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House rejects Roush

(AP) Republican lawmakers formally rejected Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s pick for the Virginia Supreme Court on Wednesday, but offered no clue how they intend to get their preferred judge elected to the high court. The GOP-controlled House voted down Justice ...

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Pleas expected in slayings of 2 students

(AP) A former hospital worker is expected to plead guilty in the high-profile slayings of two college students in Virginia, a prosecutor said Monday. Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Tracci announced the plea agreements in Jesse LeRoy Matthew Jr.’s cases ...

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Lynch praises new US Attorney

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Attorney General Loretta Lynch is praising the new U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia as one of the Justice Department’s most versatile lawyers. Lynch spoke Friday at the installation ceremony in Alexandria for U.S. Attorney Dana ...

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Assembly approves regulating fantasy sports

(AP) The Virginia General Assembly has passed legislation regulating the fast-growing but embattled online fantasy industry. Lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to legislation that formally legalizes and regulates sites like FanDuel and DraftKings. A spokesman for DraftKings said Virginia is ...

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Bid to reform parole falls short

(AP) An effort to make eligible for early release Virginia inmates who may have been given inflated sentences has fallen short in the General Assembly amid opposition from some Republicans, who’ve long resisted any attempt to bring back parole. The ...

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