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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.

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  • Valley View interchange construction closes I581

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    ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Construction on walking platforms along the Valley View interchange bridge will lead to road closures on I581 throughout the week.Two lanes of the three lane section of I581 will be closed during the work from 10 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning.Northbound closures will be in place Tuesday, July 29 and Friday, August 1. Southbound lane closures will be in place Wednesday and Thursday July 30-31.Shoulder closures may also be in place throughout the week Monda...
    ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Construction on walking platforms along the Valley View interchange bridge will lead to road closures on I581 throughout the week.Two lanes of the three lane section of I581 will be closed during the work from 10 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning.Northbound closures will be in place Tuesday, July 29 and Friday, August 1. Southbound lane closures will be in place Wednesday and Thursday July 30-31.Shoulder closures may also be in place throughout the week Monda...
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