Capital Beltway sniper seeks clemency

Capital Beltway sniper seeks clemency

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The lawyer for convicted Washington sniper John Allen Muhammad says he'll ask for clemency for his client, scheduled for execution next month.
Va. cutting nearly 600 state employees

Va. cutting nearly 600 state employees

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine said nearly 600 state employees will be laid off because of cuts made necessary by the economic recession.
Va. Tech victims' families: Reopen probe

Va. Tech victims' families: Reopen probe

BLACKSBURG, Va., July 28 (UPI) -- Family members of those killed or injured in the Virginia Tech massacre urged Gov. Timothy Kaine Tuesday to reinstate a panel that investigated the shootings.

Kaine to probe black college-terror claim

RICHMOND, Va., April 29 (UPI) -- The methodology of a police report claiming black colleges are potential breeding grounds for terrorism will be investigated, Virginia's governor says.

Va. rejects stimulus for jobless benefits

RICHMOND, Va., April 9 (UPI) -- A divided Virginia legislature rejected $125 million in federal stimulus money for jobless benefits, contending a rule change it required would raise taxes.
Sources: Kaine will take over at DNC

Sources: Kaine will take over at DNC

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine will succeed Howard Dean as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

Former DNC chair declares for Va. governor

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe says he has decided to run for governor of Virginia.
Kaine: Not interested in Cabinet post now

Kaine: Not interested in Cabinet post now

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine says he would not consider a Cabinet position before the end of his term in 2010.
States eager for stimulus funds

States eager for stimulus funds

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A federal stimulus package that funnels money to states must go to carefully chosen projects to have the desired effect, Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine said.

Kaine: An 'economy and education guy'

RICHMOND, Va., July 31 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine described himself as an "economy and education guy" when a caller asked him on the radio if he is qualified to be vice president.

Mark Warner: No VP for me

HAMPTON, Va., June 14 (UPI) -- Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner Saturday said he would turn down any invitation to be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's running mate.

Virginia governor commutes death sentence

RICHMOND, Va., June 9 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine Monday commuted death sentences for a mentally incompetent man convicted of killing three people.

SE Virginia begins post-tornado cleanup

SUFFOLK, Va., April 29 (UPI) -- Storm cleanup began Tuesday in southeastern Virginia following a National Weather Service determination that the area had been hit by a total of six tornadoes.

Va. Tech mourns those killed in rampage

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 16 (UPI) -- Virginia Tech Wednesday mourned the loss of 32 students and faculty members who were killed a year ago in the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.

Most agree to Virginia Tech settlement

RICHMOND, Va., April 11 (UPI) -- Most survivors and victims' families of last year's Virginia Tech massacre won't sue in exchange for a portion of the $11 million settlement, officials said.

Virginia 'abusive drivers' to get refunds

NORFOLK, Va., April 7 (UPI) -- The Virginia Supreme Court is sending out letters this week issuing refunds for such things as special drunken-driving fines, the court said.
Virginia governor delays April 8 execution

Virginia governor delays April 8 execution

RICHMOND, Va., April 1 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine Tuesday issued a temporary stay of execution, awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of lethal injection.

Virginia governor vetoes gun bills

RICHMOND, Va., March 4 (UPI) -- Legislation allowing Virginia motorists to carry a gun will have to become law without Gov. Timothy Kaine's signature, it was reported Tuesday.

Va. Gov. declares state of emergency

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine Sunday declared a state of emergency and authorized activation of the National Guard as wind whipped fires in the commonwealth.

Report: Va. Tech delay cost lives

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A state inquiry says the Virginia Tech massacre in April would have been smaller if the school had acted more quickly in warning students.

Cho wrote paper on shooting before rampage

BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Virginia Tech shooter Cho Seung Hui wrote a paper about a gunman preparing for a school shooting one year before he carried out the crime.

Va. Tech shooting panel finishes report

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The investigation into last spring’s shootings at Virginia Tech University has been completed and will be released to the public Thursday.

Virginia rejects teen phones and driving

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Virginia House of Delegates has voted to ban teens from using cell phones while driving.

Va. bans smoking in government buildings

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine has ordered smoking banned from most government buildings and vehicles.

Ernesto downgraded to tropical depression

MIAMI, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Ernesto was downgraded to a tropical depression Friday as the weakened storm headed toward New England, the U.S. Hurricane Center in Miami said.
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