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Jesse Matthew's attorney wants his client's sanity evaluated - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Regional News From The AP

timesdispatch.com — Matthew is charged in Fairfax with abduction with intent to defile, attempted capital murder and sexual penetration in connection with a September 2005 assault on a 26-year-old woman in Fairfax City. He is charged in Charlottesville with the abduction of Graham with the intent to defile.

Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall tears Achilles again

timesdispatch.com — ASHBURN - Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, a Virginia Tech alum and Tidewater native, re-tore his Achilles tendon during rehab from the same injury.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @michaelpRTD: A tough break for DeAngelo Hall, who re-tears his Achilles. May take 2015 training camp out of play: timesdispatch.com/redskins-xtra/… #Redskins

Ashley Hancock leaving her footprint on Midlothian football team - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Football

timesdispatch.com — Locker room No. 3 in the Midlothian High School field house is all hers. There are 50 lockers, more or less. But 49 sit unused.
Oct 31, 2014

Great read by @EricKolenichRTD: Ashley Hancock is leaving her footprint on Midlothian football team timesdispatch.com/sports/high-sc…

Gap narrows but Warner maintains 51-44 percent lead in new CNU poll - Election 2013 - TimesDispatch.com

timesdispatch.com — Republican Ed Gillespie has continued to narrow the gap in his bid to upset U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, but the Democrat still holds a 51-44 lead, according to a new poll from Christopher Newport University. Likely voters on Tuesday favor Warner by 51 percent, compared with 44 percent for Gillespie, according to the survey.
Oct 31, 2014

UPDATING Gap narrows for #Vasen, but @Mark Warner maintains 51%-44% lead over @EdWGillespie in new poll m.timesdispatch.com/news/state-reg… via @RTDNews

Cuts in public safety prompt legislators to eye ABC for more revenue - Virginia Politics - TimesDispatch.com

timesdispatch.com — Deep cuts in Virginia's budget for prisons, state police, and forensic science have some state senators looking for revenue from a familiar source - the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, which runs the state's lucrative liquor monopoly.
Oct 31, 2014

Cuts in public safety prompt legislators to eye #Va liquor monopoly for more revenue m.timesdispatch.com/news/state-reg… via @RTDNews

Transcript details juror's dismissal from McDonnells' trial - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Local Richmond-area News

timesdispatch.com — Lawyers for the McDonnells objected to Spencer's action at the Aug. 12 hearing, apparently believing DeNitto was favorable for the defense. And one defense lawyer objected to DeNitto being replaced by an alternate juror alleged to have been sleeping during part of the trial.
Oct 31, 2014

Transcript details juror's dismissal from McDonnells' trial - Virginia News - TimesDispatch.com m.timesdispatch.com/news/state-reg… via @RTDNews

Oct 30, 2014

The juror dismissed by Judge Spencer in the McDonnell case was the foreman, said he was unsure what to do. timesdispatch.com/news/local/tra…

Oct 30, 2014

So Bob McDonnell was probably visibly upset in court bc the juror was dismissed, not because he broke the rules. timesdispatch.com/news/local/tra…

Richmond breweries get a break on sewage bill because of Stone project - Richmond Times-Dispatch: City Of Richmond News

timesdispatch.com — Richmond breweries are getting a break in their utility bills with the arrival of Stone Brewing Co. in the East End and the city's realization that beer has benefits in reducing pollution in the James River.

Bandstand relocating at The Diamond - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Sports

timesdispatch.com — A more open main concourse will be available for those who want to observe the band, "and for some additional food options to help a little bit with some of the congestion that we have and point-of-sale issues," said Bill Papierniak, the Squirrels' general manager.

Unnamed grocery store planned on Bill Talley auto property on Laburnum Avenue - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Automotive Industry News

timesdispatch.com — Owner William H. Talley Jr. said the land of company's used-car sales and quick-lane service center at 5110 S. Laburnum Ave. is under contract to be sold.
Oct 30, 2014

Like the Various Artists? RT @RTDNEWS: Unnamed grocery store planned in eastern Henrico. bmbl.us/1zjD6H8 #rva (via @TDBusinessDaily)

House to drop plan to delay $50 million budget transfer for transportation - Virginia Politics - TimesDispatch.com

timesdispatch.com — The General Assembly will have to find another way of saving $50 million after abandoning a plan to delay a transfer of money from the general fund budget to the state's transportation trust fund. House Appropriations Committee Chairman S.
Oct 30, 2014

Great explainer on Va. House reversing plan to delay $50 million budget transfer for transportation, from @mmartzrtd timesdispatch.com/news/state-reg…

Oct 30, 2014

Amid election jitters, #Va House R's drop plan to delay $50 million budget transfer for transportation m.timesdispatch.com/news/state-reg… via @RTDNews

Giants' World Series success enhances Squirrels' brand - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Sports

timesdispatch.com — "In minor league baseball, at any level, the association with a winning organization as opposed to a losing organization can only help the brand from the perspective of validating the important role that the minor league franchise plays in that process," said Chuck Domino, the Squirrels' chief executive manager, who has worked in the baseball industry for more than three decades.

Richmond seeks to have FOIA lawsuit tossed out - Richmond Times-Dispatch: City Of Richmond News

timesdispatch.com — The city of Richmond has filed a motion to dismiss a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by a former School Board member over the secrecy surrounding the departure of former chief administrative officer Byron C. Marshall.
Oct 30, 2014

Richmond moves to have FOIA lawsuit about Marshall resignation tossed out bit.ly/1rWsO87

"Jack" Mitchell Jr., longtime Henrico teacher and principal, dies at 80 - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Obituaries & In Memoriam

timesdispatch.com — He collected clothing and food for families of needy schoolchildren. "One year, I remember he brought a family here to the house and fed them dinner, and there were gift baskets (for family members)," his son said. "I always remember him saying, 'You never give up on a child.'
Oct 30, 2014

Longtime #Henrico teacher dies. “...‘You never give up on a child.’ You never know who’s going to turn into what.” timesdispatch.com/obituaries/jac…

McAuliffe says Va. is prepared for Ebola, sees 'no contamination issues' at Wallops Island - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia News

timesdispatch.com — "I did what I had to do as governor." The same goes for the fried cicadas he was offered at another stop. "The cameras were on me," the governor said. "I ate a couple." But now that he is back in Virginia, McAuliffe is staring at a plateful of iissues that are decidely less appetizing.
Oct 30, 2014

McAuliffe says Va. is prepared for Ebola, sees 'no contamination issues' at Wallops Island timesdispatch.com/news/state-reg… via @RTDNews

Griffin expected to start Sunday

timesdispatch.com — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden didn't put his players through a full padded workout on Wednesday, instead keeping things light in the team's Ashburn practice bubble because of a Monday night road game.
Oct 29, 2014

Robert Griffin III expected to start Sunday at Minnesota. timesdispatch.com/redskins-xtra/… (via @michaelpRTD and multiple others)

Virginia's offense will change without Joe Harris - Richmond Times-Dispatch: ACC

timesdispatch.com — CHARLOTTE, N.C. - On the video board at Scott Stadium, during Virginia's 28-27 football loss to North Carolina on Saturday, former basketball star Joe Harris, now in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers, popped up, telling fans, "I'm still a Cavalier, and I'll always be a Wahoo."
Oct 29, 2014

RT @RTD_MikeBarber: Online: #UVA, pick to finish fourth in the ACC, Will have to change its offense in the post Joe Harris era. timesdispatch.com/sports/college…

Gruden: There's a 'chance' Robert Griffin III will play Sunday

timesdispatch.com — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden didn't put his players through a full padded workout on Wednesday, instead keeping things light in the team's Ashburn practice bubble because of a Monday night road game.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @michaelpRTD: Updating our earlier story, the Redskins plan to play RGIII Sunday, assuming he looks good at tomorrow's practice: timesdispatch.com/redskins-xtra/…

Wegmans to begin construction on Midlothian store in the spring - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Retail Business News

timesdispatch.com — New York supermarket chain Wegmans is expected to begin construction on its Chesterfield County store on Midlothian Turnpike early this spring.

Friday flashback: Who's going to the playoffs? - Richmond Times-Dispatch: High School Sports

timesdispatch.com — If the regular season ended today, Thomas Dale (6-2), Cosby (5-3), James River (5-3) and Varina (4-4) would make the playoffs. But Cosby, James River and Varina occupy the final three spots in 6A South's Conference 3 and 4 bracket. So all three schools are just on the edge of qualifying.