What's News Today: August 28, 2017

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


Jury selection is expected to begin today for the man accused of stabbing two people in Roanoke County.  According to prosecutors, Wasil Farooqui shouted "allahu akbar" during the attack.  The FBI had previously looked into Farooqui's travel history, including an attempt to go to Syria to join ISIS.  Investigators do not believe this is a case of terrorism, they instead believe he is mentally disturbed, as he told police that he heard voices.  He is charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding.

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys opens its first Simply Goodwill Store this morning. The store will feature lower prices than traditional Goodwill stores, with adult clothing starting at $2.75 and children's clothing starting at $1.  This store is located next to the Melrose Jobs Campus.

Averett University's Athletic Training Staff will train today with the Danville Life Saving Crew.  They will talk about concussions, emergency equipment, heat related illness and more. 

The Deschutes Tasting Room in Roanoke holds its grand opening today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The first 100 people will get a commemorative stainless steel pint. 

Salem City Council will vote tonight on spending money to extend the Roanoke River Greenway.  Council could vote to spend $300,000 on the Cook Drive portion of the trail.  The trail will run from near the railroad on Cook Drive to the Salem City limits.

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