| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:05 PM
The team of extortionists marched into the owner’s office at a Chicago granite company looking to collect on a $500,000 debt.
One of them, a beefy former union bodyguard named George Brown, did the talking. Another, plumbing contractor Vito Iozzo,...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Family and supporters of a 22-year-old African American man shot and killed by police in an Ohio Walmart continued to push for answers more than two weeks after the incident.
John Crawford III was shot by police Aug. 5 after police in the Dayton...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:17 PM
RICHMOND – Bob and Maureen McDonnell both rested their cases Wednesday, leaving just a few steps to go before a jury decides their fate.
Closing arguments will likely come Friday, federal Judge James R. Spencer said, wrapping up a five-week case....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:35 PM
The ugly details of a marriage that was falling apart in the governor's mansion will get dragged in front a jury in the coming weeks as former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, fight federal corruption charges.
Their marriage was so broken that a...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:43 AM
RICHMOND – The United States rested its case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Thursday, and the defense will present its side of this convoluted story starting Monday.
McDonnell’s attorneys have promised he will testify, though...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:49 PM
RICHMOND — Maureen McDonnell made staffers at the governor’s mansion miserable, yelling and lashing out with baseless accusations, her former chief of staff testified Wednesday.
She once texted to say that she suspected the mansion chef of...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:47 PM
RICHMOND — Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell twice moved Star Scientific stock out of her account at year's end, the McDonnell family broker said Friday, skirting state reporting requirements for public officials as she and her husband took...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:15 PM
RICHMOND – Gov. Bob McDonnell's protection unit eavesdropped on him as fellow state police officers went through the lengthy investigation that was eventually turned over to the FBI, according to testimony offered Tuesday during the federal trial...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:18 PM
RICHMOND — A string of high-ranking officials from Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration took the stand in his corruption trial Monday to say he never asked them for anything untoward, and never anything for Star Scientific.
No grants, though...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:27 PM
RICHMOND — Former first lady Maureen McDonnell was a woman on the warpath some days at the governor's mansion, a close assistant testified Tuesday in Bob and Maureen McDonnell’s continuing trial on federal corruption charges.
At one point, a...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:27 PM
RICHMOND – Former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand in his own defense Wednesday afternoon, speaking directly to jurors for the first time in the 18-day-old federal trial against him and his wife.
McDonnell eased into his testimony, laying out a...