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Family finds long-lost relative homeless in Virginia

May. 22, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Quinton Cruse and April Ragan drank beer and sulked by a downtown Roanoke bridge the morning of May 5, dispirited by the difficulty of moving from the streets into Section 8 housing. Years without housing had cost them — he the use of an arm, her a pregnancy...

Remains of World War II soldier to be buried in Virginia

May. 04, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — The remains of a soldier killed during World War II and identified earlier this year are to be buried in his hometown of Roanoke, Virginia, a news release says. Graveside services for Army Air Forces Pvt. 1st Class Edward H. Benson Jr. are scheduled for May...

Mountain Valley Pipeline to seek new permits, boosting cost

May. 03, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Mountain Valley Pipeline will seek new permits that courts have rejected twice, increasing the cost for the proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Virginia and West Virginia and delaying its completion, officials said Tuesday. Equitrans Midstream...

Three men indicted for stealing trees from federal land

Apr. 28, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Three men have been indicted after federal prosecutors accused them of stealing walnut trees from federally protected land, officials said. William Riley Stump, 52, of Narrows, Virginia, and Derrick Anthony Thompson, 48, of Princeton, West Virginia, were...

Vaccine mandate prompts officials to eye nursing home sale

Apr. 16, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Local officials are citing the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers among reasons for selling a county-owned nursing home in southwestern Virginia. The Bedford County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a special meeting to consider selling the...

Ex-officer convicted of storming Capitol to disrupt Congress

Apr. 12, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal jury convicted a former Virginia police officer of storming the U.S. Capitol with another off-duty officer to obstruct Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory. Jurors on Monday convicted former Rocky Mount police officer...

Police: Man killed wife, mother-in-law, then himself

Apr. 11, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

NORTON, Va. (AP) — A man killed his wife and mother-in-law, before killing himself at a home in western Virginia, state police said. Norton police received a 911 call from a home on Highland Avenue NW on Sunday just before noon and when officers arrived, they found two women and a...

Trial opens for police officer charged with storming Capitol

Apr. 05, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An off-duty police officer stormed the U.S. Capitol because he believed the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump and he wanted to interfere with the certification of President Joe Biden's electoral victory, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday at the start of the...

Ex-police officer faces jury trial on Capitol riot charges

Apr. 04, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over a year ago, two off-duty police officers from a small town in Virginia were charged with storming the U.S. Capitol together. One of them is heading to trial and faced a courtroom full of potential jurors on Monday. The other could be a key prosecution witness. ...

Appeals court won't revisit panel ruling on pipeline project

Apr. 03, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to revisit a ruling that struck down a key permit for a proposed natural gas pipeline running through Virginia and West Virginia. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday that it would not revisit a February ruling by...