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  • Judge dismisses GreenTech suit in win for First Amendment: Examiner Editorial

    A federal judge in Mississippi last week threw out an $85 million defamation lawsuit brought by a politically connected corporation against a Virginia journalism non-profit.

  • Former Navy manager sentenced to 8 years in prison

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former manager at the Navy's Military Sealift Command has been sentenced to eight years in prison for receiving bribes. Kenny Toy was sentenced in federal court in Norfolk on Tuesday. Toy is the former afloat programs manager for the command. Court documents say Toy...

  • Sheriff: Campground hit by tornado may open soon

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — The Northampton County Sheriff's Office says the Eastern Shore campground that was struck by a tornado, resulting in two deaths may reopen soon. The sheriff's office released a statement on Tuesday saying the Cherrystone Campground on the Chesapeake Bay is expected to...

  • Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's marriage had 'broken down,' lawyer says

    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's marriage was broken and his wife developed a crush on a businessman who lavished her with expensive gifts and attention, an attorney for the first lady said Tuesday during the couple's corruption trial.

  • Senate confirms Harris nomination to appeals court

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Pamela Harris to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Harris fills a vacancy on the court created when Judge Andre Davis took senior status in February. The Richmond-based circuit has appellate jurisdiction over district...

  • US mine agency seeks civil penalty criteria change

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Federal mine regulators are proposing a change in the criteria for civil penalties for health and safety violations. The Mine Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday it will publish a proposed rule that would increase attention on more serious safety and health...

  • Ex-Va. alcohol agency employee pleads to theft

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former employee of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $239,000 from the agency. Twenty-nine-year-old Steven Hammond of Richmond entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Richmond. A routine review by the...

  • Former Virginia Congressman Caldwell Butler dies

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Caldwell Butler, a five-term Republican congressman from Virginia who helped draft the impeachment articles for President Richard Nixon, died Tuesday. He was 89. Butler, of Roanoke, represented Virginia's 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House from 1972 to 1982, a...

  • Sailor aboard Va.-based destroyer dies

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Pentagon says a sailor assigned to a Norfolk-based destroyer has died during deployment. Media outlets report 23-year-old Yeshabel Villot Carrasco of Parma, Ohio, died aboard the destroyer James E. Williams. The Pentagon described the circumstances surrounding the...

  • Opening statements set in ex-Va. governor's trial

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Opening statements are scheduled in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will lay out their case for an eight-man, four-woman jury Tuesday. Jury selection took all day Monday. The McDonnells...

  • Warner: Export-Import Bank supports Va. port jobs

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner traveled to Hampton Roads to rally support for reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank, saying it helps support thousands of port-related jobs in the area and helps companies in all corners of the state compete in the global marketplace. The...

  • Mark Warner, Ed Gillespie trade barbs in first Senate debate

    Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie met over the weekend for the first debate in the 2014 Virginia Senate race.

  • Witness list released in McDonnell trial

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed a list of 61 potential witnesses in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife. Among those on the witness list are Maureen McDonnell and the couple's three children, Sean, Rachel and Bobby. The witness list and...

  • Va. stalking suspect arrested a 2nd time in W.Va.

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant earlier this month in West Virginia has been arrested a second time after authorities said he failed to turn himself in on stalking charges in Danville. Media outlets report 30-year-old Berkley Allen Furgurson of...

  • Virginia motorist gets 2 years in pedestrian death

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Henrico County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to two years in prison in a pedestrian's hit-and-run death. Media outlets report a Richmond circuit judge sentenced 52-year-old Barry E. Mallory to the maximum 10 years in prison but suspended eight years of...



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