What's News Today: May 25, 2016
(WSLS 10) - The State Corporation Commission holds a public hearing today considering the impacts of Anthem's proposed acquisition of Cigna. According to Anthem, the proposed $54.2 billion merger would create one of the nation's largest health insurers with 53 million members.
The Annual Run for the Wall moves into Southwest Virginia today. The purpose of the event is to promote healing among veterans and their families and friends and to honor those killed in action. The ride started in California and will end in Arlington. Today riders will arrive in Wytheville after starting the day in Bristol.
If you travel route 29 in Pittsylvania County, road work is taking place that may impact your commute. Crews will pave the on and off ramps northbound at Route 57 and Route 685. The ramps will not be closed at the same time.
Teachers and students in central Virginia will be honored today. The Center for Economic Education at Lynchburg College will honor educators and students for outstanding participation in the center's programs. The center promotes economic literacy in Central Virginia with an emphasis on K-12 teachers.
A public viewing takes place today for Halifax County Lieutenant Quentin Clark. Clark died Saturday morning from a medical emergency. He was a 20 year veteran of the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. The view takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. At Jeffress Funeral Home in South Boston. His funeral is tomorrow.
The Southern Virginia, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force introduces its newest member of the force today. Wyoming is an Electronic Storage Device K-9. Wyoming and his handler, Investigator Nick Shockley graduated from ESD School last month. Shockley is a deputy with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
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