A Rolling Stone story of gang rape at the University of Virginia has been discredited, and fraternities in Charlottesville are welcoming their new members, but another controversy now surrounds the school’s greek community.
Boys' Bid Night is a celebration of new men accepting membership in a fraternity, and women from UVA sororities are always invited to join, but this year they’re under strict orders from national presidents to stay clear of frat houses tonight. Based on the response, you might think UVA sorority women were fans of the Beastie Boys.
In Virginia, Bob McDonnell's priest says the former governor is hopeful that an appeals court will overturn his conviction for public corruption.
McDonnell was supposed to report to a federal prison a week from Monday. But now that's not happening, thanks to a ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Now those closest to the governor say McDonnell is hoping that ruling is an indication of things to come.
Last week, the Humane Society of the United States released results of an undercover effort at the Natural Bridge Zoo. That group wants the federal government to close the place after several animals died. It’s also asking that the owner be prosecuted for cruelty to animals, but Karl Mogenson insists the zoo did nothing.
The zoo is routinely closed over the winter, but last summer hundreds of people had the chance to see a couple of baby tigers up close.
Virginia lawmakers say while they ARE crafting more laws to nab sex traffickers, the perpetrators they label as "evil" are getting more aggressive and elusive—which is why it's time to create one standalone statute to be able to prosecute the traffickers.