What's News Today: December 14, 2016
(WSLS 10) - Sentencing is expected today for the man who pled no contest for shooting at a Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Deputy. Brian Cundiff entered the plea in September. Cundiff faces charges of attempted capital murder, maliciously wounding a police officer and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. In April, deputies responded to the home of Cundiff's father after he called 911, saying that Cundiff had shot his cell phone. The deputies say that they came under fire when then arrived. One of them was grazed on the head.
The Christiansburg Police Department reminds you to buckle up and drive sober this holiday season. Starting today, the department kicks off the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Additional officers will be on patrol to patrol the roads. The campaign continues through January 1st.
Sentencing will take place today in the case against a former Centra Lynchburg General Hospital nurse. Autumn Ferguson pled no contest to prescription drug fraud in July. According to the Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney, Ferguson was charged with stealing Dilaudid from the hospital and replacing the pain killer with saline. Reports show that Ferguson accessed the Acudose machines 36 times between October and November of last year. Ferguson could face up to five years in prison.
If you live or work in Roanoke, you are invited today to the annual Holiday Open House in the Mayor's Office. You can stop by between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served. If you can't make it today, there is another open house on Monday.
More jobs are coming to Botetourt County. A manufacturer will announce an expansion, bringing new investment and jobs. We will have more on the announcement today on WSLS 10 starting at 5 p.m.
The Federal Reserve will make its announcement this afternoon about interest rates. Financial analysts expect the fed to raise rates by a quarter of a percent today. If rates rise, this will be the first hike in a year and only the second in the last decade.
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