Campbell Co. manufacturer to expand, add 20 jobs

An Altavista manufacturer is expanding and planning create 20 new jobs. Campbell County officials say Rage Plastics will spend more than $2 million to increase operations at its Altavista plant. It opened there in 2004.

From Campbell County: The Campbell County Board of Supervisors and the Altavista Town Council proudly announce the expansion of Rage Plastics Altavista location. Rage will invest slightly over $2.05 million to expand its manufacturing operations in the Town of Altavista, located in Campbell County. The expansion will also include the creation of 20 new jobs. Rage Plastics was created in 1964 to meet the growing need for the advancement of polymer processing. Rage launched its first production facility in Columbus, Ohio and in 2004 opened its Altavista manufacturing facility. Rage has expertise in a wide range of polymer materials, processing technologies and applications, especially custom Injection-Molded and Blow-Molded Containers, Products and Components.

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STUDY: Virginia lagging behind Northeast in energy-efficiency

A study of the most energy-efficient states suggests Virginia has a lot of work to do compared to a majority of the east coast. WLNI’s Ian Price has details:

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Janet’s Five and Dine

F & L Market has family pack ground beef for $2.49 lb. This low carb recipe gives you the flavor of pizza without the carbs. It’s also fun game day fare to serve with Italian bread bites.
  1. Brown 1 pound of ground beef and 1 Tbs of Italian seasoning in a skillet on the stove over medium/high heat and drain
  2. Put your beef and small bag of mozzarella in a bowl and mix it together
  3. Spray your crock pot lightly with cooking spray
  4. Evenly spread out your beef mixture in your crock pot
  5. Pour 1 jar of pizza sauce across the top and spread out evenly
  6. Top with your pizza blend cheese and toppings
  7. Cover and cook on low for around 4 hours
Recipe Notes
  • use a 5-6 quart slow cooker since there is quite a bit in this recipe.
  • All slow cookers cook differently, so cooking times are always a basic guideline

Liberty University AD Ian McCaw

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Ian McCaw, Liberty University Athletic Director, discusses Flames football and the upcoming exhibition basketball game with Va. Tech.

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Expert: MS-13 members move to smaller Virginia cities to find work

Experts say the MS-13 gang has been around Virginia for a quarter century, but its spread outside major urban centers has been more recent — although not entirely successful. Some members have moved in recent years to smaller population centers in search of work, but with more police training and communication, law enforcement has been able to better contain the gang’s growth and activities in less populated areas. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story:

10-17 MS13 in VA Wrap-WLNI-WEB

Feds: ‘Operation Goodfellas’ breaks up $19 million drug ring

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Federal officials say they’ve busted up a $19 million drug ring in Virginia. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Virginia’s Eastern District said in a statement Tuesday that they’ve charged five Hampton Roads area men in a trafficking conspiracy that moved large amounts of cocaine, heroin and marijuana. Agents said they bought drugs for nearly two years from residents of Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. They said one man was arrested with $500,000 worth of cocaine. Much of the drugs came from California. Officials said they also nabbed two members of a California and Mexico-based organization after they flew to Virginia to collect cocaine and $500,000 in proceeds. The sting called “Operation Goodfellas” included nearly 150 law enforcement agents from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals and Norfolk police.