Latest Monticello Items
  • Report on armed male prompts Iowa school lockdown

    A 17-year-old carrying two knives was taken into custody after schools in an eastern Iowa city were locked down.

  • Catskills town sees casino as a good bet

    Developers of a proposed Catskills casino say they have received a resolution of support from local lawmakers.

  • NRC official urges fixes at Monticello

    Xcel Energy should work to improve the "degraded" performance of its Monticello nuclear plant, a top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official said.

  • Man charged in daughter's death, lewd behavior

    Authorities say a Florida Panhandle man was having an affair with the 13-year-old girl who accidentally backed over his 6-year-old daughter with a truck.

  • French President Francois Hollande walks down the stairs from his plane upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday Feb. 10,  2014, for a three-day visit to U.S.  ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    French leader opens unusual state visit to US

    Celebrating the long-standing ties between their nations, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande on Monday toured the sweeping Virginia estate owned by Thomas Jefferson, the former American president and famed Francophile. Obama's rare out-of-town trip with a foreign leader opened two days of events marking Hollande's state visit to the United States.

  • Former Wyo. and Ind. hospital chief gets 10 years

    A former administrator who pleaded guilty to defrauding hospitals in Wyoming and Indiana must serve more than 10 years in prison, a federal judge ordered Monday.

  • Man charged after daughter run over by truck

    A Florida Panhandle man has been charged in the death of his 6-year-old daughter, who authorities say was run over by a truck.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Martha Jefferson Randolph'

    Thomas Jefferson's elder daughter and only long-surviving child, Martha, deserves a biography for two reasons, says historian Cynthia A. Kierner, the author of this prodigiously researched and beautifully written book.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'A Rich Spot of Earth'

    Most Americans celebrate Thomas Jefferson as the author of the Declaration of Independence and one of the illustrious Founding Fathers who ornamented the presidency in our republic's fledgling years. Famously, though, the accomplishments he chose for his grave were authoring the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom and founding the University of Virginia.

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