- State police investigate nonfatal shooting by deputy sheriff Updated: Feb-07-16 5:29 pm
WINCHESTER, Virginia - Virginia State Police say they are investigating a nonfatal shooting by a Frederick County deputy sheriff.
- Vet's three-year battle with Montana VA ends in victory Updated: Feb-07-16 2:01 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - A Missoula veteran has won a victory in his three-year battle with the Veterans Administration over his traumatic brain injury.
- Costs of closing, cleaning toxic coal ash pits grows clearer Updated: Feb-07-16 9:44 am
EDEN, North Carolina - Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17-ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia-North Carolina border, where the country's largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history.
- Virginia panel OKs transgender school bathroom bill Updated: Feb-05-16 2:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - A legislative panel has approved a bill that would require students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their biological sex.
- Panel punts on bill to limit personal use of campaign funds Updated: Feb-04-16 7:57 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A House committee has punted on a proposal to limit the personal use of campaign funds by Virginia politicians, a top ethics priority this legislative session of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
- Court orders reconsideration of Maryland gun law ruling Updated: Feb-04-16 4:58 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Maryland's assault weapons ban implicates its citizens' core Second Amendment rights and must be reviewed under a more rigorous judicial standard than the one used by a judge who upheld the law's constitutionality, a divided federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
- House OKs bill letting Guard members carry guns Updated: Feb-04-16 2:23 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's GOP-controlled House has approved a bill that would allow members of the National Guard to carry concealed handguns while on duty.
- House OKs bill mandating physical exercise at schools Updated: Feb-04-16 1:50 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's House of Delegates has approved a bill that would require that Virginia public school students get at least an average of 20 minutes of physical activity a day.
- Panel defeats bill banning use of 'secret' execution drugs Updated: Feb-04-16 12:42 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A Virginia legislative committee has defeated a measure that sought to prohibit officials from using execution drugs they received from another state if they don't reveal the source of the drugs.
- Drug price transparency bill fails; set for further study Updated: Feb-04-16 11:47 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Legislation to make drug makers reveal how much they spend marketing high-priced drugs has stalled in the Virginia General Assembly, at least for this year.
- Virginia bill targets out-of-state toll scofflaws Updated: Feb-04-16 4:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia lawmakers are eying a bill that aims to crack down on toll violators who live out of state.
- Lacking execution drugs, Virginia eyes the electric chair Updated: Feb-03-16 5:42 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A proposal that would force inmates to die by electric chair if lethal injection drugs can't be found is gaining steam in Virginia, in part because of a looming execution scheduled for next month.
- House OKs bill allowing concealed guns for abuse victims Updated: Feb-03-16 1:42 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's Republican-led House of Delegates has approved a bill that would allow people who are protected by a protective order to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.
- Lawmakers back $46 million to Newport News shipbuilding Updated: Feb-03-16 3:15 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Top Virginia lawmakers are supporting $46 million in new grants to help Newport News Shipbuilding win contracts to replace the U.S. Navy's Ohio-class nuclear submarines.
- Bill to create statewide tolling policy moving forward Updated: Feb-03-16 2:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - A bill to create a statewide policy on tolling is moving forward in the General Assembly.
- Virginia Senate approves Tebow bill Updated: Feb-02-16 2:45 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly have approved legislation to allow home-schooled students to participate in public-school sports.
- Virginia advances right-to-work referendum Updated: Feb-02-16 2:43 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia General Assembly has approved legislation setting up a voter referendum on whether the state should enshrine its right-to-work laws in the state's Constitution.
- Virginia spending more on development deals, GOP scrutinizes Updated: Feb-01-16 6:27 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - It's a key part of being Virginia's governor: using cash, tax breaks or other incentives to lure companies to expand or relocate in the Old Dominion.
- Senate rejects bill to nix handgun permit requirement Updated: Feb-01-16 2:12 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's Republican-controlled Senate has narrowly rejected a measure that would have done away with the state's concealed handgun permit requirement.
- House passes bill allowing schools to start before Labor Day Updated: Feb-01-16 2:02 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's Republican-controlled House has passed a measure that would allow schools to start before Labor Day.
- Lawmakers eying bills to undo AG's action on gun permits Updated: Jan-28-16 3:15 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Some Virginia lawmakers are hoping to undo Attorney General Mark Herring's decision to revoke the state's concealed handgun permit agreements with more than two dozen states.
- Richmond attorney announces bid for GOP AG nomination Updated: Jan-27-16 12:21 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The fight over who gets to be the Republican nominee in the 2017 Virginia attorney general race is ramping up.
- Panel to interview GOP, governor's Supreme Court picks Updated: Jan-27-16 2:15 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Republicans hoping to replace a Virginia Supreme Court Justice installed by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe say lawmakers will vote this week on whether she should remain on the court.
- Virginia Senate honors on-air shooting survivor Updated: Jan-26-16 2:03 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The woman who survived an on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists in Virginia has received a standing ovation by the state Senate.
- Virginia House GOP to unveil education agenda Updated: Jan-26-16 4:17 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia House GOP plans to roll out their agenda on education-related issues.