A local lawmaker benefits from this week’s power shift in the State Senate. Democrat Creigh Deeds has become the new chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, replacing Lynchburg Republican Steve Newman. Democrats took control of the Senate (pcitured) after a recount was settled in their favor involving a seat in the Tidewater area. The senate still has 20 members from both major parties, but the new tie-breaker is Democratic Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam. Some other local senators are now in the minority again. Emmett Hanger of Augusta, whose district includes Greene County, will be the senior Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee.
yesterday in Music
The "Baby" hitmaker will face the music at a May trial on charges of drunken driving.
The former NBA star gives an emotional interview and says he won't return to North Korea.
Comedian Zach Galifianakis interviews the President and it's hilarious.
yesterday in Entertainment
Jet Li's stunt double Ju Kun is among those onboard a Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing over the weekend.