The trial for 48-year old Randy Taylor begins this morning in Nelson County Circuit Court…his attorney wanted the trial moved because of extensive news coverage, but Judge J.
Articles by Charles Fishburne
Authorities evacuated several buildings around a train derailment and fire along the James River in downtown Lynchburg yesterday.
There is a world-wide epidemic of heart failure, and one of the most effective treatments is the implantation of a pacemaker. New research at the University of Virginia promises to make them more effective, for more patients.
Martinsville in Southwest Virginian was a prosperous furniture and textile town in the middle 20th century, but saw those jobs go overseas, and never fully recovered. It recorded a seasonal unadjusted unemployment rate of 11.7 percent, up slightly from February, but still better than last year’s 14.7 percent. Arlington County and the City of Falls Church had the lowest jobless rate at 3.5 percent. Richmond was unchanged at 5.5. The area had 639,200 people at work in March. It is approaching, but has not yet reached the 643 thousand who were employed in 2007, just before the recession.
This is the beginning of peak season for cats and kittens. Every year, the Richmond SPCA rescues more than 1,000 between late April and July--and with the help of foster families--helps them to find homes.
The organizers of a well-attended free care clinics plan to increase their operations in Virginia. Remote Area Medical founder Stan Brock is set to announce an increased presence…in a political setting today at the state capitol. RAM’s multi-day clinics in Southwest Virginia often draw thousands of low income residents in need of free dental care, eyeglasses and medical procedures. Set to join Brock today at the capitol news conference are members of Governor McCauliffe’s administration.
New laws in New York City and Chicago ban electronic cigarettes from restaurants, bars and other public places. The bans that go into effect today are sparking debate among health officials, the e-cigarette industry and users of the increasingly popular devices. Proponents of the new bans say they are aimed at preventing the re-glamorization of smoking, particularly among teenagers who could see them as a gateway to tobacco-based cigarettes.
It is going on the peak season for cats to have kittens and between now and July, the Richmond SPCA will save the lives of more then one thousand.
A Hanover County pharmacists has lost his state license following a multi-state investigation involving illegal prescriptions.
Triple A says gasoline prices at the pump have already passed last summer’s peak. Nationally, gasoline jumped another three cents to close the week at 3.69 per gallon.