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Kevin Spacey Leaves One Legal Woe, Drives Into Another

Actor pulled over for speeding outside DC after arraignment in Massachusetts earlier Monday

(Newser) - He said nothing during his court appearance in Nantucket on Monday, but Kevin Spacey likely had some explaining to do for law enforcement later that day. A Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority rep tells People that, just hours after he was arraigned in Massachusetts on sexual assault charges, the 59-year-old actor... More »

She Was Teaching in Thailand. Suddenly, She Couldn't Move

Family of 22-year-old Caroline Bradner trying to get her home after Guillain-Barre syndrome diagnosis

(Newser) - Caroline Bradner traveled nearly 9,000 miles to "teach English, to travel, and make a difference in this world." Now the family of the 22-year-old Virginian is trying to get her home after she was suddenly stricken by a rare disorder that left her paralyzed from the neck... More »

Illness Threatens Famous Island Horses

The Chincoteague ponies of Virginia are succumbing to a fungus-like disease

(Newser) - The famous equine inhabitants of coastal Virginia are being threatened by a mysterious illness. Per USA Today , four Chincoteague ponies have been euthanized by the area volunteer fire company that manages the herd, despite getting the best "care money can buy." Also known as Assateague horses, the ponies... More »

Someone Stole His Dog on Vacation. One Year Later, a Reunion

New Jersey man gets his Yorkie back after abduction in Virginia

(Newser) - A New Jersey man has been reunited with his dog, more than a year after the pooch was stolen from his car. The dognapping happened in Virginia when the owner was on vacation, the AP reports. A few days ago, the Yorkie named Buddah was taken in as a stray... More »

Intersection's Odd Hazard: Too Many Stray Cats

Humane Society on the case after motorist in Virginia is spotted releasing 30 in notorious spot

(Newser) - An intersection in a Virginia city has been deemed a hazard because it has been overrun with abandoned cats. News outlets report the Danville Area Humane Society made the designation this week after a witness reported seeing a motorist stop and release 30 cats at the intersection of Piney Forest... More »

Judge to Hinckley Jr.: You Don't Have to Live With Mom Anymore

Hinckley can now move out on his own, but with a long list of conditions

(Newser) - After John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot Ronald Reagan and three others, was allowed to move in with his mom in 2016, one nagging question that many had was: Is he really "better" ? A federal judge seems to think he's well enough to finally be granted... More »

News Leaks About Amazon HQ Pick, and an Exec Is Not Happy

Company official disses 'genius' talking about Crystal City, Virginia, as front-runner

(Newser) - The Washington Post thinks it might have figured out where Amazon will locate its second headquarters : Crystal City, Virginia. The locale is in the DC metro area, and the newspaper reports that Amazon and local officials are in "advanced discussions" about the company setting up shop there with an... More »

UVA to Richard Spencer: Stay Away Till 2022

White nationalist, 9 others banned from campus for 4 years

(Newser) - If Richard Spencer wants to try to stir up any trouble in Charlottesville , he's going to have to do it anywhere other than the University of Virginia, at least for the next four years. That's because, per the Washington Post , the UVA grad and noted white nationalist has... More »

In This City, 13-Year-Old Trick-or-Treaters Risk Jail

But Chesapeake, Va., won't be 'actively seeking out' offenders

(Newser) - The trick-or-treating fun ends the moment a child living in Chesapeake, Va., turns 13. At that age, kids going door to door for candy on Halloween "shall be guilty of a misdemeanor" and punished with a fine less than $100 "or by confinement in jail for not more... More »

An 'Abrupt About-Face' for Va. Prison Ban on Tampons

Tampon, menstrual cup ban for inmate visitors has been suspended—for the moment

(Newser) - Virginia is suspending a newly introduced policy that would have barred women who visit inmates at state prisons from using tampons or menstrual cups. Secretary of Public and Homeland Security Safety Brian Moran said Tuesday on Twitter that he'd ordered an "immediate suspension until further review." The... More »

Critics: Va. Attorney Shouldn't 'Pop' Her 'Booty' in Rap Video

At least one activist wants Stephanie Morales recalled as Portsmouth Commonwealth's prosecutor

(Newser) - If the phrase "booty poppin" is what you've been needing to hear (over and over and over), you may want to check out a new music video by someone WAVY deems Virginia's new "unlikely rap star." That would be Stephanie Morales, the Portsmouth Commonwealth's... More »

Winery Owner Wishes 'Painful Death' on Grape Thieves

Virginia's Firefly Hill Vineyards say nearly its entire harvest was stolen overnight Monday

(Newser) - A family-run Virginia winery is indefinitely closed and in the "grieving process" after a theft that stripped it of nearly all its grapes. Allison Dunkenberger, co-owner of Firefly Hill Vineyards in Elliston, tells the Roanoke Times that someone she thinks "knew something about the winery's operations" came... More »

Florence Warning: 'Do Not Focus on Wind Speed Category'

It's now a Category 2, but 'disaster is at the doorstep, and it's coming in'

(Newser) - Hurricane Florence has lost a bit of steam, but that doesn't mean the Carolinas are out of the woods. The BBC reports that wind speeds have come down to 110mph, reslotting the hurricane into the Category 2 category from a Category 3, per a National Hurricane Center advisory... More »

East Coast, Here Comes Florence

Carolinas, Virginia bracing for hurricane later this week

(Newser) - Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike a direct and dangerous blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week, reports the AP . Florence crossed the 74mph threshold from tropical storm to a hurricane Sunday morning. Forecasters in the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Florence was expected... More »

Cops: Man Shot After Aretha Franklin Argument

Pair in barbershop disagreed about who was starring in upcoming biopic

(Newser) - Fans mourned Aretha Franklin all around the world Thursday—including in a barbershop in Suffolk, Va., where a discussion of the Queen of Soul turned violent. Witnesses say that after an argument over whether Halle Berry had played or was going to play Franklin in a biopic turned violent, Michael... More »

A Year Later, Charlottesville Braces for Trouble

State of emergency in effect as city marks one-year anniversary of racial violence

(Newser) - Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the deadly racial violence in Charlottesville, Va., and city officials are trying to avoid any repeat. States of emergency have been declared for the city and the entire state, and downtown Charlottesville will be under heavy watch from city, state, and federal law enforcement... More »

12-Year-Old Tourist Who Vanished From Airport Found Safe

JinJing Ma, who disappeared from Va. airport, was found with parents in NYC

(Newser) - A frantic hunt for a possibly abducted 12-year-old girl from China who vanished from Reagan National Airport on Thursday has ended with a sigh of relief. Local, state, and federal authorities, including the FBI, were all involved in the search for JinJing Ma, who officials said Friday had been found... More »

If Dam Fails, City Could Be Flooded in 7 Minutes

College Lake Dam overflowing near Lynchburg, Va.

(Newser) - Some 124 homes in Lynchburg, Va., are under evacuation orders with intense flooding in the region. The College Lake Dam, whose complete failure could put the downstream city of 80,000 under 17 feet of water in seven minutes, exceeded its capacity Thursday after four to six inches of rain... More »

Teen Ends Up in Burn Unit After Cutting Down 'Weed'

Virginia's Alex Childress suffers severe burns after coming across giant hogweed

(Newser) - The "giant horror plant" that recently popped up in Virginia sent a teen working his summer job to the VCU Medical Center burn unit in Richmond, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch . Alex Childress, who plans on attending Virginia Tech in the fall, was weed-whacking around Fredericksburg on Tuesday when he... More »

Wonder Woman Surprises Virginia Children's Hospital

Gal Gadot turned up in costume while filming sequel

(Newser) - Gal Gadot may not have actual superpowers but she definitely has a big heart. The Wonder Woman star, who is filming sequel Wonder Woman 1984 in Washington, DC, and northern Virginia, surprised kids at a Virginia children's hospital by turning up in costume, the Daily Dot reports. "The... More »

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