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  • NC, Va. groups to monitor coal ash in Dan River

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two water protection groups are teaming up to continue monitoring the Dan River for large deposits of coal ash from a massive spill in North Carolina that flowed into Virginia. The planned long-term monitoring comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded...

  • Southwest Va. clinic tends to region's needy

    WISE, Va. (AP) — Thousands are expected to seek free medical care at clinic setting up shop in southwest Virginia. Among the scheduled visitors to the Wise clinic on Friday will be Gov. Terry McAuliffe, his health and human services secretary, Bill Hazel, and Attorney General Mark Herring....

  • Va. storm-surge wall studied along Chesapeake Bay

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Scientists are studying what would happen if a series of floodgates are built across the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1st5EKV ) reports a team led by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are trying to find out the consequences of a...

  • 2 arrested in deaths of Henry County siblings

    AXTON, Va. (AP) — Police have arrested two men in the shooting deaths of two Henry County brothers. Media outlets report 24-year-old Jonathan Rivera-Olvera of Fieldale and 33-year-old James Travis Moore of Ridgeway were arrested this week. The Henry County Sheriff's Office says Rivera-Olvera...

  • Airbus joins Virginia applied research center

    DISPUTANTA, Va. (AP) — Airbus is joining the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Virginia. The applied research center says Airbus will become an organizing industry member. Airbus, the center and Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the company's membership on Wednesday at the...

  • Va. fair rolls out 'Ginny' the bus

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — The organizers of the State Fair of Virginia are taking to the road to promote the exposition. They've launched "Ginny," a bus traveling in the Richmond and Fredericksburg areas this summer and fall. State Fair Facebook fans came up with the name, short for Virginia. The...

  • I-95 bridge to be dedicated to slain Va. trooper

    CARSON, Va. (AP) — An Interstate 95 overpass in Prince George County will be dedicated in memory of a slain Virginia state trooper. A ceremony for the Trooper Leo Whitt Memorial Bridge will be held Friday at the I-95 northbound rest area in Carson. The bridge four miles to the south carries...

  • Va. parks promoting photo contest

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A week's stay in a cabin or campsite is up for grabs in a photo contest sponsored by the Virginia State Parks system. The object of the competition, called "Treasure the Moments," is for state park visitors to capture locations, scenic views or other attractions. The...

  • Judge mostly sides with feds in McDonnell case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge ruled mostly in favor of prosecutors Wednesday on several pre-trial motions filed ahead of the corruption trial for former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Judge James R. Spencer denied the McDonnells' request to allow expert witnesses to testify...

  • Va port: Panama Canal expansion impact minimal

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate larger ships likely won't result in much cargo being diverted from West Coast ports to those on the East Coast, but it may result in stiffer competition among East Coast ports, Virginia's top port official said Wednesday. "I...

  • USDA guarantees $40m loan for Va. electric co-op

    CREWE, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is guaranteeing a $40 million loan for Southside Electric Cooperative for system improvements. The loan will be used to build or improve more than 1,300 miles of line. The funding includes more than $8 million for smart grid projects....

  • Company plans operation at Fort Monroe, 596 jobs

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Liberty-Source PBC plans to open an operation at Fort Monroe that will create nearly 600 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday in a news release that the company will invest about $1.5 million in the operation at the former Army base in...

  • Institute drops effort to clone Va. raceway's tree

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Researchers have dropped an effort to clone the Virginia International Raceway's iconic white oak tree, which fell last summer. The tree, which was more than 150 years old, marked the track's apex. After the tree fell, raceway officials asked the Institute for Advanced...

  • Southwest Va. rail line reopens after derailment

    WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — A rail line through southwest Virginia is back in business after a Norfolk Southern derailment left 14 cars off the track. Norfolk Southern spokesman Robin Chapman said Wednesday the line re-opened shortly before midnight Tuesday. The derailment late Monday in...

  • Portion of Va. Tech student slaying suit dismissed

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a portion of a lawsuit filed by the mother of a slain Virginia Tech student against a security company. The portion thrown out by Charlottesville Circuit Court Jay Swett had accused Regional Marketing Concepts Inc. of breaching its contract by...



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