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  • Va. House GOP seeks 2 new veteran nursing homes

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans want to prioritize funding for two new nursing homes for veterans with money originally meant to renovate the state Capitol complex. House Majority Leader Kirk Cox introduced legislation Monday to spend $57 million originally earmarked for a...

  • Va. Tech institute receives 2 federal contracts

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The federal government has awarded two contracts potentially worth $55 million to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Virginia Tech said Monday that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration awarded a contract to further study commercial truck driver...

  • James River body found near where man disappeared

    JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a body found in the James River near the area where a boater disappeared over the weekend. Laurie Naismith with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission tells media outlets that a jet skier found the body Sunday evening near the...

  • Man's body found in New River in Radford

    RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Radford police are investigating the death of a Pulaski man whose body was found in the New River. Police identified the victim as 41-year-old Kelly Floyd Marshall. Police tell media outlets that Marshall's body was found Sunday evening west of a train trestle that...

  • Va. Beach provides online video of bridge project

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach residents and commuters can watch the progress of a bridge replacement project online. The city has installed a time-lapse camera that shows construction of the new $78 million Lesner Bridge over the Lynnhaven Inlet. Media outlets report that the...

  • Frigate Elrod returns to Va. homeport

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The USS Elrod has returned to Norfolk Naval Station following the frigate's completion of its final scheduled deployment. The Navy says the Elrod returned Saturday after her deployment to the 6th Fleet area, with port visits to Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. Cmdr. Brad...

  • Volunteers help maintain Va. parkway cemeteries

    BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY, NEAR MILE MARKER 142, Va. (AP) — The epitaph on Mellawalka Wilson's tombstone got the story half right. "Gone But Not Forgotten." Judging by the tangle of weeds and rotten chestnut fence rails in this small graveyard, she has most certainly been forgotten. Mellawalka...

  • White House party crasher fails to make ballot

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One-time White House party crasher and former reality television figure Tareq Salahi has failed to submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot Independent Green Party candidate for outgoing U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's seat in Congress. The...

  • Virginia jobless rate inches up to 5.3 percent

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's unemployment rate inched up in June to 5.3 percent, the second consecutive monthly increase. The Virginia Employment Commission reported Friday that the state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased by less than a full percentage point last month....

  • NC, Va. groups to monitor coal ash in Dan River

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two water protection groups are teaming up to continue monitoring the Dan River for large deposits of coal ash from a massive spill in North Carolina that flowed into Virginia. The planned long-term monitoring comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded...

  • Southwest Va. clinic tends to region's needy

    WISE, Va. (AP) — Thousands are expected to seek free medical care at clinic setting up shop in southwest Virginia. Among the scheduled visitors to the Wise clinic on Friday will be Gov. Terry McAuliffe, his health and human services secretary, Bill Hazel, and Attorney General Mark Herring....

  • Va. storm-surge wall studied along Chesapeake Bay

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Scientists are studying what would happen if a series of floodgates are built across the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1st5EKV ) reports a team led by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are trying to find out the consequences of a...

  • 2 arrested in deaths of Henry County siblings

    AXTON, Va. (AP) — Police have arrested two men in the shooting deaths of two Henry County brothers. Media outlets report 24-year-old Jonathan Rivera-Olvera of Fieldale and 33-year-old James Travis Moore of Ridgeway were arrested this week. The Henry County Sheriff's Office says Rivera-Olvera...

  • Airbus joins Virginia applied research center

    DISPUTANTA, Va. (AP) — Airbus is joining the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Virginia. The applied research center says Airbus will become an organizing industry member. Airbus, the center and Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the company's membership on Wednesday at the...

  • Va. fair rolls out 'Ginny' the bus

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — The organizers of the State Fair of Virginia are taking to the road to promote the exposition. They've launched "Ginny," a bus traveling in the Richmond and Fredericksburg areas this summer and fall. State Fair Facebook fans came up with the name, short for Virginia. The...



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