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UPDATE: Pres. Obama Speaks About Downed Plane in Ukraine

Updated: 07/18/2014 - President Obama says one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine. He says the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

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Local Student Reacts To Violence in Gaza

Updated: 07/17/2014 - A member of a local student group is reacting to the outbreak in violence in Gaza. "Hoos for Israel" is one of the UVa organizations dedicated to a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

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U.S. Intel Says Malaysian Plane Shot Down by Missile

Posted: 07/17/2014 - A U.S. official said Thursday that American intelligence authorities now believe a surface-to-air missile took down the Malaysian passenger plane as it flew over eastern Ukraine.

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Firefighters Called Out to Gas Leak at Construction Site

Updated: 07/17/2014 - Shortly before 8:30 a.m. Thursday, a construction worker with a hand tool struck a gas line at the location for the new Northside Library. Firefighters were on standby as crews fixed the leak.

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More Forgotten Virus, Bacteria Vials Found at Federal Lab

Posted: 07/17/2014 - The same federal scientist who recently found forgotten samples of smallpox at a federal lab also uncovered over 300 additional vials, many bearing the names of highly contagious viruses and bacteria.

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REC Warning Members About Phone Scams

Updated: 07/17/2014 - The Rappahannock Electric Cooperative is warning its members about scammers. Officials say potential thieves have attempted to scam REC members by calling to demand immediate payment of bills.

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Study: Smokers at Higher Risk for Suicide

Posted: 07/17/2014 - According to a new report, smokers have 2 to 4 times higher risk for suicide than non-smokers. Studies suggest that people who smoke are more likely to have psychiatric disorders or abuse other substances.

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Staunton Movie Theater Closing

Posted: 07/17/2014 - One of two independently run movie theaters in downtown Staunton is closing at the end of the month.

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Crews Call Off Carter Mountain Search for Missing Woman

Posted: 07/16/2014 - Police suspended the search on Carter Mountain for a woman missing since Saturday.After spending days on the mountain looking for signs of Bonnie Santiago, they call off that phase of the search.

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Allen & Allen Honoring Community Members

Updated: 07/16/2014 - A local law firm is recognizing several community members as hometown heroes. One of this year’s honorees from Allen & Allen is Damien Banks.

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