Quantcast

Author Archives: The Associated Press

US appeals court slams federal prosecutors in NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court said it is concerned by what appears to be a pattern of federal prosecutors in eastern North Carolina failing to fully turn over evidence that defendants should be aware of in advance of a ...

Read More »

Va. inspector general probes AG office actions

BRISTOL (AP) — Virginia’s inspector general is investigating whether one of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s assistants improperly offered legal advice to two energy companies, including a subsidiary of a corporation that has donated more than $100,000 to Cuccinelli’s gubernatorial campaign. ...

Read More »

Ignition interlocks in wide use with new law

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The number of drunk drivers ordered to install breathalyzers in their vehicles has risen 75 percent in Virginia over the last year as a result of a new law. About 8,500 drivers convicted of a DUI ...

Read More »

McDonnell keeps lawyering up, with Brownlee latest hire

(AP) Gov. Bob McDonnell added former Virginia U.S. attorney John Brownlee to the private legal team he’s assembling to cope with state and federal investigations into gifts to him and his family from the head of a troubled nutritional supplements ...

Read More »

Sexual battery charge dropped for military officer

ARLINGTON (AP) — Virginia prosecutors on Thursday dropped a sexual battery charge against an Air Force officer who once led that branch’s sexual assault response unit. Right before the misdemeanor trial was set to begin against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, 41, ...

Read More »

Charges dismissed in voter registration case

HARRISONBURG (AP) — A judge has dismissed misdemeanor charges against a Pennsylvania man accused of throwing away Virginia voter registration forms. Colin Small, 23, of Phoenixville, Pa., was charged in October 2012 with four misdemeanor counts of destroying voter registration forms, eight ...

Read More »

Prosecutor finds no foul by Va AG for late reports

(AP) A Richmond prosecutor has cleared Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli of criminal wrongdoing for failing to promptly report thousands of dollars in personal gifts he had received years earlier, including a vacation and a catered Thanksgiving dinner. Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney ...

Read More »

Gay marriage ruling will help many veteran spouses

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Stewart Bornhoft, who completed two tours of duty in Vietnam, the Supreme Court’s decision granting federal benefits to married, same-sex couples means that he and his spouse, Stephen McNabb, can one day be buried together at ...

Read More »

AG pushes for settlement money to fund mental health training

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police officers could be better trained to deal with the mentally ill if the federal government would release $800,000 of Virginia’s share of a national Medicaid fraud settlement, according to state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. In ...

Read More »