What's News Today: October 30, 2017

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


The Virginia Crime Commission holds a meeting today to discuss decriminalizing possession of marijuana.  Staff will make a presentation about findings of a study before then taking comments from the public.  The agency took written comments earlier this year.

The Town of Vinton will hold a community meeting today about Valley Metro Service.  The town is proposing to eliminate four stop on Washington Avenue.  Town staff and representative will take comments and answer question from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Vinton War Memorial.

Democratic candidate for governor, Ralph Northam, along with Tom Perriello, will be in Roanoke this morning.  He will have a breakfast meeting with the Indian-American Business Community.  His opponent, Republican Ed Gillespie, will campaign today in Sterling with Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

The Anti-Defamation League holds its Concert Against Hate tonight at the Kennedy Center.  At the event, the group will present an award to the people of Charlottesville and Mayor Mike Signer.  More than 2,000 people are expected to attend the event.

The City of Lynchburg holds a public meeting tonight about the Main Street Bridge Replacement Project.  The city says the bridge has exceeded its functional life and requires replacement.  The project will raise the height of the bridge to allow for greater clearance for trucks passing under it on the Lynchburg Expressway.  Construction is expected to begin next month and be finished in November of next year.

Loose leaf collection begins today in Lynchburg.  To get yours collected, rake them curbside, without sticks, rocks and pine cones, but do not place them in the street.  Crews will then vacuum them up.  Bagged leaves can also be placed at the curb, but you must use a city of Lynchburg Blue Bag.

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