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  • Navy: Nuclear shipyard workers got unearned credit

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of nuclear workers at a Navy shipyard have been placed on restrictive duty after investigators discovered they were given credit for attending continuing training they didn't actually attend, an official said Tuesday. Norfolk Naval Shipyard spokesman Jeff Cunningham...

  • Norfolk cites town house complex for violations

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A town house rental complex in Norfolk has been cited for more than 200 violations of the city's building code. City spokeswoman Lori Crouch tells media outlets that the violations include electrical, mechanical and plumbing problems. Crouch says city inspectors issued 218...

  • NASA to conduct helicopter crash test at Langley

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NASA engineers will crash a former military helicopter on Wednesday that's been retrofitted with a variety of composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries. Interest in using carbon composites in airframe design has grown because it is a...

  • Navy: Aircraft carrier helps rescue 2 fishermen

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says a Virginia-based aircraft carrier helped rescue two fishermen off the coast of Florida. The Navy says the fishermen took to their life raft after unsuccessfully fighting an electrical fire aboard their vessel. The fishermen were the only two aboard the fishing...

  • 7 Va. localities designated drug trafficking areas

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Six cities and one county in Virginia are getting help from the federal government to reduce drug abuse and drug trafficking. Tazewell County and the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach have been designated as high intensity...

  • Disaster aid available for 3 SW Va. localities

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Federal disaster loans are available for small businesses and nonprofit organizations in three southwest Virginia localities. The U.S. Small Business Administration says a disaster declaration for part of Tennessee has been expanded to Scott and Washington counties, as well...

  • Hearing set on Salem commuter lot expansion

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Transportation is looking for public comment on the proposed expansion of a Park and Ride facility in Roanoke County. A public hearing on the project is set for Oct. 16 at the department's district office in Salem. The existing lot at exit 140 on...

  • Gov. announces $1.2 million agricultural grant

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is announcing new grant money aimed at helping the state's organic and local food markets. McAuliffe joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the State Fair of Virginia on Monday. McAuliffe's office said $1.2 million...

  • Chesterfield resident crowned Miss State Fair

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — The new Miss State Fair of Virginia has some big high heels to fill. Taylor Reynolds of Chesterfield County has been crowned as Courtney Garrett's successor. Garrett, of Prince Edward County, went on to win the 2014 Miss Virginia pageant and was first runner-up in the Miss...

  • US ag chief announces funding during Va. visit

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The federal government is making up to $31.5 million available for projects to help low-income residents buy more fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the funding on Monday with Virginia first lady Dorothy McAuliffe...

  • Fort Lee soldiers to return following deployment

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Family and friends are preparing to welcome home members of the Fort Lee-based 111th Quartermaster Company. The soldiers have completed a six-month deployment to Afghanistan and Kuwait. They are scheduled to return to Fort Lee on Monday. A redeployment ceremony is...

  • Virginia foods to be promoted at trade show

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia oysters, ham and other foods will be on display at a trade show in Miami in October. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says six Virginia firms will be exhibitors at the 18th Americas Food and Beverage Show. The show will be held Oct. 27...

  • 8 entries added to Va. Landmarks Registry

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The first dormitory built at Virginia Tech is among the eight new listings to the Virginia Landmarks Registry. Other freshly minted listings include a Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington designed by modernist architect Charles M. Goodman, an early to mid-19th century...

  • Va. mom charged with kidnapping her 3 children

    NORTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman faces charges of kidnapping her three children. The Wise County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that 50-year-old Lisa Cantrell of Pound was found with the children in West Virginia on Saturday. She is being held at the South Central Regional Jail in...

  • St. Francis routs Virginia Lynchburg 80-0

    LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — Khairi Dickson ran 10 times for 157 yards and three touchdowns and Marcus Bagley ran for three more scores Saturday and St. Francis (Pa.) routed Virginia University of Lynchburg 80-0. Dickson, the NCAA leader in rushing yards entering the game, scored on a 52-yard run on St....



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