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Author Archives: The Associated Press

Proposal would ban holding cellphones while driving

Karen Giles was proud of her 30 years as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician, her daughter said, until she was killed last February when a dump truck driver looked down at his phone to text a friend about ...

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Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun law, despite rally

(AP) The day after a massive gathering of gun-rights activists at the Virginia Capitol, the state Senate advanced legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. The Democratic-led Senate gave preliminary ...

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Pro-gun rally by thousands ends peacefully

(AP) Tens of thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol Jan. 20 to protest plans by the state’s Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation — a move that has become a key flash point ...

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Patient charged with killing nursing home roommate

(AP) A Richmond nursing home patient has been charged with killing his 86-year-old roommate at the care facility. Richmond police arrested Lynwood L. Main, 65, at ManorCare Health Services-Imperial on Jan. 15, according to the department. Officers responded to the ...

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Organizers appeal ban on arms at upcoming gun rally

(AP) A gun-rights group has filed an emergency appeal of a Richmond judge’s ruling upholding the governor’s ban on firearms at a rally that’s expected to draw thousands of gun activists to the state Capitol on Monday. The Virginia Citizens ...

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Prosecutor: Dentist had 150 pills, 2 guns in car after crash

RADFORD (AP) A Radford dentist who was involved in a crash has been accused of driving under the influence with two guns, 150 pills and brass knuckles. Matthew Scott Mower, 40, had a bond hearing Jan. 16 in Radford, The Roanoke ...

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Police: Mother charged after baby died with drugs in system

SPOTSYLVANIA (AP) Authorities say a woman has been charged with felony child neglect and endangerment after her baby died with methamphetamines in its system. Lurissa Rynea Keyes, 24, of Spotsylvania, is being held in the Rappahannock Regional Jail, The Free ...

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Northam declares state of emergency ahead of gun rally

(AP) Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that he was declaring a state of emergency over threats of “armed militia groups storming our Capitol” ahead of a gun-rights rally next week. Northam’s emergency order will ban weapons of all kinds, including ...

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Northam to ban guns from Capitol grounds

(AP) Fearing a repeat of the deadly violence that engulfed Charlottesville more than two years ago, Gov. Ralph Northam plans to declare a temporary emergency Wednesday banning all weapons, including guns, from Capitol Square ahead of a massive rally planned ...

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Teen charged in ‘swatting’ ring linked to neo-Nazis

ALEXANDRIA (AP) The U.S. Justice Department has charged a former Virginia college student with calling in fake emergencies to prompt law enforcement responses, in coordination with a group the FBI labelled as sympathetic to neo-Nazi ideology. John William Kirby Kelley, ...

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