In our news wrap Wednesday, Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot dead by a former co-worker during an interview Wednesday morning. The gunman, Vester Lee Flanagan, shot himself after a highway chase. Also, James Holmes was formally sentenced to life in prison without parole for his deadly 2012 attack on a Colorado movie theater. Continue reading
State police said the suspected gunman who killed two members of a television news crew when he opened fire on them during a live broadcast, has been pronounced dead. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning against solitary confinement are counting on a powerful new ally in their quest to end the practice — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Continue reading
In 2013 archaeologists discovered the remains of four early colony leaders buried 400 years ago at the Jamestown settlement in Virginia. On top of one of the graves was a silver box resembling a religious artifact, presenting a mystery for researchers. Jeffrey Brown learns more from James Horn of the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Ten states will test new ways to get food stamp recipients back to work, using Agriculture Department grants aimed at helping some of the 46 million Americans who receive benefits move off the rolls. Continue reading
Scientists hope a new mapping model published this week that pinpoints where the endangered Carolina northern flying squirrel lives will help conservationists better focus efforts to protect it and its equally threatened habitat, the Appalachians’ red spruce forests. Continue reading
Sweet Briar College announced Tuesday that it is shutting down at the end of this academic year.
The University of Virginia has reinstated Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the heart of a Rolling Stone story involving an alleged gang rape, after Charlottesville police said they did not find “any substantive basis” for the allegations. Continue reading