Need to Know - Thursday September 4, 2014

September 4, 2014

JURY REACHES VERDICT IN MCDONNELL TRIAL:
The jury reached a verdict in the federal corruption trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell Thursday. Bob McDonnell was found guilty on eleven of the corruption counts, and Maureen McDonnell was found guilty of nine of the corruption counts.

RIDDICK INSANITY PLEA:
A Madison County judge accepted Rashad Riccdick's not guilty by insanity plea Thursday. The please was accepted after he admitted to killing his uncle, wife, and his wife's daughter. The 27-year-old will spend the rest of his life in a state mental hospital.

BEAR ATTACKS IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA:
The Wildlife Center of Virginia says humans are generally to blame for bear attacks. It says in the case of the Staunton man who was recently attacked, it was his efforts to retrieve his dog that angered the bear and caused the attack.

LOCKN’ MUSIC FESTIVAL OPENS:
Traffic was moving smoothly Thursday morning for the second annual Lockn’ Music Festival in Nelson County. This year, organizers solved spatial issues by purchasing 400 additional acres of land to provide more room for cars and reduce backups.

TOM TOM ANNOUNCES FOUNDERS:
The Tom Tom Festival has nominated 18 local founders to represent the "Founding of Charlottesville Celebration." Each founder will be publicly recognized at a ceremony during the fall block party, September 26th.


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