Saturday, February 15, 2014

Judge Overturns Virginia's Ban of Same Sex Marriage
A federal judge has overturned a voter-approved ban in Virginia of same-sex marriage. Echoing similar decisions, a federal judge ruled that it violates the 14th Amendment. The order was stayed while it's appealed, meaning no marriages can take place. Some hailed the ruling, others did not, including Delegate Terry Kilgore of Scott County. He said, “You know I just don’t think it’s right for a federal judge to override the voters of Virginia and the legislature of Virginia…” Both sides of the issue believe the case won't be settled until the Supreme Court decides to hear it, or a case like it. Earlier this week, a judge in Kentucky ruled that state must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. (LM)

Friday, February 27, 2015

  • Norton Man Arrested After Police Alerted to Sexual Assault Involving a Child
  • Coal Company Owners Guilty of Defrauding IRS Sentenced in Federal Court in Abingdon
  • Inmate Gets 4 Years for Bribing Prison Guard at Lee County Federal Prison
  • General Assembly to Adjourn Following Passage of $35 Billion Budget
  • UPDATE: VA State Police Identify Man Killed on Lee Highway in Snow Plow Crash
  • Morristown Teen Leads THP, Hawkins Co. Police on High Speed Chase
  • Dobyns-Bennett High School Apparently Not Bound to Repeat Poor Attendance
  • TN Senate Repeals 2001 Bill That Sullivan County DA Says Aided in Record Drug Addicitons
  • Pedetrian Killed by Salt Truck Near Abingdon
  • Bristol Library Director Resigns



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