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Man accused of dealing large quantities of heroin, cocaine

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal agents say the former operator of a Norfolk convenience store dealt large quantities of heroin and cocaine since 2010. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1lazMcZ ) reports that 50-year-old Kenneth L. Parker ofChesapeake was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute narcotics and ordered to be held without bond on Thursday. According … Continue reading



More states wade into legal fight on greenhouse gases

WASHINGTON (AP) — A legal battle is brewing in Washington over President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, setting states economically dependent on fossil fuels against those already suffering from longer droughts, stronger storms and higher seas. A coalition of 18 states filed motions Wednesday seeking to defend the Clean Power Plan, responding … Continue reading


US funds OKd for historic resources surveys in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Funding totaling more than $1.5 million is headed to nine localities in Virginia’s Tidewater and the Eastern Shore to conduct surveys of historic resources. The funding announced Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources is from a Hurricane Sandy disaster relief assistance program. The recipients include seven counties: Accomack, Lancaster, … Continue reading