Archives for May 2017

Man who shot Special Agent

The man charged with shooting and killing Virginia State Police Special Agent Michael Walter remains behind bars after being denied bond by a judge. Travis A. Ball made his first court appearance via video yesterday as he sat in the Richmond City Jail. Ball requested a public defender to represent him. His next court appearance is July 13th.

State Investigating Crash

State Police are investigating a crash involving a tractor trailer that sent six people to the hospital. The accident happened around 12:40 p.m. yesterday on Interstate-95 at mile marker 51 in Petersburg when a northbound tractor trailer was struck by a car causing the rig to strike the left barrier wall. The truck went over the wall into the southbound lanes. The rig was hauling 36-thousand pounds of watermelons.

Building for Homeless

Residents of an eastern Henrico County apartment building are homeless after a fire. The fire happened last evening in a building at the White Oak apartments. Four units in the building were destroyed displacing its residents.

Virginia Hunters

Virginia hunters had their third best spring turkey hunting season on record this year. The Roanoke Times reports that hunters killed 18,860 wild turkeys this spring, a 9 percent increase from last year.

Best Spring Turkey Hunting In VA History

Virginia hunters had their third best spring turkey hunting season on record this year.
Hunters killed 18,860 wild turkeys this spring, a 9 percent increase from last year.
The state record was set in 2015, at 20,580. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries forest game bird project leader Gary Norman said Virginia’s wild turkey population is at record highs, with a population estimated to be as high as 195,000. The DGIF board recently rejected a proposal to increase the daily limit from one bird to two.

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May. 31, 2017 12:07 PM CST
by pkilleen

Best Spring Turkey Hunting In VA History

Virginia hunters had their third best spring turkey hunting season on record this year.
Hunters killed 18,860 wild turkeys this spring, a 9 percent increase from last year.
The state record was set in 2015, at 20,580. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries forest game bird project leader Gary Norman said Virginia’s wild turkey population is at record highs, with a population estimated to be as high as 195,000. The DGIF board recently rejected a proposal to increase the daily limit from one bird to two.
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Class Action Suit Against DMV Commish Won’t Be Reconsidered

A federal judge has decided not reconsider a class-action lawsuit filed against the commissioner of Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles. The Daily Progress reports Judge Norman Moon is standing by his decision to dismiss the case from federal court saying in a May 22 ruling that the issues were “fairy litigated before” and new arguments plaintiff attorneys raised in a motion filed April 10 should have been submitted earlier in the litigation.
Moon noted reconsideration is an “extraordinary remedy that should be used sparingly.”
The Legal Aid Justice Center filed the lawsuit against the DMV in July on behalf of low-income drivers who lost their license for failing to pay court debts.

Pill Mill Trial Rescheduled

The trial of a physician charged with running a pill mill in the Richmond area is being rescheduled. Clarence Scranage Junior of King George County is challenging the authority of the federal court to try him. Scranage, cautioned by a federal judge, is acting as his own attorney. Court documents show Scranage does not accept the jurisdiction according to treaties with the Universal Postal Union and he says the court is violating international law. The trial is now set for August 7th.

Funeral Arrangements

Funeral arrangements are being announced for Virginia State Police Special Agent Michael Walter, who was killed in the line of duty. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Powhatan High School. The funeral will be at 1 p.m., also at the high school, with a reception immediately following. The graveside service will be private.

Campaign Office Broken into

A Virginia Democrat mounting a primary challenge says his campaign office was broken into and vandalized.
Alex Mejias said in a statement Tuesday that cash and a suitcase were stolen from his office. He said sensitive campaign documents were rifled through and may have been stolen as well. Mejias said his office suffered water damage from vandalized piping. He said his office was the only building targeted in the area. Mejias, an attorney, is facing Del. Delores McQuinn in a Democratic primary.