What's News Today: March 7, 2016

(Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

(WSLS 10) - Franklin Street between Liberty and Dillard Streets will close starting today. City crews will make drainage, curb and gutter improvements. Construction is expected to end this summer.

A Roanoke Grand Jury will decide whether to indict Christopher Rodriguez Payne today. Roanoke Police says Erica Rowell was found in November of last year suffering from a gun shot wound in the 1100 block of Pilot Street. Rodriguez was arrested on one count of malicious wounding in connection to the shooting.

If you're looking for a job, the City of Lynchburg is holding a job fair. Representatives from several departments will be there to talk about job opportunities. The fair is tonight from five to eight at Fire Station number five.

The Town of Blacksburg will close the pedestrian crossing today on Prices Fork Road at Turner and Webb Streets. Town crews are working to create a safer crossing at the intersection. Until then, you should use the crosswalk at Prices Fork at Stanger Street and Toms Creek Road.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe co-hosts the 8th Annual Governor's Conference on Agricultural Trade starting today. The event brings together producers, exporters and foreign ambassadors and other to discuss challenges and opportunities for global exports. Panel discussions and private meetings about international trade of agricultural products will be held.

Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt makes several stops in southwest Virginia today. He starts the day talking to students at Franklin County High School. He will then travel to Smith Mountain Lake to make remark at its 50th anniversary. In the afternoon he will talk to students at Gretna and Chatham High Schools as well as Chatham Middle School.