News

Closer Look At Puckett Resignation

Closer Look At  Puckett Resignation

Photo: WINA

Federal prosecutors want records from the Virginia Tobacco Commission related to former State Senator Phil Puckett’s recent resignation, which is already under investigation by the FBI. The commission released copies of two subpoenas to the Associated Press in response to a FOIA request. One subpoena ordered commission interim director Tim Pfohl to appear before a grand jury next Tuesday. The second subpoena requested various documents involving Puckett dating back to June 1st of last year. Puckett, who’s a Democrat, shocked Virginia’s political world earlier this month by abruptly resigning. That move flipped control of the State Senate to Republicans. Puckett was in line for a potential high-level job at the GOP-controlled Virginia Tobacco Commission at the time of his resignation. He later withdrew his name from consideration. Puckett has denied any wrongdoing, but he’s also hired an attorney.

Latest Stories

9 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Pedestrian Struck On McIntire Road

Updated
UVA Hospital 2 (RG)

A male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Sunday morning, and he's in critical condition at the UVA Medical Center.

9 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Police Investigate Robbery Behind Corner

Charlottesville Police Car Black and White

City Police are investigating a Saturday morning robbery in a parking lot behind the UVA Corner business district.

11 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Police Tally Foxfield Arrest Totals

Updated
Foxfield Races Horses 042509 (RG)

Albemarle Police have preliminary totals from the arrests during the spring running of the Foxfield races.

12 hours ago in Entertainment, Lifestyle

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate this May

birthday

On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

16 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

Cuccinelli Won’t Run In 2017

Haley Nicki Cuccinelli Ken 101613 CC

Former State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has told fellow Republicans he will not run for governor in 2017.