Here are the known facts: on May 18, 2014, 20-month-old Anna Bell died of a fractured skull in her Norfolk, Virginia home. Her lifeless body was found at the bottom of a staircase. Was it an accident, or was someone else responsible? And was that someone an adult ... or another child?
The first time I saw Gwar was in 1995. The band of interplanetary warriors was featured on Beavis and Butthead, and I was watching (even though I wasn’t supposed to). Today, a Gwar slave at a TED Talk explained to me how the band expressed its history in the poverty-stricken South with dark themes like death and…
This is the Virginia home of “Aunt Jane” Dutton in 1937, when the 82-year-old was accused by her neighbor, “Rocky Joe” Stanley, 83, of being a witch—a slanderous accusation so low she sought a warrant for his arrest. The ensuing trial offered a fascinating mix of courtroom drama and local folklore.
The state of Virginia has decided to open up 70 miles of its public highways to companies that are developing self-driving cars.
It's almost time for another steamy, sweaty summer in the city—and nothing looks like it might cool you off more than that sparkling waterway winding through the center of your downtown. But can you really swim in it? In more and more cities, the answer is a refreshing yes.
Virginia is poised to change its law to require that women who seek an abortion have to have an ultrasound. Sound harmless? Well, it's a transvaginal ultrasound. Which means penetration. Here's how it works. (WARNING: Extremely NSFW image to follow.)
The great commonwealth of Virginia has a quiet little idea to boost the local economy—tax breaks for space funerals! A proposed law would put money in your pocket for sending a loved one into the void.
For years, military live fire exercises have relied on either stationary or pop-out targets but they don't really simulate enemy movements—they just sit there, waiting to be shot. These targets, newly developed for the USMC don't; they move, behave, and react just like real combatants.
Things could have been more dramatic during the August 23 East Coast earthquake. Not Fukushima level bad, but bad. 25 of 27 spent uranium casks were shaken up to 4 inches off their place at North Anna nuclear power plant.
After Hurricane Irene made landfall early this morning, she proceeded to plow her way up north, taking power lines out with her. Check back here for updates and video as the storm continues on its path of destruction.
If it was 1861 and you knew there was a big land battle in the neighboring town of Manassas, VA, what would you do? You would grab your telescope, pack up the family carriage, and check it out, of course.
In a modern-day version of David vs. Goliath, a Virginia homeowner armed with nothing but an aluminum baseball bat and moxie successfully defended himself against a chainsaw-carrying intruder late Monday night. A factor that worked in his favor: The would-be attacker, one Douglas Edward Turner, is a strong contender…
In the wake of the tsunami ravaging the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, the Virginia Department of Health is taking added steps to ensure the safety of the public, advising Virginia residents to avoid drinking rainwater.
If you were a convenience store clerk faced with a robber wielding a comically large stick as a weapon, you probably wouldn't think it was too comical. But after the fact, the security camera footage is pretty ridiculous.
Skeptics will tell you that Wytheville, Virginia hostage-taker Warren Taylor climbed out of his chair, laid on the ground and surrendered to police by his own will. But I think it's obvious what really happened here. [DailyMail, AP]
The NAB has been battling white spaces networks for years, but the technology that repurposes unused TV spectrum as a Wi-Fi signal is finally getting a trial period in Claudville, Virginia.
If there is one 75-year-old you do not want to piss off, it's Mona Shaw. Ms Shaw was in the process of switching her phone service from Verizon to Comcast's Triple Play, but after multiple failed attempts, she went ballistic—with a hammer! Ms Shaw vented her fury by smashing up the local Comcast payment center in…
What do you get when you mix record heat, $50 4-year-old iBooks, and a burgeoning back-to-school season? Riot! Folks in Richmond, Virginia piled up at the doors of the Richmond International Raceway to get their hands on one of about 1,000 laptops. The ensuing chaos caused one intrepid shopper to lose her footwear: