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  • 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. Beach man sentenced for concert fraud scheme

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach man is going to prison for defrauding investors who thought they were backing concerts by prominent entertainers, including Beyonce, Prince and Jay Z. The U.S. attorney's office says 43-year-old Kensey Lamonte Wright was sentenced to three years and five...

  • 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,...

  • Vice President Biden makes appearance in Norfolk

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden touted the benefits of investing in the nation's infrastructure in a visit to Virginia Wednesday, highlighting a recent grant to the Port of Virginia that will increase its capacity and lessen traffic burdens. The port was recently named a recipient...

  • VIDEO: More disappointing poll numbers for Ed Gillespie

    Virginia Republican Ed Gillespie is lagging way behind in his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Warner.

  • MSHA issues 131 citations during mine inspections

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Federal inspectors issued more than 100 citations during inspections at U.S. mine operations in August. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday that the inspections of a dozen coal mines also resulted in 131 citations and 11 orders. MSHA began the...

  • Va. education officials: Graduation rate increases

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia education officials say about 90 percent of students who entered high school in the fall of 2010 earned a diploma within four years. And for the first time since the state increased graduation requirements, more than half of the graduates received an Advanced...

  • Man cited for bringing gun to Virginia airport

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A man faces a weapons charge after a loaded gun was found in his carry-on bag at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration says a TSA officer detected the semi-automatic .38-caliber handgun with an X-ray machine as the...

  • Va. zoo euthanizes 1 of its new cheetah cubs

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A cheetah cub born at the Metro Richmond Zoo has been euthanized. Media outlets report that the female cub was placed in an incubator after a veterinarian discovered that it was dehydrated and lethargic on Monday. Zoo owner Jim Andelin euthanized the cub on Tuesday after...

  • Historic marker honors military hero, War of 1812

    DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — One of the nation's earliest military heroes is being honored in Virginia's Dinwiddie County. A state historical marker is set to be dedicated Wednesday in memory of native son Winfield Scott. He was twice wounded and promoted to brigadier general during the War of 1812....

  • Virginia schools receive college prep grant

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A $22 million federal grant will help nearly 6,000 Virginia seventh-graders prepare for college. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia will administer the federal "GEAR UP" grant for 16 school districts. GEAR UP is an acronym for...



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