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A snowy day in Capitol Square

A late winter snowstorm gripped the commonwealth yesterday, closing down schools, businesses and even government offices. In the capital city, it was the first significant snowfall in over three years. Here are some photos VLW captured of a snowy Capitol Square. ...

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Evidence standards: your mileage may vary

As Roanoke lawyers pondered the prospects for an official Virginia Code of Evidence last week at a bench-bar conference, presenter John Oakey recalled the variations in trial gatekeeping by Virginia’s federal judges prior to the establishment of federal rules of ...

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Assembly elects judges

The reappointment or election of 24 judges and two members of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission was the last business of the 2009 General Assembly tonight. Both houses adjourned for the year about 8:45 p.m. after the reappointments and ...

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Fralin to retire from House

Del. William Fralin,  R-Roanoke, told fellow delegates today he will not run for re-election this fall.  Fralin has represented the Roanoke Valley for six years. As reported by The Roanoke Times, Fralin’s announcement on the House floor led to a ...

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