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  • 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...

  • Va.'s jobless rate rises to 5.6 pct in August

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate rose to 5.6 percent in August. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up from 5.3 percent in July and the same rate as a year ago. Virginia's jobless rate has increased for the past four months....

  • Former Va. governor, wife seek acquittal

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are asking a judge to toss out their convictions on public corruption charges. Defense lawyers filed motions Thursday asking U.S. District Judge James Spencer to acquit them, or at least order a new trial. Spencer...

  • Hail: 71% back Redskins name in Pocahontas' home state

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

  • Cold Harbor Battlefield prescribed burns planned

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service is planning to conduct prescribed burns at the Cold Harbor Battlefield unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Officials say the burn will take place in late September or early October on about 20 acres at Cold Harbor in Hanover County. The...

  • Virginia teen sentenced in parents' slayings

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk teenager convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of his parents has been sentenced to 25 years and 10 months in prison. Seventeen-year-old Vincent T. Parker was sentenced Thursday in Norfolk Circuit Court. He pleaded guilty in May before he was scheduled...

  • Va. seeks volunteers for U.Va. student search

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State emergency management officials are seeking volunteers for what they call a mass search Saturday for a missing University of Virginia student. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is organizing search volunteers in hopes of finding leads in the disappearance...

  • Va. corrections officials tout offender training

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Department of Corrections program is training nonviolent offenders for a career in wastewater treatment. Eleven apprentices have completed the year-long program and 10 have passed the Class 4 wastewater certification and received an operator's license. At least...

  • Va. records first case of horse with EEE

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has its first confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the 2-year-old Arabian from Suffolk was vaccinated more than a year ago but was not revaccinated this year. The disease has a mortality...

  • Va. museum projects get $1 million in grants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Six museum projects in Virginia are sharing $1 million in grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The funding is intended to support learning experiences, engage the community and make collections more accessible. Another goal is to safeguard the state's...

  • Local Va. tourism gets $850,000 boost

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than $850,000 in matching grant money is headed to 46 local tourism initiatives to help regional tourism officials attract more visitors. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the funding as part of Virginia Tourism Corp.'s marketing leverage program. Under the program, local...

  • No Medicaid action in special Va. session

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There was plenty of talking but little action Thursday as Virginia state lawmakers held special session to discuss whether the state's Medicaid program should expand. Republican leaders, who have stymied Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's efforts to expand Medicaid...

  • Obama names bench nominee for US court in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated Elizabeth K. Dillon for the bench of the U.S. District Court for the western district of Virginia. Dillon's selection Thursday was among seven nominees nationwide announced by the president. Dillon is a former assistant city attorney...

  • No Medicaid action expected in Virginia session

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There will be plenty of talking but probably not much action when Virginia state lawmakers reconvene to discuss whether the Medicaid program should be expanded. Both the state House and Senate are set to meet Thursday at noon at the Capitol. Republican leaders said they're...

  • NASA says rocket launch from Wallops postponed

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A scheduled rocket launch for the Department of Defense this weekend at NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility has been postponed. NASA didn't give a reason Thursday for the postponement of Saturday's launch of the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket. NASA says in a news...



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