More Virginia Articles

  • Judge approves Culpeper police shooting settlement

    CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — A judge has approved a $300,000 settlement of a lawsuit stemming from a fatal police shooting in Culpeper. Media outlets report that the family of Patricia Ann Cook will receive about $170,000 from the settlement. Nearly $130,000 will cover attorney's fees. The...

  • Police to step up festival traffic enforcement

    WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Police are planning a one-day traffic safety enforcement blitz during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. The Virginia State Police and the Frederick County Sheriff's Office are stepping up patrols on the county's highways Monday. State police say it is part of the...

  • Fire weather watch issued for Virginia

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Forestry has issued a fire weather watch for the entire state. The advisory issued Wednesday signals an increased threat of wildfires. Forestry officials say the watch has been issued because of predictions of low humidity and high winds,...

  • Dominion touts power from waste coal at Va plant

    ST. PAUL, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power says its power plant in Wise County has used nearly 1.1 million tons of waste coal since it began operating in July 2012. The Richmond-based energy provider says Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center near St. Paul uses waste coal from old mining...

  • Bay Foundation: 2 amicus briefs back cleanup

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says more friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in support of a massive restoration of the estuary. The leading advocate for the bay's cleanup says one amicus brief has been filed by several cities, including New York, Baltimore, Los...

  • Mitt Romney gives to McDonnell defense fund

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Newly released tax records show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter of this year, a sizeable haul that's still far short of the $1 million-plus the fund's founder has said is needed. Mitt Romney, the 2012...

  • Affidavit: 2 of 4 fire victims possibly stabbed

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Court documents indicate two of the four people found dead after a Petersburg house fire may have been fatally stabbed. Media outlets report that a detective said in a search warrant affidavit that he saw wounds on two victims consistent with puncture wounds, and a...

  • Bizarre behavior fuels questions in Va. killings

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Alexandria Police have never referred to Charles Severance as a suspect as they investigate three unsolved, possibly connected slayings in the city. But Severance has caught authorities' attention, and on Wednesday a West Virginia judge will hear arguments on whether...

  • Report: Legal gay marriage could boost Va. economy

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Legalizing gay marriage in Virginia could create hundreds of jobs and generate up to $60 million in spending over three years as same-sex couples spend thousands on their nuptials and out-of-town guests come to celebrate with them, according to a study by a UCLA think tank....

  • Police: Va. boy accidentally shoots, kills brother

    WIRTZ, Va. (AP) — Franklin County authorities say a 12-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 7-year-old brother. Franklin County Sheriff's Lt. Phillip Young tells media outlets that the investigation indicates the children were playing at a neighbor's house when the older boy found a...

  • Virginia agency preserves land at 4 state prisons

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — About 3,000 acres at four state prisons in Virginia will be protected from future development. Virginia Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke says the agency is limiting industrial and commercial development on 428 acres at Greensville Correctional Center in...

  • State unclaimed property auction underway

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of the Treasury's annual auction of unclaimed property is underway. Items up for bid include musical instruments, electronics, jewelry, coins, collectibles and other items. Bids are being taken online at www.ebidlocal.com under the heading "VA...

  • Dominion to promote tree plantings at Va. schools

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The philanthropic arm of energy company Dominion is involving Virginia students in a tree-planting project leading to Arbor Day. Called "Project Plant It!", the program will be busy through Friday with Dominion and its forestry team leading tree-planting programs at...

  • High school students to tour Va. health lab

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Several Virginia high school students are getting a firsthand look at the state's public health and environmental lab in Richmond. The Department of General Services says a dozen students from Chesapeake Bay Governor's School for Marine and Environmental Science in...

  • Chancellor inauguration set at U.Va. Wise

    WISE, Va. (AP) — Donna Price Henry is being inaugurated as the eighth chancellor of the University of Virginia's College at Wise. She's been on the job for more than a year since being named to succeed David Prior, who died in 2012. Her inauguration is set for Tuesday afternoon. Henry...



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