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What's News Today, Monday, July 29, 2013

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A preliminary hearing is set today for three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up allegations that Jerry Sandusky sexually abused young boys. Former president Graham Spanier, retired vice president Gary Schultz, and former athletic director Tim Curley all say they're innocent and had no idea the allegations against Sandusky were sexual in nature.

Blasting begins today and runs throughout the week on the truck climbing lane on southbound Interstate 81 in Montgomery County between mile markers 120 and 125. blasting will be periodic, but during those times expect a slow roll lane closure.

The Commonwealth's Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services will meet today at 1 p.m. at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington. The agenda includes a public hearing on new regulations to enforce the noxious weed law.

The kickoff to the Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000 is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the Greenfield Education and Training Center in Botetourt County. The campaign is an initiative to match 1,000 children currently in foster care with adoptive families.

State Senator Phillip Puckett will meet with Pulaski County staff tonight to discuss a feasibility study on Route 99. That meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Pulaski Municipal Building's engineering conference room.

This morning, the Today Show will have an exclusive one-on-one interview with Anthony Castro. He's the son of accused Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro. Castro accepted a plea deal last week to avoid the death penalty.

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