Quantcast
Home / News in Brief (page 22) /

News in Brief

Court overturns school’s transgender bathroom rule

(AP) A policy barring a transgender student from using the boys’ restrooms at his Virginia high school is discriminatory, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. In a case closely watched by public schools and transgender-rights activists across the country, a ...

Read More »

Ex-cop pleads to manslaughter in Fairfax shooting

FAIRFAX (AP) A former Fairfax County police officer accused of fatally shooting a man who had his hands up during a 2013 standoff pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter. Adam Torres, 33, struck the plea bargain just before his murder ...

Read More »

Minus a body, trial begins in exec’s disappearance

CHESTERFIELD (AP) A murder trial is moving forward in the disappearance of a Richmond-area executive whose body has never been found. Leyla Namiranian disappeared more than four years ago. The 41-year-old suburban Richmond woman had been the research director at ...

Read More »

Norfolk will pay $200K for police dog attack

NORFOLK (AP) The city of Norfolk has agreed to pay an Army reservist and college student nearly $200,000 after she was mauled by a police dog last year. The Virginian-Pilot reports that, under the deal signed last month, 22-year-old London ...

Read More »

Lawmakers return to take up death penalty, ethics law

(AP) Virginia lawmakers are set to return to the Capitol this week to debate how the state should put inmates to death, how it should structure a new economic development initiative, and whether the Old Dominion should tweak its new ...

Read More »

Attorneys seek permission to film hearing in slain teen case

CHRISTIANSBURG (AP) A judge is considering whether to allow defense attorneys to film a preliminary hearing for a former Virginia Tech student charged with plotting a teenager’s slaying. Natalie Keepers is charged with helping plan the killing of 13-year-old Nicole ...

Read More »

Officials promote new law on sex assault evidence kits

(AP) Virginia officials are touting a new law they say will provide a “permanent” solution to making sure law enforcement agencies properly process evidence from sex assaults. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring attended a ceremonial bill signing ...

Read More »

Richmond man seeks 100K signatures for presidential pardon

(AP) Rodney White turned his life around after serving 15 years in prison. He graduated from the University of Richmond and is a community college administrator. Now White has a national campaign to seek a presidential pardon. White’s prison sentence ...

Read More »

Prosecutor won’t charge slain reporter’s father

ROCKY MOUNT (AP) A special prosecutor says he will not seek criminal charges in a dispute between a state senator and the father of a TV reporter who was fatally shot during a live broadcast. Media outlets report that Danville ...

Read More »