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Hear ye, hear ye all Roanoke citizens desiring to have their taxes raised voice your support Thursday, April 23

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hear ye, hear ye all Roanoke citizens desiring to have their taxes raised voice your support Thursday, April 23

Hear ye, hear ye all Roanoke citizens desiring to have their taxes raised voice your support Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. This is your chance to tell city council that you want to pay an annual $84 garbage collection fee on top of the storm water fee already assessed on your residence’s impervious surface. […]

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Roanoke City garbage fee benefits the city’s wealthy – Trinkle’s conflict of interest goes unnoticed

Monday, April 20, 2015

Roanoke City garbage fee benefits the city's wealthy - Trinkle's conflict of interest goes unnoticed

” Vice Mayor Trinkle has a conflict of interest and should stop whining and stay out of the meals tax increase discussion.” UPDATE: Hear ye, hear ye all Roanoke citizens desiring to have their taxes raised voice your support Thursday, April 23 Roanoke homeowners were up in arms over a possible real estate tax increase […]

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Western District of Virginia Court cases for 4/20-4/24/15

Friday, April 17, 2015

ROANOKE DIVISION US v. Michael A Paderick (Sentencing: April 21 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 44 ADDRESS: Troutville, Virginia. Paderick was convicted of theft of government money. US v. Jesse Benton Forney (Guilty Plea: April 21 at 3:00 p.m.) AGE: 33 ADDRESS: Not Available. Forney has been charged with conspiracy to possess crack cocaine. US v. Mark Jollie (Guilty Plea: April […]

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Three women indicted on mail, wire and student loan fraud

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Melinda Smith, 42, Catherine Pankey, 61 and Vernetta Johnson, 40, all of Lynchburg, Va., are facing federal fraud charges following a grand jury indictment that charges them with mail fraud, wire fraud, student loan fraud, and other charges. A federal grand jury sitting in Roanoke, Va. has charged the three women – Smith, Pankey and Johnson […]

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Mike Hamlar says mass surveillance endangers citizen rights

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mike Hamlar says mass surveillance endangers citizen rights

Virginia’s 19th Senate District’s Democratic Candidate, Mike Hamlar says he supports SB 965. The bill authorizes law-enforcement agencies to collect information from license plate readers, provided the information is held for no more than seven days, and is not subject to any outside inquiries or internal usage, except in the investigation of a crime or missing […]

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Virginia SBE decertifies WINVote Electronic Voting System – Video

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Virginia SBE decertifies WINVote Electronic Voting System - Video

Today the Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) unanimously voted to decertify the WINVote electronic voting system. Virginia is the only state in which WinVote machines were still used. Pamela Smith, President of Verified Voting, said in a statement: “Decertifying the WINVote system was the right decision and we are pleased that Virginia is taking […]

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Rep. Griffith and Blumenauer introduce the Compassionate Access Act to reschedule marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) today introduced the Compassionate Access Act to reschedule marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD).  The Compassionate Access Act would allow the states to provide appropriate access to patients needing these legitimate, medical treatments under the supervision of their physician.  This bipartisan legislation is […]

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Virginia’s March revenues increase 11.8%

Monday, April 13, 2015

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced today that March revenue collections increased 11.8 percent.  On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 7.1 percent, well ahead of the revised annual forecast of 4.7 percent growth contained in the budget bill as passed by the 2015 Session of the General Assembly – Chapter 665. “These strong […]

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Roanoke TGI Fridays participates in Tuesday’s Autism Family Night

Monday, April 13, 2015

Roanoke TGI Fridays participates in Tuesday's Autism Family Night

If you happen to live in Virginia you can go to participating Autism Family Night at TGIFridays locations in Richmond, Midlothian, Short Pump, Swift Creek, Mechanicsville, Laburnum Ave, Roanoke and Lynchburg. Alexandra Abend, Founder of Autism Family Night Rho Chapter has a younger brother with autism. As a junior in high school she decided to […]

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Department of Forensic Science achieves 10,000th DNA data bank hit

Monday, April 13, 2015

Department of Forensic Science achieves 10,000th DNA data bank hit

In 1989 Virginia established one of the first DNA Data Banks in the United States. Today the DNA data bank contains approximately 431,000 samples, and hits occur on a daily basis. Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Virginia Department of Forensic Science achieved its 10,000th data bank hit last month, the latest milestone in Virginia’s […]

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Western District of Virginia Court cases for 4/13-4/17

Friday, April 10, 2015

ROANOKE DIVISION  US v. Courtney Jovon Langley (Guilty Plea: April 13 at 9:00 a.m.) AGE: 31 ADDRESS: Salem, Virginia Langley, and others, has been charged with distributing heroin. US v. Stephon Clifford Bryant (Guilty Plea: April 14 11:00 a.m.) AGE: 36 ADDRESS: Roanoke, Virginia Bryant, and others, have been charged with distributing heroin. US v. […]

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Roanoke County Sheriff Charlie Poff announces for a full four-year term

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Roanoke County Sheriff Charlie Poff announces for a full four-year term

Roanoke County Sheriff Charlie Poff is running for election to the office of Roanoke County Sheriff for the first time. Poff was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to fill the term of Sheriff Mike Winston who retired October 31, 2014 after 44 years of service. “I’m honored to serve the remainder of Sheriff Winston’s […]

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