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  • 'Road rage' cited in killing of Muslim girl in Virginia

    June 19, 2017 4:19 PM

    FAIRFAX - Police blamed "road rage" on Monday for the killing of a teenage Muslim girl who was attacked by a driver while walking with friends to her mosque between Ramadan prayers this weekend. The girl's father, Mohmoud Hassanen Aboras of Reston said he doesn't understand how this... more »
  • Judge grants injunction against Trump travel ban in Virginia

    February 13, 2017 9:56 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its travel ban in Virginia, adding another judicial ruling to those already in place challenging the ban's constitutionality. A federal appeals court in California has already upheld a national temporary restraining order stopping... more »
  • Police: Officer fatally shoots man who shot 2, took hostage

    January 16, 2017 7:46 PM

    HERNDON, Va. - Police in Virginia say an officer shot and killed a man who shot two others and then kept a hostage barricaded inside a home even after it caught fire. Fairfax County Police Department spokeswoman Julie Parker told reporters Monday afternoon that after the home in Herndon, a... more »
  • Zika worries bring mosquito-fighting business to Mississippi

    October 1, 2016 12:39 PM

    JACKSON - A Virginia-based mosquito control company says its hopes to franchise operations in Mississippi. The operations officer of "Mosquito Joe" tells The Clarion-Ledger that the company wants to operate in the state as concerns about the Zika virus grow. The Mississippi State Department of Health says 23 cases of... more »
  • DC Metro train derails, 1 passenger evaluated for injury

    July 29, 2016 7:23 AM

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Metro says a train has derailed in northern Virginia and fire officials say one of about 75 passengers on the train is being evaluated for a minor injury. Metro tweets that the train derailed at the East Falls Church Metro station Friday morning. The derailment is causing... more »
  • Court to Virginia school: Let transgender teen use boys bathroom

    June 23, 2016 5:27 PM

    RICHMOND - A federal district court has ordered a Virginia school board to allow a transgender teen to use the boys bathroom at his school. U.S. District Court Judge Robert G. Doumar ruled Thursday that the Gloucester County School Board must allow Gavin Grimm to use the bathroom that matches... more »
  • Virginia restores voting rights of 200K felons

    April 22, 2016 2:46 PM

    RICHMOND - Gov. Terry McAuliffe is restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 convicted felons in the state. The sweeping action announced by the Democratic governor Friday will allow former felons who have completed their sentences to register to vote in Virginia this year. McAuliffe has made the restoration... more »
  • Police: Bus station gunman kills trooper; others shoot him

    April 1, 2016 6:09 AM

    RICHMOND, VA.- Virginia State Police say a trooper has died after a shooting at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond. Virginia State Police Superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty says the trooper, Chad Dermyer, died Thursday after being shot multiple times. State Police have said two civilians were also shot at the... more »
  • 'Moonshiners' star convicted of possessing illegal firearm

    February 2, 2016 12:10 PM

    CHATHAM, Va. - A Virginia man known for his role on the television show "Moonshiners" has been convicted of possessing an illegal firearm. The Danville Register & Bee reports that 39-year-old Steven Ray Tickle of Blairs was found guilty Thursday in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court of possession or use... more »
  • Slow return to normal routines for cities hit by snowstorm

    January 26, 2016 6:35 AM

    WASHINGTON - East Coast cities hit hard by a massive snowstorm are getting closer to their normal routines after more than three days with life at a virtual standstill. In the Washington area, the Metro subway system was scheduled to be close to fully operational Tuesday morning after it gradually... more »
  • Virginia governor: Liberty president statement 'repugnant'

    December 5, 2015 9:56 PM

    RICHMOND - Virginia's governor is criticizing the president of Liberty University for urging his Christian college community to arm itself against a possible attack by a would-be mass killer. Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr. made the suggestion at a gathering of 10,000 on the Lynchburg campus on Friday night, and... more »
  • Bus overturns: 1 seriously hurt, dozens of minor injuries

    November 30, 2015 7:19 AM

    RICHMOND, VA.- A charter bus carrying college students to three Virginia campuses overturned, leaving one person seriously injured and 35 others aboard with minor injuries near the close of the holiday weekend. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told The Associated Press there were no reported fatalities after the bus... more »
  • Students suspended for clothing displaying Confederate flag

    September 17, 2015 1:50 PM

    CHRISTIANSBURG- One of the roughly 20 students at a Virginia high school who received a one-day suspension for wearing clothing displaying the Confederate flag says he doesn't intend to back down. Christiansburg High School Senior Houston Miller organized a rally outside the school Thursday to protest a new school policy... more »
  • Officials say TV killings suspect died at hospital

    August 26, 2015 9:18 AM

    MONETA, Va. - Authorities in Virginia said the disgruntled TV station employee who is believed to have shot and killed two of his former co-workers Wednesday morning has died. Officials said 41-year-old Vester Lee Flanagan II of Roanoke shot himself while police were pursuing him after the shootings of... more »
  • 3 Lowe's workers out over request for no black drivers

    August 11, 2015 2:02 PM

    DANVILLE, VA - Lowe's Home Improvement spokesman says three managers at a Virginia store are "no longer with the company" for their involvement in fulfilling a customer's request that no black drivers deliver to her home. Lowe's spokesman Steve Salazar says the company reacted swiftly when it learned of... more »
  • Man charged for thousands in fraud

    January 31, 2015 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Virginia man faces felony charges in Louisiana for allegedly stealing thousands in illegally obtained state income tax refunds. Charles Lawrence Fisher, of Palmyra, Virginia, is accused of submitting Louisiana individual income tax returns in the names of two unsuspecting Louisiana residents and directing the refunds to... more »
  • CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

    October 22, 2014 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breadth of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says... more »
  • Parents of missing UVa student ask for information

    October 4, 2014 11:48 AM

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Noting their heart-wrenching wait for answers, the parents of a missing University of Virginia student appealed Saturday for whoever is responsible for her disappearance three weeks ago to help them find their daughter. Sue and John Graham, whose 18-year-old daughter Hannah disappeared on Sept. 13, issued a... more »
  • Ex-Virginia gov., wife guilty of public corruption

    September 4, 2014 2:28 PM

    RICHMOND, VA - A jury has convicted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, of corruption, fraud and bribery, after the couple accepted more than $165,000 of gifts and loans from a businessman. Both Bob and Maureen bowed heads and wept as a chorus of "guilty" kept coming... more »
  • Army IDs soldier who shot self at Virginia base

    August 27, 2014 12:17 PM

    RICHMOND, VA - The Army has identified the soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head. Fort Lee officials on Wednesday say it was 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Paula M. Walker of Yonkers, New York. She was a human... more »
  • Soldier dies after shooting herself in Virginia

    August 25, 2014 3:50 PM

    FORT LEE, VA - A soldier has died after barricading herself in an office and shooting herself inside a major command's headquarters in Virginia. Fort Lee officials said the solider was pronounced dead Monday after being taken to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. No other injuries were reported in the... more »
  • Army: Barricaded in office, soldier shot herself

    August 25, 2014 9:04 AM

    FORT LEE, VA - A commanding general at a Virginia Army base says a soldier with a gun barricaded herself in an office, then shot herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her. Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons says the soldier went on a rampage... more »
  • Delay denied in ruling on Va. gay marriage ban

    August 13, 2014 11:20 AM

    RICHMOND, VA - A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Wednesday denied the request by a county court clerk in northern Virginia to stay the decision... more »
  • US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    July 28, 2014 1:21 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. - A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage and denying recognition of such unions performed in other states violate the... more »
  • Vanderbilt, Virginia to meet in CWS final

    June 21, 2014 11:18 PM

    OMAHA, NE - Vanderbilt beat Texas 4-3 in 10 innings Saturday night, and now the Commodores will meet Virginia in the College World Series final on Monday. The Cavaliers knocked Ole Miss out of the tournament with a 4-1 win over the Rebels on Saturday afternoon. Each of... more »
  • SEC teams Vandy, Ole Miss both need wins Saturday to remain in CWS

    June 20, 2014 11:12 PM

    OMAHA, NE -The College World Series game between Virginia and Mississippi was suspended after a 93-minute lightning and rain delay at TD Ameritrade Park on Friday night, while Texas beat Vanderbilt 4-0 to set up a winner-take-all game between those two Saturday night. The game between the Rebels and... more »
  • Police: 4 in Va. killed in apparent murder-suicide

    June 16, 2014 10:02 AM

    MATOACA, VA - Police say a Virginia couple and their two children have died in an apparent murder-suicide. Chesterfield County police say investigators believe 35-year-old Barry C. Jernigan shot his 30-year-old old wife, Renotta Jernigan; his 9-year-old stepdaughter, Alexis F. Kellas; and 2-year-old son, Seth Jernigan. Police say the father... more »
  • Jefferson letter for sale

    May 13, 2014 7:33 PM

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA- A rare letter that provides insight into the family of Thomas Jefferson is for sale. It was written by Jefferson on July 24, 1805 to his friend and estate manager discussing the president's desire to have his Poplar Forest plantation in Virginia appraised so he could begin... more »
  • Train catches fire in Va. derailment

    April 30, 2014 2:16 PM

    LYNCHBURG,Va.- Authorities are evacuating numerous buildings around a train derailment and fire along the James River in downtown Lynchburg, Va. The derailment occurred Wednesday afternoon. No injuries have been reported. Lynchburg is a city of about 77,000 people in the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains. It is... more »
  • Bid to boost congressional pay falls short

    April 9, 2014 7:34 PM

    WASHINGTON- A congressman who's about to retire lost his bid to get members a small pay raise to help with their living expenses. Democrat Jim Moran of Virginia wanted $25 a day as a replacement for a cost of living increase that would be denied to lawmakers under legislation... more »
  • Va. quickly emerging as key in gay marriage fight

    January 19, 2014 10:37 AM

    RICHMOND, Va. - Almost overnight, Virginia has emerged as a critical state in the nationwide fight to grant gay men and women the right to wed. With the recent court gains in deeply conservative Utah and Oklahoma, gay rights advocates are heartened by the new mood in Virginia ushered in... more »
  • Police believe Va. senator was stabbed by son

    November 19, 2013 2:59 PM

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- Police say the son of a state senator in Virginia stabbed his father before shooting himself to death. Virginia State Police said Tuesday afternoon that authorities are still investigating the stabbing of Sen. Creigh (kree) Deeds, but it appears it was an attempted murder and suicide. Deeds' 24-year-old... more »
  • Sexual battery charged dropped against Air Force officer

    July 18, 2013 8:06 PM

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA- Prosecutors in Virginia dropped a sexual battery charge against an Air Force officer who led the branch's sexual assault response unit. His trial was supposed to begin Thursday but the Prosecutor said the sexual battery would be dropped to a generic assault charge which comes with the same... more »
  • 2 FBI agents killed in training accident in Va.

    May 19, 2013 4:12 PM

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Two FBI agents have been killed in a training accident in Virginia. A spokeswoman for the FBI's Norfolk office, Vanessa Torres, said Sunday that the accident happened Friday afternoon off the Virginia Beach coast. Torres says the accident is being investigated. She didn't have any further... more »
  • 2 shot, 1 in custody after shooting at Va. mall

    April 12, 2013 2:47 PM

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - Officials say two women have been shot and a suspect is in custody following a shooting at a community college section of a Virginia mall. Emergency officials received a 911 call around 2 p.m. Friday about someone with a gun at the New River Community College satellite... more »
  • 3 dead, including suspect in Marine base shooting

    March 22, 2013 10:38 AM

    QUANTICO, Va. - A lockdown has been lifted at a Marine base in Virginia, where authorities say a Marine killed a male and female colleague last night before killing himself. Authorities found the body of one Marine late last night in barracks and the bodies of two other Marines later.... more »
  • Biden to promote gun control in pro-gun Virginia

    January 23, 2013 3:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden is launching a White House campaign of road trips to promote gun control with a visit to the heart of avidly pro-gun Virginia. The White House announced Wednesday that Biden would travel to Richmond on Friday along with other Obama administration officials and Democratic... more »

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