The Virginia Senate tackled several bills addressing acts of violence. And, after lengthy debate, Senators likely killed a measure that would have allowed Virginia to use electrocution as a form of execution, if necessary.
The Senate also gave preliminary approval to a measure to penalize so-called “celebratory gunfire.”
Police have arrested two people from Albemarle County in connection with the disappearance of a 45-year-old Nelson County man on Friday .
Kevin Quick left his mother’s home in Afton to visit a friend, but he did not arrive. Now, State Police Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says his car was caught on a bank security camera the night he went missing.
Reports that House Republican leaders are dropping efforts to tie legislation to the debt ceiling increase is being met with cheers from lawmakers in the region.
Many rank and file lawmakers wanted the G-O-P to extract a policy priority in exchange for the increase. Some wanted tweaks to so-called Obamacare while others wanted to expand energy development. Party leaders are reportedly pulling the plug on those efforts. Virginia Republican Congressman Scott Rigell says that’s good news.
“This is really the last major legislative hurdle that we face as a country this year.”