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What’s News Today: COVID vaccines in schools, Powerball jackpot

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

What's News Today
What's News Today (WSLS 10)

The trial begins today for one of the men, charged in the murder of a Danville teen. Police say Justin Jones was arrested in Caswell County, North Carolina last March. Family members say 17-year-old Hakeem King was gunned down outside a home on Arnett Boulevard. The trial is scheduled to take two days.

Get your tickets for tonight’s Powerball drawing. The jackpot for tonight is $550 million. All five balls and the Powerball were last hit on Sept. 15. You’re odds of hitting the jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

Portions of Reusens Road in Lynchburg will be closed today from 8:30 a.m. to 3 pm. Crews will be working near Oriskany Street. Some traffic will be detoured.

More teachers in Pulaski County will receive the COVID-19 vaccine today. Pulaski County High School is closed to students today. Classes will return to normal tomorrow.


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