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Sentencing for 2 firms, exec in Va. cigarette case

Two Miami companies have been ordered to forfeit millions of dollars and their president has been sentenced to five years in prison for their roles in the trafficking of contraband cigarettes.

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 03:47pm EDT

Tags: Fredericksburg, cigarette smuggling

Environmental law group reports Internet breach

The Southern Environmental Law Center says its computer system has been hacked, compromising what it calls highly confidential information.

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 06:48pm EDT

Tags: Southern Environmental Law Center, hacked

Ex-Charlottesville officer faces more charges

A former Charlottesville police officer is facing more charges stemming from the embezzlement of money from a church where he formerly served as pastor.

Sunday - 09/30/2012, 02:37pm EDT

Tags: Virginia

First lady stresses Va.'s importance in election

First lady Michelle Obama sought to energize her husband's Virginia supporters Thursday by emphasizing the state's importance in the presidential election.

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 05:07pm EDT

Tags: Michelle Obama, Fredericksburg

Obama concludes swing-state college tour in Va.

President Barack Obama drew an overflow crowd Wednesday in this picturesque college town, just as he had three times before, but a measure of the magic was gone.

Wednesday - 08/29/2012, 06:54pm EDT

Tags: President Obama, Obama campaign, elections, Virginia

U.Va. class secures grant for inmate work project

An academic exercise in grant-writing resulted in a financial boost for a Charlottesville program that provides temporary work for former inmates.

Monday - 08/20/2012, 05:48am EDT

Tags: University of Virginia, inmates, grants

Va. college town considers noise crackdown

The Charlottesville City Council is considering drastically increasing penalties for violating the local noise ordinance.

Monday - 08/20/2012, 03:19am EDT

Tags: noise, fines, college

Repair work on UVa's historic chimneys under way

Crews are fixing fireplaces in the rows of rustic rooms on the University of Virginia's historic Lawn and Range after inspectors found cracks in flue linings and chimneys last year in the rooms, which date to the school's 1819 founding.

Monday - 07/30/2012, 03:35pm EDT

Tags: University of Virginia

Inmates at Va. women's prison sue over health care

Medical care at a Virginia women's prison is so deficient that it violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, five inmates claim in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 04:27pm EDT

Tags: Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women

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