What's News Today: April 13, 2016

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(WSLS 10) - Area nurses will gather supplies today to give to the homeless. The Star City Chapter of the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses will collect personal care items like band-aids, toothpaste and tooth brushes. They will then pack bags and take them to the streets to give to the homeless.

Three Blacksburg High School athletes will be recognized today at a signing ceremony. All three plan to continue their sports careers in college. Isaac Johnston will play football at Concord University. Mikayla Richardson will run track at Virginia Tech and Sam Teller will run track at UVA.

Patrick Henry Community College holds its Spring Job Fair today. The job fair will help students and members of the community meet up with potential employers as well as discover internship opportunities. Several large employers from Martinsville and Henry County will be there.

Roanoke County Schools will hold a Technology Advisory Showcase today. School representatives will highlight technology programs offered in the district. Discussions will surround robotics, community collaboration, and what to expect in the future.

Roanoke County and Vinton Police hold Coffee with a Cop tonight. It gives police an opportunity to build relationships with people during non-emergency situations. You will have the chance to learn more about the department's work in neighborhoods and ask questions. Coffee with a Cop takes place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company inside the Vinton Library.

Attorneys in the Hope Perdue case return to court today for a pre-trial motions hearing. In March, prosecutors requested files from the Department of Social Service be released. According to the Commonwealth's Attorney, Perdue's lawyers asked that the judge not require the department to turn those over to the court. The judge could rule on the motion today. Perdue is charged with first degree murder and felony child abuse in the death of three year old Callen Mullins.

Jefferson College of Health Sciences holds information sessions today about one of the school's programs. If you want more information about the Doctor of Health Sciences program, you can head to Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital today from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

If you're out and about in Roanoke tonight, expect traffic backups around the Berglund Center. Grammy Award winning artists Chicago will play tonight at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre.

The Roanoke Department of Emergency Management holds a business continuity planning seminar for companies in the Roanoke Valley. Corporate leaders will lean how to keep their businesses operating during and after a disaster or emergency by having a continuity plan.

Senator Mark Warner will meet with President Obama's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland today. Warner will make remarks about the Senate's constitutional responsibility to consider Judge Garland.

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