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  • Va. Supreme Court elects new chief justice

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Members of the Virginia Supreme Court have chosen Justice Donald W. Lemons to serve as chief justice. Lemons will succeed Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser, who will retire on Dec. 31. His four-year term will begin Jan. 1, 2015. The court announced Lemons' election on Monday in...

  • Va. corrections agency, John Deere agree on lease

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Corrections says a lease agreement with John Deere & Company will enhance its farming operations. The department announced the five-year lease on Monday in a news release. The agreement includes 14 tractors, one grain combine, one 12-row planter...

  • Big money, sharp elbows in Virginia special senate election

    The candidates in a special election that will determine which political party controls the state Senate are spending big money and throwing sharp elbows ahead of Tuesday's contest.

  • Ride marks 12th anniversary of Va. triple slaying

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — About 300 motorcyclists, drivers and others participated in a ride marking the 12th anniversary of the slayings of a Southside Virginia family. Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry told the ride's participants that the investigation into the Short family killings remains...

  • Liberty to hold annual film festival Aug. 28-30

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University is preparing to hold its annual Cinematic Arts, Zaki Gordon Center Premiere Film Festival. This year's festival will be held Aug. 28 through Aug. 30. Films that will be screened during the festival include "Beyond the Mask," ''Brother's Keeper" and "The...

  • Sept. 13 cleanup to launch James River celebration

    CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A weeklong celebration of the James River will kick off next month with an annual cleanup. The 15th annual James River Regional Cleanup is set for Sept. 13. Other activities during the celebration include a guided paddle, a river cruise to search for sturgeon, a history...

  • Virginia corn crop expected to decline in 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's corn crop is expected to drop 7 percent this year compared to the 2013 crop. But production of soybeans and other crops is expected to increase. The forecast is based on Aug. 1 conditions as surveyed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural...

  • Driver faces charges in Danville explosion

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Danville police have charged the driver of a vehicle that hit an apartment building and caused an explosion that injured six people. Thirty-six-year-old James T. Barksdale of Danville City is charged with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a...

  • Rocket launch from Wallops rescheduled for Aug. 23

    WALLOPS ISAND, Va. (AP) — The launch of a Department of Defense rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility has been rescheduled. The Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was scheduled to be launched Saturday. NASA says in a news release that the new launch date is Aug. 23. NASA didn't say why the...

  • Big money, sharp elbows in special senate election

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The candidates in a special election that will determine which political party controls the state Senate are spending big money and throwing sharp elbows ahead of Tuesday's contest. Republican Ben Chafin and Democrat Mike Hymes have each raised more than $700,000 for their...

  • Shark fishing trips fascinate off Va. Beach coast

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Rachel Hibberd grabbed the shark's tail and squeezed behind the gills, marveling at the fish's power. Then she leaned down and kissed it on the back of the head, avoiding a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth, before flipping it back into the ocean. Her encounter with an...

  • Va. man named commander, CEO of Civil Air Patrol

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been named national commander and chief executive officer of the Civil Air Patrol. The nonprofit organization says Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez of Henrico was sworn in Friday during the organization's 2014 National Conference in Las Vegas. Vazquez had...

  • 6 injured in natural gas explosion in Danville

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — An explosion at an apartment building in Danville has sent six people to the hospital. The Danville Fire Department says the explosion occurred after a vehicle ran off the road early Saturday morning and hit the 18-unit Royal Terrace Apartments. The vehicle severed natural...

  • Trailer hits arts center in Va., driver charged

    CLAYPOOL HILL, Va. (AP) — A driver faces a defective equipment charge after a trailer carrying guardrails crashed into an arts center in Tazewell County. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller tells media outlets that no one was injured. The accident occurred Friday morning near...

  • Unflattering portrait of ex-Va. first lady emerges

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, has already had plenty of embarrassing moments for the onetime first lady. Her lawyer said she was smitten with a free-spending vitamin entrepreneur who poisoned her marriage to a politically...



From the Weekly Standard

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