| Sep 11, 2012
| 1:00 AM
A substitute judge in Virginia's Shenandoah County has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for growing marijuana on his property.
James H. Allamong Jr. was sentenced Monday under a plea agreement that reduced the initial charges from a felony to a...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed an executive order establishing a panel to help develop a plan to screen babies for a life-threatening heart defect.
The governor says almost four in 1,000 newborns in Virginia are diagnosed each year with one of the defects...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 8:50 AM
The city of Martinsville's jobless rate remained the highest in Virginia in December.
The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 16.7 percent, up from 15.4 percent in November and down from 17.1 percent...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Legislation to restrict the use of restraints on pregnant inmates is drawing support from across the political spectrum.
Representatives from abortion-rights groups, the ACLU, religious organizations and the conservative Family Foundation were among...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Legislation to restrict the use of restraints on pregnant inmates in Virginia has died.
A House of Delegates subcommittee tabled Del. Patrick Hope's bill with just one dissenting vote Thursday. Subcommittee members noted that the state Board of...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 10:46 AM
The city of Martinsville's jobless rate remained the highest in Virginia in June.
The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 14.2 percent, up from 14 percent in May and down from 18.3 percent...
| Apr 5, 2010
| 4:28 PM
Spending per pupil in Gloucester was up in 2009 over the previous year, according to figures released by the state. The Virginia Department of Education released on Friday the spending per pupil for each school system in Virginia and Gloucester's......
| Mar 22, 2011
| 5:58 AM
The city of Martinsville's jobless rate remained the highest in Virginia in January.
The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 19.9 percent, up from 18.3 percent in December but lower than 21.8...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 7:44 AM
Roanoke County's police chief is retiring.
Chief Ray Lavinder made the announcement Friday. He's been chief since 1997.
Assistant Police Chief Terrell Holbrook will step in as acting chief when Lavinder's retirement becomes effective on November 1st. ...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 3:20 PM
Eight outstanding Virginian women are being honored at the Roanoke Main Library in downtown.
The display is called Virginia Women in History.
It honors eight women in Virginia who've made major contributions to their city, state, even the world.
| Nov 28, 2011
| 8:57 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A doctor has determined that a man accused of trying to assassinate President Barack Obama this month is competent to stand trial, but prosecutors on Monday asked for a fuller evaluation.
Prosecutors are seeking a competency hearing...