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Hung Cao wins crowded GOP nomination battle in Virginia

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A political newcomer and Vietnamese immigrant emerged from a field of 11 candidates to win the Republican nomination in a northern Virginia congressional district. Hung Cao, a retired Navy officer, won the nomination in Virginia’s 10th District, which encompasses the outer suburbs of the nation’s capital. He will face two-term Democratic…Continue Reading

Erosion threatens graves at riverside Norfolk cemetery

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dozens of graves at a city-owned cemetery in Norfolk are threatened by eroding shorelines on the Elizabeth River. A city review of the 44-acre site at Riverside Memorial Park found the shoreline surrounding the cemetery has been damaged by decades of dredging, nearby marine industrial activity and wind-driven waves that have…Continue Reading

Bob Good wins 1 of 3 GOP nominating contests in Virginia

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Republican Bob Good has overwhelmingly won his party’s nomination to seek a second term in Congress representing Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. Good — a conservative who touted endorsements from former President Donald Trump and GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert from Colorado, among others — won with 85 percent of the weighted…Continue Reading

Former sheriff gets 12 years for bribery, money laundering

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former Tidewater Virginia sheriff was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for bribery and money laundering. Former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe apologized to the court before the sentence was issued, news outlets reported. McCabe was ordered into custody in August after he was convicted of 11 counts of fraud,…Continue Reading

Carilion Clinic Relaxing Visitation Restrictions

All Carilion Clinic facilities will return to pre-pandemic visitor policies as of Monday, May 23 with exceptions for COVID-19 patients. “Having family and friends at the bedside is a huge benefit for our patients, and we’re excited to be able to offer that again,” said Michael Abbott, Pharm.D., senior vice president for hospital operations. “Safety…Continue Reading

Feds sue operator of dog breeding facility, seize beagles

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials have accused a company that runs a Virginia facility breeding dogs for research of violating animal welfare law and recently seized at least 145 beagles found to be in “acute distress,” according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. The Envigo RMS facility in Cumberland County has been under increasing scrutiny…Continue Reading

200-year-old Roanoke cottage fate still undecided

The fate of a 200-year-old cottage in Roanoke’s Fishburn Park is up in the air — again. In conjunction with the Roanoke Rambler, WFIR’s Taylor Sherrill has that story. Roanoke Cottage WRAP 5-19-WEB The post 200-year-old Roanoke cottage fate still undecided first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Vinton-area father charged with baby’s murder

A Vinton-area father is charged with killing his two-month-old baby child. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Jordan Scheffler is jailed without bond. Officials say help was summoned this week to a home on Saunders Road, where responders found the infant not breathing. Efforts to resuscitate the baby were not successful. NEWS RELEASE: On…Continue Reading

Hokies, Flames open regional softball play today

Its NCAA softball tournament time – Virginia Tech gets to host a regional in Blacksburg.  Meanwhile the Liberty softball team opens today in the Durham regional against Georgia. WPLY-MIN The post Hokies, Flames open regional softball play today first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Chief: Negative public expressions continue to impact police hiring

Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall says many of the public expressions regarding law enforcement in recent years continue to impact the department’s hiring efforts. Chief Howard Hall says in a typical year, attrition on the force would be about 10%, but in 2020, it was about double that.  Hall says while COVID-related circumstances were…Continue Reading

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