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  • Christian network sued in child-sex case

    Christian network sued in child-sex case
    An international Christian radio and television network based in West Frankfort in southern Illinois and the brother of the network’s founder were named in a federal child-sex-abuse lawsuit filed in Chicago today. Three Angels Broadcasting Network,...
  • Reps. Wittman, Rigell defy GOP on water quaility bill

    Reps. Wittman, Rigell defy GOP on water quaility bill
    Three Republican congressmen from Virginia broke party lines Wednesday by voting against a bill that environmental groups are calling the "most damaging attack on the federal Clean water Act in more than a decade." Reps. Rob Wittman of Westmoreland,...
  • 'East Coast Rapist' Suspect To Appear In Court Monday

    'East Coast Rapist' Suspect To Appear In Court Monday
    Aaron Thomas, who was arrested Friday in connection with rapes in four states over 12 years, is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court Monday. Thomas, 39, is being held, with bail set at $1 million, at the Union Avenue jail, suspected in crimes...
  • Grandmother Convicted of Throwing 2-year old to Death From Mall Walkway

    Grandmother Convicted of Throwing 2-year old to Death From Mall Walkway
    McLEAN, Va. -- A woman was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder for tossing her 2-year-old granddaughter from a sixth-level pedestrian bridge at a shopping mall. Carmela dela Rosa, of Fairfax, claimed she did not know right from wrong when she threw...
  • Accused Gunman Pleads Not Guilty in Oakland College Rampage

    Accused Gunman Pleads Not Guilty in Oakland College Rampage
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- A former nursing student plead not guilty Monday to seven counts of murder in a shooting rampage at a vocational school in Oakland. One L. Goh, 43, is also charged with three counts of attempted murder in the April 2 rampage at Oikos...
  • U.S. States Expecting Cool Down on Monday

    U.S. States Expecting Cool Down on Monday
    At long last, a cold front will snap a stubborn heat wave that has roasted much of the country for more than a week. However, the front is also expected to bring storms as it moves through the Midwest and Northeast on Sunday. The front has already...
  • From Gangs to Traffic, DC Area Among Worst in the Nation

    From Gangs to Traffic, DC Area Among Worst in the Nation
    With a better job market than almost anywhere else in the country and a vibrant cultural and social scene, there are a lot of great things that can be said for living in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. Are things perfect here? Probably not, and two...
  • 21 local teachers earn National Board certification; 12 from Hampton

    21 local teachers earn National Board certification; 12 from Hampton
    Nearly 200 Virginia teachers earned certification this year, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced Wednesday. Hampton again topped the region with the number of certified teachers, with 12 this year. Newport News had 6 and...
  • Virginia butt slasher caught in Peru

    Virginia butt slasher caught in Peru
    40-year-old Johnny Pimentel should have 'dialed 1-900-mix-a-lot...to kick his nasty thoughts.' Fairfax County police say Pimental -- appropriately dubbed the "butt-cutter" -- is linked to slashing the rear-ends of 13 young ladies in several different...
  • How to avoid being ripped off by phony contractors

    The arrest recently of a group of "woodchucks" by Fairfax County, Va., police is just one example of why homeowners nationwide should use caution when hiring people to do odd jobs around their properties. Woodchucks are so named in this part of the...
  • Fort Monroe eyed as site for Cold War museum

    Fort Monroe eyed as site for Cold War museum
    HAMPTON — Historic Fort Monroe is being eyed as a future home for the National Cold War Museum. The executive director of the museum has met once with officials from Hampton and the Fort Monroe Federal Area Development Authority to discuss the...
  • Senators aim to close gun-show loophole

    Gun-control advocates have been largely stymied in their efforts to get significant new firearms restrictions, but they still believe they can achieve one goal: closing a loophole that allows sales at gun shows without background checks on purchasers....