What's News Today: September 9, 2016
(WSLS 10) - The man charged in a deadly shooting in Henry County returns to court today. In April, a psychologist said that Benjamin Tovar was incompetent to stand trial. According to the Henry County Commonwealth's Attorney, the judge ordered Tovar to receive treatment at an in-patient psychiatric hospital. Tovar is charged with second degree murder in the death of his co-worker at the Knight's Inn in Collinsville.
Today is the deadline to submit comments about how the city of Roanoke should money from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money will go to the Melrose-Orange Target Area. Everyone is welcome to fill out the survey about the activities that are most needed.
The Virginia Department of Transportation Safety Service Patrol will increase service hours and patrols in Bristol this weekend. Those patrols will run from the state line to exit 22 in Abingdon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The goal of the patrol is to help law enforcement with incidents and disruptions and minimize the length of the event. The patrol can assist with change flat times, jump starts and more.
The South Side Survivor Center in Martinsville will donate more than 150 survival backpacks to Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital today. The donation is part of a day-long event meant to raise awareness about sexual assault and victim resources. The kids include a change of clothing, a journal and more.
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