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Crime Solvers tip was instrumental in arrests of Powhatan gun shop thieves

A Powhatan tip received nine hours after authorities announced the theft of 30 handguns from a firearms shop was instrumental in identifying and arresting two men.

Friday 05/22/2015
Community college starts craft beer brewing certificate program

CHARLOTTESVILLE — In a serendipitous turn of events, Levi Duncan and Hunter Smith of Champion Brewing Co. met taking classes on brewing beer at Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Suit seeks millions in death of Richmond man tasered by South Boston police

A federal lawsuit is alleging that South Boston police fatally tased a Richmond man two years ago, denying him immediate care at the doors of a South Boston medical facility by transporting him instead to jail.

Crime Solvers tip was instrumental in arrests of Powhatan gun shop thieves

A Powhatan tip received nine hours after authorities announced the theft of 30 handguns from a firearms shop was instrumental in identifying and arresting two men.

Thursday 05/21/2015
Noah Thomas case: Two months into investigation questions remain

ROANOKE — today marks two months since 5-year-old Noah Thomas seemingly vanished from his home in Dublin, Va., launching a statewide search for the boy who was later found dead in a septic tank located just a few feet from his front door.

Kaine to kick off tour across the state

U.S. Sen. Timothy M. Kaine, D-Va., is scheduled to kick off a tour across the state this weekend in Southwest Virginia.

Morrissey makes the Joe Show a family affair

Morrissey holds news conference to “share some information” about his 3-month-old son and “correct some rumors” about his relationship with 19-year-old Myrna Pride.

Pretrial hearing scheduled for Jesse Matthew in Fairfax case

A judge today will hear a motion from the defense of Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., the man charged with capital murder in the death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, to suppress evidence in a separate case.

Va. Beach sheriff agrees to allow magazine back into jail

VIRGINIA BEACH — A magazine on prisoner rights will be allowed back into Virginia Beach’s jail after a settlement was reached in its federal lawsuit against the city’s sheriff.

Man accused of 3 Alexandria slayings opposes separate trials

FAIRFAX — The man accused of killing three Alexandria residents over a 10-year span complained about his ankle, his lawyers and the judge at a pretrial hearing Thursday.

Wednesday 05/20/2015
At the beach? Great white shark could swim by

If you go take a dip off the Virginia coast this Memorial Day weekend, you could be swimming with a toothy, 3,400-pound buddy.

After last week's cyber attack, SOL system again disrupted

The state’s online Standards of Learning testing system was disrupted Wednesday for the third time in about a week.

AAA predicts more Memorial Day travelers

AAA Mid-Atlantic is projecting a 4.2 percent increase in Virginians traveling more than 50 miles from home during the Memorial Day weekend, compared with last year’s holiday.

Brat under fire for remarks on undocumented immigrants

Rep. Dave Brat’s comments this week, comparing young immigrants brought here by their parents illegally and who are seeking to serve in the U.S. military to Islamic State terrorists, sparked sharp rebukes from pro-immigration advocates.

Morrissey acknowledges fathering child, plans news conference with family

After months of speculation, former Del. Joseph D. Morrissey confirmed on a radio program Wednesday that he fathered the baby of the woman at the center of his sex crime scandal.

Tuesday 05/19/2015
Big Virginia donors hedge bets ahead of legislative contests

Key Richmond-area business institutions are hedging their bets ahead of this fall’s legislative contests, donating substantial sums to Democrats and Republicans alike.

Schapiro: Governor looking at judicial trifecta?

In considering a prospect for the Virginia Supreme Court, McAuliffe could making three judicial appointments. It's a trifecta Republicans would love.

UVa board gives Sullivan short-term extension

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors voted Tuesday afternoon to extend the contract of President Teresa A. Sullivan through July 2018.

Virginia State Police: Plane wreckage found; at least 2 dead

SALTVILLE — Police say at least two people died when a small airplane crashed into a mountain in southwest Virginia.

Police fatally shoot man; 2 officers wounded in Virginia

ARLINGTON — Police fatally shot a man in a Northern Virginia apartment building Tuesday morning after they heard screaming upon arrival for a domestic-disturbance call, authorities said. Two officers were injured.

State Police: Plane wreckage found; at least 2 dead in SW Va. crash

State Police Lt. Ed Murphy said Tuesday that there are conflicting reports on whether there were two or three people on the plane. Nobody survived.

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