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    Physically interfering with Mountain Valley Pipeline workers will cost a protester $1,000, a Montgomery County judge ruled Tuesday. Emma Howell, known as "Ash" among pipeline opponents at the tree stands near Yellow Finch Lane, was convicted of three misdemeanor counts of assault and battery. The charges came from separate incidents in which Howell was accused of scuffling with two workers.

    The bank offered to drill the lock on Twig Gravely’s deceased sister’s safety-deposit box after he couldn’t locate its key. But when the drilling date and time arrived, Gravely and bank personnel found the lock already had been drilled open — and his sister's box was empty.

    "Something's got to give. Something's got to change to protect these men and women that sacrificed so much for our freedom. I get emotional when I think about them," Paul "Chip" McCauley, a retired U.S. Marine Corps first sergeant, said during an observance service Saturday at Evergreen Burial Park in Roanoke.


    Walter Dandridge Jr., a forensic firearms and tool mark examiner, shows off the unique markings left on a shell casing before a news conference to announce a new phase of the Western District of Virginia's violent crime reduction strategy at the Berglund Center Thursday, May 25, 2023, in Roanoke.

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