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Turkey-Talk-Line

(metro) Butterball's Turkey Talk-Line is expecting to field more than 10-thousand questions on Thanksgiving Day.  For 33 years the turkey talk-line has been taking calls from people trying to baste that perfect turkey and sometimes even prevent turkey trauma.


Butterball talk-line expert Jan Allen says for the best results make sure you roast your turkey at 325-degrees for close to four hours.  If the turkey is more than 18-pounds with stuffing then it needs to cook for more than five hours.  Allen says defrosting your turkey is a process; one day in the fridge for every four-pounds.  If that's not enough then you can soak your wrapped turkey in cold water.  Butterball says more than a pound per person is plenty.  

On Thanksgiving Day, the experts will be fielding calls from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1-800-BUTTERBALL.

VDOT Braces Winter Storm

The Virginia Department of Transportation currently has crews out clearing the dangerous road conditions caused by the first snowstorm of the year.

A morning mix of rain and snow advised caution for motorists and those traveling for Thanksgiving. VDOT warned of slick patches on Interstate 64 and on U.S. 250, 33 and I-66. Drivers traveling in or near the mountains should be especially cautious.

VDOT crews are laying down salt and sand on the wet roads to boost traction.

Due to the combination of winter weather and increased holiday traffic, VDOT is advising anyone on the road today to decrease speed and increase following distances.

A winter weather warning is in effect until 6 p.m.

Afton Snow Slows Down Thanksgiving Travelers

Drivers were overwhelmed by the heavy snowfall near Afton Mountain this morning, causing them to slow down while heading to their Thanksgiving destinations.

Charlottesville Named a Top Holiday Town

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AP Source: Redskins Benching RG3 for McCoy

The Washington Redskins plan to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a person familiar with the decision, the latest development in a stunning slide for the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Cavs Downplay Storylines Heading into Tech Game

That all-important sixth win of the season. Ending the program's 10-game losing streak against the school's biggest rival. And putting a stop to that rival's lengthy streak of bowl appearances, in the process.

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Japanese reporter pleads not guilty to charges of defaming South Korean president

A Japanese reporter on Thursday pleaded not guilty to charges of defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.

Suspected insurgents kill 1 Indian solider, injure 3 others in Kashmir

The Indian army says a group of heavily armed suspected militants have killed at least one soldier and wounded three others in the latest fighting in the Indian portion of Kashmir.

Crippled cargo ship with 700 migrants is safely towed to waters just off southern Greek town

Officials say a broken-down smuggling ship carrying 700 men, women and children trying to emigrate to Europe has been safely towed to just off the southern Greek island of Crete.

With incentives and force, Islamic State group subduing tribes in Syria and Iraq

The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts — everything from cars to feed for their animals — while brutally suppressing those that resist with mass killings.

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