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  • Revolutionary War television series filming in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The American Heroes Channel is filming a three-part series in Virginia about the Revolutionary War. Filming for the series' biggest battle scene started on a farm outside of Richmond on Friday. The channel says the series chronicles the war that changed the course of...

  • Warner agrees to campaign debates, forums

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has agreed to appear in eight joint public forums with Republican rival Ed Gillespie. Of those eight appearances, two of them will be televised debates. The first debate will be sponsored by the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 7. The other debate...

  • Police investigate shooting near VSU campus

    ETTRICK, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting near Virginia State University. WTVR-TV reports school officials sent out an email to students notifying them of the shooting Friday morning. The email says a 19-year-old freshman was shot in a leg and has been taken to a hospital. The...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug. 22

    Virginia Republican candidate for Senate Ed Gillespie will embark on a statewide bus tour that'll run through all of next week.

  • Judge rejects plea deal for ex-W&L student

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Rockbridge County judge has rejected a plea agreement for a former Washington and Lee University student accused of killing another student and injuring others during a December crash. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/1lkXXEX ) Judge Michael Irvine rejected...

  • Kings Dominion to expand water park

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kings Dominion plans to expand its 20-acre water park for its 2015 season. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1trHfU9 ) the amusement park will add a water-slide complex, a splash zone for small children and expanded cabanas. The amusement park says the new...

  • Liberty University dedicates medical building

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University is holding a dedication ceremony for its new Center for Medical and Health Sciences building. The Friday ceremony will involve about 300 guests. The school broke ground on the $41 million, 144,000-square-foot facility in 2012. It became home to the new...

  • Va. education leader embarks on listening tour

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Board of Education's leader is embarking on a listening tour to hear about important issues facing the state's public schools. Board President Christian Braunlich will travel to Bristol on Monday on the first stop of the tour. There will be eight stops...

  • Convicted Va. arsonist's bid for new lawyer denied

    ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — A woman accused of setting a series of fires along Virginia's Eastern Shore has been denied a request for a new court-appointed attorney. Media outlets report a judge in Accomack County denied Tonya S. Bundick's request Thursday. A jury last month convicted Bundick of...

  • Ex-Va. sheriff indicted on felony charges

    FINCASTLE, Va. (AP) — A former sheriff in Botetourt County has been indicted on felony charges related to his operation of a private investigation firm. Media outlets reports Reed Kelly was arraigned this week on four counts of obtaining money under false pretenses. The 61-year-old Kelly is a...

  • USS Cole to leave Va. on deployment

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The USS Cole is leaving Virginia on a six-month deployment. The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to leave Naval Station Norfolk on Friday. The Navy says the ship will be operating in the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding waters. The Navy says the Cole will conduct...

  • Virginia man sentenced in tax fraud case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Stafford County man has been sentenced to three years and one month in prison for a $600,000 tax fraud scheme. Daniel L. Jones of Fredericksburg was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Richmond. He pleaded guilty in April to aiding in the preparation of fraudulent tax...

  • Whale dies in Elizabeth River in Virginia

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A whale that entered the Elizabeth River in Virginia earlier this week has died. Joan Burns of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center says the whale died on Thursday morning. A necropsy is planned, including tissue and blood samples for further study. The 35- to...

  • Sexual assault task force created for Va. colleges

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A task force to combat sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses has been created by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe signed an executive order Thursday creating the Governor's Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence. The task force will include campus...

  • Va. agency gets $269K in mine safety funding

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is receiving nearly $269,000 in health and safety training grants from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration. The funding is part of $8.3 million in grants for 47 states and the Navajo Nation in fiscal year 2014. The state funds are...



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