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  • SCHEV hits the road for annual presidents meeting

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia is taking a road trip. The council will hold its annual joint meeting with the Council of Presidents on Monday and Tuesday at James Madison University. The meeting comes at a critical time for higher education in...

  • Distracted driving conference set in Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Potential solutions for distracted driving will be discussed at a conference in Richmond. The 2014 Virginia Distracted Driving Summit will be held Monday and Tuesday at the Westin Richmond. The conference organized by the nonprofit group Drive Smart Virginia will focus on...

  • Va. gov to release details on budget cut agreement

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to release details on budget cuts for the next two years. McAuliffe and leaders of the General Assembly are scheduled to attend a news conference on the agreement Monday. McAuliffe announced the agreement Saturday after appearing at the...

  • 1 killed, 3 hurt in Norfolk shooting

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Norfolk are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and three others injured. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1tUtXCj) reports officers responded to reports of gunshots early Sunday in a residential area near a high school. Police say in a news release...

  • Secretariat's birthplace to host mustang event

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — The birthplace of Triple Crown great Secretariat will welcome a wild horse training competition next spring. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1qUQGut) reports The Meadow Event Park in Doswell will host an Extreme Mustang Makeover. It will be held in conjunction with the...

  • Va. gov: Agreement on budget cuts reached

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said an agreement has been reached on budget cuts for the next two years. McAuliffe and leaders of the General Assembly plan to release details at a news conference on Monday. McAuliffe has said officials are projecting a revenue shortfall of...

  • Lynchburg dedication to honor 2 Va. historic sites

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Two state historical markers are being christened this weekend in Lynchburg. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources markers each will be dedicated on Sunday. One will recognize a home for formerly enslaved women, while the other will recognize the site of...

  • Gardner-Webb defeats Lynchburg 34-0

    BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — Lucas Beatty threw for two touchdowns and Gardner-Webb beat Virginia Lynchburg 34-0 in a game called at the end of the third quarter because of lightning on Saturday night. Beatty was 10 of 19 for 138 yards. His touchdown passes went to J.J. Hubbard for 24 yards in...

  • U.Va. launches new efforts to combat sex assaults

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia says it's launching several new initiatives this fall to combat sexual assaults on campus. U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan and others on Friday told members of the Board of Visitors about a new reporting policy, along with public...

  • Ex-Virginia camp counselor sentenced for sex abuse

    CLINTWOOD, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy at a Christian camp in Dickenson County. Media outlets report Tarrelle Robinson recently received a 40-year sentence, with 30 years of that suspended. Robinson, who was a...

  • Va. gas station clerk uses mop to fend off gunman

    CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a gas station clerk used a mop to fend off a masked gunman who demanded money. A Chesterfield police news release says the suspect entered an Exxon station Thursday, displayed the gun and told the clerk to give him cash from the register. The...

  • Va. state revenues increase slightly in August

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia tax collections increased slightly in August. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday that general fund revenues were up 1.7 percent from August of 2013. He says that's an encouraging sign, but cautions that August is not a significant month for revenue collections. The...

  • Va. justices: Waiver of 4th Amendment unreasonable

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge went too far in requiring a sex offender to surrender his constitutional protection against unreasonable searches after leaving prison, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Friday. In a 6-1 decision, the justices found that the court-imposed lifetime suspension of...

  • Va. veterans' advocate Galanti resigning

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's veterans services commissioner is resigning. Paul Galanti's decision was announced Friday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who called him "a true American hero." Galanti is a former Navy pilot and prisoner of war. He was shot down in Vietnam and was imprisoned by the...

  • Fla. Pastor gets prison for insurance scheme

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Florida pastor has been sentenced to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty in Virginia to a life insurance scheme. The government says 46-year-old Nathaniel A. McNeil's scheme victimized more than 1,200 people. U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente (BEN'-tay) says...



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