What's News Today, Thursday, May 2, 2013 - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

What's News Today, Thursday, May 2, 2013

Posted: Updated:

President Barack Obama will travel to Mexico in a trip that's expected to be dominated by trade and immigration. He'll meet with Mexico's president with most activities taking place at the National Palace in the heart of the capital.

Country singer George Jones will be laid to rest today as his public funeral is held today at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.

Congressman Robert Hurt will make several stops in Virginia today, including Lynchburg this morning. He'll be at Brookville High School where he'll congratulate a U.S. Naval Academy appointee.

Another nighttime detour is scheduled for I-81 south tonight beginning at 10 as part of the ongoing truck climbing project. Traffic will be detoured at exit 132 (Dixie Caverns) onto Route 11/460 and back onto I-81 at exit 118 (Christiansburg) until 6 Friday morning.

Friends of Stadium Woods will have a benefit concert at the Lyric Theater in Blacksburg tonight from 7:00-10:00 p.m.. It's a kickoff campaign to raise money for the Stadium Woods Endowment Fund.

Check out the city of Roanoke's available office space with Downtown Roanoke Inc.'s inaugural downtown office tour. It's today from noon to 5:00 p.m..

The power of art is the focus of tonight's community fundraiser Love YAV in Roanoke. Young Audiences of Virginia, Inc. works to improve the education and literacy of children through an interactive, arts-in-education program tonight from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at 202 Market.

  • 2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

    2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

    A government office says a South Korean passenger ship carrying about 470 people has sent a distress call off the southern coast after it began leaning to one side.
    Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two...
  • Roanoke City Police investigates armed robbery

    Roanoke City Police investigates armed robbery

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:43:33 GMT
    Roanoke City Police are investigating an armed robbery at Check Into Cash, which is located at Valley View Boulevard.
    Roanoke City Police are investigating an armed robbery at Check Into Cash, which is located at Valley View Boulevard.
  • Mountain View Terrace House Fire

    Mountain View Terrace House Fire

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:01:26 GMT
    Roanoke City Dispatch say fire crews are on scene, working to put out a house firein the 2100 Block of Mountain View Terrace.Dispatch says they received the call around 6:30 p.m.We will keep you updated as more information comes into our newsroom.
    Roanoke City Dispatch say fire crews are on scene, working to put out a house firein the 2100 Block of Mountain View Terrace.Dispatch says they received the call around 6:30 p.m.We will keep you updated as more information comes into our newsroom.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.