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  • Va. corrections officials tout offender training

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Department of Corrections program is training nonviolent offenders for a career in wastewater treatment. Eleven apprentices have completed the year-long program and 10 have passed the Class 4 wastewater certification and received an operator's license. At least...

  • Va. records first case of horse with EEE

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has its first confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the 2-year-old Arabian from Suffolk was vaccinated more than a year ago but was not revaccinated this year. The disease has a mortality...

  • No Medicaid action in special Va. session

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There was plenty of talking but little action Thursday as Virginia state lawmakers held special session to discuss whether the state's Medicaid program should expand. Republican leaders, who have stymied Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's efforts to expand Medicaid...

  • Obama names bench nominee for US court in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated Elizabeth K. Dillon for the bench of the U.S. District Court for the western district of Virginia. Dillon's selection Thursday was among seven nominees nationwide announced by the president. Dillon is a former assistant city attorney...

  • No Medicaid action expected in Virginia session

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There will be plenty of talking but probably not much action when Virginia state lawmakers reconvene to discuss whether the Medicaid program should be expanded. Both the state House and Senate are set to meet Thursday at noon at the Capitol. Republican leaders said they're...

  • NASA says rocket launch from Wallops postponed

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A scheduled rocket launch for the Department of Defense this weekend at NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility has been postponed. NASA didn't give a reason Thursday for the postponement of Saturday's launch of the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket. NASA says in a news...

  • Va. offering storm surge map for coastal areas

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia emergency management officials have created a new tool to help coastal residents assess the risks of rising water in a storm surge. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management says the Geographic Information System map provides users with the maximum storm...

  • Va. DMV cranking out birth certificates

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is celebrating a baby boom of sorts. The boom involves the sale of birth certificates at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. This month, that number topped 50,000 under a partnership with the state Division of Vital Records. Gov. Terry McAuliffe calls the...

  • CDC confirms respiratory illness in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is the latest state to detect a respiratory illness caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that Virginia is among 16 states where the infection enterovirus 68 has...

  • Marine from Virginia killed in Afghanistan

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 28-year-old Marine from Virginia was killed while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The Defense Department said Sgt. Charles C. Strong of Suffolk died Monday in Herat province. A NATO news release issued Tuesday said an...

  • Appeals court in Virginia hears strip-search cases

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court heard arguments Wednesday on whether jailers should be allowed to strip search people who are arrested but still awaiting arraignment. The cases out of West Virginia and Maryland pit individual privacy rights against the security needs of jails. A...

  • Higher education cuts likely to spare Va. students

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Students likely will be insulated from $90 million in cuts the McAuliffe administration is seeking this fiscal year and next from Virginia's public colleges and universities. Instead, the state will keep unfilled positions vacant, promote energy conservation, defer...

  • Married couple convicted of health care fraud

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The owner of a health care business and his wife have been convicted of health care fraud. A federal jury convicted W. Wayne Perry and Angela Perry in Norfolk on Tuesday. According to court records, Wayne Perry was the owner and operator of the Norfolk-based Community...

  • 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...

  • 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...



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