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Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 at 8:16 PM

McDonnell Will Be Ordered to Report to Prison During Appeal

A request to keep former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell free during his appeal has been denied, reports Mike Valerio of NBC12. Read »

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 at 9:10 AM

Maureen McDonnell Wants Corruption Charges Overturned

Maureen McDonnell Wants Corruption Charges Overturned

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell said Wednesday that a recent appeals court decision rejecting her husband's request to overturn his corruption convictions shouldn't mean her own appeal suffers... Read »

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 12:03 PM

Corn Maze Honors Gov. Hogan in Maryland

Corn Maze Honors Gov. Hogan in Maryland

A Maryland farm has constructed a massive corn-maze in the design of Governor Larry Hogan to benefit the American Cancer Association. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 at 5:32 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: One Bright Note in August

Sherwood's Notebook: One Bright Note in August

Legendary singer and social activist Stevie Wonder pulled off a “pop-up” concert that was publicized only a few hours before it began on East Capitol Street near RFK Stadium. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 9:28 PM

Md. Gov. Hogan: 95 Percent of Cancer is Gone

Md. Gov. Hogan: 95 Percent of Cancer is Gone

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted Tuesday 95 percent of his cancer is gone after chemotherapy. Read »

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Va. Lawmakers Wage Partisan Battle Over Judge

Va. Lawmakers Wage Partisan Battle Over Judge

The Virginia General Assembly waged a tense partisan battle Monday over an appointment to the state Supreme Court. Read »

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 3:35 PM

Ex-Va. Gov. Renews Plea to Remain Free During Appeal

Ex-Va. Gov. Renews Plea to Remain Free During Appeal

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell made a final plea to a federal court to let him remain free while he appeals his public corruption convictions to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read »

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 1:49 PM

Ex-Va. Gov. Renews Plea to Remain Free During Appeal

Ex-Va. Gov. Renews Plea to Remain Free During Appeal

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has made a final plea to a federal court to let him remain free while he appeals his public corruption convictions to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read »

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 9:56 AM
D.C. Remembers Julian Bond

D.C. Remembers Julian Bond

Civil Rights icon Julian Bond died in Florida Saturday night. He has lifelong ties to D.C. Watch »

Friday, Aug 14, 2015 at 3:25 PM

Prosecutors Request Bail Be Denied to McDonnell

Prosecutors Request Bail Be Denied to McDonnell

Federal prosecutors formally requested former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell be denied bail while pursuing appeal to U.S. Supreme Court on his public corruption convictions. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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