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By: Ryan Nobles The waiting game has begun. After five weeks of testimony and arguments, the jury in the corruption trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell are deliberating. This is the most important stage of the trial.. but today has been pretty uneventful. We are all just sitting and waiting.... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Decision Virginia
By Paul Goldman Editor's note: Paul Goldman is a guest columnist for DecisionVirginia.com. The views expressed below are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NBC12. “The verdict today completely exonerating the defendants finally exposes what should have been self-evident, namely the Obama Administration’s abuse of power... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Decision Virginia
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By Paul Goldman Editor's note: Paul Goldman is a guest columnist for DecisionVirginia.com. The views expressed below are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NBC12. Almost all of the prosecution’s own witnesses, except for law enforcement officials, don’t believe Bob and Maureen McDonnell are criminals. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Decision Virginia
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By: Ryan Nobles The fate of former governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will soon be in the hands of a jury. It was an electrifying day in the courthouse. Unshackled from the meticulous process of witness testimony- four lawyers made a emotional pleas to the jury. The last... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Decision Virginia
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By Karla Redditte I have two words for you- Jason. Derulo. Now that I have your attention, keep reading. The handsome pop star kicks off four days of the "End of Summer Music Festival" at Kings Dominion this Labor Day weekend! The festival features different genres of music each day... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at 12 About Town
By Paul Goldman Editor's note: Paul Goldman is a guest columnist for DecisionVirginia.com. The views expressed below are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NBC12. There is a big difference between a just verdict and a just result. Are both likely in this case? I don’t... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Decision Virginia
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By: Ryan Nobles The judge settled on final jury instructions setting the stage for closing arguments in the federal corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. For five weeks in the heat of an August summer in Virginia the beat of the McDonnell trial has continued... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Decision Virginia
By Paul Goldman Editor's note: Paul Goldman is a guest columnist for DecisionVirginia.com. The views expressed below are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NBC12. The contrast late yesterday between the smiling prosecutors and tight-lipped defense attorneys spoke volumes. The defense knows it needs a powerfully... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Decision Virginia
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By: Ryan Nobles Washington Redskins Owner Daniel Snyder has met with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) to discuss the potential of building a new stadium for the NFL football team in Virginia. Multiple sources have confirmed the meeting to NBC12. In an interview with CSN, Snyder said that the team... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Decision Virginia
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By: Ryan Nobles The defense has rested its case. The federal corruption trial against Bob McDonnell and his wife is entering the homestretch. On Wednesday, Mrs. McDonnell's team got to make their arguments. This trial has gone 23 days now with Maureen McDonnell's team needing only one day to make... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Decision Virginia
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By Karla Redditte There are lots of things to do in a park - walk, run, eat...you get my drift. This Saturday, you can add "enjoy opera music" to the list! The Virginia Opera kicks off its 40th aniversary season with the 2nd annual "Opera in the Park." It will... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at 12 About Town
By Paul Goldman Editor's note: Paul Goldman is a guest columnist for DecisionVirginia.com. The views expressed below are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NBC12. Having now heard the prosecutors both present their case and cross-examine the main defendant, the news media naturally asks the question:... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Decision Virginia
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By: Ryan Nobles Two days of bruising cross examination are finally complete for former Gov. Bob McDonnell. He had to rigidly account for every aspect of his relationship with Jonnie Williams. McDonnell answered all the questions but we won't know until there is a verdict if the jury believed what... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Decision Virginia
By Paul Goldman Editor's note: Paul Goldman is a guest columnist for DecisionVirginia.com. The views expressed below are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NBC12. It was Groundhog Day v. Hogans Heroes in federal court yesterday. Groundhog Day is the title to Bill Murray’s hilarious flick... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Decision Virginia
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By: Ryan Nobles For the first time prosecutors got their chance to ask Bob McDonnell the tough questions about his relationship with Jonnie Williams. It was often dense, filled with in-depth questions from the lead prosecutor. The goal? destroy the credibility of the once popular former governor of Virginia. It... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Decision Virginia
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Image Courtesy: hokiesports.com I realize predictions don't mean anything and all they really do is give people plenty of ammo for when December rolls around and I'm wrong, but at the very least, predictions are fun. Here is how I see our teams doing this coming football season. As always,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Marc Madness
By Paul Goldman Editor's note: Paul Goldman is a guest columnist for DecisionVirginia.com. The views expressed below are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NBC12. Means, oppportunity, and motive. These criminal prosecution factors are well-known. The government’s case on the 11 public corruption counts boils down... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Decision Virginia
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BY MIKE VALERIO: After more than two days detailing deceptions and secrets kept by former First Lady Maureen McDonnell, former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell said late Friday he does not blame his wife for the soap opera drama that has captivated the Commonwealth and much of the country. “Do you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Decision Virginia
By Paul Goldman Editor's note: Paul Goldman is a guest columnist for DecisionVirginia.com. The views expressed below are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NBC12. Gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell ran as the “family values” candidate with a set of rigid moral principles using his wife to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Decision Virginia
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BY: MIKE VALERIO: It's the most dramatic day of testimony yet - with an emotional former Governor Bob McDonnell saying his wife is responsible for one of the lowest points in his life. The governor choked up on the stand early Thursday, as he began to tell jurors about a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Decision Virginia
By Paul Goldman Editor's note: Paul Goldman is a guest columnist for DecisionVirginia.com. The views expressed below are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NBC12. It is considered the “most stupendous home run in the history of baseball” according to a sportswriter in reviewing the terrific... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Decision Virginia
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By: Ryan Nobles It is a bold-- but risky move. Attorneys for Bob McDonnell said he would take the stand during their opening arguments.. and that is exactly what happened today. You could easily argue this was the most important moment in this trial. He's been promising since day one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Decision Virginia
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The Goochland Drive-In Theater is holding a charitable Robin Williams Tribute movie presentation. Tonight and tomorrow, the theater is showing a double feature: "JUMANJI" and "PATCH ADAMS". The cost is $15 per carload, and 30% of proceeds will benefit two charities close to Robin's heart: - St. Jude Children's Research... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at 12 About Town
By Paul Goldman Editor's note: Paul Goldman is a guest columnist for DecisionVirginia.com. The views expressed below are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NBC12. To quote Tina Turner: What does love have to do with it? Remember gubernatorial hopeful Bob McDonnell running as the “family... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Decision Virginia
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I care. You care. They care. We care. I just made up this slogan, but it sums up the idea behind the annual WE CARE Festival. WE CARE is an acronym for Wellness, Education, Community Awareness,, and Resident Empowerment. The one-day event highlights the importance of community, showing that we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at 12 About Town