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  • Dominion installing solar project in central Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power is planning to install nearly 2,500 solar panels at a Capital One facility in Chester. The Richmond-based energy provider says it will be the first ground-mounted solar energy system in central Virginia. Officials say the system will be capable of...

  • Md. officer suspended after alleged assault

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Prince George's police officer has been suspended after being charged with assault. The department says probationary officer Themis Speis was involved in a domestic situation and that an unnamed victim was treated at a hospital for minor injuries. An attorney is...

  • Va. department wins national procurement award

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Department of General Services has received a national award for the state's electronic procurement system. The department says it received the George Cronin Award for Procurement Excellence from the National Association of State Procurement Officials last week...

  • Baltimore mayor cancels appearances over illness

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has canceled her public appearances Monday as she recovers from a respiratory infection. The mayor's office says the 44-year-old was taken by ambulance to the hospital Saturday night after complaining of shortness of breath and chest...

  • Arts program moves from Kennedy Center to UMd.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An arts management training program has moved from the Kennedy Center to the University of Maryland, along with the arts center's former chief executive. Michael Kaiser, the former Kennedy Center president, has joined the university as a professor. Kaiser will lead the DeVos...

  • SCHEV hits the road for annual presidents meeting

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia is taking a road trip. The council will hold its annual joint meeting with the Council of Presidents on Monday and Tuesday at James Madison University. The meeting comes at a critical time for higher education in...

  • Distracted driving conference set in Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Potential solutions for distracted driving will be discussed at a conference in Richmond. The 2014 Virginia Distracted Driving Summit will be held Monday and Tuesday at the Westin Richmond. The conference organized by the nonprofit group Drive Smart Virginia will focus on...

  • 1 killed, 3 hurt in Norfolk shooting

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Norfolk are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and three others injured. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1tUtXCj) reports officers responded to reports of gunshots early Sunday in a residential area near a high school. Police say in a news release...

  • Va. gov to release details on budget cut agreement

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to release details on budget cuts for the next two years. McAuliffe and leaders of the General Assembly are scheduled to attend a news conference on the agreement Monday. McAuliffe announced the agreement Saturday after appearing at the...

  • Rep. Ruppersberger to tour cybersecurity companies

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will be touring Baltimore cybersecurity businesses. Ruppersberger, a Maryland Democrat, will tour Maddrix on Monday. It's one of only seven companies nationwide that is accredited by the National Security Agency to respond to cyber attacks on...

  • Md. agency gives workers day off due to bedbugs

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Department of the Environment is giving some employees the day off after bedbugs were discovered in a portion of the agency's headquarters building in Baltimore. Agency spokesman Jay Apperson says employees who work on one floor of the building were granted...

  • DC police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Georgia Avenue in northwest Washington. District of Columbia police say the man was struck about 3:15 a.m. Sunday by a dark color, four-door Chrysler sedan. It happened near Georgia Avenue and Girard Street. Police...

  • Secretariat's birthplace to host mustang event

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — The birthplace of Triple Crown great Secretariat will welcome a wild horse training competition next spring. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1qUQGut) reports The Meadow Event Park in Doswell will host an Extreme Mustang Makeover. It will be held in conjunction with the...

  • Baltimore mayor hospitalized amid city celebration

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is in the hospital after she was taken there by ambulance from the city's Star-Spangled Banner celebration. The mayor's office says Rawlings-Blake was taken to the hospital Saturday night for shortness of breath and chest pains....

  • AAA: Gas prices should decline in September

    BALTIMORE (AP) — AAA says a switch to less expensive winter-blend gasoline should bring some relief to drivers for the second half of September. The auto club says the switch to cheaper fuel is scheduled for Monday. Ahead of the change, the national average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline was...



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