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  • Va. man dies in paragliding accident

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a man has died in a paragliding accident south of Chesapeake. Media outlets report 27-year-old Jeff Toll of Virginia Beach was piloting the paraglider when it struck a power line Tuesday night on a farm where he'd flown for years. State Police...

  • Va.-based relief group sends team to Iraq

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia-based relief organization is in Iraq, providing aid to displaced Christians. Operation Blessing says a team sent to Iraq this week is scheduled to begin delivering food and blankets on Wednesday. The aid is intended for Christians and Yazidis living in...

  • Deadly domestic violence focus of Va. conference

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Deadly domestic violence is the focus of a conference in Williamsburg that will bring together law enforcement officials and advocates for victims of domestic abuse. The conference begins Wednesday and runs through Friday. Virginia's secretary of public safety and...

  • Rally for Dave Brat to feature Sen. Jeff Sessions

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia 7th Congressional District Republican candidate Dave Brat's campaign is hosting an outdoor fundraising rally that will feature Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions and conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. The Brat campaign announced the event Tuesday. The...

  • Online grocer Relay Foods to expand Va. operations

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Online grocer Relay Foods is planning to invest more than $710,000 to expand its operations in Richmond, creating 75 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the expansion of Relay Foods' fulfillment center accommodates increased local demand and supports its entry into new markets....

  • Appeals court in Va. to hear strip-search cases

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court in Virginia is set to hear arguments in two cases involving strip searches of people arrested and awaiting arraignment. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will conduct hearings on the cases out of West Virginia and Maryland on Wednesday in...

  • Va. hospitals lament limited health care expansion

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With an expansion of Medicaid in Virginia all but pronounced dead, the state's hospitals and health care systems are bracing for tough decisions on how to balance their budgets. Lawmakers are holding a special legislative session on the topic starting Thursday, but there's...

  • Va. attorney general sues major banks for $1.1B

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is suing some of the world's largest banks for $1.15 billion in damages related to the housing market crash, saying the financial institutions fraudulently sold risky mortgage-backed securities to the state's public pension system....

  • Report: 30 percent of Va. schools come up short

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia education officials say more than 30 percent of the state's public schools failed to meet full accreditation standards last year. The Department of Education reported Tuesday that 68 percent of the state's 1,827 schools were fully accredited based on Standards of...

  • Police to resume search for missing UVa student

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville police expect to resume the search for a University of Virginia student who has been missing since early Saturday. Lt. Ronnie Roberts said authorities searched a large area east of the university well Monday and found no trace of 18-year-old Hannah...

  • Buchanan couple killed in apparent murder-suicide

    OAKWOOD, Va. (AP) — Buchanan County's sheriff says the fatal shootings of an Oakwood couple are believed to be a murder-suicide. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/1DecMhX ) that deputies identified the victims as 56-year-old Katherine Diane Cline and her husband, 45-year-old...

  • Richmond police: 2 dead in apartment shooting

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond police say two people have been found dead inside an apartment. Capt. Martin A. Harrison tells media outlets that police received a call shortly after 10 p.m. Monday about shots fired at the Meadow Creek apartment complex. He says the bodies of a man and a woman...

  • Va. version of FDR's CCC seeking applicants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is looking for stewards of public lands under a program inspired by the Depression-era Civil Conservation Corps. The modern-day version is called the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps. The state Department of Conservation and Recreation is teaming up with the...

  • Va. geologists to probe Petersburg Battlefield

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — The state Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has received a $79,000 grant to begin work on a digital geologic map for Petersburg National Battlefield. The mapping is made possible through a grant from the National Park Service. DMME geologists will collect data to...

  • Governor, lawmakers announce Va. budget cuts

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers are planning to fill a $882 million budget shortfall by tapping the state government's rainy day fund and making cuts to various agencies, universities, and local governments. The plan won't affect K-12 school spending...



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