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  • Police ID pilot injured in plane crash in Va.

    FANCY GAP, Va. (AP) — Police have identified the pilot of a plane that crashed on a foggy Interstate 77 median in Southwest Virginia. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says 67-year-old Bernard F. Heimos of Laguna Niguel, California, suffered serious but non-life threatening...

  • Road show to feature Va. transportation projects

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Commonwealth Transportation Board is going on the road to field questions on the state's six-year-highway improvement plan. In June, the board approved a final $13.1 billion transportation blueprint for Virginia over the next half-dozen years. The board allocates...

  • Richmond-area car shop owner pleads guilty

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The owner of a luxury car repair shop in suburban Richmond has pleaded guilty to failing to send employees' tax payments to the government. The office of U.S. Attorney Dana Boente (BEN'-tay) says 58-year-old Richard A. Long of Midlothian entered his plea in federal court...

  • A 'very good' Va. apple crop hitting peak season

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has pronounced the state's 2014 apple crop "very good." The department says growers have been harvesting their fruits since August, when the earliest varieties started ripening. But prime apple season typically...

  • Va manufacturing research center gets new member

    PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (AP) — An advanced manufacturing research center in Prince George County is getting a new partner. Officials say additive manufacturing company EOS has joined the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing. The Michigan-based company will install a laser metal-forming...

  • McAuliffe: No fracking in GW National Forest

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Citing assurances from federal officials, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday fracking for natural gas will not be allowed in the George Washington National Forest. "I won't allow it as long as I'm governor," McAuliffe told the inaugural meeting of a climate change panel he...

  • Va. climate change focus of panel's meeting

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe launched his climate change commission on Wednesday, urging the panel to develop concrete ideas to blunt the impact of rising seas along Virginia's threatened coast. The Democrat made it clear he's no climate change skeptic. "I believe it when...

  • Pilot crashes on fog-covered mountain in SW Va

    FANCY GAP, Va. (AP) — Police say a pilot suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries when his plane crashed on a foggy Interstate 77 median in Carroll County. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the plane was traveling south along the interstate Wednesday afternoon when...

  • Warner leads Gillespie in new poll

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new poll shows U.S. Sen. Mark Warner enjoying a dominant lead over his Republican opponent Ed Gillespie. A survey released Tuesday by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University shows Warner, a Democrat, up 53 percent to Gillespie's 31 percent...

  • Virginia Lottery launching new $1M game

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Lottery said Wednesday that it is retiring the Win for Life game and replacing it with a new game with a top prize of $1 million. Tickets for the Virginia-only $1 Million Money Ball will go on sale Sunday. Drawings will be on Wednesday and Saturday nights,...

  • Sea Level Rise app aims to map flooding hot spots

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Residents in flood-prone Hampton Roads have a new tool to view and report flooding hot spots. The Norfolk-based environmental group Wetlands Watch has developed a mobile application that allows people to easily map, take pictures of and outline areas that are inundated...

  • VSP: emergency plane landing in southwest Va.

    HILLSVILLE, Va. (AP) — State Police say a small, single-engine aircraft has made an emergency landing on Interstate 77 in southwest Virginia. State Police spokeswoman Corinne N. Geller says the pilot sustained serious injuries that are not considered life-threatening after the landing Wednesday...

  • Va. Senate poll: Warner over Gillespie 53%-31%, called 'envy of Senate'

    Virginia Senate poll has incumbent Mark Warner beating Republican challenger Ed Gillespie 53 percent to 31 percent.

  • Cheap politicians have a high price

    The damage done by government officials who betray the public's trust goes far beyond the money stolen or misused, or whatever particular abuse of power landed them behind bars.

  • US funding heads to Va. health care navigators

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More federal dollars are headed to Virginia to help consumers navigate the thicket of the federal health insurance marketplace. The Department of Health and Human Services has announced $1.9 million in grants for Virginia. They are going to the Virginia Poverty Law Center...



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