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  • 'Voice' winner to perform for Memorial Day in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2013 winner of TV's "The Voice" will perform at this year's National Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol lawn in Washington. Organizers are announcing plans Thursday for the Memorial Day festivities on May 25. The lineup this year includes Colin Powell along with...

  • National Zoo rethinking security after shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo's director says he's rethinking security plans after a shooting near the popular destination. Police say two 18-year-old men were shot blocks from the zoo after its annual Easter Monday family event, but their injuries were not thought to be life...

  • Fire damages Bedford sawmill, no injuries

    BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Bedford County fire officials are investigating a fire at a sawmill that caused an estimated $75,000 in damage. Bedford County Fire Chief Brad Creasy tells media outlets that no one was injured. The fire occurred Wednesday afternoon at Central Virginia Pallet and Stake...

  • Freedom of information training video available

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new training video is available to help Virginia's more than 4,000 public board and commission members understand the state's Freedom of Information Act. The eight-minute video was put together by the State Council of Higher Education, the Attorney General's Office and...

  • Postal workers to protest in Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Postal workers are planning a protest at a Staples store in Richmond. It is part of an American Postal Workers Union protest spanning 27 states Thursday. The workers are opposing the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with store employees. Last...

  • Events set for Jamestown's 407th anniversary

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A celebration of the 407th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, America's first permanent English settlement, is set for May 10. Jamestown Day will feature a variety of entertainment and educational programs at two local attractions. Historic Jamestown is the...

  • Farmers learn of changes in new Farm Bill

    NEW MIDWAY, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Agriculture Department is offering Maryland farmers a chance to learn about changes in the 2014 Farm Bill affecting natural resources conservation. The meeting Thursday morning in New Midway is the first of two in the state hosted by the USDA's Natural...

  • Man charged in Anne Arundel County carjacking

    HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County Police say a Washington man has been arrested in a carjacking in Hanover. Officers say 44-year-old Michael Kirk Smith was arrested Wednesday at an apartment complex in Suitland. He is charged with carjacking assault and other offenses. Police say on...

  • Virginia lawmakers sustain McAuliffe vetoes

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has successfully vetoed two religious expression bills and legislation that would have granted people who receive red-light tickets the right to contest citations in circuit court. The Virginia Senate voted Wednesday to uphold McAuliffe's vetoes...

  • Slain sailor to be awarded Navy medal

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 24-year-old sailor who was shot and killed aboard a Navy destroyer while trying to protect another will be awarded a medal for heroism. The Navy says Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo of Hagerstown, Md. will be posthumously awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal. The...

  • Frederick County bans outdoor burning

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Frederick County Fire Marshal's Office has ordered a ban on outdoor burning. The ban, which took effect Wednesday morning, continues until 6:00 a.m. Friday. All outdoor burning, including recreational fires, is prohibited. The Fire Marshal's Office says the...

  • Court upholds NC gang member's death sentence

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a gang member's death sentence for killing two brothers at a North Carolina restaurant. A divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Wednesday rejected several claims by Alejandro Enrique Ramirez...

  • Va. toll road could cost $500m, not be built

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's aggressive push to build a toll road parallel to U.S. 460 from Suffolk to Petersburg may wind up costing taxpayers between $400 million to $500 million — with no road to show for it. Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne told perturbed...

  • WV judge orders Severance extradited to Va.

    WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A man wanted for questioning in relation to three unsolved slayings in Alexandria, Va., in the past decade should be extradited to Virginia on an unrelated weapons charge, a West Virginia judge ruled Wednesday. Charles Severance, 53, has been held in Wheeling since his...

  • Former Md. guard gets prison in inmate's beating

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former Maryland correctional officer to 2 1/2 years in prison for his role in the beating of a state prison inmate at the medium-security Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown in 2008. Michael Morgan was sentenced Wednesday in...



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