Federal prosecutors in South Carolina say “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with buying or selling endangered lemurs, cheetahs, and a chimpanzee without the proper paperwork. The latest charges released Thursday are on top of money laundering counts, where authorities s…
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont was set to undergo surgery Thursday after he broke his hip in a fall at his home. A spokesman for the 82-year-old Democrat says Leahy was “fit in” for surgery during the late morning at a hospital in the Washington area. Leahy fell Wednesday night at his ho…
Most of the legislation passed earlier this year by the divided Virginia General Assembly and signed into law by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin will take effect Friday. That includes measures that lifted a sweeping ban on facial recognition technology, expanded hunting on public lands, and a…
A federal appeals court has thrown out the 2020 conspiracy and bribery convictions of a former major political donor in North Carolina and his associate. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the convictions and ordered new trials for Greg E. Lindberg and John …
The first American to be convicted in a U.S. jury trial of joining the Islamic State had his prison term reduced from 20 years to 14 years after an appeals court ordered a new sentencing hearing. Mohamad Khweis was convicted back in 2017 of providing material support to terrorists, as well a…
The man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981 has apologized for his actions in a televised interview. John Hinckley Jr. said he doesn’t remember what he was feeling when he attacked the president and wounded three others. Hinckley Jr. told CBS Mornings in his first TV intervi…
Bond has been set for “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle on charges he laundered more than half a million dollars. A federal judge in South Carolina on Monday set a $250,000 secured bond for Antle. Prosecutors said he would be released Tuesday and required to stay at his wildlife park ne…
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Virginia Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Virginia Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were:
Police in northern Virginia say an officer has shot a suspect outside a shopping mall. Fairfax County Police said on Twitter late Thursday afternoon that their preliminary investigation indicates officers were trying to stop a wanted suspect outside Springfield Town Center when the confrontation occurred. The suspect was taken to a hospital. No further details were immediately available. The shooting occurred Thursday afternoon and helicopter footage showed a large police presence in a mall parking lot. Thursday’s shooting comes less than two weeks after a shooting at another Fairfax County mall, Tysons Corner Center. No one was injured by bullets in that shooting, but three people were hurt fleeing the mall.
Federal prosecutors in South Carolina say “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with buying or selling endangered lemurs, cheetahs, and a chimpanzee without the proper paperwork. The latest charges released Thursday are on top of money laundering counts, where authorities said Antle tried to hide more than half a million dollars made in an operation to smuggle people across the Mexican border into the United States. The U.S. Endangered Species Act requires permission to buy or move any endangered species in captivity and prosecutors said Antle, two of his employees and owners of safari tours in Texas and California all broke the law.
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont was set to undergo surgery Thursday after he broke his hip in a fall at his home. A spokesman for the 82-year-old Democrat says Leahy was “fit in” for surgery during the late morning at a hospital in the Washington area. Leahy fell Wednesday night at his home in McLean, Virginia. Doctors said the best course of action was to have surgery as soon as possible. He is expected to make a full recovery and begin physical therapy. Leahy is the longest-serving sitting senator. He announced in November that he will not seek reelection this fall.
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For more than half an hour Friday morning, Lynchburg Crane Service, Inc. workers lowered a small “hut” structure onto a concrete slab just south of Temperance Elementary School in northern Amherst County.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new appointees to the Virginia Board of Education include members whose work focuses on private education, charter schools and opposing admission changes to one of the state’s most sought-after high schools.
More than 20% of Virginians getting tested for coronavirus are receiving positive results ahead of Fourth of July weekend, marking the state's highest positivity rate since February.
The city is required to hand over a trove of documents and videos related to Richmond police’s tear gassing of demonstrators at the former monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on June 1, 2020, to the Library of Virginia as part of a settlement agreement in a federal suit.
It would be easy to call it magical, this river of pulsing yellow-white light that washes waist high across a woodland floor.
Bedford man pleads guilty in child abuse case
A 16-year-old was shot multiple times Wednesday night in Lynchburg, but police said his injuries are not life threatening.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office will apply for a federal grant of up to $250,000 that would fund in-house de-escalation training for law enforcement officers, following unanimous approval by the board of supervisors on Monday.
RUSTBURG — A Lynch Station man convicted of fatally shooting a man near Altavista and throwing his body in a pond was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison plus three years for first-degree murder.
About a month after issuing a first vote of approval, Lynchburg City Council voted again this week to amend the fiscal year 2023 budget with remaining money from the previous year to pay for raises for part-time and hourly employees.
After announcing earlier this year he would not seek re-election to Lynchburg City Council, Lynchburg Vice Mayor Beau Wright has reversed course and announced he will be joining the race for one of council’s three at-large seats this November.
The Town of Bedford council unanimously appointed a new chief to the Bedford Fire Department on Tuesday, filling the vacancy left by former chief Brad Creasy, who recently left the role to accept a state-level appointment.
Four months after its initial conversation on local redistricting, Lynchburg City Council is moving into the final weeks of the conversation and has scheduled a public hearing on two proposed maps that would adjust ward boundaries in the city.