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What's News Today, Friday, January 31, 2014

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A hearing will be held for accused Colorado movie theater gunman James Holmes. Lawyers are expected to argue against allowing certain information at trial they deem unreliable.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will step down at the end of the day today after eight years on the job. Janet Yellen will take the helm Saturday, becoming the first woman to lead the fed in its 100-year history.

Governor Terry McAuliffe will be in Martinsville later this morning. He plans to make a major economic announcement at 11:30.

You can officially begin filing your taxes today. The IRS delayed the original filing by 10 days because last year's two week government shutdown.

The Campbell County Sheriff's will law enforcement workers and citizens who have demonstrated heroic duty and service to the community in the last year. It's at 2:00 this afternoon in the Board of Supervisors meeting room in Rustburg.

  • Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

    Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:26:58 GMT
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."

  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:22:38 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
  • Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

    Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:14:34 GMT

    A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.

    An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people.
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