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Sheriff charged with misdemeanor

Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt has been arrested and charged with mishandling paperwork at his office. The Roanoke Times reports the accusation comes out of a grand jury investigation of claims that Hunt directed his office to pay his teenage ...

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Ex-sheriff sentenced to 1 1/2 years

Former Page County Sheriff Danny Presgraves was handed a 19-month sentence for his guilty plea to racketeering this morning. According to the Northern Virginia Daily, Presgraves’ voice cracked as he apologized before U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad.  “I failed the ...

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Roanoke lawyers help Santa

Lawyers and others in the Roanoke legal community pitched in again this week to help make Christmas time special for kids who might otherwise go without. At the annual “Santa in the Square” party in downtown Roanoke, 35 lawyers and ...

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Judge weighing defenses to VT claims

A circuit court judge appeared skeptical about the plaintiffs’ efforts to overcome sovereign immunity defenses for state officials in the Virginia Tech shooting cases. Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander heard arguments Monday on various defenses raised in two $10-million ...

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