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  • Va. wheat crop expected to top 2013 production

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — This year's wheat crop in Virginia is expected to top last year's crop by 1 percent. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Monday that growers are expected to produce about 17.2 million bushels in 2014, compared to 17.1 million bushels in 2013....

  • 2nd trial to begin for Va. woman accused of arsons

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A woman charged in an Eastern Shore arson spree is scheduled to appear in court for her second trial. A judge ruled in April that Tonya S. Bundick can have separate trials on each of 62 arson charges. Media outlets report that the trial scheduled to begin Monday...

  • Man dies after being hit by train in Williamsburg

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a train in Williamsburg. State police tell media outlets the CSX train was heading to Richmond when the incident occurred around 1:15 a.m. Monday. The train's crew told investigators that they...

  • NASA Langley exhibits to showcase technology

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Visitors to the Virginia Air & Space Center can see the technology development efforts of NASA's Langley Research Center. More than two dozen exhibits of cutting-edge technology developed by Langley will be on display Tuesday at the center in Hampton. The exhibits include...

  • Staunton woman wins $100,000 lottery prize twice

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lady Luck has smiled on a Staunton woman again. Peggy Huffman won the Virginia Lottery's top Cash 25 prize of $100,000 in the July 4 drawing. She also won $100,000 in Cash 5 in September 2006. The lottery says in a news release that a ticket bought by Huffman at Staunton...

  • I-81 bridge named in honor of slain Va. trooper

    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — An Interstate 81 bridge in Rockbridge County is being named in honor of a Virginia State Police trooper who was killed in the line of duty in 1989. A dedication ceremony for the Master Trooper Jerry L. Hines Memorial Bridge will be held Monday at the Jerry L. Hines...

  • Fatal accident at Va. campground investigated

    CLINTWOOD, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal campground accident in which a vehicle hit two women sitting near a fire pit. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the 2009 Jeep Cherokee went into the Pound River after it struck the women at the Pound River...

  • Construction of new SW Va. trail segment underway

    POCAHONTAS, Va. (AP) — Construction is underway on a 30-mile segment of the new Spearhead Trail project in Tazewell County. County Administrator Jim Spencer tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (http://bit.ly/1npwQXJ ) the project is about half finished. The segment between Boissevain and...

  • Chesapeake school to use wind power

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — It'll be slightly taller than the High-Rise Bridge and Mount Trashmore. A wind turbine will rise near the towering trees and open land around Grassfield High School in the western part of the city. School division officials hope to have the turbine running by the end...

  • Va. pioneer Maggie L. Walker to be honored

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service has scheduled events this weekend through Tuesday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Maggie L. Walker, the pioneering businesswoman. An art show and tour are among the activities scheduled at the Maggie L. Walker National Historic...

  • Va. students help NASA tackle radiation problem

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — If NASA is to ever meet its goal of sending humans into deep space, it first must figure out how to protect its astronauts from prolonged exposure to high levels of radiation. Cosmic radiation is different from radiation found on Earth. Simply put, cosmic radiation is more...

  • Opponents of Jamestown power line win Va. hearing

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Opponents of high-rise transmission towers within sight of the shores of Jamestown are pressing their case with the Virginia Supreme Court. The court has granted a hearing by several groups opposed to the Dominion Virginia Power line over the James River. Justices will...

  • NWS confirms tornado touched down in Va. Beach

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a weak tornado touched down in Virginia Beach on Thursday. Meteorologist Bill Sammler said Friday an examination of the damage caused by the storm revealed that a twister with winds of 70 to 75 mph lashed the tourist city's...

  • Court rules against company in Va. pollution case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling that a company illegally discharged a pollutant into a Wise County creek. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected A&G Coal Corp.'s claim that it was not required to report it was...

  • Va. removing dam on Appomattox River

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Work is underway to remove a dam on the Appomattox River that Virginia officials say will benefit native fish. The state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said removal of the Harvell Dam in Petersburg is scheduled to begin next week. Officials say the project...



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