Need to Know - Wednesday November 26, 2014
November 26, 2014
WINTER WEATHER FOR CENTRAL VIRGINIA:
Central Virginia got its first taste of winter weather. Several plow trucks were out making room for people who are headed out of town for Thanksgiving. But VDOT says drivers should still be careful on the roads since some parts could still be slick.
DRUNK DRIVING OVER THE HOLIDAY:
The night before Thanksgiving is known as "Big Wednesday,” but Mothers Against Drunk Driving call it "Blackout Wednesday." They say the holiday weekend has the highest number of alcohol impaired driving deaths. But police say they are stepping up patrols to keep drivers safe.
LONDON RETURNS FOR ANOTHER SEASON:
Mike London will be back as head coach of the Cavs in 2015—win or lose on Friday night, against the Hokies. UVa Athletics Director Craig Littlepage announced London's return in a statement. London is under contract with UVa through the 2016 season.
A federal lawsuit alleging deficient medical services at the Fluvanna Correction Center for Women has been settled. Attorneys say the settlement calls for an independent monitor to oversee healthcare at the prison. The inmates filed the suit in 2012 claiming they were not getting sufficient medical care.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS:
Charlottesville is ranked 22nd on Best Holiday Towns in America, according to “Travel and Leisure Magazine.” Readers say Charlottesville's bookstores, wineries, and quiet holiday atmosphere are why it made it into the magazine's top 25.
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