| Jan 4, 2015
When former Gov. Bob McDonnell stands before U.S. District Judge James Spencer on Tuesday for sentencing, the big question will be: Is the core of political corruption taking money when in office, or doing something in return?
For the prosecutors who...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:34 PM
RICHMOND — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell got a lot less time than federal prosecutors wanted Tuesday, but the fact that he faces time behind bars still sends a strong signal that Virginia needs to clean up its ethics act, political scientists and...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Williamsburg would get a new Department of Motor Vehicles office under Gov. Terry McAuliffe's latest budget proposal.
The facility would move out of a leased facility and into one owned by the state. The governor called for $1.8 million for the project,...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Two police officers killed in Brooklyn
A gunman ambushed and fatally shot two New York City police officers Saturday and then killed himself, police said. A social media post indicated it might have been in revenge for the police chokehold death of an...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:37 PM
RICHMOND — When it comes to Virginia politics, 2014 was one for the books.
The kind you leave in a box. Not the books you put on a shelf in your living room so the neighbors will come over and think, "Oh, he read that book. Smart."
It's just not...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Holiday shopping -- especially last-minute -- can be stressful, but some efforts to save time or money can actually make the experience worse, a Christopher Newport University professor of psychology says.
Andrew Velkey II, director of CNU's...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The supposedly lost art of free throw shooting is alive and well at Tabb High. During a stretch of slightly more than two games last week, the Tigers made a state record 35 consecutive free throws.
The Tigers made all 13 of their free throws in a 76-...
| Dec 23, 2014
It might have appeared to be an early holiday present when almost 300 prospective Johns Hopkins University students previously denied early admission or deferred for later consideration recently received an email welcoming them to the fold.
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Welcome to the day after Christmas. The packages have all been unwrapped and the figgy pudding has been eaten. It's a good time to reflect on what the new year will bring.
Lucky for us, some unusual artists will be visiting our concert halls in January....
| Dec 28, 2014
Our many talented artists, and a healthy number of world-class visitors, continue to make the performing scene in Hampton Roads vibrant and varied. Here are some of the highlights of 2014.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jan. 11, Ferguson Center for the...
| Dec 28, 2014
Waiting is just a part of life when you're on the bus.
It's nothing unusual for Tee Mears to spend an hour and a half getting to her job at a local hotel. Then she waits 20 minutes for her shift, because that's how the schedule works out.