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Sep 14, 2023

Homicide suspect who fled into Virginia woods hitched a ride back to Tennessee, authorities say

A Tennessee homicide suspect who fled into the Virginia woods has hitched a ride back to Tennessee and is still on the loose, authorities said Sept. 14. Gary Parsons, the sheriff of Virginia’s Lee County, said in a statement that authorities spoke to an individual who gave the suspect a ride to Union County, Tennessee, which […]

Sep 13, 2023

Virginia candidate whose videos were shared draws support from women, Democratic leader

A Democratic Virginia legislative candidate whose race was rattled by the revelation that she and her husband livestreamed themselves having sex moved forward with her campaign Tuesday and drew some early support in the high-stakes contest.

Sep 12, 2023

Virginia library faces potential shutdown over funding after children’s books are challenged

A Virginia library that traces its roots to the 18th century could soon be shuttered over a dispute about children’s books that expose readers to gay, lesbian and transgender characters.

Sep 12, 2023

Prosecutors drop charges against Bijan Kian, a onetime business partner of Michael Flynn

Federal prosecutors on Monday dropped charges against Bijan Kian, a onetime business partner of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn who had been accused of acting as an unregistered agent of the Turkish government.

Sep 12, 2023

Candidate in high-stakes Virginia election performed sex acts with husband in live videos

A candidate in a high-stakes legislative contest in Virginia had sex with her husband in live videos posted on a pornographic website and asked viewers to pay them money in return for carrying out specific sex acts.

Sep 11, 2023

Youngkin pardons man whose arrest at a school board meeting galvanized conservatives

The father of a Virginia student sexually assaulted in her high school bathroom has been pardoned after his arrest two years ago protesting a school board meeting became a flashpoint in the conservative push to increase parental involvement in public education.

Sep 11, 2023

New murder charges brought against the man accused of killing UVA football players

Authorities have upgraded murder charges against the man accused of fatally shooting three University of Virginia football players last year.

Sep 8, 2023

Virginia lawsuit stemming from police pepper-spraying an Army officer will be settled

A town in Virginia has agreed to independent reviews of misconduct allegations against its police force to settle a lawsuit filed after a Black and Latino Army lieutenant was pepper sprayed during a traffic stop.

Sep 7, 2023

Prosecutors ask a judge to revoke bond of mother of Virginia boy who shot his first-grade teacher

Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to revoke the bond for the mother of a Virginia boy who shot and wounded his first-grade teacher after she allegedly failed multiple drug tests while awaiting sentencing on two felony charges. Deja Taylor pleaded guilty in June to having a gun while possessing marijuana and to lying on a federal background check […]

Sep 7, 2023

Navy veteran announces bid for Democratic nomination in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District

A Navy veteran announced a bid Sept. 6 to seek the Democratic nomination in Virginia’s coastal 2nd Congressional District, aiming to take the seat back from a GOP congresswoman elected last year. Missy Cotter Smasal said she will focus on the local economy, education, and military and veterans’ issues. Cotter Smasal, who runs a nonprofit […]

Sep 7, 2023

Virginia lawmakers pass long-overdue budget bill with tax rebates, extra aid for schools

The politically divided Virginia General Assembly approved long-overdue budget legislation Sept. 6, voting in an unusually fast-paced special session to both reduce taxes and boost spending on public education and mental health as part of the package. Lawmakers spent just a few hours in the Capitol considering the compromise plan before overwhelmingly adopting it and […]

Sep 6, 2023

Virginia lawmakers convene special session on long-delayed budget

The politically divided Virginia General Assembly convened Sept. 6 in a special session to consider compromise budget legislation that’s six months overdue. The small group of negotiators who have been leading budget talks since the legislature’s regular session ended without agreement on adjustments to the two-year state spending plan announced they had reached a compromise two week[...]

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