What's News Today: July 20, 2016
(WSLS 10) - Attorney General Mark Herring travels to Danville today to address police officers taking part in training on safe, fair, 21st century policing skills. Herring will talk about the importance of these skills in building safe and successful communities while making sure everyone is treated fairly. The training continues through Friday.
Sentencing is scheduled for today for the man who plead guilty to stabbing an employee at Star Quality Auto Shop in Lynchburg. Shawn Hamlette entered the plea in May, resulting in aggravated malicious wounding charges being dropped to malicious wounding. Police say Hamlette stabbed Christopher Heater in November as he tried to breaking into cars on Memorial Avenue. Police say that Hamlette also tried to rob and stab a second person before he was arrested.
VDOT will talk about the Interstate 73 project today in Martinsville. The project manager will talk about improved access to industrial sites and businesses, the reduce need for future highway construction and protecting green spaces and water. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. at New College Institute.
An economic development announcement is expected to be made in Pittsylvania County today. The Board of Supervisors are invited to attend the announcement at Altavista Country Club this morning at 10 a.m.
An economic development announcement will be made in Henry County today. Mary Rae Carter, Special Advisor for Rural partnerships will make the announcement this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Henry County Administration Building.
Diving crews will continue inspecting the Schoolfield Dam in Danville today. A city contractor will inspect the concrete face and the dam's metal and wooden structures. The inspection is not expected to impact boating and recreational activities.
Attorney General Mark Herring and Chair of the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign, Maria Odom, announce a new partnership today. The agreement will provide communities and law enforcement with more resources and training to combat human trafficking. Training is expected to begin next month in Hampton Roads. Experts believe that Virginia is more vulnerable to trafficking because of its central location along major interstates.
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