Virginia has hired an executive director to run a new ethics board, created in the wake of the gifts scandal surrounding former Governor McDonnell and his family. The Washington Post says Chris Piper, a longtime employee of the State Board of Elections, will move to Legislative Services, where the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council will be housed.
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A Chester man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in the slaying of a Virginia State University student last fall. Twenty-one year old Bryan Williams, Jr. entered his plea yesterday to second degree murder in the fatal shooting of 22-year old Eric Wilkins. Wilkins was shot in the back during late night party when he apparently tried to break up a fight that occurred when some “townies” crashed the party at the University Apartments in Ettrick.
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Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute is testing everything from tires Danville’s new National Tire Research Center to Amazon’s prototype self-driving vehicle at the Institute’s Smart Track in Blacksburg, but a Master's Student from Newark, Deleware, Alexandria Noble, has a special interest in developing a whole new concept in stop and yield signs.
While the Ebola scare is making headlines with some high-profile cases, one of the country’s leading authorities on prevention of infectious diseases says there is a greater danger of the disease spreading undetected by ordinary travelers.
A top Virginia GOP official who posted an anti-Muslim Facebook message has resigned, but not apologized. The Washington Post says Bob FitzSimmonds, treasurer of the state Republican Party handed in his resignation to party officials last night, after a comment he posted on his Facebook page following President Obama’s praising Muslims for helping to build “the very fabric of our nation,” at the end of Ramadan. FitzSimmonds wanted to know, “exactly what part of our nation’s fabric was woven by Muslims.” In his resignation letter, he said “It seems that no mat
The Richmond City Council has introduced legislation to help lure Stone Brewing Company to build a plant downtown. The legislation would make an exception to its light industrial zoning rules which would allow Stone Brewing to produce 120,000 gallons of beer per year to begin. The current limit is 100,000.
Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring has announced he will petition the US Supreme Court to hear Virginia’s marriage equality case and has asked a Richmond appellate court for a stay of its recent ruling that upheld a lower court decision to strike down the state’s ban on same sex marriages. The Attorney General says he will file a petition with the Supreme Court Friday, asking it to hear Virginia’s case and “definitively settle the constitutional issues for the Commonwealth and the rest of the country.”
A researcher at the University of Virginia’s Center for Wireless Health says a medical internet could transform healthcare.