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As tolls begin, protesters keep fighting

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Just last night, drivers could pass through the Downtown and Midtown tunnels for free. That changed at midnight, wh…

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Last-minute rush for E-ZPass transponders

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — It really is the last minute for toll-free driving from Portsmouth to Norfolk — tolls on the Downtown and Midtown t…

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen arrive at the U.S. District Court in Richmond on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, for his and his wife Maureen's bond hearing and arraignment on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 on federal corruption charges. Federal prosecutors allege that the McDonnells accepted more than $165,000 worth of loans and gifts from Jonnie Williams, the former head of Star Scientific Inc. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)

Court date set for McDonnell hearing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Lawyers for former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are set to square off with prosecutors next week over who …

Work continues around storage tanks at Freedom Industries storage facility  in Charleston, W.Va., Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.  The ban on tap water for parts of West Virginia was lifted on Monday, ending a crisis for a fraction of the 300,000 people who were told not to drink, wash or cook with water after a chemical spill tainted the water supply. Gov. Earl Tomblin made the announcement at a news conference, five days after people were told to use the water only to flush their toilets. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

US Senate hearing on W.Va. chemical spill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A U.S. Senate committee will hear testimony on the West Virginia chemical spill that left 300,000 people without cl…

FILE - This April 21, 2009 file photo shows historian and author Jon Meacham in New York. Meacham is apologizing for saying on “Morning Joe” that Franklin Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln did not attempt to “rebuild” the country through executive orders, which President Obama advocated earlier this week as an alternative to getting legislation enacted. He wrote in an email Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, to The Associated Press that he was at best “imprecise” and at worst “just plain wrong.”(AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)

Historian apologizes for comments on Obama

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer is apologizing for saying on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Franklin Roosevelt and Abraham L…

In this Wednesday Jan. 18, 2012 file photo, former US Senator John Warner speaks on the floor of the House of Delegates at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. On Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, Warner endorsed his Democratic successor, Sen. Mark Warner, who is being challenged by Ed Gillespie in in Virginia’s U.S. Senate race. The Warners are not related.This is the first time he has endorsed a Democrat outright. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Ex-GOP Sen. John Warner endorses Dem

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Republican Sen. John W. Warner, never bashful about defying the Virginia GOP establishment, endorsed his Democra…

In a Sept. 25, 2009 photo, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds spends time with his son Gus, left, on the road to Halifax, Va., between campaign events. Virginia State Police confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, that Creigh Deeds was stabbed multiple times and his son Gus, 24, was shot and killed at Deeds' Home in Bath County, Va., during a Tuesday morning assault. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Hyunsoo Leo Kim)

Creigh Deeds opens up about son’s death

VIRGINIA (WAVY) – For the first time, Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds is opening up about the death of his son. “I really don’t want Gus…