What's News Today: April 15, 2019

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

Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.

Roanoke City Council will hold a public hearing about new apartments on Hershberger Road.  Hershberger Meadows would be a 200 unit development near Town Square Shopping Center.  It would offer two bedroom apartments with designer features, costing around $750 a month.  The developer says it could be finished by 2021.  The planning commission approved the request last week.

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Roanoke Regional Airport Commission will present its budget to Roanoke City Council today.  Revenue is anticipated to rise more than nine percent to $10.4 million.  The commission expects to run a surplus, and will not ask for money from the city or county.  Leaders will also talk about expected upgrades in the year ahead, including replacing a snow plow, roof replacement on the terminal building, and replacing airfield signs, lights and circuits.

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.  It's a week to honor those serving a public safety communications officers.  Roanoke City will recognize its dispatchers throughout the week.  The E-911 center will also recognize its Dispatcher of the Year.  Roanoke dispatchers handle more than 275,000 calls each year.