Mysterious fires in eastern Virginia and police cameras that read license plates by the thousands have been in the news lately.
Newspaper stories about both were among the past week’s most clicked on Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link. Fred Echols reports.
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Forty-three localities nationwide, including Newport News, have "banned the box."
That means they have eliminated job applications that ask if a person has been convicted of a felony.
Some who sit on Richmond City Council want to join those localities. They’re hoping that the measure could eventually be introduced as statewide legislation across the street at the State Capitol.
Virginia lawmakers concede that it may be impossible to create and amend laws that crack down on the ever-changing illegal drug trade, but they're determined to be as proactive as possible to deter it and prosecute those behind it.
One of the bills that Governor McDonnell has signed into law revises the rules that allow an offender who was wrongly convicted to prove that he’s innocent of the crime.
A bereaved father is calling on the Governor to sign legislation allowing parents to have access to their deceased minor child’s social media accounts.Service providers had rebuffed Ricky Rash of Nottoway when he asked them for help after his son died in 2011. He also hopes the new state law will inspire federal legislation.Rash has been searching for answers after his son, Eric, committed suicide. The 15-year-old honor student planned to attend Virginia Tech and Harvard Law School, and his sudden death stunned everyone.