Recent News- Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women announced the winners of the sixth annual STEM Essay Contest.- Virginia Tech and UTC Aerospace Systems have established a comprehensive research and education partnership.- The Virginia Executive Mansion is the 2017 recipient of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Barrier-Free America Award.- Virginia leaders urged Congress to take action to protect retired coal miners who risk losing their healthcare benefits.- Richmond (7-10) turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 win over Bowie (9-9) with a pair of ninth-inning runs on Tuesday night at The Diamond.
Local/State/National News- The Trump administration confirmed it is moving to expand offshore drilling by undoing President Obama’s December executive order.- The Virginia Department of Fire Programs has received federal funding in the amount of $365,260.- Adam Schiff and Tim Kaine sent a letter to President Trump asking for the legal basis for the strike against the Shayrat airbase in Syria.- A new technique developed at the University of Virginia School of Medicine will let a single cancer research lab do the work of dozens.
- Hearing loss can literally be an issue for anyone, and from a number of different causes. Something as simple as a gradual buildup of earwax, for example, can trigger hearing loss.- A drug dealer who used his drug supply to coerce women into prostitution was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison.
Sports- Being in a casino is undoubtedly exciting – you’re surrounded by players who are all enthusiastic about winning.- The UVA-Radford baseball game, scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Davenport Field, has been cancelled because of inclement weather.- New radio spot promoting AWE Night of the Superstars: Benefit for UVA Children's Hospital! Saturday, May 6, at Waynesboro High School.- Jimmie Johnson gave praise to his crew chief Chad Knaus and the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet team for putting together a car that was great on Saturday.
- The No. 11 UVA baseball team plays host to Radford Tuesday night (April 25) at Davenport Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.- Jamin Olivencia will go after his first pro wrestling world title on Saturday, May 6, at the Awesome Wrestling Entertainment Night of the Superstars.
AWE Night of the Superstars
Awesome Wrestling Entertainment is back with an event on Saturday, May 6, at Waynesboro High School to raise money for the UVA Children’s Hospital.
Former Ohio Valley Wrestling champion Jamin Olivencia faces former TNA world champ Mr. Anderson for the inaugural Awesome Wrestling Entertainment world heavyweight title
The Ugly Ducklings face The Platinum Enforcers (C.W. Anderson and Phil Brown) for the inaugural AWE world tag-team titles
Former WWE Cruiserweight champ Kid Kash faces former TNA X Division top contender Sonjay Dutt
Former WWE Cruiserweight champ Hornswoggle faces Abo Shongo
Dani Fererra faces Savanna Evans and Kacee Carlisle in a Triple Threat Match
Also appearing: WWE Hall of Famers and former WCW world champs Ron Simmons and Barry Windham and former United States champ Magnum TA