The NVDaily Update

NVDaily update: Appeals court upholds former Virginia governor’s convictions

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the U.S. Court of Appeals in downtown Richmond on May 12.  A federal appeals panel on Friday upheld his public corruption convictions. AP

July 10, 2015

RICHMOND (AP) — A federal appeals panel upheld former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s public corruption convictions Friday, rejecting his claim that he only extended routine political courtesies to a wealthy businessman who showered him and his family with expensive gifts and five-figure loans.

NVDaily update: Jail inmate dies in custody

The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren  Regional Jail is shown here upon its completion last July.  Rich Cooley/Daily file

July 9, 2015

The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail reports that an inmate has died while in custody. The inmate, a 73-year-old Strasburg man, reported to security jail staff at 6 p.m. Wednesday that he was not feeling well, according to a news release from the jail.

NVDaily update: Officials call for removal of symbols of Confederacy

This 2002 file photo shows a sample of the Sons of Confederate Veterans specialty Virginia state license plate in Richmond, Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that he's moving to have the Confederate flag banished from state license plates in the wake of a massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. AP

June 23, 2015

In the wake of a massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, a bipartisan mix of officials across the country is calling for the removal of Confederate flags and other symbols of the Confederacy. Here’s a look at what’s happening and what’s being proposed:

NVDaily Update: Summer campers study river quality

Ryan Artz, 10, of Woodstock,  records water quality data in his notebook as he sits on a rock under the Meems Bottom Bridge on Monday during the Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River and Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation's River Rangers program. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 22, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – Today, area students studied water quality on the first day of the week-long Shenandoah River Rangers Summer Camp at Meems Bottom Covered Bridge in Quicksburg. Advertised through Shenandoah County Parks & Recreation, the class is organized by the Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

NVDaily update: Man’s body found in burned home

Firefighters and investigators stand outside this burned-out section of a home at 30 Cedar Lake Court in Warren County on Sunday morning. A man's body was found while firefighters were battling the blaze.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 15, 2015

Authorities have ruled the death of a man found dead inside a burning home in Waterlick on Sunday morning a suicide. Sheriff Daniel T. McEatheron said it appeared the victim set fire to the residence and before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

NVDaily update: Breaking news

June 12, 2015

The first redevelopment project slated for the former Avtex Fibers site is expected to create more than 600 jobs for the Front Royal area.

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In this Nov. 14, 2014 file photo Jesse Matthew Jr. looks toward the gallery while appearing in court in Fairfax in November 2014.  He entered an Alford plea today on charges that he attacked and molested a woman in Virginia in 2005.   AP

June 10, 2015

FAIRFAX (AP) — Jesse Matthew entered an Alford plea Wednesday on charges that he attacked and molested a woman in Virginia in 2005, acknowledging that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him without directly admitting any crime.

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Runners hit the pavement along Route 11 north of Strasburg on Tuesday morning during the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. Shown running are, from left, Matt Chimento and Holly Funkhouser, both members of the Strasburg High School track team, and Strasburg Police Department officers Wayne Sager, Mike Chimento and Scott Thompson. Winchester City and Frederick County officers started on the Loudoun Street Mall in Winchester and ran south to the Shenandoah and Frederick County line at Cedar Creek. Runners from Strasburg carried the torch from the county line to the Old Mill Grill Restaurant in town. Wednesday's leg will start in Woodstock and go to New Market.  The eight-day torch run involves more than 2,000 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 law enforcement agencies across Virginia and will end in Richmond. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 9, 2015

Runners hit the pavement along Route 11 north of Strasburg this morning during the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. Shown running are, from left, Matt Chimento and Holly Funkhouser, both members of the Strasburg High School track team, and Strasburg Police Department officers Wayne Sager, Mike Chimento, and Scott Thompson. Rich Cooley/Daily

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6:19 p.m.: The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that traffic is backed up about 2 miles on Interstate 81 at the 273.8 mile marker in Shenandoah County.  Northbound lanes and shoulders are closed.

June 8, 2015

Traffic backed up on I-81

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that traffic is backed up about 2 miles on Interstate 81 at the 273.8 mile marker in Shenandoah County. Northbound lanes and shoulders are closed.

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This Feb. 24 file photo  shows the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Thursday that data from the Office of Personnel Management and the Interior Department had been hacked.  AP file

June 5, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — China-based hackers are suspected once again of breaking into U.S. government computer networks, and the entire federal workforce could be at risk this time. China responded today to the allegations, saying such claims are unproven and irresponsible, and that it wishes the United States would trust it more.

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Rick  Slusser, a rod buster from Williamsburg, stands along the north end of the U.S. 340-522 bridge under construction in Front Royal on Wednesday. Virginia Department of Transportation spokesman Ken Slack said Wednesday the project remains on schedule for completion in late 2017. Crews are expected to lay the last steel beams in the next couple of weeks, install a deck pan and start pouring concrete for the deck on the new section this summer, Slack said. VDOT will open the new bridge over the South Fork of the Shenandoah River to traffic in phases by the end of the year and crews will begin dismantling the old bridge and construct the rest of the new crossing.
Rich Cooley/Daily

May 29, 2015

PROJECT ON SCHEDULE: Rick Slusser, a rod buster from Williamsburg, stands along the north end of the U.S. 340-522 bridge under construction in Front Royal on Wednesday. Virginia Department of Transportation spokesman Ken Slack said Wednesday the project remains on schedule for completion in late 2017. Crews are expected to lay the last steel beams in the next couple of weeks, install a deck pan and start pouring concrete for the deck on the new section this summer, Slack said. VDOT will open the new bridge over the South Fork of the Shenandoah River to traffic in phases by the end of the year and crews will begin dismantling the old bridge and construct the rest of the new crossing.
Rich Cooley/Daily