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  • Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

    12/04/2017 2:12:08 PM PST · by billorites · 88 replies
    AP News ^ | December 2017 | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September. The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide”...
  • Confederate rally organizers say they don’t know how many people to expect Saturday [RVA]

    09/15/2017 11:45:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | September 15, 2017 | Staff
    Out-of-state organizers of a rally to show support for Confederate monuments slated for Saturday say they don’t know how many people to expect. Tara Brandau, a Florida resident who identifies with militia groups, told reporters at a press conference on the sidewalk along Bank Street in front of the Virginia Capitol on Friday that responses to a Facebook event page is their only gauge.
  • Richmond (VA) police plan weapons ban at pro-Confederate protest Saturday on Monument Avenue

    09/14/2017 7:41:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | September 13, 2017 | Ned Oliver
    A small, Tennessee-based group is planning to rally on Monument Avenue on Saturday around the statue of Robert E. Lee. Authorities are planning to cordon off a “weapons-free assembly zone” around the statue of Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in an effort to head off any potential violence at a rally to support preserving Confederate monuments planned for Saturday. “We do not want what happened in Charlottesville to happen in Richmond,” said Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham in a letter distributed to residents this week. While authorities acknowledge they’re preparing for the worst, so far they’ve downplayed the parallels...
  • 25 years ago: The last toll paid on Interstate 95 in Virginia

    07/15/2017 9:03:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    CBS 6 ^ | June 29, 2017 | Mark Holmberg
    RICHMOND, Va. -- When it comes to street parties, perhaps never has there been one in RVA like the day the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike opened on June 30, 1958. There were "antique cars, pretty girls, champagne" according to newspaper reports at the time. Huge crowds turned out, even though the road cost numerous citizens - many of them poorer African-Americans - their homes during the two years of heavy construction. The $103 million marvel meant no more winding down busy Route 1 (Jefferson-Davis Highway) through the guts of the city. And Richmond and Petersburg were among the very first cities to...
  • Dem Congressman Jokes Kellyanne Conway Looks ‘Familiar’ Being on Her Knees

    03/02/2017 9:12:23 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 103 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 2, 2017 | Andrew Kugle
    Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond (La.) made a crude joke about White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday night during the Washington Press Club Foundation dinner. Richmond joked that Conway looked "familiar" in a position on her knees, referencing a viral photo of Conway kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office, the Daily Caller reported. "You even mentioned Kellyanne and that picture on that sofa," Richmond said during his speech to Republican Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.). "I really want to know what was going on there because she really looked kind of familiar in that position there, but don't...
  • EXCLUSIVE: House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs Committee Members Compromised By Rogue IT Staff

    02/04/2017 12:58:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 291 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-4-17 | LUKE ROSIAK
    Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computer networks without permission. Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis.
  • Hummingbird Nest Halts Upgrades On Richmond-San Rafael Bridge [Bay Area, CA]

    01/31/2017 7:58:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | January 30, 2017 7:54 PM | Phil Matier
    A little bird could become a big hold up for important upgrades on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. A path on the upper deck will enable bike riders to get across in both directions and a third traffic lane on the lower deck will ease congestion for drivers heading eastbound. The backhoes are waiting — the safety barriers are lined to go up — but thanks to a little winged friend, work on a key part of the $70 million Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bridge re-do has been put on hold. Randy Rentschler, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission said, “In this particular case...
  • Missing New Jersey family members found alive in Virginia

    12/29/2016 9:09:57 AM PST · by Lurkinanloomin · 37 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 12/29/2106 | AP
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A New Jersey woman and her 5-year-old great-granddaughter have been found alive in secluded woods in rural Virginia, apparently stranded there for days after disappearing on a holiday road trip, authorities said.
  • 12 arrests during Trump protest in Richmond; statues damaged

    11/10/2016 5:11:46 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 21 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 11-10-16 | Sarah Rankin
    RICHMOND, Va. — Hundreds of people marched through Richmond to protest the election of Donald Trump, and three Confederate statues were vandalized, authorities said Thursday. A dozen people were arrested. Crowds gathered Wednesday night, blocking streets near Virginia Commonwealth University. Online video showed marchers chanting, “No Trump. No KKK. No fascist USA,” and carrying banners reading, “Not my president.” Troopers responded to Interstate 95 around 10 p.m. and guided a large group of protesters off the highway, state police said. More than an hour later, troopers were called to the Downtown Expressway, where protesters sat in lanes and many refused...
  • Richmond Police Make Arrest in 1983 Cold Case Murder of Single Mother

    10/04/2016 1:15:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 10/3 | Jodi Hernandez
    The victim's former boyfriend has been arrested in the brutal murder, police say. Authorities say a suspect in the brutal murder of a Richmond mother 33 years ago is finally behind bars. Single mother Marsha Carter was stabbed to death inside her bedroom while her four boys were home, with one of them hiding under a bed during the attack, according to Richmond police. "The kids went into the mom's room and they didn't find mom there," Richmond Police Lt. Felix Tran said. "All they find is blood on mom's bed. Of course as children they don't know what to...
  • City on the brink: Petersburg can’t pay its bills and time is running out

    09/05/2016 3:14:33 PM PDT · by NRx · 61 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-05-2016 | Gregory S. Schneider
    ...This city of 32,000 just south of Richmond is facing a financial crisis unusual for fiscally conservative Virginia — or any state. In at least the past four years, the city had spent all of its reserves and then kept spending money it didn’t have. It took out short-term loans based on anticipated tax revenue to keep paying bills. When the loans ran out, it stopped paying. Some fire and rescue equipment has been repossessed. The city trash hauler is threatening to stop pickup. And lenders will not give Petersburg any more loans. In his 46 years minding state ledgers...
  • 13 Black Lives Matter "Protesters" Arrested After Blocking Interstate 95 Traffic Richmond Va

    07/19/2016 6:38:11 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 53 replies
    NBC 12 Television Richmond Virginia ^ | 18 July 2016 | NBC 12 TV Reporters Shawn Maclauchlan, Chris Thomas, Stephanie Robusto
    13 Black Lives Matter protesters arrested after blocking I-95S traffic Monday, July 18 By Shawn Maclauchlan, Senior Digital Content Producer and Chris Thomas, Anchor and Stephanie Robusto, Reporter RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - I-95S is back open after Black Lives Matter protesters blocked off traffic near Belvidere on Monday. At least a dozen protesters blocked off all southbound lanes around 5:45 p.m. and draped a sign on the overpass. Several State Police cruisers, as well as Richmond Police and a helicopter, arrived on scene. Lanes reopened around 6:20 p.m. "It's good for us," said Black Lives Matter supporter Melinda Watkins. "These...
  • Court to school: Let transgender teen use boys bathroom [VA]

    06/23/2016 5:56:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2016 7:15 PM EDT | Alanna Durkin Richer
    A Virginia school board must allow a transgender teen to use the boys restroom while the court considers the legal issues of his case, a federal district judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Robert G. Doumar’s order directs the Gloucester County School board to let Gavin Grimm use the bathroom that corresponds to his gender identity when he returns for his senior year of high school this fall. […] The order comes after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in April that the school board’s policy barring Grimm from using the boys restroom violated Title IX, the...
  • Richmond: Anti-Trump Democrat Left's 'Mostly Peaceful' Bullies

    06/11/2016 6:57:02 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 5 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 6/11/16 | Black & Blonde Media
    It started out as a rather unimpressive gathering of progressive, Democrat losers who had nothing better to do on a Friday night but show up to an event with the expressed purpose of the intimidation and harassment of attendees. It turned out to be yet another display of that progressive, mythical superior-intellect that had to be told what to chant and would go into sheer meltdown mode at the slightest injection of opposing opinion.
  • Donald Trump’s Opponents Call for Violence At Rally: ‘Fascism Wants Us to Peacefully Resist’

    06/11/2016 2:14:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2016 | Katie McHugh
    A flyer circulated before Donald Trump’s Friday rally in Richmond, Virginia, called for violence and declared “passive resistance … has no effect on heartless racists.” Under a headline of “Self-Defense,” the flyer reads: We fully support your right to self-defense, we do not expect you to take a beating by Trump goons in order to “look good.” Your safety is important, protect yourself. Fascism wants us to peacefully resist while it steamrolls us. We take our inspiration from the workers of Spain who rose up by the millions to fight fascism when it came to their country. Passive resistance works...
  • UPDATE: 5 arrested for disorderly conduct outside Trump rally

    06/10/2016 6:51:44 PM PDT · by randita · 31 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 6/10/16 | Staff
    UPDATE: 5 arrested for disorderly conduct outside Trump rally From staff reports | Posted: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:00 pm Update: Five people have been arrested for disorderly conduct outside the Richmond Coliseum, according to Richmond police. Around 9 p.m., there was a moment of hostility outside the Coliseum between what appeared to Trump supporters and Trump protesters while the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke inside. Punches were thrown as protesters started scuffling with police. Police brought out riot shields, though tempers seem to have cooled and protesters moved away from the coliseum. At least two men were taken aside...
  • Crowd starts to gather for Trump rally at Richmond Coliseum

    06/10/2016 3:19:09 PM PDT · by randita · 21 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 6/10/16 | Staff
    Crowd starts to gather for Trump rally at Richmond Coliseum From staff reports | Posted: Friday, June 10, 2016 3:08 pm Secret service arrives at Richmond Coliseum to prepare the rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday, June 10, 2016. Hours before Donald Trump was scheduled to speak at the Richmond Coliseum, people were gathering outside the venue. Secret Service and Richmond police were first on the scene around 3 p.m., and shortly after vendors, Trump supporters and protesters started arriving. Doors opened for the event at 5 p.m.; the event is scheduled to start at 8 p.m....
  • Woman’s Obituary Claims She Chose to Die Rather Than Vote in 2016 Election

    05/18/2016 3:16:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 17, 2016 | Ben Graham
    Aparently, the disapproval ratings of both presumptive presidential nominees is driving people crazy. And according to an obituary posted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch Tuesday, the choice was just too much to bear for one woman. Mary Anne Noland’s obituary stated that instead of choosing between Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton and GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump, the 68-year-old opted instead to "pass into the eternal love of God." “Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday, May 15, 2016,...
  • Trooper killer was from a Chicago suburb with a long record and anger at police

    04/01/2016 5:47:24 AM PDT · by IChing · 48 replies ^ | 4/1/16 | Mark Holmberg
    (VIDEO) RICHMOND, Va. -- Why? Why did the shooter open fire as soon as state Trooper Chad P. Dermyer approached him at Richmond's Greyhound bus station? Why did he keep shooting and fighting till the end, as state police superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty described Thursday night? Why was he in Richmond? An official source identified the shooter as 34-year-old James Brown III of Aurora, Illinois. CBS 6 found a James Brown III., an African-American with a long criminal history in Aurora, whose date of birth matches up with the information from our source. Brown is well known to police there....
  • Shooter dead, police officer with life-threatening injuries in shooting at Greyhound

    03/31/2016 2:44:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 3/31/2016 | unknown
    DEVELOPING: The shooter at the Richmond, Va., Greyhound bus station is dead, one state trooper has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, and two civilians suffered non-life threatening injuries, a state police spokeswoman said Thursday. Virgina State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the shooter approached the trooper, who was dressed in an "identifiable" outfit before they had a conversation and the man drew a gun and opened fire. Geller did not say if two had been shot.