A Louisa County judge has sentenced a man to four-and-a-half years in prison for his role in a drug deal. 41-year-old Maurice Dooms of Gordonsville has already pleaded guilty to being a cocaine dealer and violating a firearms law. Dooms was sentenced Wednesday in Louisa County Circuit Court (pictured). Narcotics detectives raided his home in December 2012. They seized cocaine, a shotgun, a pistol and $5,000 in cash.
This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.
Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries.