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Bedford man pleads guilty to child abuse, drug-manufacturing charges - The News & Advance
A Bedford man whose dead child's mother is accused of murder pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of child abuse and methamphetamine manufacturing. Michael Anthony Smith is scheduled for a pre-sentencing hearing Dec. 16. He faces up to 50 years in prison.
Bond denied in Bedford County murder-for-hire-attempt case - The News & Advance
A judge on Tuesday denied bond for a man accused in Bedford County with trying to hire someone to kill his wife. Kevin Christopher Colgan, 61, of Roanoke, was charged last month after investigators said he offered to pay an undercover detective $5,000 for ...
Red Lobster ending some discounts, changing plates in effort to seem fancier - The News & Advance
NEW YORK (AP) — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants. The changes mark the latest attempt by ...
Defense: Maureen McDonnell had crush on Williams - The News & Advance
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's marriage was broken and his wife developed a crush on a businessman who lavished her with expensive gifts and attention, an attorney for the first lady said Tuesday during the couple's corruption ...
Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination? - The News & Advance
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email. The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and that knowledge is ...
Prosecutor: McDonnells illegally took gifts - The News & Advance
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A federal prosecutor says the government will prove Virginia's former governor and his wife illegally lined their pockets with gifts from a businessman who sought their influence to promote his company. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica ...
Jurors seated in McDonnell trial - The News & Advance
After opening statements today, the first government witnesses are expected to begin testimony in the federal corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. It took more than eight hours to select an eight-man, four-woman jury, and ...
Trial reveals governor's wife had 'crush' on CEO - The News & Advance
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An attorney for the wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says during the couple's corruption trial that their marriage was broken and the former first lady developed a crush on a businessman who gave the McDonnells gifts and cash.
Latest addition to recruiting staff brings Hokies in line with rest of ACC - The News & Advance
Virginia Tech added another recruiting position to the football staff Monday when it announced the hiring of Thomas Guerry as the Hokies' director of high school relations. Guerry worked the previous four years at Georgia, where he he was the assistant to ...
It's all about the bean: Downtown chocolate lounge offers classes, tastings - The News & Advance
Not exactly, especially if you’re Carl and Mary Matice, owners of downtown Lynchburg’s Cao Artisan Chocolates, Handcrafted from the Bean. For the couple, making chocolate began as a hobby, inspired by the 2000 Johnny Depp film “Chocolat,” which ...