News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The Charlottesville Police Department has released figures that show it spent nearly $70,000 on a white nationalist rally that left one person dead and dozens injured. The money was spent on overtime for police officers, bottled water, food and batteries. The costs also included a consultation with a clinical psychologist to help prepare police for the rally.
MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Maria has weakened slightly as it moves northward in the Atlantic off the coast of the Carolinas. Maria's maximum sustained winds Tuesday morning are near 75 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria is expected to keep gradually weakening and is forecast to become a tropical storm Tuesday night or Wednesday.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A lawyer has been indicted on charges he embezzled more than $650,000 from the campaign fund of Virginia Senate Minority Leader Richard Saslaw. Sixty-eight-year-old David H. Miller of Fairfax made an initial appearance Monday in federal court in Alexandria. Miller is the husband of Linda Wallis, who was Saslaw's campaign treasurer. She is currently serving a nearly five-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to her role in the embezzlement scheme.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Two brothers have been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man and the wounding of a 16-year-old boy in Newport News last week. Police said they found two male gunshot victims Thursday night when they responded to a report of a shooting. They identified the deceased victim as Marvin Gordon of Newport News. The surviving victim remained hospitalized Monday with serious injuries.
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