What's News Today, Thursday, August 29, 2013 - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

What's News Today, Thursday, August 29, 2013

Posted: Updated:

Workers at fast food restaurants like McDonald's are planning a nationwide strike in as many as 35 cities. The walk-off comes just before the labor day holiday gets underway.

The State Corporation Commission will hold a hearing at 10:00 in Richmond to get public input on Appalachian Power request for rate changes. The company wants to raise rates to recover costs incurred in complying with state and federal environmental requirements.

Details about the future of Explore Park will be released later this morning. The Virginia Recreational Facilities Authority isn't saying much ahead of the 10:00 a.m. announcement at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center.

Montgomery County's 2013 Teacher of the Year will be awarded this morning. The county Chamber of Commerce will present Blacksburg High School teacher Bradley Kraft with a $1,000 cash prize from area businesses at 8:30 a.m..

E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg is ready for some football. The school will host Harrisonburg for the first local high school football game of the season, tonight at 6:30.

Liberty University's Cinematic Arts Film festival kicks off today. Several movies from major film studios will be screened before their national release at Cinemark Movies 10 in Candlers Station Shopping Center. It's free to the public.

Roanoke College is moving a house today. They habitat for humanity house students worked on during orientation this week is being relocated to its Patterson Avenue foundation.

  • Iraq's top Shiite cleric appeals to politicians

    Iraq's top Shiite cleric appeals to politicians

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:38:15 GMT
    The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...
    Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric is appealing to politicians not to be "an obstacle" in the process of transition as Iraq nears a deadline to select its next prime minister.
  • 35 killed, soldier missing as Gaza truce unravels

    35 killed, soldier missing as Gaza truce unravels

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:22:40 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 Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.
  • Large expert team reaches Ukraine crash site

    Large expert team reaches Ukraine crash site

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:33:39 GMT
    Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...
    A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.