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  • Gansler: Eliminate Md.'s special prosecutor office

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Attorney General Doug Gansler, a gubernatorial candidate in the Democratic primary, says Maryland should do away with the state prosecutor's office, an independent unit that investigates public corruption. Gansler says it has no legal authority that isn't covered by...

  • Rabid cat bites 2 people in Norfolk

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk health officials are canvassing a neighborhood for potential rabies exposure after a rabid cat bit two people. The Norfolk Department of Public Health tells media outlets that one person was bitten while attempting to feed the cat. The cat attacked another person...

  • Va. Tech pays US fines related to '07 killings

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech has paid federal fines for its actions on the morning of April 16, 2007, when a lone gunman killed 32 on the Blacksburg campus. The U.S. Department of Education said Wednesday the university has paid two fines totaling $32,500 for violations of the Clery...

  • Va. justices hear former Dem activist's appeal

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court heard competing arguments Wednesday on whether a judge erred in conducting a single trial for a former Democratic Party official charged with molesting three children. In May 2012, an Arlington County Circuit Court jury convicted Michael Armin...

  • Man pleads guilty in shooting at Va. college

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Christiansburg mall has pleaded guilty to four felony charges. Media outlets report that 19-year-old Neil Allan MacInnis of Christiansburg pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of...

  • McAuliffe announces 500 jobs coming to central Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A customer service center is bringing 500 jobs to Henrico County. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Teleperformance is establishing the service center, the second in the state for the company. The governor's office says Teleperformance serves a global customer...

  • Va. small business owners advocate for Medicaid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of small business owners want Virginia House Republicans to drop their opposition to expanding publicly funded health care to low-income residents. Lee Russell, a butcher from Fredericksburg is scheduled to deliver a letter Wednesday signed by more than 400...

  • Va regs set hearings on Appalachian Power rates

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia regulators have scheduled hearings on rates that Appalachian Power charges customers for generation, distribution, and transmission services. The State Corporation Commission has set a Sept. 16 hearing in Richmond to review the electric provider's rates. Any...

  • Va. Tech massacre's 7th anniversary to be marked

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The victims of the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech will be remembered at ceremonies in Richmond and Blacksburg. One remembrance is scheduled Wednesday in Richmond's Capitol Square. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's chief of staff, Paul Regan, and Secretary of Education...

  • Officials celebrate Delmarva poultry industry

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Members of Delaware's congressional delegation are joining in an annual celebration of the Delmarva region's poultry industry. U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons both planned to attend the 58th annual Delmarva Poultry Industry banquet in Salisbury, Md. on Wednesday....

  • Metro resumes weekend work after 4-week break

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a four-week break for cherry blossom season, Metro is back to doing weekend work again. Metro says that beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, free shuttle buses will replace trains on portions of the orange and blue lines. On the orange line,...

  • DC to celebrate Emancipation Day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia leaders and residents are preparing to celebrate a holiday that's unique to the nation's capital. D.C. Emancipation Day commemorates the date in 1862 when President Abraham Lincoln freed all slaves in the city. Lincoln signed the Emancipation...

  • 751-foot ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A large ship has gone aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard says it has received reports of other ships dragging anchor due to high winds. Petty Officer First Class Brandyn Hill said the 751-foot vessel ended up in 15 feet of water Tuesday night but was...

  • Defense contractor agrees to $1.1M settlement

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal officials say a Virginia defense contractor has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that the company falsified its employees' qualifications to overbill the government. The settlement between Computer Sciences Corp. of Falls Church and the federal...

  • Va. community colleges relax speech restrictions

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Community College System relaxed its policy governing student speech and demonstrations Tuesday, less than a month after being sued by a student who was barred from preaching on campus. Community colleges spokesman Jeff Kraus said the executive committee of...



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