Tag: Virginia

Manafort Pleads Not Guilty To Tax And Fraud Charges In Virginia

President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday to tax and fraud charges in Virginia federal court, and will be outfitted with a second GPS monitoring bracelet. His trial will start July 10. The bracelet will be in addition to the original tracking device Manafort was assigned last month, after he pleaded…

GOP Rep. Goodlatte Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2018

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) announced on Thursday that he would not seek re-election to the House in 2018. Goodlatte, 65, has represented Virginia’s 6th Congressional District since 1993, and has served as the chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee since 2013. “With my time as chairman of the Judiciary Committee ending in December 2018,…

Democrat Ralph Northam Wins Virginia Gubernatorial Election

Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) won the state’s gubernatorial election on Tuesday night, defeating Republican candidate Ed Gillespie. Democrats were casting the victory as a rebuke to President Donald Trump, who threw his arms around Gillespie by tweeting his support and recording robo-calls. But the president did not campaign alongside Gillespie in the state…

Virginia Elected Danica Roem First U.S. Openly Transgender State Legislator

Virginians elected the first openly transgender state legislator in America on Tuesday night when Danica Roem (D) defeated Bob Marshall (R) in a House of Delegates race. Marshall, a 26-year incumbent who once introduced a so-called “bathroom bill,” ran as a social conservative. Roem’s fundraising numbers tripled those of Marshall, in part due to nationwide…

Governor Races In Virginia, New Jersey Top Tuesday’s 2017 Elections

Voters in Virginia and New Jersey are picking new governors on Tuesday, the headline races in an off-year election that also features a race to fill Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s (R) seat in Utah’s 3rd congressional district, New York’s mayor’s office, and a state race that will determine party control of Washington State’s Senate. In New…

Charlottesville Victim’s Mom: ‘I Will Not’ Talk to Trump

The mother of the 32-year-old woman killed in Charlottesville last weekend says she isn’t willing to speak to President Trump anymore, following his Tuesday comments “equating the protesters with the KKK and the white supremacists.” Trump reportedly called Susan Bro during the funeral for her daughter, Heather Heyer. “At first I just missed his call,”…

Corker: Trump Hasn’t Shown Stability Or Competence To Be Successful

Sen. Bob Corker slammed President Donald Trump’s handling of the racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, charging that the President “has not demonstrated he understands the character of this nation.” The Tennessee Republican told reporters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday that he thinks there must be “radical changes” within the White House. “The President has…

Trump Says He’s ‘Ending’ 2 Economic Councils After Members Resign

President Trump announced in a tweet Wednesday that he had decided to disband his American Manufacturing Council and his Strategic and Policy Forum. “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” Trump wrote. He made the announcement shortly after reports…

Three CEOs Quit Trump’s Manufacturing Council After Charlottesville

Three business executives resigned from President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council on Monday: Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, and Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank. Frazier resigned from the council following Trump’s refusal to single out white supremacists following the deadly white nationalist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying it was his…

John Oliver Rips Trump For Refusing To Condemn Nazis [VIDEO]

On his latest episode John Oliver addressed this weekend of hate display in Charlottesville, Virginia: “It was truly a weekend of horrifying images. We saw Nazi flags and marchers carrying torches—tiki torches, by the way, because nothing says ‘white nationalist’ like faux Polynesian kitsch”. “We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, this egregious display of…

Rep. Steve Scalise Remains In Critical Condition, Will Need More Surgeries

A gunman opened fire Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, targeting Republican lawmakers practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game. The FBI said five individuals were shot: a Capitol Police officer, who remains hospitalized; Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.); congressional aide Zachary Barth; lobbyist Matt Mika; and the assailant, by armed officers. Scalise was shot in…

The Moment the Shooter Opened Fire in Virginia [VIDEO]

Dramatic video from the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, captured some of the chaos that ensued when a 66-year-old man opened fire on the GOP congressional baseball team that include Steve Scalise who is in critical condition after having surgery on his leg where he was hit by the gunman. A staffer and a lobbyist were…

Rep. Steve Scalise Shot In Alexandria, VA

Alexandria police say multiple people were shot at GOP baseball practice in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria on Wednesday morning, with various reports alleging Majority Whip Steve Scalise was wounded in the violence. Local reports allege a rifle was used and shot off more than 50 rounds, hitting Scalise. Police are calling the incident…

Flights, School Canceled As Winter Storm Hits Northeast

Airlines canceled thousands of flights on Monday as the Northeast braced for a fast-moving winter storm expected to hit parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut with up to two feet of snow by early Wednesday. The storm, Stella, began hitting the East Coast from Washington, D.C., to New York with ice and…

Bomb Threats On Jewish Schools, Community Centers Reported In 12 States

At least 20 Jewish community centers and day schools across the U.S. reported receiving bomb threats Monday, the latest in a recent uptick of anti-Semitic acts. The threats extended across 12 states, including Maryland, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Michigan, Alabama, and Rhode Island, NBC News reported. The latest…

Ronald Reagan Shooter John Hinckley to Leave Mental Hospital [VIDEO]

John Hinckley, the man who shot Ronald Reagan in 1981, was set to leave a Washington mental hospital on Saturday after spending more than 35 years there for his crime. His release comes after a federal judge rule in July that 61-year-old Hinckley is no longer a danger and can live with his mother in…

FBI Investigating Possible ISIS-Inspired Stabbing in VA

Federal investigators are examining whether a weekend knife attack in Roanoke, Virgina was inspired by the Islamic State terror group. The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui, reportedly traveled to Turkey in the past year in a bid to get into Syria. Farooqui was arrested for the stabbing, during which he allegedly yelled, “Allahu Akbar!”…

3 Men Wounded in Facebook Live Shooting [VIDEO]

Three men were shot inside a vehicle on Tuesday in Norfolk, Virginia, and the event was captured in a Facebook Live video stream. The men, who have not been identified, are said to be in their late twenties and were taken to a local hospital with “significant injuries,” according to police. All three of the…

4 Killed in Severe Storms in Virginia [VIDEO]

Virginia State Police said four people, including a 2-year-old boy, were killed after violent storms and tornadoes tore through the state and along the East Coast on Wednesday. The boy and two men, ages 50 and 26, were killed when a reported tornado destroyed their mobile home while the body of a man who had…

Va. Tech Pair Held in Teen Girl’s Murder [VIDEO]

Police said Sunday two Virginia Tech students were arrested and charged in connection to the death of a 13-year-old girl who disappeared last week. Nicole Lovell’s body was found late Saturday on a highway just over the Virginia border in Surry County, North Carolina, police said. David E. Eisenhauer, an 18-year-old freshman engineering major and…

CNN To Host Obama Town Hall On Gun Control Thursday [VIDEO]

President Obama will join CNN’s Anderson Cooper Thursday for an exclusive one-hour live town hall on gun control at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, in hopes of mounting a final pitch to the public. Obama will sit down with Cooper at 8 p.m. ET for the event, titled “Guns in America.” The event’s timing…

Virginia Celebrates Veterans Day By Ending Vet Homelessness

To mark Veterans Day, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will join President Barack Obama to announce Virginia has become the first state to end veteran homelessness. The cities of Las Vegas, and Syracuse and Schenectady, New York, will also announce they have reached the federal criteria for no veterans living on the streets, according to the…

WDBJ-TV Victim’s Father to Fight for Gun Laws [VIDEO]

Andy Parker, the father of the WDBJ-TV reporter who was shot and killed during a live broadcast Wednesday morning along with a cameraman, vowed to fight for stricter gun legislation that closes loopholes and ensures background checks. Parker told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly he would make it his “mission in life” to make sure “crazy…

Live Shooting: Reporter, Cameraman Shot To Death On Air [VIDEO]

SEE THE KILLERS POV VIDEO HERE He was identified as Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, who also used the on-air name Bryce Williams. WATCH LIVE CNN COVERAGE CLICK HERE Several media outlets this morning are reporting shots fired at the Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake in Franklin County. Deputies are searching the area for a…

UPDATE: Prisoner Who Escaped Va., Captured After Manhunt [VIDEO]

UPDATE: Wossen Assaye was found near Minnesota Avenue SE in Washington, D.C., following a massive manhunt that lasted nearly nine hours. A citizen in D.C. recognized Assaye from media reports and called police. He was taken into custody without incident at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. —— Inova Fairfax Hospital Va, in Falls Church, is on…

Virginia Gov. Wants Student Arrest Investigated [VIDEO]

About 1,000 students gathered at the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night to demand justice for a student who was injured during an arrest and appears in a photo with a bloody face. University of Virginia students are calling for justice after Martese Johnson, who graduated from Kenwood Academy in 2012, was injured during an…

Shooting aboard US Navy warship docked at Virginia naval base

A US Navy sailor and a civilian are dead following a shooting incident aboard the USS Mahan, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, stationed at Virginia’s Naval Station Norfolk. Officials say the civilian fatally shot the sailor aboard the vessel while it was docked. Authorities would not speculate on the circumstances, specify how the suspect was killed…

Virginia ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional late on Thursday. The decision makes Virginia the second state in the South to have a ban on same-sex marriage overturned, following similar rulings in Kentucky, Utah and Oklahoma. U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen stayed her decision until an appeals court…

Deeds’s Son Rejected From Hospital Before Stabbing Him

Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds’s 24-year-old son, Austin “Gus” Deeds, was turned away from a psychiatric hospital because of a lack of beds on Monday—one day before he stabbed his father during an argument and then fatally shot himself. Gus Deeds, once a campaign volunteer for his father, had dropped out of college last month,…