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Virginia landscaping company owner arrested after refusing to pay employees over $45K in back wages

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — U.S. Marshals arrested the owner of a landscaping company in Newport News after officials say he failed to pay his employees thousands of dollars. According to the Department of Labor, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia initially ordered Merryman Grounds Maintenance Inc. and its owner and president, David Merryman, to pay $45,846 in back wages and liquidated damages to employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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Owner of Hampton landscaping company arrested for not paying more than $40K to employees

HAMPTON, Va. — U.S. Marshals arrested the owner of a Hampton landscaping company for allegedly failing to pay his employees thousands of dollars. According to the Dept. of Labor, a district court ordered David Merryman and his company, Merryman Grounds Maintenance Inc., to pay more than $45,000 in wages and liquidated damages to employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
HAMPTON, VA

Hampton funeral home burglarized

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Police are now investigating after a funeral home was burglarized in Hampton last Friday. According to Hampton Police, officers responded to the commercial burglary just after 8 a.m. at the Parklawn Funeral Home in the 2500 block of North Armistead Avenue. When they got to the scene, officers reported seeing a […]
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Local Reverend to hold forum tonight to address violence in community

Citing an increase in the violence within our community, a local reverend has announced a community forum to address this problem and develop solutions. Here is Reverend Kelvin Jones discussing what lead him to spear head this effort:. “I just think there’s too much violence within our community and the...
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SUFFOLK, Va. — UPDATE: Traffic on Interstate 664 North before the Monitor–Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT) is moving again after the road was closed Monday morning. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the northbound lanes of the interstate were closed due to a disabled tractor-trailer. During the closure,...
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