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  • Submarine Squadron 6 gets new commander

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk-based submarine squadron has a new commanding officer. Capt. Blake Converse became the commander of Submarine Squadron Six on Friday. He's taking over for Capt. Paul Snodgrass, who will become the chief of staff for Submarine Force Atlantic. The change of command...

  • Va. mother charged after son found in street

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Newport News have charged a woman whose son was found wandering in a street alone. Media outlets reports 25-year-old Kristy McClemmy was charged with felony child neglect Friday. Police spokeswoman Holly McPherson says officers found the 5-year-old boy in a...

  • VIDEO: Eric Cantor to leave Congress this month

    After a shocking primary loss in June, the long-serving Republican will leave Capitol Hill for good Aug. 18.

  • Ticket sales for Va. fair begin online in August

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — Advance tickets for the 2014 State Fair of Virginia are set to go on sale in a few weeks. The Virginia Farm Bureau says discounted online ticket sales are set to begin Aug. 11 and run through Sept. 23. The fair will take place Sept. 26 through Oct. 5 at The Meadow Event...

  • ACLU re-elects officers in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia's board of directors has re-elected Jeffrey Kerr to another term as president. The ACLU on Friday also announced the re-election of its vice president, treasurer and secretary. The ACLU says four new members also were elected...

  • 8 Va. teens plead no contest in school vandalism

    HENRICO, Va. (AP) — Eight teenagers have been ordered to perform 100 hours of community service for a prank at a Henrico County high school. The students pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of misdemeanor vandalism Thursday. A trespassing charge was dropped. Media outlets report the...

  • Memorial set for Va. Guard soldiers killed in 2004

    WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — The Virginia National Guard is holding a memorial ceremony for two soldiers killed in action 10 years ago. Officials say a service is planned Friday night in Winchester in honor of 39-year-old Staff Sgt. Craig Cherry and 36-year-old Sgt. Bobby Beasley. Cherry was a...

  • Virginia kicks off 3rd annual craft beer month

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is kicking off its third annual craft beer month. Events are scheduled throughout the state during August at breweries, restaurants and hotels to celebrate Virginia's more than 80 craft breweries. Among the events is the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest scheduled for...

  • Va. man convicted on federal drug, firearm charges

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Newport News man faces prison time after being convicted for his participation in a decade-long drug conspiracy. Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Kelvin L. Brown was convicted by a federal jury on Wednesday on drug and firearms charges. According to court records...

  • Va. hospital system offers credit monitoring

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A health care company is offering free credit monitoring to staff and more than 2,000 patients after an ex-worker was charged with stealing credit card information from cancer patients. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1m1wd2r) reports 33-year-old T'sha Riddick was...

  • Virginia, student settle ABC lawsuit for $212,500

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The state of Virginia has reached a $212,500 settlement with a University of Virginia student who was arrested after her purchase of water was mistaken for beer. Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced the settlement Wednesday night with Elizabeth Daly, who had filed a...

  • Dominion gives grants to Va environmental groups

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Resources' charitable foundation is awarding grants to 33 environmental organizations in Virginia. The Richmond-based energy provider says the groups will share $500,000. The grants support projects that protect and preserve natural habitats, prevent pollution,...

  • Grants available for vets, minority farmers in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Grants are being made available for minority farmers and ranchers and military veterans in Virginia who are new to farming and ranching. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says more than $9 million in federal funding is available. Officials say...

  • Costs for higher education in Virginia rise

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The amount paid by students at public colleges and universities in Virginia is increasing. The State Council of Higher Education of Virginia says undergraduates at public four-year schools will see an average increase of about 5 percent, or $544, in tuition and fees in the...

  • Va-area artifacts vie for 'endangered' designation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some of the area's most unique relics are vying for the title of Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. The program sponsored by the Virginia Association of Museums is designed to create awareness of the importance of preserving artifacts. While the designation doesn't...



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