Three local women have been appointed to statewide boards and commissions. Governor McAuliffe has selected Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Dede Smith on Virginia’s Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice. Smith (pictured) is a past chairwoman of the City School Board. The Governor has named Gloria Rockhold to the Virginia Latino Advisory Board. Rockhold has been working with Latino families who send their kids to the Albemarle schools. McAuliffe has also named Crozet resident Patricia Taylor to the Governor’s Advisory Board on Behavior Analysis.
President Dilma Rousseff lit the Olympic torch in Brazil's capital on Tuesday and pledged that political turmoil engulfing her nation would not harm the first Games to be held in South America.
Islamic State militants killed a U.S. serviceman in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defences and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months.
Health officials are urging us to take precautions against the Zika virus.
A search is underway for a man missing in Shenandoah National Park.