The percentage of Virginia public school students meeting reading, math and science Standards of Learning inched upward in the most recent school year. But state education officials say one continuing concern is the gap in SOL pass rates between white students and other groups. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.
WLNI Political Analyst Bob Denton says a new statewide poll suggests Donald Trump is going have a difficult time carrying Virginia in November, a state Trump likely needs to win the election. WFIR’s Evan Jones has more.
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State agriculture officials have issued an alert for the Asian Longhorned Beetle. It has not yet been seen in Virginia, but officials fear that if it does arrive, it could do great harm to valuable hardwood stands. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.
Click here for USDA information on the Asian Longhorned Beetle
UPDATE: From Hays, Kansas Police: The Hays Police Department has positively identified the female from our earlier media release as 30-year-old Stephanie J. Eggers out of Fulton, Mo. Originally, Eggers told officers she had no memory. Eggers later gave a detective false names. Throughout the investigation, Eggers lied to the detective and admitted that she had lied once confronted with her real identity. Substantial resources and effort were put forth to aid and identify Eggers, who has now been arrested for interference of a law enforcement officer for her actions hindering the investigation.
PREVIOUS:We don’t know if she is from this area — or anywhere in Virginia — but a woman found along a Kansas interstate wearing a Virginia Tech hoodie tells police she doesn’t know her name or how she got there. She was found this morning walking along Interstate 70 near Hays, and police there say she had been exposed to the elements for some time. They say it appears the woman has lost her entire memory.
Attorney General Mark Herring hopes a new program his department is launching will help both teens and police officers better interact with one another. The interactive program is designed to teach teens about their rights and responsibilities when they encounter law enforcement officers, whether it’s during a conversation or an arrest. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.
Lynchburg Police say two city teens are charged with a weekend armed robbery on Euclid Avenue. The victim tells police she was working on her car Saturday when two men approached her, and after helping her at first, one of them put a gun to her and grabbed her purse and cellphone. 18-year-old Sanchez Harris faces several counts, including robbery. De’Quone Roberson, also 18, faces accessory counts.
(Continue reading for the full Lynchburg Police news release.)