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Man's 'No-Brainer' Plea Deal Includes Vasectomy Requirement

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who has fathered children with several women has agreed to get a vasectomy to reduce his prison term by up to fi...

Spider-Man Battles... Potholes

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.13.2014 | Weird News

Spider-Man usually battles super villains like Doc Ock and Electro in the movies and comic books. But lately, a fan of the superhero has chosen mor...

Todd Van Luling

11 Awesome Things Even Virginians Don't Know About Virginia

HuffingtonPost.com | Todd Van Luling | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

You could search all the corners of Virginia, but you wouldn't find Baby in any of them.

Alleged Strip Club At Woman's Home Had Overpriced $2 Drinks

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.28.2014 | Weird News

What a strip-off. A woman allegedly ran an illegal strip club out of her Virginia home, but it wasn't the busts that got her busted -- it was her o...

Racist Easter Eggs Left On Lawn Outrage Parents

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.21.2014 | Crime

Parents in Henrico County, Va., were outraged Easter Sunday when they discovered Easter eggs with racist messages had been left on neighborhood lawns....

Man Who Peed In Co-worker's Coffee Ordered To Pay $5K

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.10.2014 | Weird News

A man who spiked a co-worker's coffee pot with his own urine has now been relieved of $5,001. On Monday, a jury in Culpeper County, Va., ordered Ja...

Virginia City May Repeal Law Requiring Streets To Be Named For Confederate Generals

AP | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Steeped in Civil War history, the northern Virginia city of Alexandria is considering repeal of an old law requiring certain ...

Police Say Angry Dad Shot At Daughter's Friends After Missed Curfew

David Lohr | Posted 10.17.2013 | Crime

An angry Virginia father allegedly held two teens at gunpoint and shot at their car when they brought his daughter home two hours past her designated ...

LOOK: Drone Crashes Into Crowd At Running Of The Bulls

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.26.2013 | Weird News

There were lots of ways we imagined people could get hurt during the first Pamplona-style bull-running event held in the United States. Being hit in t...

Man With World's Most Misleading Name Calls In Fake Bomb Threat

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.25.2013 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- What's in a name? In this case: irony. Joe Edwin Honesty was arrested for making a bomb threat at a Northern Virginia courthouse on W...

PHOTOS: Annual Pony Swim Brings Wild Horses Across Islands, Puts Them Up For Sale

Posted 07.24.2013 | Green

Every year, some 150 wild ponies are rounded up on Assateague Island, a small barrier island and wildlife refuge that is partly in Maryland and partly...

Need To Tell Your Fiance It's Over?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.20.2013 | DC

Pushing back that wedding day because something has come up? Have you and your significant other decided not to say "I do?" Want to break off yo...

Snakes Cause More Problems Around Nation's Capital

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.15.2013 | DC

The D.C. area is slithering into all kinds of snake-related problems. First we have snakes terrifying area parents, by falling from trees into Was...

Runaway Pregnant Cow Captured In D.C. Suburbs

AP | Posted 09.14.2013 | DC

CENTREVILLE, Va. (AP) — A wayward, pregnant cow that had been roaming the streets and backyards of a Washington, D.C., suburb after escaping her far...

GPS Leads Florida Man To...

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.11.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- GPS devices can sure be helpful, sometimes. A Florida man reportedly drove a rental car containing his wife and kids about a mile dow...

PHOTOS: We Love The 'Black Widow'!

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.09.2013 | DC

Can you eat more than 36 and three-quarters hot dogs in ten minutes? We didn't think so. That's the number of hot dogs that Sonya "The Black Wid...

Man Charged WIth Impersonating Homeland Security Officer In Bizarre Scheme

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Frank Green | Posted 09.02.2013 | DC

A Petersburg man who forged a federal judge's signature was allowed to remain free for mental health treatment that apparently has been less than succ...

Drive-Thru Funeral Viewings Come To Virginia

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 07.02.2013 | DC

Ever wished that you didn't have to leave your car to view a loved one who has died? A Virginia funeral home, Farmville's Oliver & Eggleston Funer...

LOOK: World's Biggest Cat Lovers Selling Cat Palace, Moving To Washington

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.20.2013 | DC

Roll out your welcome scratching poles. A very mewly caravan is on its way toward Washington. Bob Walker and Frances Mooney's home -- The Cats' Hou...

Fairfax 'Butt Slasher' Pleads Guilty To Cutting Women's Backsides

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | DC

FAIRFAX, Va. -- A former day laborer has pleaded guilty to sneaking up on multiple women in northern Virginia and cutting their backsides with a razor...

Bigamist Sentenced For Swindling Superstar DJ Out Of $90K

Posted 06.10.2013 | DC

After stealing thousands of dollars from a parent (and international superstar DJ) whose child had cancer, Kristin Marie Gardner Jeffries Kelly Kurt w...

Mom Jailed For Showing Skin To School Bus

Posted 05.25.2013 | Weird News

Sometimes the moon isn't too bright. Lisa Grant, a Virginia mom, will spend her upcoming weekends behind bars because she mooned a school bus full ...

Bizarre Landmark Owned By Thomas Jefferson Goes On The Market

AP | Posted 05.24.2013 | DC

ROANOKE, Va. -- A Virginia landmark and tourism attraction once owned by Thomas Jefferson is up for sale. The privately owned Natural Bridge, north o...

Dispute About Washing Machine Noise Leads To Aggravated Assault Arrest

Richmond Times-Dispatch | | Posted 07.13.2013 | DC

RICHMOND -- Police said a dispute among South Richmond neighbors about a washing machine's noise escalated into a pepper spray incident that ended wit...

Spider Thieves Sentenced To Jail

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Bill McKelway | Posted 06.26.2013 | DC

There are worse things than being banned for life from Lakeside's Beasts and Bugs pet shop. Especially if you get squeamish around burrow-loving king...