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  • USS Abraham Lincoln mast installation completed

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Shipyard workers have finished installing the mast on the USS Abraham Lincoln. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is undergoing a refueling and complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding. Once the overhaul is complete, the ship's lifespan will last another 25...

  • USS Mahan to deploy to Arabian Sea

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The USS Mahan is leaving for Virginia on a five-month deployment to the Middle East. The Norfolk-based guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to leave on Monday. The Navy says that after the ships transits through the Mediterranean Sea, it will enter the Arabian Gulf and...

  • 2 sentenced on bank fraud charges

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two men from Hampton Roads have been sentenced to prison for conspiracy to commit bank Fraud. Cameron Allen of Norfolk and Dymond Chappelle of Portsmouth were sentenced in federal court on Friday. Allen was sentenced to 46 months and Chappelle was sentenced to 20 months....

  • Democrats tap Dance in Virginia Senate primary

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrats in and around Richmond and Petersburg are nominating Del. Rosalyn Dance to replace former state Sen. Henry Marsh. Party members voted Saturday at several polling locations throughout the 16th Senate District. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports...

  • SBA disaster loans available in 3 Va. counties

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Small businesses in three Virginia counties that sustained losses because of rain and flooding in January have a month left to apply for federal disaster loans. The U.S. Small Business Administration is making economic injury disaster loans available in Grayson, Halifax and...

  • Officials work to lure more businesses to Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials say they've got their gloves off to compete with other states and countries to lure more businesses and jobs to the state. As Virginia seeks to diversify its economy to be less dependent on federal government-related jobs, officials are concentrating...

  • 5 Va. teachers in running for national award

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Five Virginia teachers have been selected as state finalists for the 2014 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. State education officials say the award recognizes teachers who develop and implement high-quality instructional programs that...

  • Herring asks for review of gay marriage ruling

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, although he supports the lower court's decision. Herring filed a petition Friday with the high court. In a written statement,...

  • Week 2 of former Va. governor trial wrapping up

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Week two of the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is wrapping up in federal court in Richmond. The McDonnells are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts, vacations, golf outings and...

  • Police seize neglected animals from Roanoke home

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police says more than a dozen neglected animals have been seized from a Roanoke home. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/1u5aI95 ) that most of the animals were basset hounds. A search warrant says investigators who answered a complaint could smell the odor of urine...

  • Charlottesville development center names director

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Central Virginia Small Business Development Center has a new leader. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/1pFRkLH ) Elizabeth Hoge has been tapped for the post. Hoge was previously an analyst at the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center in...

  • Uber begins operating in Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The ride-sharing company Uber is launching in Richmond. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1oiyXOC ) that the company began offering service in the city Thursday. The move comes after Virginia decided to allow Uber and Lyft to operate under a temporary...

  • West Nile virus found in Va. Beach mosquitoes

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach officials says mosquitoes in some parts of the city have tested positive for West Nile virus. Media outlets report the testing occurred over the past three weeks. West Nile is spread by mosquitoes and can lead to severe headaches and dizziness....

  • Va. app puts thousands of jobs at fingertips

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia job-seekers have a new tool to tap in their search for work. Called VAWorks, the new employment app puts thousands of jobs at your fingertips. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the free app's launch on Thursday. Using a mobile device, users can search for jobs by...

  • Coastal Riverine Group 2 undergoes command change

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Navy's Coastal Riverine Group Two is undergoing a change of command. Capt. Michael Sparks will assume command from Capt. Eric Diehl during a ceremony on Friday at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach. The Coastal Riverine Force...



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