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What's News Today, Wednesday, April 8, 2013

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The Senate Crime and Terrorism subcommittee will hold a hearing on cyber threats this morning. Specialists from the FBI and the private sector are set to testify.

First Lady Michelle Obama will present the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to ten distinguished institutions today. The winners have made a difference for individuals, families and communities across the country.

VDOT will hold a public hearing tonight to give results of an environmental study for the replacement and relocation of the existing at-grade intersection of route 460 Bypass and Southgate Drive. The open house is from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

Agritourism will be the focus of a training session in Vinton today. Attendees will get information liability issues, marketing strategies, and land conservation, and legal considerations for agritourism this morning at 9:45 at Braeloch.

The city of Roanoke and Roanoke Art Mural Project will hold a ceremony this morning to dedicate a new mural. The dedication will take place at the Garden City Recreation center at 10:30.

Bedford County students will begin hanging more than 300 pieces of art as part of the county's secondary art show this morning at 10. The exhibit will be on display at the Bower Center for the Arts.

Tonight at six, the Roanoke Police Department will graduate its 66th Basic Recruit Law Enforcement class at the Roanoke Police Training Academy.

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