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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Free VIN Etching
4:00 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Preventing Vehicle Theft

The Virginia State Police and the DMV are highlighting a program that’s been around for some time … but because of a change in state law, it's being extended to a growing category of motorists.

Moped and motorcycle operators are now being offered a free accessory that police believe helps deter theft and even lowers some insurance premiums.

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Government & Politics
4:36 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Richmond Pastors on Same-Sex Marriage

A coalition of Richmond-area pastors says Richmond's City Council is overstepping its authority by considering an ordinance that would grant benefits to spouses of city workers in same-sex marriages. 

The pastors say the state Constitution is clear in its definition of a marriage being between one man and one woman—which is also as the New Testament defines it.

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Government & Politics
4:42 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

A State Agency Under Federal Investigation

The State Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services is officially under investigation by the U.S. Office for Civil Rights over the state's Auxiliary Grant program, which funds services mostly for people with disabilities and physical or mental impairments. At issue is whether or not the program's policies are discriminatory and place unnecessary restrictions on where individuals may live in order to receive the grant funds.

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Government & Politics
7:21 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Warner Honors the Past and Worries About the Future

U.S. Senator Mark Warner says Congress could learn a thing or two from Phyllis Galanti, the wife of former Vietnam War POW Paul Galanti. She was honored Friday during a Virginia War Memorial ceremony … where she spoke about how she remained steadfast in her resolve while her husband was gone for seven-and-a-half years. Warner weighed in on the latest dust-up in Washington.



 

 

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A Tight Race?
7:40 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Gubernatorial Race May Be Tighter Than You Think

Some political pundits say Democrat Terry McAuliffe has all but won the Virginia Governor's race, but a new Quinnipiac University Poll says Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli should not be counted out of the race yet.  In fact, it's a statistical dead heat between the two.

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