Need to Know - Tuesday July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014

Opening arguments were heard Tuesday in the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. Maureen's attorney says the former first lady was lonely and developed a crush on Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, saying she was duped.

Officers held a checkpoint Tuesday to find dangerous trucks and get them off the road. They spent the day inspecting tractor trailers that could pose a safety threat. Violation fines can be hefty. One truck paid more than $1,700 in fines.

Nearly 77 million Americans are overdue on a bill, other than their mortgage payment, by 180 days.
And on average they owe nearly $5,200. A local financial planner says you should pay off bills with high interest rates first, and try to cut back on excessive spending.

Former Virginia Attorney General Richard Cullen says 89-year-old Caldwell Butler died Tuesday. Butler was a five-term republican congressman from Virginia who voted for President Richard Nixon's impeachment.

Virginia's sales tax holiday for clothing, footwear, and school and office supplies begins Friday. Everything from pens and pencils to jeans and diapers will be tax-exempt. The link in the article below has more details on the tax holiday.

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