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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Banjo, fiddle contests set for Va. state fair

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — The State Fair of Virginia is seeking banjo players and fiddlers for a contest. The fair's open and youth fiddle and banjo contests will be held on Oct. 4 in the Triple Crown Amphitheater at Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. Registration will take place on the day 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...

  • Va. birthplace of Secretariat stages reunion

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — More than 50 horses whose bloodlines trace back to Triple Crown great Secretariat and other Meadow Farm champions have gathered for a reunion. Media outlets report horses and their trainers trotted around an outdoor ring at Meadow Event Park in Caroline County on Saturday...

  • Warner, Gillespie trade jabs in 1st Senate debate

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie had a heated exchange over women's health issues Saturday during their first debate, with Warner accusing Gillespie of wanting to "ban certain forms of common contraception." "This is...



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