What's News Today: September 1, 2017

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


Today kicks off National Hunger Action Month.  Kroger is partnering with Feeding America Southwest Virginia and the Great American Milk Drive.  Customers can make a $1, $3 or $5 donation at checkout with that money going to help local families get the milk they need.  Over the last three years, shoppers have donated more than four million servings of milk.

God's Pit Crew will set up again today, collecting supplies for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  The non-profit will set up in Pulaski, Lynchburg, South Boston and Galax.  The biggest need it bottled water and pop-top canned food. 

A lawsuit, trying to stop the city of Charlottesville from removing Confederate statues will be heard this afternoon.  The Sons of Confederate Veterans, a monument preservation non-profit and 11 people filed the lawsuit earlier this year.  It alleges that city councilors acted beyond their authority and violated state law which prohibits removing monuments or memorials to war veterans.  The city says the Lee statue is not covered by that law because it is unclear that it’s a memorial to a veteran.

September is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month.  This is the month where many hunters start to hang stands in preparation for hunting season.  Falls from tree stands is the number one cause of injuries and death for deer hunters.  If you use one, you are encouraced to inspect your equipment, use your harness and connect to the tree.

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