Western District of Virginia court cases for 9/26-9/30/16

Friday, September 23, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION . US v. George Johnson (Sentencing: September 26 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 57 ADDRESS: Bristol, Tennessee Johnson was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. Robert Lee Branch (Sentencing: September 27 at 9:00 a.m.) AGE: 29 ADDRESS: Nora, Virginia Branch was convicted of conspiring to distribute a controlled substance analogue. . US v. […]

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Attorneys general file lawsuit preventing opioid addiction drug competition

Friday, September 23, 2016

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and 35 fellow attorneys general today filed an antitrust lawsuit in federal court against the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction, over allegations that the companies engaged in a “product hopping “scheme, where small changes were made to the product to block generic competitors and […]

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Insufficient evidence in death of Linwood Lambert to establish a federal criminal civil rights violation

Thursday, September 22, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – U.S. Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today that there is insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against South Boston Police Officers Tiffany Bratton, Travis Clay and Clinton Mann for the death of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. on May 4, 2013. Lambert died after officers stunned him with a […]

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Grand jury charges Robert Wozniak with Social Security fraud

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the indictment of a Vinton man on a pair of fraud charge related to this alleged theft of funds from the Social Security Administration. Robert Wozniak, 48, of Vinton, Va., was indicted under seal last week by a federal grand jury sitting in […]

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Roanoke area part of $900,000 in matching tourism grants

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that $927,000 in matching grant funds will be awarded to 43 local tourism initiatives as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program (MLP). The grants are designed to help local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leveraging local marketing dollars, and will ultimately impact at least […]

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Ron Campbell, Beatles Yellow Submarine animator, brings his cartoons to Wilson Hughes Gallery

Friday, September 16, 2016

Ron Campbell, Beatles Yellow Submarine animator, brings his cartoons to Wilson Hughes Gallery

Roanoke, VA, Tuesday, September 27th & Wednesday, September 28th. Ron will showcase his original Beatles cartoon paintings created specially for the show and create new Beatles pop art paintings at the exhibit. The exhibit is free and all works are available for purchase. Ron Campbell, Director of the Beatles 1960’s Saturday Morning Cartoon series and […]

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Chem-Solv to pay $1.5 million for illegally storing and transporting hazardous waste

Friday, September 16, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke-based chemical distributing company, which previously pleaded guilty to illegally storing hazardous waste and to transporting hazardous waste from its facility in Roanoke to another facility, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr., announced. […]

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Del. Greg Habeeb submits legislation automatically restoring firearm ownership to non-violent felons

Friday, September 16, 2016

Del. Greg Habeeb submits legislation automatically restoring firearm ownership to non-violent felons

Del. Greg Habeeb of Salem today has submitted HB 1406 that is contingent on HJ 542, the passage of amendments to the Virginia Constitution by November 2018. Both to be taken up in the 2017 General Assembly session in January. The hitch is that HB 1406 the automatic right to own a firearm goes into […]

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SCOVA vindicates state senators on contempt charges

Thursday, September 15, 2016

SCOVA vindicates state senators on contempt charges

Contempt charges against six of seven Virginia state senators were dropped in a unanimous opinion by the Virginia Supreme Court in Edwards v. Vesilind regarding a discovery dispute and the scope of legislative privilege. The redistricting in 2011 was the subject of the lawsuit backed by OneVirginia2021 that focused on the Virginia Constitution’s requirement of […]

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Supreme Court of Virginia rejects contempt motion over restoration of voting rights

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Supreme Court of Virginia rejects contempt motion over restoration of voting rights

Governor Terry McAuliffe on the Virginia Supreme Court’s denied a motion by Virginia Republicans attempting to prevent him from restoring the rights of Virginians who have served their time according to the process that he announced on August 22nd: I am pleased that the Supreme Court has dismissed the case Republicans filed in their latest […]

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“My Roanoke Nightmare” horror story leads to confusion in Google search results

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Rolling Stone and Hollywood Take websites have a post about “My Roanoke Nightmare” and Google searches have led to over 3000 hits so far on an old Roanoke Free Press 2007 article titled “Two Year Anniversary of Our Nightmare.” It seems that the Rolling Stone and Hollywood Take websites have posted a YouTube trailer clip […]

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VHHA recognizes eight Virginia legislators for the 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association announced that eight esteemed state lawmakers are recipients of the 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award that recognizes legislators who epitomize leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the mission of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association in the community and the Virginia General Assembly. Award recipients for 2016 are Senator […]

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