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  • DC man pleads guilty in 9-year-old's sex abuse

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A District of Columbia man has pleaded guilty to transporting a minor to engage in sex. Fifty-three-year-old Kevin Robinson pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Maryland. As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, Robinson faces between 12 and 17.5 years in prison...

  • Historic Va. plantation sold to preservationist

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Carter's Grove, a Virginia plantation with ties to the earliest English settlers, has been sold for $7.2 million to a Chicago businessman and preservationist, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation said Friday. The sale to Samuel M. Mencoff includes the 18,700-square-foot...

  • 'Top Chef' runner-up pleads guilty to DUI

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore-area restaurateur and finalist on the popular reality television show "Top Chef" has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge. Bryan Voltaggio pleaded guilty Friday to a single DUI charge in Baltimore District Court and was sentenced to one year of probation. He...

  • Feds: Delmarva fox squirrel recovered

    CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel from the endangered species list. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell made the announcement Friday in Cambridge. She says conservation efforts by landowners and other partners have...

  • Va.'s jobless rate rises to 5.6 pct in August

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate rose to 5.6 percent in August. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up from 5.3 percent in July and the same rate as a year ago. Virginia's jobless rate has increased for the past four months....

  • Garth Brooks to honor Jay Leno with humor prize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Garth Brooks is joining the lineup of entertainers including Jimmy Fallon who will honor Jay Leno with the nation's top humor prize at the Kennedy Center in October. The performing arts center said Friday that Brooks will help present the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to...

  • Former Va. governor, wife seek acquittal

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are asking a judge to toss out their convictions on public corruption charges. Defense lawyers filed motions Thursday asking U.S. District Judge James Spencer to acquit them, or at least order a new trial. Spencer...

  • Md. man gets 4 more years for punching officer

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — If Aaron Green hadn't punched a guard at the prison where he was serving time, he'd be getting released in April. Instead, he'll spend four more years behind bars. A Washington County jury found the 25-year-old Baltimore man guilty of assault Thursday in the October 2013...

  • Cold Harbor Battlefield prescribed burns planned

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service is planning to conduct prescribed burns at the Cold Harbor Battlefield unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Officials say the burn will take place in late September or early October on about 20 acres at Cold Harbor in Hanover County. The...

  • Va. seeks volunteers for U.Va. student search

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State emergency management officials are seeking volunteers for what they call a mass search Saturday for a missing University of Virginia student. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is organizing search volunteers in hopes of finding leads in the disappearance...

  • Virginia teen sentenced in parents' slayings

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk teenager convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of his parents has been sentenced to 25 years and 10 months in prison. Seventeen-year-old Vincent T. Parker was sentenced Thursday in Norfolk Circuit Court. He pleaded guilty in May before he was scheduled...

  • Va. corrections officials tout offender training

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Department of Corrections program is training nonviolent offenders for a career in wastewater treatment. Eleven apprentices have completed the year-long program and 10 have passed the Class 4 wastewater certification and received an operator's license. At least...

  • Va. museum projects get $1 million in grants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Six museum projects in Virginia are sharing $1 million in grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The funding is intended to support learning experiences, engage the community and make collections more accessible. Another goal is to safeguard the state's...

  • Va. records first case of horse with EEE

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has its first confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the 2-year-old Arabian from Suffolk was vaccinated more than a year ago but was not revaccinated this year. The disease has a mortality...

  • Local Va. tourism gets $850,000 boost

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than $850,000 in matching grant money is headed to 46 local tourism initiatives to help regional tourism officials attract more visitors. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the funding as part of Virginia Tourism Corp.'s marketing leverage program. Under the program, local...



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