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Western District of Virginia court cases for 5/23-5/27/16

Friday, May 20, 2016

LYNCHBURG DIVISION US v. Darren Andrew Beauregard (Sentencing: May 26 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: 50 ADDRESS: Lynchburg, Virginia Beauregard was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender. . US v. Mark Andrew Berger (Sentencing: May 26 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: Not Available ADDRESS: Not Available Berger was convicted of drug charges. . ROANOKE DIVISION . […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith votes against appropriation amendment regarding Confederate flag

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rep. Morgan Griffith votes against appropriation amendment regarding Confederate flag

UPDATED clarifying his vote see below. Thursday, May 19, 2016 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement regarding his vote against the Huffman Amendment to H.R. 4974 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017: “Today, I voted no on the Huffman Amendment, which would prohibit the use of […]

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Roanoke Valley Kroger shoppers will be met with a picket line

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Roanoke Valley Kroger shoppers will be met with a picket line

No last-minute offer from Kroger management came on Wednesday morning. Over 1000 UFCW Local 400 union member cashiers, meat cutters, stockers and clerks voted unanimously to go out on strike but according to negotiator Rick Howell they are not picketing/striking yet. They are going back to negotiate with Kroger next week. It’s still up to customer whether […]

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Clairvoyant fortune teller told victims money will cleanse their curse – sentenced for fraud

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sandra Marks pleaded guilty to mail fraud, money laundering and agreed to repay victims at least $1.2 million. The former owner of a fortune teller business on Seminole Trail in Charlottesville pled guilty today in Federal court to committing mail fraud and laundering more than $1 million in money stolen from her victims, United States […]

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Gov. McAuliffe goes on business enticement mission to Boston and Canada

Monday, May 16, 2016

Gov. McAuliffe goes on business enticement mission to Boston and Canada

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that he will lead a four-day marketing mission to Boston and Canada, May 17-20, 2016. The Governor will be accompanied by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore, and representatives of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), Virginia Tourism Corporation and […]

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Kroger union members vote Wednesday on probable strike authorization

Monday, May 16, 2016

Kroger union members vote Wednesday on probable strike authorization

Unless there is some last-minute offer by Kroger management UFCW Local 400 union members seem set to vote to strike on Wednesday. 41 area Kroger stores will be effected and approximately 3,000 of the affected associates are union members with Local 400 of the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW). “We’re hopeful that Kroger will […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 5/16-5/20/16

Friday, May 13, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION . US v. Ralph Marlow and Lloyd Steven Knuckles (Guilty Plea: May 16 at 9:00 a.m.) Marlow AGE: 59 ADDRESS: Not Available Knuckles AGE: 42 ADDRESS: Not Available The defendants are charged with conspiring with others to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. Steven Donald Wood (Sentencing: May 17 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 38 ADDRESS: Danville, Virginia Wood […]

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Woman sentenced for Medicaid fraud in Roanoke federal court

Thursday, May 12, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Florida woman, who billed Medicaid for services she did not provide while living and working in the New River Valley, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke on healthcare fraud charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. and Virginia Attorney […]

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Reps. James Clyburn and Bobby Scott today on voting rights restoration for felons

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Reps. James Clyburn and Bobby Scott today on voting rights restoration for felons

On a conference call today Assistant Democratic Leader Congressman James Clyburn who represents South Carolina’s 6th congressional district and Virginia’s 3rd district representative, Congressman Bobby Scott answered questions regarding Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s move to restore voting rights to 206,000 felons. Each felon has whose voting rights were restored completed their probation and/or parole. No gun […]

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In August Blue Ridge Beverage to distribute Deschutes beer in Southwest and Central VA

Thursday, May 12, 2016

In August Blue Ridge Beverage to distribute Deschutes beer in Southwest and Central VA

May 12, 2016 – Bend, Oregon – Deschutes Brewery announced today it will begin servicing 49 counties and 17 independent cities in the Southwest and Central portions of the Commonwealth of Virginia beginning early August. The brewery is partnering with Blue Ridge Beverage Company, which is headquartered in the Roanoke Valley. Earlier this year, Deschutes […]

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Hospital week recognizes dedication to public’s well-being

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Hospital week recognizes dedication to public's well-being

Hospital Week is an Opportunity to Recognize the Good Work Hospitals Perform by Promoting Public Well-Being, Supporting Health Care Access, Providing Jobs, and Boosting Virginia’s Economy RICHMOND, VA – Across the nation and in the Commonwealth, May 8-14, 2016 is Hospital Week. This week is an opportunity to celebrate the great work done by Virginia’s […]

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AG Mark Herring issues official opinion on LGBT discrimination

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

AG Mark Herring issues official opinion on LGBT discrimination

RICHMOND, Va. (May 10, 2016) – In an official opinion issued today, May 10, the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Mark Herring, has concluded that: To the extent that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is recognized by federal courts and agencies as impermissible sex discrimination under federal anti-discrimination laws, such […]

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