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50th Dedication of Dogwood Vietnam Memorial

The 50th dedication ceremony of the Charlottesville Dogwood Vietnam Memorial was held at a newly renovated site.

Blue Ridge Outdoors: The Best Sixer Ever

In this week's Blue Ridge Outdoors, CBS19's Tomas Harmon takes a closer look at the link between craft beer and outdoor Adventure.

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Binge Drinking Up

(Metro) A study out Thursday in the "American Journal of Public Health" says more people now are considered heavy or binge drinkers than in recent years. 

The rise in excess drinking is credited to the fact that women are drinking more. 

The rate of women binge drinking rose by 17-point-five percent from 2005-2012. 

Researchers studied drinking patterns in U.S. counties from 2002 to 2012.

PHA Addresses Disabled Housing Concerns

The Piedmont Housing Alliance will hold a Fair Housing event to inform area disabled residents about their housing rights.

Passed in 1968, the Fair Housing Act prohibits the discrimination of potential residents based on factors such as race, nationality, gender, disability, and religion.

Piedmont Housing Alliance deputy director Karen Reifenberger says there is still progress to be made.

There will be a Fair Housing Screening Wednesday April 29 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Charlottesville City Council Chambers and a Fair Housing training session May 12 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission’s s Water Street Center.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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'Hoos Back in ACC Semifinals by Beating FSU

The Virginia men's tennis team is back in the ACC semifinals for a 12th consecutive year.

Cavs Matched up With Penn on Saturday Night

His team lost its best defenseman just a few days before the start of the season. A little more than a month later, the Cavaliers lost one of their most dangerous offensive threats.

Johns the No. 1 QB on Cavs' New Depth Chart

The Virginia football team won't take the field at UCLA to open the 2015 season until September 5. But if that game was this weekend, junior Matt Johns would be the Cavaliers' starting quarterback.

Prep Scoreboard - Friday, April 24

Click for prep sports scores involving local teams.

NATIONAL NEWS

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Activists, opposition media: Syrian rebels enter strategic northwestern town in Idlib province

Activists and opposition media are reporting that several hard-line Syrian rebel groups have pushed their way into a strategic town in northwestern Syria following intense clashes that lasted only days.

TV report: 2 dead, 100 injured in Bangladesh from earthquake that originated in Nepal

A TV report says that two people were killed and more than 100 injured in Bangladesh in an earthquake that originated in Nepal.

Big costs, dangers await South Korean work to raise ferry Sewol a year after it sank

Salvaging the corroded, 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from deep beneath a channel notorious for dangerous currents will be difficult, expensive and potentially risky.

Iraqi army in fierce battle with Islamic State militants after deadly ambush near Fallujah

Iraqi military authorities say there are fierce clashes northeast of Fallujah between the army and Islamic State militants following an ambush Friday that killed a general and staff officers.

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