Need to Know - Tuesday July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014

MCDONNELL TRIAL:
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.

TRACTOR-TRAILER SAFETY:
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.

AMERICANS IN DEBT:
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 CONGRESSMAN DIES:
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 SALES TAX HOLIDAY:
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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