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  • Alcohol sales up at Va. ABC stores, restaurants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginians bought more alcohol in the state's beverage control stores and restaurants as the state agency again saw a record sales in the last fiscal year. The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says it has seen sales increase to record-breaking levels...

  • 5 cheetah cubs born at Metro Richmond Zoo

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Metro Richmond Zoo is celebrating the births of five cheetah cubs. Media outlets report that a 3-year-old cheetah named Milani gave birth to the cubs on Friday. Five other cubs were born at the zoo last October. One died in May from what was believed to be a bacterial...

  • James River shellfish harvesting closure lifted

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A portion of the James River has reopened to harvesting shellfish. Virginia public health officials closed the section in the Newport News area of the James to shellfish harvesting on Sept. 9 because of waters that had been fouled by sewage. The ban involved oysters and...

  • USS Mitscher to deploy to Middle East

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The USS Mitscher is preparing to leave Virginia on a deployment to the Middle East. The guided-missile destroyer is set to leave Naval Station Norfolk on Monday. The Navy says the ship will conduct and enforce maritime security operations. It will also provide for...

  • VDOT to hold public meeting on I-81 bridge project

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — The public has an opportunity to weigh in on the proposed replacement of two Interstate 81 bridges in Montgomery County. The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a citizen information meeting on the proposed project from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at...

  • Fire that killed 2 in Clark County investigated

    BERRYVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a house fire that killed two people in Clarke County appears to have been accidental. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the fire occurred at a two-story house in Berryville shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday. Authorities recovered the...

  • AmpliPhi BioSciences CEO Philip Young resigns

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The president and chief executive officer of AmpliPhi BioSciences Corp. has resigned. Richmond-based AmpliPhi says in a news release that Philip J. Young's departure was effective Sept. 15. The biotechnology company says Young's resignation was by mutual agreement with its...

  • 2 from Md. killed in Va. plane crash at race track

    ALTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say two people from Maryland were killed in a plane crash at Virginia International Raceway. The crash occurred Friday afternoon in Alton. Police say no one on the ground was injured. The two who were killed were the pilot and a passenger. State police...

  • Navy avoids lectures to fight sexual assaults

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — When it comes to sexual assault prevention, Navy leaders have gotten the message from their sailors: Enough with the boring PowerPoint presentations. This fall the Navy is opting for more interactive hands-on training that's intended to keep sailors from wanting to nap...

  • Hundreds search for missing UVa student

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Last Saturday, this town drew thousands of cheerful fans cheering the University of Virginia's football team's underdog win. This week, a far grimmer task brought hundreds of volunteers to campus: the search for sophomore Hannah Graham, who disappeared a week ago....

  • William and Mary receives $3 million donation

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former College of William and Mary rector and his wife have donated $3 million to establish a law school scholarship fund at the school. Henry C. Wolf and Dixie Davis Wolf are creating the 1779 Scholars Fund. Henry C. Wolf received a bachelor's degree in economics in...

  • USS Vella Gulf returns to Va. after deployment

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The USS Vella Gulf has returned to its home port in Virginia following a six-month deployment. The guided-missile cruiser arrived at Naval Station Norfolk on Saturday. The Navy says the ship conducted naval operations with allies and regional partners in support of U.S....

  • Partisanship an issue at Warner-Gillespie forum

    HERNDON, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie traded accusations Friday that the other candidate is too partisan. "He's not the senator he said he would be," Gillespie said at Senate campaign business forum, referring to Warner's self-description as bipartisan...

  • Redskins poll: Blacks, Democrats, women support name

    Virginia, once ruled by Pocahontas' father, overwhelmingly supports the Washington Redskins keeping its name, according to a new poll.

  • Historic Va. plantation sold to preservationist

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Carter's Grove, a Virginia plantation with ties to the earliest English settlers, has been sold for $7.2 million to a Chicago businessman and preservationist, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation said Friday. The sale to Samuel M. Mencoff includes the 18,700-square-foot...



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