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  • Va. panel promises changes in mental health system

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawmakers on a newly formed panel on Monday promised a top-to-bottom review of Virginia's mental health system with the goal of making it a model for the rest of the country. The panel's first act was to elect state Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath County, as its chairman. Deeds...

  • Arch Coal idles mine complex in Va., Ky.

    APPALACHIA, Va. (AP) — Arch Coal says it is idling the Cumberland River Coal Company complex in Wise County, Virginia, and Letcher County, Kentucky. Officials said Monday that more than 210 full-time positions are being eliminated by the move. Arch Coal CEO John Eaves says the company is...

  • Correction: Marine Training story

    BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) — In a story July 19 about military training exercises, The Associated Press, relying on a news release from the Marine Corps, reported erroneously where the training would take place. The military will be using the private Falwell Airport in Lynchburg as a staging area,...

  • Va. records best oyster harvest since 1987

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is marking its largest oyster harvest in more than 25 years. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Monday that the state's oyster harvest jumped 25 percent last year to the highest seen since 1987. Over the past 12 years, Virginia's oyster harvest has increased from...

  • Va. House GOP seeks 2 new veteran nursing homes

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans want to prioritize funding for two new nursing homes for veterans with money originally meant to renovate the state Capitol complex. House Majority Leader Kirk Cox introduced legislation Monday to spend $57 million originally earmarked for a...

  • Va. Tech institute receives 2 federal contracts

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The federal government has awarded two contracts potentially worth $55 million to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Virginia Tech said Monday that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration awarded a contract to further study commercial truck driver...

  • James River body found near where man disappeared

    JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a body found in the James River near the area where a boater disappeared over the weekend. Laurie Naismith with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission tells media outlets that a jet skier found the body Sunday evening near the...

  • Man's body found in New River in Radford

    RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Radford police are investigating the death of a Pulaski man whose body was found in the New River. Police identified the victim as 41-year-old Kelly Floyd Marshall. Police tell media outlets that Marshall's body was found Sunday evening west of a train trestle that...

  • Va. Beach provides online video of bridge project

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach residents and commuters can watch the progress of a bridge replacement project online. The city has installed a time-lapse camera that shows construction of the new $78 million Lesner Bridge over the Lynnhaven Inlet. Media outlets report that the...

  • Frigate Elrod returns to Va. homeport

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The USS Elrod has returned to Norfolk Naval Station following the frigate's completion of its final scheduled deployment. The Navy says the Elrod returned Saturday after her deployment to the 6th Fleet area, with port visits to Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. Cmdr. Brad...

  • Volunteers help maintain Va. parkway cemeteries

    BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY, NEAR MILE MARKER 142, Va. (AP) — The epitaph on Mellawalka Wilson's tombstone got the story half right. "Gone But Not Forgotten." Judging by the tangle of weeds and rotten chestnut fence rails in this small graveyard, she has most certainly been forgotten. Mellawalka...

  • White House party crasher fails to make ballot

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One-time White House party crasher and former reality television figure Tareq Salahi has failed to submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot Independent Green Party candidate for outgoing U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's seat in Congress. The...

  • Virginia jobless rate inches up to 5.3 percent

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's unemployment rate inched up in June to 5.3 percent, the second consecutive monthly increase. The Virginia Employment Commission reported Friday that the state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased by less than a full percentage point last month....

  • NC, Va. groups to monitor coal ash in Dan River

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two water protection groups are teaming up to continue monitoring the Dan River for large deposits of coal ash from a massive spill in North Carolina that flowed into Virginia. The planned long-term monitoring comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded...

  • 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....



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