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Virginia lawmakers defeat 'second look' bill to allow inmates to ask court for reduced sentences

Feb. 28, 2024 18:56 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bill that would have allowed people with lengthy prison terms to petition a court to consider reducing their sentences after serving a minimum of 15 years was defeated in the Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday. This is the third consecutive year that a...

Virginia lawmakers again decline to put restrictions on personal use of campaign accounts

Feb. 28, 2024 17:27 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Wednesday defeated for another year campaign finance reform legislation that would have prohibited elected officials from spending political donations on personal expenses such as mortgages, vacations or gym memberships. Virginia — which...

Registrar encourages Richmond voters to consider alternatives to mailing in absentee ballots

Feb. 28, 2024 06:27 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The top elections official in Virginia’s capital is urging city residents to consider alternatives to mailing in absentee ballots for next week’s presidential primary amid reports of mail delivery problems. General Registrar Keith Balmer said at a recent...

Madsen leads Boston College against Virginia after 21-point performance

Feb. 28, 2024 03:48 AM EST

Virginia Cavaliers (20-8, 11-6 ACC) at Boston College Eagles (15-12, 6-10 ACC) Boston; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Eagles -1.5; over/under is 126.5 BOTTOM LINE: Boston College hosts the Virginia Cavaliers after Mason Madsen scored 21...

Mintz scores 29 points and Syracuse wins third straight game, beating Hokies 84-71

Feb. 27, 2024 21:27 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Judah Mintz scored 29 points and Syracuse again withstood a second-half rally before pulling away from Virginia Tech 84-71 on Tuesday night in the Orange's season home finale. Mintz was 10-of-17 shooting and made all eight of his free throws. JJ Starling...

Proposed new Virginia 'tech tax' sparks backlash from business community

Feb. 27, 2024 18:18 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Trade associations representing hundreds of companies that do business in Virginia have come out swinging against a proposal to expand the state sales tax to cover digital goods, something Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin proposed and Democrats endorsed in their budget...

BWX: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 27, 2024 17:23 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — BWX Technologies Inc. (BWXT) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $65.9 million. The Lynchburg, Virginia-based company said it had profit of 72 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.01 per...

ICF: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 27, 2024 17:20 PM EST

RESTON, Va. (AP) — RESTON, Va. (AP) — ICF International Inc. (ICFI) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $22.2 million. The Reston, Virginia-based company said it had net income of $1.16 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.68 per...

Federal prosecutors take over case against man charged with threatening Virginia church

Feb. 27, 2024 16:46 PM EST

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have taken over the case against a northern Virginia man arrested last year on suspicion he was about to embark on a mass shooting at a megachurch. Local prosecutors in Prince William County on Tuesday dropped charges against Rui Jiang, 35,...

Beacon Roofing: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 27, 2024 16:23 PM EST

HERNDON, Va. (AP) — HERNDON, Va. (AP) — Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. (BECN) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $95.1 million. On a per-share basis, the Herndon, Virginia-based company said it had net income of $1.47. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to...