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Va. Attorney General Launches Plan to Combat Drug Abuse, Overdoses

Va. Attorney General Launches Plan to Combat Drug Abuse, Overdoses

The state of Virginia may soon crack down on heroin and prescription drug abuse to prevent a growing number of fatal drug overdoses.
Hot Car Deaths: Should Government Mandate Technology?

Hot Car Deaths: Should Government Mandate Technology?

After a deadly summer of children left in hot cars, a mother is calling on a government fix. What do you think?
McDonnell Jury Reaches Verdict

McDonnell Jury Reaches Verdict

Jurors in the public corruption trial of former Va. governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, have reached a verdict.
McDonnell Jury Begins Deliberation in Corruption Trial

McDonnell Jury Begins Deliberation in Corruption Trial

Jurors in Richmond began deliberations Tuesday in the federal corruption case against former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.
Eric Cantor Snags New Job at Wall Street Investment Bank

Eric Cantor Snags New Job at Wall Street Investment Bank

The former U.S. House Majority Leader plans to join boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. to the tune of a $3.4 million pay package.
Fairfax County Electoral Board Refers Potential Voter Fraud Cases for Investigation

Fairfax County Electoral Board Refers Potential Voter Fraud Cases for Investigation

The board has referred 17 individuals to the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney, the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia and DOJ.
McDonnell Moved Out Days Before Trial Started

McDonnell Moved Out Days Before Trial Started

On the stand, former governor plays down state favors for drug-maker, but he opens up about marriage woes.
Same-Sex Marriage On Hold in Virginia

Same-Sex Marriage On Hold in Virginia

Supreme Court grants delay of Appeals Court ruling that struck down Virginia's gay marriage ban.
Defense Lawyers Take Turn Attacking Maureen McDonnell

Defense Lawyers Take Turn Attacking Maureen McDonnell

As defense begins calling its witnesses in Bob McDonnell corruption trial, effort underway to return to unhappy couple narrative.
Court's Cold Feet May Delay Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia

Court's Cold Feet May Delay Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia

All eyes on Supreme Court after Circuit Court says gays and lesbians can marry Aug. 20.
5 Strangest Things We've Learned at the McDonnell Trial

5 Strangest Things We've Learned at the McDonnell Trial

The former first lady’s “crush,” a $6,000 Rolex watch and attempts to tap Mitt Romney are among the strangest events in the McDonnell trial.
Va. Elections Board Backs Strict Voter ID Law

Va. Elections Board Backs Strict Voter ID Law

The Board of Elections voted Wednesday to prohibit voters from using any photo ID that expired more than 12 months before Election Day.
Uber and Lyft Now Legally Allowed to Operate in Virginia

Uber and Lyft Now Legally Allowed to Operate in Virginia

State officials and the Virginia DMV reached an agreement Wednesday that allows the companies to operate in Virginia.
McAuliffe Sets Special Election Date for Cantor's Congressional Seat

McAuliffe Sets Special Election Date for Cantor's Congressional Seat

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday a special election has been set for Nov. 4 to fill the congressional seat of Rep. Eric Cantor.
Plaintiffs Oppose Stay of Gay Marriage Ruling in Va.

Plaintiffs Oppose Stay of Gay Marriage Ruling in Va.

Challengers of Virginia's same-sex marriage ban want a federal appeals court to allow gay marriages before a Supreme Court ruling.
Same-Sex Marriage: Supreme Court or Bust?

Same-Sex Marriage: Supreme Court or Bust?

With more courthouse victories for gays and lesbians, is it time for a final decision?
Eric Cantor to Resign from Congress Aug. 18

Eric Cantor to Resign from Congress Aug. 18

Cantor (R-Va.), who stepped down as U.S. House Majority Leader Thursday, said he plans to resign his seat in the House of Representatives.

Federal Panel Strikes Down Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban

In a 2-1 decision, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban Monday, declaring the ban unconstitutional.
Traffic Alert: Lane Closures Tuesday Night on Interstate 95 North

Traffic Alert: Lane Closures Tuesday Night on Interstate 95 North

VDOT workers will be working on overhead sign removal and installation.
Take the Five Days of Iron Challenge at Lee District RECenter

Take the Five Days of Iron Challenge at Lee District RECenter

Biking, swimming, running challenge begins July 28.