What's News Today: June 1, 2016
(WSLS 10) - One of the men charged in connection to a shooting which killed two and hurt four others will be sentenced today in Roanoke. In February, Demetrius Wade plead no contest to several charges, including first degree murder. The charges stem from the death of Ronald Ramey and Lenard Hamlett at the former Obenchain's Garden Center in January of last year. Wade could face a maximum of 40 years for each murder charge and five years for each firearms charge.
Hurricane season officially gets underway today. The American Red Cross encourages you to prepare now for what could happen. The organization suggests building an emergency kit with water, non-perishable food, flashlight and a first aid kit. Have an evacuation plan and stay up to date on the latest forecast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts a near average hurricane season.
Roanoke's Williamson Road Branch Library closes tonight at 8 p.m. for renovations. An addition of more than 4,300 square feet is planned to the building. Renovations will double the children's area and increase meeting space. A community celebration takes place tonight starting at 6 p.m. at the library. Construction is expected to wrap up next summer. Until then, you will need to use one of the other five libraries in the city.
The city of Roanoke will announce the lineup for the year's Parks and Arts event today. This is the third year of the event which celebrates Roanoke neighborhoods with free performing and visual art events.
The Lynchburg Humane Society kicks off its Summer of Love campaign today. The campaign aims to get homes for animals during the summer months. Between now and the end of August, the society hopes to get 800 pets adopted.
The Roanoke Bar Association holds a No Bills Night tonight. It's a free call-in program where you can get free legal advice from Roanoke Valley attorneys. The phone bank is 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The number to call is (540) 342-2000.
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