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Federal Lawmakers Ask Governor To Create Heroin Task Force

Federal Lawmakers Ask Governor To Create Heroin Task Force

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Twelve members of the Virginia Congressional Delegation are asking Governor McAuliffe to form a statewide task force to address Virginia’s growing heroin epidemic. The bipartisan group of legislators worries about the rapid spread of heroin and its impact on Virginia communities. In a joint letter sent Thursday, they point out that not a week goes by with without the death of another heroin addict making headlines. Nationally, heroin use nearly doubled between 2002 and 2012.

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Matthew Will Appear Before Judge By Video Hookup

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32-year-old Albemarle resident Jesse Matthew will appear before a Fairfax judge Friday thanks to a video hookup.

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In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from "Birdman."

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Police Investigate Attempted Home Invasion Robbery

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City Police investigate attempted home invasion robbery in the Belmont neighborhood.

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Cathy Smith Train Gets Paul Goodloe McIntire Award

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Cathy Smith Train of our area's United Way will receive the annual Paul Goodloe McIntire Award.