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What's News Today, Friday, June 28, 2013

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A House Oversight Committee will decide today if it should bring back suspended IRS official Lois Lerner to testify. The committee wants to learn more about the agency targeting of conservative groups. Lerner avoided appearing in front of the committee last month by using her fifth amendment rights.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Rally kicks off today in New York City. The rally comes days after the U.S.Supreme court struck down key provisions in the Defense of Marriage Act.

It's the final day to register a Roanoke Valley business as the Small Business of the Year. So far around 200 applications have been submitted. If you have a nomination contact the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The Virginia Museum of Transportation will announce the results of its feasibility study on the 611 this morning at 11. The study was set up to determine if the museum can get the Norfolk and Western Class J 611 steam locomotive running again.

Star City Motor Madness kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. in Roanoke. Classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles will have their annual cruise down Williamson Road.

Tonight is the second semi-final in the 2013 Miss Virginia Pageant at the Roanoke Civic Center Performing Arts Theater. The winner will be crowned Saturday night.

Chicago Blackhawks fans will thank their team during a Stanley Cup victory parade today in the windy city. City leaders are preparing for hundreds of thousands of fans to turn out for the celebration.

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    Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

    Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.
    Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.
  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

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  • Valley View interchange construction closes I581

    Valley View interchange construction closes I581

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    ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Construction on walking platforms along the Valley View interchange bridge will lead to road closures on I581 throughout the week.Two lanes of the three lane section of I581 will be closed during the work from 10 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning.Northbound closures will be in place Tuesday, July 29 and Friday, August 1. Southbound lane closures will be in place Wednesday and Thursday July 30-31.Shoulder closures may also be in place throughout the week Monda...
    ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Construction on walking platforms along the Valley View interchange bridge will lead to road closures on I581 throughout the week.Two lanes of the three lane section of I581 will be closed during the work from 10 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning.Northbound closures will be in place Tuesday, July 29 and Friday, August 1. Southbound lane closures will be in place Wednesday and Thursday July 30-31.Shoulder closures may also be in place throughout the week Monda...
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