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Meth overtaking heroin in Roanoke area

ROANOKE (AP) The opioid crisis continues to plague the nation and Virginia. But methamphetamine is now flooding into the Roanoke region, statistics show. It’s to the point that meth has overtaken heroin as a drug of choice that’s second only ...

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Army Corps halts Mountain Valley Pipeline Va. permit

NORFOLK (AP) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended a permit the Mountain Valley Pipeline needs to cross Virginia waterways. The Corps’ Norfolk district sent a letter Oct. 5 to the company developing the pipeline, saying it was putting the permit ...

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Fairfax businessman charged with $16M fraud

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A well-known Northern Virginia businessman has been charged with a $16 million fraud scheme. Federal prosecutors in Alexandria say 53-year-old Todd Hitt of Fairfax falsely claimed to investors that he managed $1.4 billion in assets as part of ...

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Case dropped against woman accused of self-aborting fetus

CHESTERFIELD (AP) Prosecutors have dropped their case against a woman accused of self-aborting her late-term fetus. Michelle F. Roberts of Chesterfield County was indicted in 2017. Police said they found fetal skeletal remains buried in the backyard of the home ...

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Man gets 6 years for putting meth in mother-in-law’s coffee

PAMPLIN (AP) An Appomattox County man accused of trying to kill his mother-in-law by putting methamphetamine in her coffee has been sentenced to six years in prison. Jack David Price, 56, was sentenced Oct. 4 after reaching a plea deal, The ...

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Norfolk impounds 400 unsanctioned dockless scooters

NORFOLK (AP) With no agreement in sight, two Tidewater cities are ramping up hostilities with a dockless electric scooter company. Norfolk city spokeswoman Lori Crouch said the city had impounded 400 Bird scooters since they started appearing on city sidewalks, unsanctioned, in ...

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Scalia statue unveiled at law school

ARLINGTON (AP) Five Supreme Court justices helped unveil a statue of their former colleague, Antonin Scalia, at the law school that now bears his name. George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School debuted the bronze statue Oct. 4 at its ...

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4 arrested in connection with Charlottesville rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Four members of a militant white supremacist group from California have been arrested on charges they traveled to Virginia last year to incite a riot and attack counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally that turned deadly, federal authorities ...

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Prosecutor’s husband accuses activist of harassment

PORTSMOUTH (AP) The husband of a Virginia prosecutor has secured a criminal charge against an activist who wants his wife recalled. Luis Morales went to a Portsmouth magistrate Sept. 28, a day after Barry Randall obtained an emergency protective order ...

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Clubs settle with strippers in wage dispute

(AP) Strippers in Virginia’s capital have settled a class-action wage dispute against five local adult clubs. Both sides told a federal judge that an agreement was ready to be filed if the judge would allow the settlement to be sealed, ...

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