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  • Southwest Va. rail line reopens after derailment

    WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — A rail line through southwest Virginia is back in business after a Norfolk Southern derailment left 14 cars off the track. Norfolk Southern spokesman Robin Chapman said Wednesday the line re-opened shortly before midnight Tuesday. The derailment late Monday in...

  • Portion of Va. Tech student slaying suit dismissed

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a portion of a lawsuit filed by the mother of a slain Virginia Tech student against a security company. The portion thrown out by Charlottesville Circuit Court Jay Swett had accused Regional Marketing Concepts Inc. of breaching its contract by...

  • Police ID suspect shot at Va. retirement community

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Roanoke County police have identified a suspect shot by an officer at a retirement community. Police say in a news release that 59-year-old Dennis Michael Wright of Roanoke is charged with attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer, attempted malicious wounding...

  • Warner outraises Gillespie in 2nd quarter

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says he raised $2.7 million during the second quarter while his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie said he raise $1.9 million. Both candidates announced their fundraising totals Tuesday. The Warner campaign said it's raised $14 million so far for...

  • Kitten found in car engine in Virginia

    DISPUTANTA, Va. (AP) — A 5-week-old kitten that curled up inside the car engine of a family on vacation in North Carolina and traveled more than 200 miles will be put up for adoption in Virginia. The Prince George County animal shelter says in a release that a couple from Walton, New York,...

  • Physician indicted in Virginia jogger's death

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Mechanicsville physician has been indicted in the January death of a jogger. Media outlets report a Hanover County grand jury indicted Dr. Michael Carlson on Tuesday on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Meg Menzies. Court records show the 34-year-old...

  • Brat campaign says it raised $400,000

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican congressional candidate Dave Brat's campaign says it raised $400,000 between May 22 and June 30 with the majority coming from small dollar donors. The campaign announced its fundraising totals Tuesday, the deadline for filing reports with the Federal Elections...

  • Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell defense fund raises $93K

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The legal defense fund for former Gov. Bob McDonnell reported raising $93,000 during the second quarter of this year, bringing its total haul to more than $250,000. The fund's quarterly report to the IRS was made public Tuesday, as McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were in...

  • Vanguard Furniture to open plant in Carroll County

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Upholstery maker Vanguard Furniture plans to open a manufacturing operation in Carroll County that will create more than 200 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that the facility will be North Carolina-based Vanguard's first production operation in Virginia....

  • Dogs from Va. puppy mill being sent to facilities

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dozens of puppies and dogs seized from a puppy mill in Page County are being transferred to other facilities. The nonprofit Animal Rescue Corps says the animals are being placed in shelters and foster-based rescue facilities in Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee and Canada....

  • Va. Sports Hall of Fame gets Parker's jacket

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The gold sports jacket worn by Clarence "Ace" Parker during his induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame has been donated to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in Portsmouth. The jacket is part of the "Grid Iron Greats" display that showcases football...

  • National lifeguard contest in Va. Beach next month

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — More than 1,200 lifeguards will head to Virginia Beach next month for a national competition. The National Lifeguard Championships will crown individual and team champions at the event being held Aug. 6-9. Professional lifeguards ranging in age from 17 to 75 and...

  • Ex-U.Va. associate dean sentenced for child porn

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former associate dean at the University of Virginia has been sentenced to eight years and 10 months in federal prison on child pornography charges. Fifty-year-old Michael G. Morris of Crozet was sentenced Monday in federal court in Charlottesville. He pleaded...

  • USAF: 3,459 positions to be cut; 742 in Virginia

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Air Force said Monday it will eliminate nearly 3,500 positions over the next five years, with Virginia being harder hit than any other state. The military branch released its plans to save $1.6 billion under a Defense Department directive to slash its costs and staff...

  • Groups spend heavily lobbying on Medicaid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The trade group representing Virginia hospitals and the conservative advocacy group, Americans for Prosperity, spent heavily on lobbying during their fight over whether to expand Medicaid eligibility, newly filed reports show. The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare...



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