Gov. McAuliffe on release of Virginia ABC admin review into arrest of Martese Johnson

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The following documents include statements issued by Virginia ABC related to an interaction in the City of Charlottesville on March 18, 2015, between Virginia ABC special agents and University of Virginia student Martese Johnson. Virginia State Police Administrative Review Release Statement, September 22, 2015 (PDF) Virginia State Police Administrative Investigation/Review on Martese Johnson Arrest, September […]

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Governor McAuliffe signs Executive Order to improve law enforcement at Virginia ABC

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Governor McAuliffe signs Executive Order to improve law enforcement at Virginia ABC

RICHMOND – Today Governor McAuliffe signed Executive Order 40, which takes four preliminary steps toward improving law enforcement in the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). Last week Governor McAuliffe called for an independent state police investigation into an ABC arrest in Charlottesville in which a student was injured. As the comprehensive investigation moves […]

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Bouncing checks to alcohol distributors has consequences

Monday, June 24, 2013

Bouncing checks to alcohol distributors has consequences

Virginia has the toughest laws in the country when it comes to alcohol beverage consumption and distribution to restaurants explained Trish Ashley accounting manager at Blue Ridge Beverage Company. When checks are returned for insufficient funds “there are ABC policies and guidelines we have to go by,” she said. The first insufficient fund check if […]

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202 Market owner’s assault charges dropped

Monday, January 14, 2013

Roanoke County police arrested Dr. Stephen Rosenoff, 68, the owner of the 202 Market restaurant on charges he abducted and sexually assaulted a 48 year-old woman in December 2012. He faced aggravated sexual battery and abduction charges. 202 Market has had it troubles. River Laker’s striptease brought ABC troubles and a lawsuit accusing copyright infringement on […]

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River Laker resigns post at Roanoke Public Library

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

River Laker resigns post at Roanoke Public Library

River Laker Statement: “It is with a degree of sadness that I announce my resignation as Resource Development Coordinator at Roanoke Public Libraries, effective September 24, 2012. In the words of Thoreau, “It seemed to me that I had several more lives to live.” And so, I am moving on. The past 5 years have […]

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Mumpower opposes liquor store privatization

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mumpower opposes liquor store privatization

Ginger Mumpower Democratic candidate for Morgan Griffith’s house of delegates seat argues that ABC store privatization will harm local business. Mumpower held a press conference on Thursday. Salem , VA– With the ongoing debate over liquor store privatization in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a great amount of local discussion on the subject has come about […]

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McDonnell’s commission on reform approves ABC privatization plan

Thursday, September 30, 2010

McDonnell's commission on reform approves ABC privatization plan

Heads to Full Commission for Monday Vote. The House and Senate will have the last say and support is in doubt. The commission further reduces potential revenue generated from the licenses. The Simplification and Operations Committee of the Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring today officially approved adoption of the governor’s ABC privatization plan, with […]

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Updated: Meals tax paid by citizens is not a slush fund

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Updated: Meals tax paid by citizens is not a slush fund

UPDATED July 21, 2010: (See Trinkle responds below just prior to The Roanoke Star-Sentinel print deadline) Roanoke City’s Code of Ordinances says the meals tax citizens pay when dinning out is to be “held in trust by the seller until remitted to the treasurer.” It means exactly that according to Tim Spencer in the city […]

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