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  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Prosecutor: Convicted developer hoarded cash

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former developer was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for fraudulently obtaining tax credits and then plotting to flee the country while he was supposed to be liquidating assets to raise money to repay his victims. Billy Gene Jefferson was awaiting sentencing for...

  • Chesapeake Bay states getting US funding for bay

    ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials announced nearly $10 million in grants Tuesday to help the Chesapeake Bay states keep pollution from flowing into the battered estuary. The money, through the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, is targeted at 45 projects and will leverage more than $19.6...

  • VIDEO: Sen. Tim Kaine pushes stronger congressional authorization for airstrikes

    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said Tuesday Congress needs to take its responsibility to authorize military action more seriously and if it doesn't, it'll set a precedent for future White House administrations to attempt to bypass congressional authorization.

  • Webb 'seriously looking' at 2016 bid

    During his speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, the former secretary of the Navy said he is "seriously looking at the possibility of running for president."

  • Ex-Danville guard pleads to stealing inmates' mail

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former correctional officer faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing inmates' mail. U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy's office says 33-year-old Ezra Lamont Price of Danville pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft of mail. Price formerly was a...



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