What's News Today: January 6, 2018

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


The man accused of tying up a Roanoke man, stealing his money and then setting his apartment on fire will go before a grand jury today.  Omarr Martin was arrested in August for malicious wounding and arson.  The victim, Clarence "skip" Kakert, says he thought he was going to die during the attack.  He says Martin threatened him before tying him up and setting his Colonial Avenue apartment on fire.

Starting today, veterans can save money on pet adoption fees in Danville.  The Danville Area Humane Society will give a 50 percent discount.  You will need to show proof of service.  The regular adoption fee will drop from $85 to $42.50, which includes spay/neuter surgery, rabies shots and a health exam.

Salem City Council will consider approving a $1 million grant for the Economic Development Authority.  That money would be loaned to a group of developers who are working on developing the historic Valleydale Plant.  The developers say they are looking for a well-capitalized brewer to go in the facility.  

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