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2 Virginia police officers were arrested after taking a selfie inside the Capitol during the insurrection

Officers Jacob Fracker (left) and Thomas Robertson (right) of the Rocky Mount Police Department in a selfie taken inside the Capitol. US Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia Two Rocky Mount, Virginia, police officers were arrested on Tuesday and charged in connection with last week's Capitol breach.  The criminal complaint included a picture of Jacob Fracker, 27, and Thomas Robertson, 49, posing in front of a statue inside the Capitol after it was stormed by a pro-Trump mob on January 6...
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Morning Docket 07.06.20

* President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen may have to go back to prison because he dined out last Friday night. Unless that restaurant was Casa Bonita, it wasn't worth it... [New York Post] * A Virginia lawyer is in hot water for selling the stock of his two deceased former law partners and pocketing the proceeds. [Roanoke Times] * Amazon is being sued for allegedly firing an employee for bringing her child to work. [New York Post] * A Florida lawyer has lost his law license for settl...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Florida, Texas, Law, South Park, Virginia, Trump, Michael Cohen, Florida Times Union, Texas Tribune, Roanoke Times, Morning Docket, Casa Bonita, President Trump, COVID-19

Morning Docket: 02.20.20

* Julian Assange was allegedly offered a presidential pardon if he cleared Russia of collaborating with Wikileaks. [AP] * The jury's out (get it?) over whether the op-ed penned by Harvey Weinstein's lawyer will help or hurt her client. [Forbes] * The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has suspended the prosecutor involved in the Jerry Sandusky case. [Philadelphia Inquirer] * A Roanoke lawyer has been acquitted of charges related to an alleged assault at a strip club. Must've had a good attorney. [R...
Tags: Law, Russia, Harvey Weinstein, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Forbes, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Roanoke, Jerry Sandusky, Roanoke Times, Howrey, Morning Docket

Virginia will eliminate state holiday honoring confederate generals and make Election Day a holiday instead

Lee-Jackson Day is a state holiday in Virginia, meant to honor Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as "defenders of causes." But the Virginia House voted to stop lionizing the slave-owning generals and instead establish an "Election Day" on the first Tuesday after the First Monday in November. Not everyone is happy with the change, reports CNN: Lee-Jackson Day, founded more than 100 years ago, is observed with Civil War-themed parades, wreath layings and reenactments hosted by Confedera...
Tags: Post, News, Virginia, Cnn, Civil War, Jackson, Charlottesville, Lee, Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Lexington, Confederate States of America, Roanoke Times, Virginia House, Thomas Stonewall Jackson, Racist Statues

Giffords Flack Accusing 2A Defenders of Lying Shows Much about His Own Truthfulness

But they're not gun-grabbers. Really. And if you oppose them, you're a bully. And a liar. Just ask the token ATF careerist flack. (Giffords/Facebook) U.S.A. – -( “I’m … a proud gun owner who has sometimes been mischaracterized as a gun grabber, first in my career in service to my country and now as an advocate for gun safety,” Giffords Senior Policy Advisor and former ATF Special Agent David Chipman argues in a hit piece on Second Amendment Sanctuary City supporters at the Roano...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Virginia, Fbi, Nuremberg, Resistance, Richmond, DSM, ATF, David Codrea, Giffords, Roanoke Times, Chipman, Gun Rights News, RKBA, Firearms News

Newspapers Resort to Projection, Ridicule to Swindle Virginians out of Their Rights

If we’re to believe bubble-dwelling, anti-gun opinion columnists, involved citizens ensuring their representatives resolve in favor of their rights are the ones living in the fantasy world. (Wise County Supervisors enact Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution. Photo: ©Steve Jensen, used with permission.) U.S.A. – -( “Let’s talk reality and fantasy in Virginia,” Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak instructs her readers in a Monday opinion piece that does exactly that, although...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Guns, Washington Post, Virginia, Resistance, BETO, Dvorak, Virginia Beach, National Rifle Association, DSM, David Codrea, Thomas Paine, Roanoke Times, Tench Coxe, Gun Rights News

Marshals capture Marine deserter charged in murder case

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A U.S. marshal says a Marine deserter wanted in a fatal shooting has been arrested in Virginia after a lengthy search. Brad Sellers is the acting U.S. marshal for the Western District of Virginia. He tells The Roanoke Times that 22-year-old Michael Brown was safely taken into custody Wednesday morning in […]
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Man accused of spiking ex-girlfriend’s tea with meth

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Lawyers say a Virginia woman is back together with her ex-boyfriend, who was in court to face charges that he broke into her home and spiked her tea with methamphetamine. The Roanoke Times reports 41-year-old Elvis Jarrett Mullins pleaded no contest Tuesday to breaking and entering and “adulterating food or drink.” […]
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Last lawsuit in Virginia boy’s septic tank drowning settled

PULASKI, Va. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with the drowning of a 5-year-old Virginia boy in a septic tank has been settled with a $200,000 insurance payment to his parents and sister. The Roanoke Times reports the order entered Wednesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court resolves the last legal case connected […]
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Man convicted of shooting crossbow during road rage incident

PULASKI, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been found guilty of shooting a crossbow at another vehicle during a road rage incident, but was acquitted of trying to murder the other driver. The Roanoke Times reports the jury in Pulaski rendered its verdict Wednesday. It recommended that Glen McNeal Grubb spend six years behind […]
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Tree-sitters have been protesting pipeline for 200-plus days

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Tree-sitters protesting the construction of a natural gas pipeline in Virginia have been at it now for more than 200 days. The Roanoke Times reported Thursday that two people have continually occupied tree stands since early September. They’re sitting where construction is planned for the Mountain Valley Pipeline in western Virginia […]
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Judge dismisses water researcher’s defamation lawsuit

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Virginia Tech researcher who helped expose the Flint, Michigan, water crisis can’t silence critics with a federal defamation lawsuit. The Roanoke Times reports that U.S. District Court Judge Michael Urbanski dismissed Marc Edwards’ $3 million lawsuit against three critics Wednesday. The engineering professor and a […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Flint Michigan, U S District Court, Virginia Tech, Marc Edwards, Roanoke Va, Roanoke Times, Michael Urbanski

Virginia Tech ends tenured professor’s ban of unclear origin

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Tech engineering professor who was banned from campus can now return, but the reason for his ban is still publicly unknown. The Roanoke Times reports 50-year-old Willem “Hardus” Odendaal drew more than $100,000 in salary during the ban, which began Dec. 15, 2017, and ended last week. Virginia Tech […]
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Virginia Tech football player accused of illicit filming

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A suspended Virginia Tech football player has been charged with filming an unclothed woman without her consent. The Roanoke Times reports 19-year-old Dwayne Lamont Crossen, known as D.J., was scheduled to be arraigned Monday on a misdemeanor charge. Virginia Tech said in a statement earlier this month that Crossen was suspended […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Nation, College sports, Virginia Tech, Roanoke Va, Roanoke Times, Crossen, Dwayne Lamont Crossen

Bobbitt lawyer to defend Radford student in stabbing

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia college student accused of stabbing her classmate has hired the attorney who defended Lorena Bobbitt at trial after she cut off her husband’s penis. The Roanoke Times reports that Monday’s arraignment of 21-year-old Luisa Ines Tudela Harris Cutting was canceled after the court was notified that she will be […]
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Nation, Radford, Bobbitt, Roanoke Times, Lorena Bobbitt, Radford Va, Luisa Ines Tudela Harris

Ex-student sues counselor after trying to kill himself

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — A university and its counselor are being sued for $12 million each by a former student who says they didn’t do enough to stop his suicide attempts. The Roanoke Times reports that a lawsuit filed this week by Kionte Burnette accuses Washington and Lee University and counselor Rallie Snowden of negligence. […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Lee University, Roanoke Times, Lexington Va, Kionte Burnette, Rallie Snowden

SCOTUS Map: November 2018

With its newest member seated on the Supreme Court (and officially included in the latest class picture), the justices continued to project a united front, emphasizing their familial bonds and eschewing the labels of “conservative” and “liberal” altogether. “It was Justice Thomas who tells me that when he first came to the court, another justice approached him and said, ‘I judge you by what you do here. Welcome,’” Justice Sonia Sotomayor recounted in a recent interview with CNN’s David Axelrod...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, France, Cnn, United States, Paris, Michigan, Globe, University of Toronto, Kennedy, Thomas, Harvard Law School, Sonia Sotomayor

Pipeline protest charges dismissed against tree sitters

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a mother and daughter who lived in trees for over a month to save them from being cut down for a natural gas pipeline. The Roanoke Times reports a Virginia judge on Thursday dismissed all charges against 62-year-old Theresa “Red” Terry and 31-year-old Theresa Minor Terry. […]
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Election 2018: Vote pits Trump’s incendiary politics vs. Democratic resistance

By STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A turbulent election season that tested President Donald Trump’s slash-and-burn political style against the strength of the Democratic resistance comes to a close as Americans cast ballots in the first national election of the Trump era. With voters going to the polls Tuesday, nothing is certain. Weather could affect turnout, with residents of several states in the Deep South and Mid-Atlantic contending with thunderstorms, high winds and power out...
Tags: Politics, Elections, New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Montana, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Ap

Roanoke Times reader burned up by pronunciation of "Cockburn"

The best letter to the editor in modern journalistic history was published yesterday by The Roanoke Times. [via Comfortably Smug] Please explain to me why Leslie Cockburn pronounces her name Coburn. There is no way you can get "co" out of "cock" and please don't tell me that the CK is silent. If she finds her name offensive for some reason or another, then why doesn't she just change it? Is it because she is a Democrat and doesn't know the difference? I know this won't be printed because the...
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‘Call my lawyer,’ says sweater seized with stolen sneakers

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia store has had 20 right-foot shoes stolen over the course of three break-ins this year. The Roanoke Times reports Roanoke County police arrested 21-year-old Manuel Carlos Ramirez-Godoy in Sunday’s burglary of Clean Soles, seizing seven right-foot Nike Air Jordans and a sweatshirt printed with “Call My Lawyer.” Clean Soles […]
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Oddities, Roanoke Va, Roanoke Times, Nike Air Jordans, Roanoke County, Manuel Carlos Ramirez Godoy

Roanoke Boutique Hotel, a small bed & breakfast, designed for outdoor enthusiasts.

Is Roanoke the Second City of East Coast mountain towns? Maybe. Does Roanoke care? Probably not. Sure, being called the Chicago of outdoor towns might be considered some serious southern shade, but for residents of the Star City, it’s darn-near a compliment. Like Wrangler jeans, Roanoke offers a solid itinerary of outdoor goodness, without the coolness tax, which can sting visitors to a town further south. Photo: Main Street Hub / Karin Smith The new popularity of the Star City of the South (a...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Cycling, Charlottesville, South, Southwest, Shenandoah Valley, Asheville, Roanoke, Hailey, Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, Star City, Cove, Roanoke Times, Sponsored Content

Washington winery aids Virginia vineyard hit by grape heist

IRONTO, Va. (AP) — Despite the theft of nearly its entire crop of grapes, a Virginia winery will be able to raise a glass of its 2018 vintage to a new friendship. The Roanoke Times reports Washington state’s Alexandria Nicole Cellars has offered to donate the replacement for more than 2 tons of grapes stolen […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Virginia, Ap, Food & Drink, Northwest, Roanoke Times, Ironto Va, Alexandria Nicole Cellars

Former college student found guilty for role in teen’s death

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A jury found a former Virginia Tech student guilty Thursday for her role in the death of a 13-year-old girl two years ago. Jurors will return to court Friday to hear statements and decide on a sentence for Natalie Keepers, The Roanoke Times reported. Keepers, from Laurel, Maryland, was charged as […]
Tags: News, Ap, Virginia Tech, Laurel Maryland, Roanoke Times, Nation & World, CHRISTIANSBURG Va

A Sad Ending To A Promising Career

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board accepted the revocation of an attorney's license. The Roanoke Times reported A Richmond attorney who gained national exposure five years ago for helping incarcerated juvenile offenders as a University of Virginia law student pleaded... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, University Of Virginia, Richmond, Roanoke Times, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board

Tourism still suffering after The Red Hen denied Sanders

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — A small town in Virginia is trying to recover its image after The Red Hen restaurant famously refused to serve President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that a regional tourism board is pulling together emergency funds to boost its digital marketing campaign. Normally that money […]
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Donald Trump, Sanders, Roanoke Times, Lexington Va, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Red Hen

Feds let work proceed on part of Mountain Valley Pipeline

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators have allowed construction to resume along a portion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s route through West Virginia and southwest Virginia. The Roanoke Times reports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission cited an analysis by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management which said the pipeline’s approved 303-mile (487-kilometer) route through the […]
Tags: News, Virginia, West Virginia, Ap, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U S Bureau of Land Management, Roanoke Va, Roanoke Times, Mountain Valley Pipeline, Nation & World

Flint water researcher’s defamation lawsuit challenged

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Flint, Michigan, resident is among those embroiled in a legal battle over a letter criticizing a Virginia Tech professor who helped expose the city’s water crisis. The Roanoke Times reports the resident and two others filed an Aug. 10 motion to dismiss Marc Edwards’ $3 million defamation lawsuit against them. […]
Tags: News, Ap, Flint Michigan, Flint, Virginia Tech, Marc Edwards, Roanoke Va, Roanoke Times, Nation & World

United States: Fight Over Virginia Tech Sportswriter's Twitter Account: Who Owns Employees' Social Media Accounts? - Womble Bond Dickinson

Andy Bitter was a sportswriter for the Roanoke Times covering Virginia Tech football. He recently announced on Twitter that he was leaving the Roanoke Times
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Roanoke Times Sues Former Reporter For Taking Twitter Account To New Job

The Roanoke Times in Virginia is suing a former sportswriter, alleging he's
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