Virginia preps for more bad weather amid storm of questions
With more bad weather looming, Virginia officials are seeking to reassure the public they are prepared as they reacted to harsh criticism of their response to a storm earlier this week that left hundreds of motorists stranded on Interstate 95.
COVID-19 early release program for Virginia incarcerated persons to end July 1
As the coronavirus pandemic raged over the past year, Virginia prison officials released more than 2,100 inmates early to try to control the spread of the virus by reducing the prison population. That practice will end on July 1, the Department of Corrections announced Wednesday.
Southwest Virginia group pushes to prioritize COVID-19 vaccine for inmates
As frontline workers and health care professionals get their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, members of the National Lawyers Guild want to make sure another population vulnerable to COVID-19 doesn’t get overlooked. Alan Stuart Graf, president of the guild’s Southwest Virginia chapter, said when it comes to who receives the COVID-19 vaccine, inmates should also be a priority. The group believes inmates should not get the vaccine before frontline workers, but they shouldn’t be forgotten. We agree that supporting our frontline workers and first responders is critical however we must also consider those who are particularly vulnerable in congregate housing. 10 News reached out to Secretary Moran for further comment, but had not heard back when this article was published.
Former roommate of accused Capital One hacker sentenced
Thompson, 33, was arrested and charged with accessing personal information of 106 million Capital One credit card holders. Thompson's former roommate has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegally possessing firearms, according to federal prosecutors. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)SEATTLE – The former roommate of a woman accused of hacking Capital One banking company and at least 30 other organizations has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegally possessing firearms, according to federal prosecutors. The cache of weapons included four semi-automatic handguns, six semi-automatic rifles, and two additional rifles, Moran said. At least one of the semi-automatic rifles was loaded.
Surprising first-place Marlins stay hot, sweep Orioles
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning in game one of a baseball double-header, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)BALTIMORE Five pitchers combined on a four-hitter for Don Mattingly's undermanned, gritty and first-place Miami Marlins, who beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Wednesday night for a doubleheader sweep. The sweep kept the Marlins atop the NL East and earned Mattingly his 281st win as Miami's manager, tying Jack McKeon's club record. Not only were both games seven innings apiece, but the Orioles were the home team in the opener and the Marlins served as hosts in the nightcap. Orioles: Wade LeBlanc (1-0) makes his third start of the season after turning in a solid performance against Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Virus-stricken Marlins resume season with 18 new players
MIAMI Scrambling for replacements following a coronavirus outbreak, the Miami Marlins added a Moran, a Morin, two pitchers named Josh Smith and a former Olympic medalist in speedskating. The Marlins' revamped pitching staff includes right-hander Mike Morin and left-hander Brian Moran, and right-hander Josh A. Smith and left-hander Josh D. Smith, all recently acquired veterans. Replacements included seven newly acquired players, and 11 players from the team's alternate training site. The virus infected 21 members of the Marlins' traveling party and forced the suspension of their season July 26 after just three games. We expect to win games, Hill said.