WFIR’s Gene Marrano has an extended conversation with Froth owner Michael Carroll on his purchase of the coffee shop (from former owner Luke Higginbotham):
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is not entitled to more details on what they claim he did wrong. McDonnell’s lawyers have complained that the 14-count indictment in his public corruption case is too vague. They’re asking for a “bill of particulars” spelling out in more detail exactly how he allegedly broke the law. In court papers filed Monday, prosecutors urged a judge to reject the request. They said the indictment fairly apprises McDonnell of the charges, allows him to prepare a defense and enables him to avoid undue surprise at trial. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a health supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products.
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) _ Police in Danville are investigating the theft of more than $15,000 worth of manhole covers that were stolen from various parts of the city. Nearly 50 manhole covers have gone missing, including more than 30 covers that were taken from one area alone.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has awarded five grants for alcohol education and enforcement initiatives on Virginia college and university campuses. Officials say the grants totaling nearly $5,000 will support campus-based educational efforts of student organizations at the College of William & Mary, Randolph-Macon College, Roanoke College, Tidewater Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University. The money will fund programs that encourage safe spring break practices.