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  • Local performers being booked for Va. State Fair

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — Organizers for the 2014 State Fair of Virginia are seeking Virginia musicians, dancers and others to perform at the fall event. Officials say they're accepting applications from Virginia-based performers for the event's local music venue. One-hour slots are available on...

  • Va. opens newest ABC store with new design

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is celebrating the opening of its newest store that features a new design that's intended to be more shopper-friendly. Officials say the store in Leesburg is the second of the new store format. Officials marked the...

  • Va. changes regs on long-term care insurance

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia regulators are encouraging long-term care insurance policyholders to take advantage of changes that strengthen protections against unintentional coverage lapses due to nonpayment. The Bureau of Insurance of the State Corporation Commission says insurers have long...

  • New Va. state transportation map available

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials say the state's new transportation map is now available. The Virginia Department of Transportation said more than 2 million maps are available at state welcome centers and by request at safety rest areas. State maps also are available at VDOT offices...

  • Korean firm to pay $2M to settle case in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A South Korean chemical company has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a criminal complaint alleging attempted theft of a competitor's trade secrets. The complaint against Toray Chemical Korea Inc. was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Richmond. In an accompanying...

  • Republicans announce special session on Medicaid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republican legislative leaders have scheduled a special session in September to debate whether to expand Medicaid eligibility, something GOP lawmakers have already made clear they oppose. House Speaker William J. Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K....

  • Reactions to Confederate flag removal in Va. mixed

    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — A plan to remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel on Washington and Lee University's campus is drawing mixed reactions from members of the community. University president Kenneth Ruscio told faculty and students on Tuesday that the Lexington school is removing the...

  • 2 tornadoes confirmed in Va. in wake of hurricane

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that two weak tornadoes touched down in Virginia Beach and Norfolk from Hurricane Arthur's rain bands. Media outlets report that the tornadoes early last Friday morning moved into areas briefly, toppling trees, damaging siding and...

  • Virginia gov orders evaluation of state contracts

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering the evaluation of the state's major information technology and service contracts. McAuliffe on Wednesday directed Virginia's secretaries of administration, finance and technology to deliver a report on the state's contracting...

  • Group: Cutting carbon emissions crucial in Va.

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Cutting carbon emissions and buffering Virginia's shoreline are crucial to heading off future flooding and coastal damage likely to be caused by sea level rise, an environmental group said Wednesday. Using a flood-prone church near downtown Norfolk as a backdrop, the...

  • Correction: Libertarian Lawsuit story

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story July 3 about a Libertarian Party lawsuit challenging Virginia's ballot access laws, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the plaintiffs include nine former candidates. They are current candidates — one for U.S. Senate and eight for U.S. House of...

  • Fake ID sellers from Va., Rhode Island sentenced

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two more participants in a sophisticated multistate fake identification ring have been sentenced in federal court in Virginia. U.S. Attorney Dana Boente (BEN-tay) says 35-year-old Ivan Patino Sanchez of Richmond was sentenced this week to eight years in prison and...

  • Alexandria lifts moratorium on new bingo halls

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The public will get more places to play bingo in Alexandria after the city council temporarily lifted a moratorium on new bingo halls. The Town Talk reports (http://townta.lk/1rRv58s) the moratorium was lifted by resolution during Tuesday's regular council meeting....

  • Fluvanna police ID body found in burning car

    PALMYRA, Va. (AP) — Police have identified a body found in a burning car in Fluvanna County. The Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that firefighters found the body of 34-year-old Brandon Chad Bruce of Palmyra while extinguishing the fire last Thursday. The sheriff's office...

  • Man fatally shot in standoff in Washington County

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — A Washington County man is dead following a standoff with police. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says 55-year-old Dennis D. Morrell was fatally shot Tuesday evening after he threatened officers with a gun. Geller says the standoff began Tuesday afternoon...



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