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  • Judge to rule soon on witness for ex-Va. governor

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An attorney hired by former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to provide expert testimony at his upcoming corruption trial said Thursday that the prosecution's star witness will reap substantial benefits from the government's suspension of evidence-gathering in two unrelated...

  • Thunderstorm causes damage, injures 10 in VB

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A severe thunderstorm blew through southeast Virginia on Thursday, injuring 10 people near the oceanfront in Virginia Beach and causing extensive damage in the city. Virginia Beach Fire Department Battalion Chief Amy Valdez said two of the injured were taken to a...

  • Virginia state revenues decline by $439 million

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia ended fiscal 2014 with a $438.5 million shortfall, a 1.6 percent drop from the year before. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration announced the shortfall Thursday. His office did not say whether the shortfall would lead to budget cuts. The governor signed a...

  • US accepts 285 Civil War battlefield acres in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Thursday that a Civil War battlefield where Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee saw his first major victory has been granted federal protection. Jewell toured the 285 acres on the Gaines Mill Battlefield in suburban Richmond and...

  • Storm causes part of US 58 to close to traffic

    FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a severe thunderstorm has resulted in U.S. 58 closing down between Franklin and Capron. Police say a tornado may have touched down Thursday afternoon, causing storm damage along the highway and on other roads in the area. Authorities are working...

  • Va. power company preps for offshore winds

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power's plan to develop a wind farm off Virginia's coast has brought a 110-foot ship to waters off Virginia Beach. The U.S.-flagged long-lift vessel will be working offshore from Camp Pendleton this month to obtain core samples of the ocean bottom...

  • 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. man accused of killing 2 to leave hospital

    STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A Lyndhurst man accused of killing two relatives in 2000 is being released from a state mental hospital to a group home. Mark T. Zawhorodny has been under state psychiatric care since he was found not guilty by reason of insanity in 2001. Media outlets report that an...

  • W.Va. woman sentenced for role in wire fraud

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman will spend more than four years in prison for her role in a Nigerian wire fraud scheme. U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy says 47-year-old Audrey Elaine Elrod of Bluefield, West Virginia, received a 52-month sentence this week in federal court in...

  • Rocky Mount celebrates Coca-Cola sign restoration

    ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) — Rocky Mount officials are celebrating the restoration of a Coca-Cola sign painted on an old downtown bottling plant. The building has been converted into a restaurant that will open soon. Media outlets report that Coca-Cola officials and local dignitaries held a...

  • Swimming advisory issued for Newport News beach

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Health officials are advising people to not swim at Hilton Park Beach in Newport News because of bacteria levels. The Peninsula Health District tells media outlets that samples collected Tuesday show bacteria levels in the water exceed state water quality standards....

  • 2 plead guilty in Va. reserve officer slaying case

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Two people have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the slaying of a Waynesboro reserve police officer. Leslie Hope Casterlow of Manassas and Anthony Lee White of Louisa are among nine people who were indicted on federal charges in the case. Online court...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...



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