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  • Lexington had highest jobless rate in June

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Lexington had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in June. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 11.4 percent. That's up from 10.4 percent in May and down from 11.9 percent a year ago. The statewide rate...

  • McAuliffe restores voting rights of 2.5K felons

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration has restored the voting rights of more than 2,500 Virginia felons since he's been in office. In April, McAuliffe announced that he was making it easier for felons to regain their voting rights. As part of that action, he reduced the...

  • DMV's mobile service centers traveling across Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' mobile service centers are travelling across the state to better help customers. Officials say the five "DMV 2 Go" service centers are making stops around the state in August. Each full service office provides all DMV transactions....

  • More road signs unveiled to promote Va. wine

    CHATHAM, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials are unveiling new road signs aimed at attracting more visitors to Virginia wineries. Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore unveiled the Southern Virginia Wine Region road signs this week at The Homeplace Vineyard in Chatham. The signs in...

  • Va. to hold back-to-school sales tax holiday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office says the annual back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin Friday and run through Sunday. During the three-day holiday, shoppers at retail stores statewide won't have to...

  • Virginia man whose son died pleads to charges

    BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — A Bedford man accused of waiting several hours to report the death of his 2-year-old son in order to clean up a meth lab in his home has pleaded guilty to child abuse and methamphetamine manufacturing. Media outlets report 26-year-old Michael Anthony Smith entered the plea...

  • Stamp depicts Civil War battle in Petersburg

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a Civil War stamp depicting the 1864 Siege at Petersburg. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday at the Petersburg National Battlefield for the new stamp. Officials say the ceremony will take place near the site of an...

  • Judge dismisses GreenTech suit in win for First Amendment: Examiner Editorial

    A federal judge in Mississippi last week threw out an $85 million defamation lawsuit brought by a politically connected corporation against a Virginia journalism non-profit.

  • Former Navy manager sentenced to 8 years in prison

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former manager at the Navy's Military Sealift Command has been sentenced to eight years in prison for receiving bribes. Kenny Toy was sentenced in federal court in Norfolk on Tuesday. Toy is the former afloat programs manager for the command. Court documents say Toy...

  • Sheriff: Campground hit by tornado may open soon

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — The Northampton County Sheriff's Office says the Eastern Shore campground that was struck by a tornado, resulting in two deaths may reopen soon. The sheriff's office released a statement on Tuesday saying the Cherrystone Campground on the Chesapeake Bay is expected to...

  • Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's marriage had 'broken down,' lawyer says

    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's marriage was broken and his wife developed a crush on a businessman who lavished her with expensive gifts and attention, an attorney for the first lady said Tuesday during the couple's corruption trial.

  • Senate confirms Harris nomination to appeals court

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Pamela Harris to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Harris fills a vacancy on the court created when Judge Andre Davis took senior status in February. The Richmond-based circuit has appellate jurisdiction over district...

  • US mine agency seeks civil penalty criteria change

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Federal mine regulators are proposing a change in the criteria for civil penalties for health and safety violations. The Mine Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday it will publish a proposed rule that would increase attention on more serious safety and health...

  • Ex-Va. alcohol agency employee pleads to theft

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former employee of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $239,000 from the agency. Twenty-nine-year-old Steven Hammond of Richmond entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Richmond. A routine review by the...

  • Former Virginia Congressman Caldwell Butler dies

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Caldwell Butler, a five-term Republican congressman from Virginia who helped draft the impeachment articles for President Richard Nixon, died Tuesday. He was 89. Butler, of Roanoke, represented Virginia's 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House from 1972 to 1982, a span...



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