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Past articles by Jeff:

Case of New Jersey/New York bomber reveals holes in Virginia's ID system

Flaws in Virginia’s ID system might have allowed terrorism suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami to buy the handgun authorities say he used to wound two police officers in a New Jersey → Read More

Norfolk Southern gets $2 million from state to help move jobs out of Roanoke

ROANOKE — Norfolk Southern Corp. expects to receive nearly $2 million from the state to help defray the cost of moving jobs from Roanoke to Norfolk, government records show. → Read More

State police open criminal probe into Appomattox project failure

State police are investigating a failed Appomattox factory project that received $1.4 million in taxpayer money partly based on phony credentials posted on a company website. → Read More

ATF reward up to $10,000 in Appomattox County gun store break-in

Federal agents have increased to $10,000 the reward for tips about a break-in at an Appomattox County sporting goods store and the whereabouts of numerous stolen guns. → Read More

State tries to intercept money headed for Lindenburg site consultant

Seeking to recover $1.4 million that Virginia invested in a failed Chinese business venture, the state is trying to intercept a $1 million foreclosure payment to the site consultant who advised the company. → Read More

Case of reserve officer's slaying goes to trial in Roanoke Monday

Court officials plan to use an anonymous jury and provide overflow spectator seating for the trial of six alleged gang members charged in the slaying of reserve Waynesboro police captain Kevin Quick, which is scheduled to start Monday in Roanoke. → Read More

After Lindenburg boondoggle, governor's incentive fund gets assembly's attention

Spending from the state fund tapped by governors to lure business to Old Dominion has hit a two-year high under Virginia’s dealmaker-in-chief, Gov. Terry McAuliffe. → Read More

New U.S. Attorney John Fishwick sworn in during private courthouse ceremony

At a private ceremony Monday morning, John Fishwick was sworn in as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia, his office announced. → Read More

Roanoke-based coal company to remediate environment in Southwest Virginia

A unit of Roanoke-based Southern Coal Corp. has agreed to perform environmental cleanup projects in far Southwest Virginia and pay penalties and attorney fees for pollution violations detected four years ago. → Read More

Federal regulators to Amtrak: Roanoke boarding platform must be raised

Federal regulators have rejected Amtrak’s plan to board train riders in Roanoke on a low platform that requires climbing stairs or using a lift to enter the rail car. → Read More

Bear killed at Douthat was not the one that attacked hiker, officials reveal

Authorities who shot a bear suspected of attacking a woman at Douthat State Park on Aug. 8 killed the wrong animal. → Read More

Bear attacks and wounds hiker at Douthat State Park

A black bear attacked and injured an adult hiker at Douthat State Park on Saturday. → Read More

Man capsizes on James River, declared dead

A 51-year-old Bedford area man overturned during a float on the James River and died Sunday, said John Koloda, a conservation police officer with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. → Read More

Senators recommend Roanoke's John Fishwick as next U.S. attorney for region

Virginia’s senators are telling President Barack Obama he should pick Roanoke attorney John Fishwick as the next U.S. attorney for Western Virginia. → Read More

Group calls for Amtrak passenger service extension to New River Valley

A new public campaign to expand passenger train service, this time to the New River Valley, is under way. → Read More

Seth Williamson's daughters collect $500,000 in lawsuit settlement

The children of radio personality Joseph Seth Williamson will collect $500,000 from the maker of an infusion pump in use at the time of his death at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, according to papers unsealed Friday in Roanoke federal court. → Read More

Bicyclist hit by truck in Pulaski Co. receives $21 million settlement

A legal settlement will provide more than $13 million for the lifelong care of a German man who was hit by a truck while bicycling in Pulaski County in 2011. → Read More

U.S. Attorney Timothy Heaphy to step down at end of year

After five years as the top federal prosecutor in Western Virginia, Timothy Heaphy said Monday he will quit as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia for a job in private practice. → Read More

VDOT confirms leadership changes in Salem, Bristol

Southwest Virginia’s top two state highway leaders have left their posts, one under circumstances that are unclear. → Read More

Consultant ponders chance for train-bus center in downtown Roanoke

The spot picked for Roanoke’s new passenger rail platform is about a minute’s walk from the outdated city bus station, which has spawned talk of a future joint-purpose passenger facility. → Read More