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Bob McDonnell, former Virginia Governor, files for divorce

Jan. 7, 2019 7:00 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has filed for divorce from his wife of 42 years. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that McDonnell confirmed to the paper that he filed the paperwork. He declined to comment further. Online court records show that a Robert Francis McDonnell...

Tribe seeks to build Virginia's first casino in Norfolk

Dec. 19, 2018 6:13 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Indian tribe that greeted English settlers at Jamestown and claims Pocahontas among its lineage said Wednesday that it hopes to open Virginia's first casino in the city of Norfolk. Pamunkey Indian Tribe spokesman Jay Smith said the tribe is eyeing about 20 acres (eight hectares)...

Police: Man with guns at North Carolina school had hit list

Dec. 5, 2018 3:06 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia man found with two guns in a North Carolina high school had a handwritten note that appears to be a hit list. News outlets report that 29-year-old Steve Spence of Norfolk, Virginia, is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, a weapons...

Foaming at the mouth, cyanide killer's sentencing is delayed

Dec. 5, 2018 3:01 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The sentencing hearing for a Virginia man who poisoned his former girlfriend with a cyanide injection has been postponed because he was unresponsive and foaming at the mouth when he was wheeled into a Virginia Beach court. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Joseph Merlino III was...

Man testifies he was hired to kill Virginia woman, son

Nov. 30, 2018 2:25 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — An Indiana Army veteran testified in court that he was hired by a Florida man to kill the man's wife and her 7-year-old son in Virginia. The Virginian-Pilot reported that 43-year-old Richard Stoner testified at a preliminary hearing Thursday about how Christopher Schmidt hired...