West Virginia

Verdicts in Steubenville high school rape trial – U.S. News

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins, The Associated Press

Two Ohio high school football players have been found guilty of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl in a case that roiled a small city and stirred reaction from activists online.

Judge Thomas Lipps ruled Sunday in juvenile court that Steubenville High School students Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond are guilty of attacking the girl after an alcohol-fueled party last August.

The 17-year-old Mays and 16-year-old Richmond were charged with digitally penetrating the West Virginia girl, first in a car and then in a house.

via Verdicts in Steubenville high school rape trial – U.S. News.

 

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Lou Myers Dead — Mr. Vernon Gaines From ‘A Different World’ Dies at 77 | TMZ.com

Lou Myers

The President of Lou’s non-profit tells TMZ, Lou passed away last night in West Virginia at the Charleston Medical Center following a heart-related emergency.

Lou was hospitalized in December for pneumonia but released after New Year‘s. He collapsed at home a few weeks later and was hospitalized again.

via Lou Myers Dead — Mr. Vernon Gaines From ‘A Different World’ Dies at 77 | TMZ.com.

 

Virginia Senate GOP, under fire for remap tactic, playing “plantation politics”

Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown/Associated Press - Sen. A. Donald McEachin, D-Henrico, angrily accused the Republican members of the Senate of “plantation politics” Tuesday Jan. 22, 2013 in Richmond, Va., regarding the vote Monday on a redistricting plan passed in the Senate in Richmond.

Despair over the partisan rift was so deep that many lawmakers of both parties compared the damage to the 2001 session, the only one in modern Virginia history to adjourn without finishing work on the state budget.

via Virginia Senate GOP, under fire for remap tactic, playing “plantation politics”.