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  • Man cited for bringing gun to Virginia airport

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A man faces a weapons charge after a loaded gun was found in his carry-on bag at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration says a TSA officer detected the semi-automatic .38-caliber handgun with an X-ray machine as the...

  • Va. zoo euthanizes 1 of its new cheetah cubs

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A cheetah cub born at the Metro Richmond Zoo has been euthanized. Media outlets report that the female cub was placed in an incubator after a veterinarian discovered that it was dehydrated and lethargic on Monday. Zoo owner Jim Andelin euthanized the cub on Tuesday after...

  • Historic marker honors military hero, War of 1812

    DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — One of the nation's earliest military heroes is being honored in Virginia's Dinwiddie County. A state historical marker is set to be dedicated Wednesday in memory of native son Winfield Scott. He was twice wounded and promoted to brigadier general during the War of 1812....

  • Virginia schools receive college prep grant

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A $22 million federal grant will help nearly 6,000 Virginia seventh-graders prepare for college. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia will administer the federal "GEAR UP" grant for 16 school districts. GEAR UP is an acronym for...

  • Prosecutor: Convicted developer hoarded cash

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former developer was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for fraudulently obtaining tax credits and then plotting to flee the country while he was supposed to be liquidating assets to raise money to repay his victims. Billy Gene Jefferson was awaiting sentencing for...

  • Chesapeake Bay states getting US funding for bay

    ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials announced nearly $10 million in grants Tuesday to help the Chesapeake Bay states keep pollution from flowing into the battered estuary. The money, through the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, is targeted at 45 projects and will leverage more than $19.6...

  • VIDEO: Sen. Tim Kaine pushes stronger congressional authorization for airstrikes

    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said Tuesday Congress needs to take its responsibility to authorize military action more seriously and if it doesn't, it'll set a precedent for future White House administrations to attempt to bypass congressional authorization.

  • Webb 'seriously looking' at 2016 bid

    During his speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, the former secretary of the Navy said he is "seriously looking at the possibility of running for president."

  • Ex-Danville guard pleads to stealing inmates' mail

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former correctional officer faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing inmates' mail. U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy's office says 33-year-old Ezra Lamont Price of Danville pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft of mail. Price formerly was a...

  • Gillespie remains bullish about Virginia

    Few people give Ed Gillespie much of a chance in Virginia's Senate race -- except Gillespie himself.

  • Norfolk International Airport traffic declines

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk International Airport is reporting a decrease in passenger activity for August. The airport says it experienced a nearly 8 percent drop in the number of passengers who used the airport in August compared with the same month the previous year. Overall, nearly 275,000...

  • Probation officer gets 18 months on sex charges

    STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia probation officer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for having sex with probationers. The state attorney general's office says Meaghan Marie Fields of Buena Vista was sentenced Monday in Staunton Circuit Court. Fields had entered an Alford plea in...

  • Chesapeake Bay states to get US funding for bay

    ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials are heading to Ashland to announce nearly $9 million in grants from the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund. The funding being announced Tuesday for Virginia, West Virginia and other states within the bay's estuary are intended to reduce polluted nutrient and...

  • Norfolk chief orders body cameras for officers

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police officers in Norfolk could soon be outfitted with body cameras. Police chief Mike Goldsmith has ordered 300 cameras for the department's officers. Media outlets report that Goldsmith announced the purchase Monday night at the City Council's annual retreat and at an Old...

  • Proposed 460 toll route unlikely, official says

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne says the state likely won't get a permit to build a new toll road next to U.S Route 460. The Virginia Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft...



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