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

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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..

  • 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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