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  • McAuliffe to announce health care plans Monday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to unveil his plan to increase health care coverage for the state's poor. The Democratic governor will speak publicly Monday on his plans for health care expansion. The governor unsuccessfully tried to persuade Republican lawmakers to...

  • Va. inmates sentenced for plot to abduct warden

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two inmates have been sentenced to 10 years in prison each for plotting to abduct and kill the warden of a state prison in southwest Virginia. Attorney General Mark Herring said Larry Darnell Boone and James T. Brown were sentenced earlier this week in Buchanan County...

  • VIDEO --- Weekly Examiner: Obama jets off to NATO summit

    President Obama this week is overseas for the NATO summit in Wales. He first stopped in Estonia to ease concerns over Russian forces moving in on Ukraine.

  • Christening set in Va. for sub named after Warner

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The nation's largest military shipbuilder is set to christen the Virginia-class attack submarine named after former U.S. Sen. John Warner. Huntington Ingalls Industries is hosting a ceremony Saturday in Newport News. Warner is set to attend the event. His wife, Jeanne,...

  • Virginia Aquarium to release 3 sea turtles

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team is releasing three rehabilitated sea turtles back into the ocean. The turtles will be released at the Virginia Beach oceanfront on Friday morning. One of the turtles will be wearing a satellite tag and an acoustic tag....

  • Soldiers from Va. base deploying to Middle East

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Soldiers based at Fort Lee in Petersburg are gearing up for deployment to the Middle East. Officials say the soldiers from the Army's 111th Quartermaster Company are set to deploy to Afghanistan and Kuwait for six months. Family and friends are scheduled to hold a...

  • Tickets on sale for State Fair of Virginia

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — Tickets are on sale for the 2014 State Fair of Virginia scheduled for later this month. The Virginia Farm Bureau says tickets are available for purchase online or in person for the 10-day event. The fair will take place Sept. 26 through Oct. 5 at The Meadow Event Park in...

  • Fired Va. coal miners win case against mine owner

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is siding with about 100 miners who say they were fired without first receiving a federally required 60 day warning. According to media reports, U.S. District Judge James Jones ruled Thursday and said the miners are owed damages. The workers challenged...

  • W.Va. prisoner admits cold case slaying in Va.

    WARRENTON, Va. (AP) — A West Virginia prisoner already serving a life term pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder in the decades-old slaying of a man who managed a famed estate in Virginia's horse country. Ronald Richard Cloud was sentenced to life in prison after entering his plea...

  • Lawmaker: McDonnell verdict won't stick

    Virginia state Sen. Dick Black, former chief of the Army's Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon, said he suspects the bad news won't last.

  • Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife found guilty on corruption counts

    The soap-opera-like trial of the former governor and his wife, Maureen, came to an end Thursday, with both McDonnells being found guilty of corruption charges.

  • Va. Gov: long review likely for nat gas drilling

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe is in agreement with two Cabinet secretaries who say state permitting for natural gas drilling in Virginia's coastal plain are years away. Spokesman Brian Coy said Thursday that McAuliffe is mindful of the unique nature of the Potomac Aquifer and is not...

  • Judge accepts insanity plea in Va. triple slaying

    MADISON, Va. (AP) — A Newport News man charged with killing three relatives in Madison County has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. Media outlets report that Madison County Circuit Court Daniel Bouton accepted 27-year-old Rashad Riddick's insanity plea on Thursday. The Newport News...

  • Woman sentenced for 2 Eastern Shore arsons

    ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — A woman convicted of setting two fires on the Eastern Shore will spend more than 10 years in prison. Media outlets report that 41-year-old Tonya Bundick was sentenced Thursday in Accomack County Circuit Court. Judge Glen A. Tyler sentenced Bundy to two concurrent seven-year...

  • Va. to move up hurricane evacuation timeline

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia plans to give residents up to 10 hours more notice of a mandatory hurricane evacuation, and will target the most high-risk areas for those evacuations, officials said Thursday. The changes come amid a review of the state's hurricane preparedness plan. Officials...



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