What's News Today, Thursday, May 23, 2013 - FOX 21/27 WFXR Roanoke/WWCW Lynchburg News, Weather

What's News Today, Thursday, May 23, 2013

Posted: Updated:

President Barack Obama will address his administration's counter-terrorism policy in a speech this afternoon at the National Defense University. He'll discuss Al-Qaeda, the use of drones and the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

The Boy Scouts of America will vote this morning on whether to allow openly gay scouts, though they won't be voting to lift the ban on gay scout leaders. More than 1,400 scout leaders from across the country will vote in a secret ballot.

The Roanoke Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization will vote today on how to spend $28 million from the federal government over the next six years. A committee has been pouring through applications for various projects in recent weeks.

Run for the Wall riders will arrive in our area today on their way to Washington for Memorial Day. They'll have breakfast with children in Wytheville, lunch with students at Montvale Elementary in Bedford then head to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford for a wreath laying ceremony.

"Because We Care Ministries" will hold an Oklahoma tornado relief supply drive this morning at First Baptist Church in Roanoke. They'll collect items beginning at 8.

The Roanoke Community Animal Response Team will do an exercise in pet sheltering and disaster veterinary response capabilities at the Roanoke Civic Center's Exhibit Hall beginning at 9:00 a.m. Today. It's part of the 3-day statewide VDEM 6.8 magnitude earthquake emergency exercise.

NCAA Division 2 Softball Championship games will be played throughout the day today in Salem. Games start at noon at the Moyer Sports Complex.

There's a regional business and education conference in Lynchburg today. TechEDGE is from 1:00-8:00 p.m. at the Downtown Holiday Inn.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Family caught by surprise after spotting pig in the ocean in Sullivan's Island

    Family caught by surprise after spotting pig in the ocean in Sullivan's Island

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:31:49 GMT
    A Seattle family swimming in the ocean off Sullivan's Island were caught by surprise when they spotted a wild pig swimming not too far from them Friday morning.
    A Seattle family swimming in the ocean off Sullivan's Island were caught by surprise when they spotted a wild pig swimming not too far from them Friday morning.
  • Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
    31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.
  • Vehicle fire causes major traffic back-up in Bland County

    Vehicle fire causes major traffic back-up in Bland County

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:24:05 GMT
    Image from traffic camera on I-77  in Bland Co.Image from traffic camera on I-77 in Bland Co.
    BLAND COUNTY (WSLS) - A vehicle fire is causing major traffic jams near the East River Mountain Tunnel. The below information is from VDOT's website at 5:00 p.m. I-77N at East River Mountain Tunnel North Description:On I-77 in the County of Bland, at East River Mountain Tunnel North, motorists can expect major delays due to a vehicle fire. The north left shoulder, left lane, right lane, and right shoulder are closed. Traffic backups are approximately 6.0 miles.Last updated:Fri 07/25/2014 4:54...
    BLAND COUNTY (WSLS) - A vehicle fire is causing major traffic jams near the East River Mountain Tunnel. The below information is from VDOT's website at 5:00 p.m. I-77N at East River Mountain Tunnel North Description:On I-77 in the County of Bland, at East River Mountain Tunnel North, motorists can expect major delays due to a vehicle fire. The north left shoulder, left lane, right lane, and right shoulder are closed. Traffic backups are approximately 6.0 miles.Last updated:Fri 07/25/2014 4:54...