Report shows violent crimes, property crimes down in Va.
TimesDispatch.com / Tue, 21 May 2013 04:35:00 -0400
State police statistics show both violent and property crimes fell about 3 percent in Virginia in 2012 compared to the year before.
Jackson could be gift and curse for GOP, experts say
Until Saturday, E.W. Jackson was known primarily in political circles as a preacher noteworthy for his conservative activism and controversial rhetoric about abortion, gay people, Muslims and Barack Obama. That changed the instant he claimed the Virginia Republican nomination for lieutenant governor from a field of seven candidates, becoming just the second African American picked by the party to run for statewide office. The past invective by the Chesapeake-based minister is coming under renewed scrutiny as he takes his place on the GOP ticket in Virginia's closely watched November election. Over the years, Jackson, 61, has called the Planned Parenthood abortion rights group "far more lethal to black lives than the KKK" for committing genocide against unborn black babies.
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PilotOnline.com / Mon, 20 May 2013 21:45:43 -0400
MOORE, Okla. A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
PilotOnline.com / Mon, 20 May 2013 21:54:00 -0400
NORFOLK A woman whose pre-term baby died shortly after birth has been charged with trying to induce an abortion, according to court records. A roommate accused of helping her also was charged.
TimesDispatch.com / Tue, 21 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. Federal investigators probing the hantavirus outbreak blamed for three deaths at Yosemite National Park recommended Monday that design changes to tent cabins and other p