Virginia

‘Unprecedented:’ Entire school board in Franklin ousted

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school district is without a school board after all seven members resigned. The Virginian Pilot reports that (http://bit.ly/2erR06T ) the Franklin City Council unanimously accepted the resignations of the school board members this week amid a dispute over financial matters. Interim Superintendent Kelvin Edwards said in a statement that … Continue reading

Virginia

Voter registration worker charged with submitting fake names

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Authorities have charged an ex-voter registration worker with submitting a batch of bogus voter-registration forms in Alexandria. The city’s commonwealth’s attorney, Bryan Porter, said Friday that 30-year-old Vafalay Massaquoi has been arraigned on four felony counts related to voter-registration fraud. He’s been ordered jailed pending a December preliminary hearing. Porter said … Continue reading

Virginia

Emails: UVa. sought to kill alumni magazine story

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — While Rolling Stone pursued its now-discredited story about sexual assault at the University of Virginia, emails show the school’s administration sought to kill a proposed alumni magazine article about how the school handles sex assaults on campus. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/2eKzTd2 ) an email chain entered into evidence this week … Continue reading

Virginia

Virginia voter-registration deadline extended through Friday

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has granted a brief extension of Virginia’s voter-registration deadline after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online. U.S. Senior Judge Claude Hilton ordered officials to reopen voter registration in the commonwealth immediately on Thursday and keep it open until 11:59 p.m. Friday. State election officials actually had … Continue reading

Sports / Virginia

Wrongful death lawsuit against ex-UVA athlete moving forward

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Charlottesville judge has denied a request to pause the wrongful death lawsuit against George Huguely V, a former University of Virginia student convicted of second-degree murder in the slaying of his girlfriend, Yeardley Love. Media outlets report attorneys for Sharon Love — Yeardley Love’s mother — asked the judge on … Continue reading