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  • 2 killed, 7 injured in Virginia Beach wreck

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach police are investigating a traffic accident that killed two juveniles and injured seven other people. Police spokesman James Cason says a northbound car ran off the road and the driver overcorrected, causing the vehicle to cross the road. The car hit...

  • Va. man pleads guilty to bilking investors

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A Harrisonburg man has pleaded guilty to charges of bilking more than $1 million from investors. Paul Souder pleaded guilty on Wednesday to mail fraud and wire fraud in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg. U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy said Thursday in a news...

  • Tobacco supplier Universal to enter food business

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The world's leading supplier and processor of leaf tobacco is venturing beyond the cash crop into the food business. Richmond, Va.-based Universal Corp. is opening a new juice and dehydration facility in North Carolina that will initially focus on sweet potatoes. The new...

  • At Virginia Shad Planking, Senate candidates face political and culinary challenges

    WAKEFIELD, Va. -- When Democratic Sen. Mark Warner ventured onstage Wednesday at a festive fish-smoke in the Virginia woods, he was well aware he was in the minority. The annual Shad Planking, a culinarily perplexing but well-loved Virginia political tradition, has welcomed lawmakers and...

  • Body found on island ID'd as missing Va. fisherman

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Northampton County authorities have identified a body found on a barrier island as that of a fisherman who'd been missing since last December. The Northampton County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that the body of 54-year-old Gary Edward Webb of Williamsburg was...

  • Va.'s largest rooftop solar array to be dedicated

    GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power has completed the installation of the state's largest rooftop solar system. The solar array is atop the Canon Environmental Technology plant in Gloucester. In all, more than 2,000 solar panels have been planted on the roof of the building. The...

  • Va. transportation plan begins road show

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — State transportation officials are taking their six-year, $13.1 billion draft transportation plan on the road. Their first stop Thursday is Chesapeake, followed by eight other stops across the state through May. The final plan will be adopted on June 18. The plan made...

  • Bobby Jindal to deliver commencement at Liberty

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Another early Republican presidential prospect is heading to Liberty University. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver the keynote commencement address May 10 at the Virginia university founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The Lynchburg school announced his...

  • Tours mark Virginia Cave Week April 20-26

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is offering a few walks on the wild side. Virginia Cave Week marks its 15th year starting next week and walking tours are being offered at some of the more than 4,000 known caves in the state. The guided tours are being coordinated by the Virginia Cave Board,...

  • Va. boasts 240-plus farmers' markets

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is seeing an explosion of farmers' markets. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the state has more than 240 farmers' markets statewide. That's a 180 percent increase since 2006. The department says besides the fresh farm products...

  • Warner stresses bipartisan record at Shad Planking

    WAKEFIELD, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen Mark Warner touted his bipartisan bona fides Wednesday in rural Virginia at the 66th annual Shad Planking, a political rite of spring in the Old Dominion. Warner, a Democrat, told a largely Republican crowd of several hundred there are people of good will in...

  • Appeals court: Consumer case improperly sealed

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A company that sued to keep a complaint about one of its products out of a publicly accessible federal database was improperly allowed to wage its battle in secret, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said...

  • Va. transportation plan makes debut Wednesday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's six-year transportation plan totals $13.1 billion, with $9.9 billion earmarked for highway construction. The Commonwealth Transportation Board released the plan Wednesday at a meeting in Richmond. It allocates funding for essential highway, bridge, rail and...

  • Rabid cat bites 2 people in Norfolk

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk health officials are canvassing a neighborhood for potential rabies exposure after a rabid cat bit two people. The Norfolk Department of Public Health tells media outlets that one person was bitten while attempting to feed the cat. The cat attacked another person...

  • Va. Tech pays US fines related to '07 killings

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech has paid federal fines for its actions on the morning of April 16, 2007, when a lone gunman killed 32 on the Blacksburg campus. The U.S. Department of Education said Wednesday the university has paid two fines totaling $32,500 for violations of the Clery...



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