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  • Virginia keeping drug used in botched executions

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the drugs used in three recent botched executions across the country will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection protocol, a spokesman for the prison system said Friday. Larry Traylor said the Department of Corrections is not considering eliminating midazolam...

  • Northbound I-81 in SW Virginia shut for repairs

    SALEM, Va. (AP) — A vehicle fire on Interstate 81 in southwest Virginia has forced the two northbound lanes to be closed for emergency asphalt repairs. The Virginia Department of Transportation says the fire occurred about 5 a.m. Friday near mile marker 167 in Botetourt County, heavily...

  • Stafford doctor facing federal drug charges

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have taken over the case of a Stafford County doctor who faces dozens of criminal charges related to overprescribing pain medication. Media outlets report 56-year-old Nibedita Mohanty was indicted in U.S. District Court in Alexandria on Thursday on...

  • Va. birthplace of Secretariat stages reunion

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — A weekend thoroughbred horse show at the farm that produced Triple Crown great Secretariat will be an equine family reunion of sorts. Organizers of the Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show say 51 horses that are related to Secretariat or other Meadow Farm champions will be...

  • Grant extends life of U.Va. theology program

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A $2.1 million grant is headed to a long-term theological research program at the University of Virginia. Called "The Project of Lived Theology," the program explores the relation between Christian spiritual beliefs and social practices. The grant is from the...

  • The Clinton machine declares war on one woman (and no, it's not Monica Lewinsky this time)

    Allies of Bill and Hillary Clinton have declared war against Barbara Comstock, the Republican candidate for Virginia's 10th District and former Clinton opposition researcher.

  • US issues 186 mining citations in June

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Mine Safety and Health Administration says inspectors issued 186 citations at 13 U.S. mining operations in June. Eleven of those mines were coal operations, while the others were metal and nonmetal. MSHA cited as examples Thursday coal mines in Virginia and West...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...



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