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  • W.Va. prisoner admits cold case slaying in Va.

    WARRENTON, Va. (AP) — A West Virginia prisoner already serving a life term pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder in the decades-old slaying of a man who managed a famed estate in Virginia's horse country. Ronald Richard Cloud was sentenced to life in prison after entering his plea...

  • Lawmaker: McDonnell verdict won't stick

    Virginia state Sen. Dick Black, former chief of the Army's Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon, said he suspects the bad news won't last.

  • Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife found guilty on corruption counts

    The soap-opera-like trial of the former governor and his wife, Maureen, came to an end Thursday, with both McDonnells being found guilty of corruption charges.

  • Va. Gov: long review likely for nat gas drilling

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe is in agreement with two Cabinet secretaries who say state permitting for natural gas drilling in Virginia's coastal plain are years away. Spokesman Brian Coy said Thursday that McAuliffe is mindful of the unique nature of the Potomac Aquifer and is not...

  • Judge accepts insanity plea in Va. triple slaying

    MADISON, Va. (AP) — A Newport News man charged with killing three relatives in Madison County has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. Media outlets report that Madison County Circuit Court Daniel Bouton accepted 27-year-old Rashad Riddick's insanity plea on Thursday. The Newport News...

  • Va. to move up hurricane evacuation timeline

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia plans to give residents up to 10 hours more notice of a mandatory hurricane evacuation, and will target the most high-risk areas for those evacuations, officials said Thursday. The changes come amid a review of the state's hurricane preparedness plan. Officials...

  • Woman sentenced for 2 Eastern Shore arsons

    ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — A woman convicted of setting two fires on the Eastern Shore will spend more than 10 years in prison. Media outlets report that 41-year-old Tonya Bundick was sentenced Thursday in Accomack County Circuit Court. Judge Glen A. Tyler sentenced Bundy to two concurrent seven-year...

  • Fraser fir is Virginia's 2014 Christmas tree champ

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia growers have named a 7-foot-tall Fraser fir as the state's 2014 Grand Champion Christmas Tree. The tree was grown by John and Virginia Carroll of Claybrooke Farm in Louisa County. It won the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association's competition during the...

  • Navy Region Mid-Atlantic undergoes command change

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy command that's responsible for overseeing shore activities and facilities in 20 states is getting a new leader. Rear Adm. Rick Williamson will relieve Rear Adm. Dixon Smith as commander of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic on Thursday. The ceremony will be held at Naval...

  • Va.,W.Va. Civil War battlefields get federal funds

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Civil War battlefields in Virginia and West Virginia are receiving federal funding to preserve land threatened with damage or destruction by urban and suburban development. The National Park Service says Ream's Station and White Oak Road in Virginia, as well as Harpers...

  • Initiative to train Va. workers for film industry

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new initiative is aiming to train Virginia workers for jobs in the state's film industry. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said the Film Industry Training is a pilot program created by the Virginia Film Office and the Community College Workforce Alliance. Officials say the program...

  • Gillespie, McCain campaign in Norfolk

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Hoping to rally support among Virginia's veterans, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Ed Gillespie campaigned with former GOP presidential nominee John McCain at a Veterans of Foreign War post in Hampton Roads on Wednesday. The Hampton Roads region serves as a home to every...

  • CarMax to hire more than 1,000 across country

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Used car dealership chain CarMax says it plans to hire more than 1,000 workers across the country. The Richmond-based company said in a news release Wednesday that the positions include sales, service operations, purchasing and the business office. Both full-time and...

  • Elks National Home in Bedford has new owner

    BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — The owners of a retirement community have bought the Elks National Home in Bedford for $4.6 million. Media outlets report that the sale of the Bedford landmark to Mike Williams and Steve Orndorff was completed last week. Williams and Orndorff also own English Meadows Senior...

  • Sweet Briar student apologizes for racial labels

    SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — A Sweet Briar College student has apologized for placing racial labels in a dormitory, saying she did not intend to hurt anyone. The student issued the apology in a message sent to interim Sweet Briar President James F. Jones, who posted it on the private liberal arts...



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