April 12, 2013 |
A suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting at a community college office in a Virginia shopping mall where two women were wounded, officials said Friday. The first reports of the shooting came in to officials at 1:55 p.m., police said at a televised news conference, and authorities responded within moments to the New River Community College satellite office in the mall just south of Blacksburg, Va., home to Virginia Tech, police said. One woman was airlifted to a hospital and the other was taken for treatment by ambulance, police said.
April 10, 2013 |
First it was Texas Gov. Rick Perry who came to California with his cowboy swagger and boasts about lassoing away businesses. Then the South Dakota governor swept through to recruit dairy farmers. Soon after, the Iowa governor made an appearance. Now they're coming in pairs. Joining forces, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell are heading to California on Thursday to try their luck at wooing California businesses. On a two-day tour with stops in Costa Mesa, Palo Alto and San Francisco, the old friends plan to tout the wonders of doing business in their states.
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April 5, 2013 |
Chris Brown is due in a downtown courtroom Friday afternoon for the first time since February when prosecutors accused him of failing to complete court-ordered community service. Prosecutors had argued that proof of the R&B singer's service for a 2009 assault conviction was fraudulent. Superior Court Judge James Brandlin has yet to rule on whether Brown must serve additional community service time in Los Angeles County. If the singer does not fulfill his obligation to the court, he could be sent to jail.
April 4, 2013 |
Officials still don't know why a West Virginia sheriff was shot and killed Wednesday, but one thing was certain: It's been a notably deadly year for leaders in the criminal justice system in the U.S. Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum was parked alongside a road in the county seat of Williamson, which abuts the Kentucky border, when a man ran up to his vehicle, shot him and fled, officials said. One of Crum's deputies chased down a suspect, identified as Tennis Melvin Maynard, 37, and shot Maynard multiple times when he crashed his car and got out wielding a Glock .40-caliber pistol, officials said.
April 3, 2013 |
A West Virginia sheriff was shot and killed Wednesday near the Mingo County courthouse in the town of Williamson, officials said. The Williamson mayor's office told the Los Angeles Times that the victim was Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum. A Mingo County emergency dispatcher said that a suspect had also been shot and taken into custody, though those details could not be immediately confirmed with other law enforcement. The suspect's condition was not known. The midday shooting happened on Harvey Street near the county courthouse in Williamson, which is the southwest part of the state along the Kentucky border.
April 2, 2013 |
A Virginia judge has dismissed eight felony counts against a Republican Party campaign worker who threw voter registration forms in a dumpster. Colin Small, 23, still faces misdemeanor charges related to the incident in October, according to his lawyer, John Holloran of Harrisonburg, Va. But the felonies were thrown out during a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Holloran said in an interview. “I think they charged it three days after the event and thought it was the tip of the iceberg and that there was this huge voter fraud conspiracy that was occurring,” Holloran said.
April 1, 2013 |
Reality star Shain Gandee, who was one of the group of West Virginia friends highlighted in the MTV series "Buckwild" has been found dead in a truck near Sissonville, W.Va. According to local TV station WCHS, Gandee, 21, was found in a vehicle along with the body of his uncle, David Gandee, 48, and another man, who has not been identified. Gandee and his uncle had been reported missing for 31 hours before their bodies were discovered Monday morning. The two men had reportedly planned to go four-wheeling in their SUV and were last seen at a Sissonville bar at 3 a.m. on Sunday.
March 27, 2013 |
Shaka Smart and Virginia Commonwealth have agreed in principle to a deal to keep the basketball coach at the school. Athletic Director Ed McLaughlin said the details were still being finalized, but the majority of changes involve "program enhancements for the student-athletes and coaches. " McLaughlin said it also extends a contract already scheduled to run through 2020. Smart's record is 111-37 in four years, the sixth-most wins in the country over that stretch. Since he guided VCU to the Final Four in 2011, Smart's name has been among the first mentioned whenever a high-profile job comes open.
March 26, 2013 |
Virginia Commonwealth is working to hang on to Shaka Smart, one of the coaches that UCLA has on its shopping list. Athletic department officials at Virginia Commonwealth are working on enhancements for the basketball program, according to a Richmond Times Dispatch story. A new practice facility, increased pay for assistant coaches and a bigger recruiting budget are things Smart is seeking , according to the Times Dispatch. Smart makes $1.36-million per season, plus incentives.
March 21, 2013 |
The Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va., was on lockdown early Friday after an isolated shooting left one dead at the Officer Candidate School, the base said. The gunman was surrounded after barricading himself in barracks. Base residents were ordered to stay inside and lock their doors. The threat level was boosted to FPCON Delta, the base said on its website and Facebook page . That threat level can describe an active shooter or a terrorist attack. The suspect was believed to be a staff member at the officer candidate school at the base, the Associated Press reported.