What's News Today: January 4, 2018

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


The State Board of Elections is set to determine the winner of the 94th district House of Delegates seat.  Republican David Yancey and Democrat Shelly Simonds are tied.  If Yancey wins, the republicans will hold a one vote majority, with a Simonds victory bringing a tie.  The winner will be selected by a random drawing.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia will open a newly renovated recreational center today.  The organization was awarded a $50,000 grant by Lowe's Renovation Across the Nation.  The Boys and Girls Club serves over 160 children in the Roanoke Valley.

Gleaning for the World will make, what it calls, one of the largest announcements in decades.  The announcement will be made this morning at 11 a.m.

The man accused of first degree murder in the death of 13 year old Nicole Lovell will be in court today for a pretrial motions hearing.  David Eisenhauer is charged with killing Lovell in January of 2016.  During a hearing in November, Eisenhauer's defense team argued that certain pieces of evidence should not be allowed, including video of Eisenhauer explaining his online conversations with Lovell and how he met her in person the night she disappeared.  They say it was gathered illegally when the investigators went into his dorm room without a warrant.  Eisenhauer's attorneys also asked for more access to certain cell phone records.  His trial is scheduled to start next month.

Child Health Investment Partnership holds a community conversation today.  The organization will present Roanoke-based health data, as well as talk about social and community impact investments in an effort to produce higher health and education results in local children.

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