The U.S. Senate blocked two measures to keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists and expand the criminal background check system.
The Virginia House of Delegates passed the legislative pieces of the bipartisan gun agreement reached between Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the General Assembly.
Virginia has the distinction of having had the biggest mass murder in history, Virginia Tech in 2007, and the first televised shooting, Smith Mountain Lake in 2015.
Republicans are less likely than Democrats – and, in some cases, even gun owners – to see gun violence as a greater threat than terrorism, and are more likely to advocate for more guns as a way to reduce shootings, according to results from the latest Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll.
The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a city man on several drug and gun charges after the Department’s SWAT team raided his home Thursday night.
Governor Terry McAuliffe kept his promise to Virginians to take concrete steps to reduce gun violence in Virginia by vetoing on Friday three irresponsible pieces of legislation that had been supported by the gun lobby.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) today to introduce the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, a common-sense bill that bans the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition and are designed for shooting en masse.
House Republican members of Subcommittee #1 of the House Committee for Militia, Police, and Public Safety voted to kill legislation carried by Democratic Leader David Toscano (D-57) to provide resources for voluntary background checks to be conducted for sales between individuals at gun shows.
Less than two weeks into the General Assembly session, Republican lawmakers have resorted to backroom deals in order to kill a package of gun safety bills in an effort to avoid attracting attention from the media and public.
House Democratic Leader David Toscano (D-57) released the following statement on the House Republican Caucus killing multiple bills that would provide commonsense gun safety reform.
Fox Business had an awkward report today offering that the NFL is bracing for possible “record low” attendance at this year’s Super Bowl.
Last night, both chambers of the General Assembly convened with other government leaders to hear the Governor deliver the annual “State of the Commonwealth” address.
The General Assembly convened for its annual session on January 14. Although the session scheduled to adjourn at the end of February is termed “the short session,” it will have a full agenda of opportunities and challenges.
Our final nominee for dumb criminal of 2014: James Edward Frazier, 41, of Waynesboro, who was apprehended without incident within 45 minutes of a reported Monday morning bank robbery.
The editorial in the September 21, 1897 New York Sun, responding to a letter from eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon who had inquired about whether there was a Santa Claus, has become the most reprinted newspaper editorial, according to the Newseum.
A Waynesboro man wanted by police on three outstanding Waynesboro felony warrants was arrested last night after threatening a 23-year-old Grottoes man with a gun at the Shell Station at East Broad Street and Charlotte Avenue, and forcing him to drive to another location.
A guy shoots up a school, the right howls about not giving up Second Amendment rights because of random gun violence, says it’s mental illness, does nothing about mental illness.
At the surface, the tensions over the failure of grand juries in Missouri and New York to indict cops who killed unarmed suspects in a pair of recent petty-crime cases have been directed at police.
Charles Barkley is right in saying he isn’t Uncle Tom. Give credit to Uncle Tom for at least having some level of education, after all.
The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Maryland woman early Sunday morning after they found her passed out in a wrecked car loaded with suspected methamphetamine.
My first experience with the Secret Service came in 1998. A cub reporter for The News Virginian in Waynesboro, Va., I got the assignment to cover a visit by President Bill Clinton to Wintergreen, just down the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Following the announcement of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund’s endorsement of Republican Ed Gillespie for U.S. Senate, Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis made the following statement.
If Barack Obama had become president at a time of normal politics, with a normal opposition party, there’s no telling how much he could have accomplished.
The story on the Ray Rice domestic-assault incident has now been updated from we don’t know what happened in the elevator to oh, my God, he knocked her the eff out!
Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to introduce the Domestic Violence Gun Homicide Prevention Act of 2014, legislation that would encourage states to remove firearms from domestic abusers.
NC State football coach Dave Doeren talks with reporters at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.
What is the face of a minimum wage worker? Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie thinks he knows.
The open carry gun groups sure are getting what they want. If what they want is more public pressure to put restrictions on gun rights.
UVA sophomore lefty Brandon Waddell isn’t going to blow you away with his fastball, though he has a good fastball, consistently 90-92 on the gun.
UVA starting pitcher Artie Lewicki walked two in the first inning, and in the process earned himself an early visit to the mound from pitching coach Karl Kuhn.
Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates holding off the inevitable deal on Medicaid expansion need to declare whatever victory they can and get moving toward setting a state budget for 2014-2016.
Ric Flair made another appearance on WWE Monday Night Raw last night, getting the full ring intro to talk on the mic for a few minutes that otherwise could have been spent on the Roman Reigns-Randy Orton main event.
A wanted Waynesboro man apprehended Friday afternoon by the Waynesboro Police Department is also facing two additional felony charges stemming from his arrest.
Captain Mark Kelly, Co-Founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions, issued the following statement on the 7th anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre.
People who could benefit from an expansion of Medicaid that closes the coverage gap by insuring more of the working poor are found throughout the Commonwealth.
Daniel Castro ripped the first pitch he saw from Matt Price in the 10th-inning down the third base line to drive home Tyler Tewell and give Lynchburg its first victory of the season, 6-5.
On the fourteenth of each month, the anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy, I join dozens of others at a vigil at the National Rifle Association headquarters to remind everyone of the need for sensible gun safety measures. After the most recent vigil, I got an email from Erin Nikitchyuk in Newtown, Conn., which I share with her permission to remind us of how we all need to be concerned about this issue.
A Groupon Presidents’ Day press release touting a special taking $10 off all $40 local deals purchased through Groupon in honor of President Alexander Hamilton may have been an intentional gaffe aimed at creating a viral buzz.
Democrats in the Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted Wednesday to curb gun violence by stopping two House bills that would have weakened existing regulations to keep dangerous weapons including machine guns and bazookas out of public circulation and recognize more easily obtained out-of-state concealed carry permits.
The Virginia Senate on Friday passed two Democratic bills that would curb gun violence. Both measures passed on a bipartisan vote, with strong Democratic support and several Republicans voting in favor.
Monday morning, after hearing testimony from veterans, anti-gun violence experts, and victims of gun violence, the Senate Committee on Courts of Justice voted to reject SB 520, a bill that would have effectively created universal background checks for gun sales in Virginia.
The House of Delegates passed HB 705 (Gilbert) on Monday, largely on a party-line vote, that would eliminate important requirements for an out-of-state concealed handgun permit to be recognized in Virginia.
A new Commonwealth Poll from Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs indicates that a large majority of Virginians believes better mental health services would help in the prevention of gun violence.
The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a Waynesboro man on several misdemeanor charges after he drunkenly drove around Waynesboro neighborhood brandishing a rifle out his car window.
Congratulations! In order to hear your favorite TV programs without aggravating the family, you went out and purchased a hearing loop. Deciding on which model to buy may not have been easy, but setting up your hearing loop shouldn’t be hard. Luckily, a specialist isn’t necessary to install a home hearing loop, as the steps are rather straightforward.
Treveon Graham hit a long three-pointer with 1.4 seconds left to complete a 10-1 VCU run that lifted the #14 Rams (2-0) to a 59-56 win over #25 Virginia Tuesday night. Virginia largely controlled pace and tempo against the run-and-gun Rams, who did heat up down the stretch and finished at 41.4 percent shooting from the field.
The NRA has the support of a majority of Virginians, according to a poll commissioned by the NRA, so Terry McAuliffe had better be careful saying he’s fine with his F rating from the gun lobby.
A pro-gun-control super-PAC backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is prepped to spend $1.1 million on TV ads in support of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe in the final two weeks of the 2013 campaign, according to a report in Politico.
Not only are we not doing enough, but we are seeing actions on the part of congressmen and senators and state legislators fearful of the gun lobby that may well result in more gun violence.
Senate Republicans invoked the filibuster rule to block legislation that would strengthen background checks for gun purchasers. U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, D-Va., each issued statements following the moves.