CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Police say early indications are that the son of Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds stabbed his father before apparently shooting himself to death.
Authorities say 55-year-old Creigh Deeds - the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor in 2009 - is in fair condition at a hospital with stab wounds to the head and chest. He had been previously listed as critical.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia say a senator and former gubernatorial candidate was stabbed multiple times at his home and his son died there from a gunshot wound.
Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said authorities received a 911 call Tuesday morning and responded to Sen. Creigh Deeds' home. They found the Democratic senator there with stab wounds to his head and chest and he was flown to a hospital. He is in critical condition. Deeds' 24-year-old son Gus was also found at the home, suffering from a gunshot wound.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell says he will return remaining gifts to himself and his family from a major campaign donor and businessman who lavished Virginia's first family with tens of thousands of dollars in gifts for years.
McDonnell also said Tuesday on his monthly radio call-in show on Washington's WTOP radio that he repaid nearly $125,000 in personal and business loans from Star Scientific chief executive Jonnie Williams last week. The loans were repaid with personal assets, loans and help from family members.
Virginia (AP)- The door is open for tens of thousands of nonviolent felons in Virginia to regain their right to vote.
The state outlined the steps Monday each will have to take to cast a ballot in future elections. An estimated 100,000 disenfranchised felons are eligible.
Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the mass restoration of voting and other civil rights in May. He said his administration's goal is to restore as many felons' rights as possible through the end of his administration.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - By a single Senate vote, the General Assembly accepted Gov. Bob McDonnell's amendment denying abortion coverage to people who buy policies through Virginia's federally funded health insurance exchange.
McDonnell's amendment to House Bill 1900 had passed the House 55-37 with seven delegates not voting earlier Wednesday. It eked through the Senate after opponents in both parties argued it abridges not only the right of women to buy their own policies, but what businesses can and can't sell.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A coalition of civil rights groups and other activists wants Gov. Bob McDonnell to issue an executive order restoring the voting rights of about 350,000 felons who have completed their sentences.
In the last legislative session, McDonnell unsuccessfully pushed for a constitutional amendment to allow automatic restoration of nonviolent felons' civil rights. In Virginia, only the governor can restore those rights, which include voting, running for public office, and serving on a jury or as a notary.