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What's News Today, Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Virginia house Republican leaders are planning a full floor vote on a Senate plan today to accept federal Medicaid funds to provide health insurance to low-income residents who are currently without coverage. The House is likely to reject the Senate's plan.

The National Transportation Safety Board will have an all-day hearing into last summer's crash of a U-P-S plane in Alabama. Both the pilot and co-pilot were killed when the cargo plane went down on its approach to a Birmingham airport.

Embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will hold a town hall meeting this morning. He's expected to outline his administration's plan for getting the second round of federal money to families affected by Hurricane Sandy.

We'll get details today on this year's Festival in the park in Roanoke. Organizers will meet at the Elmwood Park Stage this morning at 11 to announce plans and the musical lineup for the three day festival beginning May 23rd.

First Lady Michelle Obama will join Jimmy Fallon tonight during his first week as host of "The Tonight Show." She appeared with Fallon on his Late Night Show before he made the move to Tonight.

  • Franklin County accident causes lane closures on Brooks Mill Road

    State Trooper injured in accident on Brooks Mill Road

    State Trooper injured in accident on Brooks Mill Road

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:05:42 GMT
    State Police confirm that a trooper was involved in a crash Tuesday night.
    State Police confirm that a trooper was involved in a crash Tuesday night.
  • Fugitive sex offender captured in Roanoke

    Fugitive sex offender captured in Roanoke

    Fugitive sex offender captured in Roanoke

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:41 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:41:44 GMT
    ROANOKE (WSLS) - A man wanted for sex crimes against a minor was captured in Roanoke during a traffic stop.
    ROANOKE (WSLS) - A man wanted for sex crimes against a minor was captured in Roanoke during a traffic stop.
  • Roanoke Police investigate shots fired incident

    Roanoke Police investigate shots fired incident

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:37:03 GMT
    On July 29, 2014 at 6:08 p.m. Roanoke Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Orange Avenue NE to investigate a shots fired call. Immediately upon arrival officers detained several subjects believed to have been involved in the incident. The preliminary investigation suggests the individuals involved were traveling in two different vehicles on Hollins Road when at least one of the occupants in one of the vehicles starting shooting at the other vehicle. The vehicles separated briefly and t...
    On July 29, 2014 at 6:08 p.m. Roanoke Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Orange Avenue NE to investigate a shots fired call. Immediately upon arrival officers detained several subjects believed to have been involved in the incident. The preliminary investigation suggests the individuals involved were traveling in two different vehicles on Hollins Road when at least one of the occupants in one of the vehicles starting shooting at the other vehicle. The vehicles separated briefly and t...
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