Politics / Virginia

Ex-treasurer to state senator pleads guilty to embezzling

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former campaign treasurer for Virginia Senate Minority Leader Richard Saslaw has pleaded guilty to her role in three fraud schemes, including embezzling more than $650,000 in campaign funds. Fifty-one-year-old Linda Diane Wallis of Fairfax entered the pleas Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. Prosecutors say Wallis, who also used … Continue reading


Trump cancels Virginia Beach rally due to Joaquin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is canceling a scheduled rally in Virginia ahead of Hurricane Joaquin. Trump had been scheduled to attend a rally at the Wave Convention Center Friday, October 2, 2015, evening in Virginia Beach. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Wednesday afternoon, allowing emergency responders to … Continue reading


Herring to pass on bid for governor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday, September 2, 2015,  that he will seek another four-year term as the state’s top attorney rather than pursue the governor’s mansion, helping to clear a path for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam to secure the Democratic nomination in 2017. Saying he wants to build upon … Continue reading