Quantcast
Home / News in Brief (page 29) /

News in Brief

State records $550 million surplus

(AP) Virginia collected $550 million more than expected in revenues last fiscal year. Gov. Ralph Northam announced the surplus July 12. He said it was an encouraging sign of economic momentum in the state. The surplus was attributable to increases ...

Read More »

US, Virginia sue company over defective Metro concrete

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Department of Justice and the state of Virginia are suing a manufacturer over concrete created for the Metro’s Silver Line. The lawsuit, filed July 9 in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, alleges that Universal Concrete Products ...

Read More »

Dominion increased political spending while pushing for law

(AP) Dominion Energy’s tenfold increase in spending to influence Virginia politicians was prompted by the spread of “fake news and propaganda perpetuated by anti-energy groups,” a company spokesman said. Recently filed disclosure forms show the state’s biggest electric utility and ...

Read More »

Family presses for documents in fatal police shooting

MCLEAN (AP) The family of a Northern Virginia man fatally shot by U.S. Park Police last year after a short chase is seeking the release of documents surrounding the investigation. Lawyers for Bijan Ghaisar’s family announced July 10 they have ...

Read More »

Appeals court backs $10B Volkswagen emissions cheating deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a $10 billion settlement between Volkswagen and car owners caught up in the company’s emissions cheating scandal. The deal delivered “tangible, substantial benefits” and the federal judge who approved it ...

Read More »

3 announce to run for Chesterfield commonwealth’s attorney (access required)

Two Republicans and a Democrat say they will run for the top prosecutor’s job vacated this month by the retirement of Billy Davenport. Current Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney John Childrey has been endorsed by Davenport and various state and local ...

Read More »

Divorce lawyer suspended for 3 years (access required)

A Springfield domestic relations attorney has been suspended for three years for stonewalling a client, failing to return an unearned fee and ignoring a bar subpoena. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board ordered the penalty for Robert L.I. Shearer Jr. ...

Read More »

House speaker appeals redistricting ruling

(AP) Virginia Republicans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a recent court ruling that 11 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered and need to be redrawn. House Speaker Kirk Cox filed a notice of appeal July 6. A three-judge panel ...

Read More »

Lawsuit: Ship’s no-slip floor caused cornhole injury

NORFOLK (AP) The owners of a popular dinner cruise ship in Norfolk are being sued by a customer who says the ship’s no-skid flooring worked too well. The lawsuit in federal court accuses the Spirit of Norfolk cruise ship of inappropriately ...

Read More »

Police: Man dies after swallowing bag of cocaine

WAYNESBORO (AP) Authorities say a Waynesboro man choked to death after swallowing an apparent bag of cocaine during a police raid. News outlets reported 52-year-old William Tucker died July 6. Police say a drug task force and a Waynesboro police ...

Read More »