April 12

41 year-old Jeremy Hedrick of Ark was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail on a reckless driving charge for causing a wreck on Route 17 in October that killed Donald Durham, and left Durham’s 14 yea-old daughter, Montanna still recovering from serious injuries that included a broken neck. Hedrick was charged with involuntary manslaughter last Nov. 2 after urine tests showed the presence of marijuana, opiates and cocaine in his system. But blood test results analyzed by toxicology experts showed the presence of no alcohol or narcotics so There was no evidence there was illegal substances in his bloodstream at the time of the crash.
 
 
38 year-old Staff Sgt. Dorman Shaw of York, was charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of felony. The charges are in connection to Saturday’s robbery of the Langley Federal Credit Union on George Washington Memorial Highway. York-Poquson sheriff’s deputies responded to a hold-up alarm at the credit union about 1 p.m. Where A man passed a note to the teller and had a handgun in a holster on his side, but did not brandish it.
 
 
Low-income households will be hit the hardest by new taxes created in Gov. Bob McDonnell’s signature transportation law, according to a report released Thursday by The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis. Michael Cassidy, president of the Commonwealth Institute said The basic crux of why low-income people are going to pay more is because the transportation legislation is made up of a regressive set of sales and excise taxes. The transportation bill raises the sales tax from 5 percent to 6 percent in Hampton Roads. It also replaces the state’s long-held 17.5 cent per gallon tax on gasoline with a a 3.5 percent wholesale tax.
 
 
Gloucester County voters will have a choice of party primaries when they head to the ballot box on June 11. Incumbent Louise Theberge will face off with challenger John Meyer Jr. for the party’s nomination for at-large member on the county board of supervisors for the Nov. 5 general election. Voters in each county will cast their ballots during the primary at their normal polling locations from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Virginia law states that any qualified voter may vote in either political party’s primary. However, no voter may vote in more than one political party’s primary on the same Election Day.
 
 
Vice chairwoman of the State Board of Elections Kimberly Bowers says she has “some glaring issues” with the practicality and cost of Virginia’s new photo ID legislation for voting that Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law last month. Bowers said there is “an obvious gap” in McDonnell’s order, because voters who are already registered will not be required to show any form of identification to get a free photo ID. The law would not be implemented until July 2014, giving the state enough time to seek pre-clearance from the federal government, educate the public on the changes and help voters obtain a photo ID before next year’s elections.

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