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What's News Today: Monday, January 11

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(WSLS 10) - Students in Floyd County will get a lesson on Cyberbullying today. According to law enforcement cyberbullying creates both mental and emotional scars that youth, sometimes well after an incident occurs with a direct correlation between victims and suicide. The Floyd County Sheriff's Office, Safe Surfin' Foundation and Christiansburg Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force are teaming up for today's presentation.

A Roanoke City Councilman is court today on a drug charge. According to Roanoke Police, Court Rosen is charged with possession of marijuana. Investigators were called to the 35 hundred block of Franklin Road in October. Rosen has apologized and police say he has been cooperative in the investigation.

Jesse Matthew Junior returns to court today in Albemarle County for a pre-trial motions hearing. Matthew is charged with capital murder in the death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. He also faces a first degree murder charge in the death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. Matthew is already serving life in prison for a 2005 attempted murder and sexual assault in northern Virginia.

A slow moving tractor trailer hauling a power transformer reaches its destination today. Traffic will still be slow as this truck moves at speeds between one and five miles per hour. It will starts its journey today at the Kangaroo Truckstop, ending at the Jackson's Ferry Substation. The truck will be on the road today starting at 9 a.m.

The Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute releases the results of its annual education poll today. The poll covers topics from K-12 education funding to SOLs and school safety. The CEPI is part of the Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Salem City Council holds a public hearing tonight on the city's Downtown Plan. The city has studied the downtown area for the past year and looked for way to make sure it continues as a welcoming place for the business community, residents and guests. The plan includes increased events, parking and downtown living. A separate public hearing will be held regarding adding breweries to the city's zoning ordinance.

A man arrested for impersonating a police officer in Roanoke returns to court today. In October, the judge continued the trial for Devin Johnson, II, asking for a pre-sentencing order. Johnson was arrested in May of last year after using a blue light and siren in his car to pull over another person.