Roanoke Times: Dan Casey

Dan Casey

Saturday 05/02/2015
Posted: May 02, 2015
Casey: Grandin-Brandon intersection makes Top 10 traffic bottlenecks

You can take the online, 6-question traffic-congestion survey yourself at the link below.

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Saturday 04/25/2015
Posted: April 25, 2015
Casey: Kind strangers seek to help proud-but-strapped mom

Andrea Litvak of Roanoke felt both outrage and despair when she sought to make year-in-advance hotel reservations for her son's 2016 Virginia Tech graduation. She couldn't afford those prices on her meager fixed income.

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Posted: April 22, 2015
Casey: Federal judge peppers lawyer with questions in Bedford County leaf-that-wasn't-pot lawsuit

Salem lawyer Jim Guynn, who represents Bedford County schools and the sheriff, was seeking to get the case thrown out of U.S. District Court. But Judge Norman K. Moon seemed disinclined.

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Monday 04/20/2015
Posted: April 20, 2015
Casey: The Roanoke Tea Party tries again for control of county board

The conservative group, which has often lurched into political fringe issues, is attempting once again to get an effective majority on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.

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Saturday 04/18/2015
Posted: April 18, 2015
Casey: Victim of Roanoke snowplow now has help of lawyer

Remember the crash involving a city snow plow and a Southeast woman's SUV? The city claimed immunity and denied coverage for the damages. Now Sarah Ammermann's got a lawyer who's helping her.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Posted: April 15, 2015
Casey: In New River Valley, dine out for homeless shelter on Tuesday

A group of restaurants in the New River Valley will donate some proceeds from Tuesday's sales to benefit To Our House, a program that helps shelter homeless men in Montgomery County.

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Monday 04/13/2015
Posted: April 13, 2015
Casey: Dog-on-dog bite hits mutt's owner with $654 bill

Audrey Bower's dog was bitten by another mutt with no provocation. Now she'd like to find the other dog's owner, because the bite was costly.

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Saturday 04/11/2015
Posted: April 11, 2015
Casey: The skinny on applying for your passport in Southwest Virginia

Passport applications are no longer being accepted at Roanoke post offices. The closest post office I could find to apply at was in Blacksburg.

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
Posted: April 08, 2015
Casey: A ray of hope for Tracie Nininger, a drunken driver who hasn't quit

Twice convicted of DUI, and once of aggravated involuntary manslaughter, Tracie Nininger faces up to five years in prison on her most recent DUI conviction -- and perhaps more time than that.

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Monday 04/06/2015
Posted: April 06, 2015
Casey: His career is social work, but his hobby is satire

Many readers misunderstood "The government is not your baby daddy," Maurice Fisher's satirical  Jan. 27 essay in The Roanoke Times.

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Thursday 02/19/2015
Posted: February 19, 2015
Public Citizen: Will McAuliffe lock-in windfall electric-utility profits?

A measure on the governor's desk would reward a power company’s political donations with license to fleece customers.

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Monday 02/16/2015
Posted: February 16, 2015
Some wisdom about teaching from Virginia Rep. Dave Brat

Out of the mouths of babes often comes some sublime stuff. But other times what you hear is pure idiocy.

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Saturday 02/14/2015
Posted: February 14, 2015
Overcharged on your electric bill? Here are the lawmakers who voted to deny you refunds -- and the ones who voted for YOUR interests

SB 1349, which passed the House of Delegates Thursday, would block state regulators from reviewing Dominon Resources and Appalachian Power "base rates." Those reviews have resulted in millions in customer refunds in recent years.

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Tuesday 12/23/2014
Posted: December 23, 2014
He had a lot of help from his friends -- RIP the amazing Joe Cocker

The British soloist took a relatively simple Beatles hit and turned it into an operatic tour de force. (Plus, he sweated more than anybody, ever, on stage). Well done, sir.

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Sunday 12/21/2014
Posted: December 21, 2014
'The Season's Upon Us' by the Dropkick Murphys

This may be the best Christmas tune since the Ramones' classic "Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)."

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Tuesday 12/09/2014
Posted: December 09, 2014
We're accepting nominations for the 2014 Dano Awards for glaring stupidity

It's the time of year, folks, when we haul out the vinegar and sip from it slowly while contemplating glaring stupidity.

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Wednesday 12/03/2014
Posted: December 03, 2014
R.I.P. Bobby Keys

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Friday 11/21/2014
Posted: November 21, 2014
Picking fruit on the Friday drive-time tune

Read more about this amazing musician here.

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Posted: November 21, 2014
Guess the famous American who said this about immigrants

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
Posted: November 19, 2014
Thrown out of the Terps-Michigan State game, part 2

I had interesting conversations Tuesday night with two officials from the University of Maryland Police Department. One answered the central question — why? — regarding the ejections of me and one of my friends from our 10th-row seats at the Maryland-Michigan State game Saturday night in College Park. We were there for an annual fall reunion with of a bunch of old pals from our college days.

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