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What's News Today, Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Opening statements begin in the day ahead in the Whitey Bulger trial. The 83-year-old is perhaps the most notorious mob boss ever in the city of Boston. He's pled not guilty to charges that include racketeering, extortion and murder.

Ariel Castro is due in a Cleveland courtroom today to be arraigned on charges he kidnapped Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight.. and raped them while holding them captive for a decade. His lawyers say he'll plead not guilty.

Family members of seven victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings will meet with Senator Joe Manchin today to get an update on the status of the Manchin-Toomey legislation for enhanced background checks. Other members of the Newtown Community are set to meet with house speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Rocky Mount's Blackwater River water treatment plant will be closed today for the first phase of an electrical upgrade. Production is expected to stop for 24 hours but customers are should not notice a change in service but you are asked to conserve water and avoid any outdoor burns.

Virginia Amateur Sports will have a news conference this afternoon at 2:00 .. Just ahead of the 24th Commonwealth Games. The announcement will be made from the Holiday Inn Tanglewood.

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