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  • Va. records 1st 2014 case of West Nile in horse

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials are reporting the state's first 2014 case of West Nile virus in a horse. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Friday that the 8-year-old paint gelding from Augusta County had not been vaccinated for the mosquito-borne disease....

  • ODU opens entrepreneurial center

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Old Dominion University has opened up an entrepreneurial center. The university dedicated the Strom Entrepreneurial Center this week. An $11-million gift from the Strome Family Foundation provided the support to create the center and its campus-wide curriculum. Mark Strome...

  • Here are the most important pre-midterm polls from this week

    As the 2014 November midterm elections loom ever closer, a new batch of polls released this week offers possible clues as to which party will control Congress next year.

  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard undergoes command change

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Naval Shipyard has a new commanding officer. Capt. Scott Brown assumed the duties of the Portsmouth-based shipyard on Friday. The shipyard is the oldest industrial facility belonging to the U.S. Navy. It specializes in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships...

  • Prescription drug collection effort set in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Another prescription drug collection effort is set for this weekend in Virginia. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies will be collecting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at designated drop-off sites. The collection will be held from 10...

  • U.S. Sen. Warner leads GOP challenger by nine points in Va. senate race

    RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A new poll shows Virginia U.S. Sen. Mark Warner leads his Republican challenger, Ed Gillespie, by a 48-39 percent margin, with six percent of likely voters favoring Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis. With Sarvis out of the race, Warner has a 50-41 percent...

  • State Fair of Virginia begins run on Friday

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — The State Fair of Virginia is opening its 10-day run with a traditional array of attractions. The gates open 10 a.m. on Friday at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell in Caroline County and runs through Oct.5. The Virginia Farm Bureau says last year's fair attracted 229,000...

  • Yellow arrows to replace green lights in SW Va

    SALEM, Va. (AP) — Highway crews are changing traffic signals on left-turn lanes at 91 intersections in southwest and southside Virginia. The Department of Transportation says the new signals will use flashing yellow arrows to advise drivers to yield to oncoming traffic before turning left. The...

  • Darius Rucker to perform at Va. military base

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Country music artist Darius Rucker will perform a free concert for military members in Hampton Roads. The Navy says Rucker will perform at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach on Oct. 10. The base is home to amphibious warships and...

  • Va. awards $6m in school security grants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — School security grants totaling $6 million have been awarded to 100 school divisions and six regional educational programs in Virginia. The grant money announced Thursday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe is intended to protect students and teachers through the purchase of video...

  • Va. man sentenced for Internet sex crimes

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A King George County man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison soliciting sexually explicit photos of minors over the Internet. Cameron Scot Bivins-Breeden was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in June to production of child pornography and enticement of a minor....

  • Va. governor putting together ethics commission

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is putting together a new ethics commission and asking it to come up with concrete proposals on how to improve Virginia's image in the wake of a former governor's corruption conviction. "Our ethics laws have no teeth," McAuliffe said Thursday...

  • Fugitive from Va. arrested in Colo.

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says it has captured a fugitive from Virginia in Colorado. The service says Terrence Lee was caught at an apartment building in Pueblo, Colorado. Lee's capture was announced on Thursday. Lee was wanted by police in Norfolk, Virginia for aggravated...

  • Virginia airport to expand disability parking

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is expanding parking outside the main terminal for people with disabilities. The airport says parking compliant with the Americans with Disabilities will be expanded within the curbside passenger loading and unloading areas. The work will...

  • Defense rocket to be launched from Va. facility

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A Department of Defense rocket is scheduled to be launched from Virginia's Eastern Shore next month. The launch of the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket is scheduled for Oct. 1 between 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility. October 12 is the...



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