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  • 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...

  • Va. justices refuse to revive wrongful death suit

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia has refused to reinstate a lawsuit involving the death of a Norfolk police recruit. In a unanimous ruling Friday, the court affirmed Norfolk Circuit Court Judge Mary Jane Hall's decision to toss out Patricia Kohn's lawsuit. Hall ruled that...

  • Peanut crop in Va. could produce a record yield

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It could be a record year for a signature Virginia crop: peanuts. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports the peanut yield is forecast at 4,300 pounds per acre. That's up 300 pounds from last year. If that forecast holds, it will be the highest...

  • 2 VCU researchers to share $1.6 million grant

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A $1.6 million grant has been awarded to two Virginia Commonwealth University professors to improve services to preschool children with behavior problems. The U.S. Department of Education grant is going to Bryce McLeod and Kevin Sutherland. McLeod is with VCU's psychology...

  • Eagles to be released on Va.'s Eastern Shore

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Two bald eagles rescued on Virginia's Eastern Shore are being discharged from the Wildlife Center of Virginia. The eagles will be released Friday at Kiptopeke State Park in Cape Charles. The two young birds were rescued from a Northampton County site not far from where...

  • Md. man gets prison for taking minor to Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A 36-year-old Clinton, Maryland, man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for transporting a minor to Virginia for prostitution. The government says Mustafa Muhammad was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Richmond. A jury found him guilty of the charge in...

  • Police ID pilot injured in plane crash in Va.

    FANCY GAP, Va. (AP) — Police have identified the pilot of a plane that crashed on a foggy Interstate 77 median in Southwest Virginia. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says 67-year-old Bernard F. Heimos of Laguna Niguel, California, suffered serious but non-life threatening...

  • Richmond-area car shop owner pleads guilty

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The owner of a luxury car repair shop in suburban Richmond has pleaded guilty to failing to send employees' tax payments to the government. The office of U.S. Attorney Dana Boente (BEN'-tay) says 58-year-old Richard A. Long of Midlothian entered his plea in federal court...

  • Va manufacturing research center gets new member

    PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (AP) — An advanced manufacturing research center in Prince George County is getting a new partner. Officials say additive manufacturing company EOS has joined the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing. The Michigan-based company will install a laser metal-forming...

  • Road show to feature Va. transportation projects

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Commonwealth Transportation Board is going on the road to field questions on the state's six-year-highway improvement plan. In June, the board approved a final $13.1 billion transportation blueprint for Virginia over the next half-dozen years. The board allocates...

  • A 'very good' Va. apple crop hitting peak season

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has pronounced the state's 2014 apple crop "very good." The department says growers have been harvesting their fruits since August, when the earliest varieties started ripening. But prime apple season typically...

  • McAuliffe: No fracking in GW National Forest

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Citing assurances from federal officials, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday fracking for natural gas will not be allowed in the George Washington National Forest. "I won't allow it as long as I'm governor," McAuliffe told the inaugural meeting of a climate change panel he...



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