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  • 2 found dead in Verona, possible murder-suicide

    VERONA, Va. (AP) — Augusta County police say investigators believe the fatal shootings of a Verona couple were a murder-suicide. Media outlets report that the bodies of a 56-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman were found in the master bedroom of a house on Thursday. Both died from gunshot...

  • NASA says rocket launch from Wallops successful

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A rocket for the Department of Defense has been launched from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility. NASA says the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was launched at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The launch had been postponed several times. NASA says in a news release that the...

  • Largest class in U.Va. history on grounds

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The largest class in University of Virginia history is on the grounds and going through orientation. About 3,690 first-year students unloaded their belongings Saturday. After two more days of orientation, they'll start classes Tuesday. The university says nearly 31...

  • Appalachian Power warns about payment scam

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Appalachian Power is warning small business customers in Virginia about a scam. The utility says some businesses have received calls from scam artists posing as Appalachian Power representatives. The callers threaten to disconnect service if payment is not received. Victims...

  • No charges against Va. deputy who shot daughter

    WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a Virginia deputy sheriff who shot his 16-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder. The Frederick County Commonwealth Attorney's office said in a statement this week that an investigation determined there was...

  • Ex-Va. sheriff indicted on felony charges

    FINCASTLE, Va. (AP) — A former sheriff in Botetourt County has been indicted on felony charges related to his operation of a private investigation firm. Media outlets reports Reed Kelly was arraigned this week on four counts of obtaining money under false pretenses. The 61-year-old Kelly is a...

  • Convicted Va. arsonist's bid for new lawyer denied

    ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — A woman accused of setting a series of fires along Virginia's Eastern Shore has been denied a request for a new court-appointed attorney. Media outlets report a judge in Accomack County denied Tonya S. Bundick's request Thursday. A jury last month convicted Bundick of...

  • Virginia man sentenced in tax fraud case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Stafford County man has been sentenced to three years and one month in prison for a $600,000 tax fraud scheme. Daniel L. Jones of Fredericksburg was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Richmond. He pleaded guilty in April to aiding in the preparation of fraudulent tax...

  • Kings Dominion to expand water park

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kings Dominion plans to expand its 20-acre water park for its 2015 season. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1trHfU9 ) the amusement park will add a water-slide complex, a splash zone for small children and expanded cabanas. The amusement park says the new...

  • Revolutionary War television series filming in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The American Heroes Channel is filming a three-part series in Virginia about the Revolutionary War. Filming for the series' biggest battle scene started on a farm outside of Richmond on Friday. The channel says the series chronicles the war that changed the course of...

  • $3 million donated to College of William and Mary

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The College of William and Mary has received a $3 million gift from the estate of one of its graduates. The college announced the gift by the estate of Margaret Baxter Vaughan on Friday. The school says $2.5 million are unrestricted funds. The other $500,000 has been...

  • Warner agrees to campaign debates, forums

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has agreed to appear in eight joint public forums with Republican rival Ed Gillespie. Of those eight appearances, two of them will be televised debates. The first debate will be sponsored by the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 7. The other debate...

  • Va. education leader embarks on listening tour

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Board of Education's leader is embarking on a listening tour to hear about important issues facing the state's public schools. Board President Christian Braunlich will travel to Bristol on Monday on the first stop of the tour. There will be eight stops...

  • Police investigate shooting near VSU campus

    ETTRICK, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting near Virginia State University. School officials say the shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. Friday. One person was shot in a leg, but school officials say the 18-year-old victim was not a student. The shooting happened off campus and the...

  • USS Cole leaves Va. on deployment

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The USS Cole has left Virginia on a six-month deployment. The guided-missile destroyer departed Naval Station Norfolk on Friday. The Navy says the ship will be operating in the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding waters. The Navy says the Cole will conduct maritime operations...



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