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  • Environmental group list top Va. 15 for pollution

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Sierra Club has compiled a list of the top 15 ZIP codes in Virginia with the highest levels of toxic air emissions. The environmental group used data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to compile the list. Ranking at No. 1 was Covington, which had nearly 3...

  • Richmond settles alleged fed water act violations

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Richmond has agreed to pay $12,000 to settle alleged violations of Clean Water Act regulations that protect waterways from polluted stormwater runoff. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the city has agreed to pay the penalty to settle the alleged...

  • Healthy Virginians aim of state panel

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — First lady Dorothy McAuliffe is joining a panel of public health experts intent on promoting policies to ensure a healthier Virginia. The Virginia Department of Health is convening the meeting Wednesday at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Called the...

  • APM Terminals in Portsmouth being sold

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A port terminal in Portsmouth says it is being sold to a partnership. APM Terminals says terms of the sale to U.S. infrastructure investment firm Alinda Capital Partners LLC and England-based private-sector pension fund Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd. weren't...

  • Man convicted in Va. teen's death to be sentenced

    LOVINGSTON, Va. (AP) — A man convicted of abducting and killing a Nelson County teenager is due back in court for sentencing. Jurors recommended two life sentences for 48-year-old Randy Taylor, who was found guilty in the August 2013 death of 17-year-old Alexis Murphy. Her body has never been...

  • Norfolk Southern reports 2Q earnings Wednesday

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern railroad will release its second-quarter earnings report Wednesday morning. Investors will be looking to see how well the railroad recovered from the severe cold that slowed traffic in the first three months of the year and whether coal demand improved...

  • McAuliffe heads West to fundraise

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is planning a trip to Los Angeles and Aspen, Colorado, to fundraise for his political action committee. McAuliffe is scheduled to be in Los Angeles on Wednesday for a fundraiser hosted by billionaire grocery store magnate Ron Burkle,...

  • VSP police investigate deadly crash in no. Va.

    WARRENTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a northern Virginia man following a police chase. State police say Corey M. Chamberlain was thrown from his vehicle late Monday and taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment of...

  • McAuliffe orders spending on small businesses

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering state agencies to contract more often with small businesses and businesses owned by women and minorities. McAuliffe signed an executive order Tuesday at a minority-owned staffing company in Richmond. The order requires state...

  • Body in James River identified as missing boater

    JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — Authorities have identified a body that was found in the James River as that of a boater who had been missing. Laurie Naismith with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission said Tuesday that the body of Kenneth Leary of Lanex was identified through fingerprints....

  • Tests show fox that bit girl in Henrico was rabid

    HENRICO, Va. (AP) — Henrico County police say a fox that bit a girl's ankle has tested positive for rabies. Police spokeswoman Lt. Linda N. Toney says the fox was shot Sunday by an adult family member after he saw it bite the girl. Toney says the people who were exposed to the fox have...

  • Police investigate 2 bodies found at Evington home

    EVINGTON, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose partially decomposed bodies were found at a home in Bedford County. The Bedford County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that a neighbor called police on Saturday after finding the woman's body. Deputies...

  • Falcon that hit Richmond building to lose eye

    WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — The Wildlife Center of Virginia says a young peregrine falcon that flew into a building in downtown Richmond will undergo surgery to remove its left eye. The center in Waynesboro says the female falcon's eye has atrophied. The falcon won't be released after it recovers...

  • Virginia humanities projects receive grants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eleven humanities projects in Virginia have received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The National Endowment for the Humanities announced the grants Monday. The Virginia projects total nearly $2 million in funding. The largest grant of more than...

  • Va. Lottery warns consumers of lottery scams

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Lottery is launching a campaign to warn people about fake lottery scams. Officials say the "Play Smart" campaign is aimed at informing both lottery players and non-players to be careful when someone tells they're told they've won a large prize. While the...



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