What's News Today, Friday, January 31, 2014 - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

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.

  • Appalachian Power to seek fee from solar users

    Appalachian Power to seek fee from solar users

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-09-17 11:39:36 GMT
    The State Corporation Commission will hear an Appalachian Power Request, beginning Tuesday, to charge customers who use alternate energy sources a fee.
    The State Corporation Commission will hear an Appalachian Power Request, beginning Tuesday, to charge customers who use alternate energy sources a fee.
  • USDA grant gives local schools healthy snacks

    USDA grant gives local schools healthy snacks

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 7:26 AM EDT2014-09-17 11:26:58 GMT
    A handful of school districts across Southwest Virginia are using federal grant money to get healthy snacks into the hands of elementary students.
    A handful of school districts across Southwest Virginia are using federal grant money to get healthy snacks into the hands of elementary students.
  • Goodlatte expects quick action from Congress responding to ISIS

    Goodlatte expects quick action from Congress responding to ISIS

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 6:47 AM EDT2014-09-17 10:47:20 GMT
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte at Tuesday's announcement.Rep. Bob Goodlatte at Tuesday's announcement.
    As Congress continues to decide how to respond to ISIS, Representative Bob Goodlatte said it's important President Obama comes to Congress before acting.
    As Congress continues to decide how to respond to ISIS, Representative Bob Goodlatte said it's important President Obama comes to Congress before acting.
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