What’s News Today: October 20, 2016


(WSLS 10) – The sounds of the 90s will fill the air in Salem tonight at the “I Love the 90s” show. Music from Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Salt N Pepa and more will be played. Tickets are still available and start at $46.

The man accused of stabbing two people outside of an apartment building in Roanoke County is in court today for a preliminary hearing. Wasil Farooqui is charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding. Court documents show that Farooqui told police that he left his home to clear his head and brought a butcher knife with him. Witnesses told police that he should Allah Akbar which caused the FBI to join the investigation. Authorities do not believe this was a terror attack, but say Farooqui is mentally disturbed.

One of the men accused of killing a Henry County man is in court today. Adrian Purcell is charged with first degree murder and other charges in the death of Damien Ferrell. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office says that a fight broke out between Ferrell and Purcell as well as three other men when shots were fired.

Danville Regional Medical Center cuts the ribbon today on the renovated Chatham Health and Wellness. The center includes Chatham Diagnostic Imaging Center, Family Medical Center and Danville Dental Associates.

Lynchburg Fire Fighters will announce today their participation in the Fill the Boot campaign, which raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Money raised from the drive supports patients and families at MDA Care Centers at Carilion Clinic and UVA.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will release its outlook today for the winter season. Forecasters will talk about how la nina could impact temperature and precipitation from December through February.

If you are on the Virginia Tech campus today, you will see t-shirts hanging on the Drillfield. The Clothesline Project works to raise awareness about domestic violence and a way for survivors and their friends and families to heal. The project encourages survivors to come forward and break their silence by creating shirts to tell their stories. The shirts are then hung side by side on a clothesline, as if the survivors were there standing shoulder to shoulder.

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