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What's News Today: March 31, 2016

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(WSLS 10) - Danville Regional Medical Center teams up with the Danville Police Department to offer a free safety and crime prevention program today. The series of programs started after a couple of shootings last month, one of which involved a doctor. Today's class starts at noon at the hospital.

Candidates running for Roanoke City Council and Mayor will answer your questions during a forum tonight. Questions will be taken from the audience. WSLS 10's Brie Jackson will moderate the discussion. The forum start at 7 p.m. at the Park Dance Club.

Today is World Backup Day. It's a day recognizing the importance of protecting and backing up your electronic documents. According to data protection company ZZ Servers, 113 smart phones are lost or stolen every minute and one in ten computers is infected with a virus. Experts say when backing up data, it's not enough to save to an external hard drive. You should also back your files up on the cloud to help recover data if it's lost. Thirty percent of people have never backed up their files.

The Danville Regional Medical Center holds another neighborhood walk this week. The walk takes place at Danville Community College at noon. The community walks, along with a vigil, started last month after two people, including a doctor, were shot. The hospital says by coming together, the area can achieve great things like a crime free community.

Students in the Criminal Investigation Theory Class at Radford University will conduct a crime scene investigation today. The students will manage the crime scene like professional law enforcement would. They will protect the scene from students roll playing other officers, news media and onlookers.

The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will speak today at Virginia Military Institute. William Dudley will talk about the roll of the Federal Reserve and lessons learned from financial crises. Dudley's visit is part of the Virginia Association of Economists' annual meeting.