What's News Today: October 11, 2017

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

By Patrick McKee - Anchor

A pre-trial motions hearing takes place today for David Eisenhauer.  He is charged with first degree murder in the death of Nicole Lovell.  He and Natalie Keepers were last in court in March, where a judge decided that cameras will be allowed in the courtroom for the trial.  Eisenhauer's trail is scheduled to start on November 2nd.  Keepers is charged with accessory before the fact to first-degree murder and concealing a body.  Her trail is scheduled to start in February.

The Smith Mountain Lake Association and regional chamber will hold a candidate forum tonight.  Candidates running for the General Assembly and the Board of Supervisors will take part, giving a description of their position on areas of interest to people who live at the lake.  The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish.

If you were unable to attend prior meetings to voice your thoughts about the search for Lynchburg's new superintendent of schools, you have another chance tonight.  The search firm, assisting the school board, will hold an input meeting tonight starting at 6 p.m. at E. C. Glass High School.  You can tell representatives the characteristics you would like to see in a new superintendent.

The Danville Police Department holds a job fair today.  It is looking to fill positions in the law enforcement, adult detention and juvenile detention divisions.  The department is looking to fill at least 25 positions.  The fair runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pepsi Building.

The Kiwanis Club holds an awards program for first responders.  Police and Fire and Rescue departments in Roanoke and Roanoke County nominate members.  Each recipient is presented a certificate and $50 in cash or a donation is made to their charity of choice.  Three people will be honored at today's noon meeting.

Training Camp begins today for the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs.  This will be the team's second season.  It's part of the Southern Professional Hockey League.  It's home opener is scheduled for next Friday.

If you travel the Lynchburg Expressway, expect delays today.  Between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the inside lane will be closed from Timberlake Drive to Candler's Mountain Road as crews work on street lights.  

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