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  • Groups spend heavily lobbying on Medicaid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The trade group representing Virginia hospitals and the conservative advocacy group, Americans for Prosperity, spent heavily on lobbying during their fight over whether to expand Medicaid eligibility, newly filed reports show. The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare...

  • Wall failure reduces US 460 lanes in Giles County

    SALEM, Va. (AP) — A retaining wall failure has reduced about a mile of U.S. 460 in Giles County to one lane in each direction. The Virginia Department of Transportation says the left westbound lane and the left eastbound lane are closed about 2 miles east of the West Virginia state line in an...

  • Va. teen runner died of cardiac arrhythmia

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A medical examiner has determined that a heart rhythm problem caused the death of a teenager who collapsed after completing a half-marathon in Virginia Beach. The Virginian Pilot (http://bit.ly/1koIMUW ) reports that the Tidewater medical examiner's office found...

  • 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...

  • Dem candidate is all for expanding Medicaid program that his wife's practice doesn't accept

    John Foust, a Democratic House candidate in Virginia, has made it a point to attack his Republican opponent, Barbara Comstock, for opposing the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

  • EXography: North Dakota, Texas top state economic growth since end of the Great Recession of 2008

    Last month, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its newest annual data on each state's real gross domestic product, running through 2013. Among other things, the numbers reveal important insights into how each state fared in the period following the Great Recession — and possibly...



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