Latest Virginia Headlines

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Virginia Police Deny Excessive Force Claim by Son of Man Who Died After Traffic Stop

Oct 4 2022 // FRONT ROYAL, Va. (AP) –The son of a 77-year-old man who died after sustaining injuries during a traffic stop in Virginia earlier this year has filed a $6 million lawsuit that alleges the deputies involved in his...

Walmart, CVS Agree to Settle West Virginia Opioid Suit for $147 Million

Sep 22 2022 // Walmart and CVS Pharmacy have settled with the state of West Virginia for a combined total of $147 million in a lawsuit over the companies’ roles in contributing to the oversupply of prescription drugs that fueled...

Virginia Commonwealth University Reaches Settlement With Hazing Victim’s Family

Sep 20 2022 // Virginia Commonwealth University will pay nearly $1 million to the family of a young man who died after a 2021 fraternity hazing incident as part of a recent settlement agreement. The agreement with the family of Adam...

Judge Dismisses Youth Climate Change Lawsuit Against Virginia

Sep 19 2022 // A Virginia judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of 13 young people who claim that the state’s permitting of fossil fuel projects is exacerbating climate change and violating their constitutional...

Virginia Research Facility Shows How to Live With, Not Against, Rising Tides

Sep 14 2022 // NORFOLK, Va. — The Elizabeth River Project’s latest work doesn’t fight the rising tide. It will roll with it. The environmental group is constructing a 6,500-foot resilience lab along Colley Avenue and...

Virginia Lawmakers Again Fail to Fill Vacancy on Key Regulatory Agency

Sep 9 2022 // Virginia lawmakers elected a handful of local judges Wednesday but failed yet again to fill a vacancy on the powerful State Corporation Commission, which regulates a wide range of business interests. The lack of action...

Ex-Gov. Wilder Drops Lawsuit Against Virginia Commonwealth University Leaders

Aug 23 2022 // Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder has withdrawn a lawsuit he filed against leaders of Virginia Commonwealth University following a public personnel dispute in which Wilder had pushed for the firing of an employee he accused...

Jury Awards Virginia Landlord $50K Over Being Tasered in False Arrest

Aug 22 2022 // A jury has awarded $50,000 to a northern Virginia landlord who was shot three times with a stun gun when sheriff’s deputies wrongly arrested him following a tenant’s complaint. Matthew Souter, 57, of The...

Former Virginia Deputy Attorney General Sues After Losing Job Over Jan. 6 Comments

Aug 22 2022 // A former deputy Virginia attorney general who says she was fired over social media posts in which she praised the Capitol rioters as “patriots” and falsely claimed Donald Trump won the 2020 election is suing...

Virginia Firefighter on Scene With Crew Charged with Setting Fire to Building

Aug 19 2022 // A Virginia volunteer firefighter charged with setting fire to an abandoned building was with the first crew to arrive on the scene, an investigator said Monday. Firefighters from several departments responded to a report...

Car Crash Into Virginia Pub Injures More Than a Dozen People, 2 Critically

Aug 15 2022 // Two people remained in critical condition on Saturday among the more than a dozen who were injured after a vehicle crashed into a northern Virginia pub and restaurant, according to authorities. The crash at the...

PCF Acquires Professional Warranty Service of Virginia

Aug 5 2022 // Utah-based PCF Insurance Services (PCF) has acquired Professional Warranty Service Corp., a specialty insurance and home warranty company based in Chantilly, Virginia. Founded in 1995, PWSC provides risk management to the...

West Virginia Cities, Counties Reach $400M Settlement with Drug Firms

Aug 3 2022 // West Virginia cities and counties reached a $400 million tentative settlement with three major U.S. drug distributors, lawyers announced Monday. In a lawsuit in state court, the cities and counties accused the distributors...

Virginia Ex-Gov. Wilder Sues University Leaders After Personnel Dispute

Jul 21 2022 // Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder recently sued leaders of the Richmond university where he works following a public personnel dispute in which Wilder had pushed for the firing of an employee he accused of threatening...

Three Charged in Arson of Historic West Virginia Church

Jul 15 2022 // Three people have been arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed a historic church in West Virginia, state police said. Braxton Allan Miller, 18, of Charleston; James Dean Elmore, 19, of Beckley; and a juvenile boy...

Judge Rejects Virginia County School Board Bid to Halt Grand Jury Probe

Jul 15 2022 // A judge on Monday rejected an effort by the Loudoun County School Board to shut down a special grand jury investigating the school system’s handling of two sexual assaults. The school board says the special grand...

Virginia Declares State of Emergency Due to Severe Flooding

Jul 14 2022 // Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin declared a state of emergency Wednesday to assist with response and recovery efforts in the wake of heavy rainfall and severe flooding. Officials estimated that 44 people are missing and...

West Virginia Governor Pushes Back After Feds Deny Flood Assistance

Jul 7 2022 // West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said he plans to appeal a ruling that denied federal assistance for flooding in three counties. Justice said Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency ruled that May 6 storm damage...

West Virginia Requiring New Notices, Info on Workers’ Comp Claims Decisions

Jul 6 2022 // West Virginia’s insurance commissioner is reminding workers’ compensation stakeholders about statutory changes that took effect this month on claims and adjudication of claims. “As a result of these...

Drug Distributors Prevail in $2.5 Billion West Virginia Opioid Case

Jul 5 2022 // Major U.S. drug distributors McKesson Corp., AmerisourceBergen Corp., and Cardinal Health Inc. are not responsible for fueling an opioid epidemic in a part of West Virginia, a federal judge ruled on Monday. U.S. District...