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  • Richmond developer gets 20 years in fraud case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Richmond developer who fraudulently obtained historic tax credits and then plotted to flee the country has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. U.S. District Judge John Gibney sentenced Billy Gene Jefferson on Tuesday. According to court papers, Jefferson was...

  • Chesapeake Bay states getting US funding for bay

    ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials announced nearly $10 million in grants Tuesday to help the Chesapeake Bay states keep pollution from flowing into the battered estuary. The money, through the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, is targeted at 45 projects and will leverage more than $19.6...

  • VIDEO: Sen. Tim Kaine pushes stronger congressional authorization for airstrikes

    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said Tuesday Congress needs to take its responsibility to authorize military action more seriously and if it doesn't, it'll set a precedent for future White House administrations to attempt to bypass congressional authorization.

  • Webb 'seriously looking' at 2016 bid

    During his speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, the former secretary of the Navy said he is "seriously looking at the possibility of running for president."

  • Ex-Danville guard pleads to stealing inmates' mail

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former correctional officer faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing inmates' mail. U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy's office says 33-year-old Ezra Lamont Price of Danville pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft of mail. Price formerly was a...

  • Gillespie remains bullish about Virginia

    Few people give Ed Gillespie much of a chance in Virginia's Senate race -- except Gillespie himself.

  • Norfolk International Airport traffic declines

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk International Airport is reporting a decrease in passenger activity for August. The airport says it experienced a nearly 8 percent drop in the number of passengers who used the airport in August compared with the same month the previous year. Overall, nearly 275,000...

  • Probation officer gets 18 months on sex charges

    STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia probation officer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for having sex with probationers. The state attorney general's office says Meaghan Marie Fields of Buena Vista was sentenced Monday in Staunton Circuit Court. Fields had entered an Alford plea in...

  • Chesapeake Bay states to get US funding for bay

    ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials are heading to Ashland to announce nearly $9 million in grants from the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund. The funding being announced Tuesday for Virginia, West Virginia and other states within the bay's estuary are intended to reduce polluted nutrient and...

  • Norfolk chief orders body cameras for officers

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police officers in Norfolk could soon be outfitted with body cameras. Police chief Mike Goldsmith has ordered 300 cameras for the department's officers. Media outlets report that Goldsmith announced the purchase Monday night at the City Council's annual retreat and at an Old...

  • Proposed 460 toll route unlikely, official says

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne says the state likely won't get a permit to build a new toll road next to U.S Route 460. The Virginia Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft...

  • Va. speaker blocks approval of Dem appointments

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell is blocking the appointments of three recently resigned Democratic state lawmakers who took new jobs in state government. Howell's office announced Monday that the speaker won't allow the House of Delegates to confirm the...

  • White House intruder previously charged with weapons possession

    The man accused of breaching security and making it inside the White House Friday had two previous encounters with Washington, D.C., police and was arrested in Virginia in July and charged with eluding police and possession of a sniper rifle and a sawed-off shotgun.

  • Alcohol sales up at Va. ABC stores, restaurants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginians bought more alcohol in the state's beverage control stores and restaurants as the state agency again saw record sales in the last fiscal year. The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said it has seen sales increase to record-breaking levels...

  • 5 cheetah cubs born at Metro Richmond Zoo

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Metro Richmond Zoo is celebrating the births of five cheetah cubs. Media outlets report that a 3-year-old cheetah named Milani gave birth to the cubs on Friday. Five other cubs were born at the zoo last October. One died in May from what was believed to be a bacterial...



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