The University of Richmond has suspended Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s charter indefinitely for “violating the school’s policies.”
Articles by Charles Fishburne
The Navy has held a memorial service in Norfolk for a Virginia sailor killed during a shooting rampage in Tennessee that claimed his life and that of four marines.
Petty Officer 2ndClass Randall Smith was shot and killed at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Chattanooga, by a gunman who researched Islamic martyrdom and was himself killed in shootout with police.
There are now reports that some of the five serviceman who were fatally wounded sacrificed themselves during the assault, diverting the gunman from a larger group of potential victims.
Federal Prosecutors are recommending an “unprecedented” life sentence for a Virginia peanut company executive convicted in a salmonella-poisoning case.
Nine people died, and 714 more in 46 states were sickened by truckloads of tainted peanut butter, shipped from a Georgia processing plant even after samples tested positive.
Former Peanut Corporation of America Owner Stewart Parnell of Lynchburg was convicted last fall on 71 counts, including conspiracy, obstruction of justice, wire fraud and other crimes related to the outbreak in 2008 and 2009.
The Chesterfield County planning commission has delayed for 60 days a new development plan that some fear would turn the area into “another Short Pump.”
In the early 19thcentury, Bon Air was a peaceful refuge for city dwellers and some still see it that way.
Virginia’s Governor will join other regional leaders and federal officials to talk about cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay, including an announcement of how officials plan to meet the goals of a bay cleanup agreement signed last year, that establishes pollution limits and sets goals for the bay to be fully restored by 2025.
Domionion Virginia Power says it will be using drones to check on its transmission lines.
President Obama’s top transportation official says a high-speed rail link between Richmond and Washington is one of his top priorities in the waning months of Obama’s term.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox was in Richmond yesterday, to announce a one- million dollar planning grant for the project, which has been discussed for a decade but still on the drawing boards.
Hanover County Supervisors have approved a large, and controversial mixed use development along US Route 301.
It will be called Caldwall Park, and include retail space, offices, houses, town houses and apartments in the 301 corridor near New Ashcake Road.
Opponents fear traffic congestion, overcrowding at Atlee High, and an end to the rural nature of the area. But the planning commission recommended it and the board approved it 5-2.
Proponents said it represented managed growth is an area not considered rural in the county’s comprehensive plan.
Richmond City jail officials say one of the three inmates who died within a 72-hour period died of natural causes, but other determinations are pending.
It has been five days now since the news of the three deaths at Richmond’s new jail.
Sheriff C.T. Woody said there was no foul play in the death of Javon Antoine Morris, but the exact cause is still pending and toxicology tests could take several more weeks.
Authorities say hungry black bears are foraging along hiking trails in Virginia mountains and warning signs have been posted.
There have been numerous sightings along the Appalachian trail and officials say this is the time mothers and baby bears are eating.
The National Park Service says feeding bears is illegal, but people are leaving food out anyway, some on purpose, some out of carelessness, and the bears are getting bolder.
The bear population has dramatically increased in recent years, some 18 thousand are estimated in Virginia.