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What's News Today, Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be sworn in for his second term today. The inauguration celebration will go on as planned in the wake of the bridge lane-closures scandal.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are expected to hold a news conference today to discuss progress and recovery efforts made since Superstorm Sandy. They'll also discuss plans for the coming year. It's been more than a year since Superstorm Sandy killed more than 180 people and caused at least 65 billion dollars in damage.

Gil Harrington and Laura Murphy -- mothers of Morgan Harrington and missing teen Alexis Murphy -- will be in Richmond today lobbying for a bill to enforce police protocol on interacting with family members during missing persons cases. Their news conference will take place at 11 a.m..

A weeklong traffic alert starting today. Campbell Avenue between Wall Street and Market Street will be closed for the Market Square Renovation Project. A detour is set up for through traffic onto Jefferson Street. Street parking on Jefferson and Wall Streets and in garages will still be available.

It's back to school for Virginia Tech students after winter break. Spring semester begins today.

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