Animal Cruelty Case

Good morning it's Gray. Here's a look at some of the stories you will want to catch before you leave the house on 12 News Today.

We are tracking a case of animal cruelty captured by our cameras. The Chesterfield dog owner will be in court today. We first exposed this story in October. A viewer told us her neighbor's dog was going to die if someone didn't help. We were there when we found "Boe" the dog starved, and our tipster, devastated.

A controversial Voter Identification Bill could pass the General Assembly as early as today. It would require Virginians to present photo ID at the polls on Election Day, something Democrats are strongly against. It would bar voters from using currently acceptable forms of ID like government checks or voter registration cards. Critics call it a ploy to keep certain groups away from the polls; supporters say it's a way to prevent fraud. We will keep you posted.

Sponsors are beginning to distance themselves from Oscar Pistorious, as the Olympic runner sits in a South African jail facing a murder charge. This morning we are still waiting to hear if the judge will free Pistorious on bail. Join us for these stories and more, plus breaking news as it happens on 12 News Today from 4:30-7am.