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Former UVA Dean pleads guilty to child pornography charges

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Michael G. Morris, 50, of Crozet, pled guilty to three charges related to the trafficking of images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors. More>>

No criminal investigation in Deeds stabbing

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The Bath County Commonwealth's Attorney has decided not conduct a criminal investigation in connection with the stabbing of State Senator Creigh Deeds and suicide of his son, Gus.
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  • Slain sailor to be awarded Navy medal

    Slain sailor to be awarded Navy medal

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:13:21 GMT
    A 24-year-old sailor who was shot and killed aboard a Navy destroyer while trying to protect another will be awarded a medal for heroism. 
    A 24-year-old sailor who was shot and killed aboard a Navy destroyer while trying to protect another will be awarded a medal for heroism. 
  • Governor signs child identity theft measure into Virginia law

    Governor signs child identity theft measure into Virginia law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:45:37 GMT
    A proposed measure to protect children from identity theft is now officially law. Governor Terry McAuliffe signed HB543 in Richmond Thursday morning.According to a study from Javelin Strategy and Research one in 40 families with children under the age of 18 have at least one child with compromised information.The new bill means that parents can essentially freeze their child's credit so thieves can't use it and potentially rack up thousands of dollars in debt. Virginia State Police Captain Ro...
    A proposed measure to protect children from identity theft is now officially law. Governor Terry McAuliffe signed HB543 in Richmond Thursday morning.According to a study from Javelin Strategy and Research one in 40 families with children under the age of 18 have at least one child with compromised information.The new bill means that parents can essentially freeze their child's credit so thieves can't use it and potentially rack up thousands of dollars in debt. Virginia State Police Captain Ro...
  • Future of New River Valley customs agent unclear

    Future of New River Valley customs agent unclear

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:46:46 GMT
    Senator Tim Kaine said he's working to get the New River Valley customs agent position filled. However, it's an uphill battle due to the sequester cuts.
    Senator Tim Kaine said he's working to get the New River Valley customs agent position filled. However, it's an uphill battle due to the sequester cuts.
  • What's News Today, Wednesday, April 23rd

    What's News Today, Wednesday, April 23rd

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:58 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:58:35 GMT
    The stories that will make headlines today in Southwest Virginia and nationwide.
    The stories that will make headlines today in Southwest Virginia and nationwide.
  • UCLA report finds same-sex marriage could generate $60 million for Virginia

    UCLA report finds same-sex marriage could generate $60 million for Virginia

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:38:42 GMT
    A UCLA think tank report estimates Virginia could generate up to $60 million over the next three years by legalizing same-sex marriage. 
    A UCLA think tank report estimates Virginia could generate up to $60 million over the next three years by legalizing same-sex marriage. 
  • What's News Today, Tuesday, April 22nd

    What's News Today, Tuesday, April 22nd

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:44:08 GMT
    The stories that will be making headlines today in Southwest Virginia and across the country.
    The stories that will be making headlines today in Southwest Virginia and across the country.
  • Blue Ridge Marathon Runners Make the Most of the Mountains

    Blue Ridge Marathon Runners Make the Most of the Mountains

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:05:50 GMT
    Ultra-Marathoner Sean WorkowskiUltra-Marathoner Sean Workowski
    Running "the double" is becoming a tradition for some runners in the Star City.
    Running "the double" is becoming a tradition for some runners in the Star City.
  • UPDATE: Police say no indicators Greenway shooting victim knew suspect

    UPDATE: Police say no indicators Greenway shooting victim knew suspect

    UPDATE: Police say no indicators Greenway shooting victim knew suspect

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:38:24 GMT
    According to Roanoke City Police a shooting suspect is at large after one person was shot on the Roanoke River Greenway near the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road. Police say the victim has non-life threatening injuries. The call came in around 8:55.
    According to Roanoke City Police a shooting suspect is at large after one person was shot on the Roanoke River Greenway near the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road. Police say the victim has non-life threatening injuries. The call came in around 8:55.
  • UPDATE: Tim Kaine talks economy, education with women leaders in Roanoke

    UPDATE: Tim Kaine talks economy, education with women leaders in Roanoke

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:04:59 GMT
    Tim Kaine will speak with female business leaders in Center in the Square in Roanoke today. They will focus on business and family issues.
    Tim Kaine will speak with female business leaders in Center in the Square in Roanoke today. They will focus on business and family issues.
  • Easter eggs with racist notes upset Va. residents

    Easter eggs with racist notes upset Va. residents

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:51:01 GMT
    Residents of a Henrico neighborhood are upset after finding Easter eggs containing racist notes on their lawns.
    Residents of a Henrico neighborhood are upset after finding Easter eggs containing racist notes on their lawns.
  • New policy restores voting rights for Virginia felons quicker

    New policy restores voting rights for Virginia felons quicker

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:42:05 GMT
    A new amendment to Virginia's Restoration of Rights Policy that goes into effect today will make it easier for violent felons to regain their voting rights. 
    A new amendment to Virginia's Restoration of Rights Policy that goes into effect today will make it easier for violent felons to regain their voting rights. 
  • Lynchburg students walking to school on Earth Day

    Lynchburg students walking to school on Earth Day

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:29:13 GMT
    Lynchburg City Schools’ Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program will be participating in Walk to School on Earth Day at four LCS elementary schools. Safe Routes to School is a national program to make walking and biking to school a safer and more appealing option to access school and to emphasize the importance of physical activity in the health and well-being of our children. Dearington, T. C. Miller, R. S. Payne, and Paul Munro elementary schools will participate in the Walk to School Day on ...
    Lynchburg City Schools’ Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program will be participating in Walk to School on Earth Day at four LCS elementary schools. Safe Routes to School is a national program to make walking and biking to school a safer and more appealing option to access school and to emphasize the importance of physical activity in the health and well-being of our children. Dearington, T. C. Miller, R. S. Payne, and Paul Munro elementary schools will participate in the Walk to School Day on ...
  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:17:04 GMT
    DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help fight climate change. A $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and released Sunday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change concludes that biofuels made with corn residue release 7 percent more gree...
    DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help fight climate change. A $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and released Sunday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change concludes that biofuels made with corn residue release 7 percent more gree...
  • What's News Today, Thursday, April 17th

    What's News Today, Thursday, April 17th

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:16 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:16:44 GMT
    The stories that will be making headlines today in Southwest Virginia and across the country.
    The stories that will be making headlines today in Southwest Virginia and across the country.
  • Virginia Tech to host Remembrance Day events

    Virginia Tech to host Remembrance Day events

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:27:06 GMT
    April 16th Memorial at Virginia TechApril 16th Memorial at Virginia Tech
    The University and students continue to plan remembrance events to honor the 32 that were lost.
    The University and students continue to plan remembrance events to honor the 32 that were lost.
  • 751-foot ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay

    751-foot ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-04-16 04:03:09 GMT
    A large ship has gone aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard says it has received reports of other ships dragging anchor due to high winds. 
    A large ship has gone aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard says it has received reports of other ships dragging anchor due to high winds. 
  • Fired NC Democratic Party director hired in Va.

    Fired NC Democratic Party director hired in Va.

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:04:35 GMT
    The Virginia Democratic Party's newest executive director is set to start this week, two months after being fired from a similar post in North Carolina.
    The Virginia Democratic Party's newest executive director is set to start this week, two months after being fired from a similar post in North Carolina.
  • Neurological disease confirmed in Va. horse

    Neurological disease confirmed in Va. horse

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:02:49 GMT
    An equine neurological disease caused by a virus has been confirmed in a horse from Northern Virginia. 
    An equine neurological disease caused by a virus has been confirmed in a horse from Northern Virginia. 
  • Virginia Tech students kick off Shack-A-Thon for Habitat for Humanity

    Virginia Tech students kick off Shack-A-Thon for Habitat for Humanity

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:50:59 GMT
    Volunteers in Blacksburg are waking up in a shack this morning as they work to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Six teams are competing and building their own 8 X 8 X 8 structures outside Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech.
    Volunteers in Blacksburg are waking up in a shack this morning as they work to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Six teams are competing and building their own 8 X 8 X 8 structures outside Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech.
  • Va. college 'free-speech zones' latest to fall

    Va. college 'free-speech zones' latest to fall

    Saturday, April 12 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-04-12 20:04:35 GMT
    LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college "free speech zones" is unfolding in Virginia, where lawyers are negotiating a settlement in the case of a student who was barred from preaching on campus. The Virginia Community College System has agreed to suspend its student demonstrations policy in response to a lawsuit filed by Thomas Nelson Community College student Christian Parks. Both sides have asked a federal judge in Norfolk to put the c...
    LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college "free speech zones" is unfolding in Virginia, where lawyers are negotiating a settlement in the case of a student who was barred from preaching on campus. The Virginia Community College System has agreed to suspend its student demonstrations policy in response to a lawsuit filed by Thomas Nelson Community College student Christian Parks. Both sides have asked a federal judge in Norfolk to put the c...
  • Big backups on Interstate 81 due to construction

    Big backups on Interstate 81 due to construction

    Saturday, April 12 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-04-12 19:25:08 GMT
    Weather permitting, two maintenance projects will require lane closures along Interstate 81 and Route 419 in Roanoke County this week. Route 419 Lane Closures Beginning Friday lane closures will be in place on north and southbound Route 419 at the exit 141 interchange. The closures will be in place until 6 a.m. Monday, April 14. The work is necessary for repairs to the Route 419 bridge over I-81. Drivers should watch for signs and use caution in the work zone. Law enforcement will assist...
    Weather permitting, two maintenance projects will require lane closures along Interstate 81 and Route 419 in Roanoke County this week. Route 419 Lane Closures Beginning Friday lane closures will be in place on north and southbound Route 419 at the exit 141 interchange. The closures will be in place until 6 a.m. Monday, April 14. The work is necessary for repairs to the Route 419 bridge over I-81. Drivers should watch for signs and use caution in the work zone. Law enforcement will assist...
  • Roanoke County getting 2 new apartment complexes

    Roanoke County getting 2 new apartment complexes

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:17:51 GMT
    New apartments are going up in southwest Roanoke County. 48 new one and two bedroom apartments near Cave Spring High School. "Well, it's exciting. It's exciting to be a part of the energy and the momentum and the progress that you can find in this particular area. So, it's a good thing," said Thomas Fellers the Fralin Homes Vice President. Westmont is being developed by Fralin Homes the same company developing another complex in north Roanoke County not far from the airport on Peters Creek Ro...
    New apartments are going up in southwest Roanoke County. 48 new one and two bedroom apartments near Cave Spring High School. "Well, it's exciting. It's exciting to be a part of the energy and the momentum and the progress that you can find in this particular area. So, it's a good thing," said Thomas Fellers the Fralin Homes Vice President. Westmont is being developed by Fralin Homes the same company developing another complex in north Roanoke County not far from the airport on Peters Creek Ro...
  • Roanoke Valley officers get training about human trafficking

    Roanoke Valley officers get training about human trafficking

    Friday, April 11 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-04-11 18:21:46 GMT
    Roanoke Valley law enforcement wrapped up a two day human trafficking training session Friday. 56 people were at the training from about 20 offices in the Roanoke Valley. This was a joint effort put on by the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia, Virginia Attorney General and Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. The topics ranged from investigating organized prostitution rings, interview techniques, detecting traces of trafficking, prosecuting and ...
    Roanoke Valley law enforcement wrapped up a two day human trafficking training session Friday. 56 people were at the training from about 20 offices in the Roanoke Valley. This was a joint effort put on by the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia, Virginia Attorney General and Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. The topics ranged from investigating organized prostitution rings, interview techniques, detecting traces of trafficking, prosecuting and ...
  • Trouble at the Governor's Mansion

    Trouble at the Governor's Mansion

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 5:56 PM EST2014-03-05 22:56:08 GMT
    Gov. Bob McDonnellGov. Bob McDonnell
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Emails between the administration of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and a consulting group show that things inside the Virginia executive mansion were in disarray long before an alleged gifts-for-influence scandal broke.The Associated Press obtained the four-month correspondence from Virginia Commonwealth University's Performance Management Group which was helping first lady Maureen McDonnell deal with staff turnover and discontent.Bob and Maureen McDonnell face trial in July ...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Emails between the administration of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and a consulting group show that things inside the Virginia executive mansion were in disarray long before an alleged gifts-for-influence scandal broke.The Associated Press obtained the four-month correspondence from Virginia Commonwealth University's Performance Management Group which was helping first lady Maureen McDonnell deal with staff turnover and discontent.Bob and Maureen McDonnell face trial in July ...
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  • More Americans say they're independents

    More Americans say they’re independents

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 3:51 PM EST2014-01-08 20:51:19 GMT
    A record number of Americans consider themselves politically independent, according to a new poll from Gallup.
    A record number of Americans consider themselves politically independent, according to a new poll from Gallup.
  • I-Team: Caramadre client list

    I-Team: Caramadre client list

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-10-09 22:19:31 GMT
    A former Democratic Party chairman, a retired judge and a monsignor are among hundreds of people who invested in variable annuities that used terminally ill patients as the annuitants.
    A former Democratic Party chairman, a retired judge and a monsignor are among hundreds of people who invested in variable annuities that used terminally ill patients as the annuitants.
  • Trouble at the Governor's Mansion

    Trouble at the Governor's Mansion

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 5:56 PM EST2014-03-05 22:56:08 GMT
    Gov. Bob McDonnellGov. Bob McDonnell
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Emails between the administration of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and a consulting group show that things inside the Virginia executive mansion were in disarray long before an alleged gifts-for-influence scandal broke.The Associated Press obtained the four-month correspondence from Virginia Commonwealth University's Performance Management Group which was helping first lady Maureen McDonnell deal with staff turnover and discontent.Bob and Maureen McDonnell face trial in July ...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Emails between the administration of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and a consulting group show that things inside the Virginia executive mansion were in disarray long before an alleged gifts-for-influence scandal broke.The Associated Press obtained the four-month correspondence from Virginia Commonwealth University's Performance Management Group which was helping first lady Maureen McDonnell deal with staff turnover and discontent.Bob and Maureen McDonnell face trial in July ...
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