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McDonnell Asks For Acquittal

(Metro) Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell asked the federal judge to acquit him of his conviction on public corruption charges.

McDonnell asked to be granted a new trial, stating the guilty verdicts stemmed from "insufficient evidence" during the proceedings. 

Experts said United States District Court Judge James Spencer will likely reject McDonnell's call for acquittal, but the former governor can still appeal his case after sentencing scheduled January 6th.

Nelson Tunnel To Be Converted

Nelson County officials are beginning restoration of the Blue Ridge Tunnel.

Phase I involves the parking area and trailhead near the old Afton Depot and the construction of a pedestrian and bicycle trail along the original rail bed that was built in the 1850’s.

Work will is set to begin Monday, Sept. 29, and is scheduled to be completed by February 2015.


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