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What's News Today, Friday, August 2, 2013

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There's a court hearing this morning related to Detroit's bankruptcy declaration. The judge will hear arguments on his proposed schedule for motions to be filed and later, the trial.

A house oversight committee will hold a hearing this morning on ID theft tax fraud at the IRS. The subcommittee believes this is a skyrocketing problem.

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Committee is hosting its Gubernatorial Candidates' Forum at Wytheville Community College from 1:30-5:00 p.m.. Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe will discuss their plans to help agriculture and forestry prosper. It's not open to the public.

There will be a reception for a new art exhibit at Virginia Tech's Norris Hall from 1:00 to 2:00 this afternoon. The Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention and the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics' show, Sum of the Parts includes individual and collaborative pieces.

Olympic runner Todd Williams will share secrets runners need to finish the Genworth Virginia 10 Miler races safe and injury free. Runners will meet at Riverside Runners in Lynchburg at 5:30 p.m.. Williams will hold a workshop Saturday at Randolph College's Presser Hall at 10 a.m..

It's day five of Q99's Pack the Bus campaign. Donate school supplies at the Rocky Mount and Pearisburg Walmarts from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m..

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    Search under way for missing boater on Smith Mountain Lake

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    The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is searching for a missing boater after a two boat collision near the entrance to Craddock Creek near the Smith Mountain Lake dam Thursday.The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is searching for a missing boater after a two boat collision near the entrance to Craddock Creek near the Smith Mountain Lake dam Thursday.
    The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is searching for a missing boater after a two boat collision overnight.
    The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is searching for a missing boater after a two boat collision overnight.
  • 35 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

    35 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:33:21 GMT
    A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.
    A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled on Friday as violence erupted in and around a southern town in the war-ravaged strip, with at least 40 Palestinians killed in Israeli shelling while the military said two soldiers were...
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    US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

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    U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.
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