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Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Virginia News and Politics

Hundreds protest at UVa; students allegedly dismantle memorial to victims

Protesters express discontent with a system they said perpetuates sexual violence and an administration that has failed to help victims.

Sunday 11/23/2014
Virginia woman faces up to 60 years for embezzling from rescue squad

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Ridgeway woman faces up to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling from a rescue squad.

Saturday 11/22/2014
Swimmer Diana Nyad kick offs Richmond Forum season

Nyad is one of the most decorated swimmers of all time.

Schapiro: Warner, Kaine love on the 'new' Democrats

That smooching sound you hear is Mark Warner and Tim Kaine loving on new Virginians — Hispanics and Asians who are rapidly remaking the state.

Senators say time has come to roll back state car tax relief

The growing pressure on Virginia’s budget has some senators uttering the unmentionable — roll back car tax relief.

Obama action brings immigration battle to Virginia

President Barack Obama's use of executive power to halt deportations of more than 4 million undocumented immigrants will potentially change the legal status of tens of thousands now living in Virginia unlawfully.

Landmark Media Enterprises sells Las Vegas television station

Landmark Media Enterprises LLC, the Norfolk-based company that owns The Virginian-Pilot, is selling a television station in Las Vegas.

Statement by U.Va. President

Statement from UVa President Teresa A. Sullivan

UVa's Sullivan suspends fraternities in wake of rape allegations

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan on Saturday suspended all fraternities and associated social activities for the rest of the semester in the wake of gang rape allegations at Phi Kappa Psi.

Friday 11/21/2014
UVa dean speaks out on Rolling Stone article

University of Virginia Dean of Students Allen Groves said he knew something had to change within fraternity culture at the university, but he wasn’t aware of allegations as serious as the ones published in a Rolling Stone article Wednesday, where a young woman described being gang raped as a first-year student.

Surrender documents return to Appomattox for sesquicentennial

When Gen. Robert E. Lee left Appomattox in April 1865 after surrendering to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, his copy of the terms of surrender left with him.

Brat: 'Not one thin dime' for Obama's immigration plan

"I support using the power of the purse to defund Obama's amnesty," tweeted Rep. Dave Brat, R-Richmond, the economist, replacing Eric Cantor, who recently took office in Washington.

UVa independent counsel on sexual assaults dropped because he was Phi Kappa Psi

Attorney General Mark Herring said Friday that the university agreed to withdraw its appointment of former federal judge and prosecutor Mark Filip. 

Ohio man sentenced in Va. for selling fake diplomatic papers

An Ohio man who claimed to be the keeper of the seal of St. Peter was sentenced  Friday to 3 ½ years in prison for selling nearly 2,000 fake diplomatic credentials affiliated with his movement.

In Richmond area, immigrants view Obama plans with cautious optimism

Undocumented immigrants across the Richmond region are welcoming with cautious optimism President Barack Obama's executive actions that could forever change their lives and those of their children.

State trooper injured trying to make traffic stop on U.S. 460

A Virginia State Police trooper suffered non-life-threatening injuries Friday morning when he was struck from behind while attempting a traffic stop on U.S. 460 near the Sussex-Prince George line, a spokeswoman said.

New trooper takes up his fallen father's legacy

Joshua Barner always knew that one day he’d become a police officer, perhaps even before he sat near the grave of his father, a state trooper, proudly wearing dad’s wide-brimmed Stetson hat.

Two years pass with no sign of Sage Smith

Family, neighbors, friends and community leaders gathered Wednesday night to honor the life of Dashad “Sage” Smith, who disappeared from Charlottesville two years ago this week.

2nd arrest made in Prince William shooting of 2 teens

Prince William County police say they've arrested a second man in the shooting of two teenagers, one of whom was killed.

Anger, defiance mark pipeline meeting in Giles County

Nearly 300 people attended the Giles County Board of Supervisors' public hearing on a proposed natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia.

Thursday 11/20/2014
McAuliffe visits North Side grocery to announce nutritional panel

Calling hunger in a state where agriculture is big business “totally unacceptable,” Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday that he is creating the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide.

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