25, Jan 2015 - Washington, VA Ex-Virginia governor gets two years for corruption
A US federal judge sentenced former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell to two years in prison Tuesday for accepting lavish gifts and loans from a businessman in exchange for political favors. US District Judge James Spencer ordered McDonnell to report to prison on February 9. "Unlike Pontius Pilate, I can't wash my hands of it all. McDonnell, a one-time Republican rising star, had been tipped to ...
25, Jan 2015 - Fairfax, VA Ethics key issue for 2015 assembly
With a former governor heading to prison for corruption and his successor calling for a cap on gifts to politicians, ethics reform is high on the agenda for the Virginia General Assemblyâ€™s 2015 session.
25, Jan 2015 - Washington, VA Former Virginia Governor Seals 2-Year Prison Sentence with a Kiss to the Wife He Blamed
Some 450 supporters petitioned the judge for mercy for Bob McDonnell in soap-opera-worthy corruption case
15, Dec 2014 - Henrico, VA Dvorak: A lawmaker by day and a jailbird by night? Youâ€™ve got to be kidding.
Del. Joseph D. Morrissey needs to take pity on Virginia voters and resign.
04, Dec 2014 - Judge to hear Citynet/Frontier dispute in January
By Eric Eyre Internet provider Citynet will have a chance to prove its allegations that Frontier Communications is stifling competition in West Virginia during a Jan. 27 hearing before an administrative law judge. The state Public Service Commission scheduled the hearing after deciding last month that Citynet's complaints against Frontier didn't warrant a prolonged general investigation. In a ...
17, Nov 2014 - W.Va. couple convicted of stealing to buy N.C. house
The Associated Press WHEELING, W.Va. - A West Virginia couple has been convicted of stealing from a 90-year-old woman to buy a beach house in North Carolina. A federal jury found Timothy Summers, 67, and his wife, Lea Ann Summers, 52, of Proctor, guilty of mail fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, securities fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property. The jury issued its verdict ...
12, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court declines to review same-sex marriage cases
The Supreme Court today decided to let stand rulings that allow same-sex marriage in Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Indiana and Wisconsin, a surprising move that may clear the way for the expansion of such unions throughout the nation.
12, Oct 2014 - Possible witnesses named in Plants case
By Kate White A statement made by a woman who says Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants hit her while they were students at West Virginia University could be brought up during a hearing next week. Three judges will hear Kanawha commissioners' petition to have Plants removed next week. Emily Fitchpatrick was named as a possible witness on a list filed by the commission's attorney this ...
12, Oct 2014 - US Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can proceed in five states with prior bans
Big news for gay marriage this morning out of Washington . The US Supreme Court denied review of the attempts by petitioners in several states to reverse lower-court decisions that struck down bans on same-sex marriage in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. All of those states, much like Arkansas, had previously banned gay marriage before lower courts struck down their prohibitions ...
12, Oct 2014 - Man recaptured after escaping from constable in Waynesboro
WAYNESBORO (WPMT) â€“ A man who escaped from a constable in Waynesboro on Sept. 29 is back in police custody, authorities said. Jeffery William Moore Jr., 30, of Waynesboro was arrested Sunday in Martinsburg, West Virginia. According to police, Moore was being transported to Franklin County Prison last month when he escaped from a state [â€¦]
12, Oct 2014 - Former Federal Judge Walter Dekalb Kelley, Jr. Joins Hausfeld
WASHINGTON -- Global litigation firm Hausfeld announced today that Walter DeKalb Kelley, Jr., former United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, has joined the firm's Washington, ...
12, Oct 2014 - Airport Authority to take jurisdictional issue to court; Lechliter walks out
WILEY FORD - After refusing to approve Dr. Richard Lechliter's motion that the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority abide by West Virginia Open Meetings laws - which prompted Lechliter to pick up his papers and walk out of the meeting - the PHAA voted 5-1 Thursday to take the ongoing question of which state law the board should be following to the federal court system.
12, Oct 2014 - Worries lessen for Virginia gay immigrants, who can now marry
Gay immigrants in Virginia get extra legal protection from high court ruling on right to marry.
12, Oct 2014 - Nearly 4K May Get Damages In Drywall Suit
A federal judge has ruled that nearly 4,000 homeowners who say Chinese drywall ruined their homes are eligible to share any further damages he may award in lawsuits against Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd., a government-owned manufacturer that failed to show up in court. Notices were sent Friday to the homeowners in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, Texas, and Alabama, attorney Leonard Davis of ...
12, Oct 2014 - US judge lifts hold on W.Va. gay marriage suit
A federal judge has lifted his hold on a lawsuit challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages.