What's News Today: September 12, 2016
(WSLS 10) - A Roanoke County woman will be sentenced today after pleading no contest to stabbing a man in February. Police say that Joy Kent stabbed Jeffery Brock. When they arrived, they found the victim holding down the suspect. Police say that Brock had a stab wound and was taken the hospital for treatment. Kent was originally charged with malicious wounding, but that charge was reduced to unlawful wounding.
Rockbridge County's Fire and EMS Director, Brandon Mitchell, returns to court today where he's expected to enter a guilty plea. According to the Clerk of Court, Mitchell was formally charged on six counts, including fraud and forgery. The charges stem from Mitchell's attempt to sell a 2016 Porsche SUV without the consent of the bank, which holds a lien on the car.
The Bradley Free Clinic holds a drop-in session today as part of the Roanoke Valley HOPE Initiative. It's designed to provide a gateway to professinal resources for people with substance abuse disorders. The monthly meetins provide a way for people to learn about professional health services and to turn in any drugs or paraphernalia they may have. The drop-ins take place on the second Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Roanoke College Community remembers the September 11th attacks today. The school will hold a memorial service at the flagpoles on High Street. The service will include the ringing of the College's bell, prayer and speakers. Sunday was the 15th anniversary of the attack.
A group of Bedford boys known as Boys with a Dream will leave this morning for northern Virginia. In August, they were surprised with the trip after holding a Sheriff's Appreciation Event at the farmers' market, which gained attention from community leaders and local law enforcement. The trip is paid for by the Virginia Sheriff's Association and includes a Washington National's Game, a visit and lunch at the Capitol and they will attend the Virginia Sheriff's Association Annual Conference.
The Roanoke Planning Commission meets today to talk about the city's Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Policy. The revision will bring the policy up to date with current technology, remain compliant with state and federal regulations, minimize the visual impact of the city and promote wireless coverage and capacity.
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