Law & Crime
5:21 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Deeds Released from Hospital

State Senator Creigh Deeds has been discharged from the University of Virginia Medical Center. 

Deeds' release comes three days after he was stabbed more than 10 times in the head and neck by his son, who later committed suicide.

Police, the Inspector General, and the State Secretary of Health and Human Resources are investigating the incident.

Deeds sent out a tweet to his thousands of followers on Twitter. "I am alive so must live. Some wounds won't heal. Your prayers and your friendship are important to me," he wrote.

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Arts & Culture
8:09 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Troubadours Recount the Life of John Paul Jones


In Charlottesville, the name John Paul Jones evokes thoughts of a large arena where basketball teams and rock groups perform.  It was named for the father of a big UVA donor, but for those who love American history, another John Paul Jones comes to mind, and now two musicians from the British Isles are traveling in America - singing the praises of this early American patriot.

Rob Van Sante and Alan Reid are a pair of troubadours from the UK who love telling tales through their music.  

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Neighborhoods Impacted
8:00 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Study: Multiple Sex Offenders Can Affect Real Estate Values

The saying, “birds of a feather, flock together” refers to people of similar character, background, or taste congregating and associating with one another.

It’s a “common thread” that leads like-minded people to live near each other in neighborhoods.

But what happens when that common thread is a sexual offense?

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Economics & Economy
4:57 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Coffee Under Threat

What does global warming have to do with coffee?  One Virginia business owner says "a lot." So much that your morning cup of "joe" is going to get costlier. And he's not alone. 

Dozens of the Commonwealth’s businesses are pressuring the General Assembly and Congress to seriously confront the challenge of climate change before there is an economic crisis.

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Virginia Tech Family Mourns
1:22 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Professor Craig Brians: A Remembrance

The Blacksburg community lost a bright light recently.  Virginia Tech Political Science Professor died suddenly at his home earlier this month. 

Brians was a witty and energetic teacher who not only kept his students engaged, but also helped public radio listeners better understand the intricacies of electoral politics.  

Brians had been a police officer in California, where he grew up, but after a serious back injury on the job forced him to give up police work, he got a PhD in Political Science and came to Blacksburg to teach at Virginia Tech 15 years ago.

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