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WRVA News
February 27, 2020 - 3:49 pm
(RICHMOND, Va.) -- A federal jury convicted a Chester man on charges related to his straw purchase of six firearms. According to court records and evidence presented at trial, 41 year old Brandon Powell, purchased six firearms at three federally licensed firearms dealers in the Richmond area during...
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Jeff Katz
January 13, 2020 - 11:40 am
The attempt at so-called "bail reform" in New York has worked out well thus far...for criminals. In the most recent case of bail reform gone horribly wrong, a convict who was arrested for his connection to four robberies in Manhattan was released under the new bail laws and proceeded to rob a fifth...
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WRVA News
December 16, 2019 - 12:45 pm
(NEWPORT NEWS, Va.) -- The new Democrat majority in the General Assembly has strong support among voters for key parts of its agenda, including enacting more gun restrictions, passing the Equal Rights Amendment, increasing the minimum wage and decrimnalizing marijuana possession. That's according...
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 This Nov. 14, 2019 file photo shows students being escorted out of Saugus High School after a shooting on the campus in Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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November 21, 2019 - 12:55 pm
By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The teenager who shot five classmates, killing two, at a Southern California high school used an unregistered “ghost gun,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Thursday. Villanueva told media outlets Thursday that 16-year-old...
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This handgun was detected by TSA officers in a passenger’s carry-on bag at Richmond International Airport on Monday. (TSA photo)
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WRVA News
October 15, 2019 - 12:50 pm
RICHMOND, Va. – A Hanover County, Virginia, man was cited on state weapons charges by police at Richmond International Airport on Monday, October 14, after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer found a .22 caliber handgun loaded with five bullets in the traveler’s carry-on bag. The...
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AP News
September 12, 2019 - 4:55 pm
By The Associated Press The CEOs of more than 100 companies are stepping into the nation's gun debate, imploring Congress to expand background checks and enact a strong "red flag" law. In a letter sent to the Senate on Thursday, CEOs from businesses including Airbnb, Twitter and Uber asked Congress...
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WRVA News
September 06, 2019 - 3:54 pm
Richmond, VA _ A Norfolk man was sentenced Friday to 28 years in prison for committing a series of armed robberies in Petersburg, Henrico, and Richmond. According to court documents, Peonte Shamar Spencer, 39, armed himself with an AK-47 style long gun to rob three convenience stores and used a...
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AP News
September 03, 2019 - 1:36 pm
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it. The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting...
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August 07, 2019 - 4:53 pm
By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press McLEAN, Va. (AP) — The northern Virginia office building that houses USA Today was evacuated for several hours Wednesday for what police said was an unsubstantiated report of an armed man. Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler said SWAT teams had searched "...
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Paul Vandenbosch
July 23, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Henrico County, VA _ Henrico police are asking for help in tracking down a shooter, or shooters, who fired on several houses in the county's east end, injuring an 82-year-old woman inside her home. Officers responded to the 1800 block of Watts Ln around 2:58 a.m. for a report of a shooting. Once...
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