| Nov 23, 2014
When it comes to keeping an eye on ethics, Virginia legislators know who to rely on: themselves.
They say they eke out a living in public service with a near-poverty-level salary — but they get tens of thousands of dollars in allowances they don't...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:20 PM
RICHMOND — The jury is set in the federal corruption trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, and opening arguments are expected Tuesday.
The couple left the courthouse separately after a full day spent winnowing a field of 150 potential jurors to a...
| 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 30, 2014
| 8:40 AM
RICHMOND — The government's star witness against Bob and Maureen McDonnell took the stand Wednesday, detailing a lavish shopping afternoon with the former first lady and telling a jury that he wrote checks for the couple because he needed the...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:10 PM
March 2009: Star Scientific lets Bob McDonnell's gubernatorial campaign use its jet (leased to it by company chief executive Jonnie Williams) for two trips, together worth more than $10,800.
October 2009: Star lets McDonnell use its plane two more times,...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:57 PM
RICHMOND — When word leaked of a federal investigation into then Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, in the midst of hot election year, there was plenty of grumbling about playing politics — and politics could still pay a role as 12...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:53 PM
RICHMOND — Attorney General Mark Herring has dropped two of 13 banks from a lawsuit he is perusing related to the mortgage crisis, saying he discovered that the state had already settled with them both.
The rest of the case, against big banks that...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:58 AM
One of Virginia's most senior legislators, state Sen. John Watkins, R-Powhatan, has decided not to seek re-election.
Watkins has served in the state Senate in 1998 and was a member of the House of Delegates from 1982-1998.
“For 34 years, Senator...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:56 PM
A civil liberties group is pressing for more information about an agreement between five local police departments to share telephone data collected during criminal investigations.
The ACLU of Virginia filed an open-records request on Wednesday to Newport...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:19 PM
•Ed: The Daily Press, which prints many Washington Post stories, missed one Wednesday — one with a Newport News angle. It is details of a German sub wreckage discovered off Cape Hatteras, described by NOAA scientist Joe Hoyt, who...