What's News Today: January 8, 2016
(WSLS 10) - Traffic will slow in Pulaski County today as another slow moving tractor trailer moves a power transformer. The truck will move at speeds between one and five miles per hour between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. It will start at the rail station in Pulaski ending its trip on Honaker Road. The trip continues this week, eventually ending at the Jackson's Ferry Substation in Wythe County on Monday. This is the fourth transformer to be moved since May of last year.
Two men, who both plead guilty to multiple charges in connection to a deadly shooting at Rocklawn Place in Danville will receive their sentences today. Kadarius Ferrell and Maurice Williams were both charged on multiple counts including second degree murder in the death of Bennie Sigmon. Police say Sigmon was shot multiple times when he went outside to confront Ferrell, Williams and two other men who were trespassing on his property in June of last year. Police say the men robbed another home on the same street around the time of the shooting. Both face a maximum of 101 years in prison. A third man, Evin Shaw, was sentenced back in October to 78 years in prison.
The Greater Roanoke Home and Garden Show kicks off today at the Berglund Center. The show features things you can do to spruce up your home both inside and out. The Wall Wizard Brain Santos will be there giving demonstrations including painting tips and how to hang wall coverings. Tickets are $8.50. The show runs through Sunday.
Enjoy fast paced rodeo action this weekend at the Salem Stampede Rodeo. The action includes bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping and more. The fun starts both Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $20.
The City of Lynchburg will collect Christmas trees today for trash collection for those with a normal trash day of Monday or Tuesday. All you need to do is place it at the curb. If your normal trash day is Wednesday or Thursday, your tree will be picked up next Friday.
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