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What's News Today, Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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President Barack Obama will release the third annual National Climate assessment in the day ahead. A draft of the report includes a sobering forecast about how climate and weather conditions may change in the United States. The president is expected to outline what the White House is doing to address global climate change.

The Senate plans to bring two bills to the floor regarding the Keystone Pipeline. One is a bipartisan bill in favor of building it as part of a larger energy compromise. The other only considers the issue of whether or not to build the pipeline. No final decision on either piece of legislation is expected today.

The Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce will host a business roundtable today from 11:30 to 1:30 at Jake's Place. The meeting will focus on several key issues including the lake's economy...business marketing...and how businesses can work together.

The Skeleton 4-H Education Center in Wirtz will have an open house today to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Virginia Cooperative Extension and the 50th anniversary of the center. More than 12 million dollars has been spent on renovating the center over the last decade. The open house is from 4 to 7 p.m..

  • 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 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:31:25 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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