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  • Man's body found in New River in Radford

    RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Radford police are investigating the death of a Pulaski man whose body was found in the New River. Police identified the victim as 41-year-old Kelly Floyd Marshall. Police tell media outlets that Marshall's body was found Sunday evening west of a train trestle that crosses...

  • Va. Beach provides online video of bridge project

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach residents and commuters can watch the progress of a bridge replacement project online. The city has installed a time-lapse camera that shows construction of the new $78 million Lesner Bridge over the Lynnhaven Inlet. Media outlets report that the video...

  • Frigate Elrod returns to Va. homeport

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The USS Elrod has returned to Norfolk Naval Station following the frigate's completion of its final scheduled deployment. The Navy says the Elrod returned Saturday after her deployment to the 6th Fleet area, with port visits to Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. Cmdr. Brad L....

  • Volunteers help maintain Va. parkway cemeteries

    BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY, NEAR MILE MARKER 142, Va. (AP) — The epitaph on Mellawalka Wilson's tombstone got the story half right. "Gone But Not Forgotten." Judging by the tangle of weeds and rotten chestnut fence rails in this small graveyard, she has most certainly been forgotten. Mellawalka Wilson...

  • White House party crasher fails to make ballot

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One-time White House party crasher and former reality television figure Tareq Salahi has failed to submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot Independent Green Party candidate for outgoing U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's seat in Congress. The Virginia...

  • Virginia jobless rate inches up to 5.3 percent

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's unemployment rate inched up in June to 5.3 percent, the second consecutive monthly increase. The Virginia Employment Commission reported Friday that the state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased by less than a full percentage point last month. Virginia's...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...



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