What’s News Today, Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thousands of the nation’s estimated four million fast food workers are expected to strike along with thousands of workers on six continents today. They’re demanding an increase in pay to $15 an hour which is why they chose today’s date for the strike. The average pay for a fast food worker is about $9 an hour.

State and local elected officials from the Roanoke Valley will hold a news conference to discuss the state budget and Medicaid expansion. It’s scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the Roanoke County Administration Building.

LewisGale Hospital Pulaski will have a disaster preparedness drill for its staff, emergency planners and fire and EMS. The public is also invited to take part in Emergency Management Day at 1:00 for a session on personal preparedness presented by the Red Cross.

Advance Auto Parts will release its first quarter results before the stock market opens today. The results will be detailed during a conference call at 10 a.m..

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