What's News Today, Thursday, June 19, 2014 - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

What's News Today, Thursday, June 19, 2014

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(WSLS)- The House Republican leadership will hold elections to replace outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Current Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California is expected to be the front runner. Cantor stepped down last week after he was unexpectedly defeated in the Virginia primary. If McCarthy wins the post, Republicans will also vote for a new majority whip.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on carbon dioxide regulations for power plants. Lawmakers will hear testimony on the Environmental Protection Agency's recently issued proposal that would cut carbon pollution and other harmful air pollutants from existing power plants blamed for climate change. They'll also discuss the risks and high costs of climate in-action.

President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry today at a White House ceremony. U.S. Marine Corporal William Kyle Carpenter will get the award for his courageous actions while serving as an automatic rifleman in Afghanistan. He'll be the eighth living recipient awarded the Medal of Honor for his selfless actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Friendship Retirement Community in Roanoke will cut the ribbon on a new apartment building the Wellington IV. It's happening today at 4 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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