Tag Archives: Virginia

Walmart Shooter Blamed Satan, Bought Gun Legally

The Associated Press reports: The Walmart supervisor who fatally shot six co-workers at a store in Virginia bought the gun just hours before the killings and left a note on his phone accusing colleagues of mocking him, authorities said Friday. “Sorry everyone but I did not plan this I promise things just fell in place like I was led by …

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7 Dead In VA Walmart Mass Shooting Including Gunman

CBS News reports: A shooting Tuesday night at a Walmart store in Chesapeake, Virginia, left seven people dead, including the suspect, police said. Officers were dispatched to an active threat situation at the Walmart Supercenter at 10:12 p.m. local time, Chesapeake police spokesperson Leo Kosinski told reporters at the scene. “Over the course of the next 30, 45 minutes, we …

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Megachurch: Forgive Pastor Busted In Underage Sting

The Christian Post reports: The leadership team of Rock Church International cited Romans 3:23 Wednesday as they urged congregants to extend forgiveness to the Rev. John Blanchard following his arrest for solicitation of prostitution last fall. “As followers of Christ, we must remember that redemption, salvation, grace, mercy, and healing are all gifts given to the children of God. Although everyone …

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Youngkin Under Fire For New History Lessons Standards

Richmond’s ABC affiliate reports: Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is overhauling former Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration’s proposal that would have set history and social science standards in Virginia schools. Youngkin’s VDOE’s new draft proposal would determine what students learn about American history and Virginia history inside the classroom. If adopted by the Virginia Board of Education, …

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Police: UVA Mass Shooting Suspect Now In Custody

CBS News reports: A University of Virginia student is suspected of killing three of the school’s football players in a shooting Sunday night, the school’s president said Monday. The suspect, identified by authorities as student Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., was in custody, authorities announced Monday. The deceased victims were identified as Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry, UVA …

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Three Dead In Mass Shooting At UVA, Suspect At Large

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: Three people have been killed and two others were wounded in a shooting late Sunday at the University of Virginia, according to the school’s president. Police are searching for a suspect, who remains at large. The shooting at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday “resulted in three fatalities; two additional victims were injured and are receiving medical care,” …

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Rep. Abigail Spanberger Defeats “Anti-Woke” Cultist

Richmond’s ABC affiliate reports: Democratic U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger declared victory over Republican Yesli Vega in Virginia’s closely-watched 7th Congressional District race. Spanberger, a two-term congresswoman and former CIA officer, will represent a newly drawn district anchored in Prince William County that Republicans had hoped to flip in the party’s quest to win back control of the U.S. House of …

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House Nominee: Dems Plan To Jail Anti-Woke Parents

“You have liberal Democrats here in the commonwealth proposing legislation that is going to jail parents — listen to this — for not conforming to woke cultural ideologies. This is insane, and it’s going to stop in two days when we flip the 7th district.” – Virginia Republican US House nominee Yesli Vega, today on Maria Bartiromo’s Fox News show. …

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Emails Released From VA Gov’s Teacher Snitch Line

Axios reports: Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s controversial school tip line drew complaints from around the state about pandemic precautions, a symbolic “equity month” and, in one case, a 12th grade English teacher’s take on poetry. Youngkin created a national uproar just days into his administration when he launched the tip line, urging parents to report schools teaching “inherently divisive concepts” — …

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Virginia Gov Jokes About Pelosi Assassination Attempt

“The voters are getting ready to stand up again and say, ‘We have had enough. Enough of Abigail Spanberger. Enough of Joe Biden.’ “Listen, I want to stop for a minute and — listen, Speaker Pelosi’s husband — they had a break in last night in their house and he was assaulted. “There’s no room for violence anywhere, but we’re …

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Virginia Directs 60,000 Voters To Wrong Polling Places

The Washington Post reports: State elections officials directed more than 30,000 Northern Virginia voters to the wrong polling place in mailers sent ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm elections, an error they acknowledged Friday and blamed on the private printing company that produced the notices. Those mistakes follow even more error-riddled effort in Southwest Virginia, where an additional 30,000 voters …

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Youngkin Defends Virginia’s New Anti-Trans Policies, Dodges Questions About 2024 Presidential Bid [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) on Sunday declined to indicate if he will mount a White House bid in 2024 as his national profile grows. During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” co-anchor Jake Tapper asked Youngkin about his presidential aspirations after the two discussed his out-of-state appearances at campaign events in the days leading …

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Virginia Election Official To Quit Over GOP Harassment

The Virginia Mercury reports: The top election official in one of Virginia’s biggest counties announced Friday that he’s quitting his job later this year due to stress and called out what he described as a “bullshit” ploy by local Republicans to try to undermine his office by installing their own people in jobs overseeing polling places. Prince William County Registrar …

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Virginia Rolls Back Protections For Trans Students

The Washington Post reports: In a major rollback of LGBTQ rights, the administration of Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) will require that transgender students in Virginia access school facilities and programs that match the sex they were assigned at birth and is making it more difficult for students to change their names and genders at school. Under new “model policies” for …

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Virginia Pastor Arrested On Multiple Child Sex Charges

The Bristol Herald Courier reports: Detectives arrested Michael Canter, 38, of Abingdon, Virginia, without incident Thursday, Sept. 8 on multiple sexual assault charges against a juvenile female, according to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. At the time of his arrest, Canter, a resident of Washington County, Virginia, was serving as the pastor at Valley View Baptist …

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Republican Virginia AG Forms Election Crimes Unit

The Washington Post reports: Virginia’s Republican Attorney General Jason Miyares announced Friday the creation of an “Election Integrity Unit” that will provide legal advice and prosecute election law violations, despite a lack of widespread issues with voter fraud or other irregularities in the state. Miyares joins a growing list of GOP officeholders, who have pushed stricter enforcement of voting laws …

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VA Country Club Sorry For 9/11-Themed Special Menu

Washington DC’s ABC affiliate reports: A manager at a Manassas, Va. country club apologized on Facebook Tuesday after receiving backlash on a 9/11 special menu that included a Remember-tini, Flight 93 Redirect and Pentagon Pie. The menu has since been taken down online, but not before some people captured the menu and posted it to a private community Facebook group. …

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VA Pastor Sentenced To 8 Years For Child Sex Abuse

The Roys Report reports: A plea agreement shows that Douglas Phillip DeAndrea, former pastor of New Ground Church in Danville, was sentenced to 40 years in prison. DeAndrea, 44, was arrested October 18, 2021, on seven felony charges of object sexual penetration and aggravated sexual battery, according to Mark Hollandsworth with the Montgomery County Jail. A grand jury indictment reveals …

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Republican Virginia State Rep Loses Lawsuit To Stop Barnes & Noble From Selling “Obscene” LGBTQ Books

The Washington Post reports: A Virginia judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by two Republicans that sought to limit how bookstores and public school libraries could distribute two books to minors, closing — at least temporarily — an unusual commercial strategy in what conservatives say is a campaign to protect students. The two books at the heart of the …

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Lawsuit: Former Virginia Deputy Attorney General Claims She Was Fired For FB Posts Praising Rioters

Courthouse News reports: Suing Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares for defamation on Wednesday, a woman fired just weeks after she was hired as a deputy attorney general says the office falsely labeled her departure as a resignation. Monique Miles claims that Miyares fired her for her opinions on the 2020 election and the riot on the U.S. Capitol that followed …

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