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  • Man killed by falling equipment from truck in Va.

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Newport News say a man has died after a metal object from a flatbed truck fell on him. Police spokeswoman Holly McPherson says in a news release the 79-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday's accident in Newport News. McPherson says two...

  • 2 hurt in separate mishaps on Va.'s Eastern Shore

    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Two people have been injured in separate incidents during the start of the holiday weekend on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The Eastern Shore News (http://delmarvane.ws/1pdlHW8 ) reports the injuries occurred Friday afternoon at Assateague Island National Seashore....

  • 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...

  • Newport News man arrested following pursuit

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Newport News man has been arrested after speeding off from a traffic stop and then fleeing on foot. Virginia State Police say 42-year-old Jeremiah Gibson was observed at an authorized vehicles only crossover on Interstate 64 near the 252 mile marker around 6 a.m....

  • Va. gets grant for education, workforce training

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has been selected to receive a $170,000 grant to help better align education and workforce training with economic development priorities. In addition to the grant from the National Governor's Association, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday that Virginia also has been...

  • VDOT seeks to smooth Labor Day weekend travels

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Transportation is smoothing the way for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. From noon Friday until noon Sept. 2, VDOT will suspend most road work and lift lane closures on most interstates to ease the travel woes of Labor Day...

  • Va. agency awards money for alcohol education

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is doling out more than $81,000 in grant money to support alcohol education and prevention efforts. Officials say the grant money is being given to 11 organizations throughout Virginia as part of its inaugural Education...

  • Va. AG commits to hiring, protecting veterans

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is taking steps to hire more veterans in his office and protect them from fraud. Herring announced Thursday that he'll sign "The Patriot Pledge" and begin the process of making his office a certified "Virginia Values Veterans"...

  • UVa. architect to step down after 11-year tenure

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The architect that oversaw planning for the $50 million restoration of the University of Virginia's iconic Rotunda is stepping down. The Charlottesville school said Friday that David Neuman plans to resign from his post in October after an 11-year tenure. During his...

  • Grants awarded to protect battlefields in 3 states

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service has awarded more than half a million dollars in grants to help protect four Civil War battlefields in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The funding includes $267,164 to preserve about 107 acres of the Bentonville Battlefield in North...

  • Rocket launch from Wallops Island tests new tech

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets. NASA says a Black Brant IX suborbital rocket was launched at 5 a.m. Thursday from the agency's Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern...

  • Virginia wildlife center to release bald eagle

    DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — A bald eagle found at a Pulaski County landfill is being released back into the wild. The Wildlife Center of Virginia plans to release the eagle on Thursday at Claytor Lake State Park. The release is open to the public. The eagle was found unresponsive by landfill workers...

  • Workshop on historic cemeteries set in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Historic Resources will hold a workshop on cemeteries this fall. The workshop will be held Oct. 3 and 4 at Menokin Baptist Church in the Richmond County community of Warsaw. Among the topics of discussion will be the proper care and maintenance...

  • Police: Diplomat accused of beating; no charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The ambassador of Equatorial Guinea is suspected of beating his daughter with a wooden chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity, police said Wednesday. Arlington County Police were called to the diplomatic residence Monday night for the report of a...



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