Need to Know - Wednesday August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN VIRGINIA:
On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court granted a request from a county clerk in Northern Virginia to block same-sex marriages across the state while the issue is being appealed. Without court intervention, same-sex couples would have been allowed to wed as of Thursday.

CORRUPTION TRIAL OF FORMER GOVERNOR:
Former governor Bob McDonnell took the stand Wednesday in his defense, for the federal corruption case against him and his wife Maureen. He said he had an inkling his wife had reservations about being first lady and was upset and concerned about her role.

STABBING ON THE UVA CORNER:
Charlottesville police say 58-year-old Robert Shrieves was arrested Tuesday in connection to a stabbing on the U.Va. Corner. Witnesses say the victim was stabbed at least twice and the wounds could be serious. The victim is being treated for stab wounds.

FORMER PASTOR DIES BEHIND BARS:
58-year-old Rodney Lee Rodis died in prison on August 5th . The former Catholic priest was serving time for stealing more than $1 million from two churches were he served as pastor. No word yet on how Rodis died.

SECURITY UPGRADES FOR SCHOOLS:
Besides fresh paint, and polished floors, 13 Albemarle County Schools underwent some major security upgrades before the start of the school year. The county spent $500,000 in security upgrades to create buffer zones at school entrances.


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