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Update on Alexis Murphy investigation: Cell phone found

Update on Alexis Murphy investigation: Cell phone found

RICHMOND—Nelson County teen Alexis Tiara Murphy’s disappearance on Aug. 3, 2013 spawned a multi-agency law enforcement effort to investigate the circumstances surrounding her disappearance. Through community support and the media’s…

State Board of Elections seeking officers of election

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Individuals looking to serve as officers of election in November’s General Election may now volunteer for that process online. According to a State Board of Elections…

SCC Bureau of Insurance reminds Virginians to review property coverage before hurricanes, other disasters

RICHMOND–The midpoint of the Atlantic hurricane season is Sept. 1. With three months to go, the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) Bureau of Insurance reminds Virginians to act now to…

Man dies in Lee County wreck

LEE COUNTY – A Tennessee man was killed Monday evening when he was thrown from his car in a single-vehicle wreck in Lee County. Virginia State Police said Jeffery A.…

Ohio man who held 3 women captive found hanged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man serving a life prison term for kidnapping three women and repeatedly raping them in his home for nearly a decade has been found dead…

Google tests self-driving car at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG  (AP) — Google is working with Virginia Tech researchers to bring its vision of cars that can drive themselves one step closer to reality. The technology company spent the…

Nightclub issues statement following woman’s death

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington nightclub has issued a statement expressing sadness about the death of a 19-year-old University of Virginia student who collapsed at the venue. Mary “Shelley” Goldsmith…

Runner who died during Va. Beach race identified

VIRGINIA BEACH  (AP) — Emergency officials have identified a runner who died after collapsing during the Virginia Beach Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. Virginia Beach EMS spokesman Ed Brazle tells…

Review on Trump golf course bid in Va. stalled

CHARLOTTESVILLE  (AP) — A land conservation group has missed a deadline to submit materials necessary for Albermarle County officials to start reviewing an application for a proposed golf course. Real…

Cuccinelli declines to defend failing schools law

RICHMOND (AP) — Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has declined to defend one of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s signature education reform laws in court, saying he agrees with critics that it is…