More Virginia Articles

  • Sharp Elbows in Republican primaries

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There's been no free path to potential victory for Barbara Comstock as she tries to win the Republican primary contest next Saturday for the 10th Congressional District in northern Virginia. The front-runner has the blessing of most Republican elders and has already...

  • Person of interest sought in deadly Va. fire

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Petersburg police are searching for a person of interest in connection with a house fire that killed four people. Police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt said Sunday that 47-year-old Alexander Roosevelt Hill Jr. is wanted by Petersburg police for violating a protective order,...

  • VDOT to study proposed new Hampton Roads office

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Transportation is soliciting ideas from the private sector for a proposed new district office in Hampton Roads. The department and the city of Suffolk are seeking input from individuals, firms, teams or organizations that might have an interest...

  • Va. history learning center to be named for couple

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Historical Society is naming its new Learning Center in honor of a Richmond couple. The Carole and Marcus Weinstein Learning Center will complement the society's permanent and temporary exhibitions. The society says the Weinsteins have played leading roles...

  • Va. Beach mulls arena that could lure NBA, NHL

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Beach metropolitan area is one of the largest in the country without a major professional sports team, and numerous attempts to lure one here have repeatedly left sports fans in the area disappointed. The area's most recent flirtation with the NBA was...

  • Police: 4 found dead after Petersburg fire

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Petersburg police say they are investigating the deaths of four people after a house fire. Police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt told media outlets that the fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Four bodies were found. Hyatt said authorities are handling the case like...

  • Body found in Hanover County identified

    HANOVER, Va. (AP) — The Hanover County Sheriff's Office has identified a body found behind a business on Wednesday as that of a 55-year-old Petersburg man. Investigators said Friday that have not determined the cause of Mark P. Burns' death. They say Burns was last seen Monday morning in...

  • TSA: Ind. man arrested after gun found in bag

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — TSA officers at Lynchburg Regional Airport arrested a Bedford, Ind., man after they found a loaded gun in his carry-on baggage. The Transportation Security Administration says the .38-caliber handgun with five rounds was found Thursday as the bag passed through an X-ray...

  • USS Harry S. Truman, strike group returns to Va.

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Thousands of sailors were greeted Friday by cheerful friends and family who packed a pier at Naval Station Norfolk to welcome them home from a nine-month deployment. The ships of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group had been deployed to the waters near Europe and the...

  • Va.'s jobless rate rises to 5 pct in March

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate rose slightly to 5 percent in March. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up from 4.9 percent in February and down from 5.6 percent a year ago. Virginia had seen its jobless rate decline for...

  • Va. gov. changes policies on felons' voting rights

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced policy changes Friday that will make it easier for violent felons and drug offenders to regain their voting rights. The waiting period for violent felons to apply for restoration of rights has been reduced to three years from five, the...

  • Northwest Va. meeting to focus on heroin use

    WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Community leaders are coming together in Winchester to discuss what police call an alarming increase in heroin use. The meeting Friday will include law enforcement, medical and educational representatives and others to discuss prevention, enforcement and treatment...

  • Judge refuses to toss sentence for ID theft

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to throw out a Richmond woman's 14-year prison sentence for helping illegal aliens obtain driver's licenses and other identification. In a four-paragraph opinion Thursday, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson rejected Cynthia Salamanca's claim that...

  • Va. man gets prison for heroin death

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A Harrisonburg man who sold a deadly dose of heroin has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The U.S. attorney's office says 31-year-old Jean Paul Alvarado was found guilty in May 2013 to a single charge of distributing heroin resulting in death. He was sentenced...

  • Coast Guard cutter heading home to Va. waters

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Coast Guard cutter is heading back to Virginia waters after intercepting more than $100 million in cocaine in the Caribbean. The Legare is scheduled to return to its Portsmouth homeport on Saturday after a 49-day patrol. The Caribbean patrol included two high seas...



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