Tommie McNeil

Reporter, Richmond Bureau

Tommie McNeil is a State Capitol reporter who has been covering Virginia and Virginia politics for more than a decade. He originally hails from Maryland, and also doubles as the evening anchor for 1140 WRVA in Richmond.

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Law & Crime
5:39 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Virginia Lawmakers Determined to Eliminate Sex Trafficking

Some Virginia lawmakers admit that they take it personally when sex traffickers decide to make the Commonwealth a hub for their business—especially since they target children. It's why even after making great strides over the last several years in holding those predators accountable, lawmakers remain very aggressive in stopping this at the source. 

Many studies reveal that traffickers target runaways and children from broken homes who have been through the foster care system. Alicia Cundiff with Richmond Justice Initiative explains why.

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Law & Crime
5:38 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Gil Harrington and Others Suggest Search and Rescue Imrpovements

Morgan Harrington and Alexis Murphy

Family members of missing persons throughout Virginia appeared before the State Crime Commission today to discuss ways to enhance the search and rescue process. Alexis Murphy’s aunt Trina and Morgan Harrington’s mother Gil were both present, and they believe the Commonwealth can make specific improvements to help better facilitate search and rescue efforts in abduction cases.

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License Plate Readers
5:50 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Lawmakers Continue Debating Privacy Issues

Government surveillance and data collection are some of the privacy issues still being debated well after the 2015 General Assembly session has ended.  It's because Governor McAuliffe has taken action following the Reconvened Session--by signing one bill limiting the use of drones, but vetoing another that would restrict how much and how long data can be retained by law enforcement.

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Peak Travel & Tourism Season
5:59 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Business Appreciation Month

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Governor McAuliffe has kicked off Business Appreciation Month with a dedication to some of Virginia's oldest businesses. He says during the month of May, he will make a series of economic development announcements that highlight his efforts to bring more jobs to the Commonwealth.

But one official explains that companies without the traditional "corporate” profile will also feature interesting events to look forward to throughout the rest of the year.

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Health & Medicine
5:10 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Say It Out Loud

One in five teens suffers from mental illness, but many don’t want to discuss their struggles, making diagnosis more difficult. That’s the impetus for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Say it Out Loud campaign…to get young people talking.

Click here for more information on the campaign.

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