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  • CDC confirms respiratory illness in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is the latest state to detect a respiratory illness caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that Virginia is among 16 states where the infection enterovirus 68 has...

  • Marine from Virginia killed in Afghanistan

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 28-year-old Marine from Virginia was killed while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The Defense Department said Sgt. Charles C. Strong of Suffolk died Monday in Herat province. A NATO news release issued Tuesday said an...

  • Appeals court in Virginia hears strip-search cases

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court heard arguments Wednesday on whether jailers should be allowed to strip search people who are arrested but still awaiting arraignment. The cases out of West Virginia and Maryland pit individual privacy rights against the security needs of jails. A...

  • Higher education cuts likely to spare Va. students

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Students likely will be insulated from $90 million in cuts the McAuliffe administration is seeking this fiscal year and next from Virginia's public colleges and universities. Instead, the state will keep unfilled positions vacant, promote energy conservation, defer...

  • Married couple convicted of health care fraud

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The owner of a health care business and his wife have been convicted of health care fraud. A federal jury convicted W. Wayne Perry and Angela Perry in Norfolk on Tuesday. According to court records, Wayne Perry was the owner and operator of the Norfolk-based Community...

  • Va.-based relief group sends team to Iraq

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia-based relief organization is in Iraq, providing aid to displaced Christians. Operation Blessing says a team sent to Iraq this week is scheduled to begin delivering food and blankets on Wednesday. The aid is intended for Christians and Yazidis living in...

  • Va. man dies in paragliding accident

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a man has died in a paragliding accident south of Chesapeake. Media outlets report 27-year-old Jeff Toll of Virginia Beach was piloting the paraglider when it struck a power line Tuesday night on a farm where he'd flown for years. State Police...

  • Online grocer Relay Foods to expand Va. operations

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Online grocer Relay Foods is planning to invest more than $710,000 to expand its operations in Richmond, creating 75 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the expansion of Relay Foods' fulfillment center accommodates increased local demand and supports its entry into new markets....

  • Rally for Dave Brat to feature Sen. Jeff Sessions

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia 7th Congressional District Republican candidate Dave Brat's campaign is hosting an outdoor fundraising rally that will feature Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions and conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. The Brat campaign announced the event Tuesday. The...

  • Deadly domestic violence focus of Va. conference

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Deadly domestic violence is the focus of a conference in Williamsburg that will bring together law enforcement officials and advocates for victims of domestic abuse. The conference begins Wednesday and runs through Friday. Virginia's secretary of public safety and...

  • Va. hospitals lament limited health care expansion

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With an expansion of Medicaid in Virginia all but pronounced dead, the state's hospitals and health care systems are bracing for tough decisions on how to balance their budgets. Lawmakers are holding a special legislative session on the topic starting Thursday, but there's...

  • Va. attorney general sues major banks for $1.1B

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is suing some of the world's largest banks for $1.15 billion in damages related to the housing market crash, saying the financial institutions fraudulently sold risky mortgage-backed securities to the state's public pension system....

  • Report: 30 percent of Va. schools come up short

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia education officials say more than 30 percent of the state's public schools failed to meet full accreditation standards last year. The Department of Education reported Tuesday that 68 percent of the state's 1,827 schools were fully accredited based on Standards of...

  • Police to resume search for missing UVa student

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville police expect to resume the search for a University of Virginia student who has been missing since early Saturday. Lt. Ronnie Roberts said authorities searched a large area east of the university well Monday and found no trace of 18-year-old Hannah...

  • Buchanan couple killed in apparent murder-suicide

    OAKWOOD, Va. (AP) — Buchanan County's sheriff says the fatal shootings of an Oakwood couple are believed to be a murder-suicide. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/1DecMhX ) that deputies identified the victims as 56-year-old Katherine Diane Cline and her husband, 45-year-old...



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