Citing ongoing criminal case, UVA further delays release of campus shooting findings
University of Virginia officials are further delaying the public release of the findings of an investigation into the events surrounding a 2022 campus shooting that killed three student-athletes and wounded two other students.
Youngkin expresses disappointment in legislative wins by Virginia Democrats, pledges bipartisanship
Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin has expressed disappointment with election results that allowed Democrats to take control of both the Virginia House and Senate, but pledged to work with the party's new legislative majority on bipartisan priorities.
Youngkin administration says unknown number of eligible voters were wrongly removed from rolls
Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration acknowledged this week, with early voting underway, that it is working to fix an error that caused an unknown number of eligible Virginians to be removed from the voter rolls.
Candidate in high-stakes Virginia election performed sex acts with husband in live videos
A candidate in a high-stakes legislative contest in Virginia performed sex acts with her husband in live videos posted on a pornographic website while asking viewers to pay them with “tokens" or ”tips” for individual requests.
Virginia governor 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.
Lawsuit claims Virginia’s felony disenfranchisement violates Reconstruction-era federal law
People who have been disqualified from voting in Virginia because of their criminal records filed a lawsuit Monday against Gov. Glenn Youngkin and state elections officials challenging the state’s automatic disenfranchisement of people with felony convictions.
Agreement with watchdog agency allows Virginia State Police to investigate itself
Late last year, with the Virginia State Police under scrutiny after authorities said a former trooper kidnapped a 15-year-old California girl and killed three members of her family, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced he had requested a full investigation by the state’s watchdog agency.
Gov. Youngkin issues flag order in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day
Governor Glenn Youngkin has issued a flag order in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, an observance that remembers local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who have died or who have been disabled in the line of duty.
Did you know you can visit and explore the pub and neighborhood from ‘Ted Lasso?’
When I first started watching Apple TV+’s hit series “Ted Lasso” a few years ago, I just assumed that the football club that Jason Sudeikis’ character coaches (and the area it surrounds) was completely fictional. While the soccer (er, football) team AFC Richmond is totally fake, the small city of Richmond is totally real.
Altria invests $2.75B in rival startup NJOY after Juul exit
Days after exiting its stake in troubled electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs, Altria announced a $2.75 billion investment in electronic cigarette startup NJOY Holdings Inc. As part of the deal, tobacco company Altria Group Inc., which makes Marlboro cigarettes, will have full global ownership of NJOY’s e-vapor product portfolio, including pod-based e-vapor product NJOY ACE.
Virginia agency won’t release 1,700 records on Ford talks
Virginia’s economic development agency says it has at least 1,700 emails and documents pertaining to talks about the possibility of a Ford Motor Co. battery plant landing at a Danville-area megasite. But it won’t release any of them under the state’s public records law.
Taxes, abortion on agenda as Virginia lawmakers back at work
The Virginia General Assembly kicked off its annual legislative session Wednesday with a hefty agenda that includes taxes, abortion and energy policy, but there are low expectations for how much work will actually get done during an election year.
Virginia State Police Criminal Justice Databases restored
The Virginia State Police had restored all but two data systems and webpages adversely impacted by an outage that occurred roughly 30 hours before Friday January 6th. The Computerized Criminal History (CCH) and the Virginia Firearms Transaction (FTC) V-Check system are now back in service and fully operating for the magistrates, the courts and anyone wanting to purchase a firearm. The Virginia Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry (SOR) website is back online and accessible to the public.