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Long Day, 122 Amendments Await Va. Lawmakers

Posted: 04/21/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposed cuts to various social service programs are expected to prompt legislative skirmishes when lawmakers return to Richmond.

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Va. Court Backs Ban on Winter Crabbing

Posted: 04/21/2010 - The Virginia Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal by watermen who sought to overturn a ban on dredging crabs during the winter months.

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Va. Cockfighting Breeding Operation Raided

Posted: 04/21/2010 - Two northern Virginia residents have been indicted on animal cruelty and other charges related to an alleged cockfighting breeding operation.

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Va. Lt. Gov. Stranded in Italy Due to Ash Cloud

Posted: 04/20/2010 - Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling is stranded in Italy following an ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano. The lieutenant governor was attending an economic development symposium in Italy.

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TV Reporter Arrested on Child Porn Charges Accused of Violating Bond

Posted: 04/20/2010 - Former television reporter Ryan O'Connor will appear in court on Monday on allegations that he violated the terms of his bail. O'Connor is charged with four counts of re-producing child pornography and five counts of possession of child pornography.

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Harrington to be Remembered at Roanoke Rally

Posted: 04/20/2010 - The Jefferson College of Health Sciences is hosting a "Take Back the Night" rally in Roanoke to raise awareness of violence against women. Gil Harrington, the mother of murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, will be the featured speaker.

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Dorothy Height, Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 98

Posted: 04/20/2010 - Dr. Dorothy Height, who as longtime president of the National Council of Negro Women was the leading female voice of the 1960s civil rights movement, died Tuesday. She was 98.

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Va. Man Sentenced for Panama Bribes

Posted: 04/20/2010 - A Virginia man will serve seven years in prison for bribing Panamanian government officials to win a contract to maintain buoys and lighthouses outside the Panama canal.

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Five Arrested After Va. Town Vigil Turns Disruptive

Posted: 04/20/2010 - A candlelight vigil that was meant to honor a 14-year-old boy who died over the weekend turned violent, as police say they had to arrest five people. Some of the charges include assault on a police officer and failure to leave an unlawful assembly.

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State Urges Early Horse Vaccinations

Posted: 04/20/2010 - The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) urges all horse owners to ask their veterinarians for West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis vaccination recommendations for their animals.

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Advocates Carry Handguns, Rifles at Va. Rally

Posted: 04/20/2010 - Gun rights activists are carrying holstered handguns and unloaded rifles at a northern Virginia rally to show their support of the Second Amendment.

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McDonnell Wants Va. Transportation System Audited

Posted: 04/19/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell has called for four audits of Virginia's transportation programs to determine if the state is using the best practices to address transportation issues.

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Journalism Group 'Outraged' By Raid on JMU Student Paper

Posted: 04/19/2010 - The Society of Professional Journalists sent a letter to the commonwealth's attorney for Rockingham County and Harrisonburg for issuing a search warrant for James Madison University's student newspaper for photographs of an out-of-control block party.

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VDOT: Put Down Your Cell Phones

Posted: 04/19/2010 - In observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week, officials from the Virginia Department of Transportation are reminding motorists of the dangers of talking on the cell phone while driving.

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Virginia Governor Honors Volunteers

Posted: 04/19/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell is honoring Virginia volunteers with the Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Awards, which have been given for more than 18 years.

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Va. Recognizes Earth Week with Statewide Events

Posted: 04/19/2010 - The commonwealth is recognizing Earth Week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Gov. Bob McDonnell will appear at various events across the state to promote the importance of conserving and protecting Virginia's natural resources.

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VT Families Press Senators to Back Gun-show Bill

Posted: 04/19/2010 - Family members affected by the Virginia Tech massacre are asking both Virginia U.S. senators through a full-page ad in the Richmond-Times Dispatch to close the so-called 'gun-show loophole,' where civilians can buy guns at gun shows without going through a background check.

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Search Warrant Executed on JMU Student Paper

Posted: 04/16/2010 - A search warrant was executed on the James Madison University student newspaper Friday. Commonwealth's Attorney Marsha Garst says the warrant was for pictures of people involved in violence at last weekend's SpringFest block party.

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Man Dies in Fall from Cliff at Va. Resort

Posted: 04/16/2010 - Police say a North Carolina man who fell 80 feet off a cliff at a Virginia resort apparently lost his footing while preparing to have his photograph taken.

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4-year-old Virginia Boy Killed by Train

Updated: 04/16/2010 - Authorities are investigating the death of a 4-year-old Smyth County boy who was hit by a train. Investigators believe the boy was playing near railroad tracks when he was struck by the step on the side of the train's engine.

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Disbarred Va. Attorney Gets 30 Years for Fraud

Posted: 04/16/2010 - A judge in Norfolk has sentenced a disbarred attorney to 30 years in federal prison for defrauding clients and friends out of more than $8 million.

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