Va. AG wants review of ruling that cleared ex-Navy SEAL trainee in college student’s slaying

Va. AG challenges exoneration of ex-SEAL trainee

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s attorney general is asking the state appeals court to review a panel’s ruling that exonerated a former Navy SEAL trainee in the abduction and slaying of a Georgia college student.

Full article »

3 of 4 former sailors convicted of killing teen freed; victim’s family outraged by gov’s move

Va. gov. allows 3 in rape-slaying to be freed

RICHMOND, Va. — Three men convicted in the rape and slaying of a fellow sailor’s wife more than a decade ago will walk free to the outrage of the victim’s family — who blamed the decision on political pressure from novelist John Grisham — and the men’s supporters, who say it’s not enough and want them declared innnocent.

Full article »

Victim’s mother says Va. governor to grant conditional pardon to 4 sailors in 1997 murder

Victim’s mother: Va. Gov. to pardon ‘Norfolk 4′

RICHMOND, Va. — The mother of a teenager killed in 1997 said Thursday that Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine will grant conditional pardons to four former sailors who confessed and were convicted for the crime.

Full article »

Judge in LA delays sentencing of singer Chris Brown in beating of Rihanna

Judge delays sentencing of singer Chris Brown

LOS ANGELES — A judge has delayed sentencing R&B singer Chris Brown on an assault charge to seek more input from Virginia authorities about whether Brown could do community labor in that state.

Full article »

Jury to continue deliberations in trial of ex-La. congressman found with cash in freezer

Deliberations to continue in Jefferson’s trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A jury is scheduled to resume deliberations in the corruption trial of a former Louisiana congressman who had $90,000 hidden in his freezer.

Full article »

Jury deliberates, still no verdict in trial of ex-La. congressman found with cash in freezer

Deliberations continue in ex-congressman’s trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A jury has ended its second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the corruption trial of a former Louisiana congressman who had $90,000 hidden in his freezer.

Full article »

Judge: Creditors can vote on new Vick bankruptcy plan, but future income still uncertain

Creditors to vote on Vick bankruptcy plan

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Though a judge ruled that Michael Vick’s bankruptcy plan can be sent to creditors to vote on, it remains unclear how the out-of-work quarterback will get the income to pay them.

Full article »

Vick says he’s ‘getting close’ to signing with football team but withholds details

Vick says he’s ‘getting close’ to a deal

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Michael Vick said Thursday that he is getting close to signing with a professional football team but refused to elaborate.

Full article »

Toxic leak went on for years at closed W.Va. zinc plant, until woman saw ‘green goo’ seepage

‘Green goo’ revealed toxic leak at WV zinc plant

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — For at least five years before Rebecca Morlock noticed what she calls “a green goo” seeping out of the ground below a former zinc-smelting plant in the town of Spelter, water loaded with potentially toxic heavy metals was trickling into the West Fork River.

Full article »

Jury to hear closing arguments in bribery trial of former La. congressman Jefferson

Closing arguments set for ex-congressman’s trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A jury is scheduled to hear closing arguments Wednesday in the bribery trial of a former Louisiana congressman whose case gained notoriety after a search of his home turned up $90,000 cash hidden in a freezer.

Full article »


Protected by Comment Guard Pro