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UVa Acquires Rare Anti-Slavery Manifesto

Posted: 03/03/2011 - The University of Virginia has acquired a rare first edition of an 1829 anti-slavery manifesto that was considered a declaration of independence for black Americans as well as a major threat to Southern leaders, who worked vigorously to stop its distribution.

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Va. Allocates $229M for School Projects

Posted: 03/03/2011 - The state has allocated more than $229 million in bonds to fully or partially fund 41 school construction, renovation and expansion projects in Virginia.

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Advocates Hope for Revamp of Virginia Parole Board

Posted: 03/03/2011 - Prisoner advocates are hopeful that Gov. Bob McDonnell's decision to replace Virginia's parole board will increase the number of inmates who are granted early release.

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Death from Va. Man's Venomous Snakes May Lead to Jail

Posted: 03/02/2011 - A snake enthusiast faces numerous charges in Tennessee after wildlife authorities confiscated several of his venomous serpents following the death of a fellow hobbyist bitten by a copperhead.

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Driver Killed in DC Tunnel Crash

Posted: 03/02/2011 - Police say a woman is dead and three people are injured after a crash in the 3rd Street Tunnel in Washington that involved a D.C. government vehicle.

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Study: Many Va. Households Lack Financial Security

Posted: 03/02/2011 - A University of Virginia study shows a significant number of households across the state lack enough income and cash assets to cover basic needs and unplanned expenses.

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Hundreds Arrested in ICE Gang Roundup

Posted: 03/02/2011 - More than 600 gang members have been arrested in the last three months in what Immigration and Customs Enforcement calls its biggest gang roundup since 2005.

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Report: McDonnell's Transportation Plan Would Create Thousands of Jobs

Posted: 03/01/2011 - According to research conducted by Chmura Economics and Analytics, Virginia’s economy would expand by $13.1 billion and support 105,642 additional jobs over six years if Gov. Bob McDonnell's transportation plan passed February 27 by the General Assembly is fully implemented.

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Virginia Prisoners Gain Access to Lawsuit Handbook

Updated: 03/01/2011 - Prisoners in Virginia will have access to a guide that teaches them how to file lawsuits over mistreatment or poor conditions under the terms of a settlement between the guide's publishers and the Department of Corrections.

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Dominion Eyes 3rd North Anna Reactor Despite Partner Loss

Posted: 03/01/2011 - Energy company Dominion Resources Inc. says it has not changed its plans for a potential third nuclear reactor at its North Anna Power Station despite a partner's decision to withdraw from the project.

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