Red Sox let huge lead slip away in the ninth inning

Friday, April 7, 2017

Red Sox let huge lead slip away in the ninth inning

The Salem Red Sox took a huge lead early and got a terrific outing from their starter, but couldn’t hang on against the Down East Wood Ducks, falling 7-6 on Opening Day at Haley Toyota Field in Salem. The Red Sox (0-1) raced out to a 6-0 lead after the fifth inning, but surrendered seven […]

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Virginia Sens. Warner and Kaine want more information from President Trump on Syria air strike

Friday, April 7, 2017

Virginia Sens. Warner and Kaine want more information from President Trump on Syria air strike

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, in a statement today on the U.S. strike in Syria said he has requested information from the Administration about their future plans, including any additional action in response to the use of chemical weapons. Last night U.S. Senator Tim Kaine […]

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De’Shae Webb of Roanoke pleads guilty to drug and gun charges

Thursday, April 6, 2017

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man faces up to 30 years in federal prison after pleading guilty this morning in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to federal drug and gun charges, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced. De’Shae Antonio Webb, 27, of Roanoke, pled guilty […]

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Sen. Mark Warner to vote against Gorsuch

Monday, April 3, 2017

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) says today that he intends to vote against cloture and final confirmation for the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. “Despite his impressive academic credentials, Judge Gorsuch’s record and evasive responses – even refusing to answer questions regarding his views of cases like Roe v. […]

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OneVirginia2021 attorney says an appeal is likely as judge denies motion on redistricting challenge

Friday, March 31, 2017

OneVirginia2021 attorney says an appeal is likely as judge denies motion on redistricting challenge

RICHMOND – Judge Marchant issued an opinion on the constitutionality of 11 state legislative districts Friday. He denied a motion for the contested districts to be determined unconstitutional. Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued a statement following the opinion issued in Vesilind v. Virginia State Board. “The facts of this case speak for themselves. The […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 4/3-4/7/17

Friday, March 31, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON . US v. Daniel Cory Cantrell (Sentencing: April 4 at 2:00 p.m.) AGE: 25 ADDRESS: Abingdon, Virginia Cantrell was convicted of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. Christopher Matthew Marsh (Guilty Plea: April 4 at 2:30 p.m.) AGE: 40 ADDRESS: Not Available Marsh is charged with failure to register as a sex […]

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AG Herring’s brief against the travel ban cites “irreparable harm” to residents

Friday, March 31, 2017

AG Herring's brief against the travel ban cites

In a brief in the 4th Circuit led by Virginia and Maryland, 17 states cite “irreparable harm” to residents and “overwhelming and unrebutted” evidence of anti-Muslim bias in urging the Court to continue to block President Trump’s unconstitutional travel ban RICHMOND (March 31, 2017) -Attorney General Mark R. Herring, joined by Maryland Attorney General Brian […]

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Salem Red Sox and Haley Toyota announce multiyear partnership

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Salem Red Sox and Haley Toyota announce multiyear partnership

SALEM, VA (March 30, 2017) – The Salem Red Sox and Haley Toyota announced a new partnership Thursday to rename the team’s playing field to Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark. The multi-year deal between the team and Haley Toyota reaffirms the strong commitment by Haley to baseball in the market and strengthens the […]

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Sen. Tim Kaine will oppose Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sen. Tim Kaine will oppose Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on his intent to vote against cloture and final confirmation for the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court: “After meeting with Judge Gorsuch and reviewing his testimony and past decisions, I’ve observed that he has repeatedly taken an activist approach to cases […]

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U.S. Congress accelerates release of $1 billion from Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation Fund

Monday, March 27, 2017

The below press release was forward by Congressman Morgan Griffith’s office and from U.S. Congress titled “RECLAIM Act of 2017 Introduced for 115 th Congress.” WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2017) – Today, Congressional leaders united across the aisle and the Capitol Dome to reintroduce the bipartisan RECLAIM Act. The legislation aims to accelerate $1 billion […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes three bills: public assistance, immigration, agency review

Monday, March 27, 2017

Gov. McAuliffe voted House Bill 1790 that would repeal Virginia’s current requirement that agencies review all existing regulations to determine whether they continue to be effective and necessary. The current process for review of regulations is robust. Independent citizen boards generally approve them. The Office of the Attorney General reviews them. The Department of Planning and […]

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Gov. McAuliffe’s amendment would reinstate the One-Handgun-a-Month law

Monday, March 27, 2017

Gov. McAuliffe's amendment would reinstate the One-Handgun-a-Month law

Governor Terry McAuliffe today proposed amendments to Senate Bill 1023, which would restore Virginia’s One-Handgun-a-Month law that was repealed by Governor McDonnell in 2012. Senate Bill 1023 prohibits sharing of information regarding Virginia concealed handgun permits in the Virginia Criminal Information Network with law enforcement in states that do not recognize a Virginia concealed handgun […]

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