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  • McAuliffe orders spending on small businesses

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering state agencies to contract more often with small businesses and businesses owned by women and minorities. McAuliffe signed an executive order Tuesday at a minority-owned staffing company in Richmond. The order requires state...

  • Body in James River identified as missing boater

    JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — Authorities have identified a body that was found in the James River as that of a boater who had been missing. Laurie Naismith with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission said Tuesday that the body of Kenneth Leary of Lanex was identified through fingerprints....

  • Tests show fox that bit girl in Henrico was rabid

    HENRICO, Va. (AP) — Henrico County police say a fox that bit a girl's ankle has tested positive for rabies. Police spokeswoman Lt. Linda N. Toney says the fox was shot Sunday by an adult family member after he saw it bite the girl. Toney says the people who were exposed to the fox have...

  • Police investigate 2 bodies found at Evington home

    EVINGTON, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose partially decomposed bodies were found at a home in Bedford County. The Bedford County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that a neighbor called police on Saturday after finding the woman's body. Deputies...

  • Falcon that hit Richmond building to lose eye

    WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — The Wildlife Center of Virginia says a young peregrine falcon that flew into a building in downtown Richmond will undergo surgery to remove its left eye. The center in Waynesboro says the female falcon's eye has atrophied. The falcon won't be released after it recovers...

  • Virginia humanities projects receive grants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eleven humanities projects in Virginia have received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The National Endowment for the Humanities announced the grants Monday. The Virginia projects total nearly $2 million in funding. The largest grant of more than...

  • Funds available in Va. to address military impacts

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Funding is available for Virginia localities to address issues related to encroachment of military or security installations. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the grants are being supported by $4.36 million from the Virginia Federal Action Contingency Trust Fund. The fund was...

  • Va. firefighters to combat wildfires in Oregon

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Firefighters from the Virginia Department of Forestry are helping to combat wildfires in central Oregon. More than 20 agency employees are heading to Oregon to work as part of a wildfire hand crew and as incident managers. The crew is expected to be deployed for 16 days....

  • Va. historic area marking 'First Assembly Day'

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Historic Jamestowne is gearing up to commemorate the anniversary of the first legislative assembly in English North America. Officials say two events are being held to mark the milestone. On Saturday, an interactive presentation is set to take place at the Historic...

  • Va. Lottery warns consumers of lottery scams

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Lottery is launching a campaign to warn people about fake lottery scams. Officials say the "Play Smart" campaign is aimed at informing both lottery players and non-players to be careful when someone tells they're told they've won a large prize. While the...

  • Va. panel promises changes in mental health system

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawmakers on a newly formed panel on Monday promised a top-to-bottom review of Virginia's mental health system with the goal of making it a model for the rest of the country. The panel's first act was to elect state Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath County, as its chairman. Deeds...

  • Arch Coal idles mine complex in Va., Ky.

    APPALACHIA, Va. (AP) — Arch Coal says it is idling the Cumberland River Coal Company complex in Wise County, Virginia, and Letcher County, Kentucky. Officials said Monday that more than 210 full-time positions are being eliminated by the move. Arch Coal CEO John Eaves says the company is...

  • Correction: Marine Training story

    BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) — In a story July 19 about military training exercises, The Associated Press, relying on a news release from the Marine Corps, reported erroneously where the training would take place. The military will be using the private Falwell Airport in Lynchburg as a staging area,...

  • Va. records best oyster harvest since 1987

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is marking its largest oyster harvest in more than 25 years. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Monday that the state's oyster harvest jumped 25 percent last year to the highest seen since 1987. Over the past 12 years, Virginia's oyster harvest has increased from...

  • Va. House GOP seeks 2 new veteran nursing homes

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans want to prioritize funding for two new nursing homes for veterans with money originally meant to renovate the state Capitol complex. House Majority Leader Kirk Cox introduced legislation Monday to spend $57 million originally earmarked for a...



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