What's News Today: January 3, 2018

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


Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith will be sworn in today to replace Senator Al Franken.  Franken resigned yesterday after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him.  

The Board of Supervisors in Franklin and Henry Counties will meet today.  The boards will select chairs and vice-chairs during today's organizational meeting.

The 6th district Congressional Republican Committee will hold a meeting tonight.  The seven people who are expected to run for Bob Goodlatte's seat will speak.  Some people who have announced their intentions include Republican Ben Cline, Democrats Peter Volosin and Sergio Coppola and independent Michael Frend.

Christmas tree collection is underway in several towns and cities.  In Danville, fresh cut Christmas trees and wreaths can be left at the curb for crews to pick up.  In Christiansburg, trees will be picked up now through January 17th.  In Blacksburg,  tree collection will take place this week and next week.  All trees must be free of decorations and lights.

An autopsy is scheduled to take place today for the Charlottesville woman who was found dead inside her home.  31 year-old Molly Miller had been missing since Friday.  Investigators said Monday night they found her body inside her home.  At this time, no arrests have been made.  Officers say there is no threat to the public.  

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