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Sen. Adam P. Ebbin, D-Alexandria, left, looks down as Andrew Goddard, right, whose son, Colin Goddard, survived the Virginia Tech massacre, finished speaking in support of one of Ebbin's gun-related bills during a meeting of the Senate Courts of Justice committee at the General Assembly Building in Richmond, Va., Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

Virginia Senate panel shoots down gun control bills

- The Washington Times

A Virginia Senate panel on Monday killed several gun control initiatives pushed by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, including bills to require universal background checks on gun show sales and reinstatement of the state’s recently-lifted ban on purchasing more than one handgun per month.

Richard G. Sterne, Jr.

D.C. fire chief demoted in beer case to be reinstated

- The Washington Times

An arbitrator has ordered the D.C. fire department to reverse former Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe’s demotion of a 33-year veteran employee over his handling of an internal disciplinary matter involving beer found in a fire house.

Bros. Landreth

Catch a rising star in alt-country as Bros. Landreth band releases debut album

Yes, we know we’re harping on this band of brothers — and we’ll give it a rest after this — but we don’t want you to miss out on musicians who capture the attention of critics at Billboard, CMT and beyond, thus proving they were no Americana Music Association flash in the pan. Consider this your last call to see a band on the path to hitting it big.

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