Obituary – Vergel Amos Maness

Vergel Amos Maness, 80, of Richmond, entered Eternal Rest on Thursday, February 8, 2018. He was the son of the late Loice and Martha Maness and was preceded in death by his daughter, Katherine Maness; and his brother, Jonney Maness. He is survived by his loving wife, Alyne Maness; sons, Jonathen and Vergel; grandchildren, Vergel Allen Maness, Joshua Pritt, Benjamin […]

Obituary – Eugene Nordeck Strohkorb

Eugene Nordeck Strohkorb, 91, of Henrico, passed away February 6, 2018. Born in Norfolk, Va., he was the son of the late Hans and Maud Strohkorb. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Roberts Strohkorb; three children, Lockie S. Harris (Bruce), Carolyn S. Frasier and Roxie S. Pedroli (Carlton); and three grandchildren, William N. Harris, Attilio P. Pedroli and Kathryn […]

Obituary – Jennie Laudani

Jennie Laudani, 95, of Glen Allen, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Anthony Nicholas Laudani. She is survived by a daughter, Donna Dougherty (Tom); son, Steven Laudani (Nena); grandchildren, Tommy Dougherty, Kevin Dougherty, Laurie Appel, Nicole Davis, Brittny Laudani; great-grandchildren, Anthony Dougherty, Emily Dougherty, Greydon Davis, Sienna […]

Obituary – Everett Russell Amos

Everett Russell Amos, 97, of Glen Allen, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Russell Amos and Stella Rebecca Amos; siblings, Susie Amos Powers, Harry Amos, Emma Amos, John Amos, Carl Amos and Stella Amos Parrott. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bonnie Amos; four children, Sharon Amos, Barry […]

Obituary – Marjorie Hatch Ritter

Marjorie Hatch Ritter, of Henrico, Va., passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018. She was preceded in death by her brother, John Hatch; and nephew, Randy Hatch. She is survived by her beloved husband of 72 years, Fred Ritter; her children, Richard (Paula) Ritter, Julie (Ricky) Lawson, John (Sheila) Ritter; her grandchildren, Angela McKinney, Diane Wilson, Brittany Santeere and Billy Lawson; […]

Obituary – James Pope Hutchison, Jr.

James Pope Hutchison, Jr., of Henrico Va., passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018, days before his 93rd birthday. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Dunivant Hutchison; siblings, Marion Hutchison and Mildred Moore. He is survived by his children, Beverly Tremblay (Robert), James Hutchison III (Betty), Robert Hutchison (Judy); grandchildren, Michael Hutchison, Laura McDonald, Mary Anne Hutchison, Stephen […]

Virginia likely to allow expansion of medical marijuana use

Virginia inched closer to greatly expanding medical marijuana use this week after legislation passed the Senate with unanimous support – three days after its companion bill was likewise approved by the House of Delegates. SB 726, which passed 38-0 on Monday, would let doctors issue certifications for patients to use cannabis oil to treat the symptoms of diagnosed conditions or […]

Panel nixes using cameras to catch speeders in school zones

Despite no public opposition, a House subcommittee defeated a bill Thursday to allow the use of cameras to monitor speeding in school zones. The House Militia, Police and Public Safety subcommittee voted 6-0 to “pass by indefinitely” House Bill 1021, which would have allowed the installation of cameras to automatically take photos of individuals driving at least 12 mph over […]

Nonpartisan initiative targets ‘legalized corruption’ in Virginia politics

Efforts to fight what some call “legalized corruption” in the Virginia General Assembly were announced Thursday by the Clean Virginia Project, a new nonpartisan initiative seeking to curb Dominion Energy’s financial influence on Virginia lawmakers. The group called on lawmakers to refuse donations from Dominion Energy, the state’s largest electric utility, and offered to make political contributions to those who […]

House OKs limiting school suspensions to 45 days

Virginia students who break school rules may no longer face the possibility of a yearlong suspension under legislation approved by the House of Delegates to address what some lawmakers call the “school-to-prison pipeline.” House Bill 1600, which passed 84-15 on Tuesday, would reduce the maximum length of a suspension from 364 days to 45 days. It is one of several […]