|News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDTNBC 29 / 11 min. ago more|
A former Virginia correctional officer has been sentenced to eight years in prison for killing a Midlothian father of two in an alcohol-fueled crash last year. Matthew Pernell gave emotional testimony in court Monday...
|Ex-correctional officer sentenced to 8 years in fatal crashNBC 29 / 21 min. ago more|
A former Virginia correctional officer has been sentenced to eight years in prison for killing a Midlothian father of two in an alcohol-fueled crash last year.
|The Latest: North Carolina's Outer Banks brace for MariaNBC 29 / 33 min. ago more|
The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local):
|Man, 28, accused of fatally stabbing fatherNBC 29 / 1 h. 50 min. ago more|
A man accused of fatally stabbing his father has been arrested after turning himself in at a police station in Virginia.
|Charlottesville police spent $70k on white nationalist rallyNBC 29 / 2 h. 13 min. ago more|
The Charlottesville Police Department has released figures that show it spent nearly $70,000 on a white nationalist rally that left one person dead and dozens injured.
|Learning 2016's Lessons, Virginia Prepares Election Cyberdefenses - NPRGoogle News / 2 h. 50 min. ago more|
NPRLearning 2016's Lessons, Virginia Prepares Election CyberdefensesNPRThis fall's statewide elections in Virginia and New Jersey are the first big test of security measures taken in response to last year's attempts by Russia to meddle with the nation's voting system. Virginia was among 21 states whose systems were ...and more »
|Hurricane Maria weakens as it moves north in AtlanticNBC 29 / 2 h. 51 min. ago more|
Hurricane Maria has weakened slightly as it moves northward in the Atlantic off the coast of the Carolinas.
|Here's a guide to pronunciations in Virginia newsNBC 29 / 2 h. 51 min. ago more|
|Poll shows 'Trump Effect' on race for Virginia governor - Washington PostGoogle News / 2 h. 54 min. ago more|
Washington PostPoll shows 'Trump Effect' on race for Virginia governorWashington PostRICHMOND — President Trump looms large over the race for Virginia governor, according to a new survey that finds the president is a factor for a sizeable slice of the electorate. For nearly 40 percent of voters, Trump plays into the choice between ...What 'China' Ads in Virginia Race OmitFactCheck.orgNew poll shows regions favor democrats in Virginia governor's raceWDBJ7Voters in Virginia's governor's race disagree on priorities for the stateVirginian-PilotWAMU 88.5 -Roanoke Times -WSLS -The Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy - Christopher Newport Universityall 46 news articles »
|Governors, mayor head to Canada for trade missionNBC 29 / 3 h. 25 min. ago more|
The governors of Maryland and Virginia and the mayor of Washington are headed to Canada together for a trade mission.
|University of Richmond recognized as 'green college'NBC 29 / 5 h. 38 min. ago more|
The University of Richmond has been recognized for its sustainability efforts in the Princeton Review's 2017 "Guide to 375 Green Colleges."
|University of Richmond recognized as ‘green college’FOX 43 / 5 h. 42 min. ago more|
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The University of Richmond has been recognized for its sustainability efforts in the Princeton Review’s 2017 “Guide to 375 Green Colleges.” The seventh annual edition reviewed hundreds of four-year colleges. The schools were chosen based on “green ratings” from a 2016-17 survey completed by school administrators. More than two dozen data points, including the schools’ sustainability-related policies, practices and programs were considered. In April 2016, the university installed a photovoltaic solar array on top of the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness. The panels have generated more than 275,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, enough to power 28 homes for a year. The guide is designed to allow prospective students to see a college’s commitment to the environment.
|NBA players want change, and now must decide how to proceedNBC 29 / 6 h. 6 min. ago more|
NBA teams are going to do something. It's just that no one is exactly sure what.
|Maine town fixes spelling on Civil War hero's gravestoneNBC 29 / 8 h. 26 min. ago more|
The city of Auburn has corrected a mistake on the gravestone of a Civil War hero.
|Convicted Ohio Craigslist killer of 3 questions evidenceNBC 29 / 8 h. 38 min. ago more|
An Ohio man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake Craigslist job offers is questioning the strength of the evidence against him.
|Video: Virginia scores as time expires for 2-1 victory over Davidson - Washington PostGoogle News / 8 h. 44 min. ago more|
University of Virginia The Cavalier DailyVideo: Virginia scores as time expires for 2-1 victory over DavidsonWashington PostIn NCAA soccer, the official time is kept on the scoreboard, not on the referee's watch. It goes against the norms of the sport, but it also provides the opportunity — rare as it is — for the type of buzzer-beaters common in basketball. On Monday in ...Virginia men's soccer defeats Davidson, 2-1, in final secondsUniversity of Virginia The Cavalier Dailyall 6 news articles »
|Premiums expected to jump nearly 60 percent in Va.'s 2018 individual marketVirginia News / 8 h. 55 min. ago more|
As many see their options for health plans dwindle down to one insurer, premiums are simultaneously set to rise by an average of 57.7 percent next year in Virginia's individual marketplace.
|Deadly Charlottesville rally cost local police department nearly $70,000WAVY / 9 h. 54 min. ago more|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — 8News has learned that last month’s deadly ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville cost the Charlottesville Police Department nearly $70,000. That figure is split between salaries and material costs for the department, which paid nearly $44,000 in overtime for its officers. They also shelled out nearly $15,000 for logistical costs, which includes bike barrier rentals, command center equipment, hotels for officers and bus rentals. These costs don’t include what other police departments and the state paid to help with coordination.Filed under: News, Top Video, Virginia
|Mount Vernon distillery still making whiskey the Washington wayWAVY / 11 h. 2 min. ago more|
MOUNT VERNON, Va. (WRIC) — September is Spirits Month in Virginia. This year, the General Assembly passed legislation making George Washington’s Rye Whiskey the official spirit of Virginia. The recipe, or “mash bill,” dates back to the late 1790s. Today, it is still made the way it was back then at a distillery in Mount Vernon. The recipe was created by a father and son, James and John Anderson, who ran the distillery for Washington. The working distillery is a reconstruction of the original site, on the original site. Steve Bashore is Director of Historic Trades at Mount Vernon. He said the area was studied for six years prior to restoration. “What we found was a lot of the details of the distillery were still there — the foundation, the drain, features that we could tell where the components were,” he said. “We rebuilt Washington’s distillery on the original footprint.” In 1799, Washington’s distillery produced nearly 11,000 gallons. It’s believed it was the largest whiskey distillery in the United States at the time. “I think the history of Virginia and the founding of the country is really tied into alcohol,” he said. “First, rum was the drink of the colonies, but whiskey of course became pretty prevalent after the Revolution and is today.” Bashore said historic trades are dying arts. “I think we’re doing a service to people really understanding their past and keeping these trades alive,” he said. At Mount Vernon, visitors will see two trades in action — at the distillery and a gristmill next door. The mill grinds grain every day. “George Washington, in addition to being our first president and the commander in chief, was an incredible business man and farmer,” said Bashore. “For most people who visit Mount Vernon, they think of the public life of George Washington, so this site particularly and our farm site down by the estate brings to life Mount Vernon as a working estate.” This year marks the tenth anniversary of the distillery’s restoration. “We’ve been able to work with a lot of distillers and master distillers who taught us and helped us through the process,” said Bashore. Bashore said they will honor those people at an event Oct. 23 and 24. “We’re doing a special distillation of rye whiskey,” he said. The plan is to age it in American Oak barrels for a few years and finish it in Madeira cask. “Madeira was Washington’s favorite drink,” said Bashore. The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States helped secure the money for the restoration. On Oct. 2, the distillery’s Apple Brandy will go on sale. Tours run from April 1 to Oct. 31. To learn more about Virginia’s official state spirit, click HERE.Filed under: News, Virginia
|Virginia native K'Von Wallace out to prove Clemson right, Hokies wrong - The StateGoogle News / 12 h. 49 min. ago more|
The StateVirginia native K'Von Wallace out to prove Clemson right, Hokies wrongThe StateK'Von Wallace finally will get an opportunity to play college football at Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium, just not for the team he grew up expecting to. The Virginia native went to camps at Virginia Tech early in his high school career hoping to earn an ...Justin Fuente: Revenge no factor in Virginia Tech's rematch with ClemsonVirginian-PilotNo. 12 Virginia Tech focused on defusing explosive No. 2 ClemsonRichmond.comVirginia Tech coach Justin Fuente says playing Clemson 'like defusing a bomb'Greenville NewsBleacher Report -TechSideline.com -Rubbing The Rockall 73 news articles »
|October 2-6 is Virginia Farm to School WeekVirginia News / 13 h. 16 min. ago more|
The Virginia Department of Education is encouraging schools, businesses and community members across the commonwealth to celebrate Virginia Farm to School Week, October 2-6. The farm-to-school program helps connect schools with local food producers to purchase fresh, healthy food items for availability in school cafeterias and at early childhood education centers.
|FBI takes over investigation of missing Virginia Beach 19-year-old, offers $10K reward - Virginian-PilotGoogle News / 13 h. 28 min. ago more|
Virginian-PilotFBI takes over investigation of missing Virginia Beach 19-year-old, offers $10K rewardVirginian-PilotBrandy Billie, left, and Meltony Billie, center, wait at the FBI Field Office in Chesapeake, Va., on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 before the briefing of their missing daughter, Ashanti Billie, 19, who has been missing since last Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. On ...and more »
|Here's what Hurricane Maria means for the Outer Banks and eastern Virginia - Richmond.comGoogle News / 13 h. 36 min. ago more|
Richmond.comHere's what Hurricane Maria means for the Outer Banks and eastern VirginiaRichmond.comThe National Hurricane Center expects that Hurricane Maria's strongest winds will stay offshore. Hatteras Island has a 50 percent chance of sustained winds to tropical storm force — 39 mph or higher. Tropical storm conditions are unlikely for the ...Tropical storm warning extended north to Virginia borderWRICall 2,157 news articles »
|Virginia (Cloyd) Holt - Lexington Clipper HeraldGoogle News / 14 h. 19 min. ago more|
Lexington Clipper HeraldVirginia (Cloyd) HoltLexington Clipper HeraldVirginia Lorene (Cloyd) Holt, age 95, passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 21, 2017 at the Waterford at Williamsburg in Lincoln. Celebration of Life was at the 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at the O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Chapel in Kearney ...
|Virginia Tech professor arrested, charged with defrauding government - Roanoke TimesGoogle News / 14 h. 31 min. ago more|
Roanoke TimesVirginia Tech professor arrested, charged with defrauding governmentRoanoke Times... charged with wire fraud, making criminal false claims and making false statements to the “detriment of the United States Government's innovation and development programs,” according to a federal affidavit filed in the U.S. Western District Court of ...Federal judge denies bond for former Virginia Tech professorWDBJ7Virginia Tech professor charged with conspiracy to defraud USWSLSall 3 news articles »
|Former US Rep. Joseph McDade of Pennsylvania dies at 85FOX 43 / 14 h. 42 min. ago more|
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Former 18-term congressman who helped steer hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money to his northeastern Pennsylvania district while beating back bribery charges has died. Joseph M. McDade was 85. A statement from his family says McDade died Sunday at his home in Fairfax, Virginia. McDade was the longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House at the time of his 1992 indictment on charges he accepted gifts from defense companies in exchange for contracts. He was acquitted after a seven-week trial. Constituents largely stood behind the congressman. As ranking member of the powerful Appropriations Committee, McDade helped steer money to local manufacturers to replace a collapsed coal industry. McDade’s funeral will be held Thursday.
|Former Pennsylvania Rep. Joseph M. McDade dies at 85NBC 29 / 14 h. 42 min. ago more|
An 18-term congressman who helped steer hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money to his northeastern Pennsylvania district while beating back bribery charges has died. Joseph M. McDade was 85.
|The Latest: Tropical storm warning extended for part of USABCNews.com / 14 h. 48 min. ago more|
Tropical storm warning extended along North Carolina coast to line with Virginia as Hurricane Maria lurks offshore
|Man charged in shooting of Virginia deputyNBC 29 / 15 h. 12 min. ago more|
Virginia state police have charged a man in the shooting of a deputy.
|3 children taken by Virginia mother found in NYVirginia News / 17 h. 54 min. ago more|
A former Marshall University football player was sentenced Monday to six months in jail in an attack on two men he Lamb was accused of violating terms of a court order for visitation of her children. Portsmouth police launched an investigation after the children's father reported that they did not return from a week visit.
|Trevor Ewers is seen in an undated photo provided by the Amherst County Adult Detention Center. Virginia state police have charged Ewers in the shooting of a deputy on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 in ...ABCNews.com / 18 h. 25 min. ago more|
Trevor Ewers is seen in an undated photo provided by the Amherst County Adult Detention Center. Virginia state police have charged Ewers in the shooting of a deputy on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 in Monroe, Va. State police said Ewers of Monroe is charged
|Woman makes history as 1st female infantry officer in the Marine CorpsABCNews.com / 19 h. 29 min. ago more|
For the first time in its nearly 250-year history, the U.S. Marine Corps has a female infantry officer, after her graduation from an infantry officer course in Quantico, Virginia, on Monday.
|VIDEO: For the first time in its nearly 250-year history, the U.S. Marine Corps has a female infantry officer, after her graduation from an infantry officer course in Quantico, Virginia, on Monday.ABCNews.com / 19 h. 29 min. ago more|
VIDEO: For the first time in its nearly 250-year history, the U.S. Marine Corps has a female infantry officer, after her graduation from an infantry officer course in Quantico, Virginia, on Monday.
|Virginia Poll: Democrat Northam Leads Republican Gillespie for GovernorVirginia News / 20 h. 13 min. ago more|
Democrat Ralph Northam holds a 6-point lead over Republican Ed Gillespie in the campaign to be Virginia's next governor, according to a new survey by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. Northam, now lieutenant governor, is the choice of 47% of the likely voters surveyed, while former Republican National Committee Chair Gillespie is the choice of 41%.
|Man Charged in Shooting of Virginia Deputy - U.S. News & World ReportGoogle News / 20 h. 40 min. ago more|
U.S. News & World ReportMan Charged in Shooting of Virginia DeputyU.S. News & World ReportVirginia state police have charged Ewers in the shooting of a deputy on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 in Monroe, Va. State police said Ewers of Monroe is charged with malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer, using a firearm in the commission of a ...and more »
|Handling of sexual violence examined at 2 Virginia schoolsABCNews.com / 22 h. 16 min. ago more|
Federal officials are investigating the handling of campus sexual violence at Hampton University and the College of William and Mary
|Dave Matthews delivers a speech at the start of the show after performing a solo song Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. Thousands of people have packed a stadium for a concert intended ...ABCNews.com / 22 h. 27 min. ago more|
Dave Matthews delivers a speech at the start of the show after performing a solo song Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. Thousands of people have packed a stadium for a concert intended to raise money for charity and promote unity in the
|Telling Stories: Authors come to Critz to support BookmobileVirginia News / 1 d. 0 h. 52 min. ago more|
Before Gerald Baliles was governor of Virginia, he was a little boy trying to get around the Patrick County Bookmobile's limit on how many books could be checked out.
|Woman bitten by copperhead snake at restaurant in Virginia - Washington PostGoogle News / 1 d. 2 h. 24 min. ago more|
Washington PostWoman bitten by copperhead snake at restaurant in VirginiaWashington PostRachel Myrick and her family were looking for a bite to eat at a steakhouse in Virginia. But instead, she was on the receiving end of a bite — from a copperhead snake that managed to get inside a LongHorn Steakhouse and attack her toes and foot.Woman Bitten by Venomous Snake in Virginia RestaurantNBC4 WashingtonVirginia woman bitten by snake while out to dinner6abc.comMother recovering from copperhead snake bite at Virginia restaurantCBS NewsUSA TODAY -GrindTV -WHSV -wtvr.comall 77 news articles »
|GRIFFITH: Bringing back options for health insuranceVirginia News / 1 d. 5 h. 22 min. ago more|
Obamacare was a poorly designed piece of legislation. It should never have passed.
|Watch Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande and More Join Dave Matthews...Virginia News / 1 d. 9 h. 41 min. ago more|
In response to the recent tragic events in their hometown of Charlottesville, Dave Matthews Band is hosting an evening of music and unity at University of Virginia's Scott Stadium in Virginia today. Check out Pharrell Williams , Justin Timberlake , Chris Stapleton , Ariana Grande , The Roots , Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and Cage the Elephant as they join DMB for the charity event.
|Tropical storm watch issued for coast of North CarolinaABCNews.com / 1 d. 13 h. 42 min. ago more|
A tropical storm watch has been issued for the North Carolina coast from Surf City northward to the Virginia border including the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds
|Woman killed in hit-and-run by boyfriend in VirginiaVirginia News / 1 d. 14 h. 8 min. ago more|
Woman killed in hit-and-run by boyfriend she had been dating for two years and had even moved with to Virginia Dawn Marie Meade, 40, was found outside the Blue Ridge Shores Subdivision on Firehouse Drive in Louisa County, Virginia, on Friday She looked to have been struck by a vehicle and it was later determined that the hi-and-run that killed her had happened close to midnight, the night before The two had been in a relationship for approximately two years and had even moved to the county from Connecticut together Veres was charged with second degree murder and is being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange County The woman who was found dead by a neighbor on Friday morning following a hit-and-run the day before, has been identified.
|Ed Gillespie holds first ‘InformED Decisions’ event in NorfolkWAVY / 1 d. 15 h. 49 min. ago more|
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie made his first stop on his ‘InformED Decisions’ tour in Norfolk. Gillespie announced last week the launch of the tour to be held across the commonwealth, including in Hampton Roads, Southside, the Northern Neck, Central Virginia, the Roanoke Valley, the Shenandoah Valley, and Northern Virginia. “I want all Virginians to make an informed decision in this election, and I know these conversations will help make that a reality,” Gillespie said. “I also know that listening to my fellow Virginians about their concerns will help me make informed decisions as our next governor. I’m looking forward to hearing from voters, and to them hearing from me at these events.” Gillespie is running against democratic candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam. They face off in their second debate Thursday, September 28. Filed under: Local News, News, Norfolk, Virginia, Virginia Politics
|The Kentucky and Virginia ResolutionsVirginia News / 1 d. 16 h. 21 min. ago more|
"The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions were political statements drafted in 1798 and 1799, in which the Kentucky and Virginia legislatures took the position that the federal Alien and Sedition Acts were unconstitutional. The resolutions argued that the states had the right and the duty to declare unconstitutional acts of Congress that were not authorized by the Constitution.
|Fall arts preview: Food and drink festival time in Hampton RoadsVirginia News / 1 d. 18 h. 32 min. ago more|
You won't have any trouble staying hungry or thirsty this fall with these notable food and drink festivals this season in Hampton Roads. You won't have any trouble staying hungry or thirsty this fall with these notable food and drink festivals this season in Hampton Roads.
|Malvo hanging on to a ray of hopeVirginia News / 1 d. 23 h. 5 min. ago more|
He has been threatened and his movements have been restricted following the recent decision to overturn his four life sentences, but Jamaica-born Lee Boyd Malvo remains hopeful. That's according to Carmeta Albarus, forensic social worker and author of The Making of Lee Boyd Malvo: The DC Sniper .
|Mustang driver arrested for hit-and-run; VDOT worker hospitalizedVirginia News / 2 d. 3 h. 21 min. ago more|
Virginia State Police reported today that they have charged an Alexandria man in the Friday hit-and-run of a VDOT Safety Services Patroller on I-95, WDCW reported . The patroller had arrived to help a disabled motorist in the northbound lanes of I-95 near exit 166B, and was setting up traffic cones to protect the motorist when police say he was struck by a green Mustang.
|Chelsea Ruby: Fall in love with fall in #AlmostHeaven West VirginiaVirginia News / 2 d. 7 h. 33 min. ago more|
In #AlmostHeaven West Virginia, choosing a favorite season can be next to impossible.
|Fall in love with fall in West VirginiaVirginia News / 2 d. 7 h. 34 min. ago more|
In #AlmostHeaven West Virginia, choosing a favorite season can be next to impossible.
|New scam involving text message could steal your bank informationWAVY / 2 d. 11 h. 6 min. ago more|
NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The New Kent County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a new scam that is making its way through Central Virginia. The scam consists of a text message saying there’s a suspicious charge on your card with a number to call. The sheriff’s office says when you call the number — (855) 536-3405 — they’ll ask for your ATM number. Do not give them your number and delete the message.Filed under: News, Virginia
|What Republican health bill would mean for VirginiaWAVY / 3 d. 11 h. 30 min. ago more|
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia’s Democratic senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have been vocal about their opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill. The health care proposal is the Republicans’ latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. On Friday afternoon, Republican Sen. John McCain said it does not have his support. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” he said in a statement. “I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried.” Earlier Friday, Warner and Kaine told reporters in a joint phone call that the bill would be a “disaster” for Virginia and the country. Republicans have argued that the government should be less involved in health care. Opponents of the bill, including McCain, have said they cannot vote for it until they know how much it would cost and how many people would be affected — something that isn’t yet clear. “If Graham-Cassidy is a good idea today, it’ll be a good idea three months from now and after it’s been thoroughly vetted, then you can have this debate and vote,” said Warner. “What they’re trying to do right now is jam something through for political purposes, not for health care purposes.” Republicans are facing a September 30 deadline to pass the bill with a simple majority vote. “The Senate rules are usually that you need 60 senators to actually pass anything and they’re not going to get any democratic support for this bill,” said political analyst Richard Meagher. Meagher said Republicans and Democrats typically wait for a score after a review from the Congressional Budget Office before voting. “The argument that Democrats are making that the Republicans are pushing this through without waiting for a score is a good argument,” he said. “It is kind of irresponsible.” Meagher said, if passed, Virginians would likely not feel an immediate impact. “But if something happens next year, where more people need Medicaid — let’s say there’s a downturn in the Virginia economy, more people are thrown out of work, our number of unemployed rises, the number of people who qualify for Medicaid rises, that money’s just not going to be there from the federal government,” said Meagher. Kaine said he is frustrated Medicaid is even included as part of the proposed deal and believes it’s about more than health care. “I’ll tell you my suspicion,” he said. “I think they’re cutting the money out of the Affordable Care Act and they’re cutting the money out of Medicaid so they can turn around next month and put in a big tax reform package that will hand tax breaks to the wealthiest.” Kaine also doesn’t believe there’s enough in the bill to protect pre-existing conditions. “It’s got a hole big enough to drive a Mack truck through in terms of eliminating the guarantee that people with pre-existing conditions will actually get insurance,” he said.Filed under: National, News, Top Video, Virginia
|Federal government notifies 21 states of election hackingWAVY / 3 d. 15 h. 11 min. ago more|
(AP) — The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. States that told The Associated Press they had been targeted include Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. In most cases, they had not known until notified Friday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Homeland Security officials tell the AP that in September hackers believed to be Russian agents targeted voter registration systems in more than 20 states. The disclosure to the states comes as a special counsel probes whether there was any coordination during the 2016 presidential campaign between Russia and associates of Donald Trump. Trump won the election and calls the Russia story a hoax.Filed under: National, News, Virginia
|Task force rescues Maria victims from flooded Puerto Rican communityWAVY / 3 d. 23 h. 36 min. ago more|
TOA BAJA, Puerto Rico (WAVY) — Members of Virginia Task Force 2 rescue two adults Thursday evening in a flooded province of Puerto Rico. The US territory was severely impacted by Hurricane Maria this week, with widespread flooding, damage and power outages resulting in the storm’s wake. Virginia Fire Department officials say the task force rescued two adults in Toa Baja — which is west of San Juan. The task force has been in Puerto Rico this week, helping the island pick up the pieces from Maria’s direct hit. Gallery: Va. Task Force 2 Maria Response Officials said Friday that eight others who were surrounded flood waters reach higher ground in Toa Baja. Images of the team’s efforts were released on Friday. Thirty-three members of the task force worked with a team from Florida Task Force 2 — out of Miami — in the province. Stay with WAVY.com for continuing coverage of Hurricane Maria.Filed under: Hurricane, Local News, National Weather, News, Virginia, Virginia Beach, Weather
|Woman says she shot state trooper because she didn’t want to go to jailWAVY / 4 d. 1 h. 35 min. ago more|
HENRICO, Va. (WRIC) — The woman charged with shooting a Virginia State Trooper on Tuesday night admits she did it. From inside the Henrico County Jail, Karisa Daniels told 8News reporter Kristin Smith that she didn’t want to go to jail. “I was under the influence and I was extremely high and, you know, just sitting in here today I’m like what have I done,” lamented Daniels. According to investigators, Senior Trooper C.A. Putnam tried to pull the North Carolina woman over for going 87 miles per hour on Chippenham Parkway. Daniels said she stopped but “as soon as he got out of the car I took off,” she explained. “And I left from where he was at and then next thing I know he’s right behind me again.” The police pursuit ended miles later when Daniels found herself at a dead end in a Henrico cul-de-sac. “The next thing I know, I heard, ‘put your hands up, put your hands up where I can see them,’ and then I heard pop and I’m like ok, so he’s going to shoot me if I run, so I turned around and I shot him,” said Daniels. State Police say Trooper Putnam never fired his weapon. Neighbors also tell 8News they only heard one shot. Daniels tried to run away, but Henrico Police arrested her at a nearby home. The 23-year-old admits she’s a convicted felon who was illegally carrying a gun and driving on a suspended license. She’s now charged with the attempted capital murder of a police officer and using a gun to commit a felony. “I turned around and I shot him and that is the worst mistake I’ve ever made in my life,” she said. “I can’t believe I did something like that, but I can’t take it back.”Filed under: News, Virginia
|NASA names new research facility after Katherine JohnsonWAVY / 4 d. 3 h. 7 min. ago more|
HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A Hampton woman who played a key role in America’s first missions in space has received a special dedication in her name. NASA opened the new Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility Friday afternoon at its Langley Research Center in Hampton. Katherine Johnson, 99, is famous for her work as a “human computer.” Her complex work at NASA in the 1960’s changed America’s relationship with space. Johnson was invaluable to the space program. She took a tour of the facility prior to a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Astronaut Dr. Yvonne Darlene Cagle was there to greet her. “She is the bar that I’m trying to scale. In comparison, space is easier because she did everything I’m trying to reach for, but she did it here in gravity,” Cagle said. Katherine G. Johnson being honored at the Virginia Air and Space Center. Credit: NASA Governor Terry McAuliffe called Johnson a “trailblazer.” “Thank goodness for the movie and the book that actually came out and people got to understand what this woman meant to our country. I mean, she really broke down the barriers,” he said. Johnson’s achievements and those of other NASA African-American human computers are featured in the Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures,” and documented in the book of the same name written by Margot Lee Shetterly. In her keynote address Friday, Shetterly said the women laid the foundation for the new facility. “We are living in a present that they willed into existence with their pencils, their slide rules, their mechanical calculating machines, and of course, their brilliant minds,” Shetterly said. The computational research facility will be used for studying challenges like turbulence and the entry into another atmosphere, like Mars. To those who will carry on her work in the new building, Johnson had this advice: “Do your best, but like it. Like what you’re doing, then you will do your best. If you don’t like it, shame on you,” Johnson said. Hampton’s Katherine Johnson is honored at Academy Awards In 1961, Johnson helped calculate trajectories for Alan Shepard’s journey in space — the first in American history. The next year, she gave the “go-ahead” to propel John Glenn into successful orbit. President Barack Obama awarded the retired mathematician with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 2015. Obama called her a pioneer who broke barrier of race and gender in a time when segregation prevented job opportunities for African Americans. Gallery: Research Facility Named After Katherine Johnson Johnson earned a B.S. degree in mathematics and French from West Virginia State College. In 1999, that university named Johnson “Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.” African American History Month: Katherine Johnson She had three daughters with her late husband James Goble. All of the daughters are graduates of Hampton University. Johnson is currently married to Lt. Col. USA (RET) James Johnson. Johnson has six grandchildren, three of whom graduated from Hampton University and 11 great-grandchildren. Johnson worked at Langley from 1953 until she retired in 1986. We're getting our first look at the Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility @WAVY_News pic.twitter.com/Sy00oifBHa — Erin Kelly (@Erin_WAVY) September 22, 2017 NASA says the center is a state-of-the-art lab for innovative research and development supporting NASA’s exploration missions. The $23 million, 37,000 square foot facility will consolidate five Langley data centers and more than 30 server rooms. It will also be used to boost the agency’s efforts in modeling and simulation, big data and analysis.Filed under: Hampton, Local News, Top Video, VA Governor, Virginia
|Nat Turner to be included in anti-slavery monumentWAVY / 4 d. 12 h. 1 min. ago more|
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state commission in Virginia has decided to include Nat Turner in an anti-slavery monument. Turner was the leader of a bloody slave uprising in 1831. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that the issue was hotly debated before the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission voted Wednesday to honor Turner. The panel of state lawmakers and historians is tasked with selecting 10 honorees whose names and faces will be featured at the monument’s base. Charles Withers, a commission member from Roanoke, said Turner was “the bravest black man in that era.” But Lauranett Lee, a professor at the University of Richmond, said women and children were among the roughly 60 people killed before Turner was caught and executed. The monument will be built on Brown’s Island in Richmond. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Filed under: News, Virginia
|DMV Connect program preparing offenders for release with IDsWAVY / 4 d. 12 h. 4 min. ago more|
STATE FARM, Va. (WRIC) — Twenty-six more offenders at Deep Meadow Correctional Center will have ID cards when they are released. The DMV Connect program set up at the State Farm facility on Thursday. It’s a traveling outreach program that serves Virginians unable to make it to a DMV office. The partnership between DMV and the Department of Corrections launched in 2012 at Deep Meadow. During the pilot, three ID cards were processed. Since then, they have processed ID cards for more than 23,000 offenders at 82 state, local and federal correctional facilities. The governor stopped by to see it in action. “Everybody deserves a second chance. People make mistakes in life,” said Gov. Terry McAuliffe. “But it is our responsibility, I believe, to give everybody an opportunity at that second chance.” McAuliffe told the offenders an ID is essential for re-entry. “It is very hard in society today to do anything without an identification card. You can’t get a job, you can’t really do anything,” he said. “So having that card before you leave is so important.” Travis Via will be released in 11 days after serving nearly four years behind bars. “Saves me a trip to DMV,” he said. Via said he’s looking forward to having his card upon release. “You can’t do anything without it,” he said. Kearnard Bowling gets out in less than a month. He said he’s been preparing for release, and having his ID processed is one more thing checked off his list. “I believe it’s very important to have your plans together before you go home,” said Bowling. “Without a plan, it’ll make things very hard for you.” DMV Connect has successfully piloted remote driver’s license testing at two correctional facilities. Recently, DMV Connect also piloted remote testing for the commercial driver’s license (CDL) knowledge exam, which is required to obtain a commercial driver’s license. “Virginia is now officially the first state in the nation to offer CDL knowledge tests in correctional facilities,” said DMV Deputy Commissioner George Bishop. The DMV Connect team has also brought the technology to military bases, nursing homes, homeless shelters and VA hospitals.Filed under: News, Top Video, Virginia
|Governor, First Lady announce 10 million meal increase in statewide school breakfast programWAVY / 6 d. 0 h. 54 min. ago more|
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe were in Hampton Roads Wednesday morning to discuss the importance of school breakfast programs. The governor and first lady were seen serving breakfast to students at the school. Gallery: Governor, First Lady Visit to Suburban Park Elementary Suburban Park participates in Breakfast After the Bell — a program that increases access to school breakfast by bringing it outside the cafeteria and making it part of the school day. .@DSMcAuliffe & I proud to announce we served 10M more school meals this yr than first yr of admn! Kids can't learn when just plain hungry pic.twitter.com/iycDS2vfky — Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) September 20, 2017 During their visit to Suburban Park Elementary School, Gov. Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe announced that over 10 million more school breakfasts were served to Virginia students during the 2016-2017 school year compared to the 2013-14 school year. On average, over 50,000 more students are eating breakfast each day, and for the first time in Virginia, more than 60 percent of free and reduced price eligible students who eat lunch also eat breakfast at school each day. “School meals are essential for Virginia’s students to succeed, and they’re key to our efforts to build a 21st century workforce,” said Gov. McAuliffe. The McAuliffe administration increased the resources available to help divisions expand access to school breakfast. $2.7 million was appropriated in the governor’s budget over three years to help schools transition to alternative models for school breakfast. “Now more than ever, we are proving the connection between school meals and student success, and today’s announcement means that those benefits are quickly spreading to more and more Virginia communities,” First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe said. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe has made it her top priority to end childhood hunger in Virginia by connecting schools with federal nutrition programs that ensure every student has access to healthy food. Her partnership with the No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign has resulted in millions more school meals served to Virginia students at no cost to them.Filed under: Local News, News, Norfolk, Virginia
|State police trooper shot after pursuit ends in HenricoWAVY / 6 d. 2 h. 49 min. ago more|
HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) — A Virginia State Police trooper is in the hospital after he was shot twice by a woman at the end of a police pursuit in Henrico’s West End late Tuesday. State Police officials say Senior Trooper C.A. Putnam initiated a traffic stop on Chippenham Parkway for speeding around 11:30 p.m. The car initially stopped, but as Putnam approached the car, it sped off. Senior Trooper C.A. Putnam (Source: NBC12/file) The pursuit led to Parham Road and ended on September Drive and Lakeway Court in Henrico. The suspect came across a cul-de-sac and tried to turn around, but the trooper pulled his car in front to stop the suspect. Police say that’s when a woman got out of the car, shot Trooper Putnam twice in the arm and ran. A Henrico officer provided aid to the trooper before EMS arrived. Putnam is expected to be OK. The woman, who has not yet been identified, was arrested.Filed under: Crime, News, Virginia
|Prosecutor: Officer justified in fatal shooting of teenWAVY / 6 d. 10 h. 34 min. ago more|
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor says a Virginia police officer was justified in fatally shooting a teenager who was advancing at him with a crowbar. Police on Tuesday identified the teen who was shot and killed Friday as 15-year-old Ruben Urbina of Haymarket, a Washington suburb. At a press conference in Manassas, Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul Ebert said the boy had mental problems and attempted suicide the night before. Ebert said the boy called 911 and claimed to have a bomb strapped to his chest. When police arrived, Ebert said officers saw him strike his brother’s girlfriend with a crowbar. Ebert said the boy then advanced at an officer with the crowbar, getting to within 10 feet before the officer fired two shots. Urbina died at the scene. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Filed under: News, Virginia
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