A Lynchburg man was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for driving under the influence and injuring three people in a crash in July 2017.
RUSTBURG — An Evington man shot in a firefight with Lynchburg police last year pleaded guilty Friday to attempted capital murder charges and now faces the possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison.
BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a woman hid her mother's decomposing body inside their Virginia home for weeks, covering it with dozens of blankets and surrounding it with air fresheners to mask the smell.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia.
BEDFORD — The first defendant sentenced for a gang-related slaying of a Lynchburg teen in March 2017 will spend 55 years behind bars, a judge determined Friday.
Lynchburg police are searching for a city man who authorities said stabbed a man early Friday morning.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say four men have been charged in a shooting inside a downtown Norfolk mall, including one of the two people shot.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials at a Virginia shelter say a dog set on fire at a Richmond park has succumbed to his wounds.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fitting for a man who saw so much darkness in the world, Lyndon LaRouche died on the fringes this week, his name little known to anyone under 50, his death rumored online a day before mainstream outlets confirmed it.
GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — The Maryland woman who has accused Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her while they were students at Duke University in 2000 is a single mother who values her privacy, worked for several years as a school fundraiser and had a sometime-turbulent per…
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police say a mall in Virginia has reopened hours after two people were injured when shots were fired there.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two advocates for the Equal Rights Amendment have been handcuffed and escorted away by police after staging a "die in" outside Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox's office.
RICHMOND - Those convicted of any of 15 capital crimes should have to serve life in prison, eliminating the discretion of a jury in favor of a mandatory minimum sentence, under legislation passed by the Virginia Senate Wednesday along a party line vote.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials at a Virginia animal shelter say "recovery may not be an option" for a dog found set on fire.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel's Russia probe, a judge has ruled.
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Lyndon LaRouche Jr., the political extremist who ran for president in every election from 1976 to 2004, including a campaign waged from federal prison, has died. He was 96.
BOSTON (AP) — A woman who accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in Boston nearly 15 years ago will meet with prosecutors to discuss her allegations, her attorney said Wednesday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's two Roman Catholic dioceses on Wednesday published lists of 58 priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors, joining other dioceses around the country in answering calls to make public the names of abusive clergy.
RUSTBURG — A Rustburg man will spend just over a year in prison for killing his cousin in a December 2016 drunk-driving crash.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Catholic dioceses in Virginia releasing lists of priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor against them (all times local):
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A well-known northern Virginia businessman has pleaded guilty to multiple fraud schemes that cheated investors out of roughly $20 million.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she talked in detail about her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia police officer was justified in shooting a man after police responded to a call of shots fired last December.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A recently unsealed court document says a former contestant on both "American Idol" and "Fear Factor" worked as a courier for a drug ring and was trying to deliver nearly 2 pounds (830 grams) of fentanyl when she was arrested last year.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — On Tuesday night, college professor Vanessa Tyson avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn't shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia lieutenant governor's accuser's appearance at Stanford(all times local):
A retired Lynchburg police officer and an investigator with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office has officially made his entry into the race to succeed retiring Sheriff Steve Hutcherson.
BEDFORD — An Accomac man was sentenced Friday to 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty to soliciting sex from a 16-year-old girl living in Forest.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — All three of Virginia's top elected officials remain in office despite varying calls for their ouster amid scandals involving blackface costumes and sexual-assault allegations. But each has taken a slightly different path forward.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — In a story Feb. 11 about a former sheriff's deputy accused of smuggling heroin into a jail, The Associated Press reported erroneously the length of time Jenis Leroy Plummer Jr. worked for the Norfolk Sheriff's Office. He worked there for three years, not 10.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school bus aid is accused of choking a 12-year-old student during a bus ride from a private school for students with behavioral health and intellectual disabilities.
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Officials say a man who worked at a northern Virginia community center has been accused of raping a woman who had mental health issues.
A Chesterfield County school bus aide has been charged with assaulting a 12-year-old male student during a bus ride home from the Grafton School, a private school for students with behavioral health and intellectual disabilities.
Virginia's lieutenant governor has denied newly publicized allegations that he sexually assaulted two women years ago and has vowed to continue serving in office. It's a scenario that already has played out in several other states, with differing conclusions.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on scandals involving Virginia's Democratic leaders (all times local):
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The clamor for the resignation of Virginia's top two politicians seemed to die down Monday, with some black community leaders forgiving Gov. Ralph Northam over the blackface furor and calling for a fair hearing for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on the sexual assault allegation…
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials at a Virginia animal shelter say a dog was set on fire at a city park and suffered burns to over 40 percent of its body.
A Lynchburg man was found guilty Monday of several charges stemming from an armed robbery and ensuing police chase in August.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Florida man charged for his role in the beating of a black man during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has entered an Alford plea.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Enquirer committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, an attorney for the head of the tabloid's parent company said Sunday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the blackface and sexual assault allegations involving Virginia's top three Democrats (all times local):
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state's second most powerful leader as they struggle to address revelations of past racist behavior and allegations of sexual assault roiling its highest levels of office.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say an officer has shot and killed a man with a large knife.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eva Siakam's choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He was a Democrat and endorsed by Barack Obama, America's first black president.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on fallout from scandals roiling Virginia's top officials (all times local):
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's embattled lieutenant governor on Saturday called for authorities, including the FBI, to investigate sexual assault allegations made against him while defying widespread calls for his resignation with a plea for "space in this moment for due process."
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second woman accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault Friday, saying the Democrat raped her 19 years ago while they were both students at Duke University.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout after two top Virginia Democrats admitted wearing blackface and another was accused of sexual assault (all times local):
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's state government seemed to come unglued Friday as an embattled Gov. Ralph Northam made it clear he won't resign and the man in line to succeed him was hit with another sexual assault accusation and barraged with demands that he step down, too.
A Maryland woman said Friday that she was sexually assaulted by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, D, in a “premeditated and aggressive” attack in 2000, while both were undergraduate students at Duke University. She is the second woman this week to accuse him of sexual assault. Fairfax forcef…
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Legislative Black Caucus calls for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to step down as he faces sexual assault allegations.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic state lawmakers in Virginia call on Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign over allegations of sexual assault.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states with laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at deterring abuse of vulnerable people at long-term care facilities, following the rape of an incapacitated Phoenix woman who later gave birth.
The political crisis in Virginia threatens to turn a state that has trended Democratic back into a battleground, a development that could complicate the party's effort to defeat President Donald Trump next year.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Paul Erickson, the boyfriend of admitted Russian covert agent Maria Butina accused this week of fraud, has turned up in the unlikeliest of places — from landing a top spot on Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign to representing a man involved in one of the most salac…
CHILHOWIE, Va. (AP) — The Virginia State Police has announced funeral arrangements for a trooper who was killed in a shootout as police executed a search warrant in a drug investigation.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A sign reminding passers-by of the fatal shooting of an unarmed Virginia man by U.S. Park Police after a brief chase has been stolen.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to a year in prison for stalking several women, stealing their underwear and leaving semen on their cars and inside one woman's home.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Democrats struggled to find their way out of three interlocking political crises Thursday that could bring down the party's top elected officials and put a Republican in the governor's chair.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the racial and sexual assault allegations that have engulfed Virginia's top three elected officials, all Democrats (all times local):
APPOMATTOX —Jon Barbour first met Lucas Dowell in the Virginia State Police academy almost five years ago.
STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — The discovery of cocaine inside a Virginia inmate's prosthetic leg has led to an investigation into a suspected drug distribution operation at that jail.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the political turmoil in Virginia amid admissions of blackface and accusations of sexual assault (all times local):
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A woman who was an inmate at a Virginia jail says she was sexually assaulted in the booking area by a male inmate.
Lynchburg police are investigating a reported burglary at the Sunrise Food Mart at 1201 Campbell Avenue.
GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a New Zealand man who authorities say was shot while trying to break into a Virginia girl's home.
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — A grand jury in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, is set to consider formal charges against a man accused of killing his girlfriend, her family and his parents before fleeing to Virginia.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A California woman went public with her sexual assault accusation against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Wednesday, saying in a statement that she suppressed the memory for years but came forward in part because of the possibility that the Democrat could succeed a scan…
BEDFORD — A murder charge against the final defendant accused in a September shooting in Forest was certified to a grand jury on Wednesday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Vanessa Tyson, who has accused Virginia lieutenant governor of sexual assault, details her story publicly.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A caretaker in Newport News, Virginia, has admitted to stealing credit cards from her client's spouse and using them to pay for personal purchases including car services, hotel stays and clothing.
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a state trooper and a man who was the subject of a drug investigation were killed in a shootout as police served a search warrant.
A former softball coach from Orange County had another 106 years added Monday to the already whopping prison term she's accumulated for molesting two girls starting in the 1990s.
The denunciations began within hours of the disclosure that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page featured a person in blackface standing next to a person in a Ku Klux Klan outfit. Democratic activists and presidential contenders quickly called for his resignation. By th…
Among cases heard by a Lynchburg grand jury Monday were those of a man accused of police assault, a man accused of soliciting sex from a teen in North Dakota and an August shooting that killed a man.
CHATHAM, Va. (AP) — Authorities say heavy equipment has been set on fire at a Mountain Valley Pipeline construction site in Virginia.
CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — The son of a former federal prosecutor has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his father with an ax in Virginia.
UPDATE: A married couple the Amherst County Sheriff's Office said was wanted in connection with reports of stolen property has been arrested in Lynchburg.
A Saturday night fire that caused $500,000 in damage to equipment a Mountain Valley Pipeline construction site is being investigated as arson, the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office reports.
PULASKI, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are investigating a shooting involving an officer and a driver who authorities say pointed a shotgun at police.
NELSONIA, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say the deaths of three people inside a burned mobile home are being investigated as homicides and arson.
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Federal and local authorities are investigating the death of a Coast Guardsman at an Aleutian Islands port.
BROSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Scooted close to the table in a high chair at Westside Diner, 14-month-old Emma Grace Kennedy reached her pudgy arms toward the star-shaped cereal puffs that sat on a plastic Minnie Mouse placemat on Jan. 9.
WARSAW, Va. (AP) — A man charged with killing his parents and three others in Louisiana drove to Virginia to try to hug and kiss two aunts and a grandmother goodbye, his court-appointed attorney in Virginia said Friday.
CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia pregnancy center has been vandalized days after a debate over late-term abortion in the state capital sparked controversy nationwide.
MARTINSVILLE — Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the criminal case against Curtis Trumaine Callaway, according to court documents filed in Henry County Circuit Court.
ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A California man has been sentenced to six months in prison for lying to federal agents about making threats against a Virginia congressman.
SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — An ex-convict and kennel owner in Virginia has joined his wife in being indicted on charges of bestiality and animal cruelty.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For the 14th time, Virginia officials have rejected a parole bid from a German diplomat's son serving life in prison for the 1985 killings of his ex-girlfriend's parents.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to making a series of bomb threats to a CNN news affiliate and a Pentagon tour office.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia are investigating the death of a man who passed away a few hours after he went to jail.
Virginia’s parole board has for the 14th time denied parole to Jens Soering, according to his attorney, leaving the former University of Virginia student to continue serving two consecutive life sentences for a 1985 Bedford County double murder.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia law that allows police to arrest and jail people designated as "habitual drunkards" for up to a year if they're caught with alcohol was scrutinized Wednesday by a federal appeals court as legal advocates argued that it unfairly targets homeless alcoholics.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy sailor is accused of trying to destroy his urine samples in a fire to prevent the test results from being used against him.
Two of the four people charged in the grisly slaying and dismemberment of 19-year-old Megan Metzger were convicted of multiple charges Tuesday in Spotsylvania County Circuit Court.
The office clerk of the Bedford Moose Lodge is accused of stealing hundreds of dollars from the lodge, authorities said Tuesday.
Lynchburg police are asking for the public’s help in locating an Amherst County woman wanted for allegedly breaking into a local fence company and stealing thousands of dollars worth of equipment.
A Blacksburg bank and its insurance company have resolved a dispute over insurance compensation for the theft of more than $2 million in bank funds by suspected Russian hackers.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A young man from Louisiana has confessed to killing his parents, his girlfriend, and two of her family members who had taken him in after he was kicked out of his house, authorities said Tuesday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sheriff: Man confessed to shooting parents, girlfriend, girlfriend's family members in Louisiana; used his father's gun.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A University of Virginia professor has been placed on administrative leave nearly three months after he was charged with felony strangulation and misdemeanor simple domestic battery.