More Virginia Articles

  • Ex-House majority leader joins investment bank

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has a new job as vice chairman and managing director of a global independent investment bank. New York-based Moelis & Company announced Cantor's appointment Tuesday in a news release. Cantor lost his re-election bid in the June...

  • Richmond's J.E.B Stuart monument vandalized

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond police are searching for whoever spray-painted graffiti on the city's J.E.B. Stuart monument. Police tell media outlets that someone spray-painted an expletive followed by "work" on the monument honoring the Civil War general. There also was a drawing of what...

  • Virginia farm real estate value increases

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The value of farm real estate in Virginia has increased over the past year. A federal survey shows that the value of land and buildings on farms was an average $4,320 per acre this year. That's up from $4,310 per acre in 2013. Cropland value increased by $10 per acre to...

  • NYC man to be sentenced in Va. for ID theft

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A December sentencing is set for a New York City man convicted of conspiring to steal identity and financial information from Wells Fargo Mortgage offices in four states. Thirty-six-year-old Jeffrey Washington faces up to 30 years in prison for conspiracy to commit bank...

  • Crews search for missing boater in New Kent County

    NEW KENT, Va. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a missing boater in New Kent County. Police tell media outlets that witnesses reported seeing the man jump into the Pamunkey River after his boat stalled. Witnesses said the man tried to swim to the shore. But he went under water and didn't...

  • Tobacco commission grants go to family connections

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia commission that invests money from a national tobacco settlement gave $21 million to an economic development group and a telephone cooperative run by family members of the commission's powerful chairman, according to a review of grants by The Associated Press....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 2-year-old dies after being left in van in Roanoke

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Roanoke police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl who was left in a van for an extended period of time. Police spokesman Scott Leamon says in a news release that authorities received a report of an unresponsive child at 4:27 p.m. Sunday. Emergency responders...

  • 3 rescued after jet ski overturns near Fort Monroe

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard says three men escaped injury after their jet ski overturned near Fort Monroe. A Coast Guard response boat crew rescued the men following the accident on Sunday. The Coast Guard says in a news release that the men swam to the Thimble Shoal range towers...

  • Driver faces charges in Va. wreck that killed 3

    KELLER, Va. (AP) — An Accomac man faces involuntary manslaughter charges stemming from a wreck that killed three people on the Eastern Shore. Virginia State Police also charged 36-year-old Bonfilio Velazquez with driving under the influence. He's being held without bond at the Eastern Shore...

  • Police: 3 killed in crash on Va. Eastern Shore

    KELLER, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say three people were killed in a head-on collision on the Eastern Shore. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says a van crossed the center line of U.S. Route 13 near Keller in Accomack County and hit a car shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday. The driver and two of...

  • At a town hall, a Democrat faces some heat but no fire

    Some vulnerable Democrats running for re-election have calculated that, in this election cycle, the risks of the unscripted format outweigh the benefits. 

  • Search for pilot who crashed off Va. shore halted

    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a pilot who lost consciousness and crashed a small airplane into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia shore. Petty Officer Nate Littlejohn says the search was halted Sunday morning after a civilian boater recovered a wheel and...

  • Virginia facility processes crab blood for med tests

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — The Port of Cape Charles is a study in contrasts: A major manufacturer of concrete construction components is located next to a natural area that protects habitat of a small beetle. A new mega-yacht service facility is juxtaposed with work boats laden with commercial...



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