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  • Tanker overturns, spills gas on I-95 in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state police say a tanker truck has overturned and spilled gasoline on Interstate 95 in Chesterfield County. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the southbound truck collided with another vehicle at 6:07 a.m. Thursday near the 57-mile marker. The truck then veered...

  • More honors for Appalachian legend Ralph Stanley

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Appalachian music master Ralph Stanley is being honored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The southwest Virginia legend will be honored by the academy in October in a class that also includes Al Pacino, writers John Irving and Annie Proulx and the man who...

  • Va. to join higher ed distance learning agreement

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia higher education officials are working to make it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia voted this week to join a multi-state reciprocity agreement that deals with...

  • Survey: honey bee colony losses in Va. continue

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia continues to see steep honey bee colony losses. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says a survey from October through April found that nearly 33 percent of managed honey bee colonies in the state died. The rate is higher than the...

  • Bodies of woman, child found in Norfolk home

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Norfolk are investigating the deaths of a woman and a young girl. Cpl. Melinda Wray says the bodies were found Wednesday at a home in Norfolk. Neighbors told media outlets the victims were a 5-year-old girl with special needs and her mother. The victims' names...

  • US announces Va. refunds under Affordable Care Act

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly $9 million in refunds from insurance companies are headed to 104,000 consumers in Virginia. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the refunds Thursday, crediting the Affordable Care act. Burwell said the refunds in Virginia will average...

  • Man gets 2 life terms for Va. teenager's slaying

    LOVINGSTON, Va. (AP) — A man convicted of abducting and killing a Nelson County teenager was sentenced Wednesday to two life terms in prison. Nelson County Circuit Judge J. Michael Gamble imposed the sentence recommended by jurors who convicted Randy Taylor in the August 2013 death of...

  • Southwest Va. man gets life for parents' slaying

    TAZEWELL, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading no contest in connection with the 2009 slayings of his parents at a pizza shop they operated in Tazewell (TAZ'-wehl) County. According to media reports, Christopher Dean Looney was sentenced on the capital...

  • Man gets sentenced for shooting at Va. college

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Christiansburg man will serve 38 years in prison for shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside an area mall. Media outlets report that 19-year-old Neil Allan MacInnis was sentenced Wednesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court to 68 years in...

  • Sailor dies following fall from barracks balcony

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says one of its sailors has died after falling from the sixth-floor balcony of a barracks at Naval Station Norfolk. The Navy says the sailor was of two that got into an altercation at Wall Manor on Tuesday night. Wall Manor is a barracks for transient personnel....

  • Report outlines impact of national parks in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Fewer people visited Virginia's national park sites last year and spent less money during those visits, according to a report by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The report outlines the number of visits and the economic impact at the country's 400-plus sites in the...

  • Fitness company to expand Va manufacturing plant

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Fitness equipment maker Core Health & Fitness is planning to invest $2 million to expand a Grayson County manufacturing plant, creating 250 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced plans Wednesday to expand the former Med-Fit operation that has made Nautilus fitness equipment...

  • Would the last person leaving blue Maryland please turn out the lights?

    At least 160 Marylanders are about to lose their jobs because of the constitutional myopia of the state's corrupt liberal Democratic establishment. It's a sad illustration of the dire results of one-party rule.

  • 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...



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