Rapper's appeal rejected

RICHMOND — The Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected an appeal from rapper Kanye West to appear on the state's presidential ballot.

The brief order issued Thursday by the high court upholds a lower court ruling that rejected his ballot application because he failed to meet a requirement that 13 people pledge their support for his campaign. Numerous people who signed papers supporting West's bid said they were misled about what they were signing.

Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring, who opposed West's effort to be on the ballot, said the Supreme Court's ruling should be the final word on the matter.

West launched a presidential bid in July and has been trying to get his name on the ballot in multiple states.

Shootout with police

SUFFOLK — Police in the Virginia city of Suffolk say that a man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after exchanging gunfire with police.

The Suffolk Police Department said in a statement that the incident occurred Wednesday night.

Police said they were looking for a man who was wanted on charges that included burglary and malicious shooting. Police said they encountered the man, Andrew Brock Jr., 30, of Windsor, and that he had a gun.

Police said that shots were exchanged and that the man was rushed to the hospital. The officers were placed on leave, and the shooting is being investigated.

A city news release said Brock was in stable condition Thursday afternoon.

Brock is African American. Police did not release the races of the people involved.