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  • State Fair of Virginia begins run on Friday

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — The State Fair of Virginia is opening its 10-day run with a traditional array of attractions. The gates open 10 a.m. on Friday at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell in Caroline County and runs through Oct.5. The Virginia Farm Bureau says last year's fair attracted 229,000...

  • Yellow arrows to replace green lights in SW Va

    SALEM, Va. (AP) — Highway crews are changing traffic signals on left-turn lanes at 91 intersections in southwest and southside Virginia. The Department of Transportation says the new signals will use flashing yellow arrows to advise drivers to yield to oncoming traffic before turning left. The...

  • Darius Rucker to perform at Va. military base

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Country music artist Darius Rucker will perform a free concert for military members in Hampton Roads. The Navy says Rucker will perform at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach on Oct. 10. The base is home to amphibious warships and...

  • Va. man sentenced for Internet sex crimes

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A King George County man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison soliciting sexually explicit photos of minors over the Internet. Cameron Scot Bivins-Breeden was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in June to production of child pornography and enticement of a minor....

  • Va. awards $6m in school security grants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — School security grants totaling $6 million have been awarded to 100 school divisions and six regional educational programs in Virginia. The grant money announced Thursday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe is intended to protect students and teachers through the purchase of video...

  • Va. governor putting together ethics commission

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is putting together a new ethics commission and asking it to come up with concrete proposals on how to improve Virginia's image in the wake of a former governor's corruption conviction. "Our ethics laws have no teeth," McAuliffe said Thursday...

  • Fugitive from Va. arrested in Colo.

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says it has captured a fugitive from Virginia in Colorado. The service says Terrence Lee was caught at an apartment building in Pueblo, Colorado. Lee's capture was announced on Thursday. Lee was wanted by police in Norfolk, Virginia for aggravated...

  • Virginia airport to expand disability parking

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is expanding parking outside the main terminal for people with disabilities. The airport says parking compliant with the Americans with Disabilities will be expanded within the curbside passenger loading and unloading areas. The work will...

  • Defense rocket to be launched from Va. facility

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A Department of Defense rocket is scheduled to be launched from Virginia's Eastern Shore next month. The launch of the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket is scheduled for Oct. 1 between 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility. October 12 is the...

  • Furniture manufacturer to open facility in Va.

    SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — A California office furniture manufacturer plans to open up a new facility in Virginia. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office says Friant and Associates chose the Suffolk location over one on Maryland. The governor's office says the Oakland, California-based company will invest...

  • Coast Guard Cutter Bear returning to Va.

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard Cutter Bear is returning to Virginia. The Coast Guard says the ship will return to its base in Portsmouth on Friday. The ship had been on a two-month patrol in the Caribbean Sea. Earlier this month, the ship seized more than $23 million worth of cocaine...

  • Gillespie within single digits of Warner in new Quinnipiac poll

    Virginia's Sen. Mark Warner has a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie, a Quinnipiac University poll shows.

  • Cannonball with fuse found at Richmond battlefield

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service says a cannonball found at a Richmond battlefield might have been used by Confederate soldiers as an improvised grenade. The 12-pound cannonball had an intact fuse. It was discovered on Monday in the moat of a Confederate fortification known as...

  • Va. products getting spotlight in ABC stores

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is upping its promotion of state products — from wines to mixers. The ABC says it has increasingly stocked the shelves of its 350 stores with Virginia-sourced products through the years. Starting this month, top wines,...

  • Va. governor aims at ending vet homelessness

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is in the second day of a challenge aimed at sheltering homeless veterans. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the "100 Day Challenge" on Wednesday. He says mayors have taken up the challenge from Alexandria, Hampton, Richmond, Petersburg, Salem, Roanoke, Norfolk,...



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