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  • Va. man gets prison for heroin death

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A Harrisonburg man who sold a deadly dose of heroin has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The U.S. attorney's office says 31-year-old Jean Paul Alvarado was found guilty in May 2013 to a single charge of distributing heroin resulting in death. He was sentenced...

  • Coast Guard cutter heading home to Va. waters

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Coast Guard cutter is heading back to Virginia waters after intercepting more than $100 million in cocaine in the Caribbean. The Legare is scheduled to return to its Portsmouth homeport on Saturday after a 49-day patrol. The Caribbean patrol included two high seas...

  • U.Va. visitors to weigh tuition increases

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia Board of Visitors meets next week to set tuition rates for the next academic year. The U.Va. administration is proposing a 4.5 percent increase in tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduates. For out-of-state students, a 6 percent...

  • Md. urges awareness of invasive species

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Agriculture is urging residents to help reduce the spread of invasive species that pose a threat to agricultural and natural resources. The agency says April is Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month. The department says invasive...

  • Maryland gubernatorial candidates clash on economic policy

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — All three Democratic candidates in the governor's race agree Maryland's economic policies need work, but they disagree sharply about how much. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown praised the developments of the past seven years during a candidate forum Thursday evening at Towson...

  • McAuliffe, Warner donate funds tied to straw donor

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Sen Mark Warner are donating to charity funds tied to a wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. Sant Singh Chatwal pleaded guilty Thursday in New York to using straw donors to...

  • Va. base to be home for embassy training center

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Members of Virginia's congressional delegation say Fort Pickett will be the home of a training center for U.S. diplomatic personnel assigned to high-threat areas around the globe. The announcement was made Thursday by the Obama administration. The Fort Pickett facility...

  • Man killed in single-car crash

    BEALLSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police say a man was killed when his car left the road, hit a utility pole and overturned. It happened about 4 a.m. Thursday in Beallsville. Officers say a car driven by 58-year-old Kenneth James Lovelett was traveling east on Darnestown Road. Police...

  • Man convicted of killing 4 over drug stash

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Texas man has been convicted of fatally shooting four people, including two toddlers, after 60 pounds of marijuana went missing. Forty-seven-year-old Darrell Lynn Bellard of Dickinson, Texas, was convicted Thursday by a Prince George's County jury on four counts...

  • Pa. man sentenced for selling counterfeit goods

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to selling thousands of counterfeit goods, including military-grade integrated circuits, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Hao Yang of Bloomsburg, Pa., was also ordered to forfeit $59,000 in several bank...

  • Students object to Confederate flags on Va. campus

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of law students at Washington and Lee University is demanding the school banish the Confederate flag from its Lexington campus and repudiate one of its namesakes, Gen. Robert E. Lee. The students also want the private liberal arts college to end the practice of...

  • Howard County police chief announces retirement

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Howard County Police Chief William McMahon is retiring, after eight years in the post and 30 years in law enforcement. County Executive Ken Ulman announced McMahon's retirement on Thursday. He said the chief has made Howard County a better place. Ulman appointed...

  • Va. justices: Academic emails can be withheld

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative group's attempt to obtain a University of Virginia climate researcher's emails. The justices said retired Arlington Circuit Judge Paul Sheridan was right when he ruled that Michael Mann's emails are...

  • DC Council sues mayor over budget autonomy law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One branch of District of Columbia government sued another Thursday over how best to achieve a goal that both sides agree on: the ability of the city to spend its local tax dollars without authorization by Congress. The D.C. Council and Mayor Vincent Gray office both support...

  • McAuliffe shakes up Va. Port Authority board

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe is shaking up the Virginia Port Authority, which oversees the third-busiest seaport on the East Coast. McAuliffe announced Thursday at a news conference in Norfolk that he's replacing five members of the authority's board of commissioners in attempt...



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