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Revolver Found In Carry-On At CHO

Jun 28, 2017 -- 7:58pm

TSA agents caught a man trying to board a plane with a pistol at CHO Airport Wednesday morning.

A Rockbridge County man was cited on weapons charges after a .22 caliber revolver was found in his carry-on bag.

This is the second firearm confiscated at the airport this year.

The TSA says people caught bringing firearms on a plane face criminal charges and fines up to $12,000.

Guns can be transported unloaded in checked baggage, but must be declared to the airline.

Computers Down At Monticello

Jun 28, 2017 -- 7:53pm

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation says its phones and computer systems are down.

The organization says it is still open, but employees have to process payments manually, and tickets can not be booked online.

Monticello and the UNESCO World Heritage Center are still open for people to show up in person.

The group says it does not currently know the cause of the disruption.

New Laws Coming

Jun 28, 2017 -- 10:13am

 

 

 

 

(Metro) Several new Virginia laws are taking effect. 

They include allowing alcohol sales in theaters and requiring daycares to perform stricter background checks. 

Two other laws are designed to combat bullying. 

They all go into effect on Saturday, July 1st.

 

Million Dollar Lottery Ticket Set To Expire

Jun 28, 2017 -- 8:41am

 

 

 

 

(Metro) Someone in Richmond who's sitting on a million dollars doesn't know it, and that million bucks could be gone before the weekend. 

A New Year's Millionaire Raffle ticket worth a million dollars was sold at the 7-Eleven store on West Broad Street, but it hasn't been claimed yet and it expires six months after the drawing. 

So, as of right now, ticket number 111002 is worth one-million dollars. 

But if it isn't brought to the Virginia Lottery office by 5 p.m. Friday, it will be worth exactly nothing. 

Now may be a good time to check your pockets, purse, or glove compartment.

High-Proof Alcohol Coming To Va. ABC

Jun 28, 2017 -- 8:12am

 

 

 

(Metro) Stiff drinks will get stiffer in the commonwealth this weekend. 

Virginia ABC stores will be allowed to sell stronger alcohol starting July 1st, this coming Saturday. 

College officials have voiced concerns about the new law, which allows stores to stock alcohol as strong as 151 proof, including Everclear. 

Supporters of the new law point out that ABC stores can keep the stronger stuff away from college towns.

JMU Student Sentenced For Ballot Stuffing

Jun 28, 2017 -- 8:08am

 

 

 

 

(Metro) A James Madison University student is on his way prison for registering dead people to vote. 

James Spiels of Harrisonburg pleaded guilty in federal court to filing voter fraudulent registration applications last August for 18 people. 

Spiels told the court last week he did it to help a co-worker reach a registration quota. 

Local election officials noticed applications that included one for the deceased father of a Rockingham County judge. 

The 21-year-old Spiels will spend 100 to 120 days in federal custody. 

 

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