What's News Today: Tuesday, September 1
(WSLS 10) - The man accused of leaving town with a Christiansburg teenager will be in court Tuesday in Little Rock, Ark. In January, Donald Quesenberry, 33, was found with Aysia Lewis, 16, following a four day search. Search warrants show the two had a plan when they ran off.
Police believe they met online. In Arkansas, Quesenberry is charged with theft by receiving. In Virginia, he is charged with one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The story of former Roanoke City Police Officer Bryan Lawrence comes to the silver screen Tuesday night. Lawrence was attacked while making an arrest in 2008, leaving him partially paralyzed, but within a year he was able to walk again. The movie Badge of Faith will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Grandin Theatre. Tickets are currently sold out.
The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are working together this month to encourage blood donations. If you go to give blood this month, you will be given a coupon for a free haircut. The Red Cross says that all blood types, especially O negative, A negative and B negative are needed as are platelet donors.
Vinton Town Council will vote Tuesday night to accept a $65,000 grant from the state. The town applied for the grant from the Office of Intermodal Planning. The money has to be used to analyze future growth patterns and create an urban development area. The funds must be used by the end of September 2016.
Roanoke County is now working to board up the old William Byrd High School after selling off more than 20,000 surplus items at auction. The county brought in over $16,000 by auctioning off around 20,000 items. According to a county spokesperson, the money from the auctions will offset staff time and resources that were devoted to removing the items. Religious organizations, educational institutions, thrift shops and taxpayers participated in the auction. The County is marketing the site for redevelopment and is in talks with several interested parties.
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