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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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  • BREAKING NEWS: Police say one person shot on Greenway

    BREAKING NEWS: Police say one person shot on Greenway

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:03:08 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Lt. gov to lead Va. mental health task force

    Lt. gov to lead Va. mental health task force

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:23:06 GMT
    Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam will lead a state task force on mental health. Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order Wednesday extending a task force first created by former Gov. Bob McDonnell last year following the suicide of a state senator's son. 
    Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam will lead a state task force on mental health. Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order Wednesday extending a task force first created by former Gov. Bob McDonnell last year following the suicide of a state senator's son. 
  • Va. ethanol plant finds life, investments

    Va. ethanol plant finds life, investments

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:16:03 GMT
    A bio-energy plant in Hopeful completed in 2010 but never opened has found new life. 
    A bio-energy plant in Hopeful completed in 2010 but never opened has found new life. 
  • Flu shuts down Salem VA Medical Center operating room

    Flu shuts down Salem VA Medical Center operating room

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:19:02 GMT
    Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) Flu shut down the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center operating room earlier this week. The SVAMC reports 35 staff members have been symptomatic and 13 were positive for Influenza A (H1N1). "As flu cases continue to be reported in our community, we had some cases of flu reported among staff who work in or around the OR. As a measure to contain the spread of flu and protect our patients and staff, all scheduled OR cases were cancelled for Monday...
    Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) Flu shut down the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center operating room earlier this week. The SVAMC reports 35 staff members have been symptomatic and 13 were positive for Influenza A (H1N1). "As flu cases continue to be reported in our community, we had some cases of flu reported among staff who work in or around the OR. As a measure to contain the spread of flu and protect our patients and staff, all scheduled OR cases were cancelled for Monday...
  • Montgomery Co. to teach families gardening

    Montgomery Co. to teach families gardening

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-04-09 10:41:41 GMT
    Virginia Cooperative Extension will soon start a family gardening series for families in Montgomery County. The sessions start later this month and run all summer long.
    Virginia Cooperative Extension will soon start a family gardening series for families in Montgomery County. The sessions start later this month and run all summer long.
  • Town tears down home of a Clifton Forge man who survived house fire

    Town tears down home of a Clifton Forge man who survived house fire

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-04-09 01:21:34 GMT
    A Clifton Forge man survived a house fire and was surprised to see that town officials already tore down his home. Town leaders said they building was not structurally safe. Piles of burnt wood, charred
    A Clifton Forge man survived a house fire and was surprised to see that town officials already tore down his home. Town leaders said they building was not structurally safe. Piles of burnt wood, charred clothes and other fire damaged items are all that remains of James Richmond's home on Ridgeway Street. On Sunday, Richmond was alarmed to hear his son's voice. "I woke up and hear
  • Va. Senate passes budget with expanded Medicaid

    Va. Senate passes budget with expanded Medicaid

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:31:01 GMT
    The Virginia Senate approved its version of a roughly $96 billion two-year budget Tuesday as Republicans and Democrats pointed fingers over who is responsible for a potential state government shutdown. 
    The Virginia Senate approved its version of a roughly $96 billion two-year budget Tuesday as Republicans and Democrats pointed fingers over who is responsible for a potential state government shutdown. 
  • UPDATE: 85 percent of meth busts statewide are in Southwest Virginia

    UPDATE: 85 percent of meth busts statewide are in Southwest Virginia

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:56:54 GMT
    In 2013, police busted more than 400 meth labs across Virginia. 85 percent of those came from Southwest Virginia. State Police say the problem has been spreading from west to east.
    In 2013, police busted more than 400 meth labs across Virginia. 85 percent of those came from Southwest Virginia. State Police say the problem has been spreading from west to east.
  • Governor Terry McAuliffe to speak at VMI today

    Governor Terry McAuliffe to speak at VMI today

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-04-08 13:25:36 GMT
    Governor Terry McAuliffe will speak at the 25th annual Environmental Symposium today at VMI at 1 p.m..
    Governor Terry McAuliffe will speak at the 25th annual Environmental Symposium today at VMI at 1 p.m..
  • Roanoke city receives new electric car charging station

    Monday, April 7 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-04-07 22:25:34 GMT
    Roanoke City Council approved the donation of what will become the strongest electric car charging station in the city. It will be the star city's third charging station. It's a level 3, which means it can fully charge your electric car in about thirty minutes. Kenneth Cronin, Director of Sustainability for the City says that Virginia Clean Cities, an organization that works to promote the use of alternative fuels...
    Roanoke City Council approved the donation of what will become the strongest electric car charging station in the city. It will be the star city's third charging station. It's a level 3, which means it can fully charge your electric car in about thirty minutes. Kenneth Cronin, Director of Sustainability for the City says that Virginia Clean Cities, an organization that works to promote the use of alternative fuels...
  • Bitter winter takes toll in Va. vineyards

    Bitter winter takes toll in Va. vineyards

    Sunday, April 6 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-04-06 18:48:56 GMT
    VAL VAN METER, The Winchester Star The harsh conditions of winter and early spring 2013-14 have taken their toll on grapevines. "We're going through nearly a perfect storm in the Virginia wine grape industry," said Jim Bogaty, owner of Veramar Vineyard, located east of Berryville in Clarke County. The bitter winter cold, coupled with a late frost on Mother's Day last year, has done major damage to local vines. This comes at a time when Virginia's quickly growing wine industry needs more, not ...
    VAL VAN METER, The Winchester Star The harsh conditions of winter and early spring 2013-14 have taken their toll on grapevines. "We're going through nearly a perfect storm in the Virginia wine grape industry," said Jim Bogaty, owner of Veramar Vineyard, located east of Berryville in Clarke County. The bitter winter cold, coupled with a late frost on Mother's Day last year, has done major damage to local vines. This comes at a time when Virginia's quickly growing wine industry needs more, not ...
  • McAuliffe signs slew of bills

    McAuliffe signs slew of bills

    Sunday, April 6 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-06 18:46:56 GMT
    ALAN SUDERMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a slew of bills into law, including ones that will reduce the number standardized tests students have to take, toughen penalties for celebratory gun fire, and require new textbooks to label the body of water separating Japan and the Koreas as both the Sea of Japan and the East Sea. Monday is the deadline for signing most of the bills passed during the 2014 legislative session, and McAuliffe has already signed several hundred into...
    ALAN SUDERMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a slew of bills into law, including ones that will reduce the number standardized tests students have to take, toughen penalties for celebratory gun fire, and require new textbooks to label the body of water separating Japan and the Koreas as both the Sea of Japan and the East Sea. Monday is the deadline for signing most of the bills passed during the 2014 legislative session, and McAuliffe has already signed several hundred into...
  • Va. sees sharp increase in heroin deaths

    Va. sees sharp increase in heroin deaths

    Saturday, April 5 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-04-05 22:55:08 GMT
    Some states, including Virginia, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative. A look at what's happening in Virginia: THE PROBLEM: Because of a sharp increase in heroin abuse over the last two years, Virginia State Police Superintendent Col. Steve Flaherty said combating the drug has become top priority for law enforcement. State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Virginia's highest use areas ...
    Some states, including Virginia, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative. A look at what's happening in Virginia: THE PROBLEM: Because of a sharp increase in heroin abuse over the last two years, Virginia State Police Superintendent Col. Steve Flaherty said combating the drug has become top priority for law enforcement. State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Virginia's highest use areas ...
  • Former UVA lacrosse player denied rehearing on appeal

    Former UVA lacrosse player denied rehearing on appeal

    Saturday, April 5 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-04-05 19:24:19 GMT
    Attorneys for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend have been denied a rehearing on his appeal. Attorneys for George W. Huguely V now say they are considering other options, including an appeal to the Virginia Supreme Court. They had sought a full hearing before the Court of Appeals of Virginia, but that was rejected. His conviction was affirmed in March. Huguely is serving a 23-year prison term in Virginia for the May 2010 beating death of Yea...
    Attorneys for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend have been denied a rehearing on his appeal. Attorneys for George W. Huguely V now say they are considering other options, including an appeal to the Virginia Supreme Court. They had sought a full hearing before the Court of Appeals of Virginia, but that was rejected. His conviction was affirmed in March. Huguely is serving a 23-year prison term in Virginia for the May 2010 beating death of Yea...
  • 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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