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Court Rules Against Low-flying Crop-dusters

Posted: 04/23/2010 - A federal appeals court has upheld an aviation board's finding that two Martinsburg crop-duster pilots violated federal regulations by flying too low over a congested area.

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McDonnell Unhappy with Rejected Ethics Bill Change

Posted: 04/23/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell says he's happy more than 90 percent of his amendments to 2010 legislation have been approved. But he's unhappy that lawmakers rebuffed him on some recommendations, particularly those to a legislative ethics inquiry bill.

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Branch Hits Power Line, Va. Worker Electrocuted

Posted: 04/23/2010 - A tree-service worker was electrocuted Wednesday morning when a branch he was trimming hit a power line. The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry is investigating the incident.

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US Indicts 11 Suspected Pirates in Norfolk, Va.

Posted: 04/23/2010 - Eleven suspected pirates were indicted Friday in Norfolk on U.S charges of piracy and other counts related to attacks on two U.S. naval vessels off the coast of Africa.

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VDOT Reorganizes, Reduces Number of Employees

Posted: 04/22/2010 - The Virginia Department of Transportation will complete restructuring this week, which, in part, means 360 employees will leave the agency. The reorganization comes as VDOT continues to face a $4.6 billion revenue shortfall.

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Va. Lawmakers Approve Victim Visits with Condemned Attackers

Posted: 04/22/2010 - Victims of violent crime soon will be able to visit their attackers, even if they're on death row. When the bill passed the General Assembly last month, it allowed meetings with other offenders but excluded those on death row and juveniles.

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Va. Man Injured in Apparent Pipe Bomb Explosion

Posted: 04/22/2010 - Police say a Surry County man suffered life-threatening injuries when a homemade device exploded. Police say the victim apparently was building a pipe bomb that went off about Tuesday afternoon.

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Vick's Uncle Jailed for Role in Va. Heroin Ring

Posted: 04/22/2010 - Michael Vick's 57-year-old uncle has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for his role in a heroin ring in southeastern Virginia. Joseph Vick Jr. was sentenced Wednesday in Newport News on a charge of distributing 100 grams of the drug.

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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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