News

McDonnell Corruption Trial Continues

McDonnell Corruption Trial Continues

Photo: WINA

Star witness Jonnie Williams finally left the witness stand Monday in former governor Bob McDonnell’s federal corruption trial. Williams is the former dietary supplement maker who showered McDonnell and his wife Maureen with $165,000 worth of cash, loans and gifts allegedly in exchange for product promotion. The McDonnells have denied that Williams received any special favors. Former top advisor Phil Cox took the stand and testified that when Jonnie Williams and Maureen McDonnell couldn’t land a meeting with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012, Maureen McDonnell cornered Romney’s wife to tell her how Star Scientific’s Anatabloc could help Ann Romney’s multiple sclerosis. Cox said when he learned about that he was “horrified.” He called Williams “somewhat of a snake oil salesman.”

Latest News

3 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties

AG Herring To Congress: Allow Gun Research

Herring Mark (credit - from Virginia Office of the Attorney General website)

Mark Herring has joined other attorneys general to allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research the causes of gun violence.

3 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties

McAuliffe Confident Donations Legal

McAuliffe Terry 040115 (DZ)

The governor points out the contributor's legal status, which makes him a legitimate donor.

5 hours ago in Entertainment

Judge rules Bill Cosby must stand trial on sexual assault charges

15-overlay-11

A Pennsylvania judge ordered entertainer Bill Cosby to stand trial on sexual assault charges over allegations that he drugged and assaulted a woman in 2004.

5 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Local Retail Sales Up Again

Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce logo .jpg

Another strong showing for retail sales in our area.

5 hours ago in Entertainment

Video gaming returns to TV with new league

gamingREUTERS

Competitive video gaming returns to TV with the launch of a 10-week gaming league that will be broadcast on TBS.