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  • Sailor aboard Va.-based destroyer dies

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Pentagon says a sailor assigned to a Norfolk-based destroyer has died during deployment. Media outlets report 23-year-old Yeshabel Villot Carrasco of Parma, Ohio, died aboard the destroyer James E. Williams. The Pentagon described the circumstances surrounding the...

  • Opening statements set in ex-Va. governor's trial

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Opening statements are scheduled in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will lay out their case for an eight-man, four-woman jury Tuesday. Jury selection took all day Monday. The McDonnells...

  • Senate confirms Harris nomination to appeals court

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Pamela Harris to the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Harris fills a vacancy on the court created when Judge Andre Davis took senior status in February. The Fourth Circuit is based in Richmond and has appellate...

  • Warner: Export-Import Bank supports Va. port jobs

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner traveled to Hampton Roads to rally support for reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank, saying it helps support thousands of port-related jobs in the area and helps companies in all corners of the state compete in the global marketplace. The...

  • Mark Warner, Ed Gillespie trade barbs in first Senate debate

    Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie met over the weekend for the first debate in the 2014 Virginia Senate race.

  • Witness list released in McDonnell trial

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed a list of 61 potential witnesses in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife. Among those on the witness list are Maureen McDonnell and the couple's three children, Sean, Rachel and Bobby. The witness list and...

  • Va. stalking suspect arrested a 2nd time in W.Va.

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant earlier this month in West Virginia has been arrested a second time after authorities said he failed to turn himself in on stalking charges in Danville. Media outlets report 30-year-old Berkley Allen Furgurson of...

  • Virginia motorist gets 2 years in pedestrian death

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Henrico County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to two years in prison in a pedestrian's hit-and-run death. Media outlets report a Richmond circuit judge sentenced 52-year-old Barry E. Mallory to the maximum 10 years in prison but suspended eight years of...

  • Banjo, fiddle contests set for Va. state fair

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — The State Fair of Virginia is seeking banjo players and fiddlers for a contest. The fair's open and youth fiddle and banjo contests will be held on Oct. 4 in the Triple Crown Amphitheater at Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. Registration will take place on the day of...

  • Va. birthplace of Secretariat stages reunion

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — More than 50 horses whose bloodlines trace back to Triple Crown great Secretariat and other Meadow Farm champions have gathered for a reunion. Media outlets report horses and their trainers trotted around an outdoor ring at Meadow Event Park in Caroline County on Saturday...

  • Warner, Gillespie trade jabs in 1st Senate debate

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie had a heated exchange over women's health issues Saturday during their first debate, with Warner accusing Gillespie of wanting to "ban certain forms of common contraception." "This is...

  • James River 'classroom' departs for final journey

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The final leg of a "floating classroom" along the 340-mile length of the James River is entering its final leg. Called the James River Expedition, the adventure involves 30 students from 17 high schools who collectively travel the James, starting from Iron Gate in western...

  • Key players in former governor's corruption case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Here are some of the key players in the federal corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell. Their trial begins Monday. BOB McDONNELL: The 71st governor of Virginia was a rising star in the Republican Party and was widely...

  • AP source: Former AG subpoenaed in McDonnell trial

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation has told The Associated Press that former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The person told the AP on Friday that Cuccinelli has...

  • Rockefeller, Zinni elected to Williamsburg panel

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller has been elected to the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The West Virginia Democrat's addition to the board was announced by the Virginia historic attraction Friday. The foundation also said retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen....



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