Electric vehicles and NASCAR draw crowds to the Chicago Auto Show’s opening weekend
Packed with families, car shoppers, and car enthusiasts, the biggest auto show in the Midwest came back to life at McCormick Place this weekend. Organizers said ticket sales were up 40% from last year.chicagotribune.com
Hearing set for Mississippi inmate who sought execution date
A Mississippi judge will hold a hearing next month to determine if a death row inmate truly wants to request an execution date and if the inmate is mentally competent to waive appeals in the case. In court papers filed Monday, a special assistant state attorney general said the hearing for Blayde Nathaniel Grayson is scheduled for April 7 before George County Circuit Judge Kathy King Jackson. The state Supreme Court on Jan. 28 ordered that Grayson, 46, be put under oath to say whether he wishes to go forward with his request for the state to schedule his lethal injection.news.yahoo.com
Thousands without power as winter weather hits Southwest, Central Virginia
AEP outages as of 5 p.m.Thousands are without power as Southwest and Central Virginia are experiencing wintry weather. Below are the worst outage areas among the 2,724 Appalachian Power customers in Virginia without power:County/City Customer Outages Pulaski County 1,347 Montgomery County 500 Wythe County 162 Roanoke County 148 Giles County 144 Pittsylvania County 94 Carroll County 28 Smyth County 20 Franklin County 41 Grayson County Fewer than 5Here’s a breakdown of the Dominion Energy customers in our region without power:Charlotte County: 44Halifax County: 169Alleghany County: 36Danville officials say that 1,200 customers on Memorial Drive, Lanier Avenue, Park Avenue, Bishop Road and across the river on Piedmont Drive are without power. Here’s a breakdown of the Mecklenburg Electric customers in our region without power:Halifax County: 608Pittsylvania County: 459Here’s a breakdown of the BARC Electric Cooperative customers in our region without power:AdHighland County: 109Here’s a breakdown of the Southside Electric Cooperative customers in our region without power:
Feds: Gangster Disciples boss Larry Hoover sent coded messages from prison
The charges do not state how Hoover may have made such a decision given that he was in solitary confinement. But Grayson attached to his motion a 2015 disciplinary report for Hoover showing he’d been caught communicating with Dobbins, who was imprisoned at the same facility, through an elaborate code hidden in a list of legal cases and deciphered using a pocket dictionary.chicagotribune.com
Mostly mountain snow Tuesday; better potential by Friday
TuesdayWe’re tracking a weak system Tuesday that will bring snow mostly to our west-facing slopes, especially during the afternoon and evening. Rather, it goes from west to east and that could create a sharp cutoff between inches of snow and nothing. Two scenarios for Friday's snow potential - 1/8/2021By taking 50 variations of the European forecast model, we can show the odds of different amounts of snow Friday. Odds of 1" of snow on Friday, 1/8/2021, as of Tuesday morningThe odds of 3″ of snow are still highest close to the North Carolina-Virginia border. Odds of 3" of snow on Friday, 1/8/2021, as of Tuesday morningAs for the odds of 6″ of snow or more, those go down dramatically.
30 Days of Hope is a ‘huge success’
ROANOKE, Va. – “A huge success.”That’s what DePaul Community Resources says about this year’s 30 Days of Hope. Over 30 days, 10 News showed you 30 children. “This has been the most fruitful campaign that we’ve done since we started working with you guys on the 30 Days of Hope campaign,” said Emily Moore, DePaul Community Resources regional recruiter. If you have questions about foster care or adoption, contact DePaul Community Resources here. 10 News is profiling one child who needs a home every day at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. in 30 Days of Hope.
Grayson: 30 Days of Hope
10 News is profiling one child who needs a home every day at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. in 30 Days of Hope. If the 13-year old had three wishes, he would wish for: “Having a family, having a better life, being loved forever. Please do not hesitate to be Grayson’s forever family! You can see more of Grayson’s video here. If you have questions about Grayson or foster care/adoption, contact DePaul Community Resources here.
Tornado Watch issued for most of the entire area through Thursday night
ROANOKE, Va. - The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for most of the 10 News area. Grayson, Carroll, Wythe, Bland, Pulaski, Giles, Craig, Alleghany, Bath and Highland counties are OUT of the Tornado Watch. A warning means that a tornado is imminent or likely to happen soon. If a warning is issued for your location, you need to seek shelter in the lowest possible spot, away from windows. Once it does, the wind will become strong at times through early Friday morning.
Friday to be at least 20 cooler than Thursday for many
ROANOKE, Va. - Lynchburg and Roanoke saw record heat Thursday, as highs reached into the middle 90s. Friday, however, will be 20-25 cooler for most locations. High temperatures will top out in the upper 70s and low 80s in this part of the region. The wedge will be in play, which also means an overcast sky for much of the day and patches of light rain and drizzle. Just know that the farther inland it goes, the wetter we'd be mid-to-late next week.
Back to School changes parents need to know about
ROANOKE, Va. - The first day of school is Wednesday, August 7 for many districts including Appomottox, Carroll, Grayson, and Nelson counties and Martinsville city. Virginia changed the age for getting a Tdap booster shot. To align with current ACIP recommendations, the 2019 General Assembly passed HB 2215 that changes the grade in which students receive Tdap vaccine from sixth to seventh grade. Students who received a Tdap immunization at age ten will not need another Tdap vaccine to enter seventh grade. He says establishing a routine is important and you should start a week or two before school starts.
Tulsa Man Pleads Guilty to Payroll Tax Fraud
Failing to account for or pay payroll taxes is not acceptable, said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman of the Justice Departments Tax Division. Some of those taxes were payments for the Social Security and Medicare coverage of the employees, said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. Millions of honest small businesses pay their fair share of taxes to finance government operations as well as Social Security and Medicare for the elderly. Assistant Chief Andrew Kameros of the Tax Division and Assistant U.S. Additional information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found on the divisions website.justice.gov
Demonstrators show support for jailed Kentucky clerk
Several hundred protesters rallied at a jailhouse in Grayson, Kentucky, to show support for the county clerk in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Some traveled for hours to be there. Jericka Duncan reports.cbsnews.com
Mom throws 2-year-old an attorney-themed birthday party
A toddler in Louisiana became so obsessed with personal injury lawyer Morris Bart that his mom planned a birthday party theme around the lawyer. CBSN's David Begnaud talks to birthday boy Grayson and his mom L’erin Dobra about the festivities.cbsnews.com