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  • Cold Harbor Battlefield prescribed burns planned

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service is planning to conduct prescribed burns at the Cold Harbor Battlefield unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Officials say the burn will take place in late September or early October on about 20 acres at Cold Harbor in Hanover County. The...

  • Virginia teen sentenced in parents' slayings

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk teenager convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of his parents has been sentenced to 25 years and 10 months in prison. Seventeen-year-old Vincent T. Parker was sentenced Thursday in Norfolk Circuit Court. He pleaded guilty in May before he was scheduled...

  • Va. seeks volunteers for U.Va. student search

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State emergency management officials are seeking volunteers for what they call a mass search Saturday for a missing University of Virginia student. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is organizing search volunteers in hopes of finding leads in the disappearance...

  • Va. museum projects get $1 million in grants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Six museum projects in Virginia are sharing $1 million in grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The funding is intended to support learning experiences, engage the community and make collections more accessible. Another goal is to safeguard the state's...

  • 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...

  • Local Va. tourism gets $850,000 boost

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than $850,000 in matching grant money is headed to 46 local tourism initiatives to help regional tourism officials attract more visitors. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the funding as part of Virginia Tourism Corp.'s marketing leverage program. Under the program, local...

  • 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...



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