RICHMOND The University of Virginia's first choice as independent counsel to investigate how the school responds to rape allegations has been scuttled.
RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina's unemployment rate keeps falling. The state Commerce Department reported Friday that the jobless rate in October dropped to 6.3 percent, down from 6.7 percent in September. The national rate fell a fraction in October to 5.8 percent.
DURHAM, N.C. Grocery store chain Kroger is getting a push from a group of mothers to ban guns from its stores, including Harris Teeter locations. Moms Demand Action on Thursday delivered more than 72,000 petitions to Harris Teeter's Matthews headquarters. They want the company to ban openly carried guns, even in jurisdictions where "open carry" is legal.
NEWPORT NEWS Police are looking for a man who robbed a cash advance store Thursday at 1055 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. About 1:40 p.m., the man walked into the Cash Advance, handed the clerk a note indicating he had a gun and demanded cash, police wrote in a news release. The man took his note back, received some cash and left the store. No injuries were reported.
CHESAPEAKE A Chesapeake woman was sentenced this morning to 60 years in prison for molesting two young children on camera. The sentence handed down to 23-year-old Kanealeen Latouche in Chesapeake Circuit Court was four times as along as those meted out to three other women charged in the same scheme.
A Virginia State Police trooper was injured this morning after his vehicle was hit from behind. Shortly before 9:20 a.m., the trooper was going east on U.S. 460 at the Sussex and Prince George county line when he tried to make a traffic stop, according to a news release from state police. The trooper went into the westbound lanes and was hit by a vehicle also going that direction.
NORFOLK Police have charged one person in an attack Nov. 2 in the 1500 block of Melrose Pkwy. Officers who were called about 1:30 a.m. got reports that an Old Dominion University rugby player had been assaulted, police wrote in a news release. The incident sent three people to a hospital, but police cited only one in the news release.
NORFOLK Police have released the name of a man who died Thursday night in the 800 block of A Ave.
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