Virginia

RICHMOND, Va | A look at what’s in Amazon’s new deal with Virginia

RICHMOND, Va.  — Virginia regularly awards grants, tax breaks and other goodies to businesses that move to the state or expand their operations, sometimes even for small projects that produce just a dozen or so jobs. But Amazon’s announcement Tuesday that it plans to put at least 25,000 highly paid new workers in a new … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | A look at what’s in Amazon’s new deal with Virginia

NEW YORK | Amazon splits HQ between New York and northern Virginia

NEW YORK  — Amazon, which has grown too big for its Seattle hometown, said it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia. Each will get 25,000 jobs. In addition, the online retailer said it will open an operations hub in Nashville, creating 5,000 jobs. Its New York location will be … Continue reading NEW YORK | Amazon splits HQ between New York and northern Virginia

Amid drug crisis, spiritual first responders hit the streets

Sidewalk prayers near shoot-up spots. Sunday sermons in the back of a bar. Pleas to struggling souls to surrender to God. Funerals for members of their flock who didn’t make it. Clergy members have become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis, often leaving the pulpit to minister on the streets. They can be reverends, … Continue reading Amid drug crisis, spiritual first responders hit the streets

NEW YORK | Duke leapfrogs Kansas for No. 1 in latest AP Top 25 poll

NEW YORK — Duke has supplanted Kansas atop the new AP Top 25 poll after its dominating win against Kentucky, giving the Blue Devils a record number of appearances at No. 1. The Blue Devils jumped from fourth to first in Monday’s first regular-season poll. That allowed Duke to set a record with its 135th … Continue reading NEW YORK | Duke leapfrogs Kansas for No. 1 in latest AP Top 25 poll

WEST VIRGINIA News: Virginia man, Udayappan Subramanian sentenced for cigarette smuggling charges

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Udayappan Subramanian, of Haymarket, Virginia, was sentenced to 12 months probation for unlawful cigarette smuggling, First Assistant United States Attorney Randy Bernard announced today. Subramanian, age 41, pled guilty to one count of “Trafficking of Contraband Cigarettes” in June 2018. He transporting large quantities of contraband cigarettes across state lines for … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Virginia man, Udayappan Subramanian sentenced for cigarette smuggling charges

Pennsylvania News: West Virginia Man, Durell Anthony Jones Charged With Trafficking $2.5M of Meth and Cocaine

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A West Virginia man has been arrested and charged in federal court in Pittsburgh with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The criminal complaint, filed on October 22, charges Durell Anthony Jones, 33, of Fairmont, … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: West Virginia Man, Durell Anthony Jones Charged With Trafficking $2.5M of Meth and Cocaine