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  • 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...

  • Top kayak paddlers prep for worlds in western Md.

    McHENRY, Md. (AP) — Top paddlers from four countries are practicing on a western Maryland whitewater course for the Canoe Slalom World Championships to be held there in September. Friday's training schedule in McHenry features kayakers and canoeists from the United States, France, Slovakia...

  • Judge hears state secrets claim on No Fly List

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge will hear arguments from the federal government that a constitutional challenge to its No Fly List should be tossed out of court because it would expose state secrets. A Virginia man, Gulet (GOO'-lett) Mohamed, challenged his placement on the list in 2011 after...

  • DC expands summer meal program for youth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia is expanding a program that provides free meals for children and teens during the summer. Mayor Vincent Gray's office says starting Saturday, free meals will be offered on Saturdays at certain libraries, parks and recreation centers. The mayor's...

  • Brown details proposals to help veterans

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown says he would exempt military retirement income from state income taxes for the majority of veterans. Brown, Maryland's Democratic nominee for governor and a 30-year Army veteran, spoke at an American Legion Convention in Ocean City on Thursday....

  • Man wearing bulletproof vest is fatally shot

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say a man was fatally shot despite wearing a bulletproof vest — and the slaying was captured on video. Police have arrested 30-year-old Mark-Anthony Ramiro in Wednesday's fatal shooting of 28-year-old Darnell Mitchell in the Westport neighborhood of south...

  • Man charged in sex sting is living in US illegally

    LEONARDTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police in St. Mary's County say they've arrested a Frederick resident who offered to pay for sex with an undercover officer posing online as a 16-year-old girl. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office says the suspect, 30-year-old Hermegildo Escamilla-Granados, is...

  • New path to ease access to Md.-W.Va. bridge

    OLDTOWN, Md. (AP) — Bicyclists and hikers in western Maryland will soon have an easier time getting across the Potomac River into Paw Paw, West Virginia. The State Highway Administration and the National Park Service are adding a bicycle and pedestrian path along Maryland Route 51 leading up...

  • Va. proposes adding express lanes to I-66

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Transportation officials hope to transform a heavily congested stretch of Interstate 66 in northern Virginia by adding express lanes, a rapid bus system and a park-and-ride network. The proposed changes to the 25-mile stretch of highway between Haymarket and Tysons Corner...

  • Body found of Md. man missing from boat accident

    ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The body of a Maryland boater who went missing on Monday has been recovered. The Maryland National Guard says 47-year-old John B. Jones of Baltimore, an airman and sergeant assigned to the Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River, was found Wednesday near the...

  • Workers to return to Navy Yard building in Feb.

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — About 2,700 workers displaced by the Washington Navy Yard shootings last year will begin returning to the renovated building in February, Navy Vice Admiral William Hilarides said Thursday. By the end of April, the enormous office building where a gunman killed 12...

  • 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...

  • Bus service to Dulles changes with Silver Line

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — A major change in bus service to Dulles International Airport is coming with next week's opening of the Silver Line Metrorail extension in northern Virginia. The Washington Flyer bus service that currently operates between the West Falls Church Metro station and Dulles...



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