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Deputies injured in courthouse shooting

Two deputies have been injured in a shooting incident involving an inmate at the Fauquier County courthouse, according to published reports. The Associated Press said the inmate was in custody and the deputies were taken for medical care.  WUSA reports ...

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McDonnell wants drilling off Va. coast

Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell wants the federal government to get cracking on exploration for oil and natural gas off Virginia’s coast. In a letter to U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made public today, McDonnell wrote, “A key priority for us here ...

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Judges on the move

As the year draws to a close, two Virginia judges (and one former judge) have announced career changes for 2010: Petersburg J&DR Judge James Hume plans to trade the bench for the pulpit after he steps down this month. A ...

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McDonnell names Cabinet officers

Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell has appointed three members to his cabinet, including two lawyers. Lisa Hicks-Thomas of the attorney general’s office will be his Secretary of Administration, reports the Richmond-Times Dispatch. According to a press release from the govenor-elect’s office, Hicks-Thomas ...

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Sheriff charged with misdemeanor

Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt has been arrested and charged with mishandling paperwork at his office. The Roanoke Times reports the accusation comes out of a grand jury investigation of claims that Hunt directed his office to pay his teenage ...

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