Montgomery County receives first payments from nationwide opioid settlements
Virginia and its localities are expected to receive approximately $530 million over a period of 16 years in the settlements with three drug distributors McKesson Corp., AmerisourceBergen Corp., and Cardinal Health, and a prescription opioid manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceutical, according to Attorney General Miyares.
Destructive jumping worms spotted throughout Virginia
The Virginia Tech Department of Entomology reported that this type of worm is becoming widespread across the state of Virginia, and since 2019, they’ve been spotted in multiple different areas, including Bedford County, Montgomery County, and Lynchburg.
Former Virginia Tech football player found not guilty of murder to play for Iowa community college
A former Virginia Tech linebacker who was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the 2021 death of a 40-year-old man is set to transfer to Iowa Western Community College, his lawyer told ESPN on Monday.
Former state AG back in jail for alleged probation violation
Kathleen Kane, 55, was behind bars at Montgomery County Correctional Facility outside Philadelphia to await a hearing. A message was left for her attorney in the drunken driving case. Once a rising star in Pennsylvania politics, Kane resigned as attorney general after being convicted in 2016 of perjury, obstruction and other counts for leaking secret investigative files to embarrass a rival prosecutor.news.yahoo.com
Trump says Biden can't enter a sports stadium in the US 'without being loudly mocked and ridiculed,' but the former president was booed at a 2019 World Series game
The former president himself was loudly booed during a 2019 World Series Game at Nationals Park, with some attendees chanting "Lock Him Up!"news.yahoo.com
Video shows man moving in car before police fatally shot him
Body camera videos released Tuesday show a 21-year-old Black man moving inside a parked car moments before police shot and killed him outside a McDonald's restaurant in Maryland. At a media briefing, Montgomery County police Chief Marcus Jones narrated a 28-minute-long compilation of bodycam video excerpts and a recorded phone call between police and the driver, Ryan LeRoux, before the July 16 shooting in Gaithersburg. Jones, who didn't take any questions from reporters, said police recovered a gun from LeRoux's lap after four officers opened fire on him.news.yahoo.com
Kansas man arrested in 38-year-old southeast Texas slaying
A 75-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, man has been arrested on a murder warrant in a nearly four decade old homicide in southeast Texas. Thomas Elvin Darnell was taken to the Montgomery County jail Thursday after being arrested Monday in Kansas on a murder warrant for the 1983 death of Laura Purchase, according to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Spencer.news.yahoo.com
How 'Scam PACs' fall through the cracks of U.S. regulators
(See related story here on how "scam PACs" operate)Scam PACs tend to slip through gaps among agencies that govern elections, charities and telemarketing, regulators say, leaving consumers exposed to misleading or fraudulent pitches. If PACs spend nearly all of their money on fundraising and salaries, fundraisers can say they their motives were sincere and it costs money to raise money, he said. Ultimately, changes must come at the federal level, said Ellen Weintraub, a Democrat who chairs the Federal Election Commission. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) Commissioner Ellen Weintraub poses for a portrait in this January 14, 2020 handout photo in Washington, D.C., U.S., Federal Election Commission/Handout via REUTERSPeople are getting ripped off, Weintraub said in an interview. Federal election laws were designed to prevent corruption, he said, not to protect consumers.feeds.reuters.com
Ohio has one of highest opioid overdose death rates in the US. Now it's rushing to stop the death blow to its economy
Spencer Platt | Getty ImagesMontgomery County, in southwest Ohio, is ground zero for the opioid crisis. The region has one of the highest overdose death rates in the country mostly due to the illicit use of these narcotics. The crisis is costing Ohio between $4 billion and $5 billion a year and hurting its competitiveness due to low marks on health. Now 48 states have filed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, accusing the company of helping to ignite the nationwide opioid crisis. At a march in Norwalk, Ohio, Barry Bova holds a picture of his son Brad, who died of a heroin overdose.cnbc.com
Manhunt in Pa. after shooting spree
Manhunt in Pa. after shooting spree There's an ongoing manhunt in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where at least six people were killed in a string of shootings. SWAT teams are on scene and a number of homes had to be evacuated. CBS News Correspondent Marlie Hall joins "CBSN" with the latest on the shootings.cbsnews.com