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Va. advocates set to try again on death penalty repeal

Va. advocates set to try again on death penalty repeal

By Sarah Rankin Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Death penalty opponents are cautiously optimistic they have enough bipartisan support from lawmakers to get a bill passed next year ending executions in Virginia, a state that has put more people to death in its...
Longtime Va. sheriff B.J. Roberts dies at home

Longtime Va. sheriff B.J. Roberts dies at home

By Alissa Skelton The Daily Press NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Hampton Sheriff B.J. Roberts, who had plans to retire in January, died peacefully at home on Saturday morning after celebrating Christmas with his family, the sheriff’s department said. Roberts was elected...