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  • Cold Harbor Battlefield prescribed burns planned

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service is planning to conduct prescribed burns at the Cold Harbor Battlefield unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Officials say the burn will take place in late September or early October on about 20 acres at Cold Harbor in Hanover County. The...

  • Va. seeks volunteers for U.Va. student search

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State emergency management officials are seeking volunteers for what they call a mass search Saturday for a missing University of Virginia student. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is organizing search volunteers in hopes of finding leads in the disappearance...

  • Virginia teen sentenced in parents' slayings

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk teenager convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of his parents has been sentenced to 25 years and 10 months in prison. Seventeen-year-old Vincent T. Parker was sentenced Thursday in Norfolk Circuit Court. He pleaded guilty in May before he was scheduled...

  • Va. records first case of horse with EEE

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has its first confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the 2-year-old Arabian from Suffolk was vaccinated more than a year ago but was not revaccinated this year. The disease has a mortality...

  • Va. corrections officials tout offender training

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Department of Corrections program is training nonviolent offenders for a career in wastewater treatment. Eleven apprentices have completed the year-long program and 10 have passed the Class 4 wastewater certification and received an operator's license. At least...

  • Local Va. tourism gets $850,000 boost

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than $850,000 in matching grant money is headed to 46 local tourism initiatives to help regional tourism officials attract more visitors. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the funding as part of Virginia Tourism Corp.'s marketing leverage program. Under the program, local...

  • Va. museum projects get $1 million in grants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Six museum projects in Virginia are sharing $1 million in grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The funding is intended to support learning experiences, engage the community and make collections more accessible. Another goal is to safeguard the state's...

  • Arena Stage opens season with 'The Shoplifters'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Arena Stage is opening its new theater season with the premiere of the new comedy "The Shoplifters" about society's haves, and have-nots and how much they have in common. Jayne Houdyshell from Broadway's "Romeo and Juliet" and "Follies" stars in the new comedy and is making...

  • Georgetown student died of bacterial meningitis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Georgetown student who died after contracting meningitis had the most serious form of the infection. In a letter to parents, students and staff sent late Thursday, the university says that sophomore Andrea Jaime died of bacterial meningitis on Tuesday. That type of...

  • Officials to discuss recovery of fox squirrel

    CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — Maryland and federal officials are scheduled to talk about recovery efforts of the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel. Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to join U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell at the announcement Friday at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in...

  • Foes of political redistricting process to relay

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Opponents of Maryland's congressional redistricting process are holding a 225-mile relay this weekend to call attention to gerrymandering. The Gerrymander Meander begins Friday. Gerrymandering is the process in which state officials draw congressional districts to help their...

  • DC mayoral candidates clash over education

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's mayoral candidates clashed over proposals to improve the city's public schools in their first general-election debate, with the Democratic nominee characterizing her independent challenger as a loose cannon whose approach would lead to "ping-pongs in leadership."...

  • Baltimore church damaged in 3-alarm fire

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze at a northeast Baltimore church. The fire at the All Saints Evangelical Lutheran Church was reported about 3 p.m. Thursday. Firefighters say the blaze broke out in the basement, and smoke could be seen billowing out the front doors. No...

  • Maryland, Sparrows Point owner agree on cleanup

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland and the new owner of the old Bethlehem Steel mill site have signed an agreement to clean up the Baltimore County site and clear the way for redevelopment. The Maryland Department of the Environment and Sparrows Point Terminal LLC signed an agreement on Thursday in...

  • No Medicaid action in special Va. session

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There was plenty of talking but little action Thursday as Virginia state lawmakers held special session to discuss whether the state's Medicaid program should expand. Republican leaders, who have stymied Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's efforts to expand Medicaid...



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