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Firefighters are still on the scene of an apartment fire in downtown Roanoke.
The two-alarm blaze broke out around 4-30.
Several residents were able to flee the blaze but rescue workers believe there may be victims trapped inside.
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Scott Goldberg is on the scene with more.
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A Roanoke County woman died yesterday after losing her balance at the top of a waterfall.
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The accident happened at Floyd County's Twin Falls around five-thirty yesterday evening.
According to police Lindsey Bayne of Buckingham Circle was hiking with friends.
They said Bayne bent down to pick up a flower, slipped on some rocks and fell up 300 feet to her death down a waterfall.
Bayne landed in Bottom Creek.
It took five rescuers about four hours to retrieve the body.
None of her friends was hurt.
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This is the first death at Twin Falls in more than 10 years.

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A court appearance today for the Henry County woman accused of fatally stabbing her baby daughter last week.
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The proceedings will ensure that Sharon Alley has an attorney.
Alley was already facing charges of abusing 8-month-old Brooke Alley when the child was killed on Mother's Day.
Last fall, Alley lost custody of her daughter after the baby's skull was cracked when she allegedly was thrown across a room.
In March, a judge allowed Alley to get the child back after Alley's husband said the couple planned to reconcile.
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Graduating seniors at Hollins College became the last students to receive diplomas from the liberal arts college at commencement ceremonies yesterday.
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The class of 1998 is the 156th and final graduating class from Hollins College. Hollins will change its status in July to a university. Officials say not much will change, but there will be a larger student population.
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((JANET RASMUSSEN/HOLLINS COLLEGE PRESIDENT; THIS IS A PROCESS THAT WILL TAKE SOME TIME. WE WANT TO DO IT VERY INTENTIONALLY AND DELIBERATELY AND BE SURE THAT WE ARE MEETING STUDENT'S NEEDS WELL. WHICH IS OUR HALLMARK OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE. SO YOU WILL SEE SOME GROWTH OVER THE NEXT FIVE OR SIX YEARS THAT WE THINK WILL BRING US TO A TOTAL STUDENT POPULATION OF SOMEWHERE AROUND 15-HUNDRED.))
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The school usually has an enrollment of about 11-hundred. About 270-students received degrees yesterday. Rasmussen says the school will continue it tradition of commitment to academic excellence.
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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast.. Look for the recent trend to continue. Skies will be mostly sunny today with temperatures again climbing into the mid- to upper-80's. Light winds will bring some relief tonight, dropping temperatures into the low- to mid-50's. The extended forecast...
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[452-Roanoke-Fire]


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Firefighters continue to extinquish a massive blaze this morning in downtown Roanoke.
The two-alarm blaze broke out at about 4-30.
Several residents were able to flee the blaze but rescue workers believe there may be victims trapped inside.
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There are some street closings to report this morning due to the fire.
5th and Campbell, as well as 5th and Marshall are closed.
Also closed, 4th and Luck, 6th and Luck, 3rd and Church Avenue are closed.
People going to the YMCA can reach it from 4th and Campbell.

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A Roanoke County woman was killed yesterday while hiking along Twin Falls.
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Police say 19-year-old Lindsey Bayne was hiking with friends when she bent down to pick up a flower.
That's when she slipped on some rocks and fell up to 300 down a waterfall.
Bayne landed in Bottom Creek.
It took five rescuers about four hours to retrieve her body.
None of her friends was hurt.
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This is the first death at Twin Falls in more than 10 years.

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In Henry County, the mother accused of fatally stabbing her baby daughter will appear in court today.
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Today's hearing will establish legal counsel for 29 year old Sharon Alley.
At the time of her baby's death, Alley already was facing a child abuse charge.
Last fall, she lost custody of 8 month old Brooke Alley after the baby's skull was cracked when she allegedly was thrown across a room.
In March, a judge allowed Alley to get the child back after Alley's husband said the couple planned to reconcile.
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Shifting your attention now to weather--
Mostly sunny skies and hot temperatures again today.
Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Clear and mild overnight, with lows cooling off into the 50s.,
And turning to the four day outlook...expect the dry weather to continue until Wednesday.
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[82-Roanoke-Fire]


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Downtown Roanoke is filled with smoke, as firefighters continue battling an apartment fire.
The two-alarm blaze broke out at about 4-30.
Several residents were able to escape the fire, but rescue workers believe there may be victims still trapped inside.
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There are some street closings to report this morning due to the fire.
5th and Campbell, as well as 5th and Marshall are closed.
Also closed, 4th and Luck, 6th and Luck, 3rd and Church Avenue are closed.
People going to the YMCA can reach it from 4th and Campbell.

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It's getting tougher to deal drugs in Southside--
Officers from the Halifax County Sheriff's Department and South Boston police made 3 arrests in Clover in what they say is a known drug dealing area.
19-year-old Corey Crawley was charged with distribution of imitation crack cocaine and possession of marijuana.
20-year-old Anthony Brooks and Kirkland Simon Junior were also arrested with possession of Marijuana.
Authorities say more arrests will be made.

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Last year, the Commonwealth had more than 10- thousand reported cases of AIDS.
That's according to the AIDS Council of Western Virginia.
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Last night many people gathered at a candlelight vigil in remembrance of those living with the disease.
The vigil was held at the Unity of the Roanoke Valley church in the star city.
It was one of several vigils going on around the world to remember people living with AIDS.
The council was also trying to bring more attention to the need for volunteers in AIDS organizations.
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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast--
Mostly sunny and hot today, with highs reaching the mid and upper 80s.
Cooling off tonight, under clear skies.
Lows in the low to mid 50s.
Expect more of the same for tomorrow, then showers likely by Wednesday.
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