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  • West Nile detected in mosquitoes in Norfolk

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk health officials say samples from mosquito pools in two neighborhoods have tested positive for West Nile virus. The Department of Public Health tells media outlets that one sample was collected in the city's Ingleside neighborhood on July 24. The other was collected...

  • Trial set for suspect in Va. Tech student's death

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a woman charged with killing a Virginia Tech student. Twenty-three-year-old Jessica Ewing is charged with first-degree murder and transporting, secreting or altering a body. Media outlets report that Ewing waived her right to a speedy trial...

  • Independence Lumber to rebuild, expand Va. plant

    INDEPENDENCE, Va. (AP) — A lumber company whose sawmill operation was destroyed by fire in 2012 is rebuilding and expanding production in Grayson County. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday that Independence Lumber plans to invest more than $5 million in the move that will retain 57 jobs and...

  • Virginia woman gets 15 years for child porn

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Suffolk woman has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. Twenty-three-year-old Sierra Danyelle Halsey was sentenced Monday in federal court in Norfolk. Prosecutors say Halsey produced child porn on several occasions with a 1-year-old...

  • Hansen Turbine to expand Va. manufacturing plant

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A manufacturer of coating spray applications for the aircraft and turbine parts coating industry is planning to invest $2.5 million to expand its operations in Grayson County. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday that Hansen Turbine's plans for sister company Falcon Turbine to...

  • Delay responses filed in Va. gay marriage case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The clock is ticking on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will delay a ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. Attorneys representing a county clerk in Virginia have asked the nation's highest court to stay the decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

  • United Mine Workers president Roberts re-elected

    TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) — United Mine Workers union President Cecil Roberts has been re-elected to a new five-year term. The Triangle, Virginia-based union said Monday that Roberts' re-election was certified last week. He has served as the union's international president since 1995. Robert says...

  • Va.'s jobless rate rises to 5.4 pct in July

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate rose slightly to 5.4 percent in July. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up from 5.1 percent in June and down from 5.7 percent a year ago. Virginia's jobless rate has increased for the past...

  • Virginia Lottery earns record $538.6 million

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Lottery said Monday it earned a record $538.6 million in the most recent fiscal year on the strength of sales of instant scratch-off tickets, a new branding effort and a huge Mega Millions jackpot drawing in December. The profit for the fiscal year that ended...

  • Va. Supreme Court elects new chief justice

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Members of the Virginia Supreme Court have chosen Justice Donald W. Lemons to serve as chief justice. Lemons will succeed Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser, who will retire on Dec. 31. His four-year term will begin Jan. 1, 2015. The court announced Lemons' election on Monday in...

  • Va. corrections agency, John Deere agree on lease

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Corrections says a lease agreement with John Deere & Company will enhance its farming operations. The department announced the five-year lease on Monday in a news release. The agreement includes 14 tractors, one grain combine, one 12-row planter...

  • Big money, sharp elbows in Virginia special senate election

    The candidates in a special election that will determine which political party controls the state Senate are spending big money and throwing sharp elbows ahead of Tuesday's contest.

  • Ride marks 12th anniversary of Va. triple slaying

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — About 300 motorcyclists, drivers and others participated in a ride marking the 12th anniversary of the slayings of a Southside Virginia family. Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry told the ride's participants that the investigation into the Short family killings remains...

  • Sept. 13 cleanup to launch James River celebration

    CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A weeklong celebration of the James River will kick off next month with an annual cleanup. The 15th annual James River Regional Cleanup is set for Sept. 13. Other activities during the celebration include a guided paddle, a river cruise to search for sturgeon, a history...

  • Liberty to hold annual film festival Aug. 28-30

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University is preparing to hold its annual Cinematic Arts, Zaki Gordon Center Premiere Film Festival. This year's festival will be held Aug. 28 through Aug. 30. Films that will be screened during the festival include "Beyond the Mask," ''Brother's Keeper" and "The...



From the Weekly Standard

  • An Appalling Propaganda Ploy

    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

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  • IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

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  • Fear Itself

    Julie Gunlock is one mother who’ll welcome the return of pink slime. As the Wall Street Journal reported recently, the beef product processed from scraps left over from butchered cattle all but...

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