Monday, May 20 2013 1:03 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:03:44 GMT
RICHMOND, Va - Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, frontman for the legendary reggae band The Maytals, was hospitalized in Richmond, VA for injuries sustained while performing at the Dominion Riverrock festivalMore >>
A Henrico County teen has been charged with assaulting the leader of the reggae band Toots and the Maytals during Saturday's Riverrock festival.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:23 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:23:42 GMT
ORANGE, VA—An Orange County Public Schools substitute teacher has been arrested and charged after allegedly assaulting multiple middle school students. Laurie Millard, 49, of Orange County, has been chargedMore >>
An Orange County Public Schools substitute teacher has been arrested and charged after allegedly assaulting multiple middle school students.More >>
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LUNENBURG, VA-The Southside SPCA is caring for dozens of dogs after the animals were seized from a Lunenburg County couple's property. Approximately 100 dogs were found to be living at the property, theMore >>
The Southside SPCA is caring for dozens of dogs after the animals were seized from a Lunenburg County couple's property.More >>
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Gun-purchase background checks in Virginia soared on the day after a gunman killed 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school.
The Free Lance-Star reports that Virginia State Police processed 4,166 gun-purchase background checks Saturday. That's up 42 percent from the same day in 2011 and the highest volume of transactions since the program began in 1989.
Background checks on the day of the shootings totaled 2,770, up 26 percent from the same day in 2011.
State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the checks reflect the number of customers. They don't indicate how many guns might be sold.
Virginia Citizens Defense League president Philip Van Cleave expects high gun sales to continue.
He says gun owners tend to stock up when the president and congressional leaders talk about gun control.
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