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Bill proposes animal cruelty registry

By JESSI GOWER Capital News Service   RICHMOND – An online animal cruelty registry will be established in the Commonwealth of Virginia this month if Senate Bill 32 is passed.…

Bicycle-passing bill advances

By LAUREN McCLELLAN Capital News Service   RICHMOND – The Virginia Senate Transportation committee recently approved a bill increasing the distance at which cars must pass bicycles from 2 feet…

Students help rebuild homes for day of service

Students help rebuild homes for day of service

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Roughly 20 Radford University students picked up shovels, hammers and staple guns to help rebuild houses on Monday, participating in a Day of Service to…

RSVP volunteers give time to help homebound seniors

RSVP volunteers give time to help homebound seniors

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   For homebound senior citizens, getting out to pick up even the most basic of supplies can be a challenge – especially during the winter months.…

Deeper drawdown could be costly

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Friends of Claytor Lake (FOCL) would like the 2014 lake drawdown to be two feet deeper than usual, but getting it approved could prove to…

Students design bipartisan mental health bill

By COLIN KENNEDY Capital News Service   RICHMOND – Thirteen University of Virginia students have written proposed legislation that would require Virginia’s public universities to create and feature a webpage…

Va. justices refuse to reconsider Tech ruling

RICHMOND (AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court has refused to reconsider its decision to dismiss a wrongful death verdict against the state stemming from the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings. L.…

The 14 counts against ex-gov of Va., wife

RICHMOND  (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on 14 charges Tuesday that, if convicted, could result in punishments of decades in prison and fines…

Ex-Va. gov says US stretched law to indict

RICHMOND  (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says federal prosecutors stretched the law to bring corruption charges against him and his wife. McDonnell appeared Tuesday night at a hastily…

Dublin ‘truck stop’ changing hands

Dublin ‘truck stop’ changing hands

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The Liberty truck stop on Cleburne Boulevard (Route 100) in Dublin has closed its doors, but customers need not worry as it will be re-opening…