Connie Stevens

News Director for WVTF/RADIO IQ & Virginia Public Radio

Connie began working at WVTF in 1990, after contributing to the news department via Virginia News Network. She later moved to television news, as a reporter and anchor at WDBJ.  She then joined the faculty at Radford University, where she taught media studies for several years.

Connie holds a B.S. in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Hollins University.  

It’s the next chapter in the same sex marriage debate….and it’s set in Richmond.
A three-judge panel with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals whas heard oral arguments in the case of Bostic vs. Shaefer….better known as the challenge on Virginia’s ban on gay marriage.
 

It could take weeks, even months, for a ruling in the case. 

Both sides have indicated they'll head next to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Just weeks after leaving the Governor’s mansion, former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen have been indicted for illegally accepting gifts and loans during his tenure.

The 14-count, 43-page  federal indictment details how the couple accepted more than $135,000  in gifts, loans and trips from the former CEO of Star Scientific, Jonnie Williams, also a political donor.

In exchange, the indictment claims the Governor and his office were helping promote the company’s struggling dietary supplement business and attempted to conceal the scheme.

World leaders gathered today for Nelson Mandela’s mass memorial---  and a Washington and Lee professor has followed the events in South Africa with particular interest.

Tyler Dickovick specializes in African politics, and has done significant research on the former president’s role in erasing justice and inequality.  Dickovick says Mandela’s story has significant meaning in the classroom for any student of politics or social sciences.

State Senator Creigh Deeds is now listed in good condition at UVA Medical Center after being stabbed multiple times in the head and torso  at his Bath County home Tuesday morning. 

Police were called to the home just before 7:30.  The Senator’s 24-year-old son, Gus, is dead of a gunshot wound. 

Authorities say at this stage in the investigation, they're looking at the altercation as an attempted murder and suicide.

Deeds, who is 55, has served the 25th district since 2001.

After a ten-year effort, Hollins University now joins George Mason, James Madison, and Radford Universities to share in the distinction of being an “All-Steinway School.”  Hollins now has 25 of the coveted Steinway pianos, after today’s delivery of five grand and two upright pianos.

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