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  • Ex-House majority leader joins investment bank

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has a new job as vice chairman and managing director of a global independent investment bank. New York-based Moelis & Company announced Cantor's appointment Tuesday in a news release. Cantor lost his re-election bid in the June...

  • Richmond's J.E.B Stuart monument vandalized

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond police are searching for whoever spray-painted graffiti on the city's J.E.B. Stuart monument. Police tell media outlets that someone spray-painted an expletive followed by "work" on the monument honoring the Civil War general. There also was a drawing of what...

  • Western Md. doctor has court date on sex charge

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A suspended physician from western Maryland is due in court in Cumberland for a status hearing on charges he molested a female patient. Tuesday's hearing for Dr. William Dando is his first since the Maryland Board of Physicians upheld his license suspension in June. The...

  • Car crashes into Dunkin Donuts in Md., injuring 3

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Three people are injured after a car crashed into a Dunkin Donuts store in Ellicott City. Howard County fire department officials were called to the scene Monday evening after the SUV crashed into the front and side walls of the restaurant. Rescuers say two of the...

  • 1st day of classes brings changes for Va. schools

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — About 400,000 Virginia students are heading back to school in the Washington area and will find some changes this year. In Fairfax County, one of the biggest changes is the elimination of early release Mondays for elementary students. That will provide more instructional...

  • Virginia farm real estate value increases

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The value of farm real estate in Virginia has increased over the past year. A federal survey shows that the value of land and buildings on farms was an average $4,320 per acre this year. That's up from $4,310 per acre in 2013. Cropland value increased by $10 per acre to...

  • Police make arrest in killing at Md. restaurant

    BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police say they have made an arrest in the death of a worker at a Popeye's restaurant in Brooklyn Park. Police plan to announce details on the arrest later Tuesday morning. Investigators say a manager found the woman suffering from traumatic...

  • NYC man to be sentenced in Va. for ID theft

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A December sentencing is set for a New York City man convicted of conspiring to steal identity and financial information from Wells Fargo Mortgage offices in four states. Thirty-six-year-old Jeffrey Washington faces up to 30 years in prison for conspiracy to commit bank...

  • Man charged in 2 stabbing deaths

    ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police have arrested a man they say fatally stabbed his stepbrother and a woman during a robbery in a home in Rosedale. Police on Friday arrested 45-year-old Carlos Lomax and charged him with two counts of first-degree murder. Officers say Lomax killed...

  • Hiker killed when boulder falls on him on island

    POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say a man hiking on an island in the Potomac River was killed when a boulder fell on him. It happened about 4:40 p.m. Sunday on Offutt Island, which is downstream from Great Falls. Officers say 25-year-old Rian Khalder of Silver Spring was hiking...

  • Crews search for missing boater in New Kent County

    NEW KENT, Va. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a missing boater in New Kent County. Police tell media outlets that witnesses reported seeing the man jump into the Pamunkey River after his boat stalled. Witnesses said the man tried to swim to the shore. But he went under water and didn't...

  • 2 killed, 1 hurt in Gaithersburg car crash

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police say two men were killed and a third was hurt when their SUV hit a tree in Gaithersburg. It happened about 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Woodfield Road. Police say an SUV driven by 32-year-old Thomas Christopher Collier of Gaithersburg was traveling south...

  • Tobacco commission grants go to family connections

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia commission that invests money from a national tobacco settlement gave $21 million to an economic development group and a telephone cooperative run by family members of the commission's powerful chairman, according to a review of grants by The Associated Press....

  • In Virginia, US Senate race unusually low key

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a swing state that holds off-year elections, Virginia is used to marquee campaigns: National groups poured millions of dollars into last year's heated matchup for governor between Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli, and presidential candidates give the state their full...

  • 5 things to know about Virginia elections

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Here are five things to know about Virginia's midterm elections: 10th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT The most competitive election in Virginia this fall is in Northern Virginia's 10th Congressional District, where Democrats are hoping to nab the seat held by retiring Republican...



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