after resuming an effort to inoculate them that was halted months earl...

 2021-04-21 02:21 

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Virginia health leaders worried how legal marijuana will impact youth...

Horizon Health leaders are warning about the negative impact the legalization of marijuana may have on our youth. Leading addiction specialists at Horizon say as use increases, academic achievement decreases. Marijuana use in young people is also linked w...

 2021-04-21 02:17 

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Hawaii to begin vaccine passports for travel between islands...

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials will allow state residents who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to skip pre-travel testing and quarantine requirements for flights between islands. Hawaii becomes the second state in the nation afte...

 2021-04-21 01:56 

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New version of Idaho 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban advances...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Senate panel on Tuesday advanced a measure that would outlaw nearly all abortions in conservative Idaho by banning them once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The legislation makes providing an abortion to a woman whose embryo...

 2021-04-21 00:53 

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ACM Awards hits record low ratings, join the ceremony slump...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Country Music honors drew a record-low audience, joining other awards shows also finding dwindling viewer interest. Ceremony ratings generally have slid in recent years and the trend has continued during the pandemi...

 2021-04-21 00:47 

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Tears and relief sweep intersection where George Floyd died...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There was quiet, just for a moment, as hundreds of people standing in the intersection at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue crowded in to listen to the news. "They're announcing the verdict! " someone shouted, calling for...

 2021-04-21 00:26 

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Waka Flocka Flame receives Lifetime Achievement Award...

WASHINGTON (SBG) You won't believe who Waka Flocka Flame just received a Lifetime Achievement Award from. Being honored for his philanthropic efforts in the community and his work with the non-profit Daughter of Destiny Outreach, the rapper-turned-ent...

 2021-04-21 00:13 

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Arizona governor sending National Guard to southern border...

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he is sending 250 National Guard troops to the state's southern border with Mexico amid the increased arrivals of migrants. The announcement came the day Customs and Border Protection held an o...

 2021-04-20 23:19 

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Police continue investigation into remains found of missing Roanoke women...

Friends are mourning the loss of a Roanoke woman, Jessica Dickson's death. She has been missing since the spring of 2019. Roanoke County Police have not made any arrests and said the the details are still under investigation surrounding her disappeara...

 2021-04-20 22:49 

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Maxine Waters' bold words echo civil rights, draw criticism...

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Rep. Maxine Waters urged people to "stay on the street" in the pursuit of justice for George Floyd, advocates for racial equity and an end to police violence heard a leading Black voice in the nation's long march t...

 2021-04-20 22:46 

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Sports world reacts to the guilty verdict of former police officer Derek Chauvin...

The verdict is in for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man's neck in a case that touched off worldwide protest...

 2021-04-20 22:37 

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PHOTOS: Nation reacts to Derek Chauvin being found guilty of George Floyd's murder...
 2021-04-20 22:37 

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Suspected Chinese hackers spied on US, European targets...

Suspected state-backed Chinese hackers exploited widely used networking devices to spy for months on dozens of high-value government, defense industry and financial sector targets in the U. S. and Europe, according to FireEye, a prominent cybersecurity fi...

 2021-04-20 22:31 

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Obama on guilty verdict in Floyd case: Only 'one step' in fight for justice...

Former President Barack Obama says the conviction of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd was correct but only one step in the fight for justice. He says in a statement that true justice requires Americans to understand that "B...

 2021-04-20 22:24 

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A BIG cool down is coming this week for Central Virginia...

You will want to protect your plants and spring garden. All locations in the ABC13 viewing area will have frost and freeze potential on Thursday and Friday morning. The Lynchburg area, Southside, Roanoke and mountains will be near 32 both mornings. RELATE...

 2021-04-20 22:12 

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Biden, Harris to speak on Chauvin's conviction...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will speak Tuesday evening on ex-officer Derek Chauvin being convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. The White House said Biden and Harris watched the...

 2021-04-20 22:09 

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Canada's Trudeau extends travel restrictions...

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is extending travel restrictions that make it mandatory for air travelers to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive in Canada. He's also thanking the country's two major airlines f...

 2021-04-20 22:06 

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'This decision is an important step:' Virginia lawmakers react to Chauvin verdict...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is reacting to the guilty verdict rendered Tuesday in the Derek Chauvin trial. Tuesday evening, Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year. RELATED:Ex-cop guilty of murder and m...

 2021-04-20 21:56 

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#11 VMI not intimidated with road playoff game looming at JMU...

As the postseason award nominations roll in for the #11 VMI Keydets football team, coach Scott Wachenheim's team is back at work, in preparation of their FCS playoff opener at JMU on Saturday. The SoCon champ Keydets posted a perfect road record, comp...

 2021-04-20 21:50 

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Danville announces Rock D' Block return...

A popular community event working to end violence is back in Danville. One Accord Connections, Mother's Stronger Together and other city organizations will host this year's "Rock D' Block" event. It's an annual event to end violence in...

 2021-04-20 21:45 

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Minnesota AG comments on Chauvin verdict...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - Minnesota's attorney general Keith Ellison is expected to deliver remarks concerning the guilty verdicts handed down in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. Title: Minnesota AG reacts to guilty verdicts. Start time: 04/20/2021 05:43:32 P...

 2021-04-20 21:40 

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Biden officials confronted on $2.3T infrastructure plan...

Top officials in the Biden administration were on Capitol Hill Tuesday selling the president's $2. 3 trillion American Jobs Plan over Republican skepticism about the size of the plan and its broad definition of infrastructure....

 2021-04-20 21:35 

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In Minneapolis, a fortified city awaited Chauvin verdict...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just outside the entrance to Smile Orthodontics, in a Minneapolis neighborhood of craft breweries and trendy shops, two soldiers in jungle camouflage and body armor were on watch, assault rifles slung over their backs. Snow flurri...

 2021-04-20 21:34 

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Liberty women's hockey wins third straight ACHA national championship...

Liberty University's ACHA Division I women's hockey team skated to a national championship "three-peat" Monday night, beating Lindenwood University 3-1 in the finals at Maysa Arena in Minot, N. D. It was the fourth national title overall f...

 2021-04-20 20:54 

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Netflix's subscriber growth, stock zapped as pandemic eases...

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Netflix's rapid subscriber growth is slowing far faster than anticipated as people who have been cooped at home during the pandemic are able to get out and do other things again. The video-streaming service added 4 milli...

 2021-04-20 20:49 

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New findings in cause of death for officer who defended Capitol during riot...
 2021-04-20 20:37 

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Trump weighs in on border crisis and some GOP lawmakers demand action...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Every week, new pictures illustrate the crisis at the southern border. This time, it was video captured by the U. S. Border Patrol of two children from Honduras reportedly abandoned, clinging to an island in the Rio Grande, and re...

 2021-04-20 20:35 

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Residents asked to avoid Greenfield area due to police investigation...

Lynchburg police are asking residents to avoid the area after a malicious wounding Tuesday afternoon. LPD said they're responding to the area of Greenfiled and Brigtstar. No further details were immediately made available....

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