What's News Today: January 10, 2018

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


A team of safety and logistic specialists from Dominion Energy are heading to Puerto Rico today. Eighty-two employees from the company will travel to the island this month to help with power restoration efforts.  Nearly half of the island remains without power four months after Category 4 Hurricane Maria made landfall.  

The trial begins today for the father of a four-month-old girl in Rockbridge County.  Charles Ford is charged with murder, felony cruelty and injury to a child.  His daughter, Charlee Ford, died in April of last year.  

A major economic announcement will be made in Pittsylvania County today.  Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore will be at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham for the announcement.

Franklin County Connects holds a seminar today on digital marketing.  Business leaders will learn the keys to effective digital advertising and how to reach more people.  

The Botetourt County Planning Commission meets tonight at 6 p.m.  The meeting was originally scheduled for earlier this week, but was postponed due to winter weather.

Governor Terry McAuliffe will deliver his final State of the Commonwealth address tonight.  He may talk about some of the items he and Governor-elect Ralph Northam laid out as legislative priorities, including expanding Medicaid, universal background checks for gun purchases and no-excuse absentee voting.

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