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What's News Today, Monday, July 8, 2013

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Congress returns to work from a week long July 4th break with plenty of tough issues to resolve. The top issues include immigration and lowering student loans after rates doubled last week.

Starting today, federal spending cuts stemming from the March sequester will mean major furloughs for more than 600,000 Pentagon employees. Workers will be forced to take one unpaid day every week through September 21. It's expected to save 1.8 billion dollars.

The Bradley Manning Wikileaks trial resumes today as the defense is expected to begin its case. Manning faces nearly two dozen charges-- including aiding the enemy-- which carries a possible life sentence.

Now to a few traffic alerts that may impact your commute today. Roads will be resurfaced in Vinton. They include West Virginia Avenue, Second Street from Virginia to Walnut Avenues, parts of North Preston Road and Tinker Avenue around Sixth Street to the town line.

River Road (Route 685) in the Madison Heights area of Amherst County will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. today and tomorrow while Norfolk Southern Rail works on its rail crossings in the vicinity of the railroad trestle .

A traffic alert in Blacksburg as well. College Avenue will be closed from the intersection of Draper Road to the Intersection of Otey Street today through Wednesday afternoon. A section of the road is being repaired.

Blacksburg Transit is having an information session on its upcoming bus route changes and new service tonight from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Blacksburg Motor Company Building on South Main Street. The changes will begin in mid August.

Coming up tonight... we'll officially welcome John Carlin back to our WSLS team. He'll join Karen McNew starting at five p.m..

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