More Virginia Articles

  • Va. toll road could cost $500m, not be built

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's aggressive push to build a toll road parallel to U.S. 460 from Suffolk to Petersburg may wind up costing taxpayers between $400 million to $500 million — with no road to show for it. Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne told perturbed...

  • U.Va. visitors approve 4.3 in-state tuition hike

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia's Board of Visitors has approved a 4.3 tuition increase for in-state students. The increase approved Wednesday is effective for the upcoming academic year. The increase includes all mandatory fees for first-year undergraduate students. The...

  • Norfolk attorney pleads guilty in fraud case

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk attorney has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole more than $2 million from real estate trust accounts. U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente's office says 44-year-old David R. Flynn pleaded guilty Wednesday to mail fraud and unlawful monetary transactions. Flynn owns...

  • USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An Air Force investigation says a plane crash that killed four people in Colombia this past fall occurred when the plane's pilots failed to stay over water and slammed into a hill. In October, three Americans and one Panamanian were killed while conducting drug...

  • Shipbuilding apprentices offered ODU degrees

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest industrial employer signed an agreement with Old Dominion University on Wednesday to allow some of its apprentices to earn a bachelor's degree while they complete their apprenticeship program. Newport News Shipbuilding is the only shipbuilder in the...

  • In richest U.S. county, 31 percent work for government

    Those who live in this nation's richest county and those who live its poorest have an important thing in common: a disproportionate dependence on government.

  • Judge approves Culpeper police shooting settlement

    CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — A judge has approved a $300,000 settlement of a lawsuit stemming from a fatal police shooting in Culpeper. Media outlets report that the family of Patricia Ann Cook will receive about $170,000 from the settlement. Nearly $130,000 will cover attorney's fees. The...

  • Police to step up festival traffic enforcement

    WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Police are planning a one-day traffic safety enforcement blitz during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. The Virginia State Police and the Frederick County Sheriff's Office are stepping up patrols on the county's highways Monday. State police say it is part of the...

  • Fire weather watch issued for Virginia

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Forestry has issued a fire weather watch for the entire state. The advisory issued Wednesday signals an increased threat of wildfires. Forestry officials say the watch has been issued because of predictions of low humidity and high winds,...

  • Dominion touts power from waste coal at Va plant

    ST. PAUL, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power says its power plant in Wise County has used nearly 1.1 million tons of waste coal since it began operating in July 2012. The Richmond-based energy provider says Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center near St. Paul uses waste coal from old mining...

  • Lawmakers return to consider McAuliffe vetoes

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers are returning to Richmond to consider Gov. Terry McAuliffe's changes to the General Assembly's 2014 legislation. Legislators will consider McAuliffe's vetoes and proposed changes to several dozen pieces of legislation during a one-day session Wednesday....

  • Bay Foundation: 2 amicus briefs back cleanup

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says more friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in support of a massive restoration of the estuary. The leading advocate for the bay's cleanup says one amicus brief has been filed by several cities, including New York, Baltimore, Los...

  • Mitt Romney gives to McDonnell defense fund

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Newly released tax records show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter of this year, a sizeable haul that's still far short of the $1 million-plus the fund's founder has said is needed. Mitt Romney, the 2012...

  • Affidavit: 2 of 4 fire victims possibly stabbed

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Court documents indicate two of the four people found dead after a Petersburg house fire may have been fatally stabbed. Media outlets report that a detective said in a search warrant affidavit that he saw wounds on two victims consistent with puncture wounds, and a...

  • Bizarre behavior fuels questions in Va. killings

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Alexandria Police have never referred to Charles Severance as a suspect as they investigate three unsolved, possibly connected slayings in the city. But Severance has caught authorities' attention, and on Wednesday a West Virginia judge will hear arguments on whether...



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