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Man charged with making explosives tutorial for terrorists

Nov. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man who moved from Florida to Virginia earlier this year was trying to support the Islamic State terrorist group by posting a video online for making explosives. The Florida Times-Union reports that a federal judge in Jacksonville unsealed a criminal complaint...

Republican asks for recount in Virginia House race

Nov. 18, 2019 4:32 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates is asking for a recount after official results show him losing by less than 30 votes. Rep. Chris Stolle said on Monday that he has requested a recount after the State Board of Elections certified that he lost to Democrat Nancy Guy...

Democrats’ Southern victories could affect redistricting

Nov. 18, 2019 2:25 PM EST

The re-election victory by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards over the weekend has assured Democrats of an all-important place at the table when political maps are redrawn after the 2020 census for future elections to Congress and the state Legislature. Edwards’ narrow triumph on Saturday marked the third...

Man charged with making racist threats seeks new trial date

Nov. 18, 2019 2:02 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A white man charged with making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia is asking a federal judge to postpone his trial. In a court filing Monday, an attorney for Daniel McMahon, of Brandon, Florida, requests more time to prepare for a jury trial currently scheduled...

Attorney calls on US Marine deserter to turn himself in

Nov. 18, 2019 12:49 PM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — An attorney who could represent a U.S. Marine deserter wanted for questioning in a murder case is asking for the man to surrender peacefully. News outlets report Deborah Caldwell-Bono has agreed to represent 22-year-old Michael Alexander Brown. Brown’s mother Vanessa Hanson...

Virginia Republicans pick new leadership after defeat

Nov. 18, 2019 10:25 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans in the House of Delegates have picked a new leadership team ahead of becoming the minority party for the first time in two decades. The House GOP caucus announced Sunday that Del. Todd Gilbert would be the minority leader, while Del. Kathy Byron will be caucus...

Va. health department reports rise in meth overdose deaths

Nov. 18, 2019 9:57 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Health officials in Virginia say the number of fatal overdoses from methamphetamine use has risen over the past three years. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner says deadly meth overdoses rose from 88 people in...

Police: Driver fell asleep and crashed into patrol car

Nov. 18, 2019 9:47 AM EST

WINDSOR, Va. (AP) — Police say that a driver fell asleep at the wheel before his or her car struck a deputy’s patrol car in Virginia. The deputy suffered non-life-threatening injuries but was flown by helicopter to a hospital. Virginia State Police said in a press release that the crash occurred...

Virginia Tech to establish biomedical research center

Nov. 18, 2019 4:43 AM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech and Children’s National Hospital have announced a plan to establish a 12,000-square-foot biomedical research facility focused on pediatric health. The collaboration will establish Virginia Tech research teams on a campus Children’s National is developing...

Man mistakenly released from jail now charged with murder

Nov. 18, 2019 4:38 AM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man mistakenly released from jail this summer while awaiting sentencing on charges in a 2018 home invasion has since been accused in a fatal shooting. The Free Lance-Star reports 21-year-old Najuon D. Courtney is now charged with second-degree murder in an October...