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What's News Today, Thursday, June 20, 2013

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Vice president Joe Biden will speak at this mornings National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast held by the organization Esperanza. The breakfast is the final event of a three-day conference held by Esperanza.

Convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be in court today for a hearing, necessary before the penalty phase re-trial scheduled for July 18th. Jurors in her original murder trial were unable to agree on whether to sentence her to life in prison or to be executed.

This National Association of Realtors will release existing home sales figures for May this morning. The numbers are expected to show an increase.

The Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education will announce a state-wide campaign this morning to encourage legislators to ensure early childhood education is available for all Virginians. The announcement will come at 10:30 a.m. at the Jefferson Center.

Governor Bob McDonnell will deliver a speech at the Girls State event at Longwood University this morning at 9:15 then head to Radford University for the Boys State event at 11:15 a.m.

Democratic Supporters and local House of Delegates candidates will come together for a news conference this morning at 11:00 at Thelma's Chicken & Waffles in downtown Roanoke.

There will be a ribbon cutting for a new fast food chain opening up at Valley View Station this morning at 10:45. Penn Station East Coast Subs is described as an upscale, fast-casual restaurant serving grilled-to-order and cold deli subs.

Virginia Tech's Office of Energy and Sustainability is encouraging people on the Blacksburg campus and community to take part in its Lights Out!/Power Down! Initiative this afternoon from 3:00-4:00 p.m.. It involves turning off and unplugging all non-critical lighting and electrical loads to kick-off the university's summer electrical demand management program.

  • Accident causing lane closures on Interstate 81-North

    UPDATE: Interstate 81 lane reopens after Botetourt Crash

    UPDATE: Interstate 81 lane reopens after Botetourt Crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:49:42 GMT
    Two lanes are still closed but traffic is now passing on the right shoulder.
    Two lanes are still closed but traffic is now passing on the right shoulder.
  • UPDATE: Crash on Interstate 81 in Montgomery Co.

    UPDATE: Crash on Interstate 81 in Montgomery Co.

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:09:04 GMT
    All lanes on I-81 southbound are closed due to a tractor trailer crash near mile marker 120
    All lanes on I-81 southbound are closed due to a tractor trailer crash near mile marker 120
  • Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

    Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:26:58 GMT
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."

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