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What's News Today, Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Today marks two years since the disappearance of Heather Hodges. Franklin County investigators are now looking at the case as a criminal investigation. State police and federal investigators are following new leads.

President Barack Obama and the First Lady will start a two-day Texas trip at Fort Hood, where three soldiers were killed in last week's shooting rampage. The President will make remarks at a memorial service before moving on to Houston.

On Capitol Hill, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. Top executives from both companies will talk about the impact the merger will have on consumers.

The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing to review the response from law enforcement after the Boston Marathon bombings nearly a year ago. They'll also discuss recommendations to improve counter-terrorism procedures.

LewisGale is hosting an open house and career fair from 5 to 8 p.m. at its education center in Salem today. The hospital is looking to hire registered nurses in Salem, Low Moor, Pulaski and Blacksburg.

The Better Business Bureau will honor 18 high school seniors at the 11th annual Student Integrity Scholarship Dinner tonight at the Shenandoah Club in Roanoke. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

  • 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."

  • Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

    Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:48:54 GMT

    The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives.

    The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives.

  • Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

    Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:34:31 GMT
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.
    An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.
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