What's News Today: March 2, 2017
(WSLS 10) - Roanoke County Schools holds a community meeting tonight about opioid and heroin addiction. The meetings feature people law enforcement, parents and people recovering from addiction. They will talk about how youth get prescription medication, abuse and resources for help. Tonight's meeting begins at 7 p.m. at William Byrd High School.
Lynchburg Police will direct traffic today between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. At the intersection of Fort Avenue and Sandusky Drive. The traffic light will be out of operation as crews work to replace the signal pole.
The Southern Virginia STEM-H Summit continues today in Danville. Educators and industry leaders will attend today. Several workshops and panel discussion will take place where teachers will get ideas they can take into the classroom. The keynote speaker is Secretary of Education Dietra Trent.
The Pittsylvania County Emergency Operations Center holds a training exercise today. Local and state agencies are expected to take part. The exercise will allow teams from different agencies to work together, in case an emergency happens.
The Martinsville Police and Sheriff's Offices and other agencies will hold a seminar today about bullying. The Silent-Strength Kindness Project will be hared in an effort to prevent bullying in schools. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. At Martinsville High School.
U.S. Army Veteran and walk-on Clemson football player Daniel Rodriguez will speak today at VMI. He will talk about his journey from Afghan battlefield to the football field at Clemson. His presentation begins at 7:45 in Gillis Theater.
One of two people, charged in the death of a toddler, goes on trial today. John Underwood is charged with murder, felony child abuse and neglect and failure to contain a vicious dog resulting in human injury. His and Terra Connell's dog mauled a 15 month old they were babysitting in January. She goes on trial in May.
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