What's News Today, Thursday, May 8, 2014 - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

What's News Today, Thursday, May 8, 2014

Posted: Updated:
The debate over whether student athletes should be allowed to form a union moves to Congress. The House Committee on Education and the workforce will hold a hearing this morning to discuss the consequences. Student athletes at Northwestern have voted but the ballots have not been counted pending a university appeal to the National Labor Relations Board.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will hold a news conference in Hartford, Connecticut this morning. Updating us on the accident that injured nine performers at a show in Rhode Island Sunday.

Freedom First Credit Union will have a ribbon cutting for its newest branch in Roanoke's West End neighborhood. It's been working with West End Center and the city to revitalize the area. The grand opening and ribbon cutting is at 10 a.m. then from 3 to 6:00 p.m., there will be an open house with tours, activities for kids and music.

Noah Christian Academy in Roanoke will be given a $15,000 check this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. by local law firm Wilson, Updike & Nicely. The money is being given in honor of the late Bishop J.C. English will be use to establish a scholarship to help families in financial need pay tuition.

The Roanoke 6-year-old to be featured on the shelves of Food Lion stores starting today to show the chain's partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals will be at the Starkey Road store to sign autographs this afternoon. Victor Chase, who has been treated at Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital since birth will be there with his family and Tony the Tiger at 4:00 p.m..

  • Accident on I-81N causes Labor Day travel headaches

    Accident on I-81N causes Labor Day travel headaches

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:35:44 GMT
    According to VDOT's 511Virginia.org website, an accident on Interstate 81 North near mile marker 96 is causing major traffic delays.
    According to VDOT's 511Virginia.org website, an accident on Interstate 81 North near mile marker 96 is causing major traffic delays.
  • 2-year-old girl dies in Roanoke after being left in van

    2-year-old girl dies in Roanoke after being left in van

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:45:01 GMT
    Roanoke City Police are investigating the incident surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl. According to a news release from police, officers were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE at 4:27 p.m. Sunday for an unresponsive child.
    Roanoke City Police are investigating the incident surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl. According to a news release from police, officers were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE at 4:27 p.m. Sunday for an unresponsive child.
  • Labor Day blood drive happening in Roanoke

    Labor Day blood drive happening in Roanoke

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:13:31 GMT
    A Labor Day blood drive is being held today in Roanoke.It's at the Historic Lawson Building at 401 Gainsboro Road, NW.
    A Labor Day blood drive is being held today in Roanoke.It's at the Historic Lawson Building at 401 Gainsboro Road, NW.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.