What's News Today: July 7, 2017

Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today


The man, charged after leading officers on a chase that ended up killing a deputy, is scheduled to be in court today.  The Carroll County Sheriff's Office says that a deputy attempted to stop Joseph Lambert in March on Interstate 77 after he was clocked travelling 87 mph in a 65 mph zone.  Deputy Curtis Bartless was responding to the pursuit when he collided with a tractor-trailer and died.  Lambert is charged with felony eluding police resulting in the death of a police officer, possession of marijuana, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license.

The "Where Love Meets Hope" campaign comes to Roanoke today.  The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Subaru will donate blankets and messages of hope to cancer patients.  More than 38,000 blankets will be donated across the country. 

The Lynchburg Museum holds First Friday tonight.  The museum will show artwork created as part of the New Deal during the Great Depression.  First Friday starts tonight at 5 p.m.  The artwork remains on display through the weekend.  Admission to the museum is free.

Delays are possible on Interstate 81 tonight in Botetourt County because of road work.  Crews will pave between mile markers 149 and 152 from 6:30 tonight to 10:30 tomorrow morning.  The right lane and a ramp will be closed.  Work will also take place Saturday night.

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