Need to Know - Thursday August 21, 2014

August 21, 2014

DAY TWO OF FORMER VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S TESTIMONY:
Bob McDonnell testified Thursday, downplaying the use of a Ferrari owned by former CEO Jonnie Williams. He also said he was unaware of his wife's interactions with Williams. And he said he took the trip to Smith Mountain Lake to spend more time with his family.

MILITARY GEAR IN POLICE FORCE:
Since 2006, Charlottesville police have accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in decommissioned military equipment. But Charlottesville's police chief Tim Longo says they follow strict guidelines before even accepting the gear.

FATAL CAR ACCIDENT IN BUCKINGHAM COUNTY:
A fatal car accident occurred Thursday night on Route 15 in Buckingham County. A driver tried to pass a truck and hit another car head on. Both cars then hit the truck. 28-year-old Shedrick Anderson and 74-year-old Carolyn Whittaker died at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.

SENATE RACE ADS APPEARING ON TV:
The race for the Senate is now underway. The first ads by Republican Ed Gillespie aired last night in some Virginia markets. The ad introduced voters to Gillespie’s upbringing. Gillespie is running against Democrat Mark Warner and Libertarian Robert Sarvis.

NEW CABELL HALL RENOVATIONS:
Following an extensive $64.5 million renovation over a three year period, New Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia is ready for the 21-st century--with new instruction technology, updated mechanical systems, and central air conditioning.


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