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McAuliffe Says Virginia's Economy in "Perilous Situation"

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Virginia's economy is in a dangerous situation alluding to threats of federal defense cuts.

McAuliffe is considering removing tax relief programs in hopes of balancing the state budget.

He and state lawmakers met with heads of several large companies Monday to discuss the economic position of Virginia.

Next month McAuliffe plans to introduce a spending plan to bridge the $322 million budget gap saying he is open to implementing a program that partially offsets Virginia's car tax.

Defense Secretary Steps Down

(Metro) Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down.  Virginia Representative Randy Forbes says there is a reason why Hagel is leaving.

Hagel's resignation comes at a critical time as the U.S. ratchets-up involvement in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.  At the same time, U.S. troops are also being deployed to help out in the fight against Ebola in West Africa. 

No word yet on who the President intends to nominate to replace the former Republican senator from Nebraska and decorated Vietnam War veteran.

CATEC Students Prepare Meals During Annual Thanksgiving Fundraiser

Students in the Culinary Arts program at CATEC prepare meals for annual Thanksgiving fundraiser.

City Prepares for Grand Illumination

The annual community event will take place in front of the Christmas tree at the Central Place on the Downtown Mall Friday, November 28.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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'Hoos Beat Seahawks, Advance in NCAA Tournament

The Virgnia men's soccer team is back in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

'Hoos Dominate Tennessee State

The Virginia men's basketball team saved its most dominating performance for the final game of its longest homestand of the season.

'Hoos Keep Bowl Hopes Alive with Win

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Canaan Severin made a spectacular touchdown catch and Virginia dominated after halftime and kept its bowl hopes alive for one more week, beating Miami 30-13 in its home finale on Saturday night.

'Hoos on the Rise in National Polls

Thanks to the first 4-0 start of the Tony Bennett era, the Virginia basketball team is on the move in both national polls this week.

NATIONAL NEWS

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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7 killed in rebel attack on house of Yemen leader

Yemeni Shiite rebels attacked and occupied the seat of power of an influential tribe in the capital Wednesday, following clashes that killed six of the guards and one fighter, security officials and rebel media said.

Passengers in Russia's Arctic give airliner a push in sub-zero temperatures

In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway.

Dutch open 'Blue Energy' plant to generate electricity where fresh and salt water meet

Dutch researchers are seeking to add a new, largely untapped renewable energy source to the world's energy mix with the opening of a "Blue Energy" test facility on Wednesday.

Putin's tiger kills 15 goats in China

A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on edge.

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