More Virginia Articles

  • Judge refuses to toss sentence for ID theft

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to throw out a Richmond woman's 14-year prison sentence for helping illegal aliens obtain driver's licenses and other identification. In a four-paragraph opinion Thursday, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson rejected Cynthia Salamanca's claim that...

  • U.Va. visitors to weigh tuition increases

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia Board of Visitors meets next week to set tuition rates for the next academic year. The U.Va. administration is proposing a 4.5 percent increase in tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduates. For out-of-state students, a 6 percent...

  • Coast Guard cutter heading home to Va. waters

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Coast Guard cutter is heading back to Virginia waters after intercepting more than $100 million in cocaine in the Caribbean. The Legare is scheduled to return to its Portsmouth homeport on Saturday after a 49-day patrol. The Caribbean patrol included two high seas...

  • McAuliffe, Warner donate funds tied to straw donor

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Sen Mark Warner are donating to charity funds tied to a wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. Sant Singh Chatwal pleaded guilty Thursday in New York to using straw donors to...

  • Va. base to be home for embassy training center

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Members of Virginia's congressional delegation say Fort Pickett will be the home of a training center for U.S. diplomatic personnel assigned to high-threat areas around the globe. The announcement was made Thursday by the Obama administration. The Fort Pickett facility...

  • Students object to Confederate flags on Va. campus

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of law students at Washington and Lee University is demanding the school banish the Confederate flag from its Lexington campus and repudiate one of its namesakes, Gen. Robert E. Lee. The students also want the private liberal arts college to end the practice of...

  • Va. justices: Academic emails can be withheld

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative group's attempt to obtain a University of Virginia climate researcher's emails. The justices said retired Arlington Circuit Judge Paul Sheridan was right when he ruled that Michael Mann's emails are...

  • McAuliffe shakes up Va. Port Authority board

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe is shaking up the Virginia Port Authority, which oversees the third-busiest seaport on the East Coast. McAuliffe announced Thursday at a news conference in Norfolk that he's replacing five members of the authority's board of commissioners in attempt...

  • 2 killed, 7 injured in Virginia Beach wreck

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach police are investigating a traffic accident that killed two juveniles and injured seven other people. Police spokesman James Cason says a northbound car ran off the road and the driver overcorrected, causing the vehicle to cross the road. The car hit...

  • Va. man pleads guilty to bilking investors

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A Harrisonburg man has pleaded guilty to charges of bilking more than $1 million from investors. Paul Souder pleaded guilty on Wednesday to mail fraud and wire fraud in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg. U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy said Thursday in a news...

  • Tobacco supplier Universal to enter food business

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The world's leading supplier and processor of leaf tobacco is venturing beyond the cash crop into the food business. Richmond, Va.-based Universal Corp. is opening a new juice and dehydration facility in North Carolina that will initially focus on sweet potatoes. The new...

  • At Virginia Shad Planking, Senate candidates face political and culinary challenges

    WAKEFIELD, Va. -- When Democratic Sen. Mark Warner ventured onstage Wednesday at a festive fish-smoke in the Virginia woods, he was well aware he was in the minority. The annual Shad Planking, a culinarily perplexing but well-loved Virginia political tradition, has welcomed lawmakers and...

  • Body found on island ID'd as missing Va. fisherman

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Northampton County authorities have identified a body found on a barrier island as that of a fisherman who'd been missing since last December. The Northampton County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that the body of 54-year-old Gary Edward Webb of Williamsburg was...

  • Va. transportation plan begins road show

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — State transportation officials are taking their six-year, $13.1 billion draft transportation plan on the road. Their first stop Thursday is Chesapeake, followed by eight other stops across the state through May. The final plan will be adopted on June 18. The plan made...

  • Bobby Jindal to deliver commencement at Liberty

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Another early Republican presidential prospect is heading to Liberty University. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver the keynote commencement address May 10 at the Virginia university founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The Lynchburg school announced his...



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